Top 10 Singers with a Vocal Range Between 4 and 5 OctavesMetal_Treasure This includes vocal ranges within the interval from 4 octaves, 1/2 note to 4 octaves, 7-1/2 notes.
This list was inspired by the TopTens user zxm and his lists "Best Singers with a 4 Octave Vocal Range" and "Best Singers with a Five Octave Vocal Range".
This list covers singers with vocal ranges that are between 4 and 5 octaves - more than 4 octaves but less than 5. I needed to make this list because many great singers fall into this category.
Even though range isn't everything, a wide range is always welcome, especially when the singer also has some great vocal skills.
The Top Ten
GEOFF TATE NOT being on this list renders it useless, he is #'1, yup number 1!
Great voice but why isn't Geoff Tate in here? range F1- easily G#5?
@zxm - the only singer with proven and recorded 6 octave range is Mike Patton (he actually has 6+). The guys with 5 and 5+ octaves I am sure about are: Axl Rose, Corey Taylor, David Lee Roth and Ville Valo. Maybe there are more but I haven't heard of them.
And yes, I understand you - high pitched singers and tenors usually make an impression of a bigger range because they hit higher notes. If you ask people who has a wider range, Rob Halford or Axl Rose, most of the people would answer Rob Halford. But the range of Axl Rose is wider. People just don't pay attention to the lowest notes a singer can hit. Range is something you can measure and is objective. - Metal_Treasure
Best ever!V 10 Comments
NO DOUBT THE GREATEST!
Best voice of all times. Voice of Angel Mariah is the best
I like her song :O come all Ye FaithfulV 2 Comments
The King...do I need to say anything else?
No need to say anything... just listen
His voice had meaning. He didn't just sing, he told a story.
He is the only singer who could sing other peoples songs better than the originals
He has 4 octaves, 1 note (G1 to A5). - Metal_Treasure
One of the greatest d'ingresso of all time
I put the King right behind Halford for metal singers
No one can ever beats King’s vocal range
4 octaves, 2 notes (from A1 to C6). - Metal_TreasureV 1 Comment
UNIQUE VOICE QUALITY and the best SOUND.
She's got 4 octaves, 1/2 note. - Metal_Treasure
Brendon Urie has a vocal range of 4 octaves and 7 notes as of 2016. He's obviously grown since then. He has a higher vocal range than both Cristina Aguilera and Elvis Presley. He is one of most underrated singers of all time. Not only does he have an amazing voice but he also is self-taught and knows how to control his voice. He has been in a band since 2005, straight out of high school, originally as the guitarist. Brendon has natural talent and doesn't need some mouth deformation to have a wider range.
Brendon Urie is probably the best vocalist of our time. I've seen him live in concert many times and have kept up with the band for years. He is in my opinion also one of the most underrated artist in the United States. I hope people will soon see the true talent he is.
Such an amazing and powerful voice
He is amazing!V 23 Comments
This guy is a true legend man
I have never heard a singer with more power and emotion as Freddie Mercury.
The best singer forever. Thank you Freddie
This isn't even a contest! It ABSOLUTELY IS Freddie Mercury!V 24 Comments
He is GOAT!
One of the best
4 octaves, 5 notes (A1 to F6). - Metal_Treasure
Phil is the man but Mike Patton had the best range of all time.
In his own he created a style of vocals that opened up a generation of metal singers that have taken his style for their own Phil Anselmo should go down as one of the best.
4 octaves, 1/2 note (A1 to Bb5). I would recommend to give a listen to a less known song by Pantera and hear his Halford-esque high notes (Burnnn! ). You won't be sorry. - Metal_TreasureV 1 Comment
That vocal range and so well managed...
Simply the best
The bestV 2 Comments
Best technique and innovation. A Uber talented genius.
Hey could also scream like no one else!
The best, no comparison, the only artist on the list who could sing Soul/Jazz/Funk/Rock & everything in between, the modern day Mozart
Mozart of the modern timesV 2 Comments
David has incredibly powerful vocals and is, in my opinion, one of the best metal singers of all time. His voice grants anyone who is listening a feeling of being indestructible. Additionally, his vocal cover of The Sound of Silence is undeniably one of his most moving performances.
Mos underrated singer in music today.
Hauntingly Incredible is the best way to describe his voice
Just listen to the Sound of SilenceV 10 Comments
This guy can sing higher and more versatile than either freddie or brendon in his real voice, without falsetto
His vocal delivery, bluesy voice and stage presence are one of a kind...one of the few singers of classic rock whose vocal cords have held up through the years...pulling off otherwordly falsettos and hitting both high and low notes that most singers could only dream of...he's definitely in the top 5 of the greatest voices in Rock Music...Right there with plant, mercury, dickinson and haltford - Aerozeppelin1011
His vocal delivery and stage presence are one of a kind one of the few hard rock singers whose vocal cords have held up through the years...pulling off incredible falsettos that most singers could only dream of..he's definitely in the top 5 of the greatest voices in Rock Right there with plant, mercury, dickinson and haltford
Out of all octaves...V 1 Comment
Myles is only here because he isn't so famous like the others. He can even sing to the 6 octaves! He is an absolute god! Unfortunately only underestimated...
Absolutely love him!
No wonder he's on this list but he should in Top 5. I mean, his vocal range is impressive!
Myles is the man!V 4 Comments
Does inhale-pterodactyl-screaming count as vocal range?
Great voice, love him!
One of the most distinctive voices in rock.
Roger Waters: Remarkable 4 octaves, 6-1/2 notes (almost 5 octaves, from B1 to Bb6). - Metal_TreasureV 1 Comment
Why is he not at the top, he has the widest range
This list isn't about the widest range. In fact, he doesn't even belong in this list because his range is over 5 octaves. - Metal_Treasure
He’s a musical genius much like Prince was.
He has the largest measured vocal range among any human
Not he is so nasal and whineyV 2 Comments
Resonant and powerful low notes, his whole vocal range has big projection.
If you're one of those who only know Plant, Tyler, Bon Jovi, Waters, and the other popular singers on this list, you owe it to yourself to not miss out in Peter Steele's amazing vocal range. I'd suggest taking in Type O Negative albums in this order: October Rust, World Coming Down, Bloody Kisses. If you only have time for one song, check out either the cover of the song "Cinnamon Girl".
He was the primary songwriter in the group, and it's obvious from the sound and structure that he was highly influenced by the Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Black Sabbath. My assumption is that he has the deepest voice on this list.
4 octaves, 2 notes (Eb1 to F#5) - Metal_Treasure
Best singer on this whole list, followed closely by Mike Patton
Just listen to his voice. It speaks for itself as the best male vocalist of all time.
His range is 3 octaves, 4 notes. He was a great singer (R.I.P.) but he doesn't belong in this list. - Metal_Treasure
Top 3 greatest! Nobody have gone beyond "classical style" singing like Moreno.
Yes, 4 octaves, 2-1/2 notes - Metal_Treasure
His range is smooth and melodic all the way into terrifying screams and a deep roar. Honestly one of the best if our time!
He has amazing range. Beautifully smooth melodic to perfectly in range controlled death scream. Amazing!
Should be # 1
Look, he does't even have 4 octaves and shouldn't be on this list. - Metal_TreasureV 1 Comment
Actually, Michael was more than 4 octave, which is very impressive and RARE for a male singer.
Should be at number 1
NO, his vocal range is under 4 octaves and shouldn't be on this list. - Metal_Treasure
Top ten singed of all timeV 2 Comments
4 octaves, 1/2 note - Metal_Treasure
His range is higher than 3 octaves and he should be number 1 on the list his voice is clean and beautiful!
By far the best on this list. Should easily be #1
The best voice BY FAR..cleaner than Fredy Mercury.Never heard a higher,cleaner and clearer voice at those octaves!
The best voice aliveV 5 Comments
4 octaves, 1/2 note. One of the prog rock pioneers / Genesis. - Metal_Treasure
Temor is amazing
He's got a really impressive range of 4 octaves, 5-1/2 notes (F#1 to E6) - Metal_Treasure
Very pleasant voice
4 octaves, 1 note
The vocal range of Serj Tankian is D2-E6
4.2 ocatves comparing with freddie mercury and steven tyler
and a great vocalist/song writer
I could let him sit on my face, and I'm a lesbian.
Listen the It's All Tears and Sleepwalking Past Hope, amazing vokals. The hard passings to up and downs. Also very good job on Wicked Game.
There is no one like him!
Haha "i love HIM" because him of he and HIM of the band name heheheV 3 Comments
4 octaves, 1/2 note - Metal_Treasure
Just best ever
Technically, he has 4 octaves and he is on another list (Best Singers with a 4 Octave Vocal Range). This list starts from 4 octaves, 1/2 note. - Metal_Treasure
Mike Patton should be higher on the list, along with Chris Cornell.
Has a verified 6+ octave range
Correct. But this list is about ranges from 4 to 5 and he doesn't belong. - Metal_Treasure
She is so good
Such an underrated vocalist
Really? - Userguy44
4 octaves, 1/2 note - Metal_Treasure
Sorry but his range is less than 4 octaves. I love him, he's amazing but his range isn't over 4 (I didn't add him to this list). - Metal_Treasure
Damn this list should be 4 or more, because over 5 is impressive! - danimey
His vocal range is over 5 octaves and he doesn't belong in this list. - Metal_Treasure
One of my favourite singers
Listen to her song "Naturträne" (with the Nina Hagen Band) for more information. - Martin_Canine
Very underrated singer. Her lows go down to a D2 live, and she can belt up to a G#5 in mixed voice. Her highest falsetto E6, and whist is F7 live.
Angelic voice! Actually the best voice ever!
She has the voice of an angel.
When her voice opens us the gates 9f heaven open up
Power Metal vocalist Michael Kiske (Helloween, Unisonic, Avantasia, many more) has 4 octaves and a range of C#2-A5 and knows damn well how to use it. Very talented! - Haaaa
Nope. His vocal range is 3 octaves. - Metal_Treasure
It does not get better than this. not enough people know about Mike Matijevic and Steelheart,oh,how much they miss...He is incredible...please come to the UK
@visitor - I know who Miljenko Matijević is. He's very good but his range is 3 octaves, 4-1/2 notes, and he shouldn't be on this list. This list starts from 4 octaves, 1/2 note. - Metal_Treasure
If you have ever been to any of his live shows or listened to his live albums you know he has an underrated vocal range.. I am not sure his actual range but it seems he has hit some high notes, especially in the song "Stay" live.
He doesn't have 4+ but his range is wider than most people think - 3 octaves, 3 notes. For comparison, Bruce Dickinson has 3 octaves, 4 notes (only one note more). - Metal_Treasure
I don't think he has 4+ octaves - zxm
He has less than 3! - SoldierOfFortune
Attila Csihar is the vocalist for the Black Metal band Mayhem. His vocal range is G1-D6. Pretty close to 5 octaves.
Not really - 3 octaves, 4 notes (C#2 to G#5).
Don't vote for singers that don't belong in this list. - Metal_Treasure
Easily over 4 octaves, don't know why he isn't higher on this list
You don't know why he isn't higher on this list because you don't know his range: 3 octaves, 4 notes. - Metal_Treasure
Well over four - and extra 2 notes I think.
Definitely more than 4 octaves!
Amazing vocal power and emotion, I’d love to come back as Bruce and do the Long Beach live concertV 5 Comments
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