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
@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
Rob Halford does not apply for this list, his vocal range exceeds 5 octaves and runs into 6 and even higher, although he is still an amazing singer, one of the best there is
The way he sings I though he had 6 octaves or at least 5.but couldn't find his real octave range until now - zxm
Best ever!V 8 Comments
Best voice of all times. Voice of Angel Mariah is the best
I like her song :O come all Ye Faithful
4 octaves, 6-1/2 notes (almost 5 octaves, from G#2 to G7). - Metal_Treasure
Her live range is F2 to Bb7
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
4 octaves, 2 notes (from A1 to C6). - Metal_Treasure
NOBODY can hit the notes that Kim Bendix Petersen can!
No one can ever beats King’s vocal range
She's got 4 octaves, 1/2 note. - Metal_Treasure
UNIQUE VOICE QUALITY and the best SOUND.
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.
Phil is the man but Mike Patton had the best range of all time.
Kick mariah carey ofc this list she is an embarrassment. She can't even sing her own song on new years eve. Lip snycin phony.
Chris Cornell doesn't have 4 octaves and shouldn't be on this list - Metal_TreasureV 1 Comment
Okay but Brendon actually does have a pretty large range, even if he does use a 'fake voice' as he himself puts it. He's an incredible vocalist and deserves more recognition for it
I didn't add him and he shouldn't be on this list because he's got only 4 octaves and not over 4.
He's been SPAM VOTED. - Metal_Treasure
Brendon is one of the most underrated singers of this century. He has an AMAZING voice and I love his music
BESTV 9 Comments
One of the best
4 octaves, 5 notes (A1 to F6). - Metal_Treasure
He is GOAT!
Simply the best
BestV 1 Comment
Better than any other singer. Absolutely the most talented! His almost 5 octave voice sounds like an angel and he's hot as hell!
4 Octave awesome voice should be in the top 10 easy!
Freddie had a little bit more than 4 octave, so he belongs in this list.
Hands down the best male rock vocalist ever!V 11 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.
His voice is easy to listen to. His range was a very pleasant surprise and he has great control.
Sweet ass guy
Hauntingly Incredible is the best way to describe his voiceV 7 Comments
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 times
6 octaves G#7 to G1 only in one song
4 octaves, 4 notes (E2 to B6) - Metal_Treasure
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
Out of all octaves...
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
He's got 4 octaves, 1 note (D2 to E6) - Metal_Treasure
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_Treasure
@Powerfultekin - Eddie Vedder: 3 octaves, 4-1/2 notes (C2 to G#5). - Metal_Treasure
Yes, he's got over 4 octaves - Metal_Treasure
By Far the best singer ever!
Go listen to summer girl, words darker than their wings and watch mudbone live for the high notes (and 20+ seconds of holding a note in summer girl) and show me a sign for the low note, great vocalist, and if slash has had him sing as front man for two albums, sing on another album and is in production of another album with him...says slot.
He has the largest measured vocal range among any human
Honestly, hands down one of if not the greatest singer/song writers to ever live. He can be an ass I know and I think that obviously hurts him in the realm of public opinion, but.. The dude can flat out flippin sing... Top 5 easily, vastly underrated in this public opinion poll...
Not he is so nasal and whiney
@visitor RE "He has the largest measured vocal range among any human".
The largest measured vocal range belongs to Mike Patton (6+ octaves) but Axl range is incredibly wide, too (5+ octaves).
5+ octaves is really rare and impressive but Axl doesn't belong in this list which is about singers with 4 to 5 octaves. - Metal_Treasure
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
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
Incredible voice. from smooth melodic to extreme scream. he has it all. should be #1V 1 Comment
4 octaves, 1/2 note - Metal_Treasure
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
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
His low notes blows me away every time, he is also amazing songwriter. I love HIM.
In my book, he's got 5 octaves, 1/2 notes.
This is truly amazing but technically he exceeds the upper limit of this list. But I think we can keep him on this list, too. - Metal_Treasure
Ville Hermanni Valo mostly known as the frontman of the Finnish metal band 'HIM'. Ville is a natural baritone but can also sing in bass and tenor. His range is 5 octaves (D1-C6).
His range is 3 octaves, 4-1/2 notes but this list starts from 4 octaves, 1/2 note. He is very good but doesn't belong in this list. - Metal_Treasure
The best voice alive
By far the best on this list. Should easily be #1
No way he's only 3 octaves! Have you heard him sing?
Yes, I heard him sing. He's great. But I also counted the notes/octaves he can hit and he's got less than 4. - Metal_TreasureV 3 Comments
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
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
Top ten singed of all time
NO, his vocal range is under 4 octaves and s/b on this list. - Metal_Treasure
4 octaves, 1/2 note - Metal_Treasure
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
Has a verified 6+ octave range
Correct. But this list is about ranges from 4 to 5 and he doesn't belong. - Metal_Treasure
Listen to her song "Naturträne" (with the Nina Hagen Band) for more information. - Martin_Canine
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
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
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
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.
His vocal range is over 5 octaves and he doesn't belong in this list. - Metal_Treasure
Damn this list should be 4 or more, because over 5 is impressive! - danimey
One of my favourite singers
Nope. His vocal range is 3 octaves. - Metal_Treasure
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
No, he doesn't have 4+ and doesn't belong in this list. But he is still an incredible singer and one of my all time favorites. - Metal_Treasure
Best front man and a greater than life character. A true fighter!
Definitely more than 4 octaves!
Well over four - and extra 2 notes I think.V 3 Comments
No, her range is 2 octaves, 4 notes (C#3 to G#5). - Metal_Treasure
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