Top 10 Singers with a Vocal Range Between 4 and 5 Octaves

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

1 Rob Halford Rob Halford Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford is an English singer and songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest and famed for his powerful wide ranging operatic voice.

@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

He's the best singer in my opinion - SoldierOfFortune

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2 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1969, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry, with 18 number 1 records to her name. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and music videos, and is "well known" for her over-the-top sexy more.

4 octaves, 6-1/2 notes (almost 5 octaves, from G#2 to G7). - Metal_Treasure

Her live range is F2 to Bb7

3 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. more. V 1 Comment
4 King Diamond King Diamond Kim Bendix Petersen, better known by his stage name King Diamond, is a Danish heavy metal musician. He is known for his extensive vocal range, usually sung in falsetto. King Diamond was originally known as the vocalist for Mercyful Fate, but has become notorious for his horror themed Concept albums more.

4 octaves, 2 notes (from A1 to C6). - Metal_Treasure

NOBODY can hit the notes that Kim Bendix Petersen can!

5 David Draiman David Draiman David Michael Draiman is an American songwriter and the vocalist for the band Disturbed as well as for the band Device.

His voice is easy to listen to. His range was a very pleasant surprise and he has great control.

Sweet ass guy

Phenomenal range

Awesome dude

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6 Christina Aguilera Christina Aguilera Christina MarĂ­a Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known for songs such as "Beautiful", "Genie In A Bottle", "Fighter", "Hurt", "Dirrty", "Your Body", "Lady Marmalade", "Reflection", "I Turn To You", "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" "What A Girl Wants" and more.

She's got 4 octaves, 1/2 note. - Metal_Treasure

7 Phil Anselmo Phil Anselmo Philip Hansen "Phil" Anselmo is an American musician who is best known as the former lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Pantera. He currently is the vocalist of heavy metal bands Down and Superjoint Ritual.

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_Treasure

8 Paul McCartney Paul McCartney Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer . With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music .

4 octaves, 5 notes (A1 to F6). - Metal_Treasure

THE best!

9 Jon Bon Jovi Jon Bon Jovi John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., known as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of rock band Bon Jovi, which was formed in 1983.

Simply the best

The best


A singer with 4 octaves, 2-1/2 notes (E2 to G#6) - Metal_Treasure

10 Prince Prince Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 - April 21st, 2016) was an American musician, best known for being one of the most popular and influential artists from the 80s, with songs such as "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "1999", and "When Doves Cry" .

4 octaves, 4 notes (E2 to B6) - Metal_Treasure

6 octaves G#7 to G1 only in one song

The Contenders

11 Steven Tyler Steven Tyler Steven Tyler is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and former television music competition judge, best known as the lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion.

Out of all octaves...

He's got 4 octaves, 1 note (D2 to E6) - Metal_Treasure

12 Roger Waters Roger Waters George Roger Waters, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He was mostly known for the secondary lead vocals and bassist of Pink Floyd .

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

13 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Tanzanian-born British singer, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Before he became a singer more.

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!

I didn't know vocal range mattered in rock music. However I vote for the one and only Freddie Mercury. The most creative song writer and absolutely unparrelled showman to ever exist.

Now you know it does. Especially in this list. Freddie is my favorite rock singer but he doesn't belong in this list. - Metal_Treasure

Well octave range is not nearly 4 octave range ( 3.7 - 3.8 ) but was a great range for a untrained-baritone who sang most songs professionally and in a great "tenor" voice.
P.S; his vocal range : F2 - F6 - InZamous

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14 Peter Steele Peter Steele Petrus Thomas Ratajczyk, better known by his stage name Peter Steele, was the lead singer, bassist and composer for the gothic metal band Type O Negative.

4 octaves, 2 notes (Eb1 to F#5) - Metal_Treasure

15 Chino Moreno Chino Moreno Chino Moreno is an American musician. He is best known as the lead vocalist and contributing guitarist of Deftones.

Top 3 greatest! Nobody have gone beyond "classical style" singing like Moreno.

Yes, 4 octaves, 2-1/2 notes - Metal_Treasure

16 Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, and is regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time . V 1 Comment
17 Axl Rose Axl Rose William Bruce Rose Jr., better known as 'Axl Rose', is an American singer born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.

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...

He has the largest measured vocal range among any human

@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

18 Myles Kennedy Myles Kennedy Myles Richard Kennedy is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Alter Bridge, and as the lead vocalist in Slash's current band: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators.

By Far the best singer ever!

Yes, he's got over 4 octaves - Metal_Treasure

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.

19 Ivan Moody Ivan Moody Ivan L. Moody, known by the pseudonym Ghost during his time with Motograter, is the lead vocalist for American heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch from Las Vegas, Nevada.

Look, he does't even have 4 octaves and shouldn't be on this list. - Metal_Treasure

Should be # 1

Incredible voice. from smooth melodic to extreme scream. he has it all. should be #1

20 Brendon Urie Brendon Urie Brendon Boyd Urie, more commonly known as Brendon Urie, was born April 12, 1987, in St. George, Utah. He is an American singer, songwriter, musician and multi-instrumentalist. He is best own as the lead singer of the American pop-rock band Panic! At The Disco. He is the only original remaining member. more.

I didn't add him and he shouldn't be on this list because in my book he's got only 4 octaves and not over 4. - Metal_Treasure

He may not have the widest vocal range in the world but he has an incredibly unique voice.

He has one of the best if not the best voices iv'e ever heard. He is so technically amazing and lyrically outstanding. He is a music god.

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