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
He's the best singer in my opinion - SoldierOfFortuneV 5 Comments
4 octaves, 6-1/2 notes (almost 5 octaves, from G#2 to G7). - Metal_Treasure
Her live range is F2 to Bb7
4 octaves, 2 notes (from A1 to C6). - Metal_Treasure
NOBODY can hit the notes that Kim Bendix Petersen can!
His voice is easy to listen to. His range was a very pleasant surprise and he has great control.
Sweet ass guy
Awesome dudeV 3 Comments
She's got 4 octaves, 1/2 note. - Metal_Treasure
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
4 octaves, 5 notes (A1 to F6). - Metal_Treasure
Simply the best
A singer with 4 octaves, 2-1/2 notes (E2 to G#6) - Metal_Treasure
4 octaves, 4 notes (E2 to B6) - Metal_Treasure
6 octaves G#7 to G1 only in one song
Out of all octaves...
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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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