Singers With the Best Vocal Range

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I know Most of you wont agree but these are my opinion completely.

The Top Ten

1 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts .

"Think of Me" at both age 9 and 14 show the tremendous and powerful range that Jackie has in her voice.

Her new album "Awakening" will remove any question about her tremendous vocal range. - Trancas

Not just the range but her consistent quality of tone from one end to the other. - BobG

It is what Jackie does with her vocal range that brings people to her concerts from all around the world.

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2 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 ...read more.

The Greatest Vocalist Of All Time - FettiMC

Highly over-rated, Rolling Stone magazine had him ranked the #18 rock vocalist, which is about right. He is barely qualified to carry Elvis Presley's luggage.

4 Octave Vocal Range - BeatlesFan1964

Freddie Mercury has a known vocal range of four complete octaves (F2-F6).

For instance, Zayn Malik's highest note is a Bb5 (almost C6) and he notably hits C#5 in iT's YoU.

To include perspective, here are some singers with the same or lower, "highest known notes hit compared to Freddie Mercury's F6. (Vocal range is measured as C-D-E-F-G-A-B. Example: a C6 is one note higher than a B5 and a C4 is the "middle C'" on piano.)

HIGHEST KNOWN NOTES
Adele (E6) one note lower than Freddie Mercury
Miley Cyrus (E6)
Demi Lovato (E6)
Steven Tyler (E6)
Ellie Goulding (E6)
Michael Jackson (Eb6)
Amy Winehouse (Eb6)
Harry Styles (D6)
Whitney Houston (C#6)
Robert Plant (C#6)
Justin Timberlake (C6)
Bruce Dickinson (C6)
Steve Perry (C6)
Lady Gaga (B5)
Zayn Malik (Bb5)
Ed Sheeran (A5)
James Blunt (G#5)
Liam Payne (G5)
Chris Martin (G5)
Sam Smith (G5)
Tove Lo (G5)
Justin Bieber (F5) one octave lower

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3 Chester Bennington Chester Bennington Chester Charles Bennington (March 20th, 1976 - July 20th, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. He also has a few side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 due to depression.

Really a mix devil-angel voice

His voice was/is incredible. My biggest regret is not making time to see him perform live. I had planned to see him on this next tour. I have every cd.

4 Mike Patton Mike Patton Michael Allan "Mike" Patton is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, film composer, producer, and actor, best known as the lead singer of the alternative metal band Faith No More.

This list is singers with the highest vocal range... Mike Patton has the highest vocal range but is 56th... Is this some kind of cruel joke played by complete idiots?

This guy has a range of 6 octaves. 6! Why is he not high on the list

Would be number 2 at least, up there with Freddy Mercury for sure

Just listen to Faith No More's song "Epic" to know this guys full vocal range - christangrant

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5 John Denver John Denver Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer-songwriter, actor, activist and humanitarian, whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer, starting in the 1970s.

Always has and always will be, my favorite musician of all time. - Beatlesboy9

Too beautiful for words!

Love his songs

6 Corey Taylor Corey Taylor Corey Todd Taylor was born in December 8, 1973. He is an American musician, author, and actor best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the Nu-metal band Slipknot and hard rock/alternative metal band Stone Sour.

Corey currently has the second highest vocal range out of any modern vocalists, at a whopping 5 1/2 octaves, and he's at 73rd? And as a fan, he is an amazing vocalist. He can sing, growl, scream and even rap and most of the time, it comes out great. He definitely deserves to be in the top 10. - CrimsonShark

5 octaves, 5-1/2 notes! - Metal_Treasure

7 Bono Bono Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. His original nickname was Bono Vox which means "big voice".

Bono has so much passion in his voice. Better than everyone else on this list

8 Whitney Houston Whitney Houston Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 ...read more.

She is a great singer but her range isn't big - only 2 octaves, 4 notes. For comparison, Ian Gillan of Deep Purple has 4 octaves. - Metal_Treasure

She can reach any note so sad that she died - Colegtheman

9 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 .

WHAT IS THIS? Paul should definitely be number 1! how is Jackie Evancho top? Roy Orbison and Elton John should also be much higher up on the list.

Paul is a better WRITER than anybody!

10 Amy Lee Amy Lee Amy Lynn Hartzler, known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter, classically trained pianist and composer. She is also the lead singer to the Arkansas band Evanescence.

I love her - KianaLexi

The Contenders

11 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.

I am in SUPER RAGE MODE right now! Are you guys serious? Axl Rose? He can hit some of the lowest notes ever and the highest notes for a guy. As much as I love Queen and Freddie Mercury, he had a voice that was always the same. For the people who voted for Paul McCartney, I don't know what to say but this is not the right list for you.

Fun fact: Axl Rose has a higher vocal range than Freddie Mercury

Axl Rose has 5 octaves, 2-1/2 notes! - Metal_Treasure

I don't understand this madness?
Like? Axl Rose can sing in 5 octaves, 2-1/2 notes (F1 to Bb6) which is more than Mariah Carey- 4 octaves, 6-1/2 notes (G#2 to G7)? Like are ya'll ok?

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12 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. ...read more.

Elvis is no one in my book almost operatic voice in most songs like its now or never and surrender a better range than Robbie Williams how can they compare the two. Elvis is better by far.

13 Billie Joe Armstrong Billie Joe Armstrong Billie Joe Armstrong is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor who is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Green Day, which he co-founded with Mike Dirnt.

Nope, his range is pretty limited - 2 octaves, 6-1/2 notes. Even Chad Kroeger's range is better - 3 octaves, 2-1/2 notes. - Metal_Treasure

Just listen to Brutal Love of Tre�' (preferably the Live Version)

14 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 ...read more.

Her high notes sound like bird calls. INCREDIBLE.

15 Robbie Williams Robbie Williams

He's a tenor and he has a good vocal range

He can do literally everything!

He sings unbelievably high notes (amazingly) in I Will Talk and Hollywood Will Listen, Tripping or Love Calling Earth as well as those low ones in My Way or Sin Sin Sin.

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16 David Lee Roth David Lee Roth David Lee Roth is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality.

DLR Isn't quite as good as Freddie Mercury, but he DEFINITELY deserves a place here. - DovahQueen

17 Roy Orbison Roy Orbison Roy Kelton Orbison, professionally known as Roy Orbison, nicknamed Big O, was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and musician, mostly known for his complex voice and for hits such as, "Oh, Pretty Woman".

Orbison was truly great, but nobody could sing 8 octaves.

18 Ville Valo Ville Valo

Oh, yes - 5 octaves, 1/2 notes! - Metal_Treasure

19 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian pop singer . Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning ...read more.

Amazing vocal range! Her high notes are amzing! Almost as her low ones.

20 Luciano Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce was an Italian operatic tenor who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time.

He's got unmatched power and perfect technique but in fact, his range isn't big - only 2 octaves, 2-1/2 notes. Freddie has 4 octaves. - Metal_Treasure

Very good vocal range, control and technique

Way, way better than Freddie Mercury!

"Very Good"? Very funny!
The best of all time, by a mile- whoever place Billy Joe Armstrong and Bono above Pavarotti should be banned from TTT.

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1. Amy Lee
2. Whitney Houston
3. Freddie Mercury
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1. Sarah Brightman
2. Whitney Houston
3. Luciano Pavarotti
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1. Mike Patton
2. Corey Taylor
3. David Lee Roth
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