Songs With the Most Beautiful Lead Vocals

The fourth installment in my "Songs With the Most Beautiful..." series.

The Top Ten

1 Nella Fantasia - Jackie Evancho

There is no one who comes close to this young lady. No one.

A voice so pure, beautiful and uplifting that many people of all ages shed tears on listening to her.

Watch her sing this for Sharon Osbourne on "The Talk" and you can't help feeling uplifted.

I have seen "live" in concert Art Garfunkel, Brian Wilson, and Jackie Evancho within the past 12 months. Jackie wins.

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2 Bridge Over Troubled Water - Jackie Evancho

Sung at a charity event by Jackie Evancho. The most beautiful rendition of this song ever done.

Absolutely fantastic version by Jackie. She's the best. Thanks to Paul for writing this song for Jackie!

Sung at Cirque du Soleil's "One Night for ONE DROP" charity gala. Look for the YouTube video.

No, no, no, no, you cannot rank any crappy cover above the timelessness of the original. You make me ashamed. - naFrovivuS

3 God Only Knows - The Beach Boys

Carl Wilson didn't even crack Rolling Stone's Top 100 Vocalists list. Bloody shame. Even Paul McCartney (see below) has to strain a bit when he sings God Only Knows. Carl doesn't even sound like he's trying. - PetSounds

Paul Mccartney's favorite Song! - Beatlesboy9

Loved the movie "Love and Mercy", what a great story.

I like this song.

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4 Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel

Someone tell me why is some random cover above this classic? - naFrovivuS

This is an incredibly moving song. One of the best songs ever, yeah!

Best Vocal Performance Ever

5 Here, There and Everywhere - The Beatles

The lead vocal, and indeed the whole song, was inspired by God Only Knows (see above). Paul rarely uses falsetto, but he does it masterfully. - PetSounds

6 White Christmas - Bing Crosby
7 Hey Jude - The Beatles
8 Walk Away - Matt Monro

My heart misses a beat when I first hear Matt's warm voice on this song and leaves me quite breathless and in tears... It's just... Beautiful. - Britgirl

9 The Show Must Go On - Queen

Freddie always put so much into his songs, there will never be anyone like him, freddie was the best singer to ever live

10 Whispering Wind - Moby

I listened to this song for the first time today. The lead vocal is unlike anything I've ever heard. Thank-you, PositronWildhawk. - PetSounds

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The Contenders

11 Poor Man's Moody Blues - Barclay James Harvest V 1 Comment
12 Life is Beautiful - Luminous
13 Rainbow Eyes - Rainbow

Ronnie James Dio, aka Mr. Golden Voice for a reason.
Very powerful yet velvety voice. Great vocal technique.
Dio's voice and the song in general sound like a music message from the center of the Universe. - Metal_Treasure

14 Hey You - Pink Floyd
15 If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot
16 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen V 1 Comment
17 Path of Glory - Demons & Wizards

A definition of beautiful modern vocals, especially the beginning of the song. - Metal_Treasure

18 I Want to Know What Love Is - Foreigner
19 The Winner Takes It All - Abba

Amazing! Agnetha's voice cries through this song with pain! Just remarkable how she can sing such a devasting song with emotion! - ivylee

20 In My Time of Need - Opeth

Very beautiful voice and melody. - Metal_Treasure

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