Songs With the Most Beautiful Lead VocalsThe fourth installment in my "Songs With the Most Beautiful..." series.
The Top Ten
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.
This child has ruined every other singer, male or female, for me. Ever. She is a little goddess.
I really like this song a lot every single time I hear it on the radio.
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.
Someone tell me why is some random cover above this classic?
This is an incredibly moving song. One of the best songs ever, yeah!
Best Vocal Performance Ever
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.
Paul Simon did NOT write this song for Jackie - that's ridiculous! He wrote the song with Art Garfunkel for EVERYONE to enjoy. She sings this song as a cover, NOT an original song for her. Furthermore, there are better versions of this song than Jackie's.
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
Gives me shivers - TheCuteBeatle
Freddie always put so much into his songs, there will never be anyone like him, freddie was the best singer to ever live
Hey Jude ahead of The show must go on? Are you kidding?
9th? ! The best singer sang this song and he was amazing in it!
Hey Jude is definitely better.
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
This should be first.
I listened to this song for the first time today. The lead vocal is unlike anything I've ever heard. Thank-you, PositronWildhawk. - PetSounds
Any time, pal. I must agree. It's wonderous work. - PositronWildhawk
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
... But they're not!
A definition of beautiful modern vocals, especially the beginning of the song. - Metal_Treasure
Amazing! Agnetha's voice cries through this song with pain! Just remarkable how she can sing such a devasting song with emotion! - ivylee
Very beautiful voice and melody. - Metal_Treasure
I'm not thinking so much of the Beach Boys' version as Brian Wilson's piano demo for a T.V. program. - PetSounds
Beautiful, emotive and expressive modern vocals. Vocal perfection leaves me in awe.
A hauntingly beautiful and sad song with relevant vocals. - Metal_Treasure