Top 10 Songs Not Sung by Lead Singers

These are some songs where the lead singers didn't do lead vocals. However they may have done backing vocals or few vocal parts. But the majority of the song was sung by other member.

The Top Ten

(Don't Fear) the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult (Don't Fear) the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult Cover Art
Long Away - Queen Long Away - Queen Cover Art

Sung by Brian May. Don't know if he ever took vocal lessons. But he does great in this song.

Outlaw - Whitesnake Outlaw - Whitesnake Cover Art

A very pleasant song of 1979 sung by their guitarist Bernie Marsden - pretty good vocals. I mean, better than some lead singers for other rock bands...

Hijack My Heart - Queen Hijack My Heart - Queen Cover Art

A great song of Queen sung by Roger Taylor.

Can't You See - The Marshall Tucker Band Can't You See - The Marshall Tucker Band Cover Art

Doug Gray is a very good singer. But unfortunately/fortunately their biggest hit was sung by their lead guitarist Toy Caldwell.

The beginning of this song is second to none.

King of the Kill - Annihilator King of the Kill - Annihilator Cover Art

Written and entirely sung by guitarist Jeff Waters. One of their most liked songs of the 90s.

No You Don't - The Sweet No You Don't - The Sweet Cover Art

Lead vocals by the bassist Steve Priest. One of my favorite songs by this band.
Steve Priest really can sing if you ask me. He sang on many songs and he sounds great even on the live videos I watched.

Beth - Kiss Beth - Kiss Cover Art

For me the singing wasn't very good. But it became famous.

Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll - Queen Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll - Queen Cover Art

A song written and sung by drummer Roger Taylor in 1973.
He sings it very good - he's even better than some lead singers for other bands in that era. It's a very obscure Queen song on their debut album - a short but very fast song. And with pretty heavy sections in the context of the early 70s.

Remember a Day - Pink Floyd Remember a Day - Pink Floyd Cover Art

Sung by Richard Wright. Roger, David and Barrett were their regular singer. But here Richard sings.

The Contenders

Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles Cover Art

Sung by George Harrison.

A year and 205 days after this list was created, a song by The Beatles is added.

Death of a Clown - The Kinks Death of a Clown - The Kinks Cover Art
Happy - The Rolling Stones Happy - The Rolling Stones Cover Art
21 - Annihilator 21 - Annihilator Cover Art

It was written and entirely sung by guitarist Jeff Waters.

While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles Cover Art
Something - The Beatles Something - The Beatles Cover Art
Drive - By the Cars Drive - By the Cars Cover Art

Best Cars song ever!

Free Flight - Whitesnake Free Flight - Whitesnake Cover Art

A 1978 song sung by their guitarist Bernie Marsden. Play the sample and be convinced.

Before They Make Me Run - The Rolling Stones Before They Make Me Run - The Rolling Stones Cover Art

Not on top. Cause even though Keith Richard's not a regular vocalist of the band. But he did lead vocals on some songs.

Lady Starlight - The Sweet Lady Starlight - The Sweet Cover Art

Lead vocals - Andy Scott ( guitarist).
In this band all members provided lead vocals and there are more songs.

Holy Man - Deep Purple Holy Man - Deep Purple Cover Art

Sung by bassist Glenn Hughes.

Yes, Glenn Hughes can sing

Astronomy Domine - Pink Floyd Astronomy Domine - Pink Floyd Cover Art

This is sung by Wright too. He has a nice voice

Black Diamond - Kiss Black Diamond - Kiss Cover Art
Liquid State - Muse Liquid State - Muse Cover Art
14 Years - Guns N Roses 14 Years - Guns N Roses Cover Art

Sung by Izzy Stradlin. Axl Rose has some singing parts. That's why its not on top.

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