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
1 (Don't Fear) the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult (Don't Fear) the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult Cover Art
2 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.

3 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...

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

A great song of Queen sung by Roger Taylor.

5 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.

6 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.

7 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.

8 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.

9 Beth - Kiss Beth - Kiss Cover Art

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

10 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
11 Happy - The Rolling Stones Happy - The Rolling Stones Cover Art
12 21 - Annihilator 21 - Annihilator Cover Art

It was written and entirely sung by guitarist Jeff Waters.

13 Death of a Clown - The Kinks Death of a Clown - The Kinks Cover Art
14 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.

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

Best Cars song ever!

17 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.

18 Free Flight - Whitesnake Free Flight - Whitesnake Cover Art

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

19 Something - The Beatles Something - The Beatles Cover Art
20 Have a Cigar - Pink Floyd Have a Cigar - Pink Floyd Cover Art
21 The Loser in the End - Queen The Loser in the End - Queen Cover Art
22 Take It to the Limit - Eagles Take It to the Limit - Eagles Cover Art
23 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.

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

Sung by bassist Glenn Hughes.

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

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

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