Top 10 Songs with Best Backing Vocals

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Top 10 songs with best backing vocals. I made this list according to my taste. Please add what you think is best.

The Top Ten

1 We Will Rock You - Queen

Couldn't leave Queen. Probably the band with best backing vocals. - zxm

I think, that "Somebody to love" is better in backing vocals, but didn't find in the list.

Do backing vocals provided by the lead singer count? - Metal_Treasure

2 Ghost Love Score - Nightwish

Its actually choir. But whatever It could be also considered as backing vocals. - zxm

3 Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
4 Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
5 Let It Be - The Beatles
6 Land of the Free - Gamma Ray
7 Hammer to Fall - Queen

The backing vocals or the co-lead vocals is mainly provided by Roger Taylor. It's a very good match with Freddie Mercury's Lead vocals.

"(You don't waste no time at all)
Don't hear the bell but you answer the call
(It comes to you as to us all)
We are just waiting
For the hammer to fall" - zxm

8 Tears of a Mandrake - Edguy
9 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Because the author of this list said he accepts backing vocals provided by the lead singer - this is a song with multi-layered (aka multi-tracking, overdubbed) vocals of the lead singer - Metal_Treasure

I would add it anyway. But I already added two songs of Queen initially. But yes, this song has very good backing vocals. - zxm

Nice to see 3 Queen songs in the top ten.

10 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - The Band

The Newcomers

? Venice Queen - Red Hot Chili Peppers
? Love is the Hero - Billy Squier

No-one can beat Freddie Mercury - HQVL

The Contenders

11 Money for Nothing - Dire Straits

By Sting - Userguy44

12 Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones
13 Turn! Turn! Turn! - The Byrds

Four singers capable of taking the lead. David Crosby virtually invented the technique of "High Harmony" backup singing.

14 The Throne - Blind Guardian

Many Blind Guardian songs are with backing vocals by Hansi K├╝rsch - currently he's the most prominent user of the vocal technique used by Freddie in Bohemian Rhapsody.
In this song Hansi created a huge choir effect by recording many overlapping vocal harmonies as backing vocals. Yes guys, he's the only singer in this song but you hear a choir. Brilliant. - Metal_Treasure

15 Love the One You're With - Stephen Stills
16 God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
17 In the Still of the Night - The Five Satins
18 Runaround Sue - Dion
19 Evil Woman - Electric Light Orchestra
20 Higher Love - Steve Winwood
21 The Real End - Rickie Lee Jones
22 Chance - Savatage
23 Harvest of Sorrow - Blind Guardian
24 Damien - Iced Earth
25 Night Moves - Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
26 California Dreamin' - The Mamas & the Papas
27 Finish What Ya Started - Van Halen
28 Woodstock - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
29 On the Way Home - Buffalo Springfield
30 Otherside - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Very nice backing vocals - Userguy44

31 Somebody to Love - Queen
32 A Little Piece of Heaven - Avenged Sevenfold
33 Snow (Hey Oh) - Red Hot Chili Peppers
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