Top 10 Songs with Best Backing Vocals

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 We Will Rock You - Queen

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

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

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

2 Ghost Love Score - Nightwish Ghost Love Score - Nightwish

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

3 Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley 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 Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones
10 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

Nice to see 3 Queen songs in the top ten.

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

The Contenders

11 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - The Band
12 Money for Nothing - Dire Straits

By Sting - Userguy44

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

Very nice backing vocals - Userguy44

32 Somebody to Love - Queen
33 A Little Piece of Heaven - Avenged Sevenfold
34 Love is the Hero - Billy Squier

No-one can beat Freddie Mercury - HQVL

35 Venice Queen - Red Hot Chili Peppers
36 The March of the Black Queen - Queen
37 Livin' On a Prayer - Bon Jovi
38 Master of Puppets - Metallica
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Top Remixes

1. We Will Rock You - Queen
2. Ghost Love Score - Nightwish
3. Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley


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