Top Ten Songs With the Most Impressive Vocals

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21 Child In Time - Deep Purple

This is a legendary vocal performance, including the screams - Ian Gillan screams for about 2 minutes towards the end. - Metal_Treasure

22 Emperor's New Clothes - Panic! at the Disco
23 I Had This Thing - Röyksopp
24 My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
25 A Touch of Evil - Judas Priest

While Halford probably did a better job vocally with "Painkiller," this is his second best song, in my opinion. At first, he sounds nervous and paranoid, but then, during the chorus, he sounds hopeful and happy, which really makes this song great. - Alpha101

26 Waiting - Dash Berlin
27 Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
28 Heart of the Sunrise - Yes

Especially the ending vocals - PinkFloyd99

29 Retrograde - James Blake
30 How the Gods Kill - Danzig

A very dark and doomy song giving chills. Glenn Danzig has a very impressive and rare type of voice - baritenor (baritone voice, tenor range). He sounds like a darker and heavier version of Jim Morrison. - Metal_Treasure

31 Respect - Aretha Franklin

It is sad that today's music fans actually think Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Christina Aguilera, and all the rest of the pop princesses can actually sing. Aretha Franklin is the Queen of Soul.

32 I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye

Marvin is spinning in his grave every time somebody says they like Kanye West.

33 My Girl - David Ruffin

Is there anybody anywhere who does not love this song? Written by Smokey Robinson, who was smart enough to know he had pure gold, he gave it to the Temptations for the TLC they, and especially lead singer Ruffin could give it. No yelling, no histrionics, no melismatic over-singing, just the most mellifluous sound imaginable.

34 Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley
35 The End - The Doors
36 A Day In the Life - John Lennon

What is this sample?
Its is some guy covering Lennon, not Lennon himself.

37 Baby I Need Your Loving - The Four Tops

The immortal Levi Stubbs is the only other person on this list who could stand on the same stage with Luciano Pavarotti and Elvis Presley. As much as I love Jim Morrison and John Lennon, their skills were even more so in the writing than in the singing. Even such phenomenal voices as Gaye, Ruffin, and Garfunkel were of a more gentle and mellifluous nature.

38 Oh! Darling - The Beatles
39 Turn! Turn! Turn! - The Byrds
40 Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
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