Top 10 Songs with the Best Lead Vocals by Backing Singers

Some backing vocalists can sing quite good and were let to provide lead vocals. Who's got the best singing voice with the best singing skills?

The Top Ten

1 Drive - The Cars

By Benjamin Orr (bassist) - Metal_Treasure

2 (Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult

Written and sung by lead guitarist Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser - Metal_Treasure

3 Outlaw - Whitesnake

Lead vox by guitarist Bernie Marsden. This guy is so good, he could have been a lead singer. His voice doesn't sound untrained at all. And it's pretty powerful as well. - Metal_Treasure

4 More of that Jazz - Queen

By drummer Roger Taylor. I absolutely love his vox on this one. - Metal_Treasure

5 Holy Man - Deep Purple

By bassist Glenn Hughes. Now, he's very good and later he provided lead vox for several albums, including a Black Sabbath album, as well as solo albums. If I correctly remember, in his prime his range was 4 octaves. That's a lot. - Metal_Treasure

6 Free Flight - Whitesnake

Another song by their guitarist Bernie Marsden. He is really very good. - Metal_Treasure

7 In Between - Linkin Park

By Mike Shinoda - Metal_Treasure

8 No You Don't - The Sweet

Vox by bassist Steve Priest. One of my fave songs by this band. - Metal_Treasure

9 Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis
10 Long Away - Queen

Sung by guitarist Brian May - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Salvation - Skillet

By drummer Jen Ledger - Metal_Treasure

12 I'm in Love with My Car - Queen
13 '39 - Queen

By guitarist Brian May - Metal_Treasure

14 Hijack My Heart - Queen

By drummer Roger Taylor - Metal_Treasure

15 Let's Go - The Cars

Again, bassist Benjamin Orr - Metal_Treasure

16 Waters Rising - Alter Bridge

By lead guitarist Mark Tremonti. - SuperSonic17

17 Take It to the Limit - Eagles
18 Save Me - Muse

By bassist Chris Wolstenholme. - SuperSonic17

19 Yellow Submarine - The Beatles
20 Funny How Love Is - Queen

Mercury sang lead on that one

By drummer Roger Taylor - Metal_Treasure

21 Just What I Needed - The Cars

By bassist Benjamin Orr - Metal_Treasure

22 Hello Again - The Cars
23 Killer Queen - Queen
24 These Dreams - Heart
25 Second Chance - 38 Special
26 Beth - Kiss
27 Sister Christian - Night Ranger
28 Dominated Love Slave - Green Day
29 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
30 All Dead All Dead - Brian May
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