Top 10 Songs with the Best Lead Vocals by Backing Singers

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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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