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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Vocal Range of the World's Greatest Singers

Concerthotels.com developed this great chart on the vocal ranges of some of the world's most well-known vocalists. It's an interactive chart, so when you hover over a singer, it will tell you the highest and lowest note and attribute it to a song. You can also find who has the highest and lowest range as well by selecting the sort button at the top.

I think it's interesting that Axel Rose holds the record (according to the chart, anyway) for both the highest and lowest note for males, while less surprisingly, Mariah Carey holds it for females.


The Vocal Ranges of the Greatest Singers. From Mariah Carey's ear-piercing whistle to Barry White's deep bassy growl, compare the vocal ranges of today's top artists with the greatest of all time. (via ConcertHotels.com).
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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you google Nina Hagen's vocal range you will see she and not Axel has the widest dodumented vocal range in the world.

Reiner said...

I think Prince has the highest note according to the chart (B6). :)

Anonymous said...

Damn! How come they missed Chris Cornell !!

Tooms Live said...

No Mike Patton??

rubbish list.

Billy Barule said...

Mike Patton is the actual top, via Spin and VVN Music:
http://www.spin.com/articles/mike-patton-biggest-vocal-range-octaves-chart-music/

Also, it's worth noting that these lists deal with notable and professionally recorded singers. There are people with much wider vocal ranges. Guinness says the largest vocal range is held by Tim Storms, whose range spans a full ten octaves.

Anonymous said...

Whare the hell is Minnie Ripperton? ;)

Rand said...

Interesting but I don't believe the research was as thorough and accurate as it could've and should've been.

Just two example; listen to Freddie's falsetto and echoed 'Ooh' vamp at the end of 'Somebody To Love'. He's in Mariah Carey territory on that song alone, or in 'The Night Comes Down' from Queen's first record.

And there's plenty more examples in Queen's first three records (apart from the varispeed tricks on Queen II). Again speaking of Queen, Roger Taylor's unearthly high screams on 'In The Lap of the Gods' from Sheer Heart Attack, etc. Anyway, you get my point...

Anonymous said...

No Linda Ronstadt?! Are they insane?

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