Who would finish first on your personal list of the all-time greatest vocalist? Elvis Presley? Whitney Houston? Mick Jagger?
How about Axl Rose?
To the surprise of a great many people, the Guns N’ Roses frontman tops a new list of pop-music singers ranked in accordance to their vocal-range potential.
According to the chart compiled by the travel website Concert Hotels, Rose’s unique vocal talent has the ability to soar higher than such notable divas as Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera and reach lower than the rumbling bass stylings of late soul singer Barry White.
How high and low can Rose reach? The list’s interactive chart shows the singer hitting a ear-rattling F1 note in the song There Was a Time from their 2008 album Chinese Democracy, and dipping all the way down to a B-flat 6 in the song Ain’t It Fun from their 1993 album The Spaghetti Incident?
And according to the chart, that’s the widest range of all the singers featured on the list.
Finishing second on the Concert Hotels list was Carey, who holds the distinction of hitting the extremely high G7 note in several songs, including Emotion.
Coming in third was Prince, followed by Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, James Brown, Marvin Gaye and Aguilera.
And finishing in 75th place: country singer Luke Bryan.
Of course, it’s worth mentioning that when the revered music magazine Rolling Stone compiled its own list of the greatest singers of all time a few years ago, the number-one position went to Aretha Franklin.
And Axl Rose finished 64th overall.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly
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Source: New York Daily News