Although naming one's favorite singer of all time is a highly subjective matter, an interesting chart has recently surfaced, ranking vocalists from all genres based on their vocal range alone.
And according to Concert Hotels, Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose is the greatest of the great, with an impressive range going from F1 to Bb6.
Rose is followed by Mariah Carey, Prince and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. Other notable vocalists in the upper part of the list whose presence might surprise you include Paul McCartney and Thom Yorke of Radiohead.
Actually, the list features quite a few interesting tidbits and is well-worth checking out. Here's what Consequence of Sound singled out as some of the more interesting parts.
– Although he sounds like "gargling gravel every morning," Tom Waits has a wider vocal range than Taylor Swift, Stevie Nicks and Bjork.
– Eminem and Lou Reed have the same exact vocal range, D2-F5.
- Thom Yorke is ranked in the Top 10, having a four-octave vocal range.
– Despite her "vocal powerhouse" status, Aretha Franklin only ranks at No. 37. She's even beaten by the likes of Kurt Cobain, Miley Cyrus, Bono, Bruce Springsteen and Thom Yorke.– Some of the artists whose vocal range might surprise you include Johnny Cash, Neil Young, John Fogerty and more.– Lorde's G#2-G#5 range beats out the likes of Whitney Houston, Adele, Alicia Keys and Katy Perry.
Check out the list below for more details.