Maureen Holloway –
The debate over who has the greatest voice in pop music has raged on for years, but now we can definitively say who has the greatest range, and it may surprise you. Concert Hotels has put together an interactive chart of the world’s most popular singers, plotting the octaves successfully captured in the studio, from the lowest to the highest notes:
At the top of the chart: Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose, closely followed by Mariah Carey, Prince, Steven Tyler and James Brown. At the very bottom: country singer Luke Bryan, who is just topped by Taylor Swift, Karen Carpenter, Sam Cooke and Justin Bieber.
This does not define Axl Rose as the greatest singer of all time. Vocal range is a great indicator of a vocalist’s talent, but there is much more that goes into it: It helps if you have tone, dynamic range, a catchy tune, and in Axl’s case, are as crazy as a Junebug.
Your daily dose of Mo with the Last Word – 05/21/14