i thought I’d resurrect some highly subjective music talk, and will throw out some pieces of singing that really moved me over the years. I’m looking forward to hearing the favorites of others - I love many of the music-related threads.

Bruce Dickinson/Iron Maiden - Hallowed Be Thy Name

Rob Halford/Judas Priest - Victim of Changes

Robert Plant/Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love

Chris Cornell/Soundgarden - Slaves & Bulldozers

Chris Cornell/Temple of the Dog - Say Hello to Heaven

Chris Cornell/Audioslave - Show Me How to Live

James Hetfield/Metallica - Bleeding Me

I’m sure I’ll think of more to add. 

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Bruce Dickinson/Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast

Rob Halford/Judas Priest - Painkiller

Axl Rose/Guns N’ Roses - Welcome to the Jungle

Freddy Mercury/Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody 

Geoff Tate/Queensryche - Eyes of a Stranger

Mark Slaughter/Slaughter - Fly to the Angels

Ozzy Osborne/Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath 

Serj Tankian/System of a Down - Chop Suey

First thoughts

Sam Cooke - Cupid- great singer

Marvin Gaye - What’s going on  - one of many

Burton Cummings - American Woman- attitude , favorite RnR singer

Jeff Buckley-Hallelujah -pure

Dion DiMucci- The Wanderer—swagger

Van Morrison- Listen to the Lion  -  amazing

Joe Cocker - With a Little Help From My Friends (Woodstock version)

Thom Yorke (Radiohead) - Fake Plastic Trees

Roger Daltrey (The Who) - Love Reign O'er Me

Aretha Franklin - Natural Woman

Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah

Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones) - Wild Horses

Jay Farrar (Son Volt) - Windfall

Emmylou Harris - Pancho and Lefty

Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights

Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) - God Only Knows

Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane) - White Rabbit

Bono (U2) - Bad

I'm sure there are some others I can't think of right now.

 

steve8 posted:

Joe Cocker - With a Little Help From My Friends (Woodstock version)

Thom Yorke (Radiohead) - Fake Plastic Trees

Roger Daltrey (The Who) - Love Reign O'er Me

Aretha Franklin - Natural Woman

Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah

Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones) - Wild Horses

Jay Farrar (Son Volt) - Windfall

Emmylou Harris - Pancho and Lefty

Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights

Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) - God Only Knows

Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane) - White Rabbit

Bono (U2) - Bad

I'm sure there are some others I can't think of right now.

 

Awesome list steve!

gigabit posted:
steve8 posted:

 

 

Bono (U2) - Bad

 

The greatest song they wrote, from their greatest album.  

It is an incredible live song (watch their performance from Live Aid; it was a seminal moment for the band).

I listened to the Wide Awake in America version of this so many times I wore the cassette out entirely

A few others I thought of

The Staple Singers - I'll Take You There

Screamin Jay Hawkins - I Put a Spell On You

David Byrne (Talking Heads) - Once in a Lifetime

Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders) - Brass in Pocket

Neither of those last two are my favourites from those artists but imo both are made great by strong vocal performances. I had a hard time deciding between Brass and Stop Your Sobbing. I've always liked her singing.

steve8's lists are pretty damned good. I'll add these:

Lowell George - Rock n Roll Doctor (Little Feat) 
Lowell George - Long Distance Love (Little Feat) 
Paul McCartney - Oh Darling (Beatles)
Merry Clayton - Gimme Shelter (Rolling Stones)
Robert Plant - Since I've Been Loving You (Led Zep)
Neil Young - The Needle & The Damage Done
Janis Joplin - Summertime

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