Are you a good singer? How good are you? If you don’t know, maybe you can use one of these songs to test your level, which, still, we do not recommend that you do. Even if you are an expert singer, you may find these songs a little bit choking and out of breath to perform. These are the top 10 most difficult songs to sing according to WatchMojo.
Compiling a list of the most difficult songs to perform is no easy task. There have been many great works of music over the past century in music. And there are so many categories of music, that one may find easy and another difficult. So these songs, despite genres or genders, are some of the most difficult songs to perform.
WatchMojo has eliminated rap songs for obvious reasons. (The video shows the supersonic speed performance of “Rap God” by Eminem and we realize the justification for their decision to rule out rap from the list).
Top 10 Most Difficult Songs to Sing
WatchMojo seemed to have prioritized the pitch and tune and complexity of vocal ranges in arriving at this list. These are all acceptable yardsticks of measuring the difficulty of a song. Some pitches and vocal ranges really do blow your mind away-like “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen, which touches pretty much four genres in one song.
If we are to list them down, here are the full songs mentioned in the video in descending order.
10. Kate Bush – Wuthering Heights (1978)
The music video presentation and her presence in the video are so advanced for her time.
09. The Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody (1965)
08. Aerosmith – Dream On (1973)
Steven Tyler shows he is not just looks in this video.
07. The Darkness – I Believe In A Thing Called Love (2003)
06. Jennifer Holliday – And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going (1982)
05. Celine Dion – All By Myself (1996)
Celine Dion covered Eric Carmen and the cover was so unique that the song just stuck synonymous with her name.
04. Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody (1975)
This is undoubtedly one of the greatest songs ever written and performed. Queen frontman Freddie Mercury hits some amazing notes and melodies and genres in this song.
03. Mariah Carey – Emotions (1991)
Her live performance is even better.
02. Minnie Riperton – Lovin’ You (1975)
You may sing the lyrics, but not the sounds.
…and drum rolls for the most difficult of the difficult…
01. Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You (1992)
Please don’t try to match that high pitch she achieves quite effortlessly.
So there you go, a list of the top 10 most difficult songs to sing. But these are some of the easiest songs to enjoy. Some of these songs have withstood the test of time and are still revered today.
Let us know what you think about these songs. Do you agree with this list? Let us know in the comments below. And if you have your own difficult songs, leave their names and why you think they deserve to make the list, in the comments section.