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Axl Rose tops list of largest vocal ranges

Axl Rose tops list of largest vocal ranges

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Axl Rose is leading a new list that ranks the vocal ranges of some of the world's most well-known singers. 

ConcertHotels.com made note of the highest and lowest notes a number of artists hit in the recording studio, and the data shows that the Guns N' Roses frontman has an impressive range of a little more than five octaves. 

It doesn't come close to the world record of ten octaves, but it does put Axl ahead of Mariah Carey.  The R&B diva, however, easily hits the highest note of any other singer on the list, while Rose hits the lowest.  The rest of the top five after Axl and Mariah includes Prince, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, and James Brown. 

Radiohead's Thom Yorke comes in at number ten, while the gravely-voiced Tom Waits surprisingly beats out the likes of Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, and Adele.  The full list and the songs at each end of the singer's range are available to browse at ConcertHotels.com/worlds-greatest-vocal-ranges. 

Top Ten Vocal Ranges: 

1. Axl Rose 
2. Mariah Carey 
3. Prince 
4. Steven Tyler 
5. James Brown 
6. Marvin Gaye 
7. Christina Aguilera 
8. David Bowie 
9. Paul McCartney 
10. Thom Yorke 

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