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Old 02-07-2011, 10:31 PM   #1
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What are some of the hardest songs to sing?

All this Star-Mangled Banner talk got me thinking - Besides our National Anthem, what are some other notoriously hard songs to sing? Let's keep it at pop, jazz, or other mainstream stuff - no Italian arias please!

One that comes to my mind is that famous 80s hit Take On Me, by A-ha. It has over a 2-and-a-half octave range! I cannot think of a pop song that requires that big a range.
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:36 PM   #2
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Almost anything by Mariah Carey.
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:43 PM   #3
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Lovin' You by Minnie Riperton

Lovin' you is easy cause you beautiful...
she hits some crazy note in that song!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE0pwJ5PMDg
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:45 PM   #4
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as a singer, the hardest song for me is "carol of the bells". there's really no break in it to breathe!
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:52 PM   #5
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I remember Kathie Lee Gifford talking about how difficult it is to sing Stephen Sondheim songs.
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:08 PM   #6
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"I Will Always Love You" Dolly Parton/Whitney Houston.
And I agree with the PP who said any Mariah Carey song.
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:10 PM   #7
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Almost anything by Josh Groban, those high notes are insane.
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:23 PM   #8
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Any song! Seriously, I can't even sing the alphabet song properly, I couldn't carry a tune in a bucket.
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:35 PM   #9
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The song "Fame" from the movie. Lots of words, lots of notes, no where for a breath
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:06 AM   #10
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I think Mmm Mmm Mmm by the Crash Test Dummies would be hard to sing, but it's harder to request it.
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:11 AM   #11
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Anything by Boston. The range on those songs is insane. Livin on a Prayer by Bon Jovi, the key changes just before the last chorus and takes it so high I can't hit the notes and I sing soprano.

And Lady Gaga...tried singing her in Rock Band...just couldn't do it.
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:44 AM   #12
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I learned from a bad karaoke experience that Crocodile Rock is horribly difficult to sing!

I have also sung Hotel California a few times at karaoke, and it doesn't seem hard to sing, but my DH and others who were listening told us we should not have attempted that one.

I also love to sing Bohemian Rhapsody, but that can be difficult too.
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Any in Public. I am very Shy when in comes to singing in public because I feel everyone is so judgmental.
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:43 AM   #14
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as a singer, the hardest song for me is "carol of the bells". there's really no break in it to breathe!
I love the Garmin version... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0X1peEgTqw
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:52 AM   #15
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I am not a singer
But I have heard that the "lonely Goat song" from The Sound of Music
(I am not sure of the name -the one with the yodeling) is really hard
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