There are tons of hard songs you can cover. Apparently, if you want to test your voice and do not mind a challenge, this round-up of 7 hardest songs to sing can help.
There are tracks from many genres like rock, thrash rock, pop, and even country. So, no matter which genre you are comfortable with, it will definitely be a blast.
1. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
- Released: 1975
- Album: A Night at the Opera
- Genre: Progressive Rock, Hard Rock
- YouTube Views: 1.5B (Remastered Edition)
Bohemian Rhapsody is not only a legendary track but is also very hard to cover. However, if you want to test your vocal capabilities, try this one.
There are fantastic solo pieces you can sing and harmonies as well. Speaking of harmonies, this song (Bohemian Rhapsody) is best sung along with buddies. You would want to perform the harmony bits in the song with others.
2. I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
- Release: 1974
- Album: The Bodyguard
- Genre: Country
- YouTube Views: 1.3B
Since this is a round-up of some of the hardest songs, you can bet Whitney Houston will be on here. And what better song to try and sing than I Will Always Love You?
It requires vocal mastery. The vocal ranges in this song are mind-boggling. Frankly, that is what makes this song challenging. Keeping your pitch during the high notes takes work. You better warm up your vocals before attempting this.
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3. Cry Me a River – Michael Bublé
- Release: 2009
- Album: Crazy Love
- Genre: Jazz, Pop
- YouTube Views: 553K (Live Version)
You need utmost control over your breathing to do justice to Cry Me a River by Michael Bublé. This is because the notes go from high to low, like how your emotions will be when singing this song.
Cry Me a River is Michael Bublé’s most famous song. If you can sign it well, be sure that you will always draw a cheering crowd. However, the song’s difficulty does not take away the fun of it. The fact remains it is a fantastic song.
4. Chandelier – Sia
- Release: 2014
- Album: Voices
- Genre: Pop
- YouTube Views: 2.5B
Tell me another vocalist whose voice sounds powerful even when it cracks. The signature crack in the high notes is one of Sia’s signature things. The chorus is what is going to be the most difficult. You will need a lot of vocal stamina and control over your pitch to sing Chandelier.
5. B.Y.O.B – System of a Down
- Release: 2005
- Album: Mezmerize
- Genre: Hard Rock, Thrash Metal
- YouTube Views: 419M
The pacing of B.Y.O.B might catch you off-guard. There’s screaming and a lot of it. But since this band (and the vocalist) is massively talented, they make it sound like a walk in the park.
If you want to try singing it, I suggest the acapella version. Focus on your voice only. You need to articulate the lyrics. Otherwise, the screaming and shouty bits might sound like noise.
That bit is harder than it looks. Singing the whole song alone is going to be a challenge as well. The question is, are you up for it?
6. Defying Gravity – Idina Menzel and Kristen Chenoweth
- Release: 2003
- Album: Wicked
- Genre: Operatic Pop, Pop
- YouTube Views: 17M (Live Version)
Here is a bit of trivia for you. Idina Menzel is a vocal magician that sang Let It Go from the movie Frozen. Let It Go Right, right? The massively popular Disney movie?
Defying gravity has high notes that really do feel like they are defying gravity. It is amusing to sing. And a hard one too. But trust me, if you can nail the technicalities of this song, you deserve a pat on the back.
7. Emotions – Mariah Carrey
- Release: 1991
- Album: Emotions
- Genre: Soul, Pop, Rhythm, and Blues
- YouTube Views: 52M
Honestly, I don’t know whether asking someone to sing a Mariah Carrey song is fair. Let alone her song Emotions. Yet, people say Ariana Grande’s voice is like Mariah Carrey’s.
But you know who is the best? Mariah herself. She is known to have a very high voice, one she knows how to control. It is pure magic.
This song has many whistle notes that are mesmerizing to listen to. If you like high notes, this song will be a joy to sing for you.
These were some of the tracks from the hardest songs to sing of all time. They can push one’s vocal capabilities to their limits.
When you try to sing them yourself, you will surely appreciate the musical talent of the original singers. And if you pull it off, you will also be proud of your talent.