Here’s your #TIL factoid: Freddie Mercury’s voice was so versatile, he was one of very few music artistes who could stretch it across five octave ranges. Right from a deep bass F2 to the high-pitch soprano F6, he modulated his voice to produce rock anthems such as We Are the Champions, Bohemian Rhapsody and I Want to Break Free.

If you’re curious about what he (and all those other singers of iconic anthems) really sound like, without the distraction of all those guitar riffs and drum beats check out these voice isolation videos below.

We Are the Champions, Queen

Let’s Dance, David Bowie

Porch, Pearl Jam

Stayin’ Alive, Bee Gees

Gimme Shelter, Rolling Stones

Viva La Vida, Coldplay

Smells Like Teen Spirit, Nirvana

Wonderwall, Oasis

Chandelier, Sia

Fix You, Coldplay

Careless Whisper, George Michael

Break on Through (To the Other Side), The Doors

Image via EMI

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