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
Fix You, Coldplay
Careless Whisper, George Michael
Break on Through (To the Other Side), The Doors
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