Top 10 Rock Vocal Harmonies

  • Опубликовано: 30 ноя 2015
  • Singing solo is impressive enough... But these bands bring all their vocal talents together, and they do it really, really well! Join as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Rock Vocal Harmonies! Subscribe►► Facebook►► Twitter►► Suggestion Tool►► Channel Page►►
    For this list, we've looked at all rock songs irrespective of era, that include, or are built around, a vocal harmony. As always, however, only one song per group is allowed!
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  • philip lavelle
    philip lavelle 39 минут назад

    The three talented vocalists of Three Dog Night surely deserve mention...

  • E-rok skates
    E-rok skates Час назад

    What about seven bridges road by the eagles? better harmonization than lying eyes

  • angie mart
    angie mart 4 часа назад

    I need part 2

  • Lö Lö
    Lö Lö 8 часов назад

    Studio doesn’t count. Live is the real deal... and there is a reason why Queen skipped some of their Intros. I like „Fat bottomed girls“ Live in Paris though. Thats brilliant

  • Scot Westerink
    Scot Westerink День назад

    Seven Bridges Road - Eagles?

  • Viper Girl
    Viper Girl День назад

    Seven bridges road by the eagles it is pretty much all harmony the whole song

  • getdusty1
    getdusty1 День назад

    VERY NICE LIST!!!! I agree completely. But this little known band, "Prelude" sang "After The Goldrush" without the aid of any musical accompaniment. It's one of my all time favorites!!!!!

  • Logan James
    Logan James 2 дня назад

    7 bridges road is a better harmony for the eagle

  • Stiil Standiing
    Stiil Standiing 2 дня назад

    No Bee Gees? Crazy! The are the gold standard of rock harmony.

  • Lisa Kuechler
    Lisa Kuechler 2 дня назад

    Simon and Garfunkle The Boxer

  • Russell Dawkins
    Russell Dawkins 3 дня назад

    I don't think Good Vibrations is much more than an attempt to respond to what the Beatles had recently done and not worthy of the #1 position. It is derivative and the musical equivalent of encrusted in rhinestones (or cubic zirconium). I don't think The Band don't belong in the list at all. I think The Seekers do, along with the list supplied by Scott Sessions below.

  • William Jordan
    William Jordan 3 дня назад

    Badfinger belongs in the 2nd 10.

  • William Jordan
    William Jordan 3 дня назад

    The Band is the most overrated act short of 3-chord Springsteen.

  • William Jordan
    William Jordan 3 дня назад

    Should be renamed Mamas, Papa, and the Incest Guy.

  • William Jordan
    William Jordan 3 дня назад +1

    No Bee Gees? Wtf?

  • murphy kemplin
    murphy kemplin 3 дня назад +3

    anything from the righteous brothers

  • ernie jackson
    ernie jackson 3 дня назад

    as i began watching this at #10 . .. i asked myself which ones i would include. . and i remember when i shared GOOD VIBRATIONS with my eldest son . . . and how magnificent the vocals were . . . and hw satisfied that you agree with me on which one is no 1 . thanks for the review . . . dont listen to the eleanor rigby . . .pls . . . .i know they dont let you out much . . its ok . . ur just dating urself . . . good vibrations includes many more voices . .and dramatic keyboards . .etc . . .just be open minded and check it out . thanks bro

  • Nick Carlson
    Nick Carlson 4 дня назад

    Where are The Cars?

  • Nick Carlson
    Nick Carlson 4 дня назад

    Layne STALEY not Stanley

  • The Real Ulysses S. Grant
    The Real Ulysses S. Grant 4 дня назад

    Let’s be honest you could’ve just put 10 beach boys songs on that list lol

  • David Los Angeles
    David Los Angeles 4 дня назад

    It's Layne Staley, not Layne "Stanlee"

  • neub4321
    neub4321 4 дня назад

    Since it's limited to one song per group, I actually agree that most of them belong on this list.

  • jeopardy60611
    jeopardy60611 5 дней назад

    "Love Bites" by Def Leppard! They are notorious for powerful harmony vocals. "Love Bites" has an iconic chorus that harmonizes so well.

  • Dennis Sheehy Jr
    Dennis Sheehy Jr 5 дней назад

    hard to include everyone that deserves it but the list is just about good AF!!!!

  • Dennis Sheehy Jr
    Dennis Sheehy Jr 5 дней назад

    yo mojo, can't argue with this list.

  • Dennis Sheehy Jr
    Dennis Sheehy Jr 5 дней назад

    watch mojo comes up with some great lists.

  • Cirox Rone
    Cirox Rone 5 дней назад

    i knew california dreaming was going to be on here

  • vxenon67
    vxenon67 6 дней назад

    If I fell, the Beatles.

  • Weston Mead
    Weston Mead 6 дней назад

    Totally agree

  • ליה בן ארי
    ליה בן ארי 6 дней назад

    Bohimian Rhapsody should be number one 😡

  • peter papadimitriou
    peter papadimitriou 7 дней назад

    I agree with the list but what about the beegees

  • Winton Lemoine
    Winton Lemoine 7 дней назад

    I came to this list with one demand: Alice in Chains had to be on it. #9 is just fine, and haven't even seen the rest yet.

    • Winton Lemoine
      Winton Lemoine 7 дней назад

      Okay, not one bum pick in the entire list. You could argue for your favorites to be higher (I would put Mamas & Papas up one spot to #1) but they did a pretty good job here.

  • Dafyd Maddøx
    Dafyd Maddøx 7 дней назад

    As usual the people at watchmojo are sitting back pissing themselves at the rumbles they cause in the comments.. Most probably.. I'll say one thing.. They are fkn consistent! We fully understand the gist by now. Awful. Says rock in the title. So here's one rock act with tight vocal harmonies and still going strong. Def Leppard. Play their stuff AND sing the harmony vocals in KEY and you will be my respect.

  • Jack Fortune
    Jack Fortune 7 дней назад

    The Everly brothers not #1. You are high. And since you brought a Seattle band in the picture. Have you ever heard of the Posies. Might want to give a listen. Your list is crap.

  • Benjamin Kelly
    Benjamin Kelly 8 дней назад

    Kansas have been robbed blind by this list WatchMojo. Unacceptable.

  • Lawrence Lewkow
    Lawrence Lewkow 8 дней назад

    Correction: Attics of my life by Grateful Dead

  • Adam Thomas
    Adam Thomas 9 дней назад

    Anyone else catch him saying “Stanley” instead of “Staley” during the AIC segment? 😂

  • Christopher Merritt
    Christopher Merritt 9 дней назад

    Brian is the genius. He put together every note of every harmony in how many albums? How many songs? AND IS STILL WRITING

  • Bob bsing
    Bob bsing 9 дней назад +2

    I think you missed one of the best vocal harmonies ever in TURN TURN TURN by the Byrds.

  • AlwaysaMystery Yes
    AlwaysaMystery Yes 9 дней назад

    And who the hell is Glen FRAY???

  • AlwaysaMystery Yes
    AlwaysaMystery Yes 9 дней назад

    I'm sorry but Alice in Chains on a harmonies list? No, just no...

  • AlwaysaMystery Yes
    AlwaysaMystery Yes 9 дней назад

    Because is entire harmonies as pointed out....and its number 7???

  • Kelly Magers
    Kelly Magers 9 дней назад

    STFU -- your ear piercing announcement voice kills and interrupts the very thing advertised ironic.

  • DarisFilms DIRECT
    DarisFilms DIRECT 10 дней назад

    mr blue sky an honorable mention?? Blasphemy !

  • Allen Saunders
    Allen Saunders 10 дней назад

    Should be about bands, groups, or duels not individual songs

  • Allen Saunders
    Allen Saunders 10 дней назад

    The zombies, simon and Garfunkel, Peter paul and mary

  • Brant Zhang
    Brant Zhang 10 дней назад

    Echos-Pink Floyd

  • Dracula Sneeze
    Dracula Sneeze 10 дней назад

    I know Graham Nash is there with CSN, but no Hollies - ???

  • Grahame Berry
    Grahame Berry 11 дней назад

    greta stuff, some excellent selections here - you asked for omissions, how can you pass up 10CC? I think possibly for me nothing is better than the Eagles harmonies.

  • Dave Archambault
    Dave Archambault 11 дней назад +1

    Brutal narrator. If your name isn’t Smith, it’s gonna get mispronounced.

  • Yuri Radcev
    Yuri Radcev 11 дней назад

    Crazy Horses by The RS. Very beautiful.

  • Jacob Reeves
    Jacob Reeves 11 дней назад

    The original (and only) Elton John Band- Someone Saved My Life Tonight, Too Low for Zero, Rocket Man, Curtains, I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues, Funeral for a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding, Better off Dead… the list goes on and on. Dee Murray, Nigel Olsson, Davey Johnstone- what a combination!!!!

  • karnubawax
    karnubawax 11 дней назад

    I think "You Make Lovin' Fun" has better vocal harmonies than "Go Your Own Way." Plus: Honorable Mention: "Truckin'" by the Grateful Dead.

  • Bones Malone
    Bones Malone 12 дней назад

    feel like teach your children could've replaced judy

  • Helmuth Gripentrog
    Helmuth Gripentrog 12 дней назад

    I have enjoyed many interesting 'WatchMojo' videos, often agreeing with their choices and sometimes not. This one was almost perfect and I loved to see the groups and songs I love included at the top. One harmonie group though I really missed would be Peter, Paul and Mary. 'Good vibrations' never fails to make me smile and I am very satisfied that it was choosen as number one.

  • Jason Ruka
    Jason Ruka 12 дней назад

    Go you're own way.. hmmm off to a bad start.. second hand news was better than this... Alice in chains a good choice for rock harmonies though... sorry I should keep watching haha

  • ohfer
    ohfer 12 дней назад +2

    Clearly Beach Boys should take more than podium if it's not for the "one song only" rule. God Only Knows, I've Just Wasnt Made for These Times, Surf's Up, A Day in the Life of a Tree could complete top 5.

  • chowpuppy
    chowpuppy 12 дней назад

    You can always expect WatchMojo to screw up a top 10 list. I think they spend the morning coming up with five or six very good picks, take a three-martini lunch, come back to the office and phone in the rest. I hope you folks don't mind if I take a look at the individual picks, praise or re-rank the good ones, and suggest alternatives to the bad ones.

    10 - Fleetwood Mac - "Go Your Own Way" - lousy harmony, forgettable song. Has no business on anyone's top 10 list. If you really want to find Fleetwood Mac songs with amazing harmonies, you have to go back to their early 70's recordings, before Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined the group. Per your own topic, this list is about rock vocal harmonies, not about trying to show off your gossip magazine knowledge about who dated whom.
    9 - Alice in Chains - Sheesh! I've been typing for about 5 minutes and I already forgot the song title. The lasting impression is of two unremarkable voices proving that the whole is not always greater than the sum of the parts. Just about any song by Huey Lewis and the News -- even their rendition of the Star Spangled Banner -- would have been a better choice for this category. It must suck to have to pander to a younger audience, eh?
    8 - Eagles - "Lyin' Eyes" - in my opinion, a truly outstanding choice, possibly worthy of top 5 in this list. Kudos for both the group and the song, and I agree that "Tequila Sunrise", "New Kid in Town", or "Best of My Love" would have been equally worthy.
    7 - Beatles - "Because" - It just seems like you picked this so the listeners wouldn't give you a hard time for leaving out the Fab Four. As much as I love the Beatles, I would have had them a bit lower of the list. Your song choice is interesting and thought provoking, but I probably would have gone with something more conventional that could be judged outside the recording studio, such as "If I Needed Someone"
    6 - Everly Brothers - "Dream" - Great harmonies, but this song is not what comes to mind when I think of rock music. Even "Wake Up, Little Susie" comes closer to qualifying for this topic.
    5 - Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody" - totally agree and I would have ranked them #1 or #2
    4 - Crosby, Stills & Nash - "Judy Blue Eyes" - excellent choice, despite the fact they weren't nearly as good out of the recording studio. Even their Woodstock album rendition was a pale imitation of the studio version. Come to think of it, I played in a few 70's garage bands that delivered a better-sounding live version. By the way, you get bonus points for remembering that this song was recorded by the trio, before Neil Young joined.
    3 - Simon and Garfunkel - "Sounds of Silence" - the duo is a worthy choice, but inclusion of the song in "The Graduate" soundtrack does not necessarily make it their best harmony. I probably would have gone with one of their album cuts, such as "America" or "Old Friends"
    2 - Mamas & Papas - "California Dreaming" - excellent group and excellent song choice. The only reason I would push them down to #3 would be to keep Queen and the Beach Boys in the top two.
    1 - Beach Boys - "Good Vibrations" - no argument whatsoever. This is the group that was synonymous with rock harmonies, and the song is their opus.

    • Trane
      Trane 12 дней назад +1

      Good revision. Although, California Dreaming has no place in this list. The girls deliver very crude vocals (Michelle Phillips cannot sing for her life!) The counterpoint though makes it catchy, but NOT the "harmony." Paul Simon picks the lower (a true nightmare) harmony part, although not as challenging as "The Boxer." Bohemian Rapsody does not have an inch of the thought that went on to make God only . . . or Vibrations!

  • Arch5280
    Arch5280 13 дней назад

    I think i learned that "Because" was only John, layered multiple times.

    • Michael Samsky
      Michael Samsky 12 дней назад

      Arch5280 It is Paul, George and John each singing their parts together, layered three times in total which gives the effect of ‘nine voices’ in three part harmony. George Martin is quoted saying specifically that the three of them sang the track together.
      It was the final song recorded for Abbey Road, the last time all four Beatles began recording a song together, on August 1, 1969. They did the backing track and the first 3 part harmony that day, added the two additional 3-part vocal layers on August 4 and then George Harrison added the (brand spankin’ new) moog synthesizer overdub on August 5 to complete the song.

  • ed h
    ed h 13 дней назад

    lyin eyes over seven bridges road??????

  • Matt Saxton
    Matt Saxton 14 дней назад

    The Band should have been on the list. But great list otherwise

  • Anthony Behrends
    Anthony Behrends 14 дней назад +2

    The talk-over is just plain annoying!

  • Sincopare
    Sincopare 14 дней назад

    What's interesting is that you have the duo at #6 who inspired everyone else on this list.

  • DandyLion662a
    DandyLion662a 14 дней назад

    Pretty good list but I would have found some way of including Peter, Paul and Mary. Check out this version of Lemon Tree.

  • Eddie B
    Eddie B 15 дней назад

    Sorry. Echoes by Pink Floyd. The vocal harmony between David Gimour and Rick Wright is amazing!

  • Craig Shagin
    Craig Shagin 15 дней назад

    No mowtown? No temptations no supremes? Really?

    • chowpuppy
      chowpuppy 12 дней назад

      You make a great point about the Temptations. As for the Supremes, I'm having a hard time remembering them ever doing much in the way of harmony. It was more like Diana Ross and a couple of doo-wop singers.

  • 1337fraggzb00N
    1337fraggzb00N 15 дней назад

    First Aid Kit kills them all.

  • RandoSando
    RandoSando 15 дней назад

    Art Garfunkel can hormonise with a blender. He is a legend

  • Geoff Garner
    Geoff Garner 16 дней назад +1

    Of all the eagle's songs they picked lying eyes over seven bridges

    • Beverley Kane
      Beverley Kane 9 дней назад

      Right! Unbelievable a cappella harmonies in 7 Bridges Road

  • excidedous
    excidedous 16 дней назад

    LMFAO! Another dumb ass with a "Top Ten" opinion

  • G550Ted
    G550Ted 17 дней назад

    Too much talk and not enough music.

  • guesser7
    guesser7 17 дней назад

    Get your ears round this by the harmonies of The Association and it

  • TE5LA
    TE5LA 17 дней назад

    I used to work in a stereo store in LA when a lot of concerts would be simul-cast over FM radio. I remember that during the Beach Boys reunion concert, the sound was so bad that it blew out a lot of people's stereo receivers and they brought them in for service.

  • Jay Rambin
    Jay Rambin 17 дней назад

    Great vid. Add b52s, bee gees.

  • damnedtexan1976
    damnedtexan1976 17 дней назад

    Furthermore, Seven Bridges Road... how can you put ANY Eagles song above that one?!?!?

  • damnedtexan1976
    damnedtexan1976 17 дней назад

    It's Layne STALEY, not Stanley.... fucker.

  • rhamiltongray
    rhamiltongray 19 дней назад

    No Grateful Dead? They has some spectacular harmonies, especially on some of their earlier works Like "Europe '72" and "American Beauty." Listen to the great harmonies in "Jack Straw" from the first recommendation.

  • juan alt
    juan alt 20 дней назад +1


  • Derek Grimmell
    Derek Grimmell 20 дней назад

    There are arguments to be made here. The Everly Brothers were about as good as it gets, but I think the Beatles should not be included at all, because they were too good. Between That Boy, If I Fell, Rain, and several others, how do you pick their best harmony? That, combined with the fact that they did these songs live, not just in a studio, while playing all the instruments. They were just not like other bands.

  • Lalhluzuala Hlua
    Lalhluzuala Hlua 20 дней назад

    Sound of silence

  • Mikey O
    Mikey O 20 дней назад

    The Isaacs are the best ever ......
    do yourself a favor and get to know that band.

  • Justo Garcia
    Justo Garcia 21 день назад

    You forgot the Bee Gees

  • Dennis Secret
    Dennis Secret 21 день назад

    Clearly, the Everly Brothers could have any number of songs here, but I don't understand how Extreme's "More Than Words" is left off. "Wasted On The Way" by CSN is a better choice than Suite Judy Blue Eyes. Really hard to choose though.

  • PaulaMartin3000
    PaulaMartin3000 22 дня назад

    Good to see AiC on the list, and definitely CSN&Y. Honorable mentions: Chicago - Wishing You Were Here, Doobie Bros. - Black Water, ELO - Telephone Line, and Steely Dan - Hey Nineteen.

  • Kees Vanderstel
    Kees Vanderstel 22 дня назад

    ?how is good vibration the top bb song? help me rhonda?

  • Elvis Guerra
    Elvis Guerra 22 дня назад

    No DooWop hits?

  • larry geetar
    larry geetar 22 дня назад

    Not one black artist or group. Disqualifies this whole list. What is it, white men only?

  • Marchant2
    Marchant2 22 дня назад

    I think Squeeze could've been an honorable mention for Pulling Muscles From a Shell among many others.

  • Maphisto Jones
    Maphisto Jones 22 дня назад

    You chose the wrong Eagles song for its harmony. The correct song would be 7 Bridges Road.

  • jovefernando
    jovefernando 22 дня назад

    I’m a simple girl. I see the Everly brothers, I click

  • Graham Charles
    Graham Charles 23 дня назад

    Frey rhymes with fry, not fray.

  • Aqua Man
    Aqua Man 23 дня назад

    He really said “Layne Stanley”, damn

  • YT BlackBelt
    YT BlackBelt 23 дня назад

    Dude fucking Andrew Garfield! The everly bros. Looks strikingly close. Must be the hair

  • King Of Sea Food
    King Of Sea Food 23 дня назад

    Listen You Take my Breath Away of Queen, and you will want to put them on the first place.

  • Yogama Bayu
    Yogama Bayu 24 дня назад

    RHCP cover of Beach Boys - I Get Around

  • Bozz Skaggs
    Bozz Skaggs 25 дней назад

    The Eagles could take the top ten in the harmony arena but many of the choices here are great. The comments about the Everly Bros is spot on.

  • A N
    A N 27 дней назад

    I thought NO way Alice in Chains would get respect here. And wow! Great list! Although he did call him Layne "Stanley" multiple times. lol

  • leslie paterna
    leslie paterna 27 дней назад

    Exactly true! I saw them in concert at Foxwoods about the year 2ooo. Still phenomenal!

  • Gandalf Shakur
    Gandalf Shakur 28 дней назад

    Layne StaNley n' Glen FrAy? lmao

  • MtlCstr
    MtlCstr 28 дней назад

    Lyin Eyes over Seven Bridges Road? REALLY?!?