When best vocal(s) are not sung by the lead singer

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    When best vocal(s) are not sung by the lead singer

    What are some of the best vocals on outstanding songs that were sung by a band member *other* than the lead / primary singer?   

    One of Boston's finest:

    "Drive" -  Benjamin Orr, bassist for the Cars
     
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    Act Naturally ("There gonna put me in the movies.....), sung by Ringo Star of The Beatles.  In my opinion, Ringo had the tone and the diction.  I can't see the other three doing a better job.
     
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    Re: When best vocal(s) are not sung by the lead singer

    In Response to Re: When best vocal(s) are not sung by the lead singer:
    [QUOTE]Trying not to disapoint you Yoga, I'll give you one by REM. Bassist Mike Mills took the lead on " Superman". George Harrison with "Something", "Here Comes The Sun", Tax Man...and  others. I know he's an obvious choice, but also probably the best in this category if you will. IMO.
    Posted by newman09[/QUOTE]

    Wow, I did not know that.  His voice is very similar to Stipe's.

    It makes sense as it's a cover i.e. generally the composer sings the songs they wrote.
     
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    In Response to Re: When best vocal(s) are not sung by the lead singer:
    [QUOTE]Act Naturally ("There gonna put me in the movies.....), sung by Ringo Star of The Beatles.  In my opinion, Ringo had the tone and the diction.  I can't see the other three doing a better job.
    Posted by cavaliersfan[/QUOTE]

    I agree it was an inspired choice to have Ringo sing (the cover) because the self-deprecating lyrics are a perfect match to his style, tone and image.

    I think "It Don't Come Easy" (which Ringo wrote) works brilliantly for similar reasons.
     

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