There is a myth that says that for a song to be successful must be performed by the main singer of the band.
It is known, after all, that many bands are closely associated with the main singers, the face, and the voice of the band, that is.
However, there are some cases where some songs are more interesting if they are performed by someone else!
The magic of music happens even when the lead singer sits in the back and gives the microphone to someone else.
In order not to go too far, see – listen to the following and you will understand what we mean…
Jimi Hendrix – She’s so fine (Axis: Bold as Love – 1967)
This is a song written and performed by Noel Redding, with some help from Hendrix.
It was one of the few songs played by Hendrix and written by another member of his band.
The Doors – Runnin ’Blue (The Soft Parade – 1969)
“Runnin Blue” was a tribute to Otis Redding, who died in a plane crash in 1967 at the age of just 26.
This is the only Doors song, not performed by Jim Morrison, but by guitarist Robby Krieger.
Krieger continued the lead vocals after Morrison’s death when the band continued between 1971 and 1978.
Pink Floyd – Breathe (The Dark Side of the Moon – 1973)
The timelessness and success of this particular song, obviously can not be questioned.
Performed by Richard Wrigh, it’s probably the best song on the album.
Eagles – Take It to the Limit (One of These Nights – 1975)
The original Eagles bassist, in addition to the composition, also signs the vocals.
This is a song that reached number four on the Billboard charts and thus became one of the Eagles’ most successful singles.
Black Sabbath – Swinging the Chain (Never Say Die – 1978)
Bill Ward, interprets this after Ozzy’s denial. It was generally a difficult time for Black Sabbath…
Guns N ’Roses – 14 Years (Use Your Illusion II – 1991)
Guitarist Izzy Stradlin shines behind the microphone, both with his overall contribution to Guns N ‘Roses.
“14 Years” was not the only song on the album in which he sang the main vocals.