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laura

Sale, UK

#22 Nov 18, 2012
King Elvis wrote:
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And Freddie Mercury had a range that put both of them to shame, what's your point?
Fact: Elvis could sing ANY type of music - rock, country, pop, folk, blues etc.
Wacko Jacko couldn't and didn't.
End of story.
Are you serious? MJ sung pop, rock, soul, r&B, new jack swing?
My point is MJ had a greater vocal range and is an underated vocalist whilst Elvis has a great voice also but not as good.
laura

Sale, UK

#23 Nov 18, 2012
donn409 wrote:
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And I've read that ELVIS had anywhere from a 2 and a half octave vocal range to a 8 octave vocal range. You have no facts, Laura. You're the one who needs to realize and come out of that fantasy bubble you've been living in since "Thriller" was released.
King Elvis

Surry Hills, Australia

#24 Nov 18, 2012
laura wrote:
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Are you serious? MJ sung pop, rock, soul, r&B, new jack swing?
My point is MJ had a greater vocal range and is an underated vocalist whilst Elvis has a great voice also but not as good.
Don't waste yourself, dear.

Elvis sang rock, pop, country, Latino, jazz, soul, funk and every type of music.

Elvis' vocal range was better than Wacko's.

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Since: Sep 07

Swords, County Dublin.

#25 Nov 19, 2012
Elvis's extraordinary voice appealed to quite a few generations. From our parents to our grandchildren. I'm 70 so have heard just about ALL of the voices in classical and popular music.

None compare to the sheer attractiveness of Elvis's voice at it's best.

Some ears ago a London newspaper journalist lamented the fact that in 25 years since Maria Callas and Elvis passed there hasn't been a voice to replace them!

http://irelandtoo.blogspot.com
rick

Saint Albert, Canada

#26 Dec 2, 2012
nice
ANY

Lima, Peru

#27 Dec 6, 2012
the best elvis!
Mark

Australia

#28 Jan 15, 2013
Mmmm Laura I would seriously doubt the 3 octive thing as currently no one has hit over a 3 octive range, according to my information. It is a fact that Michael could hit higher notes but the ability to hit higher notes has nothing to do with octive range. Also Michael was known as the king of pop for a reason, that was his genre and he did not stray from it vocally. Elvis, although being called the king of rock, was more flexible vocally, able to inhabit most styles of music. A better singer is not only about octive range
Mark Davis

Aarhus, Denmark

#29 Feb 6, 2013
With Elvis is not the range that talks.Itīs the way he sings every song, with a very different bland-color vocal.MJ is a great singer but did not have this ability as EP. If you hear each and every song of EP, there is like a different singers are singing.
Even in one song there is a different vocal colors from pasage to pasage, every vib is sung with a such a feeling.Well,thatīs Elvis Presley - the king of singers.

Since: Mar 13

Location hidden

#30 Mar 22, 2013
Just listen to him sing Santa Lucia and then decide wether or not is voice was unique, remarkable, and lovely. He could just as easily been an opera singer as a rocker.
Jason Clark

Toronto, Canada

#32 May 14, 2013
Will

United States

#33 Jul 3, 2013
Lee wrote:
Elvis probably had the widest vocal range of any singer ever. Two beautiful ballads that demonstrate his incredible vocal range are "Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello" and "She's Not You".
By the way, does anyone know, is there a way to measure the vocal range of a singer? If so, what, and what was Elvis' vocal range?
Maurice?
You count the notes between the artist highest sustainable note and lowest sustainable note. Every 8 notes is an octave. From what I have seen, read, and heard he had a 2.5-3 octave range not extremly large but he used it impressively.
Chris

United States

#34 Jul 3, 2013
Mark wrote:
Mmmm Laura I would seriously doubt the 3 octive thing as currently no one has hit over a 3 octive range, according to my information. It is a fact that Michael could hit higher notes but the ability to hit higher notes has nothing to do with octive range. Also Michael was known as the king of pop for a reason, that was his genre and he did not stray from it vocally. Elvis, although being called the king of rock, was more flexible vocally, able to inhabit most styles of music. A better singer is not only about octive range
1 Many have possesed over 3 octave ranges.(Mariah Carey, Freddy Mercury, and yes Micheal Jackson) 2. Notes have everything to do with octave vocal ranges.
elvis4ever

Lima, Peru

#35 Jul 28, 2013
ELVIS FANTASTIC!!
Everyone is Retarded

Las Vegas, NV

#36 Aug 2, 2013
Jesus Christ, the people in the thread are so obtuse. As stated before, it is a fact that Elvis had a 2.3 octave vocal range, which is actually pretty average. I myself have a 3.6 octave range, and I can't even sing. It's not a matter of who was better or who could sing more genres of music, it's simple physiology of who had a the wider range of pitches available to them through the use of their vocal cords. Michael had a 4 octave range or some shit like that, as did Freddie. That means they have a wider range than Elvis, and those are literal facts. All you shits who keep defending Elvis sound like assholes who can't accept that your King isn't absolutely perfect. Grow up and learn you some.
Dolbyscat

Abbotsford, Canada

#37 Aug 2, 2013
Everyone is Retarded wrote:
Jesus Christ, All you shits who keep defending Elvis sound like assholes who can't accept that your King isn't absolutely perfect.
Around these parts even Jesus Christ wasn't as perfect as Elvis...and if he was then he certainly didn't sell as many records...lol

Since: Mar 13

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#38 Aug 2, 2013
Jesus...Family...Elvis. In that order.
Dolbyscat

Abbotsford, Canada

#39 Aug 2, 2013
2kingsdaughter wrote:
Jesus...Family...Elvis. In that order.
That just goes to show how warped these religious nutters are....Family comes FIRST.

Since: Mar 13

Location hidden

#40 Aug 3, 2013
Dolbyscat wrote:
<quoted text>That just goes to show how warped these religious nutters are....Family comes FIRST.
You say the sweetest things ...
Freddie

Katowice, Poland

#41 May 14, 2014
Jim Burrows, Elvis had his best vocal range in '75, just listen his songs from then, he had much more than 3 octaves.

Just look at this:


Or this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch...

How Great Thou Art form '75 is just amazing...

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