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Any great rock band needs a great lead singer – but sometimes, another band member gets their chance to shine.

The folks at Ultimate Classic Rock have ranked 30 great rock songs sung by someone other than the band’s lead singer.  Here are some highlights:

  • U2, “Numb” (The Edge)
  • Heart, “These Dreams” (Nancy Wilson)
  • Night Ranger, “Sister Christian” (Kelly Keagy)
  • Queen, “39” (Brian May)
  • Grand Funk Railroad, “We’re An American Band” (Don Brewer)
  • Blue Oyster Cult, “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” (Buck Dharma)
  • Eagles, “Take It To The Limit” (Randy Meisner)

Check out the full list at

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