12 Amazing Isolated Vocal Tracks

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If you’ve ever wondered what your favorite singer’s voice sounds like in its purest form, the musical sub-genre of isolated vocal tracks can offer a clue. Here are 12 videos of popular songs stripped of everything but the vocals—some of them strange, others eerily beautiful.

1. “HELLO” // ADELE

Adele - Hello (isolated SNL live vocal feed) by dailyvariations

Adele’s vocals for her new hit single “Hello” are even more powerful without the background music.

2. “SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT” // NIRVANA

Nirvana kicked off a new era in rock music in the 1990s, but can “Smells Like Teen Spirit” be as powerful without the driving guitars? The song feels more eerie than hard-hitting with only Kurt Cobain’s haunting vocals.

3. “BEAT IT” // MICHAEL JACKSON

One of Michael Jackson’s most iconic songs seems less urgent without the music behind his amazing vocals. Something is lost without Eddie Van Halen’s killer guitar solo, too.

4. “FELL IN LOVE WITH A GIRL” // THE WHITE STRIPES

Even without the heavy guitars and feverish drum beats, “Fell in Love with a Girl” is still a catchy tune.

5. “BEAUTIFUL” // CHRISTINA AGUILERA

Christina Aguilera’s isolated microphone feed vocals of her live performance of “Beautiful” prove that her voice is just as impressive without the music.

6. “BLACK HOLE SUN” // SOUNDGARDEN

Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” is a haunting song. Even without the benefit of music, Chris Cornell’s vocals are just as stirring.

7. “WONDERWALL” // OASIS

Noel Gallagher’s lyrics and his brother Liam’s vocals for Oasis’ “Wonderwall” seem even more sad without the backing music.

8. “LOSE YOURSELF” // EMINEM

“Lose Yourself” won Eminem an Academy Award in 2003 for “Best Original Song” for 8 Mile. He probably still would’ve won the Oscar even without the music behind his intense rhymes.

9. “NO ONE” // ALICIA KEYS

Alicia Keys’ performance of her hit song “No One” with her microphone feed isolated proves that she’s a genuine talent.

10. “GOD ONLY KNOWS” // THE BEACH BOYS

The acapella and isolated vocals of The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows” work just as well as the studio version with musical accompaniment.

11. “BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY” // QUEEN

Freddie Mercury’s vocals and harmonies for “Bohemian Rhapsody” are awe-inspiring. The video also highlights Brian May’s amazing guitar work.

12. “WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS” // QUEEN

This stripped-down version of “We Are the Champions” proves, yet again, what made Freddie Mercury one of rock’s most iconic vocalists.

 

 

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  • Cobain’s vocal is incredible when you realize that he’s double tracked. It almost sounds like he’s got some kind of digital effect running (stereo), but no. That’s him, shredding his vocal chords in perfect unison.

    John Lennon had one of the most iconic, soulful (when needed), but raucous vocals of all time. The volume of air he was able to pitch was incredible.

    Watch him sing Twist & Shout while the Beatles were playing live in Sweden (Drop-in series on YouTube). Just fantastic.

    Peter on
  • Thanks a million for these vocal tracks. Natural pitch and perfect expression. Artists need to know what they are and take it all the way.

    Michael S. Teruya on
  • Where is : Brad Arnold ? Shawn Morgan ? Aaron Lewis, Serj tankian, Austin Carling, Johnny Cash, Chester Bennington, Chris Daughtry, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey ? Jeff Bucley, Chris Isaak, Little Richards, Ray Charles, Barry White, Jared Leto ??

    Erik Blanc on
  • How can you forget McCartney in your list?
    Listen to Paul’s isolated vox on Helter Skelter?
    Awesome

    ArtiGussy on
  • Have any of you heard about HearFones? They were invented so that a solo singer, or a singer in a group or with accompaniment, could hear his or her full voice without any augmentation or electronic modification. One way to work on your own voice and build muscle pattern memories before any recording begins.

    Pete Mickelson on
  • Hello!

    I was wondering if you or someone on this post has any idea how to locate Isolated vocals for Pink Floyd’s The Wall parts 1 and 2 and 3? Or, if anyone could recommend some software that can do the job, that would be great!
    Evan on
  • Loved to list, Missed Roy Orbison, Chris Isaak

    gregorio on
  • I’m a writer,music producer, audio engineer, film/photographer and I’ve been around or in the music world from classic to country opera Broadway RnR Soul etc. I’ve heard and listened to so many voices. You either have it or you don’t Here are my List of which I call The Voices.

    Order. Of names doesn’t bare any significance.
    Freddie Mercury
    Sam Cooke
    Prince
    Barry White
    Elvis Presley
    Marvin Gaye
    Michael Jackson
    David Ruffin
    Otis Redding
    Johnny Gill
    George Michael
    Teddy Pendergrass
    Dean Martin
    Jeffrey Osbourne
    Patti Labelle
    Linda Ronstadt
    Aretha Franklin
    Minnie Ripperton
    Whitney Houston
    Nathalie Cole
    Patsy Cline
    Mary J. Blige
    Karen Carpenter
    Bette Mildler
    Tammi Terelle
    Mahalia Jackson
    Billie Holiday

    Mike Joseph on
  • I want to hear Harry Nilsson, Jeff Buckley, and Jimmy Gnecco isolated.

    Ryan Muddiman on

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