Great songs where the recognised lead singer doesn't sing the song

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
22 Jun 2020, 12:30pm
New Order, "Dreams Never End" (Hook sings lead).
Similarly, Joy Division—Interzone
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Kory wrote:
22 Jun 2020, 12:55pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
22 Jun 2020, 12:30pm
New Order, "Dreams Never End" (Hook sings lead).
Similarly, Joy Division—Interzone
And the original demo for "Ceremony" had Stephen Morris singing.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
22 Jun 2020, 2:20pm
Kory wrote:
22 Jun 2020, 12:55pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
22 Jun 2020, 12:30pm
New Order, "Dreams Never End" (Hook sings lead).
Similarly, Joy Division—Interzone
And the original demo for "Ceremony" had Stephen Morris singing.
John Barnes & Keith Allen on World in Motion? ;)

There are a few Queen songs without Freddie Mercury singing. '39 is probably my favourite (Brian May sings that one).

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When Meg took lead on White Stripes songs (usually about 1 per album) I always found them quite charming. This one is, I think, genuinely great:
YOU MADE ONE MISTAKE, LENNON, YOU DOUBLE CROSSED MIKE LOVE AND LEFT HIM ALIVE

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laxman wrote:
22 Jun 2020, 2:33pm
John Barnes & Keith Allen on World in Motion? ;)
That clearly violates the "great song" clause. :yuck:
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Oh, and if it hasn't been mentioned yet, arguably* the best 4-Skins song ever recorded was written and sung by the band's manager:


*I mean, I'd go for ACAB myself
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oliver wrote:
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I'd go with Much Worse for the Don.
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Any of the Henry Cluney songs on Go For It.

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Doesn't Hugo Burnham sing/intone the lyrics on "It's Her Factory"?
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Think i recall Mick Talbot singing a Style Council song i liked but cant remember name of it.

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
22 Jun 2020, 2:20pm
Kory wrote:
22 Jun 2020, 12:55pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
22 Jun 2020, 12:30pm
New Order, "Dreams Never End" (Hook sings lead).
Similarly, Joy Division—Interzone
And the original demo for "Ceremony" had Stephen Morris singing.
Does Sumner sing on any JD songs? I can't even think of a prominent backing vocal?

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drowninghere wrote:
22 Jun 2020, 3:24pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
22 Jun 2020, 2:20pm
Kory wrote:
22 Jun 2020, 12:55pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
22 Jun 2020, 12:30pm
New Order, "Dreams Never End" (Hook sings lead).
Similarly, Joy Division—Interzone
And the original demo for "Ceremony" had Stephen Morris singing.
Does Sumner sing on any JD songs? I can't even think of a prominent backing vocal?
Not to my knowledge. When New Order formed, it was up in the air who would take over vocals. He was certainly not the obvious choice. That he was allowed to be the lyricist was the much deeper problem.
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Low Down Low wrote:
22 Jun 2020, 2:59pm
Any of the Henry Cluney songs on Go For It.
Yes! Love his songs on that album. The Only One is brilliant. Add Two Guitars Clash and you have a great Henry EP.
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Heston wrote:
22 Jun 2020, 4:02pm
Low Down Low wrote:
22 Jun 2020, 2:59pm
Any of the Henry Cluney songs on Go For It.
Yes! Love his songs on that album. The Only One is brilliant. Add Two Guitars Clash and you have a great Henry EP.
No More of That worthy of inclusion too. As much as i like jake i think they definitely needed the extra vocal outlet by the third album.

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