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The famous falsetto songs thread

I know that I've asked it before. But right now I would like to know specific falsetto songs.

Do you know some? Old,new; Pop,rock,urban everything. Here some examples:

Prince - Most beautiful girl
Prince - Insiatable
Robin Thicke - Lost without you
Maxwell - A womens work
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is Maxwell's song a cover of Kate Bush's "This Woman's Work"
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check out Curtis Mayfield. He had the best falsetto imo.

D'Angelo - Untitled (How Does It Feel) would be one worth mentioning as well.
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Uhhhhhhhhh..... ANY Led Zepplin song?

Geddy Lee?

Well, those examples are technically called "head voice."
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OK.... at :15 the all time falsetto male song kicks in.

YouTube - Sylvester - You Make Me Feel Mighty Real (Promo Clip)

I provide a 10K sound rig for a dance event each weekend, so as my personal joke I crank this b i t c h at full tilt boogie every time I turn on the system!
The crew laughs every time!

Sylvester...
Look at that dude!
He makes Little Richard look 100% straight!
He's got those Jeri-curls going on!
Ever had guys with this do wear your headphones?
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Yes, The Token's "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" IS a classic in the male falsetto catagory.
I really actually marvel at the alto part the woman sings behind it all!
I used to think it was a theramin at one time.

still.. I give you the SYLVESTER video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue2UX...eature=related
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Every Stylistics, Beach Boys, Four Seasons, and Delfonics hit song
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oke, wauw thanx.
Also a bit more 90 til now?
More Urban/RnB/pop of the last 10 years to now?
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Justin Timberlake My love
The dream Falsetto
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Adam Lambert's take on "Tracks of my Tears" on American Idol
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Would Jeff Lynne be considered a falsetto? Some of those ELO tracks get pretty far up there.
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lets not forget EWFs Phillip bailey "Reasons" anyone
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Just about anything Peter Cetera / Chicago. He was a master of the technique.

Actually, I think the name 'Cetera' means: "He whose low-hanging man-fruit was ripped from him at an early age."

Approximate translation of course.....
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"____________" by the Bee Gees.
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is Maxwell's song a cover of Kate Bush's "This Woman's Work"
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How can you tell whether a singer is in their head voice vs. falsetto?


Listen to this example and tell me which:
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Please forgive me for this one; Tiny Tim singing "Tiptoe through the Tulips".
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Please forgive me for this one; Tiny Tim singing "Tiptoe through the Tulips".
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Ummmmmm....where is Lou Christie?

Runaway has some...Two Faces Have I, Little town Flirt

How About Leo Sayer?.. When I Need You, You Make Me Feel Like Dancing, and others

Henry Gross.... Shannon
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Bowie on Satellite of Love. Wow.
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Stones "Emotional Rescue"

Almost anything by Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons
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Update modern falsetto see below

first of all let me thank you for all those reactions. I would like to give this a little update.

I'm searching for more nummers/artists/titels which use their headvoice in songs. Genre: These days; Pop/RnB (English/American style).
lets say titels of the last 10-18 years in the RnB/Urban/Pop genre.

Are there more headvoice songs likewise as the following titels?

Ryan Leslie - Valentine (first/2nd verse)
Ryan leslie - Addiction (chorus)
Ryan leslie - Gibrisch (chorus,pre chorus)
Robin Thicke - Lost without you
Pharrel williams - change clothes (chorus)
Pharrel williams - beautiful (chorus)
Pharrel willams - frontin
Pharrel williams - she's an angel
Th dream - coockie jar
the dram - falsetto
trey songz - I need a girl (little part in chorus)

So falsetto's in chorus or verses or both of (un)famous American/English style RnB/Urban/Pop?
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oke, wauw thanx.
Also a bit more 90 til now?
More Urban/RnB/pop of the last 10 years to now?
JEFF BUCKLEY! The most beautiful falsetto ever. Ok, this is a fan statement, but just listen to his rendering of Britten's "Corpus Christi Carol":

YouTube - Corpus Christi Carol

Prince is still unbeatable in the contemporary "funk, r'nb" category in my opinion.

Some nice falsettos can also be found in the contemporary pop-rock music of a rather "indie" character - Radiohead, Muse, Sufjan Stevens, Here We Go Magic, Caribou, etc.

Of course there is the unsurpassed falsetto (ab)use in glam and (nu)glam rock, David Bowie being my favourite.

And one of the most beautiful falsettos (and male voices in general IMO) in pop music (besides Jeff Buckley) - Morten Harket from A-ha. Unfortunately the music is not so great, apart from some of their work in the 80's.
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Ok, thanx for your comments and I will check them for sure.
But please stay in the genre RnB/Urban/Pop these days.
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The Congos! Dudes were brilliant, and Lee Perry's production is a fantastic demonstration of what can be accomplished with a little equipment and a lot of mojo:

YouTube - The Congos - Solid Foundation
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