Axl Rose Has The Widest Range Of All

So says a chart based on the highest and lowest notes singers hit in recording studios. Among the rankings are Iggy Pop, Miley Cyrus, Freddie Mercury, Paul McCartney, Kurt Cobain and others.  More after the jump.

The chart comes to us from the folks at  Topping the list is Axl Rose who, the chart claims, hit his lowest note on “There Was A Time”  from Guns N’ Roses’ 2008 album Chinese Democracy, and he peaked with “Ain’t It Fun” from the band’s 1993 LP, The Spaghetti Incident?

Second place goes to Mariah Carey.  Long thought capable of hitting notes only man’s best four-legged friends could hear, Carey’s low end benchmark is on her recording of “Sweetheart” and the diva warbled her highest of the high notes on “Emotions.”

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Prince, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Christina Aguilera and David Bowie follow. 

The chart’s rankings are sure to spark more than a few bar arguments.  Tom Waits is shown as having a vocal range wider than Beyoncé, Bob Dylan occupies a higher spot than Aretha Franklin and Eminem is one position higher than former Journey singer Steve Perry.

The chart is based on data accumulated from music forum The Range Place reports London’s Telegraph newspaper. Click here to see it for yourself.