Not all of us are gifted singers. I myself always shy away from the mic whenever my friends would pick the next person to sing. Being placed on the spot has just always been an awkward situation for me.
Back then, I thought that the tonsillectomy I had when I was young was the reason why I can’t seem to reach those high notes. However, when Josh Groban had his tonsils removed, I realized it wasn’t the problem. Perhaps it was my vocal range, the range of notes that I can make.
To be better prepared for my next singing stint, I came up with a list of songs that do not have too many high notes in them. The songs below sound good and you do not have to strain your vocal chords to reach those powerful notes. Sing along to find out.
Songs from male singers:
1. "Catch a Falling Star" by Perry Como - Perry Como’s last number 1 hit
2. "Creep" by Radiohead - A song about a man following a girl around
3. "Easy" by The Commodores - A song about letting go
4. "Gambler" by Kenny Rogers - A song about a man as seen from the eyes of a gambler
5. "Grow Old With You" by Adam Sandler - A song about the little things that make relationships work
6. "Lost in Space" by Lighthouse Family - A song about the moon
7. "Just the Two of Us" by Will Smith - A song about a father and his son
8. "The Dance" by Garth Brooks - A song about the end of a relationship
Songs from female singers:
1. "Bizarre Love Triangle" by Frente - A remake of the hit song by New Order
2. "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" by Pat Benatar - Pat Benatar’s first Billboard top 10 song
3. "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor - A 1978 song about being strong after breaking up
4. "The Climb" by Miley Cyrus - The lead single for Hannah Montana: The Movie
5. "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" by Nancy Sinatra - A 1966 song that became number 1 in UK and US pop charts
6. "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper - A song about a lover who went ahead but will wait
7. "You Got Me" by Colbie Caillat - A song about what maybe a start of a relationship
8. "You Were Meant For Me" by Jewel - A song written in Mexico
There are more songs that are low pitched. There are even those with vocals that play in a much narrower range. An example is "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" by Crash Test Dummies. However, don’t let high notes stop you from singing. What’s more important is you exude confidence while reaching for those stellar notes. Practice is often the key.
If you still don’t feel like singing or you don’t feel like uttering many words, you could try singing "Tequila" by The Champs – you only get to speak three times throughout the entire song by saying the word “tequila.”
Brittany on April 13, 2015:
I love singing but I need to know some low pitched singers and some songs . Can any of you help me . Please help. Thanks
jenny cruz on August 22, 2012:
yes, this is interesting , hub is very interesting.. This is such very helpful page for the young learners, this can be also helpful to enhance or to improve our voices i know a lot from this site HUB
James A Watkins from Chicago on December 12, 2011:
Interesting hub. Thank you for the needful list of tunes for those without much vocal range.
itops (author) from the sea on October 26, 2011:
Wow! You know so much about music! And a soprano too? Great! I really admire you guys (sopranos, tenors and choir members) because you know the pitch that you're going to produce. Thanks for leaving a comment and visiting my hub! :)
FloraBreenRobison on October 26, 2011:
We all have different vocal ranges. I started out as an alto and still sing low when I sing more popular styles like jazz. But when it comes to classical music, I am now a soprano. I find with a lot of music books for piano/voice/guitar that they are in keys with no more than three flats or sharps-i.e. easy for the piano player-not always the best vocal range for singers of the appropriate gender when the song's lyrics suggest it needs to be sung by either a male or female. Sometimes the original key was in 5 sharps, for example, which takes a very accomplished musician to both read the music and play.
As for the specific songs you list, I'm familiar with most but not all of them. The Gambler is my favourite of the videos you include.