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Tyler, Bowie & McCartney Ranked World’s Greatest


Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, David Bowie and Paul McCartney are among the greatest pop singers in the world -- or at least the pop singers with the greatest demonstrated range.

The three are in the Top 10 of a new survey by Concert Hotels measuring the range singers have used on their recorded works; Tyler ranked No. 4, Bowie was No. 8 and McCartney No. 9, with Queen's Freddie Mercury at No. 11 and McCartney's Beatle mate John Lennon at No. 13.

Also on the list are Marvin Gaye, Elvis Presley, Elton John, the Who's Roger Daltrey, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, U2's Bono, the Doors' Jim Morrison, Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant, the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger, Steve Winwood, Buddy Holly, Iggy Pop, Bob Dylan, Paul Rodgers, Aretha Franklin, Jackie Wilson, Lou Reed, former Journey frontman Steve Perry, Ray Charles, Bob Marley, the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson, Neil Young, Roy Orbison, Janis Joplin, Rod Stewart, John Fogerty, Joe Cocker, Johnny Cash, David Ruffin of the Temptations, Van Morrison, Chuck Berry, Joni Mitchell, Smokey Robinson, Otis Redding, Stevie Nicks, Jerry Lee Lewis and Sam Cooke. Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose ranked No. 1.

The full list, with ranges, can be found at