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Readers’ Poll: The Best Vocal Performances in Rock History

Your picks included ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Twist and Shout’ and ‘Stairway to Heaven’

Readers' Poll: What's the greatest vocal performance in rock history?

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A great vocal performance can elevate an otherwise standard song to amazing heights. Imagine the Who's "Love Reign O'er Me" sung by anybody other than Roger Daltrey or "River Deep, Mountain High" sung by some run-of-the-mill soul singer. It just wouldn't work. If you need any evidence, search YouTube for Audioslave's attempts to perform Rage Against the Machine numbers; Chris Cornell is amazing, but "Bulls on Parade" cannot work without Zack de la Rocha.

Last week, we asked you to vote on your favorite vocal performances in rock history. Click through to see the results. 

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