Best backing vocals


#1

Is it Midnight Train To Georgia? It is isn’t it?


#2

Is this just going to be a thread about Kim Deal? Because it probably should be.


#3

Whole album really


#4

always loved the backing vocals on the night they drove old dixie down


#5

I was thinking Mike Mills


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#8

Lots of Matt Sharp’s contributions to Weezer. Often in a falsetto but mixed well on records so it wasn’t overbearing


#9

#10

It’s Think by Aretha innit


#11

Or I Say A Little Prayer, which is basically 90% BVs?


#12

in the chorus maybe? not as a whole?

I just love the punctuation of the BVs in Think mixed with their actual contribution to the lyrics. “Jus’a Child!” So fucking joyous


#13

The Band in general, m9.


#14

Young Americans with Luther Vandross on backing vocals.


#15

Near Wild Heaven was the first thing I thought of when I saw the thread title


#16

Or Satellite of Love with Bowie on backing vocals


#17

These Days <3


#18

#19

Yeah the interplay between the backing and lead really makes this a truly great song rather than a really good one for me.


#20

If we’re talking Graceland, I’d say Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes or I Know What I Know. Backing vocals in those are stunning.