Shoo Be Doo Be Doo Ahhhh: Male Singers With The Best Falsetto Game

July 5, 2013  |  
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Most women go crazy over a man who can sing, but it’s just something about a guy who can not only carry a tune but can sing something sweet to you in octaves you can’t even reach that makes him all the more attractive.

Most times it’s just an ad lib or something sung in such a high pitch we don’t even know what’s being said, but when it comes down to it, everything just sounds better in falsetto. And here are 10 men who kill it every single time.

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Frustraaaaaation…. by the time Miguel gets that line out, he might not even have to buy a woman drinks because his falsetto is so impeccable. And you know the best thing about Miguel’s high notes? He can hit them live too. (And yes, we know he’s hit other things, like women in the head with his pointy-toe shoes, but let’s stick to the matter at hand.)



Where should we start? “Superstar”? “There Goes My Baby”? “Climax”? Or “Can You Handle It”? Usher is the inspiration behind this list. It’s crazy how effortlessly he flows into those high notes and brings it down low. Chills girls. Chills.

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The Dream

The Dream’s falsetto is so good he wrote a whole song about it. Not convinced? Check out the track below. He’s like oooh oooh baby ah ah ah ooh ooh.

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Justin Timberlake

I don’t know how to type the sound of those ad libs Justin does in “Suit and Tie” but you know what I’m talking about . The ooooaaahhhwwww. JT killed those notes just like he did the falsetto on “Cry Me a River.” Effortless.


There are very few things this man can’t do so it should be no surprise to see him on this list. It’s hard to decide on which song we enjoyed his falsetto notes more, “Kiss” or “Adore”?  If his music wasn’t on lock on YouTube we’d let you decide.

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Smokey Robinson

Smokey would’ve had us in his car cruisin’ so fast it’s not even funny. His entire repertoire of music is full of falsetto notes and we love every single one.

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Jeremih’s a little raunchy, but we don’t mind as long as he’s on key when he’s singing all nasty like. The 25-year-old Chicagoan isn’t super well known, but you’ve probably heard his soprano over some hard rap beats at the club.

Al Green

“Simply Beautiful” is personally my favorite falsetto track from Reverend Al Green, but the truth of the matter is he can go into a soprano shout without a moments notice on just about any of his songs.

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Ron Isley

Ron Isley killed the falsetto game for about 50 years straight, let’s just be honest. Our parents were grooving to him on “Between the Sheets,” then in the ’90s we got hip to his voice when we couldn’t stop singing “you’re contagious, touch me babaaaay.”



Please don’t say you’ve forgotten Tank begging and pleading “Please Don’t Go” in 2007. Just about every woman who heard him hit that note responded, “I’m not going anywhere baby.”

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  • Andrew Michalski

    Your list is completely without merit if it doesn’t include Phillip Bailey! I mean seriously! Justin Timberlake?! Usher?!! Lol I mean you just made yourselves look foolish.

  • Duccone Loc

    talking falsetto without El Debarge in it…seems just false ….

  • Brian

    How do you not have El Debarge or Maxwell? In my opinion El Debarge created the game of falsetto.

  • Huitzil Carlos

    Miguel Aceves Mejia is King of the Mexican falsetto and he is number 1 for me


    Jeff Buckley? Thom Yorke? Justin Vernon? Jonsi? Jake Shears?
    Most of this list is full of auto tuned wannabes

  • Boojles

    And of course everyone forgot JIMMY JONES.

  • Jess

    Maxwell DeAngelo Raphael Saadiq Robin Thicke Marvin Gaye….how is it that these newbies make the list before the people they studied…Jerimih., Usher, really..really OVER MAXWELL and Robin R U CRAZY! Justin doesnt have a falsetto thats his natural voice….wack list, please do better

  • gekajones1

    Really? No mention of Maxwell, Eric Benet , Brian Mcknight, Philip Bailey, D’angelo, El Debarge? I agree with you with Prince, Ron Isley and Justin Timberlake but you ought to be ashamed of yourself for this list.

  • TraceFace

    Philip Bailey (Earth, Wind, & Fire), Eddie Kendrick (Temptations), Russell Thompkins (Stylistics), Barry Gibbs (Bee Gees), Aaron Neville, Maxwell, Robin Thicke. Madame Noire, you must do this article over please!

  • saynsii

    where is eric benet !

  • CoCo Lee

    Im upset at the fact Yall threw Justin on the list but not Robin Thicke… smh

    • Sassygalsassy

      I agree. Justin but no Robin. WTF. And what about the BEeGee’s, all 3 brothers sang in falsetto.

      • CoCo Lee


  • FromUR2UB

    Forgot Wayne Cooper of Cameo. What about Eddie Kendricks?

  • Ladybug94

    Also, where’s Howard Hewitt from Shalamar. He’s right up there with Philip Bailey and Ron Isley.

  • Ladybug94

    What about Felton Pilate from ConFunkShun…come on now.

  • Beckster14

    Where’s Robin Thicke?? Lost without you??? Blurred lines???

  • FromUR2UB

    This list is a bit lackluster. Some of these guys are not true falsettos. They’re fakin’ the falsetto funk!. How can you talk about falsettos without mentioning the Debarges, the lead singer of the Stylistics, or Philip Bailey? I would say, Ron Banks of The Dramatics, but I know that’s waaaaay before your time. Well, at least you got a few of them right and didn’t completely ignore music before the 90s, as you youngins tend to do at times. heeheehaha!

  • Anon

    Kevon Edmonds and El Debarge aren’t on here? Really?

  • Ceeloud

    This list is WHACK!!!! It should start with Phillip Bailey from EW&F, and seriously, how can you not have MAXWELL on this list, but you have Jeremih?? Where’s Robin Thicke?

  • the real

    Bobby Debarge from Switch, Sylvester, and Philip Bailey are yesteryears greats.
    Maxwell is a better falsetto than JT, Robin Thicke and Usher.

    • spookym

      Yes indeed, Sylvester!

  • Nai Solomon

    Maxwell, Musiq Soulchild, Robin Thicke… all missing from this list.

  • toya

    Ummmmm hello??? Lost Without You?? Reasons?? There’ll Never Be?? I Like It??? This Woman’s Work?? This list sucks!

  • bookjunkie80

    What kind of list is this?!? Jeremih and The Dream….really? Where is Eddie Kendricks? The lead singer from Heatwave?

  • blckcanary

    Brian McKnight???????????????

  • NormenBatez

    El DeBarge

  • NormenBatez

    El DeBarge

    • ATLQT


  • olskool_71

    Wow, you have Jeremih and Tank, but no Aaron Neville or El DeBarge!!!!!!!

  • Alexandrea Desteny Gray-Corujo

    Justin Falsetto is annoying! The dream has a baby voice. I love Miguel though his album is amazing. Ushers falsetto is ok not great. I think Maxwell falsetto is so amazing!!!! I agree with the others D’angelo is great too.

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  • rva

    This is bull crap guess you never heard Phillip Bailey with Earth Wind & Fire sing !!!
    Caught their concert and see for your self, there is no other that can hold a candle to him.
    World Greatess Falsetto singer.

    • DaisyDuke


      All you need to do is listen to “Fantasy” and you just KNOW that his Falsetto regins supreme!

      • Ladybug94

        Or listen to Keep Your Head to the Sky. He is tough.

  • wtfmybirthdaySUCKED

    Maxwell? DeAngelo? Raphael Saadiq? Robin Thicke? .. Umm yeah You all can remove Justin, Jeremih and replace them with some of these artists.. this list NEEDS to be seriously revised

    • Nikia D-Shiznit

      I would have gone in depth like you, but it’s like beating a dead horse. Fan believe they are passing the list off as if it’s the truth.

    • Beckster14

      Yes this list is horrible the whole time while looking through it I was thinking where is Robin Thicke?????!!!

      • Brian

        Ya he is good but also Maxwell, El Debarge, Musiq Soul Child I don’t think JT and Miguel even Jeremih should take the place of people who should have been on the list.

      • Andrew Michalski

        Robin Thicke??!!! Seriously?!! Screw that Hack! WHERES PHILLIP BAILEY?!! Earth wind and fire!! Ever heard of em?!!

  • Nikia D-Shiznit

    Where’s Maxwell, or Phillip Bailey? They have the baddest falsettos in the game, each reppin different generations.

    Miguel, Usher, and Justin are OK singers, and I do mean OK.

    The Dream sounds like a little beyotch, Jeremih just sucks.

    This was a horrible list. Just because MN staff likes the crap in their ipods doesn’t mean they should promote it.