Let’s have a mini tribute about Punk, Rock, Alternative famous songs with members of the group in lead vocals and the main singers in back vocals or completely absents.

“Silly Thing” was written by both Paul Cook and Steve Jones, and was recorded after lead singer John Lydon had left the Sex Pistols, therefore the vocals in this song belong to guitarist Steve Jones. This song adds something cool in Sex Pistols sound and still sounds fresh and uplifting.

“Numb” was the first single from 1993 album Zooropa and was released in June. The song features a monotonous mantra of “don’t” commands spoken by guitarist The Edge who sings lead vocals on this song, and he also stars in the video while U2 lead vocalist Bono and drummer Larry Mullen, Jr. provided backing vocals on the track. “Numb” originated as a discarded song from the Achtung Baby recording sessions called “Down All the Days”. While recording Zooropa, the band transformed the song with mixing assistance from co-producer Flood, the addition of keyboards and samples by co-producer Brian Eno.

“Heaven Beside You” was written primarily by guitarist Jerry Cantrell, who serves as lead vocalist, with Layne Staley providing backing vocals. It was the second single from their third studio album, Alice in Chains (1995).

In a lot of Depech Mode albums there is a song with Martin Gore as lead vocalist. favorite songs with Martin at lead vocals is “A Question of Lust” from Black Celebration lp and “Home” from Ultra lp.

“Should I Stay or Should I Go” is the most popular song by the Clash, from their album Combat Rock, written in 1981 and featuring Mick Jones on lead vocals. It was released in 1982 as a double A-sided single alongside “Straight to Hell”, performing modestly on global music charts. The song received greater attention nearly a decade later as the result of an early-1990s Levi’s jeans commercial, leading to the song’s 1991 re-release, which topped the UK Singles Chart.

We close this mini tribute with Jesus & Mary Chain and everytime William Reid decided to sing, he made this exception only for hymns…

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