Artists Who Don't Need Auto Tune
Start writing a post

Artists Who Don't Need Auto Tune

Live performances that will rock your world.

Artists Who Don't Need Auto Tune

Listening to music is the highlight of my day. Whether it's while I'm getting ready in the morning, taking a long trip, or just ready for a dance party by myself, the music is on and it's always my favorite artists. Spotify has become my new best friend. But the only thing that's better than a good solid album on Spotify is heading to Youtube and finding my favorite songs performed live. Artists who flex those vocal muscles and send a nice blanket of goosebumps down my arms are Heavenly gifts and should be appreciated. Here's a list of songs and performances that beat the studio version every single time.

1. Florence + The Machine - "Dog Days Are Over"

Florence knows how to give a stellar performance! "Dog Days Are Over" may be the song that sent Florence + The Machine into epic popularity in the U.S. a few years ago, but there's no doubt that her performance of the song is unmatched. She knows how to get the crowd going and let those notes soar.

2. Sia - "Reaper"

The first time I heard a song by Sia, it wasn't even Sia who was singing it. I scribbled down the name of the song and went home and looked it up and then immediately fell in love. Maybe it's the mystery of the face behind that big bow, but I can never get enough Sia.

3. Lady Gaga - "The Edge of Glory"

I've been a Lady Gaga fan for as long as I can remember. Her performances aren't always for everyone, but the one thing nobody can ever seem to deny is her raw talent. She passionately, and (seemingly) effortlessly, belts out every note without an inch of hesitation and her stage presence alone demands your attention, whether it's behind the piano or doing some cardio intensive choreography.

4. Fleetwood Mac - "Dreams"

Although this isn't a "contemporary" band, Fleetwood Mac will always have a special place in my heart. The band, which started in the 60's and has continued on-and-off for several decades, is still touring and sounding just as stellar as the day they first started recording together. When they were making music, voice overs and autotune didn't exist and they could produce a full record every few months. Stevie Nicks and her hippie aura is always completely captivating.

5. Hozier - "Take Me To Church"

I had never listened to Hozier live until I decided to write this article. I could probably sing every single song from his self-titled album in my sleep, but I had just never searched the World Wide Web to see what the sound was like outside the recording studio. I was not disappointed; in fact I was completely floored when I heard his velvety voice.

6. Walk The Moon - "Shut Up And Dance"

I was completely impressed with Walk The Moon when I heard them live. "Shut Up And Dance" brought this band to my attention (followed by my favorite song "Jenny") and to this day is still one of those songs that I love to dance to if I'm in a bad mood and need a pick me up. I didn't think the song got any more fun and energetic until I watched it being performed live.

7. Adele - "Rolling In The Deep"

"Rolling In The Deep" is a classic Adele song, which only makes it better. Adele has such a pure, angelic voice. It's hard for me to not get swept away in her performances. Adele juxtaposes many of the artists I've listed in this article in that her performances aren't outrageous or incredibly active. In simple, beautiful outfits, Adele's energy comes straight from her vocal chords and captures everyone's attention.

8. Sara Bareilles - "Brave"

My favorite part about Sara Bareilles is that she often plays an instrument when she sings. If you ever attend one of her concerts, she sits at the piano the whole show and belts out the most beautiful notes. When I saw her, she did the most spectacular cover of Sia's "Chandelier" that ultimately made me fall in love with her voice. Sara's voice is as delicate as it is powerful.

There are just some things in life that truly don't need an inch of auto tune.

From Your Site Articles
Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

Is Meaningful Casual Sex A Paradox?

Why noncommittal sex is more complicated than we'd like to think.


I lost my virginity to a graduate student from Los Angeles. We’d met at a rundown cafe whose Yelp page complained of an alleged rat infestation. His name was Ken and he was 25. What drew me to him was the peculiar way his mouth was perpetually fixed into a sideways, half-moon shape that was like a smirk but without any trace of smugness. But the two most striking parts of Ken by far were the dinner plate roundness of his face and his small, expressionless teddy bear eyes. Of the things that mattered to him, there was his best friend, a college dropout who sold computer parts in Toronto, and sex.

Keep Reading... Show less

A Conversation About Sex

"Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature." - Marilyn Monroe

Thinking Beyond Barriers

There it is. Even though I'm not around you, I can feel it. Was there a flutter of embarrassment in your mind when you saw the word sex in this article’s title? Did you look over your shoulder to ensure nobody was around before you began to read this?

Keep Reading... Show less

13 Signs You Are A True Cancer Of The Zodiac

Calling all babies born June 21st - July 22nd!

My Astral Life

I'm the first to admit that I am one of THOSE people who uses their zodiac sign as a description of themselves. I realize not everyone believes in astrology-related anything, and there are plenty of people who don't fit their signs. However, I'm one of the people who truly fits their sign to a tee. I'm a Cancer, a Crab, a Moon Child. It's currently our season fellow Crabs! So without further ado, here are all of the signs that you're a Cancer.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Blessing of Lacking Sex Appeal

To all the fellow non "it" girls out there


Lacking sex appeal is not a desirable thing. It makes you fee not ugly, but wrong. Not having charisma is not a life goal. It doesn't make you fee friendless, but isolated. Not being the "it" girl happens, and tonight (and every nigh prior to this)

Keep Reading... Show less

Confessions From the Single Friend of the Group

It is truly the worst place to be

Confessions From the Single Friend of the Group

Look. If you are anything like me, complaining about being single is such a hard thing to because you are genuinely happy for your friends, but as they continue to be happy in their relationships, the ever crushing weight of being the single friends can become overwhelming. For context, my primary friend group consists of four people. We are all roommates and it is a great time here. All three of my roommates have boyfriends/girlfriends, which makes our friend group of four quickly jump to seven, and it is wonderful! I love my roommates so much and I love their S.O's, but no matter how much I love them I always get extremely jealous and sad. The sad thing is that the only part that ever truly ends up bugging me is that since I am single, they are my go-to top priorities and it has been really hard to watch myself slip from the top of their go-to's to not being their go to when they feel the weight of the world. What makes it harder is that expressing that I feel alone and unwanted makes me sound jealous and like I don't want my friends to hangout with their people. I get it. I do. But there are just days I want to be someone's first pick and I'm not.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments