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22nd Sep '17 1:37:27 PM Pichu-kun
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** Another high-profile rapper who uses this technique extensively is Eminem.

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** * Another high-profile rapper who uses this technique extensively is Eminem.Music/{{Eminem}}.



* Music/HeatherAlexander, on her album ''In'shallah'', sings one particular song as a three-part round. She's the song's sole vocalist. It's particularly startling since she just didn't use such techniques.
** Though after transitioning to a man, AlexanderJamesAdams, he did record an album on which he performed several duets, performing both alto and tenor parts.

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* Music/HeatherAlexander, Heather Alexander, on her album ''In'shallah'', sings one particular song as a three-part round. She's the song's sole vocalist. It's particularly startling since she just didn't use such techniques.
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techniques. Though after transitioning to a man, AlexanderJamesAdams, Music/AlexanderJamesAdams, he did record an album on which he performed several duets, performing both alto and tenor parts.
2nd Sep '17 2:13:01 PM nombretomado
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* JanetJackson has done this on a few occasions, most notably in her later albums.

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* JanetJackson Music/JanetJackson has done this on a few occasions, most notably in her later albums.
26th Aug '17 5:47:39 PM nombretomado
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* Music/AkikoShikata (a good deal of ''ArTonelico'' series vocal tracks, ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' opening and ending, etc) does this all the time, and she really can take it to extreme levels. It's not unheard of for her to do 200 or more recordings for one song. She might as well be a one-woman choir. It helps that her rather incredible amplitude often makes you forget that all those voices belong to the same person.

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* Music/AkikoShikata (a good deal of ''ArTonelico'' ''[[VideoGame/ArTonelicoMelodyOfElemia Ar tonelico]]'' series vocal tracks, ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' opening and ending, etc) does this all the time, and she really can take it to extreme levels. It's not unheard of for her to do 200 or more recordings for one song. She might as well be a one-woman choir. It helps that her rather incredible amplitude often makes you forget that all those voices belong to the same person.
11th Jun '17 1:36:19 PM nombretomado
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** "Win One, Lose One", his WorldCup song, finishes with the chorus being sung over a counterpoint of "England's coming home", and then sung ''again'' in a different way over ''that''. ([[http://www.mitchbenn.com/images/mp3.php?t=WIN+ONE+LOSE+ONE&id=33 It's easier to hear than to describe]])

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** "Win One, Lose One", his WorldCup [[UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup World Cup]] song, finishes with the chorus being sung over a counterpoint of "England's coming home", and then sung ''again'' in a different way over ''that''. ([[http://www.mitchbenn.com/images/mp3.php?t=WIN+ONE+LOSE+ONE&id=33 It's easier to hear than to describe]])
4th Jun '17 11:11:09 AM Twentington
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* Music/BradPaisley's "Born on Christmas Day" starts with a recording of him singing the song around age 12, and then segues into modern-day Brad singing the rest of the song. At the end, the recording of Child!Brad returns, and Adult!Brad sings a harmony over it.

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* Music/BradPaisley's "Born on Christmas Day" starts with a recording of him singing the song around age 12, and then segues into modern-day Brad singing the rest of the song. At the end, the recording of Child!Brad returns, and Adult!Brad [[SoloDuet adult Brad sings a harmony over it.his younger self]].



* Music/WeirdAlYankovic zig-zags this, as many of his backing vocals are clearly himself, while others are provided by his band.

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* Music/WeirdAlYankovic zig-zags this, as many of his backing vocals are clearly himself, while others are provided by his band. For instance, "Since You've Been Gone" is several Als singing over himself, with bassist Steve Jay singing the bass line.
28th Mar '17 5:22:34 AM BradOlson
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* The same with Mary Ford on the classic Les Paul and Mary Ford duets of the late 40s-early 50s, especially prominent in stuff such as How High The Moon, Mockin' Bird Hill, Vaya Con Dios among others..
19th Mar '17 10:09:09 PM Twentington
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* Music/WeirdAlYankovic for a number of his songs.

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* Music/WeirdAlYankovic for a number zig-zags this, as many of his songs.backing vocals are clearly himself, while others are provided by his band.



* Music/DaYoopers has many examples. Drummer Jim [=DeCaire=] can be heard singing harmony over himself on several tracks from ''One Can Short of a Six Pack''. Jim Bellmore used the trope frequently after taking over on lead guitar/songwriting duties from Joe Potila in 1995, as he regularly sings harmony to himself. This is particularly notable on "My First Time Ever", an {{a cappella}} track which has him singing all four parts of a barbershop quartet.

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* Music/DaYoopers has many examples. Drummer Jim [=DeCaire=] can be heard singing harmony over himself on several tracks from ''One Can Short of "Da Fishin' Trip", and Lynn Coffey can be heard singing a Six Pack''. "ba bum ba bum" underneath her chorus to "Dear Mr. Governor". Jim Bellmore used the trope frequently after taking over on lead guitar/songwriting duties from Joe Potila in 1995, as he regularly sings harmony to himself. This is particularly notable himself (such as the bass harmony on "Yooper Snow Rocket", or "My First Time Ever", an {{a cappella}} track which has him singing all four parts of a barbershop quartet.
quartet).
19th Mar '17 10:05:03 PM Twentington
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* CountryMusic singer Eddie Rabbitt frequently triple-tracked his lead vocals, a technique referred to as the "Eddie Rabbitt Chorale".

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* CountryMusic singer Eddie Rabbitt frequently triple-tracked his lead vocals, a technique referred to as vocals. One source even dubbed this the "Eddie Rabbitt Chorale".
* Music/DaYoopers has many examples. Drummer Jim [=DeCaire=] can be heard singing harmony over himself on several tracks from ''One Can Short of a Six Pack''. Jim Bellmore used the trope frequently after taking over on lead guitar/songwriting duties from Joe Potila in 1995, as he regularly sings harmony to himself. This is particularly notable on "My First Time Ever", an {{a cappella}} track which has him singing all four parts of a barbershop quartet.
5th Mar '17 12:49:09 PM NWolfman
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* Vic Mizzy, who wrote the iconic theme for ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'', couldn't afford backup singers to record the song, so he triple-overdubbed his voice to simulate a trio.
26th Jan '17 6:11:55 PM Twentington
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* Music/FaithHill does this almost exclusively on her albums.
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