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Keith Richards performs at the concert "Sing me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard" at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)

Every now and then a lead singer needs a water break, so someone else takes over on vocals.  And every now and then one of those songs becomes a huge hit.

Rolling Stone has a list of 15 classic examples.  Here are the highlights:

“We’re An American Band”, Grand Funk Railroad, 1973 . . . sung by drummer Don Brewer.

Grand Funk Railroad - We're an American Band

grand funk railroad's track from their album greatest hits

“Take It to the Limit”, The Eagles, 1975 . . . sung by original bassist Randy Meisner.

Take It to the Limit (Live at The Forum, Los Angeles, CA, 10/20-22/1976) (2018 Remaster)

Provided to YouTube by Rhino/Elektra Take It to the Limit (Live at The Forum, Los Angeles, CA, 10/20-22/1976) (2018 Remaster) · Eagles Legacy ℗ 2018, 1980 As...

“Beth”, KISS, 1976 . . . sung by drummer Peter Criss.

KISS - Beth (official KISS video with remastered audio)

I claim or own nothin' ! Fan uploaded tribute video for comment and discussion ONLY ! To simplify my title, I call it "official KISS video" because the image...

“Don’t Fear the Reaper”, Blue Oyster Cult, 1976 . . . sung by guitarist Buck Dharma.  (This one’s kind of a cheat . . .All FIVE members of BOC sang.  And while Eric Bloom was their most frequent lead singer, Buck sang a lot of tracks, including their three best-known songs, “Reaper”, “Burnin’ For You” and “Godzilla”.)

Blue Oyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper (Official Audio)

Blue Oyster Cult's official audio for '(Don't Fear) The Reaper'. Click to listen to Blue Oyster Cult on Spotify: As f...

“Africa”, Toto, 1983 . . . sung by keyboardist David Paich.  It was the band’s only #1 single.

Toto - Africa (Official Music Video)

Toto's official music video for 'Africa'. Click to listen to Toto on Spotify:!a Official Stranger Things playlist: https://Legac...

“Sister Christian”, Night Ranger, 1984 . . . sung by drummer Kelly Keagy, who wrote it for his younger sister.

Night Ranger - Sister Christian (Official Video)

Music video by Night Ranger performing Sister Christian. (C) 2004 Geffen Records #NightRanger #SisterChristian #Vevo

“These Dreams”, Heart, 1986 . . . sung by guitarist Nancy Wilson.  It was actually one of two songs they were offered by outside songwriters.  The other one was “We Built This City”, which somehow became a hit for Starship.

Heart - These Dreams (Official Music Video)

REMASTERED IN HD! Official music video by Heart performing These Dreams. #Heart #TheseDreams #Remastered

“Happy”, The Rolling Stones, 1972 . . . sung by Keith Richards, who generally takes the vocals on one song per album, and this is one that became a hit.

The Rolling Stones- Happy

The Rolling Stones- Happy Sung By Keith Richards and Mick Jagger Keith Richards on Rhythem Guitar, Mick Taylor on Lead Guitar, Mick Jagger is the main vocals...