I was just listening to "Zoom" by Fat Larry's Band and became aware that the singer is a bit wayward with his pitch when singing this song, yet it still reached number 1.
Another song where pitching is a slightly off is "The Only Way is Up" by Yazz and this also went to number 1.
Do you have any other favourite songs where the singer is not quite in tune and do you prefer this to the auto-tuned, over produced vocals on tracks today?
I don't really like it if a singer, or a song part - is out of tune. It would be better to use a bit of autotune (or re-release it in tune), but don't use a lot of autotune. Too much can also be bad.
I do know about the Yazz song, as well as Human League (Dont You Want Me). In fact I was listening to the latter song a few days ago and the 2nd verse is in a much different pitch to the rest of the song.