I love both of these singers, both deep into my top 10. Paul's main facet, imo, was his ability to sing several types of music well (See: helter skelter, here there and everywhere, ive just seen a face, besame mucho, maybe im amazed, etc) Freddie's main facet, imo, was his beautiful falsetto. I, personally, would put Paul one spot ahead of Freddie. My main problem with Mercury is his inability to control his register changes at certain points in his career. Paul was always able to fake his chest voice up to high C, or, if he felt it were more emotionally meaningful (in Here, There, and Everywhere, for example), he could slip into his falsetto around G above middle C, or even lower if he really held back his breath. Mercury always broke around the same place, higher than Paul around A above middle C, and he never was able to, or at least he never did it, fake that register break any lower. Still an amazing singer though. What's your opinion?