Top Ten Best Rock Singers


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The Top Ten

Freddie Mercury
The best singer, songwriter, performer of all time! From hard rock to ballads, he tops them all...
The best singer by far, his range and pure power can never be topped. The lows and highs of his voice, the emotion, and feeling. Never can he be surpassed.
Do I even have to say why Mercury is Rock's finest? His voice is adaptable to pretty much every single genre known to man. His vocal range is astounding, his charisma with the audience is awe inspiring, and his singing and song writing skills are unmatched even today. I could say more, but I'm sure everyone knows by now, Freddie tops them all. Dying from HIV, Throat problems, Smoker, and Tired, yet he still performed. Freddie Mercury = Musical equivalent of God.
[Newest]He is the king and the queen of rock at the same time.
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2Robert Plant
The Led Zeppelin frontman, Robert Anthony is by far the greatest singer who has ever lived. He is an incredible vocal range and make a variety of sounds. He can make a ballad sound powerful, and can let out the most beautiful or just the most incredible effects to his lyrics. With every song you listen to, you would just be more convinced, as every song his different and he has different elements. If you don't vote for robert plant, you clearly don't know music, or at least good music, more specifically, the greatest band of all time: Led Zeppelin.
Jared Leto number 1? You could barely classify him as rock! I like to call 30 seconds to mars bubblegum rock. A play on the phrase 'bubblegum pop' for those who aren't smart enough to figure that out. Anyway, this guy is unbeatable. Listen to stuff like Since I've Been Loving You, Stairway To Heaven, Black Dog, Babe I'm Gonna Leave You... Jared Leto could never do a better vocal performance than him! He's 62 and still rocking! Led Zep forever!
Congratulations to everyone who voted for Jarred Leto. You're all Idiots. Robert Plant is a God of Rock n' Roll and anyone who says otherwise should be shot at dawn, hung and then decapitated.
[Newest]His bluesy vocals helped pioneer metal music

3Axl Rose
axl is number one
play 5 voices on 1 song its great
Forever Axl Rose
Best forever!
Axl is the biggest fool. I don't understand how could anybody kick Slash out of bend, but when it comes to singing he's the best!
No one don't have higher vocal range!
He's just great, his voice is unbelievable and unforgettable... Without Axl, guns wouldn't be the same.
[Newest]He sucks, her voice is like a little girl...

4Jared Leto
Hey people, that's just not fair. Who the hell said that this pop singer sings rock, who the hell says he sings that well! I mean it ain't no rock and it isn't that good voice at all! Third place!? And why the HELL Ronnie James Dio, David Coverdale or Ian Gillan aren't here!? Explain this chart! Who made it! Not a person who knows ROCK!
This is not ROCK, nice voice for a girl, but not ROCK and not deserving to be mentioned with the likes of Freddie and Robert. Kids are so oblivious to good music
For everyone with negative comments about him, take a step back and take a long look at his talent. He is modern era rock singer who made it cool to be a rocker in an environment where electronic, hip hop and rap take over the audiences. On top of that his voice seamlessly blends with slow ballads such as 100 suns to being able to scream through the kill. A true multi-genred master that people shouldn't criticize ignorantly.
[Newest]I don't think he should be no3


5Chester Bennington
Chester has got a unique style of singing... Wanna see his best then you have 2 see given up, qwerty and wish... He can even flat up us all by his soft and pleasing voice... Hear him in leave out all the rest and waiting for the end... He can scream and soften his voice instantly... That is his special ability and he deserves a number 1 spot in the rock singers...! Chester you always rock!
Chester has the best voice in the world. Full of emotion. He can sing soft and scream the next second!
Chester Bennington is the best singer I have heard till date. There is absolutely no match for him. He has a unique voice and is amazingly versatile.

Awesome voice, awesome music and awesome band.
[Newest]Soft? Hard? He can sing everything at its best.

6M. Shadows
He Is Will Be The Number One Singer, Because He Has A Perfect Voice, And He Can Do The Fry Scream, The First Album Has Make Me Love Avenged Sevenfold, And For The Rev A7X Miss You!
The number 1 screamer singer with a bang in his voice when he sings a song he just lights it up every song sounds greats when he sings it totally a metal singer even he can sing other genres too...
I don't understand why he is on #5. He should be on top. Shadows voice is awesome
[Newest]I think ax7 are one of the most overrated metal bands ever

7John Lennon
I can't find the words to express my surprise. This is obviously a popular contest, and there's nothing bad with it, but even at this condition, in which fabulous world the top-three is not made of Rpbert Plant, John Lennon, and if you really want a recent singer, Axl Rose? In not a question of being legendary but the reason you are. Every music lover must fall in love with the things Plant used to do. It' s a mystery how he sang like that and a bunch of inspiration for generations to come. Echelons, pay attention: Jared Leto is probably ashamed to see a list like this. Before being offensive for Plant, Morrison, Presley, Osbourne, Vedder, Joplin and so on, it is offensive for him that people do not pay the legitimate tribute to where the music came from.
Jared played the role of Mark David Chapman, and this, in my humble opinion, was a deep tribute of love. That day, Chapman stole the greatest musicians maybe ever born from all of us. God gave us a new one, a certain guy named Kurt Cobain. Is not only about having a great voice, but what you can do with that.
If you don't believe in God, these men make you change your mind, that's what, they are sublime.
To love music is not being fanatics, is being ecstatics. Loving music is a form of respect for the astonishing power of beauty.
John Lennon doesn't need to be listed first.
He'll still be listed in 500 years, that's what.
John Lennon.
NO ONE can compare to him and paul when it comes to pop, rock, acoustics and last but not least: touching peoples hearts.
John never sang from just his throat but from his heart, he felt his music and made us feel it, no one does it like John, that's what makes him the greatest of the great. JOHN LENNON FOREVER!
[Newest]John was in my opinion the best singer of the Beatles. his vocals and on some songs there he screams are amazing

8Mick Jagger
Mick jagger the best
Best rocker on the planet! Voice made for the blues!
He has a very unique and distinctive voice.


9James Hetfield
All right, we are talking James Hetfield here, the master of metal, he can sing acoustic and other genres, and by the way, Leto is nowhere near Hetfield voice quality
Ha hetfield is not only a great vocalist but the best rhythm guitarist ever guy takes a lot of hate for some unknown reason
He reminds my past memorable days. His performance, Energy and communication with audiences is luxury.
[Newest]His powerful screams and growls make Metallica my fave band. kill 'em all was when his vocals were the best.

10Jim Morrison
Riders on the storm!
What jim is not in the top ten? And that jared leto crap is number 1? B**** please...
The Lizard King belongs in the top 5.
[Newest]His scream at the intro to When the music's over pretty much defines him as the greatest rock singer. Also, why would they possibly put Axl Rose in front of John Lennon


The Contenders

11Jon Bon Jovi
Livin' on a prayer
You give love a bad name
Born to be my baby
Dry county
Something to believe in
Living in sin
I'll be there for you
Hey god
Bed of roses
Have a nice day
It's my Life
These days
We weren't born to follow
Only lonely
Bad medicine
Never say goodbye
Bon jovi should be at the top ten.


Such a deep and sexy rock voice
[Newest]He should be at the top 2! He is better than even axl rose.

12Kurt Cobain
What! This god of music should be no.4 at least. (Behind Bono, Freddie & John Lennon). How can Chester Bennington, James Hetfield, Ozzy Osbourne and that 30sec2 Mars singer be ahead of this guy!

If he was alive Nirvana would've put all other bands to shame. Kurt had a truly blessed voice. Listen to Come as you are, heart- shaped box and the man who sold the world! RIP Kurt
Raw and perfectly suited to grunge music, Kurt's voice is just amazing, whether he was singing live or on a recording
This list is horrible top 5 should be 1. freddie mercury 2. kurt cobain 3. axl rose 4. layne staley 5. Robert plant
[Newest]Kurt was not only amazing he was legendary! Number 1!

13Roger Daltrey
A very powerful rock voice. An original. Remember... We Won't Get fooled Again. Love Roger.
The best rock singer of all time!
WHO? Still one of the best singers live!

[Newest]Very influential rock voice


14Bon Scott
Bon represents something that is sadly lacking from many bands today: humour. He knew that it was all a game. His lyrics are playful, original and perfectly balanced. A huge talent without whom we may never even have heard of AC/DC. He was the personification of the the ultimate Rocker and every AC/DC album he was on is a pure classic. Scott had the charisma that no modern day frontman has.

old rocker
A unique, powerful voice and incredible charisma and stage presence. What more can you ask for?
He is the best singer of all time! His lyrics are genius and he was so amazing and funny and I do not see how they can be such an ass (Leto, Bennington,... ) to a higher position!


[Newest]His best songs are tnt, highway to hell and let there be rock

15Steve Perry
Steve Perry has the most beautiful voice I have ever heard, and maybe that disqualifies him as a "rock" singer, but he did sing for Journey and make them famous. Songs such as Mother Father, Wheel In The Sky and Any Way You Want It are examples of his incredible talent. His voice is one of those, where most anyone can hear and immediately recognize him. If these Top Ten slots were taken strictly on the basis of most talent and best sound quality, Perry would undoubtedly be at or near the top.
Most beautiful, soulful voice. He makes each song sound as if he lived the lyrics. I love the highs he reaches but his lower range is beautiful, too, like in Captured By the Moment. I love how he can sing a soft ballad, like in It's Just the Rain, Still They Ride, Foolish Heart, or the power ballads like Open Arms and Oh Sherrie, and then really rock out on songs like Lay it Down, Escape, Edge of the Blade... OK I'm going to quit because I could go on like this forever. His voice is just perfection to me. Oh I want to mention Homemade Love, My My My, What Was, Mother Father, Harmony, Anyway You Want It... Somebody please stop me. I'm overloading here. Enjoyed his three performances with the Eels. He's still got it! Would love to hear more from him!
Steve Perry is perhaps the best " haute contre" (natural male alto, a rare form of countertenor and one of the rarest voice types. His beautiful operatic voice demonstrates range and clarity, yes a singer like SP is one in a million.
[Newest]I don't really this he has much of a rock voice.

16Steven Tyler
Are you guys crazy? Leto is in top three and this rock 'n' roll master is down here.. seems like a bunch of teenage girls came to this website and though: "Uhh Jared is cute, lets vote for him". You Dudes are really like ladies! This man showed us how to walk this way, didn't he? I mean, Mercury and Plant deserve the top two, but Steven should be at least somewhere in top five! Oh well, lets hope those teenage girls have some grandparents who could go on this website and make it a fair game...
Can someone please explain to me why while Jared Leto is in umber 3, the Demon of Screaming is not even in Top 10? Oh, and is that Kurt Cobain I see below this? Uhh... Mick Jagger? Ozzy Osbourne in 29?! And guys... where's Elvis Presley... ? Oh, there he is, in 49.

Thank god Freddie Mercury and Robert Plant are in the top 2, else my sanity will be gone.
The way he can make his voice do things the way threy do is an eighth world wonder. And he is 64 and STILL singing like that.
[Newest]The demon of screamin


17Bruce Dickinson
gretest singer of all time
this man has it all
and a bueitiful voice
for the people who voted for the 26 people that are ahead of this god I would like you to here the following songs
brave new world
flight of icarus
rime of the anciant mariner
when you here those songs you will see that bruce dcikinson is the gretast singer of all time, so vote for him now.


15th place is definitely not the correct place for Bruce Bruce to be. His vocal range is ridiculously high, and he, unlike most people, does not falsetto at the really high notes. Truly talented. Listen to Aces High, he can hit the high D, and in a later scream a high G.

But obviously the most blood-chilling moment has to be his high A in The Number of the Beast. You know that scream near the beginning of the song? That's what I'm talking about.


make sure you vote for him, and also listen to hallowed be thy name


[Newest]The best of the all

18Chris Cornell
His range is similar to that of Freddie Mercury and Robert Plant, but his lower register is WAY better than the other two. He and Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) are the best low-pitched male voices in rock BY FAR. Just listen to "Say Hello To Heaven" and "Fell On Black Days", so you can hear an incredible combination of manly low pitched phrases and crazy high powerful bits. An amazing voice, I'd say these three guys are the best ever, only grunge was never as commercial as rock/pop, that's why many people don't even acknowledge Chris's existence.
Only the 17? Cornell has the best voice of Grunge and one of the best voices of the music history. I think that he needs more recognition.
Just LISTEN TO HIM!... best voice in my opinion I've ever heard yet... yes, you've read it right.

19Ronnie James Dio
There was and there is no better singer. No one can reach him.
He is the king of Rock and Roll. It�'s a shame to put him behind Ozzy, Ian Gillan or Bon Jovi.
Hah Number One my Friend, Number one, Without a Slightest Competition
He was the voice of heavy metal.
[Newest]Most people don't appreciate this legend

20Amy Lee
I love her So much I'm addicted to her. Her songs are amazing. I get into a great feelings when I listen to her gorgeous voice. God what a beautiful Singer. Her style is amazing too. I just hope that the people see right through the prospective I looked through long time ago and live in the world that she made for us. Hope to see her once in my life.
I think she deverses top 10
She is beautiful and good singer she is the best
[Newest]She doesn't deserve here

21Ann Wilson
It such a shame how people can't put aside that she is a female. Ann wilson has THE greatest rock voice that will ever come to are ears
Go listen to a Heart album, that is all - incredible vocalist.
She's got an incredible range and a great voice

22Paul McCartney
He is better than Mercury. During his prime he had a vocal range of nearly 5 octaves, almost one more than Mercury. And he had an even greater variety in his repertoire. Mercury stole a lot from his singing style. No wonder as Mercury considered The Beatles as his musical Bible.
22? Really? You guys even know him!? He is the best!
The best rock singer with Freddie Mercury. He needs to be at #2 or #3
[Newest]His voice is not very impressive, but still not bad

23Eddie Vedder
Vedder, Cornell, Plant, Neil Young. They should fill the top 4.
I am so impressed by this guy. His music makes me move. He did so much for me. Thank you Eddie V. Love YOU SO MUCH. Best regards!, Alex
He has that feeling in his voice - you could listen to his singing forever and never get tired of it. Eddie makes you breathe.
[Newest]Would vote for Robert plant but he is way to low

24Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy has one of the greatest rock voices of all time, his unique tone is instantly recognisable and he can sing different types of music, for example Rock/ Heavy Metal (Crazy Train), clean rock/ soul (Dreamer) and even pop rock (Changes). Ozzy has played with some of the greatest musicians of all time such as, Randy Rhoads, Zakk Wylde and Tony Iommi. Ozzy also frontlined Black Sabbath, one of the most famous bands of all time. He can still sing at the age of 65 after all of the abuse he has thrown at his body through drugs and alcohol and he still performs live many times each year. Ozzy is not named the Prince of Darkness for nothing, should definitely be number 1
can't understand his normal voice, but his singing is remarkable

Ozzy's vocals are amazing and my favourite song of ozzy is crazy train
[Newest]His unique tone gave his one of the most distinctive and influential voices ever

25Ian Gillan
Just listen to him sing Child in Time off the Made in Japan album, or Highway Star off of the same Made in Japan album. Incredible. Or, When a blind man cries. The best rock singer of all time
Highway star, speed king, smoke on the water are big3 hard rock songs.
In japan, ever, gratest vocalist is ian gillan that man born 60~80S maybe
YAn Gillan has an amazing vocal range and very nice tembre of voice. His manner of singing varies a lot and is often very soulful. Remember Jesus Christ Superstar. He is no doubt the best rock vocalist of all times
[Newest]He is the original screamer.


26Adam Gontier
How can somebody have such power and emotion in one voice?
He deserves to be a lot higher! He is an inspiration.
Should be way higher on this list. definitely above a lot of these other guys
[Newest]That rasp though

27Myles Kennedy
Alter bridge kicks any other bands b***
Myles Kennedy's voice has a spark in it
anyone who has a doubt on him should listen to mettalingus by alter bridge
How the hell is Myles this far down in the list? He is arguably the best singer in modern rock today. He has got a FOUR OCTIVE RANGE. That's just insane. This guy can hit low notes that most people can't hit and highs that most people can't hit either. Lisen to songs like Broken Wings, Slip to the Void and Starlight. Not only can Myle's voice have a billion women crying, it has the intensity and the emotion that most other singers don't have. This dude is truly one of the best singers in history.
Deserves to be at #1 I believe, He can sing a very high pitch voice and very low as well, very beautiful voice (and for all the A7X fanboys, A7X isn't rock, so it isn't even supposed to be in the list)
[Newest]Not only is he the best rock singer today - he is gorgeous too!

28Bryan Adams
I love his voice! Fascinating!
He's got the best voice on earth.
God! Adams is a fantastic singer. He should be number 1.. His songs are so catchy..

29Yvonne Muentener
This rockstar is totally different to all the others. Her voice makes us believe in wonders.
The coolest female rock voice ever. I thought good rock voices is a men thing. She completely changed my opinion. I love the way she's overwhelming and funny in the same go. Also her range is exciting. The style of her band Sugamice is stunning different to all the rest in the market. I believe it's impossible to find someone trying to present her songs in a caraoke show. I'd love to see that!
She's really fascinating! I love her so much!

30Brent Smith
Stunning singer from a stunning band. The best vocalist out in the modern rock genre today. Also a brilliant song writer with it.
The best singer out there today. Magnificent range of vocals from very low to very high. A must listen to musician.
Have you ever heard shinedown he is amazing gosh sorry but get a taste in real music

31Janis Joplin
Listen to cry baby that alone should put janis up higher than 20.

32David Gilmore
Gilmore is certainly better than Hetfield in singing... His soft voice compliments his style of guitar play (Listen to high hopes and Shine on you crazy diamond ) unlike Metallica songs where any sort of voice would have sufficed... As far as playing guitar is concerned the only comparison gilmore would have is with Page... His solos move your very soul and leave you dazed! Kirk has fast fingers and hendrix can do stuff which no one else can do but they are in no way the same league as Gilmore... ( I have shot the concerts for most of the bands during their England tours and trust me there is no one to hold a pick to this guy! )
Are you KIDDING me? David Gilmore ranked n°61. He is the best rock singer and one of the best singers ever, because he can handle his quiet mystic voice to go with the flow of the rhymes and melodies to express the lyrics and the messages of the songs.
This right here is a damn shame! That's a sin to put gilmour this far down on the list! One of the greatest voices of all time
[Newest]Come on people Gilmore to the top...

33Elvis Presley
THE KING! People this guy is one of the reasons why many of our fellow rock singers are singing.


There is no performer living or dead that can even shine the shoes of the king 39 he should be number 1 hands down
49! This must be some kind of optical illusion I'm having... He is the king! Number 1
[Newest]The king of rock n roll

34Benjamin Burnley
Ben Burnley has an amazing voice range, from screams to such a smooth voice, it's literally perfect. One of my favorite singers EVER. Also super cute. (;
Breaking Benjamin lead Singer has a kickass rocking set of pipes

35Klaus Meine
ARE YOU KIDDING ME he has the best rock voice in the world I know that Freddie Mercury gets all the credit but Klaus can sing WAY better then him he beats any body that is ahead of him I can't believe you guys are not voting for Klaus he is a legend I think he can sing even better then Elvis so you can call me crazy but his voice is just so smooth oh and ps:SCORPIONS ARE THE BEST BAND EVER
Any list that ranks Klaus Meine below 2nd or 3rd position of the best rock voice in the world is not reliable!
I can't believe it... Klaus is just the BEST!
[Newest]Klaus... he can rock you like a hurricane!

36Dave Grohl
Grohl, in my opinion, is possibly one of the best rock singers ever, and deserves to be in the top 10. 38 is way too low for Dave- he's a ' legend, his voice is strong and rough but can be quiet and peaceful and the same time. Foo Fighter's songs are so easy to relate to, and they can make someone feel so many emotions. It's a complete shock this guy isn't in at least the top tens.
Should be in top 10! He's amazing. He has one of the best voices in rock today. Very under rated on this list. Listen to from Skin and Bones to White Limo. What a range!
Wow, I can't believe this is so far down here. His high shrills, screams, to his smooth jazzy acoustic voice is amazing. Come on!
[Newest]In 2 of the most awesome bands ever


37Chris Robertson

38Paul Stanley

39Bob Dylan
Are you kidding me now? Jared Leto made it to the top 3? And Bob Dylan, possibly the most influential figure in rock music all time, sits at 39? This list better be a joke.
Better songwriter than singer


Damn he is so cool! Why so behind?

40Mike Patton
It really surprises me that nobody has put Patton on this list so far. No doubt, Freddie Mercury's an absolute genius, but Patton is more versatile that him in his crazy, experimental way. Singing - sometimes even operatic - screaming, growling, crooning, rapping; he is capable of delivering all those styles flawlessly. That guy's a sorcerer.
Mike Patton is definitely the most versatile singer ever to be in the music industry. From his calm singing voice to his insane screams and growls, the man can sing better than anybody else. I'm sorry, but anybody that has a singing range of over six octaves, can out beat anybody in a singing situation.

Perhaps other people can sing better from a technical perspective, but nobody can sing more convincingly than Bono. One in a million performer. Nobody can perform like him.
I think he deserves to be on this list. He's an amazing singer, part of one of the world's greatest bands, humanitarian and song writer. What else can you ask for?
Greatest songwriter of all time, and as for the vocals, there out of this world.
[Newest]U2 rules! Especially Bono

42Corey Glover

43David Bowie
He should be higher


44David Coverdale
Second best after Rob Halford!
Coverdale was purples best singer by a long way!
His music will never be repeated.
COVERDALE! Best voice in history of rock
Not only the Greatests, but also the Best of them!

45Tim Mcilrath

46Corey Taylor
Hah! You gotta be kidding me, he deserves to be in the top three. He has got the most powerful voice and unique voice. Through his voice every type of emotion can flow out
Seriously 48? Corey Taylor should be top 10! At the very least! His voice and lyrics are amazing and the way he makes it all flow through during every song is absolutely amazing! Ranging from sulfur to vandetta, and even his softer songs like bother! He is amazing!
What is this? Corey is n51? You must be kidding me! He got very powerful and unique DARK voice!
[Newest]I love his screams

47Lou Gramm
How was foreigner's classic lead singer not even on this list? Lou had an amazing range and he has even been recovering from throat surgery at least put him in the top 40
Gramm should be in the top ten. Waiting for a girl like you was played at every high school dance during the 80's. His voice wasn't to deep or too high; it was perfect.

48Ringo Starr
Ringo is a great drummer and gifted with a beautiful unique voice as well.
Isn't he a drummer?


49Jimi Hendrix
Why do all the music related lists on the Top Tens suck? Jimi deserves top 15 easily. Jared Leto is lucky to be in the Top 15,000, let alone TOP 3.
His guitar skills overshadow his voice


50Robb Flynn

51David Lee Roth
Diamond Dave not in the top ten? Not surprising since this site has Slash as the greatest guitarist.
Hell yeah Roth wasn't the best singer but deserves to be higher
How is Roth this far down! David is the best singer ever
[Newest]He was a strange dude.

52Billy Joel
He has an awesome voice, he really deserves a higher position than this!

Were this an international list, HYDE would be at the top.

Top of the charts rocking Japan for more than 20 years (though he still looks in his 20's), with an avid international following, as vocalist for L'Arc~en~Ciel, as well as his solo work, and vocalist for VAMPS, hyde's vocal range and ability to sing rock without distortion make it difficult for anyone else to cover songs written for him. Passionate and expressive, pure and sweet, sorrowful and heartbreaking, fierce and sexual - people only have to hear him, to want more.

54Matt Tuck
Tuck has the very best metalcore voice, I ever heard

55Patrick Stump
Is an American singer-songwriter, composer, record producer, and music critic. He is the composer, lead singer, and multi-instrumentalist of Fall Out Boy, and is also a solo artist. Stump has been credited for being a soulful vocalist suitable for R&B, as well as one of the best voices in pop punk, according to Billboard. With Fall Out Boy he placed singles in the top 10 of the US Billboard Hot 100 and their 2007 album Infinity on High reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200, with two more albums peaking in the top 10. NUFF SAID!
Just listen to Soul Punk... his voice is beautiful. I wouldn't usually put an artist that is so mainstream now, but he can sing rock. And he can sing pop. And he can sing everything. And it's amazing.

56Anthony Kiedis
Anthony Kiedis is the best! He is doing great in the red hot chili peppers, and he is really talented.


Listen to under the bridge great voice and lyrics

He should not be this low, go listen to under the bridge and vote for him.

57Lzzy Hale
Should be at the top, her voice is EPIC!
Everything Lzzy lends her voice to is amazing.
The Queen of Rock. Deal with it.
Freddie and Robert are easily my top picks too... and then I heard Lzzy sing. There's nothing like it. Ever.

58David Draiman
This dudes voice is so unique and out there. Why is he not on here?
His music has really changed my look on life!

59Joe Elliott
Joe DEFINITELY deserves to be top 10. You can tell the emotion of every song by how he uses his voice, like in Love Bites, Mirror Mirror, and SO many others. Joe Elliott rocks this world and deserves to be in the top 10.
He Rocks even to this day, I agree with chester Bennington at number 4 but joe should be at least in the top ten.


60Brian Johnson
No Competition best singer by far, who are the people voting for this award its for a rock singer not a ballad or other genre, Back in Black is the second best selling album of all time for two reasons, one best lead guitarist in the world and two best rock singer in the world!

WHAT?! Those who think Bon is better than Brian, I can just tell you: listen to hells bells and tell me whether bon would ever be able to sing that! Same thing for all other of his songs. Brian is a songwriter too just like Bon. Nobody can sing falseto and yet still have such a razor's voice like Brian! His voice might have changed but its still kickass!

61Layne Staley
Axl rose and Chester in front of a man that has a 4 octave range and produced some of the most iconic songs of the 90s and has influenced a crap load of bands? No way he needs to be more higher even if we are talking about technicality. His sorrow and pain in his death defying screams is unmatched to this day. There is only one Layne Staley.
Layne is very underrated for his voice. He had a presence about him. He could sing anything. Not many people could harmonize so beautifully as he did. Hard or soft... He did both well.
Number one grunge singer and my favorite singer of all time. He should be so much higher than he is. Very underrated.

62Gerard Way
Gerard way is a topnotch singer I have ever seen
Performance was captivating
Looks neat
He's like a lease which comes from another planet
He is a world best singer
My chemical romance keep going!
Gerard Way's voice is awesome! I have never heard a voice as unique and captivating as his. I think he should definitely be rated higher!
I don't know why he isn't higher on the list or their aren't many more reviews about him but he is a great singer.

63Zubeen Garg
Zubeen Garg is the best...


East or west Zubeen is the best

64Bruce Springsteen
One of the best singers ever


65Geddy Lee
Come on guys geddy may have some nail-on-chalkboard stuff but he really can sing with some emotion. Even if he does not have the best voice, he has lots of talent. Keep on rocking geddy!
Why the hell is Geddy all the way down here?!

66Greg Puciato

67Joe Cocker
Totally the BEST and may He rest in peace.

68Isono KYO Hiroshi
this frontman has the most powerful singing voice and he can make the audience lively


69Sebastian Bach
Needs to be in the top 30 at least!
1. Skid row is the beast band of the world
2. Sebastian bach are the beast singer in the world
3. Youth gone wild! 1

70Liam Gallagher
Deserves to be higher than this


Unique voice and personality

71Lemmy Kilmister

72Stevie Nicks

73Caleb Followill
How can this guy be so low? His voice sounds better live than on record.. Top 20 material.
When it comes to rock vocalists today, he is among the best.
By far the best voice in rock ever.

74Atif Aslam
Please vote for atif aslam

75Paul Rodgers
All you have to do is listen! The power of his voice, as well as his control, sends him to the top of any rock list.
Best blues rock band and singer ever
Paul Rodgers below Ringo Starr?

76Otsuka Morrie Motoyuki
One of the idolized vocalists in japan, has many tributes and major bands in japan cover his songs


77Jeff Buckley
Criminally underrated. Robert Plant admired this man. He was signed as a heritage artist and entrusted to cover Dylan and Leonard Cohen. Could and would have changed the climate of rock if he hadn't passed away. Greatest singer of all time.
Jeff Buckley is so under rated and so under appreciated. His vocal technic, voice range, quality and the emotion he put into his songs make him qualified to be the #1 Rock singer of all time. If you disagree with me then you obviously don't know what good music is
Jeff Buckley is amazing. If you are ranking him on ability alone, he should be # 1

78Elton John
Elton John is legendary! Definitely deserves higher than 68th place.

79Tom Delonge
Tom DeLonge back in the day used to have one of the most unique voices! But now his voice is different because it got a lot deeper.

80Ian Anderson

81ZP Theart
Great voice of dragonforce band m/_

82Mike Perrino
Not very well known but one of the best
Great singer. Great friend. Great guitarist. Check out this brah.
Best singer ever! I don't get how he isn't in the top 10

83Sakurai Atsushi

84Koshi Inaba

85Ryuichi Kawamura
He can sing any kind of songs very well since in his carrer he had a rock band and pop/opera solo work. He has a world record of singing more than 100 songs in one show due to his extremely powerful voice. He is just the best

86Dave Mustaine
Try Singing as well as he can why playing the guitar. Very Talented.

87Michael Barnes

88Chris Daughtry

89Brandon Boyd

90Hayley Williams

91Sammy Hagar
The biggest under dog in rock music. Should be within the top 50 for sure. Its the Red Rocker! Awesome music from 1970's to current. How many people have that?
Still consistent after all these years. Go back and listen to him with Montrose and compare it to now. Still powerful.

92Geoff Tate
Geoff Tate's voice, range, power is all unbelievable. For example eyes of a stranger. In the beginning of the song his notes are very low but once you get more into the song he is screaming these powerful unbelievable notes like it's his job. He deserves to be put higher.
This dude is by far the best male vocalist of all time - all 5 octaves of it. Too bad I can't say that much about Queensryche. What a waste of his talent.

93Eric Clapton

94Alice Cooper
I wounder why people didn't put him on the list. He has the best on stage shows.
I love his voice his style his look - he's awesome! Thank you Alice for giving us so much pleasure!

95Mark Hoppus


97Jack Black

98Robin Zander
Zander has been the lead singer for Cheap Trick for over 35 years and is often referred to as "the man with a thousand voices. " Listen to the first Cheap Trick album (Cheap Trick) from 1976 and realize that this man has been sorely under represented. And who the H is Jared Leto? I don't know who put this list together, but Jebus, it certainly does NOT represent an informed view of the greatest rock vocalists of all time. Who are #'s 4 & 5?


100James LaBrie

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