Greatest Rock Voices

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The Top Ten

Axl Rose
AXL ROSE is the best rock vocal ever I love him and his songs really changed my life. I love his band GUNS AND ROSES they were and still are legends. Slash is such an amazing guitarist, and Axl has an amazing voice. Guns and Roses are so influential, they should get in.
What really makes a great voice, is style, versatility, and (in my opinion) above all, recognizability. Nobody out there has a voice quite like Axl's. He has a unique voice, which is why I voted for him. His voice may not be crystal clear like Freddie Mercury's, but it's so incredibly powerful, it blows me of my feet every time.
AXL BEING 20 MADE THINK WHO MADE THIS LIST. Um no doubt Axl is the best rock voice EVERR. I'm being completley serious. Some of these people arnt even rock singers.. I'm not saying they're bad but they're not ROCK VOICES!
[Newest]Not BY FAR, but deserve the number 1
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2Steve Perry
The fun we saw in his 1994 while performing in NYC with out Journey you truly saw a different side of Steve, he had fun and looked like he had the weight lifted off his shoulder, and his silky smooth voice was even more soulful than ever before, when he sand I'll be alright with out you/cupid one of the best interactions with the audience and one of my favorite video's... No one will ever come close to that silky smooth voice, and no one will ever touch our hearts the way Steve did every song takes you back to a place in time, and that is what a true singer/song writer is all about
I hope he sings for us soon he voice is missed more than he will ever no.. We miss you Steve thank you for all the memories you have given us and hope to hear from you soon. Faithfully
Steve Perry is a legend in his own time! This is a singer that doesn't record solo anymore, but who is still in great demand. His fans are so faithful that they resort to reminiscing about him and his music on various websites. He can sing any kind of song and sing it better than anybody else.

That's why he is known as "The Voice"!
A voice that transcends the boundaries of human vocals and electrifies our souls with goose-bump inducing ballads and foot-tapping anthems, this icon of our time will travel through history in the hearts of all and his music will remain ever present in the very foundation of our culture. Long live "The Voice"
[Newest]Best rock singer ever! No doubt about it...
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3Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury will always stay in our hearts.
We can just listen to his voice and feel so close to everything that is wonderful in this world.
That's the effect that his voice has on me, so of course that he's at the TOP of my list! :D
Like Freddie said: 'I won't be a rock star. I will be a legend. '
And you are my friend! &
Freddie Mercury is the most skilled singer I have ever heard, and he has such a powerful and beautiful voice! He sings with no barriers. When you listen to him, you just get that feeling that he can do anything with his voice and reach every possible note the is.
I can't find anything wrong with it. Just perfect!
Anyone who places Freddie Mercury lower than #1 is just kidding himself... You either never listened to him or you never listened to someone who was trying to sing one of his songs! I dare you to do both of those things and then come share your opinion here again! Chances are, you will hear your rock idol trying to sing Freddie's song and feel sorry for him... Just watch The Freddie Mercury Tribute concert from 1992 and you will get my point. And to be able to make the difference, watch Queen's performance at Live Aid from 1985 or any other concert of theirs and draw your conclusions. I am not even go into the topic of singing in different styles, because then it wouldn't be fair at all to the rest of the contenders on this list (or any other list for that matter)... King Freddie - always in our hearts!
[Newest]Well, there's no doubt about that one, is there?
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4Robert Plant
Whole lotta love for Led Zeppelin's vocalist who probably is the most influential rock singer of all times. Freddie Mercury admitted that he was a fan of Plant and David Coverdale has obviously spent most of his career ripping on Robert.

Definitely my favorite tenor in rock music. Hope he's gonna change his mind and eventually tour with Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones. Wouldn't that be epic?
I don't know what it is but its just so magical the way he sings. I can't imagine anyone else singin zep besides him. and wow, what a shock that steve perry iis #1 on this list. he is a close #2 to plant but come on are there really that many journey fans out there? Don't get me wrong I like em but they are over rated most people like don't stop believin that's it and wats with heart? Every1 on this site seems 2 like em. I like barracuda but not much more they are kinda like journey in that way. and I used 2 think that there were a ton of bon jovi fans out there but I guess I'm wrong there are a lot of richie sambora fans. for the record I listened 2 him and he sucks at singing bon jovi rocks though. but yea plants the best


Robert plant is the reason that the Steve Perry's and every other singer on this list maybe Freddie mercury is a not so distant 2 but sorry to say no Plant no Chris Cornell and so on the wanna be that is the new singer in journey shouldn't have even been in this
[Newest]His voice is more than just vibrating vocal chords, it's a beautiful, seductive, soulful, skillful, and multidimensional instrument by which the most beautiful of arts can be created

5Jon Bon Jovi
His voice is really unique! With little bit of accent. I love it!
Amazing singer, performer, all round entertainer, and sexy to boot!
C'mon this list is rediculous. Jon Bon Jovi can hit notes that most girls have trouble hitting this guy is a legend


[Newest]Half way there! ThE bEsT!

6Ann Wilson
What amazes me about Ann Wilson is that she can still sing! Her voice is just as brilliant now as it ever was because she's taken care of it. Steve Perry doesn't sing anymore because he can't. He ruined his voice years ago with bad technique. Ann is the best because she knows how to take care of her instrument.


Does anyone remember Barracuda, Little queen, Crazy on you, Magic Man Alone. People wake up.
Ann Wilson is the Greatest Rock Singer of all Time!

7Rob Halford
Hey, what the hell is Rob Halford doing at a position like 10! HE SHOULD BE NUMBER ONE! Rob is the God of Heavy Metal and All kinds of music... This guy has the best & most powerful falsetto voice ever heard in music and a vocal range over Six multi-octave! Come on people, he should be number one everywhere... All hail the METAL GOD! , /
A king of high notes. Lead singer of Judas Priest. He is and always be The Metal God
No one has the vocal range of Rob Halford!

8Chris Cornell
Not only a underestimated amazing vocalist with an amazing tone, but also an amazing songwritter. Can't say enough good things about Chris Cornell's voice. He must be one of the top 5 rock vocals of all time.
This dude is #1. Robert Plant can hang, but most of the rest don't even come close.
He can't scream like the old days, but he still kills it.
If you saw Chris on his solo acoustic "Songbook" Tour, there would be no doubt in your mind that Chris' 4 octave voice is the strongest, most emotive, and most versatile as far as different styles of music of anyone else on this list (although all are incredible singers).
[Newest]Not only can he reach ridiculously high notes but can also do it with a powerful voice!

9James Hetfield
The best voice in the universe listen to Nothing Else Matters and see how his voice changes or Wherever I May Roam . JAMES ROCKS ... METALLICA ROCKS
He's got a unique voice... Probably caused by smokin and drinkin since he was like 3... And Lemmy from motorhead... Still they rule should be #1


The front man from Metallica. Love the sound and the hardness in his voice.
[Newest]Most powerful and moving voice ever.

10Ronnie James Dio
First I scrolled down and saw axl really low so I was going to vote him, but I scrolled a bit more and saw Bruce Dickenson and was like NO, he needs top 5, but I scrolled a bit more and saw Dio. I had to pick Dio for being 40. 1 and 3 are the only ones right (but reverse the order. )
RJD is the governor of all heavy rock singers. Why he isn't in the top 5 already astounds me!
Ronnie James Dio is the voice of heavy metal. He can put so many emotions when he sings. RIP, Dio. I'll always remember the day I could shake your hand.
[Newest]Chill, no one is over the ruler of the silver mountain... Oh Dio...

The Contenders

11Bruce Dickinson
People, are you deaf? Bruce Dickinson should at least be in the top 10.


He is definitely one of the greatest ROCK voices, like an air raid siren, he can do amazing thing with that voice. Almost voted for Gillan, Dio, and Brian Johnson, all amazing vocalists, I think a Rock voice should be Hard and Meaty, and I'm afraid Steve Perry is too soft for my liking. Go BRUCE!
As a long time Iron Maiden fan, I'll admit I'm a bit biased. But Bruce has a vocal range that tugs at my soul wavelengths and makes me want to thrash about to "The Clansman" or "Paschendale" for the rest of my life. Up the Irons from Texas, ladies and gents.
[Newest]Bruce is The Best

12Steven Tyler
Are you people kidding this guy has better vocal range than anyone listed above and sings with emotion and adrenaline puts on the coolest live shows ever TOP FIVE PEOPLE GET REAL
He made makes me Crazy.
He haves one of the most rock'n'roll original voices
This guy's the demon of screamin'! He should really be in the top 10 at least. Listen to 'Dream On', a TOTAL masterpiece.
[Newest]Steven Tyler should be number 1 or at least number 2 behind axl rose. 10 is a joke

13Sebastian Bach
One of the greatest vocalists from ANY genre, but certainly THE greatest metal voice of all time! Should be number 1 or two on this list, top 5 at LEAST! Looking at the vast majority of names on this list ahead of him makes me absolutely sick, and shows that its a popularity contest voted on by primarily non-musicians, not a measure of true talent or vocal abilities.. Any vocalist or true musician who doesn't awe in Bach's scary and unearthly talented vocals is either not a musician at all or just flat out DEAF! Not to mention he's one of the flat out most beautiful human beings ever created, man or woman.. Just one of those ridiculously attractive people.. And this is coming from a straight male.. Haha true story
if you don't think he should at least be in the top 25 then you need to take out your ear plugs cause they don't get better than Sebastion Bach (not even Axl Rose), Steven Perry only comes close


Just listen to "I Remember You' and you cannot help but be blown away by the control Sebastian has. Deserves to be way higher up this list.
[Newest]Hands down the best rock voice there is...

14Arnel Pineda
Arnel Pineda sings with passion. He doesn't only hit the high note as in the original but really sings from his heart full of soul. He is a total performer as seen in his concerts inciting his audience..
He has one of the most beautiful and versatile voices I have ever heard plus he knows how to work a crowd. This is extremely necessary for a successful frontman.
Arnel Pineda is one heck of a versatile vocalist and deserved this title, his powerful and soaring voice gives me goosebumps
and inspiration


15Kurt Cobain
I don't understand how Kurt Cobain is 22! I think he should be number one. His voice was amazing. His wrighting skills just added more to his singing talent. He is a god.
Listen to the led belly cover Where did you sleep last and you'll see why kdc's voice is awesome


Man, he was so great!
'I'm so happy 'cause today I've found my friends they're in my head' ^_^
[Newest]He is not replaceable.
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16Chester Bennington
Chester deserves to be among the first. He is so good at soft songs as for aggressive songs, he has a powerful scream, as in Given Up, which is one of the songs that shows his potential.
The songs where his voice is better are the Hybrid Theory and Meteora.


Chester Bennington is the best rock singer of all time. He can scream so well that people can understand what he's saying, and he can also put so much emotion into his voice that you want to either start crying or start a riot. This man is one of the few people I truly admire, and I pray to whatever deity is out there that he has a long, rich, happy life.

For his work, listen to Linkin Park. He's the higher pitched voice.
My favorite vocalist ever! Chester is a great singer, but he's in this Top with a very low position!

His voice is amazing in Rock & Metal! In my opinion he deserves to be in first! Come on People, vote for Chester Bennington!

He is the singer of my favorite band: Linkin Park!

His voice combined with Mike's rapping is perfect!

His scream is Powerful!

Both solo songs from Chester as their combinations with Mike are awesome!


[Newest]Chester is the greatest voice ever. Axl sucks, Axl is should be off the list. Chester is number 1, he is screams the "17 SECONDS! ". Yes, this is real,17 SECONDS FROM THE Linkin Park SONG "GIVEN UP"!

Love you Chazz... Chester Bennington FOREVER! Linkin Park rules!

17Amy Lee
My favorite female singer!
She has a beautiful voice! I like to hear female voices in Rock! Amy Lee is beautiful and talented, she does a great job on Evanescence!
I love her voice!


She is just amazing! She has so much feeling and power in her voice! Too bad she's turning into a pop-princess... but anyway I hope she will never give up her way of singing no matter which genre she chooses! Go AMY!
She just so amazing, her voice is flawless. You can tell it comes straight from the heart when she sings. absolutely a amazing singer, I would vote for her any day. Pure, raw, emotion in her voice is what makes her one of the greatest.
[Newest]She's voice is like an angelic form heaven.

18Ozzy Osbourne
Really one of the best metal voices of all time. Gotta love it.

Most distinct voice in all of rock. Sings within his range and perfectly compliments his music. Two greatest albums of all time are Blizzard and Diary.
I personally adore his awesome voice!
ozzy and iron man -i mean WOW!

19Myles Kennedy
This man, Myles Kennedy, has been my inspiration since a long time now. He just keeps getting better every next day. May it be Mayfield Four, Alter Bridge, with Guns n' Roses or Slash, this guy never let our hopes down.
Amazing vocal quality, extra-ordinary vocal range and perfect control over high, as well as low notes. Also, he is an amazing guitarist too. If I become a rock star someday, and people ask me for who inspired me, Myles Kennedy will be one of the few names including Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.
He has rock in his blood, his soul, his voice.
Not one on the list above him has the range that Myles has. I'd say, he's probably the most under rated singer of recent times. Plus, his guitar playing is notches above most of these others. No doubt, the top lead man any group would want.
amazing, he's just not that well known (well he is but people don't think of him immediately) anyway, lead singer of alter bridge, lead singer for Slash on tour and almost never misses a note. Definitely impressed me and I'm a new fan
[Newest]Number 30? Please. This man sings like an angel. It seems he may just be less known than some of the artists above. But if you don't know Myles and his music there is something really beautiful missing in your life.

20Brian Johnson
AC/DC ROCKS and the voice of Brian Johnson and the guitar of Angus Young together too.
[Newest]Only 19?! He is number 1!

21Eddie Vedder
Soft voice and power as well, no wonder so many artists invited him to sing with them. His Band is one of the few that is constantly playing great music since their existence and they even created grunge as the first grunge band, even before Nirvana. He also replaced Jim Morrison for the Rocknroll hall of fame concert of The Who and introduced several other bands. And he is vital and still sings gorgeous at his age and he is still alive! Thanks to not taking drugs. He is a genius songwriter and was successful in everything he did, even playing ukulele solo. He has a unique voice and is a unique artist. He deserves a lot of respect!
Finally, I don't have to go down past 50 to find what I'm looking for. Eddie Vedder has such a beautiful voice that can make any mundane song seem like a masterpiece (look up him singing "Take me out to the ball game"). I was only surprised to find him here when I saw Chris Cornell at 9. Anyone who knows him also knows Eddie, so why he isn't in the top ten makes no sense to me. Please vote him higher!


the most imitated rock singer EVER. Listen to the power or black alone in the dark. Are you nuts! he should be #1
[Newest]Pearl Jam musicians couldn't have chose a better singer!

22Serj Tankian
I can't understand why Serj is not at least in top 10. He is one of the best vocalists ever. Just listen to some songs of System of a Down and you willnow what I am saying. Also, try Elect the Dead Symphony. His skills are just awesome.
Serj tankian has one of the most unique voices in metal and his new stuff today, Soads music really did catch a lot of people who didn't listen to metal to become metal fans.

23Trevor McNevan
This guy is my favorite singer of Christian Rock!
When I saw this list for the first time he was not even here, as a great singer like this could get out of that top?
His voice is amazing in Metal, Pop Rock, Rap, Rock!
Your position is also very low in Top should be much better!
War of Change, Welcome To The Masquerade, Puppet and Phenomenon are songs of show his Vocal Power!


Trevor's my favorite singer, ever! He is great in Rock and Rap! His vocal ability is simply amazing and beyond compare! He deserves to be in 1st, that I have no doubt! Thousand Foot Krutch is the best Christian Rock band and its vocalist is the best too!


His voice is the best!

24Michael Jackson
Michael was on top! I voted every time for him! Where are all the other fans? He's the BEST! He should be on top!
DAMN, Michael should be on the top of this list... EASILY! Like him or not, you can't say something negative about his voice. He can scream like hell, and yet has this gentle soft tone...
Michael Jackson has been the most successful entertainer for a reason. He had all of the talent! He had a 3-1/2 octave range and could sing any genre of music flawlessly!
[Newest]He can sing anything he should be number one

25Bon Scott
sorry for any johnson luvas out there but scott was the original and the best! he captured that dirty, dangerous, living on a kinfe's edge rock 'n'roll experience like no other!


Bon Scott has an incredible tenor range. He hit every note on the button. He also had that little Richard Scream. Ac Dc literally had every teenage girl wanting to go after this naughty, adventurist diminutive front man urging you to be bad. The power he had. He sang every note powerful. So sad he died when they could have carried his little body up the stairs.
Bon Scott was Rock'N'Roll! He was a Rocker, a Roller, a Riot out of controller! (Sorry, If I had 2 votes, I've voted Brian Johnson as well! )
[Newest]He is the best after Johnson!


26Paul Rodgers
Steve Marriot was an obvious influence, but in the time spent with Free, Bad Company, and The Firm, Paul Rogers surpassed all.


listen to him live on the Merchants of Cool album & you'll hear he's the best
Truly amazing voice. Seriously number 37 on this list? Just wrong at all levels...
[Newest]My favorite and one of the best of all time

27Kyo (Dir en grey)
By far the biggest range singer on this list. He can more emotion in his music than anyone I know and is a Fantastic lyricist. Arguably the best in each sector. What more can you want from a vocalist? So why isn't he 1st?
I fell in love with Dir en Grey after hearing Pink Killer Kyo's voice is amazing
kyo has a very powerful voice for me... he is a very amazing rock singer.

28Paul McCartney
Of course Paul McCartney and Freddie Mercury are the GREATEST 2 vocalists in the rock era... Not even worth discussing. John Lennon, Robert Plant and Ann Wilson are RIGHT up there as well. Axl Rose is a vocal nightmare... SOME great songs but REALLY? Axl Rose... Just listen to both versions of Live and Let Die... Axl was a fleeting, TONELESS novelty... Come on folks!


sung many of the most famous songs in the world, Hey Jude, Let It Be and he could rock with Helter Skelter, I'm Down, Oh! Darling
Woah! Woah! Paul mccartney isn't in the top 10? Listen to hey jude!
[Newest]How is Paul 50th? There has to be some mistake...

he has a wonderful voice... I love listen... Missing... Doomsday... Love letter.. Last song and etc... he send with his voice all his love... I love him for this!... Gackt you are our Dear...
Go to Youtube and see his songs:
Returner, JESUS, Black Lagoon, Doosmday... You will see what I am talking about.
He is amazing and far the best of all


Redemption, Dybbuk, Seven, White Eyes or Cube can just rock your world! He is so feakin' amazing when he performs his rock style x3
[Newest]His voice can take me to the bottom of the world.

30Ian Gillian
one of the best voices of all times. not as appreciated as he should though...
Ian is 68th!?! What's wrong with you people, this is IAN GILLIAN of THE DEEP PURPLE,
Have you ever heard that screams in child in time!?!?
People talking about 4 octave ranges, this guy had a 7 that's right SEVEN octave range, the original Rock God Voice and still the best

31Brad Delp
Seriously, Brad Delp is #56 on this list? He should be top 5 at the very least. He could hit notes consistently that left other singers shaking their heads. Did you ever notice that most cover bands ignore Boston songs? It's not because they don't want to, it's because the singers can't sing them properly, so they don't even try.
I guess people are really Deaf. If anyone ever really listened to music they would understand that ELVIS was the Best of all time, and Brad should be in the top 10. You can go on you tube and find in studio music with just vocal tracks before they are put to sound and music. Brad Delp has 1 of the Best Voices in Rock History. He had many different levels he could hit. RIP Brad Delp. The Nicest Guy in Rock N Roll.
Brad should be #1. He is one of the best vocalists ever! Just listen to the Boston's hits like "Don't Look Back" or "More Than a Feeling", and you'll understand. RIP Brad, we miss You.
[Newest]Amazing vocalist... You are missed!

32M. Shadows
Matt shadow have a voice -. - Anyone could not do like him. He must be the greatest male vocalist/singer of all time. Try to hear DEAR GOD closely, and his voice too. What a sharp note and pitch. You're damn awesome matt!
He's voice is so darn unique and his range is just so incredible. Dang. To think that it had went under a knife and had one of his vocal blood vessels removed. I'M CRAZILY ADDICTED TO HIS SINGING!
matt has an amazing voice and if you listen to a7x live he sounds almost exactly the same as in his songs


[Newest]Lowe Matt, excellent and perfect voice!

33Liam Gallagher
Just my opinion, if he's not the greatest rock singer of all time he's the greatest rock voice. And I'm talking 93-97 here
I love his voice. Too bad Oasis don't sing anymore. What a waste, and all because of some childish quarrels between two brothers.
The best rock voice! Liam gallagher is a proper rockstar!
[Newest]Liam Gallagher The KING!

34Ville Valo
He could exalt your mood,from pissed off with a world of banality to clarity of a better tomorrow.Listen to "Afterglow" and revel in unbridled,raw simplicity.He was one of us.
Fantastic voice, great vocal range
wow you need to hear HIM is the best singer ever
[Newest]He has an excellent voice very clearly with feeling and harmony

35Jim Morrison
The Doors and Jim Morrison -perfect combination!
With his incredible voice, you can just sit down and enjoy. (:
Why is he so far down on this list? Jim morrison had so much emotion in his voice, and he also was able to make it gritty. he has to be at least top 20.
Jim had a hypnotic quality to his voice. No matter the age of the music, it still takes you to "that place"... you know what I'm talking about. Should have been in the Top 10 for sure.

36Mick Jagger
The first great rock and roll frontman with a distinctive and versatile voice, legend!


His voice was sex power. Really made the Rolling stones who they are.

37Paul Stanley
Front man for one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time! Massive Power and range. Song writer and musician. Can work a crowd like nobodies business! Top 5 in my opinion!
Best Front man... EVER!
Paul Stanley delievered the most powerful vocals.


38Anthony Kiedis
Anthony Kiedis voice is amazing. Sadly RHCP isn't a very famous band nowadays because they had a long time without doing nothing. If anyone listens to the songs "Don't Forget Me" or "Under The Bridge" they'll understand my point. Red Hot Chili Peppers are perfection, and Kiedis is amazing, he should be at least in the top 10. I mean, how can Adam Lambert and other mainstream artists be in better positions then Kiedis?

Sorry if my grammar/spelling is bad but English isn't my mother tongue.
I agree, whoever watches Slane Castle will definitely chose Kiedis
Not only a great singer with what Tony Bennett described as "having a great range" but he can also rap with the best of them. He is versatile.

39Maynard James Keenan
Maynard should be in top 5,his voice is amazing,he can go deap,he can go soft,he can screamo,Maynard my freinds is also one of the gods o rock!!!!
Best male voice!
Chameleonic, powerful, emotive.
He rules at every band he is in. Tool, A Perfect Circle, Puscifer.
Keep it hard Maynard!
He has honestly mastered his voice in every way possible. It's AMAZING.

40Bryan Adams
He is the most best and most best singer of all time please please vote him up at rank 1
Undoubtedly, the greatest rock voice of all times... And still continues to be so
The best voice of al times

A lot of viewers will probably wonder why I put bono on this list. I have grown up listening to U2. Because I have listened to them for so long Bono is one of my favorite singers.

What a strong and power in his voice (please watch DVD from Milan 2005 - Elevation is good example)! He absolutely deserve to be in first 5. One of the best voices in the music, ever.
The most powerfull and at the same time emotional voice in rock history!
[Newest]Beauty in a voice.


42Sammy Hagar
By voice alone, Sammy Hagar pushes notes, and maintains a pitch, which many others in this list would outright fail to match. One only needs to hear his opening war-cry in Van Halen's song "A.F.U." to recognise his ability.

43John Lennon
Listen to"Rock and Roll Music"..
.."Twist & Shout"..Dizzy Miss Lizzy"
"You Can't Do That".."Yer Blues"...
"Tell Me Why"..."Instant Karma"..etc.
..and you'll hear the best rock singer ever!
People voting are too young to know but let the numbers speak. John Lennon has produced such a mass level of great music the rest on the list would dream for. Really, Lennon at 56?
There are no words that can explain how much I love his voice! Adore THE BEATLES :)
I liked him in The Beatles and solo of course
[Newest]Listen to Imagine and A day in the life. Now tell me who you're favorite rock singer is.

44Robin Zander
The voice behind Cheap Trick is also the "Man of a 1000 Voices." Do yourself a favor and listen to him sing. You won't be disappointed.
If I was starting a band this would be my singer. He can sing rock, he can sing pop, and he can sing a ballad like no one else.
Top of the list, please. I love Steve Perry and mean no disrespect, but Robin is still touring and still singing!

45Lemmy Kilmister
I Can Not Belive That The Legendary Motorhead Singer IS Not In This List, He Doubles Axl Rose And Triples Steve Perry. Most Unique Rock Voice Ever.
The god of rock and roll

Elvis had range, volume and octave. Most singers in rock don't sing well. Turn off the music, and hear the voice. You will hear the truth.
Elvis is NUMBER 1 OR 2... He and Steve Perry
Are far and away the best of the bunch! Its
Not even close..
[Newest]Elvis Presley--not even close. Had it all, including the showmanship and looks.

You won't find a voice like anywhere in the world of music.
His range is unbelievable.
Rock, Pop or Hardcore, Hyde can do it all.


No one else comes close to this god of rock! not even the legendary rockstars! see for yourself, listen to L'Arc~en~Ciel.
"Range and control, the beauty of simple directness. Emotion and Love, pouring out. Love to HYDE."
[Newest]hyde voice so beautifully dark

48Meat Loaf
Meatloaf had range and power that's rarely been matched in rock. He still can out sing two-thirds of the rockers out there.
He can sing 3 thirds thats how good he is


Not any more, but NOBODY could have done Bat Out of Hell (the entire album) justice other than this man. Jim Steinman writes the most difficult pieces to sing, and Meat was his voice. Nothing more needs to be said.
[Newest]Classic voice and performer.

49Corey Taylor
Has everything required of a rock superstar, great tone throughout a huge registrar. Words along cannot describe his gift, you have to hear it to believe it, number one rock singer in the world and a great modern day showman. Pure class
His voice is amazing I think he should atleas be somewhere around the top 20 because like he has a pretty good range for a guy, and he has so many different kinds of voices he can do. SLIPKNOT FOR LIFE!
Should be placed in the top 5, currently the lead for slipknot and stone sour. Amazing singer!

50John Cooper
Sounds the same live as in the studio


51Roger Daltrey
How a clown like Chester Bennington is ahead of the legendary Who frontman proves most of these chippies don't know music.
The most powerful, sexy, heartfelt, belt-it-out... Did I say POWERFUL! Pure energy in that amazing voice. Thank you Roger!
Rain On Me! Magic Bus! Tommy! Behind Blues Eyes! The list goes on and on and on. This guy is Top Ten easy!
[Newest]Listen, that's all you need to know.

52Richie Sambora
His bluesy voice will send shivers to your spine. Not only he is an outstanding guitar player, but he's also a very talented songwriter; any of his songs feels like a whole different story.
Love his voice, his amazing talent on guitar and how incredibly sexy he is.
Richie's solo album are both AMAZING, great singer with great voice and feelings in what he does, the one and only just as Jon Bon Jovi...
[Newest]Amazing rocky bluesy voice, full of soul, heart and feeling. GREAT!

53Brent Smith
Anyone who has seen him live knows why he should be first on this list.
The best from all the list


Inredibly powerful voice. Ridiculous range and variation and is able to perfectly convey the emotions of the songs he sings. Deserves to be far higher on this list and would be if Shinedown were better recognised.

54David Bowie
David is definitely one of the best singers alive. He truly is Phenomanal.

David was too much of a Lennon / McCartney wanna-be... Just nothing original... Iggy Pop always beat him to the punch too.


It saddens me that Bowie is this low on any list

55Gerard Way
I love his voice so much
The best front man of this century!
His voice is amazing! I love him
[Newest]Best vocalist ever! He's a legend and I adore him

56Mike Shinoda
You can't imagine what he'll become when he sings!

57Layne Staley
The only other singer close to Layne Staley would be Chris Cornell. Staley's vocals and the way he can take dark lyrics and make them sound absolutely beautiful is a talent very few singers today can match. Staley's voice will resonate and influence many to come after him, you can't fake raw talent.
Layne have the best voice register in the history of the rock, you can check it if you want, high pitch to low pitch, the creativity, the power in his voice, the ability to transfer feelings, just awesome.
AIC undeniably the BEST grunge band with the best songs and the best voice. Not the most popular, but the best, the lyrical quality of Staley as well as his great voice make them incredible.
[Newest]The most soulful and melancholic voice ever...

58Jared Leto
This man's voice is magical. He makes every song his own. His range is phenomenal. The emotion can bring you to tears or make you cheer along. Definitely even better live, 30 Seconds to Mars is a must see to experience this voice.
Can't believe that. Jared number 23? O Gosh. Echelon, we need help. Bring Jared to no. One
Jared at 42? You don't know what jared's scream is.. The man can sing! He has the ultimate rock voice!
[Newest]I love him... But... were is CHRIS MARTIN?

59Bruce Springsteen
Listen to songs like Streets Of Fire. A rock voice with so much control. Amazing
The voice of a fifty foot man! Listen to darkness on the edge of town, his voice will scare the s--t out of you!
The Boss
(nothing more to say)

60David Coverdale
David Coverdale is still doing sell out tours at the grand age of 61, he takes care of himself and his voice is still amazing. He is a true front man and a born performer, he has stage presence like no other. David genuinely loves performing and is still churning out new albums, he's a very intelligent man and because of this his journey continues.
david is a true singers singer and is still amazing check out live in the still of the night dvd
From his deep rhythm and blues voice to his screeching hard rock voice, DC is the best hard rock singer that I have ever heard.
[Newest]David Coverdale is my all time favorite rocker! He's got the best voice!

61Geddy Lee
Rush being the greatest band of all time, Geddy lee having the wailing ability of stephen tyler, amazing bass and keyboard solos, he really should be a top ten placeman. LONG LIVE THE HOLY TRINITY!

62Hideto Matsumoto

63Gene Simmons
Come on guys, really?! Some of the names in this list really cannot hold a candle to what Gene Simmons can put out vocally. Now granted, due to the money making machine that kiss is, there has been a slight tarnish added to his persona, but this should not reflect on his talent as a vocalist.
gene simmons is as good as any of the others

64Mike Patton
Is there anyone more intricate, interesting, beautiful and cool vocal than Patton? Is already a legend. Just ask Axl Rose..
Most versatile vocalist on this list. He can do anything with his voice
7 octaves of awesomeness.

65Jeff Buckley
I can't believe Jeff is so far from the top, this proves that people don't know anything about good music
How can anyone forget home......
Amazing tecnich and skills... Best singer from 90's... And maybe the best solo singer ever.

66Shannon Hoon
Had a unique and brilliant voice who sang with such a passion and feeling and was able to tell a listener what he felt singing a certain song. Wrote amazing true songs and each tell its own story just like reading a diary. He's gone to soon and is missed dearly. Music world lost such an amazing young talent.
Aces! Great voice what a talent

67Thom Yorke
Not sure why the lead singer of Radiohead wasn't on here yet...
Why Here? He should be on top 20 at least!

68Burton Cummings
It is hard to imagine songs of the 60's without thinking of the Guess Who fronted by Burton Cummings. Dynamic range, excellent phrasing, powerful rock growls and delicate smooth jazz vocals... The guy could do it all and he did it to some of the best time tested songs out there in Rock.
Robert Plant said Burton had the best voice in rock. He still has it too, some him live last week, outstanding
VERY forgotten vocal MASTER! But Burton REALLY got his handbook from Paul McCartney!


69Benjamin Burnley
You must be crazy... @ 137!... He should be in the Top 10... "Breaking Benjamin" is LIFE... Period
64. What is this. Please guys vote for Ben. His voice is most unique of hem all.

70Ian Astbury

71Hansi Kürsch
A vocal god - modern metal/rock singing. One of the top 10 metal singers. Definitely deserves to be higher.

72Caleb Followill

73David Draiman

74Travis Meeks

75Glenn Danzig

Listen the Gazette song, and You will find the Death Voice of Ruki!


He`s from the GazettE,,,
his voice is so coollllll


His voice is so perfect... I love The GazettE!

77Van Morrison
Just listen to "Astral Weeks" and "Moondance" albums. Van the Man can sing in any genre. If you want one song that seals the deal, check out "Into the Mystic".

78Ray Gillen
Ray is one of the best voices in Rock! It's a shame he left us so early... But his voice lives on even after 20 years!
One of the best voice ever ;
Great range and soul, plus a good lyricist and front man. Check out his band "Badlands." You haven't heard of him cause he and his band wouldn't cowtow to Atlantic Records, not cause he wasn't amazing. (Same for Richie Kotzen, another musician's musican. )

79Paul Simon

80Steve Marriott
Steve is at #26? Must be a lot of people out there who have not heard him. Search his name on youtube, also search 'small faces' and 'humble pie'.

Listen to enough songs, you will know Steve Marriot belongs in the top 5 all time. Popularity is what is topping most lists...
It is such a shame that Steve Marriott is so far down this list when he was the obvious inspiration for the likes of Robert Plant, Paul Stanley and Steve Perry. His voice was just so powerful, it hit you in the solar plexus, delivered with that amazing vibrato punch. And, he was such a cool little bastard! He was the complete deal and, sadly, almost completely forgotten and unrecognised. Listen to Tin Soldier, Talk to You, I Can't Make It, Get Yourself Together, You Need Lovin' (hello, is that you Mr Plant? ), Black Coffee... Greatest ever!
Steve Marriott definitely belongs in the top 5. In his day, there was not a singer in that era that was not influenced by him. Incredible range and tone, and clarity that was unsurpassed. Gone, but never forgotten by those of us who know what truly great talent is. RIP, Steve.

81Mark Slaughter
A powerfully dynamic voice who has the range, pitch, and octaves to mix it with anyone! Just listen to vvi "that time of year" simply amazing true rock voice or slaughter "loaded gun" "hard times" or "breakdown and cry" the guy gives me goose bumps and deserves to be right at the front of any vocal list. Can sing anything better than most!
best known as lead singer of Slaughter & Vinnie Vincent Invasion... best voice in all of rock n roll!


82Adam Gontier
I don't understand why my beloved Adam Gontier is at 74. He has such a dynamic, amazing voice, and if you listen to any of his songs, you'll agree that an artist like himself should be ranked higher.
Por Dios, Adam debería estar entre los 10 primeros

83Michael Sweet
Hear the voice, the range, the quality, and the scream... He should be up there.. Stryper was and is one of the best bands out there...
Those who actually know anything about singing would agree that he belongs.
Michael Sweet sounds just as good live as he does on record. That says a lot. I think he is the BEST vocalist for rock music.
[Newest]I love her voice, he is the best

84Miljenko Matijevic
Best voice ever! - Clear highs to growling lows with great timing and excellent taste.
Powerful voice from steel heart

Harmony expert, high voice, unique voice who is always accurate.

86Art Garfunkel

87Hayley Williams
That it's sample that female a great rock voice, she's the best rock female I've never seen
Best female rock voice ever! Apart from Pat Benatar.
Beautiful girl and your voice is amazing!

88David Gilmour
David Gilmour's voice (and his guitar, obviously) and Pink Floyd's music just caress my soul. When I listen to him sing, (and play his guitar) I feel like all my troubles have vanished. Go Floyd!
David's voice is unique he doesn't go high but his tone is great
Pink Floyd - an awesome band with a great, great singer -David Gilmour.
[Newest]His voice is amazing!

89Todd Rundgren

90Dave Grohl
Rock legend! Should be way higher up the list! Was the 1991-1994 drummer of nirvana (Kurt Cobain's band) and he wrote the B-side song on the heart shaped box single called 'Marigold', then after the death of kurt cobain in 1994, he formed the legendary band 'Foo fighters' with ex nirvana tour guitarist pat smear, taylor hawkins, chris shiftlett and nate mendell! He's also worked with acts such as motorhead's Lemmy and is married to the MTV manager, and has 2 daughters to her. Legend, love ya dave I'm a 12 year old who wrote this by the way!
Lyrically he's a genius but his voice is legendary. Dave, accompanied by the excellent sound of the Foo Fighters, makes for musical bliss
Dave Grohl deserves to be at a much higher rank. 83?! His voice is amazing, and clearly beats some of the higher rankers.

91Chris Martin

92Elvis Presley

93Lou Gramm
Lou Gramm's amazing voice made Foreigner. Who else can sing those high notes on Jukebox Hero? He was able to scream, but have a consistant high note underneath that, providing that electrifying, powerful rock sound, but in an unmatched melodic way. That's why no one, including Foreigners's new singer, can sing his songs in the same key and octave, the man's range was simply too incredible. Easily right up there with Plant and Daltrey in my book.
#65 Really? This man has the finest voice in rock history, edging even Steve Perry. His range and voice is egual to Perry's with an added abrasive coating. He has more soul and feeling in his pipes. You feel that he is actually living the story of the pain/joy that he is singing about. Health has not been kind to his voice but when comparing his prime to anyone else, he wins hands down.
Pound for pound the most electric exciting voice I've heard. Incredible power, range, and emotion with a voice as clear as a bell and cuts like a sword. Absolutely thrilling. Lou and Steve Perry would be right there at the top!
[Newest]HOW is Lou Gramm 83!?!? I was expecting Lou and Kurt Cobain both to be in the top ten. This guy has a WICKED voice. Better than Freddie Mercury.

94Klaus Meine
You guys are all idiots! Frankly, without meaning to be offensive, have you EVER heard his voice? The expressiveness? The friggin range? The sound? His waves? His passion? Amy Lee? Kurt Cobain? JOHN LENNON?!? Guys, do not confuse "songwriters" with "voices". Just listen to the friggin voice. NOW!


Klaus meine influenced 80's heavy metal bands... even axl rose personally approached Klaus Meine and Rudolf Schenker during the Freddie mercury tribute concert in 1992 that Klaus and the Scorpions Music started him..
John Lennon is better vocal than Klaus meine? xD haha It's funny... he's maybe better composer but I still prefer Klaus. He must be in top 10! He's one of the best...

95Janis Joplin
Janis was AMAZING! What a shame that she did not make the list. My assumption is that most of the people who voted did so based on popularity, not necessarily talent. I can also assume many of those that voted are not as knowledgeable as they could have been, and were very lax in doing their homework! But, my husband says, no, they are just plain stupid!
Janis Joplin has the best voice I've ever heard! How is she so far down on the list?
WOW... Something is wrong here folks! Not even top 25?


96Vince Neil
vince neil.. legendary lead singer of motley crue
Vince is the best all around singer...
How is he not on here

97Dee Snider

98Chris Shinn

99Phil Collins
His voice made songs memorable.

100Brandon Boyd
The voice of incubus is simply perfect.
his live performances are always outstanding. Hard or soft brandon can sing anything. really a kick ass singer
Simply perfect and live better... He is the perfect mix, look like a hot guy and sings like an angel.
Even Daniel Tosh haad nothing bad to say about Incubus.

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