Top Ten Best Male Rock Vocalists

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41Elton John

Not so much lately but his work before 1980.

42Mike PattonMichael Allan "Mike" Patton is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, film composer, producer, and actor, best known as the lead singer of the alternative metal band Faith No More.

It is sad not to see Patton in the top 10. Goes to show popularity shadows true talent. I see mostly one tone zombies stuck in their monotonous style. Vocally he is unabsorbed and limitless. Mike puts most singers to shame.

Meaningless popularity contest that proves nothing other than most don't recognize a great vocalist. Some on this list are great. Few ever have been as good as Mike Patton. I wonder what this list would look like if only music producers could vote.

Just listen to anything Mike Patton has done and you will know better! This man is THE top vocalist not only in terms of rock vocalists.

He could sing better cover song than the original singer, no one beat the the god

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43Eric Burdon

One of the first white guys to have a deep singing voice. And his style worked in all types of music from the Animals to war

44Danny Worsnop

This list is a joke... I'm not saying danny should be top 10 but holy sh#t he should at least be higher than elvis

45Paul StanleyStanley Bert Eisen, known professionally by his stage name Paul Stanley, is an American musician, singer, songwriter and painter best known for being the rhythm guitarist and co-lead singer of the rock band Kiss.

How is paul stanley at 54?! He is my favorite singer along with ace frehley gene simmons and peter criss. I know not everyone is a huge KISS fan like me but he should at least be in the top 20s. Just saying.

Greatest Rock singer of all time

Paul's voice is so powerful and just perfect for rock music. If I could sing like anyone, it'd be Paul!

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46Serj TankianSerj Tankian is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet, and political activist.

Very Unique Voice. He can sing metal, soft rock everything. - arpanhmr

Serj is unique and system are one of the best metal bands ever look at my name! - SoaD

It pains me greatly that he is ranked this low. He's better than most of the people ranked above him.

He must be in a top ten!

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47Ville Valo

Ville Valo should be #1! I mean, have you looked at him recently? He still as handsome as before and he has a lot of charisma on the screen. His voice is just out of this world, and his music is good for the soul. He just make all the girls faint.

Ville should be #1, IMO. He's got a true unique voice. Tops anyone on here.
AND WTF? Why the hell is Jared Leto #1? God, this place is worse than Rolling Stone magazine. - HolyDeth

Ville has the most amazing vocal range compared to most of his peers today, his sounds, his songs and his charisma shine though compared to most of todays artists!

Ville is amazing. He's blessed with amazing vocals. He's incredibly sexy and the guy has charisma by the bucket full. Ville should be higher.

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48Gerard WayGerard Arthur Way is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and comic book writer who was the lead vocalist and co-founder of the American alternative rock band My Chemical Romance from its formation in September 2001 until its split in March 2013. His debut solo album Hesitant Alien was released ...read more.

He has the most amazing voice ever. His voice live has so much energy and emotion to it, it's so special. He's the only singer who can me make me cry.

Gerard Way's voice is so unique! He can sing really low and high, his voice is just perfect! I honestly never heard ONE performance where he was out of key. And that in itself says a lot. His voice is filled with emotion both live and in studio. He's one of the handful of singers that can make me cry, which is a big thing. He definitely deserves to be in the top 10, even compared to the biggest vocalists of rock music. The only reason I find why he's so low on this list is because not too many people (at least where I live) know My Chemical Romance.

Amazing vocals, wonderful songwriter, amazing artist.

His voice is better than billie - zxm

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49Jeff BuckleyJeffrey Scott "Jeff" Buckley, raised as Scott "Scottie" Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist.

The greatest vocalist ever. The fact that a bunch of try hard metal singers are above him in this list is crazy. This man had the rare talent to be able to move his voice around his range smoothly. He could reach heights that barely any male vocalists could hit, and he did it so casually. R.I. P Jeff

Best vocalist ever! If you doubt it listen to Last Goodbye or any of his songs

This guy is one of the greatest singers of all time he is easily the greatest singer on the list he owns all the other singers

Top 50? More like top 10, easily! If not one of the best 5 male vocalists of all time.

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50Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more.

Highly surprised he's not in the top 10 or top 20. Although he thought his voice was terrible, his voice was incredible. May have not, technically, been the most well-trained voice, however it was his own style of singing.

He should be up at #1! Way better then some above him.

51Rob Thomas

My all time favorite vocalist.. Rob should be at least on top 10.. His voice is tremendous and awesomely powerful! He puts emotions on every song he sings that makes every people who listen to him feel the song and the music.. Rob Thomas you should be on top!

Rob Thomas is way underrated on this list. He has a powerful and versatile baritone voice that conveys emotion like few others.

Rob Thomas should be much higher on this list. At least past Mick Jagger. All Mick does is wail at least Rob Thomas' vocal range has more than 3 notes

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52Shaun MorganShaun Morgan Welgemoed, known publicly as Shaun Morgan, is a South African musician and singer for the post-grunge/alternative metal band Seether.

Lead singer of Seether. Enough said. Great band with nice vocals.

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53Vic Fuentes

I love Pierce the Veil! They are one of my faveortite bands! Vic and the others have talent and I hope to see them in concert one day!

I don't get how but vic is 30 and sounds like a girl in a horror movie

54Hansi KürschHansi Kürsch, born Hans Jürgen Kürsch, is the lead singer, lyricist, co-composer and bassist for German power metal band Blind Guardian . Heavily influenced by Freddie Mercury, he creates a huge choir effect by overdubbing his own voice multiple times in complex, overlapping vocal harmonies. He records ...read more.

He's one of the top 10 metal singers and on this list should be 15-20.
He's so low because metal singers are not on MTV and radio stations 24/7 and they are usually underrated as compared to non-metal rock singers.
Try:
Demons & Wizards - Path Of Glory, My Last Sunrise, Crimson King, Heaven Denies, Fiddler On The Green.
Blind Guardian - Majesty, The Throne, The Bard's Song (in the forest), Nightfall, Thorn. - Metal_Treasure

55John Fogerty

Fogerty is terrific and Seger? About as legit as you can get. He's not a great ROCK singer? Old Time ROCK and Roll? Like a ROCK? ROCK and Roll Never Forgets?

Still does it today like he did all those years ago
Some of these rankins are silly frankie miller bob segar David coverdale steve winwood
Terry reid jess roden jimmy barnes didn't have to wail like a little girl
Its not about who can scream the highest its about the voice when you hear it can only be that person

56Joey RamoneJeffrey Ross Hyman, professionally known by Joey Ramone, was an American musician and singer-songwriter, lead vocalist of the punk-rock band The Ramones.

He got a pretty unique and awesome voice

He has good vocals skills but his voice isn't very good,but anyway good for a punk singer - zxm

57Chad KroegerChad Robert Kroeger is a Canadian musician and producer, best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for the Canadian rock band, Nickelback.

Chad has a sexy and unique voice that you don't find very often. He knows how to put his soul into whatever he is singing about, too. People just deliberately keep him in a low position to follow the hate wagon of jealous Nirvana fans. Totally unfair. I know a lot of people who love his rough voice.

Sounds constipated most of the time. I'm disappointed that the real rockers like Seger, Fogerty, Mellencamp, Mitch Ryder, Chuck Berry, and Little Richard are rated too far back. It's obvious this list was voted on by a bunch of people who don't understand the category.

I think chad kroegar and kurt cobain should be at least in top 10... Both of them are way better than chester and even james hetfield though I am a huge fan of metallica, even lennon doesn't deserve to be at 60

He deserves a much higher position he has a unique voice and is much more talented then most of the singers above him on this list

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59Steve Winwood

Keep on Running, age 14 Wow none better

60Maynard James KeenanMaynard James Keenan, often referred to by his initials MJK, is an American musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor, best known as the vocalist for Grammy Award-winning progressive metal band Tool.

The reality of the matter is that Maynard could sing every song from all of those above him on this list. However, nigh but a very select few could even manage to sing any of his songs... Mainly from his Tool days. The simple fact that the band doesn't get much air time because they don't sing about puppies and flowers has nothing to do with fact that this man can sing perfect circles around nearly everyone on this list.

Take two seconds and listen to Parabol off of Lateralus, its a mantra type vocal which is followed by Parabola... Insane! Follow that up with Ticks and Leaches...

Would send half of these sac jockeys home crying and with paralyzed vocal cords.

Personally I love Trent Reznor and MM's voices, but Maynard's has something that makes it just perfect. He can sing what he wants as he wants.

The only one deserving a higher spot in my opinion is Freddy Mercury. Maynard is a close second. But this really is a popularity contest isn't it?

Embarrassing that this man is below 10th place

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