Top 10 Male Singers With the Most Powerful Voices

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The Top Ten

1 Luciano Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce was an Italian operatic tenor who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time.

He had a chest like a bull elephant.

2 Rhydian Roberts Rhydian Roberts Rhydian James Roberts, known as Rhydian, is a classically trained Welsh baritone singer, musical theatre actor and television presenter.

Wow! I didn't expect him to be on this list. I thought he'd been long forgotten, but I'm glad he's here. He has an incredible voice. It's nice to see his name here. - Britgirl

3 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury was born in Stone Town, Tanzania he later became a British singer, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Before he became a singer he has been ...read more.

Very powerful and inspiring voice, a classic in powerful singers. - Martinglez

4 Russell Allen - Symphony X, Adrenaline Mob Russell Allen - Symphony X, Adrenaline Mob
5 Matt Barlow - Iced Earth, Ashes of Ares Matt Barlow - Iced Earth, Ashes of Ares Matthew 'Matt' Barlow is an American heavy metal singer and police officer. He was the lead singer for Iced Earth in the 1990s and 2000s. He is currently the lead singer for Ashes of Ares. After the September 11 terrorist attacks Matt Barlow decided to become a police officer and contribute to the "real ...read more.

Iced Earth - Melancholy, Damien.
These aren't his best vocal performances - these are some of his softer songs that even non-metal fans can check out and hear how powerful his voice is. Of course he puts more power in the heavier songs. Matt is an amazing singer who sings with lots of passion and from the heart - so moving. - Metal_Treasure

6 Jørn Lande - Jorn, Avantasia, Ark Jørn Lande - Jorn, Avantasia, Ark Jørn Lande is a Norwegian metal and hard rock singer known for his solo career as Jorn, and providing vocals for Avantasia, Masterplan, Ark, Beyond Twilight, Millenium, Allen/Lande, Mundanus Imperium, Vagabond, The Snakes, Ayreon.

His voice is extraordinary powerful:
Beyond Twilight - The Devil's Hall of Fame
Jorn - Stormbringer (Deep Purple cover) - Metal_Treasure

7 Graham Bonnet - Rainbow, Alcatrazz, MSG Graham Bonnet - Rainbow, Alcatrazz, MSG Graham Bonnet is an English rock singer and songwriter. He has recorded and performed as a solo artist and as a member of several hard rock and heavy metal bands including Rainbow, the Michael Schenker Group, Alcatrazz, and Impellitteri.

He was rumoured to have busted PA systems in the 80s - his rock voice is that loud!
Rainbow - All Night Long, Eyes of the World. - Metal_Treasure

8 Hansi Kürsch - Blind Guardian, Demons & Wizards Hansi Kürsch - Blind Guardian, Demons & Wizards Hansi 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.

Hansi sings many styles but when he sings epic symphonic metal he has to out sing a loud metal band, one symphonic orchestra and an opera choir of 70 singers. Imagine what it takes …
Blind Guardian - Wheel Of Time, Thorn, Into The Storm
Demons & Wizards - Tear Down The Wall, Path Of Glory - Metal_Treasure

9 David Coverdale - Whitesnake, Deep Purple David Coverdale - Whitesnake, Deep Purple David Coverdale is an English rock singer most famous for his work with Whitesnake, the commercially successful hard rock band he founded in 1978. Before Whitesnake, Coverdale was the lead singer of Deep Purple from late 1973 to 15 March 1976, when he resigned from the band and established his solo ...read more.

Whitesnake - Crying In The Rain, Still Of The Night
Deep Purple - Mistreated (live 1974 California) - Metal_Treasure

10 Chuck Billy -Testament Chuck Billy -Testament Charles "Chuck" Billy is an American vocalist, who is best known as the vocalist for the thrash metal band Testament.

The Newcomers

? Geddy Lee Geddy Lee Geddy Lee Weinrib, known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush.
? Mick Jagger Mick Jagger Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger is an English singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as the lead vocalist and a co-founder of the Rolling Stones.
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The Contenders

11 Enrico Caruso Enrico Caruso V 1 Comment
12 Adam Lambert Adam Lambert Adam Mitchel Lambert is an American singer, songwriter and stage actor. Since 2009, he has sold over 2.5 million albums and 5 million singles worldwide.

He's got a great rock voice, too, and I personally think he wastes his talent on pop songs but it's his choice. I mean pop songs don't show his full vocal potential - Adam sings Freddie's songs with Queen live... - Metal_Treasure

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13 Boris Christoff Boris Christoff Boris Christoff was a Bulgarian opera singer, widely considered to have been one of the greatest basses of the 20th century.

Mindblowing bass voice (opera). He's probably the most famous interpreter of Boris Godunov by Mussorgsky. I was surprised to learn that he's Bulgarian and not Russian. - Metal_Treasure

14 Bruce Dickinson - Iron Maiden Bruce Dickinson - Iron Maiden Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.
15 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.
16 Chris Cornell - Soundgarden, Audioslave Chris Cornell - Soundgarden, Audioslave Chris Cornell is an American rock musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as former lead vocalist and songwriter for the supergroup Audioslave.

I'm not a big grunge fan but I respect talented people from almost all music genres - this guy is incredibly talented and yes, his voice is very powerful. Probably the most powerful grunge voice. - Metal_Treasure

17 Robert Plant - Led Zeppelin Robert Plant - Led Zeppelin Robert Anthony Plant is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

Robert Plant's extended wail near the end of "Whole Lotta Love" is the single greatest sound in the history of rock music.

18 Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture ...read more.
19 James Hetfield - Metallica James Hetfield - Metallica James Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.
20 Phil Anselmo - Pantera, Down Phil Anselmo - Pantera, Down Philip Hansen "Phil" Anselmo is an American musician who is best known as the former lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Pantera. He currently is the vocalist of heavy metal bands Down and Superjoint Ritual.
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