Top 10 Singers With Raspy Voices

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1Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong, nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American trumpeter, composer and singer who was one of the most influential figures in jazz.V1 Comment
2Axl RoseWilliam Bruce Rose Jr.,better known as 'Axl Rose', was born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana, USA. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.

He's raspy when he's not trying to sing ACDC songs and failing so hard at them. - BoredJeff02

3Bonnie TylerBonnie Tyler is a Welsh singer. She is known for her distinctive husky voice, resulting from an operation to remove vocal nodules in the mid-1970s.

Total Eclipse of the Heart, ‎Holding Out for a Hero, It's A Heartache, If You Were A Woman (And I Was A Man) - Metal_Treasure

4Joe CockerJohn Robert "Joe" Cocker was an English singer and musician. He was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance and definitive versions of popular songs.

Unchain My Heart, You Can Leave Your Hat On, Summer In the City - Metal_Treasure

5Bryan Adams

Probably he's got the most pleasant rasp.
Summer Of '69, Heaven, Kids Wanna Rock - Metal_Treasure

6Kurt CobainKurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1988, he started the grunge band Nirvana. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his Seattle home in 1994.
7David CoverdaleDavid 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 - Is This Love, Here I Go Again, Crying In The Rain
Deep Purple - Soldier Of Fortune - Metal_Treasure

8Steven TylerSteven Tyler is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and former television music competition judge, best known as the lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion.
9LemmyIan Fraser Kilmister, known as Lemmy, was an English musician, singer and songwriter who founded and fronted the rock band Motörhead.
10Joan JettJoan Marie Larkin known professionally by her stage name Joan Jett, is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and occasional actress, best known for her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, preceded by success with The Runaways, including their hit song "Cherry Bomb".

The Contenders

11Chris ReaChristopher Anton Rea is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist, recognisable for his distinctive, husky voice and slide guitar playing.V1 Comment
12Michael BoltonV1 Comment
13Jon OlivaJohn Nicholas Oliva, known as Jon Oliva, is an American composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer. Co-founder of the metal band Savatage and the rock opera Trans-Siberian Orchestra. He's got a real 4 octave range, able to morph the sound of his voice to any style, from John Lennon and Freddie Mercury, ...read more.

Savatage - Summer's Rain, Hall Of The Mountain King, Jesus Saves - Metal_Treasure

14Adam GontierAdam Wade Gontier is a Canadian musician and songwriter. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for Saint Asonia, but is best known as the former lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter of the Canadian rock band Three Days Grace.
15Suzi QuatroSusan Kay "Suzi" Quatro is an American hard rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actress. She was the first female bass player to become a major rock star, breaking a barrier to women's participation in rock music.
16Darby MillsDarby Phyllis Mills is a Canadian rock vocalist, former figure skater; known best as the lead singer of the Headpins.

She is a beast - very powerful and raspy voice.
Headpins - Don't It Make Ya Feel, Mine All Mine, Line of Fire, People - Metal_Treasure

17Phil LynottPhilip Parris "Phil" Lynott was an Irish musician, singer and songwriter. His most commercially successful group was Thin Lizzy, of which he was a founding member, the principal songwriter, lead vocalist and bassist.
18Kai Hansen
19Barry White
20Billy IdolWilliam Michael Albert Broad, known professionally by his stage name Billy Idol, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor.V1 Comment
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