Best British Male Singers


The Top Ten

1 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave more.

No one was, is or never will be as great as Freddie Mercury. End of discussion

It's a fact. It's not a question.

If there's a God of Song its Freddie, being number one in this list or any list doesn't do him Justice. He is above any list!

His tone was from another planet. best voice. probably

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2 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.

One of the best frontmen in rock history - gemcloben

3 Robbie Williams Robbie Williams Robert Peter Williams is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had commercial success as a solo artist.

He has an amazing voice, he created for the stage! The cutest, sexiest, most sympathetic, most handsome, most charming most energetic man.

He is best singer of all time

A legend I hope he keeps writing and singing for a loonng time. His songs are amazing.

What a showman

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4 Liam Gallagher Liam Gallagher William John Paul "Liam" Gallagher is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He rose to fame as the lead singer of the rock band Oasis, and later as the singer of Beady Eye.

1993-1994 amazing voice. Best forever

Great voice and he is just cool!

He has a crazily good skill - gemcloben

His voice cracks my heart his voice make me cry

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5 George Michael George Michael Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, known professionally as George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham!.

A day wont pass without hearing his voice... Love you george Michael.

The most beautiful voice, soul and person. Both inside and out, George will never die, he shall be loved forever

One more try and father figure these two songs alone can attest his voice empowerment

Should be next to Eddie

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6 Ian Gillan Ian Gillan Ian Gillan is an English singer and songwriter. He originally found success as the lead singer and lyricist for Deep Purple, and the original singer on the rock opera concept album Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber, where Gillan had the leading role (Jesus Christ).

Ian Gillan, singer for Deep Purple, was also the original Jesus Christ in the rock opera 'Jesus Christ Superstar' (1970), selected for the role by its authors Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Give a listen to his aria "Gethsemane (I Only Want to Say)" from Jesus Christ Superstar. Make sure it's Ian Gillan because the aria was covered many times. - Metal_Treasure

7 Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk.

So I had a MAJOR ed sheeran phase back in 5th grade, but then he kinda just took a break, and I forgot how good and addicting his music is and now he just released "Castle on the Hill" and "Shape of You" so now I've retrogressed and gotten back into my ed sheeran phase

Ed Sheeran is without a doubt my favourite singer. I just love his music, the lyrics, the genre, his voice, everything, my favourite song being "Castle On The Hill".

Ed sheeran is so talented in every way! His voice, his tunes, and not to mention the powerful lyrics that he writes himself! Definitely should be higher on the list!

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8 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, and was the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. more.

He went a bit mainstream in the 80's - gemcloben

9 John Lennon John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.

Best singer in the Beatles - gemcloben

10 Roger Daltrey Roger Daltrey Roger Harry Daltrey, is an English singer and actor. In a music career spanning more than 50 years, Daltrey came to prominence in the mid 1960s as the founder and lead singer of the English rock band The Who, which released fourteen singles that entered the Top 10 charts in the United Kingdom during more.

I can't believe I saw this legend - gemcloben

The Contenders

11 Zayn Malik Zayn Malik Zain Javadd Malik, born on 12 January 1993, who records mononymously as ZAYN, is a British singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Bradford, ZAYN aspired to pursue a career in music from a young age leading him to audition as a solo artist for the British reality television music competition The X more.

Great voice and he is just cool!

Because of his handsome, he and his voice are overrated by female fans.

He is best singer

Zayn is best his vocal notes are amazing and I love him. He is handsome he is talented and he is just amazing.

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12 Paul McCartney Paul McCartney Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer . With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music .

His songwriting is better than his singing - gemcloben

Nobody has had the combined vocal range and flexibility that Paul had in him prime.

Well we're talking about the best singers, aren't we?

13 Sting Sting Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE, known professionally by his stage name Sting, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor, and philanthropist. He is best known as the lead singer for the English band The Police

Not the best, quite good though - gemcloben

a legend

14 Elton John Elton John Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.

Amazing Voice, Songwriter and Pianist.

Love his piano skill and his voice, he has powerful voice.

Love You Elton!

Best ever

15 Ozzy Osbourne Ozzy Osbourne John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath more.

He invented metal singing - gemcloben

16 Billy Idol Billy Idol William Michael Albert Broad, known professionally by his stage name Billy Idol, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor.
17 Jonathan Antoine Jonathan Antoine Jonathan Antoine is a classically trained English tenor. He rose to fame after appearing on the sixth series of Britain's Got Talent in 2012 as one half of the classical duo Jonathan and Charlotte.

The Best of the Best. His Voice is Like Beautiful Honey on My Lips.No one can Match Him.Love Him to Bits.♥️♥️

18 Sam Smith Sam Smith Samuel Frederick "Sam" Smith is an English singer-songwriter. He rose to fame in October 2012 when he was featured on Disclosure's breakthrough single "Latch", which peaked at number eleven on the UK Singles Chart.

He's the male version of Beyonce!

19 Olly Murs Olly Murs Oliver Stanley Murs, known professionally as Olly Murs, is an English singer-songwriter, television presenter and actor. He first came to national attention for coming second in the sixth series of The X Factor in 2009.
20 Noel Gallagher Noel Gallagher Noel Thomas David Gallagher is an English musician, singer, songwriter and guitarist. He served as the lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and principal songwriter of the rock band Oasis.

Not as talented as his brother - gemcloben

Best songwritter.

21 John Newman

He's amazing

22 Tom Jones Tom Jones Sir Thomas Jones Woodward is a Welsh singer known by his stage name Tom Jones. He became one of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the mid-1960s.

How can he not be in the Top 10?

Still has it, still influential.

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23 Alex Turner Alex Turner Alexander David "Alex" Turner is an English musician. He is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and principal songwriter of the English rock band Arctic Monkeys.

He is the god of music.

24 Chris Martin Chris Martin Christopher Anthony John "Chris" Martin is an English singer, songwriter and musician. He is best known as the lead singer of rock band Coldplay.

Should be at least top 10, sings with passion

Amazing voice! Fantastic hits!

The lead singer of Coldplay he is an amzing songwirter and so amzing to watch in concert!

25 Craig David

One of the best singers from the UK! Great singing voice, great talent, great songs " anything like REAL love stories, issues in his life, or more, what else? He has a big load of hits such as 7 Days, Fill Me In, Walking Away, and so many more! May be underrated but still a legend! I won’t stop and can’t stop listening to his songs!

26 Bruce Dickinson Bruce Dickinson 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.

The best singer ever. only 27? :( - gemcloben

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

How can anyone Not think that this man is the Greatest vocalist that has ever and will ever be, bar none! No-one else comes close and no-one else ever will.

Robert Plant, the frontman Of led zeppelin, lower than Robbie Williams, Zayn Malik, ed Sheeran, Chris Martin and Liam Gallagher?

28 Taio Cruz

He is the new best british male pop singer in the world

29 Matthew Bellamy Matthew Bellamy Matthew James "Matt" Bellamy is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and compose most famous for being the main vocalist in alternative rock band Muse.

The best voice ever. I'm so proud to be a Muse fan.

30 Rod Stewart Rod Stewart Roderick David "Rod" Stewart is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry.

Great singer, hope to hear him in person when he is in America

So much better then the talentless Zayn!

Top 3 hands down

Best singer from the uk

31 Damon Albarn Damon Albarn Damon Albarn is an English singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He is known as the lead singer of the British rock band Blur, the co-founder, vocalist, instrumentalist and principal songwriter of the virtual band Gorillaz. He was born on March 23, 1968, in Whitechapel, London, England. Albarn more.

V. underrated blur is the best british band

He so sexy. he make my hart melt wit his soothing vokalz

32 Van Morrison Van Morrison Sir George Ivan Morrison OBE is a Northern Irish singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and record producer. In 2016, he was knighted for services to the music industry and to tourism in Northern Ireland.

Best ever. Listen to Astral Weeks, never been surpassed.

33 Tom Odell

BRIT Critics Choice Winner 2013...Amazing Voice


34 Thom Yorke Thom Yorke Thomas Edward "Thom" Yorke is an English musician best known as the singer and principal songwriter of the alternative rock band Radiohead.

Splendid In every way.
Continues to evolve and gets better all the time.
Thom is the whole package.

35 Jay Sean Jay Sean Jay Sean is a British singer and songwriter. He debuted in the UK's Asian Underground scene as a member of the Rishi Rich Project with "Dance with You", which reached No.
36 Matt Monro Matt Monro Matt Monro, known as The Man with the Golden Voice, was an English singer who became one of the most popular entertainers on the international music scene during the 1960s and 1970s.
37 Joe Strummer Joe Strummer John Graham Mellor, known by his stage name Joe Strummer, was a British musician, singer, actor and songwriter who was the co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist of the Clash.
38 James Morrison

One of the most beautiful voices ever, he deserves to be higher on this list he is amazing and so soulful!

39 Peter Doherty
40 Tom Fletcher
41 Alex Clare Alex Clare Alexander George "Alex" Clare is a British singer and songwriter. Clare adopted his current stage name, Alex Clare, in 2010.
42 Rob Halford Rob Halford Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford is an English singer and songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest and famed for his powerful wide ranging operatic voice.
43 Roger Waters Roger Waters George Roger Waters, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He is mostly known for being the secondary lead vocalist and bassist of Pink Floyd.
44 Justin Hayward Justin Hayward Justin David Hayward is an English musician, best known as songwriter, lead singer, and guitarist in the rock band the Moody Blues.
45 Steven Wilson Steven Wilson Steven John Wilson is an English musician, singer, songwriter and record producer, most closely associated with the progressive rock genre. He is best known for his band Porcupine Tree.
46 Gary Numan Gary Numan Gary Anthony James Webb, professionally known as Gary Numan, is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer and artist.
47 Eric Clapton Eric Clapton Eric Patrick Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. He has also been a member of Derek and the Dominos.

I'm proud to add him. One of Britain's finest musicians. Ever. - Britgirl

48 Miles Kane
49 Ben Haenow

He was only on the x factor, but search his version of hotel calafornia - gemcloben

50 Richard Harris Richard Harris Richard Harris was a British television writer, most active from the early 1960s to the mid-1990s. He writes primarily for the crime and detective genres, having contributed episodes of series like The Avengers, The Saint, The Sweeney, Armchair Mystery Theatre, and Target.

I recall his emotional singing in Camelot and the scene with my grade school classmate Gary Marsh, the boy at the end of the movie.

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Top Remixes (6)

1. Mick Jagger
2. Paul McCartney
3. John Lennon
1. Van Morrison
2. Tom Jones
3. Mick Jagger
1. Freddie Mercury
2. Mick Jagger
3. Liam Gallagher

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