Best Punk Rock Lead Singers
The Top Ten
And He is a darn fine Ukelele player as well!
The voice of punk! With out his snarling, fantastic vocal style there wouldn't be a Billie Joe Armstrong or any list of vocal imitators.
Not based on the sex pistols but on PIL.great live as well.
At least number 1 is correct, I can ignore all the rubbish underneath. The top 5 should be 1) Lydon/Rotten
Without those 5 Punk Rock wouldn’t of made it to global success.
Punk rock is often labeled as music for people that can't sing or play an instrument. But this guy is very talented, not only can he sing but he can also lay down piano, guitar (rhythm and lead) harmonica. His best vocals are all on 21st Century Breakdown. He's a great musician and an incredible lead singer
He is the only punk rock singer who has such a amazing and bad ass look and voice
So good the best ever in my opinion - Legend1221
Apart from the fact that he is a great composer and has a great voice, Billie is the one singer that inspired me into being myself and do what I enjoy most, not caring about what others think of me. I definitely agree with this ranking, thank you Billie Joe for everything!32 Comments
He stands above the rest. Joey's the best.
Not only influenced punk rock but every other genre. I think he is up there with members of The Beatles. I can't believe Green Day and Blink 182 is in here that's not even punk it's poser.
He commanded the best punk band in music history - rock2metal
Billy Joe whatever from Green Day ahead of a real punk rocker like Joey?3 Comments
New Book and film about Ian out. Such a complex talented cat.
He has an awesome voice, great vision and takes no crap from anyone.
Great all around singer period.
I love his singing style. Amazingly fitting. My all-around favorite singer, probably. - JoLeKosovo
Legend perhaps but Punk singer...Nope.
This guy is a legend!
Not even close to punk.
Personally I don't understand how tom is second on this list. His voice honestly isn't that great but it is something I've never heard before
Love blink-182 and tom makes a great impact. He's amazing he doesn't sound like the same old bang he's awesome
Honestly his voice now days is pretty bad. But this is a best of all time list. And if you talk about 90s-early 2000s tom his voice is no doubt number 1. If you don't believe me look up the song dick lips and witness a true punk rock voice
Blink 182 sucks now without tom3 Comments
Billie joe armstrong on number 1? Get real!
Brilliant, distinctive voice, great songs and a super band. Joe should be higher up!
Stiv is god
How is he not #1?
His voice is just orgasmic in all ways! Can sing quiet, loud and even scream.
One of the most insightful punk rock vocalists of all time.
Tim Mcllrath not in the top ten. Ha good one. - Hun20ter
Not Punk at all... he might do screamo screams but he doesn't really qualify as punk to me.
Mr Way earns my vote because of how unique his vocals are. Definitely not your typical everyday vocalist; the way you *think* the lyrics will be sung are in actuality sung completely different.
He seems to not really follow a set "rule", no guidelines for his songs...He does a lot of different things with his voice and doesn't seem to try too hard to make the vocals line up with the music (which is part of what gives it such a unique sound). His vocals can stand alone and apart from the stand alone music, but when combined with the (almost completely different tuned) insturmental, it's amazing.
I actually don't even like his singing voice all too much. I'm in love with what he does with his voice. Up or down, soft or loud, it's always unexpected and refreshing.
And also the way he gives the song exactly the right emotion, exactly what he wants you to feel while listening--a lot of vocalists cannot do that. He puts extreme emotion inyo his singing too; its all or ...more
The vocals he does are plain addicting and emotional and amazing
This is probably the best singer I've heard in my life.2 Comments
His voice is so catchy that he can basically make any song enjoyable to listen too. Also, his voice is so unique that no matter what song you hear you know its him; making him one of the better singers! Timeless!
He is the coolest punk vocalist that I know
He's the most amazing musician in the world. His lyrics have a magical way to get stuck in your head and your heart. The dude has a Ph.D, a pilot license and his own hot sauce. Sure he's old, but he's in his 50's, give him a break. The Offspring have the best selling album on an independent label! They kick Green Day's America idiot ass.
The Best!1 Comment
SO MANY SONGS SO MANY ALBUMS WITHOUT GOING BAD
His unique voice reminded me of Lennon on Please Please Me, Sum 41 is growing big and mature, and his lyrics and voice are a big part of this change. Long live Sum 41
I love his vice it has this rough edge thing its so awesome
The bad thing about him is that he almost died from alcohol but he is an amazing lead singer1 Comment
Johnny Ramone didn't even sing...
It's Joey Ramone not Johnny. Johnny is the guitarist Joey is the singer.
He is a guitarist. Not a singer. I doubt he even did backing vocals. - zxm
Haha. Johnny never sang A note.1 Comment
I hate him because he tried to let billie in rancid at least he is still in green day I'm happy for that
Tim deserves to be way higher.
I believe he could've been a punk singer at some point but I wouldn't call bands like Dead by Sunrise, Linkin Park, and Grey Daze punk.
How in any way is Linkin Park a punk band?
Why so low down!?! So amazing love there new song kids in the dark!
Great voice! And amazing lyrics. Deserves to be in the top 10.
Listen to his voice...
HE is one of the most iconic singers of pop-punk and punk-rock
The fact that bad religion is not mentioned on a punk rock list that Green Day wins is an insult to the whole genre
The fact that Gerard Way, Mark Hoppus, and Robert Smith are ahead of the legendary lead singer of Bad Religion is just disgraceful.
His vocals were pretty mediocre to be honest.
Yes, he is a bassist. And a singer too. But I don't like his singing. Seems like a drunken man singing. - zxm
Sid was the bassist of the Sex Pistols but he did sing My Way.
What!? Jhonny Rotten is the lead singer of the Sex Pistols!
Who put list together? Jello Biafra is the vocalist of the DEAD KENNEDYS not the Damned.
Dave Vanian is the singer of the Damned
Urie's vocal range is pure and endless. One of the greatest male voices ever to hit the music industry.
Brendon Urie has the widest vocal range out of all these singers.
Papa roach just rocks the hell out of any other punk rock band out there and Jacoby Shaddix is half the reason. Acknowledge these awesome bunch of dudes and give them the recognition that they so truly deserve
He has so much energy like an energy drink but his vocals rule
Should be at the top of the list, this is full of poser crap.
By far the greatest female voice in the entire music industry. Pure, real, and flawless.
Such a badass and sticks up for Jeremy and Taylor! What more can I say?
His voice got better with age.
I think he has a great voice and puts on a good show
I like tom better than matt he made blink 182 however tom will be the original blink 182 lead singer
Jesus Christ... also not Punk...
Ronnie. - Marvel_1William
Es el mejor!
He is the drummer of the Damned, Dave Vanian is the singer
Lead vocalist of Black Flag.
Simple plan is not and have never been a punk rock band
Henry turned into a Blabbermouth know-it-all.
Has very good voice. But his voice isn't very aggressive like punk singers. His voice is more likely alternative rock vocals. But still he is a better singer than most other singers here. - zxm
Yeah hed P.E. isn't typical punk but there are great hardcore punk songs by them like tow the line for example. Ok he is a rapper, growler and shouter too but if Mike Shinoda and chester bennington are in this lis he has to be too
Maybe not the greatest singer, but certainly one of the best frontmen.
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List StatsCreated 30 Dec 2010
Updated 5 Jan 2018
8 years, 348 days old
2. Joey Ramone (The Ramones)
3. Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys)
2. Ian Curtis (Joy Division)
3. Iggy Pop