Best Punk Rock Lead Singers
The Top Ten
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
Definitely deserving of the place of #1
He forged a lot of the paths into Punk Rock, and really defined it. Billie Joe has taught us all a lot; he's an invaluable role model to this and future generations. I think if more people accepted BJ as a role model the world would be a better place xP
(And not only is BJ the best vocalist on the list, he is an amazing guitarist and pianist as well)
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!
I love you Billie joe armstrong... You are really a great man actually god for me... Long live king of punk... Actually you deserve to be king of punk and one day your name will be written on the legendary book
Of ROCK music
And He is a darn fine Ukelele player as well!
I love his singing style. Amazingly fitting. My all-around favorite singer, probably.
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.
Billy Joe whatever from Green Day ahead of a real punk rocker like Joey?
He commanded the best punk band in music history
He stands above the rest. Joey's the best.
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.
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.
Not based on the sex pistols but on PIL. Great live as well.
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
The bad thing about him is that he almost died from alcohol but he is an amazing lead singer
I love his vice it has this rough edge thing it's so awesome
So GOD! Simply the best punk band of all time
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.
Inspirational lyrics. Great voice. Good heart.
Tim Mcllrath not in the top ten. Ha good one.
Brilliant, distinctive voice, great songs and a super band. Joe should be higher up!
Billie joe armstrong on number 1? Get real!
I like all the classic punk bands: Ramones, Green Day, Clash, and Sex Pistols.
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.
Johnny Ramone didn't even sing...
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
He gets too much hate because people call My Chemical Romance "emo", which they aren't. He talked crap about emo. BVB is emo, My Chemical Romance is nothing like them.
Not Punk at all... he might do screamo screams but he doesn't really qualify as punk to me.
The vocals he does are plain addicting and emotional and amazing
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.
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
This voice though.
Should be at the top of the list, this is full of poser crap.
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
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
His voice isn't even that amazing in my opinion, but he still manages to be one of my favorite singers somehow.
Love blink-182 and tom makes a great impact. He's amazing he doesn't sound like the same old bang he's awesome
He has an awesome voice, great vision and takes no crap from anyone.
Glenn should be number one, in my opinion.
Great all around singer period.
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.
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?
The complete technique.
Tim deserves to be way higher.
I hate him because he tried to let billie in rancid at least he is still in green day I'm happy for that
HE is one of the most iconic singers of pop-punk and punk-rock
Listen to his voice...