Best Punk Rock Lead Singers
The Top Ten
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!
My IDOL since I heard "true music" and will be forever, no music inspired me without Billy's "Voice", His voice has a magic nothing can beat! Long Live BJ!
First of all, it's BILLIE Joe. Second, I'm glad he's first. He has changed vocally so much over the years, and continues to inspire thousands.
People only voted for him here because of 21 guns BOBD and Basket Case, but if you actually listen to GD's less popular songs then you will find the great punk singer known as Billie Joe Armstrong. Case in point. Macy's Day ParadeV 29 Comments
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.
And He is a darn fine Ukelele player as well!V 1 Comment
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
He stands above the rest. Joey's the best.
Not even close! No way not the top!V 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.
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
I love tom please come backV 3 Comments
Legend perhaps but Punk singer...Nope.
This guy is a legend!
Not even close to punk.
Kurt Cobain isn't punk
Not a punk band and his vocals are pretty mundane. His songs are okay but pretty bland.
Why do people say that nirvana isn't punk? They sound pretty punk to me
People say I look like Kurt Cobain...And sing like him xP
I love Kurt, don't get me wrong, but is he really labled as punk here? I think he doesn't belong on this list. (Try the grunge list! )
So many reasons Kurt is amazing...But I'll save them for when he is put in the correct listing
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.
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. - mmarce445V 1 Comment
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.V 1 Comment
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!V 1 Comment
Billie joe armstrong on number 1? Get real!
Brilliant, distinctive voice, great songs and a super band. Joe should be higher up!
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 singer
So GOD! Simply the best punk band of all time - LegitGames12
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2. Joey Ramone (The Ramones)
3. Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys)
2. Ian Curtis (Joy Division)
3. Iggy Pop