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
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.
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.
He stands above the rest. Joey's the best.
He commanded the best punk band in music history
Billy Joe whatever from Green Day ahead of a real punk rocker like Joey?
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.
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.
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
Billie joe armstrong on number 1? Get real!
Brilliant, distinctive voice, great songs and a super band. Joe should be higher up!
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.
Haha. Johnny never sang A note.
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
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
This is probably the best singer I've heard in my life.
Stiv is god
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.
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 isn't even that amazing in my opinion, but he still manages to be one of my favorite singers somehow.
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
Should be at the top of the list, this is full of poser crap.
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.
HE is one of the most iconic singers of pop-punk and punk-rock
Listen to his voice...
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.