Top Ten Best Rock Singers

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21 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.

The fact that Elvis is not #1 on this list causes this list to be totally invalid... Not worth the space it is taking on the internet. I could see Freddie Mercury being #2, but everyone else doesn't measure up to Elvis. Who wrote this list? Amateurs should not play in this space.

THE KING! People this guy is one of the reasons why many of our fellow rock singers are singing. - zam67

As a Michael Jackson fan I think that Freddie Mercury is the greatest singer of all time but the fact that Elvis is number 21 is so wrong so I vote for him

The KING of rock on number 33? This list is very wrong!

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22 Ann Wilson Ann Wilson Ann Dustin Wilson is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the hard rock band Heart.

It such a shame how people can't put aside that she is a female. Ann wilson has THE greatest rock voice that will ever come to are ears

Go listen to a Heart album, that is all - incredible vocalist.

She's got an incredible range and a great voice

Way better than Amy Lee!

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23 Bon Scott Bon Scott Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott was a Scottish-born Australian rock musician, best known for being the lead singer and lyricist of Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980. He was born in Forfar and lived in Kirriemuir, Scotland, for 5 years before moving to Melbourne, Australia, ...read more.

Bon represents something that is sadly lacking from many bands today: humour. He knew that it was all a game. His lyrics are playful, original and perfectly balanced. A huge talent without whom we may never even have heard of AC/DC. He was the personification of the the ultimate Rocker and every AC/DC album he was on is a pure classic. Scott had the charisma that no modern day frontman has.

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old rocker

A unique, powerful voice and incredible charisma and stage presence. What more can you ask for?

He is the best singer of all time! His lyrics are genius and he was so amazing and funny and I do not see how they can be such an ass (Leto, Bennington,... ) to a higher position! - mary149

Attitude... presence... intonation... strengh... ugly nice voice.

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24 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 .

He is better than Mercury. During his prime he had a vocal range of nearly 5 octaves, almost one more than Mercury. And he had an even greater variety in his repertoire. Mercury stole a lot from his singing style. No wonder as Mercury considered The Beatles as his musical Bible.

He gets my vote, could sing beautifully as in Let It Be, or rough it up (listen to Oh Darling off Abbey Road). Saw him live a few years back and even in his seventies now he is still a fantastic singer and entertainer.

22? Really? You guys even know him!? He is the best!

Paul McCartney should be way higher on this list. Some of the people on this list don't even qualify as singers.

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25 Layne Staley Layne Staley Layne Thomas Staley was an American musician who served as the lead singer and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains, which he founded with guitarist Jerry Cantrell in Seattle, Washington in 1987. Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s. ...read more.

Axl rose and Chester in front of a man that has a 4 octave range and produced some of the most iconic songs of the 90s and has influenced a crap load of bands? No way he needs to be more higher even if we are talking about technicality. His sorrow and pain in his death defying screams is unmatched to this day. There is only one Layne Staley.

Listen to a song like "Love, Hate, Love" and then tell me that most people you picked in the Top 10 can perform a song like that. His talent was unbelievable, and anybody who doesn't see this as a popularity contest would see him as far superior to Kurt Cobain in Seattle and people like Hetfield on that list. One of the best rock singers we have ever had, as little as we were given by him...

Layne is very underrated for his voice. He had a presence about him. He could sing anything. Not many people could harmonize so beautifully as he did. Hard or soft... He did both well.

Watch Alice in Chains live at the Moore theatre Seattle 1990 and watch this skinny white kid belt out some of the most amazing raw vocal power ever known to man. I'd love to see most of the singers ahead of him on this list come close to that performance. - amthe67

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26 Hansi Kürsch Hansi Kürsch Hansi Kürsch, born Hans Jürgen Kürsch, is the lead singer, lyricist, co-composer and bassist for German power metal band Blind Guardian . Heavily influenced by Freddie Mercury, he creates a huge choir effect by overdubbing his own voice multiple times in complex, overlapping vocal harmonies. He records ...read more.

Should be number 3 - christangrant

Awesome, elite metal singer - easily top 20. He's a top 10 metal singer but this list is mixed (metal and non-metal rock singers) and this is the only reason I said top 20 and not top 10.
Demons and Wizards - My Last Sunrise, Path Of Glory, Heaven Denies.
Blind Guardian - Thorn, The Bard's Song (In the Forest), Wheel of Time, Into The Storm. - Metal_Treasure

27 Eddie Vedder Eddie Vedder Eddie Vedder is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as a member of the rock band Pearl Jam, with whom he performs lead vocals and is one of three guitarists.

His voice, his lyrics, his energy, vedder is simply the best! You can feel the emotions in his voice! He also plays with the best musicians, can't get tired of listening to Pearl Jam!

Vedder, Cornell, Plant, Neil Young. They should fill the top 4.

I am so impressed by this guy. His music makes me move. He did so much for me. Thank you Eddie V. Love YOU SO MUCH. Best regards!, Alex

I agree with freddie plant and cornell. Maybe with axl but anyone above eddie vedder except these are can't compare to his voice. - Bilgehankonya

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28 Adam Gontier Adam Gontier Adam Wade Gontier is a Canadian musician and songwriter. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for Saint Asonia, but is best known as the former lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter of the Canadian rock band Three Days Grace.

He deserves to be a lot higher! He is an inspiration.

How can somebody have such power and emotion in one voice?

Should be way higher on this list. definitely above a lot of these other guys

Adam gontier is a god are you kidding me!?

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29 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.

How the hell are people who can't sing like james hetfield, billie joe armstrong and kurt cobain above the worlds greatest singer in heavy music. Halfords vocal range is 4 OCTAVES. Not many others come close

Much higher at least top 15 for the metal god

Kicks a$$! literally! Amazing!
Well the voice is amazing. -

How is Ozzy much higher than this vocal god? This makes me really sad. And mad. - Metal_Treasure

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30 Myles Kennedy Myles Kennedy Myles Richard Kennedy is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Alter Bridge, and as the lead vocalist in Slash's current band: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators.

Alter bridge kicks any other bands b***
Myles Kennedy's voice has a spark in it
anyone who has a doubt on him should listen to mettalingus by alter bridge

I guess this top is made by band popularity not by voice...Myles Kennedy is 26 and Brent Smith 27. That guy from 30 sec to mars and kurt cobain top 10, they should be the last ones in this list...my opinion.

How the hell is Myles this far down in the list? He is arguably the best singer in modern rock today. He has got a FOUR OCTIVE RANGE. That's just insane. This guy can hit low notes that most people can't hit and highs that most people can't hit either. Lisen to songs like Broken Wings, Slip to the Void and Starlight. Not only can Myle's voice have a billion women crying, it has the intensity and the emotion that most other singers don't have. This dude is truly one of the best singers in history.

Myles' just amazing with his vocal range... He ought to be ranked far above this... This even no. 26 is just too odd for him

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31 Paul Stanley Paul Stanley Stanley Bert Eisen, known professionally by his stage name Paul Stanley, is an American musician, singer, songwriter and painter best known for being the rhythm guitarist and co-lead singer of the rock band Kiss.

He is the best singer ever and the best front man!

32 Brent Smith Brent Smith Brent Stephen Smith is an American singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of the band Shinedown.

Stunning singer from a stunning band. The best vocalist out in the modern rock genre today. Also a brilliant song writer with it.

The best singer out there today. Magnificent range of vocals from very low to very high. A must listen to musician.

If you hate this man's voice but like travesties like Kurt Cobain, please get a hearing aid.

Have you ever heard shinedown he is amazing gosh sorry but get a taste in real music

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33 Janis Joplin Janis Joplin Janis Joplin (1943-1970) was an American singer who rose to fame as the main singer of acid band Big Brother and the Holding Company. She was known for her eccentric hippie style and psychedelic rock music.

Listen to cry baby that alone should put janis up higher than 20.

34 Geddy Lee Geddy Lee Geddy Lee Weinrib, known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush.

Come on guys geddy may have some nail-on-chalkboard stuff but he really can sing with some emotion. Even if he does not have the best voice, he has lots of talent. Keep on rocking geddy!

Why the hell is Geddy all the way down here?!

Geddy is the best singer in the world playing the bass at the same time. He's better than all these ****wagons here. He can sing like a true singer.

G eddy is amazing! He should be number 1 in my opinion. The first time I saw him I thought, wow, this guy is really weird looking. I never thought I would ever think so much of him!

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35 Benjamin Burnley Benjamin Burnley Benjamin Jackson Burnley IV is an American musician, composer, and producer, best known as the founder and frontman of the American rock band Breaking Benjamin.

Ben Burnley has an amazing voice range, from screams to such a smooth voice, it's literally perfect. One of my favorite singers EVER. Also super cute. (;

Breaking Benjamin lead Singer has a kickass rocking set of pipes

Benjamin Burnley is an amazing vocalist. He sounds so amazing.
He should be in the top 10

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36 Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson Brian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist, author, and former music journalist.
37 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).

Just listen to him sing Child in Time off the Made in Japan album, or Highway Star off of the same Made in Japan album. Incredible. Or, When a blind man cries. The best rock singer of all time

YAn Gillan has an amazing vocal range and very nice tembre of voice. His manner of singing varies a lot and is often very soulful. Remember Jesus Christ Superstar. He is no doubt the best rock vocalist of all times

He is the original screamer. - gemcloben

This guy had the best voice in rock in the late 60'sand 70's. Just listen to him sing a song like child in time and you will be in awe at how amazing he sounds and how ridicilously high he can go. This man has a crasy vocal range, even better then Plant and Mercury.

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39 John Fogerty

You can have the top ten, the best ROCK singers are on this page!

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40 Trent Reznor Trent Reznor Michael Trent Reznor, known professionally as Trent Reznor, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and film score composer. He is known for his intense music videos.
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