Top Ten Best Rock Singers


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41 Brian Johnson Brian Johnson Brian Johnson is an English singer and songwriter. Since 1980, he is the lead singer of the Australian rock band AC/DC, with whom he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. As of April 2016, Johnson is not participating in the remainder of the Rock or Bust World Tour due to hearing more.

No Competition best singer by far, who are the people voting for this award its for a rock singer not a ballad or other genre, Back in Black is the second best selling album of all time for two reasons, one best lead guitarist in the world and two best rock singer in the world!



Amazing vocals. So sad about his hearing issues! Get well soon Brian!

Best singer of ALL time better than bon scott, AC/DC are the greatest band EVER such a shame he had to leave AC/DC he and angus were awesome together, I was listening to for those about to rock we salute you while posting this comment

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42 Dave Grohl Dave Grohl David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer and film director. He is best known as the former drummer of the hugely popular 90s grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters. He has sat behind the more.

Grohl, in my opinion, is possibly one of the best rock singers ever, and deserves to be in the top 10. 38 is way too low for Dave- he's a ' legend, his voice is strong and rough but can be quiet and peaceful and the same time. Foo Fighter's songs are so easy to relate to, and they can make someone feel so many emotions. It's a complete shock this guy isn't in at least the top tens.

Should be in top 10! He's amazing. He has one of the best voices in rock today. Very under rated on this list. Listen to from Skin and Bones to White Limo. What a range!

Wow, I can't believe this is so far down here. His high shrills, screams, to his smooth jazzy acoustic voice is amazing. Come on!

If Nirvana was lead by him and not Cobain, the band would probably be one of my favorites.

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43 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer . he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016 .

Are you kidding me now? Jared Leto made it to the top 3? And Bob Dylan, possibly the most influential figure in rock music all time, sits at 39? This list better be a joke.

Better songwriter than singer - gemcloben

Bob dylan's true talent is as a songwriter, but his words never really come alive until he sings them - RecklessGreed

Damn he is so cool! Why so behind?

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44 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. more.

REALLY? 47? His voice could bring me back from the dead! He just created a lifetime of amazing rock music AND THIS IS HOW YOU TREAT HIM SOCIETY? Come on people.

He should be higher - gemcloben

Why is David Bowie so low? Listen to space oddity and starman.

The man who changed my life

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45 Sammy Hagar Sammy Hagar Samuel Roy "Sammy" Hagar, also known as The Red Rocker, is an American rock vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, musician and entrepreneur.

The biggest under dog in rock music. Should be within the top 50 for sure. It's the Red Rocker! Awesome music from 1970's to current. How many people have that?

Still consistent after all these years. Go back and listen to him with Montrose and compare it to now. Still powerful.

Better than DLR when it comes to Van Halen, and his solo stuff is kick-ass too!

46 Michael Kiske Michael Kiske Michael Kiske is a singer best known as the former lead vocalist for the German power metal band Helloween.

One of the best should be at least in the top Ten

Highly skilled singer... AWESOME!

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48 Stevie Nicks Stevie Nicks Stephanie Lynn "Stevie" Nicks is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career, which collectively have produced over forty Top 50 hits and sold over 140 million albums.
49 Yvonne Muentener

This rockstar is totally different to all the others. Her voice makes us believe in wonders.

The coolest female rock voice ever. I thought good rock voices is a men thing. She completely changed my opinion. I love the way she's overwhelming and funny in the same go. Also her range is exciting. The style of her band Sugamice is stunning different to all the rest in the market. I believe it's impossible to find someone trying to present her songs in a caraoke show. I'd love to see that!

She's really fascinating! I love her so much!

Sugamice! Sugamice! Sugamice! The cutest mouse with the greatest voice!

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50 Geoff Tate Geoff Tate Geoff Tate is a German-born American singer and musician who rose to fame in the 1980s with the progressive metal band Queensrÿche.

Geoff Tate's voice, range, power is all unbelievable. For example eyes of a stranger. In the beginning of the song his notes are very low but once you get more into the song he is screaming these powerful unbelievable notes like it's his job. He deserves to be put higher.

This dude is by far the best male vocalist of all time - all 5 octaves of it. Too bad I can't say that much about Queensryche. What a waste of his talent.

51 Tim Mcilrath Tim Mcilrath Timothy James "Tim" McIlrath is an American punk rock musician. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist, songwriter and co-founder of the American punk rock band Rise Against.

Lead singer of Rise Against. Very unique voice.

52 David Lee Roth David Lee Roth David Lee Roth is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality.

David LEE ROTH IS LOWER THAN FALL OUT BOY! This is simply unacceptable. He made Van Halen. Obviously Eddie's guitar is incredible, but they were nothing after David left. Sammy Hagar? Joke. - gibsonebonyallamerican

He used to be great, although not as good as Sammy Hagar, but sadly his voice hasn't held up over the years. I recently heard a recording of him singing Panama live and I started laughing.

Diamond Dave not in the top ten? Not surprising since this site has Slash as the greatest guitarist.

Why is David Lee Roth 51st? He deserves to be much higher, in the top ten of this list in my opinion. He's a great singer and his voice is very fitting for the hard rock Van Halen played. - Element119

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53 Zubeen Garg Zubeen Garg Zubeen Garg is an Indian singer, music director, composer, songwriter and actor. His contributions are mostly attributed in Assamese, Bengali and Bollywood. He has sung many songs in other languages including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Bodo, Karbi, Nepali, Bishnupriya Manipuri, more.

One of the most wonderful and popular singer in Assam and India. He is a great man.

Zubeen Garg is the best... - fantom-nlpgogoi

East or west Zubeen is the best

Zubin rocks

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54 Chad Kroeger Chad Kroeger Chad Robert Kroeger is a Canadian musician and producer, best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for the Canadian rock band, Nickelback.

His voice is amazing, but people just dismiss him because of his songwriting and being affiliated with Nickelback.

55 Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated more.

Why do all the music related lists on the Top Tens suck? Jimi deserves top 15 easily. Jared Leto is lucky to be in the Top 15,000, let alone TOP 3.

His guitar skills overshadow his voice - gemcloben

56 Bryan Adams Bryan Adams

I love his voice! Fascinating!

He's got the best voice on earth.

God! Adams is a fantastic singer. He should be number 1.. His songs are so catchy..

Summer of 69

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57 Klaus Meine Klaus Meine

ARE YOU KIDDING ME he has the best rock voice in the world I know that Freddie Mercury gets all the credit but Klaus can sing WAY better then him he beats any body that is ahead of him I can't believe you guys are not voting for Klaus he is a legend I think he can sing even better then Elvis so you can call me crazy but his voice is just so smooth oh and ps:SCORPIONS ARE THE BEST BAND EVER

Klaus is easily one of the top ten rock singers of all time. Range and quality of his voice is amazing and he has been doing it for 40 plus years. No poll putting Klaus under 10 is to be remotely believed.

Any list that ranks Klaus Meine below 2nd or 3rd position of the best rock voice in the world is not reliable!

I think the fact the he is not WAY further up on this list is because few people know anything other than Rock You Like A Hurricane by this fabulous singer.

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58 Mike Patton Mike Patton Michael Allan "Mike" Patton is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, film composer, producer, and actor, best known as the lead singer of the alternative metal band Faith No More.

It really surprises me that nobody has put Patton on this list so far. No doubt, Freddie Mercury's an absolute genius, but Patton is more versatile that him in his crazy, experimental way. Singing - sometimes even operatic - screaming, growling, crooning, rapping; he is capable of delivering all those styles flawlessly. That guy's a sorcerer.

Mike Patton is definitely the most versatile singer ever to be in the music industry. From his calm singing voice to his insane screams and growls, the man can sing better than anybody else. I'm sorry, but anybody that has a singing range of over six octaves, can out beat anybody in a singing situation.

This guy should be in the top 5 for sure. Mike Patton is versatile and flawless when singing live.

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60 David Gilmour David Gilmour David Jon Gilmour is an English singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He joined the progressive rock band Pink Floyd as guitarist and co-lead vocalist in 1968.

Gilmore is certainly better than Hetfield in singing... His soft voice compliments his style of guitar play (Listen to high hopes and Shine on you crazy diamond ) unlike Metallica songs where any sort of voice would have sufficed... As far as playing guitar is concerned the only comparison gilmore would have is with Page... His solos move your very soul and leave you dazed! Kirk has fast fingers and hendrix can do stuff which no one else can do but they are in no way the same league as Gilmore... ( I have shot the concerts for most of the bands during their England tours and trust me there is no one to hold a pick to this guy! )

This right here is a damn shame! That's a sin to put gilmour this far down on the list! One of the greatest voices of all time

Are you KIDDING me? David Gilmore ranked n°61. He is the best rock singer and one of the best singers ever, because he can handle his quiet mystic voice to go with the flow of the rhymes and melodies to express the lyrics and the messages of the songs.

Mr. Gilmour's vocals are so perfect in Pink Floyd. They contrast beutifully to Waters' vocals on songs like Comfortably Numb and they blend so perfecly with Wright's vocals on Echoes and Time

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