Greatest Black Sabbath Singers

The Top Ten

Ozzy Osbourne John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath ...read more.

Um. Ĺike ozzy is the man from sabbath and that's all there is to it OK. I think his voice is better than dios. I've heard it all from both. They each got their style
That's what makes for rock. Dio was superb with his singing but until you've been really blitzed and have listened to oz from way back you don't really know what your even talking about. Ian Gillan also is fantastic. Nobody I know said they thought deep purple music was lavender.

The other singers were some what good but the music doesn't sound the same without Ozzy. His voice blends so well with the music! It's why Black Sabbath is what it is today! Everyone else tried but Ozzy surpassed them by far!

Osbourne known as the "Prince of Darkness" Osbourne is also known as the "Godfather of Heavy Metal" Osbourne's eerie vocals, early records such as their debut album Black Sabbath and Paranoid sold huge numbers.

Does anyone actually think it could have been anyone other than Ozzy? His vocals will forever be attached to Black Sabbath, and the band hit its peak under his voice.

Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture ...read more.

Dio's voice was the rarest mix of tone amd power. Please don't compare the two. Ozzy was great at what he did, but not even in the room as being that quality of a singer. Also remember, without Dio, you may not have heard from Black Sabbath again in a meaningful way. We saw what happened when Dio left, I didn't hear good music or singing from them until Dio came back for Dehumanizer. Album Heavaen and Hell helped redefine them.

Dio is not only the best singer in BS, he was the best singer in Hard rock and heavy metal history. Some compare Dio with Rob Halford. Come on! Halford is great but can't sing Hard rock songs like Dio did in Rainbow. Dio's voice can match hard rock classics like Stargazer, Gates of babaylon, Catch the rainbow, man on the silver mountain, etc while he can sing darkest Black Sabbath heavy metal songs. And Ozzy? He is not in Dio's league!

Ozzy was a legend and there is no doubting early Sabbath were classic and groundbreaking, but I prefer Ronnie's voice and he has a larger vocal range. Heaven & Hell album was my era and also a classic of its time. Dio was also great in Rainbow (but that's another poll!)

Why, again, is Ozzy, who can't even sing nowadays and was never a really good singer, and who can't even speak a full sentence, higher than Dio? He sang extremely powerfully until he died, and had way better albums than Ozzy did. Were not ranking these on solo careers are we?

Ian Gillan

Born again is the most underrated Black Sabbath album. Ozzy is not even on the same planet as far as talent goes compared to Dio and Ian. He blows live and throwing buckets of water and being well liked doesn't make you a great singer. He was a great frontman but a mediocre singer.

No one compares to Gillan. He can sing Ozzy's material and Dios.

My second choice after the original Ozzy Osbourne

Dio sucks, Gillan is the best ever!

Tony Martin

People need to show some respect to this man, the voice of Sabbath for a decade, I voted for DIO but ofc Martin is a better singer than ozzy, don't know if he is a better suit for sabbath but still respect the man he was great

Tony is definitely the best singer Black Sabbath has had. His performance in Headless Cross was incredible, and he should have gained more popularity.

This band has had good singers but Black Sabbath band with him means Black Sabbath band. in the world of rock singers he has the most powerful voice.

He is the best singer Black Sabbath had I like the cross purposes record he is very underrated and he deserves to be in the third spot at least

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.

The greatest vocalist in history, but not the best Black Sabbath singer!

Glenn Hughes Glenn Hughes is an English rock bassist and vocalist, best known as a member of Deep Purple and the rock pioneers Trapeze, and his solo career. Hughes was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Deep Purple. He is acclaimed for his wide vocal range.

Glenn is an all time badass musician the world has ever had the pleasure of experiencing.

Best singer awesome! Only one Lp

Ray Gillen

Ronnie and Ray were on another level. Tony, Ian and Glenn were on the next. Everyone else was cut rate

If it wasn't for the aids he would have made a great career.

Dave Walker

Dave Walker done a good job with his short tenure with the band in 78 and I like his version of "Junior's Eyes"

Bill Ward William Thomas "Bill" Ward is an English musician and visual artist, best known as the original drummer for the British heavy metal band Black Sabbath.

Soulful and real. Underrated as a Black Sabbath singer. Possibly overshadowed by his awesome drumming.

David Donato

Dave Donato was with the band around 6 months in 1984 and sang a few demo's one being "No Way Out" which had a memorable riff of Iommi's that didn't see the light of day til 1987 on Eternal Idol in which the song changed to "The Shining"

The Contenders

Ron Keel
Jeff Fenholt

Wasn't in the band. Why is even listed?

Tom Jones Sir Thomas Jones Woodward is a Welsh singer known by his stage name Tom Jones. He became one of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the mid-1960s.

Well... I didn't knew that... hahaahahaahah

Eric Singer Eric Singer is an American hard rock and heavy metal drummer, best known as a member of Kiss, portraying The Catman originally played by Peter Criss.

The best Black Sabbath vocalist by far!

He isn’t even a black sabbath singer, god whoever put Eric here must be an idiot

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