Greatest Rock Voices

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61 Paul Simon Paul Simon Paul Frederic Simon is an American musician, singer-songwriter and actor. Simon's fame, influence, and commercial success began as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, formed in 1964 with musical partner Art Garfunkel.

The Talented half of Simon and Garfunkel

62 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under more.

Michael was on top! I voted every time for him! Where are all the other fans? He's the BEST! He should be on top!

DAMN, Michael should be on the top of this list... EASILY! Like him or not, you can't say something negative about his voice. He can scream like hell, and yet has this gentle soft tone...

Michael Jackson wasn't a rock singer. He may have been able to sing anything, but he didn't do rock. He wasn't in a rock band either. So he shouldn't even be on this list because its totally irrelevant to Jackson's actual talent.

The closest Rock thing with him was say say say collaborating with Paul Mcarthy!

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63 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.

I don't understand why my beloved Adam Gontier is at 74. He has such a dynamic, amazing voice, and if you listen to any of his songs, you'll agree that an artist like himself should be ranked higher.

He must be ranked higher. Yes, I know his live performace is not so great, but dude just listen to his songs, he's amazing. - Craym

Por Dios, Adam debería estar entre los 10 primeros

ADAM GONTIER ADAM GONTIER ADAM GONTIER ADAM GONTIER AAADDDAAMMM GONNTTIIERR! 1! 1! 1! 1! 1! 1! 1! 1! 1! 1! 1! 1! 1! 1! 1! *Squeals like a little girl*

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

Anyone who has seen him live knows why he should be first on this list.

Inredibly powerful voice. Ridiculous range and variation and is able to perfectly convey the emotions of the songs he sings. Deserves to be far higher on this list and would be if Shinedown were better recognised.

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65 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.

David Gilmour's voice (and his guitar, obviously) and Pink Floyd's music just caress my soul. When I listen to him sing, (and play his guitar) I feel like all my troubles have vanished. Go Floyd!

David's voice is unique he doesn't go high but his tone is great

Pink Floyd - an awesome band with a great, great singer -David Gilmour.

Better than Waters’ singing voice

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66 Lemmy Kilmister Lemmy Kilmister Ian Fraser Kilmister, known as Lemmy, was an English musician, singer and songwriter who founded and fronted the rock band Motörhead. He was a bassist and a singer known for his raspy voice. He died in 2015 from cancer and other health problems.

I Can Not Belive That The Legendary Motorhead Singer IS Not In This List, He Doubles Axl Rose And Triples Steve Perry. Most Unique Rock Voice Ever.

Definitely deserves to be higher rock god and lived the rock and roll lifestyle All the way and created my favourite ever song ace of spades

The god of rock and roll

67 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.

Most versatile vocalist on this list. He can do anything with his voice

Is there anyone more intricate, interesting, beautiful and cool vocal than Patton? Is already a legend. Just ask Axl Rose..

7 octaves of awesomeness.

Easily the best vocalist on this list, hands down

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

he is great with his flexibility and his screaming voice he knows how to put on a show and through the mist of it all he sounds just like he wold in a studio

Roth has an awesome voice and screams throughout many of his songs. -

69 Mark Slaughter Mark Slaughter

A powerfully dynamic voice who has the range, pitch, and octaves to mix it with anyone! Just listen to vvi "that time of year" simply amazing true rock voice or slaughter "loaded gun" "hard times" or "breakdown and cry" the guy gives me goose bumps and deserves to be right at the front of any vocal list. Can sing anything better than most!

best known as lead singer of Slaughter & Vinnie Vincent Invasion... best voice in all of rock n roll! - JONBONPIGO

70 Miljenko Matijevic Miljenko Matijevic

Best voice ever! - Clear highs to growling lows with great timing and excellent taste.

Powerful voice from steel heart

Highest clear highs, amazing screams.

Powerful clean beautiful voice.

71 Phil Anselmo Phil Anselmo Philip Hansen "Phil" Anselmo is an American musician who is best known as the former lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Pantera. He currently is the vocalist of heavy metal bands Down and Superjoint Ritual.

One of the best vocal ranges ever. He put pantera on the map. Listen to "hollow". You will not be disappointed.

Come on. Cemetery Gates, Walk, Cowboys from Hell, Shattered. Just listen.

72 Sting Sting Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE, known professionally by his stage name Sting, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor, and philanthropist. He is best known as the lead singer for the English band The Police

Harmony expert, high voice, unique voice who is always accurate.


73 Art Garfunkel Art Garfunkel Arthur Ira "Art" Garfunkel is an American singer, poet and actor. He partnered in his earlier years with Paul Simon in the folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel.

Truly a great voice. His voice seems far better suited to pop than to rock, though.

74 Corey Taylor Corey Taylor Corey Todd Taylor was born in December 8, 1973. He is an American musician, author, and actor best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the Nu-metal band Slipknot and hard rock/alternative metal band Stone Sour.

Has everything required of a rock superstar, great tone throughout a huge registrar. Words along cannot describe his gift, you have to hear it to believe it, number one rock singer in the world and a great modern day showman. Pure class

Should be placed in the top 5, currently the lead for slipknot and stone sour. Amazing singer!

His voice is amazing I think he should atleas be somewhere around the top 20 because like he has a pretty good range for a guy, and he has so many different kinds of voices he can do. SLIPKNOT FOR LIFE!

Love his voice. It's so amazing ❤️ - wrests

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75 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.

64th oh yep this list was definitely edited by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rush being the greatest band of all time, Geddy lee having the wailing ability of stephen tyler, amazing bass and keyboard solos, he really should be a top ten placeman. LONG LIVE THE HOLY TRINITY!

Geddy Lee:Number one! Best singer and best bassist of all time.

Geddy lee should be 1

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76 Michael Sweet Michael Sweet Michael Harrison Sweet is a singer from Whittier, California; he is the co-founder, writer, lead guitarist, lead singer and front man of the Christian metal band Stryper. He was also singer and guitarist for Boston from 2007 to 2011.

Hear the voice, the range, the quality, and the scream... He should be up there.. Stryper was and is one of the best bands out there...

Those who actually know anything about singing would agree that he belongs.

Michael Sweet sounds just as good live as he does on record. That says a lot. I think he is the BEST vocalist for rock music.

Subject matter shouldn't matter he's top 20 at least!

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77 Robin Zander

The voice behind Cheap Trick is also the "Man of a 1000 Voices." Do yourself a favor and listen to him sing. You won't be disappointed.

If I was starting a band this would be my singer. He can sing rock, he can sing pop, and he can sing a ballad like no one else.

Top of the list, please. I love Steve Perry and mean no disrespect, but Robin is still touring and still singing!

Man of 1000 voices, enuff said

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78 Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren
79 Joey Ramone Joey Ramone Jeffrey Ross Hyman, professionally known by Joey Ramone, was an American musician and singer-songwriter, lead vocalist of the punk-rock band The Ramones.

The greatest punk rock vocalist of all time.

Has some aggressive vocals, a good punk vocalist. But honestly, his voice isn't very good. - zxm

One of the best voices ever.

80 Roy Orbison Roy Orbison Roy Kelton Orbison, professionally known as Roy Orbison, nicknamed Big O, was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and musician, mostly known for his complex voice and for hits such as, "Oh, Pretty Woman".

What? He did not even make the list? Have any of those people that voted ever even listened to him? I'm stunned, and disappointed...

How is he not on this list?

Elvis's favorite singer. listen to crying.

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