Top Ten Best Male Rock Singers
The Top Ten
Freddie Mercury. The best voice in the world. He can't be compared.
And a living one, I'd say Chester Bennington.
I grew up with Freddie and Queen. I own every CD and never get sick of them. His voice has the most altruistic and passionate power that is humanly possible and then his range takes it miles higher. His vocals turn Queen's music into a beautiful pristine mountain that will never be conquered by any other band. Not ever. Who Wants To Live Forever? You will, Freddie, always.
Singer of the singers, band of the bands.
Pure awesomeness! You can't compare Freddie to any other rock singers, he is
No one will ever compare to Freddie. He hit the highest highs and then could belt out a graveling sound for a rock song.
I Want It All is a good example of his graveling tone. Stone Cold Crazy Live at the Rainbow was a great live rock performance. Then turn around and listen to The Show Must Go On and wonder how one person can be so diverse! He was truly an icon who had a special gift of the best voice most of us have ever heard. Even better live which cannot be said about anyone else!
Play 'Kashmir' loud.
Robert Plant's ungodly wail will make the hairs on your neck stand up and your girlfriend's pants fall down.
Chris Cornell #1 Robert Plant #2 and what about Jon Anderson of YES- anyone remember him? - rockgods10
This guy had a range that Page's guitar struggled to reach! All in tune with harmony and without screeching like some others. (You know who they are). Or nasally (look above). Still voted best male vocalist ever in most polls. Just not this one! I guess radio play influenced this poll.
What ROBERT PLANT IS 8TH ON THIS LIST! No one can compare to his talent - Plant is the most versatile rock vocalist in the history of rock n roll! Have you ever heard of a transition from quiet and calm to an absolutely ecstatic screech in stairway to heaven? Mercury can't touch him. Axl Rose can't touch him. Hetfield shouldn't even be in the top 10 never mind the top two. And have no clue what all these modern rock vocalists are doing up there they simply cannot compare to Plant! - edwardbangala
The same thing what you did say about Plant, I can say about Freddie. Plant can't touch him, simply that's why he is the winner
I never really understood the significance of a vocalist in a band until I saw robert plant. - abbytoledo1293
Axl has the biggest vocal range in rock music, basically, even an octave or so wider than Freddie's. Despite the fact that Freddie had better control of his voice, Axl sings with such a reckless passion that makes his vocals so outstanding, going from a depressing whisper to a sweet and soft singing to a crazy angry scream that cannot be copied. He might not steal Freddie's crown, especially not considering that Freddie was his idol and inspiration to love rock music, but he certainly deserves to be higher up on this list.
One of the most unique and catchy voices of rock history - ronluna
Beauty and voice the perfect combination, his music is standing over the years.
The reason Axl should be number one on this list is because no matter where you are, all around the world, when a Guns N' Roses song comes on...you know who is singing without even having to think about it. His voice can console you, and destroy you at the same time.
Great studio singer, great live singer. Just saw Iron Maiden, August 2019 and he was great as always, as well as the rest of the band. The best!
Bruce Dickinson has a plethora of wide ranging vocals - highest to the lowest, sharpest to lengthened. I have heard many songs by Iron Maiden, however I am amazed by his singing in Hallowed Be Thy Name, Aces High, Powerslave, Run to the Hills, Rime of the Ancient Mariner. I believe Bruce Dickinson is well placed among the top 10 of all time rock and heavy metal vocalists.
He should be first on the list... I mean just listen to their top songs-Dance of Death, Hallowed be thy name, Fear of the Dark, TROOPER and those are just some of the examples of how Bruce is THE BEST
Iron Maiden will always be one of my all time favorites, not only have they greatly influenced My Chemical Romance another one of my favorites but they are one of the bands that actually got me into metal. Being 12, all my classmates really listen to is Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, One Direction, Avril lavigne, My Chemical Romance and Katy Perry, I had near zero exposure to metal, until I somehow stumbled across Iron Maiden. Favorite song is Fear of the Dark, best intro ever
You know why Ozzy is only the Prince of Darkness? because Dio was the king of Darkness
Ronnie James Dio truly a Rainbow in the Dark, a real class act, forever in our hearts, Rest in Peace.
The more I scrolled down to find DIO the more sad I am about the fact people don't honor him...
At least top 5 in my opinion... rock on where ever you may be king of metal m/
Just Listen...If you are true to yourself with preferences aside...Ronnie James Dio surpasses all on this list...5 decades of mind blowing vocals is why so few bands wish to cover his material...Other vocalists don't even come close
Chester has his screams and his soft voice too. He is awesome. He sings very well in linkin park. But he was not even supposed to be in this band because he replaced a guy named mark wakefield. But mark wakefield leaved the band without knowing that after ten yrs (now) it would become so famous
Chester has by far the best screams and such a great vocal range. He can easily display his talent live flawlessly. He has such a unique voice that cant be immitated. Especially his aggression in his singing. Some of the vocalists dont even deserve to be on this list. But chester is by far the best.
He has got a gift... Amazing voice and strength... This unique singer has the capacity to scream very effectively... Numb, from the inside, in the end are the ultimate songs forever... CB is the best...
Chester has one of the best voices out there. His screams are amazing, something no one can repeat. Yet at the same time, he has one of the softest, most beautiful voices ever. His amazing vocals bring chills in listening to tracks on which he sings. Upon auditioning for Linkin Park, another guy just left after he heard Bennington sing, he knew he was that great. And his bandmate, Mike Shinoda says that Chester has one of the best voices out there; not just because he is in the same band with him, but he would challenge someone else to sing the things he does, as well as he does and his certain no one else could do it all. It is true, Chester Bennington has a very versatile voice and has amazing talent.
Steve Perry was a true premiere vocalist in his prime. His phrasing was perfect and he had so much control of his voice. He had a soft lower range that could explode with passion into his upper range and could hold a note like magic. The amazing thing to me was his durability through out his tenure in Journey. Their touring schedule was insane and this guy delivered night after night. I remember seeing him solo back in 1994 and he still went for the finish on "Faithfully" and hit it perfectly. Even as he matured, his voice aged but he still had that incredible range. When Journey reunited and recorded "When You Love A Woman", it was apparent that his voice had aged, but it still flowed so brilliantly through that song. With Perry being 62 years old now and dealing with various health issues, I have no idea what his voice sounds like now. But that being said, when people today discuss great voices and vocal performances, Perry is often the standard by which others are judged and ...more
That's all I had to say. (Journey mega-fan here and I was born in just 2009. Thank God that my parents made sure I wasn't brainwashed by modern crap.) He should be #1. Then Freddie Mercury. (I'm also a Queen mega-fan, but I like Journey better.)
Incredible range, power and real soul. An outstanding performer.
Steve Perry's voice has been one that has stood the test of time. One of the most downloaded songs of all time, (Don't Stop Believin) was sung by this versatile singer. His voice is quite distinguishable in a world where cookie cutter voices seem the pablum choice of the day. He could sing everything from a high tenor to a low bass with a range that was exciting to listen to. Songs we all grew up with, Open Arms, Separate Ways/Worlds Apart, Faithfully, Lovin Touching Squeezin, and the list goes on and on. Multi-platinum albums under his belt. His fans still are the Faithful ones much unlike most singers who after a year or two are quite forgotten. Journey was the soundtrack of your lives.
Okay I see this list, and see kurt cobain, well yes he is amazing, but he should never, ever be anywhere near above steven tyler, seriously, who could do that? Stevens range melody and pure stage presence destroy kurt, now don't get me wrong nirvana is my favorite band, but go on YouTube and watch aerosmith live, an not just tone or two songs, spend a na hour or two on there watching them live, then come back and tell me steven tyler shouldn't be in the top 5 at least. I dare you.
He should've been at top 3, I mean seriously, his Vocal Range and Power is outstanding.
This list is crap I mean Steven Tyler should be number 1 listen to the songs I don't wanna miss a thing, what it takes he's the best and he's the singer of the best band in america
How Axl Rose is rated higher than Steven Tyler is unbelievable. I can't understand Axl when he goes into high notes, it's like he is screaming. Steven Tyler is older than him and can still do Dream On as good if not better than the 70's! He is absolutely one of the best front man in Rock and Roll. I don't know who does these list...
Hey Chester bennington commited suicide
Is he an idiot?
Way too high. His tone appealed to some but that doesn't qualify him to be in the top 10 at all. His technique was terrible to the point that he lost his voice at the beginning of his career. No range, no versatility, no power, no resonance. No way he can be higher than let's say Ian Gillan, wake up fan girls.
Kurt cobain have a unique voice... He is a LEGEND of alter.
" if rock and roll is illegal put mys ass in a jail".
Holy Crap! The GREATEST vocalist of all time at 22?! Are you people Crazy! This guy showed the world that no matter what giving up hope & bowing down to hardships is never option! A TRUE LEGEND!
Who tf placed Cobain above Macca? His voice is very versatile, just listen to You Never Give Me Your Money. It sounds like it was sang by 3 guys. He can also scream like a metal vocalist. Listen to Helter Skelter. Not to mention that he is still rocking even though he is almost 80! Top 5 at least!
Paul is not only the best at everything he is the cutest too so he is the proper number 1
Aparantly Paul McCartney has the largest vocal range in rock music at 5 octaves that alone should prove he should be in the top 5 at least
He was the reason why the Beatles was so good... He was/is the best artist that ever existed! Just listen to him and you will forget everything else but his voice in the world... He's the best of every good thing!
Just listen to him, he doesn't need anyone's estimation.
Incomparable on every level. John Lennon is always number one. His voice, heart, soul...all gold!
The leader of the group that are the most successful and biggest-selling musical act in the history of show business.
Unequivocally, number one. Genius, honest, human to the umpteenth degree. Forever changed the face of music.
This dude has one of the best metal voices out there!
You guys must be kidding. By far the Metal God is #1
Ron Halford's got a voice that's practically out of this world. - UltraSaiyan419
Halford may not be at the top because the band was only popular among the hard rockers. However his voice was much better than many on the top you the list.
There's not a lot of people who can go through what David has gone through and use the experiences for a creative energy. He has made sacrifices time and time again to preserve his voice. He is the most dedicated and hard working man. His vocal range is HUGE. When David joined Disturbed he was not used to singing that type of music. He is amazing and deserves a higher ranking on this list.
Why the hell is he so low on the list. The one and only Dave can sing anything and everything! Just listen to Darkness, Pain Redefined and even their covers. ISHWILF does NOT fit their music style, no matter what your excuse is; but he still does very well on it. Hell, his voice is THE reason Disturbed is unique. The chemistry between all the band members is astounding, don't get me wrong. However, compare Dan Donegan to the music in Vandal and Brawl and then compare that to Disturbed.
Three spots from where he really belongs. David is so much better than a LOT of the guys in the top ten. Of course, there aren't many better than Freddy Mercury... but I mean, COME ON! Is Jared Leto as recognizable as David Draiman? If so, how come I've never heard of him until recently?
David Draiman is one of, if not, the best of metal vocalists today. He's the one that brings life to the songs and his range is just astounding. He can be sweet and gentle like in Darkness, primal and aggressive like in Down With the Sickness. Even James Hetfield thinks he rocks! (he listens to Disturbed) David reigns!
Eddie's vocal mastery places him at number 1 in my opinion. I agree with this reviewer who said of Eddie,"The most soulful, articulate, distinctive voice of our era. He feels every song he sings to the core." I look forward to more of his solo work like Into the Wild.
The most soulful, articulate, distinctive voice of our era. He feels every song he sings to the core. He has the kind of voice you hear with your insides and it resinates to the thumping of your heart. There is no way he should be 29th on this list.
It would be ridiculous to rate Vedder so low on these charts, since Pearl Jam basically became famous because of his unbelievable vocal prowess. Just listen him on "Black" and "Jeremy", and you'd know that he easily earns the Top 10.
I think he's right up there with Plant, Bennington and Hetfield. I respect these vocalists because apart from having outstanding vocal range as well as those peculiar sound qualities to their voice, they fill the song with so much passion.
Pearl Jam was all about the music. That's why they refused to make music videos. That's why "they spent much of the past decade deliberately tearing apart their own fame." It's also why there's so much emotion and just realness in their music. Eddie wasn't about the fame. He put his heart and soul into the music. And just the music.
No greater rock singer than elvis has ever or will ever live. He was the greatest rock performer of all time, the most beautiful voice ever, unbelievable charisma and the greatest entertainer who has ever lived. Rock on baby.
That freak, that weirdo you have at number 1 most overrated ever. Elvis is the greatest rock singer who has ever lived, his influence is still prominent around the world. He was rock and roll, he is the top rock singer ever and always will be.
Never heard of most of those listed above elvis, they and others would ever have got anywhere without his influence. How can the king of rock, one of a kind, be at number 15?
He wrote the book, that's all there is. The greatest of them all. Sold more records than any other performer, broke all concert attendance records, magnificent stage presence and amazing good looks. Prince from another planet. Number 10? Get it right!
He should be in the top 10, try listening to songs by Green Day like... Time of Your Life, Boulevard of Broken Dreams and Warning. You'll realize that the vocals are very amazing and easy to follow. Please people vote for Billie Joe, he's great!
Why is he not in the top 10, he has a great voice and he influences many people with his punk rock style
He got so sweet voice man, he is such a good singer. He at least should be in the top 10 no doubt about it. And at live concert he is so energetic and never let the energy down. Obviously deserves a upper place. With his great voice, Mike's awesome bass and Tre's crazy drumming skill makes Green Day the best rock band of all time.
An iconic/unique voice! Not the traditionally smooth voice but it is very soothing and versatile! ARMSTRONG!
How could Brian be higher in the list than Bon? This is the Guy who sings on Highway to Hell!
Bon Scott #1 followed by Brian Johnson!
Long Live Rock And Roll!
Bon Scott is 18th?!
He should clearly be at least 2nd, Brian Johnson should be up there too
Brian is good but never better than Bon Scott - shatti
Ian Gillan was just amazing. He had the perfect high pitched rock scream and could hit the highest of notes. Listen to the album Made In Japan, Speed King (Piano Version), Space Truckin', Child In Time, Highway Star and so many more...
Ian Gillan in his prime could scream higher than Plant and sing more melodically. Just slap on Child In Time for all the evidence you'll ever need. And he could eclipse his studio performances with even better live renditions. Listen to the same song from Made in Japan.
what the hell is he doing on number 24? do you even know what it takes to be a good vocalist? I can say one thing and that is Ian Gillian deserves to be at least in the top 10
The best rock singer/lyricist that ever drew breath. Got the part for Jesus Christ Superstar album after Lloyd webber and Rice heard Child in time, He put the original scream in Gethsemene. Between 1969 and 1973 he was simply untouchable. The fact that you never here any singer who sounds like Gillan shows just how unique this guy is.
Voice of an Angel
Scream of a Demon
Is there anything left to say?
He definitely has one of the best voices hands down. He's good with his screams and when he sings softer, lower notes, it's just pure melody!
One of the strongest vocals of nowadays. Easily one of the most original ones as well.
He is lovely with his vocals, can go soft and then scream like a devil, then sing like an angel
What in the name of MetallicA is Jared Leto and Brandon Flowers doing ahead of Papa James? This man is a BEAST! He pwns little Flowers and Jared Leto! - gibsonrock53
Never heard of little flowers, but you can't deny jared leto is a great singer. - jbsucks11
What James hetfield is at no 8th position... It is not possible.. James deserve number 1 position he has best vocal.. He is vocalist of Metallica, name of the band is enough... No 2 rank should be given to John cooper vocalist of skillet... Both the deserving vocalist are very down..
I know James is best vocalist and will reach top...
Another one of my singing influences. James Hetfield has a voice which always sounds rough, brash, and noble. - UltraSaiyan419
James is unquestionably the greatest inspiration for many rock fans and musicians. Why he isn't on top of the list really annoys me. All the other vocalists are popular thanks to the guitarists or the drummers in their bands, but Papa James is phenomenal even with his bear voice.
Only listen to a sentence and we all know who's singing. SO UNIQUE!
Today I listened to a7x for 5 times la. :P
Completely marvelous voice and stunning image
This man & his voice! Mmmm! Mmmm! Mm! Beyond sexy! Give me A7X & Matt any time!
crazy clean and scream voice, I not disagree if shannon leto in 2nd place, he just a CELEBRITY
After Chris Cornell I think he is the leader of this generation.He can sing almost every genre like Chris Cornell cause they all have perfect vocal range.I always wish he had better instrument users in his band but never have it...
This guy has amazing vocals. He knows when to sing soft, and knows when to use the absolutely perfect amount of rasp in his voice. Honestly, he can sing anything. He can even scream... - xSpartanXx
Most beautiful singer I have ever had the privilege of hearing. And just when he knows to he can scream like no one else in songs like animal I have become, riot, and bitter taste to say just a few. He puts so much emotion into his songs as seen in songs like no more, someone who cares, never too late, and anonymous. My single favorite singer today with true talent in a world today with so many who are fake.
Underrated if you hear this guy sing it needs to be higher come on people at least in the 20s
Bon Jovi, his band and their music is one of the reasons why music sucks so bad today. Never would have been successful in the 60's or 70's competing against the likes of The Beatles, Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd etc...However with the advent of the 80's where creativity became secondary to how "cool" you look with the big hair, the silly posing, and with the cowboy/top hats, rock music has never really recovered.
Number 19? You MUST be kidding. Come on New Jersey - support your man! Jon's voice is far superior to both Ozzy Osbourne and Kurt Cobain, neither of which were understandable in either song or speech. I like to be able to understand the words to a song I'm trying to "sing" along with. Just caught their "This House Is Not For Sale" show and he sounded every bit as good today as when I first saw him live in 1983.
Have to give Steve Perry props for the #1 spot, though. Amazing does not begin to cover his vocal range and immense talent. Sorry, Jon, but you're still #1 with this long time fan! Keep rocking!
one of the best rock voices since the early eighties - richie4life
Simply one of the best, he has everything : good voice, good looking, charismatic, passion and also a great song writer.
Just the most awesome and auto-destructive character of the rock history, love this guy, he's just a legend, the best you'll ever see, he may not be the best in vocals of all time, but in my oppinion, after Freddie he's the best, because he has an influence on black sabbath like anyone had, without him, black sabbath weren't the same band, he is the essence of that amazing band... GO OZZY!
For the soul reason that I am a major sabbath fan and that ozzy deserves to be up their with axel rose, steven tyler, john lennon, and elvis. Freddie can keep his spot however someone needs to vote for bon jovi.
I love Ozzy so much. He's a great singer and a great songwriter. He's done good with Black Sabbath and he's still good solo. Ozzy is awesome! He's one musician I would love to meet if I could.
His name is JOHN Michael Osbourne. Not Percy Michael Osbourne. I really like Ozzy though.
Although not quite seen as a relic or legend like those who are above him on the list, Cornell has the distinct timbre and passion that it takes when creating a captivating rock vocal. In his higher range he has the unique ability to both sustain vibrato AND include the dry and agitated rasp we all should know and love.
i'm not here to persuade anyone that he is THE best rock vocalist, but 9 on the list is just insulting, especially when compared to some of the less dynamic vocalists above him, who are only so high on this list due to their legacy that they have created over the years, or just pure name recognition because they have embodied themselves into the surface layer of rock music.
Neither do I have to say what songs you should listen to from this dude. You can honestly start from any angle of his musical collection, and so I speak in the name of all that is sound garden, give him a listen. I promise you won't be disappointed.
I think Chris Cornell should be in the top 10, considering his amazing vocal range, power, versatility, songwriting capability. Everything he sings turns to gold
Stunning. Chris Cornell was some kind of a siren because no matter what genre, he always drew me in.
One of the best modern rock voices of all time. His range was just unbelievable.
As an old head who's heard the entire repertoire of many rock artists, non can compare to Mick Jagged as the comsumate rock singer. Just the length and breadth of his hits and classics shows his voice defines rock. Who can compare with his performance in Sympathy for the Devil; Shattered; Miss You; Note Fade Away; Stray Cat Blues (menacing growl); Sweet Thing (what range! ); Midnight Rambler; Paint it Black; Jump'in Jack Flash; Don't Tear Me Up, etc, etc., etc, Come on. Listen to those songs and tell me someone can hold a candle to Mick the Man!
Some of the other singers on this list have got more power and range and / or can sing more smoothly, with perfect pitch, but they're mostly nowhere near as versatile and creative in their singing. Like with his performance he took lots of it from other singers, but did his own thing with it in an often vulgar, decadent way. He even sometimes sounds like a parody of singers in comparable styles, probably also to distract from the fact that they're more accomplished than he it. Although he's sometimes underrated as a lyricist, he seems to be the most interested in how words sound and fit the song. Apart from the flaws, still one of my favorite singers and maybe the consummate Rock 'n' Roll singer in his delivery.
You don't need to be pitch perfect to be seen as the perfect singer. That's what Mick Jagger's style taught me. - UltraSaiyan419
He may not have the range of others, but phrasing and attitude are the absolute blueprint
Jim Morrison Rocks. I thought this list would start from his name but it ends with it. Such Great Vocals are a tribute to earth and its people. One listens to his songs and forgets everything else.
A true poet! A gift to music and the world, but a tragic life ruled by addiction!
No body belts out a scream from the nether regions better than JIM MORRISON! True passion and a give all or nothing from his deepest core! No pretenses here. Enigmatic, charismatic, frightening and beautiful! All in the same, melt me like butter, deep, haunting voice that is like NO OTHER!
Some stars shine so bright that we can't see them. Morrison was one of them
The fact that Brent Smith isn't in the top 10, tells me that people either have never listened to him or can't judge talent. He is without question, one of top 5 best male singers that I have ever heard and would seriously consider him for the #2 position behind Freddie Mercury.
Quite possibly one of the best singers, songwriters and frontmen I have ever heard. Brent and Shinedown's music and message has touched me like no other. They have become, and always will be, my all time favorite band. Thank you Brent for your amazing vocals, and the visual picture you paint with your voice. And thank You, as well as Eric, Barry and Zach for your incredible music, and message of how life truly is and can be. You have shown that in times of despair, there is always hope. Rock on and God Bless! Brent your #1 in my eyes!
Blows me away that Brent Smith isn't #1 on here. His voice is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! LOVE IT! Love how versatile he is. You name it he can sing it! Just listen to any Acoustic song he sings & you'll know he's the real deal! Not only can he sing he can write too. Awesome song writer. All his songs have meaning, there real & that's part of what draws you in. The guy isn't afraid to say it as it is & he sings from the heart. He will be number 1 someday. How could he not be? Yes there are some great vocalists listed but there's something different with Brent Smith. He's number 1 in my book! So jealous of the person that met Shinedown & even had a beer with them... that had to be so sweet. Wish I could have a beer with them! Brent Smith YOU ARE THE BOMB! SHINEDOWN YOU ROCK!
How is Brent not #1.The guy could go sing a soft Country song then turn around and sing a hard rock song. He also is brutally honest in his lyrics & never holds back or sugarcoats anything when it comes to writing a album. I don't see how he is not #1 but then again I'm not a vocalist expert
He's one of the elite rock/metal singers today. His skills place him in one league with Freddie, Steve Perry, Chris Cornell, Michael Kiske, Rob Halford, Dio, Axl Rose, to name a few of his caliber. His tonal versatility is so unique that you won't believe this is the same singer - he's got at least 10 different voices (harsh, soft, demonic, angelic, aggressive, funeral, playful, spiritual, melancholic, ghostly, medieval retro voice; storytelling voice, polished voice for symphonic metal and raw for thrash … all they sound amazing).
The most passionate and emotive voice I've ever heard (I've heard all singers on this list).
Check this out and be conviced:
Demons And Wizards - My Last Sunrise, Heaven Denies, Fiddler On The Green, Path Of Glory, Crimson King;
Blind Guardian - Majesty, The Bard's Song (In the forest), Sacred Mind, Thorn, Sacred Worlds, Time What Is Time, Fly, The Curse Of Feanor, Otherland. - Metal_Treasure
A vocal god right here. This is the most addictive voice I've ever heard. His gorgeous tone is combined with technical skills at master class level.
This voice is extremely emotive, intense, expressive and powerful. The moodiness in his voice is literally unmatched. Nobody else switches from soft melancholic to harsh demonic tone like Hansi.
Evidence: ‘My Last Sunrise’ (by Demons & Wizards) and ‘Age Of False Innocence’ (by Blind Guardian). - Metal_Treasure
Michael pop, rock, classic all of them it doesn't matter he doesn't deserve to be this low :::((((
Why is Michael Jackson on a ROCK list? I'm pretty sure is handle is the "King of Pop".
For the people who says he's not in rock. He is in almost all types of Popular music ranging from slow pop to hard rock.
How come he is so low on the list? I can't believe it. People, he was one of the greatest singers of all time!
Daltrey is the original and the greatest male rock vocalist of all time. This is not up for debate, it is provable fact - My Generation predates Zep and anything good by the Stones, and is just the beginning of his run of classics. That run outlasts all other singers records except McCartney's, and he is a pop singer. Roger is the boss.
STILL a killer voice! Saw The Who at Sun Devil Stadium on Oct 31, mid-80s, maybe? Powerful, great range, a joy to hear.
All the lists on this site simply SUCKS...
Seriously, you guys must be kidding by placing great vocalists like Roger Daltrey, Roger Waters and Robert Plant behind Jared Leto (cough,! Can you believe it? ). And this isn't even the best part. Do you know at which position Jeff Buckley is? 65th!
It seems this list was compiled by a bunch of retarded kiddies...
THE rock god vocalist of all time. Pre-dating Plant and Mercury, he is the archetype - no one could project strength like Daltrey.
Please! Cobain, Rose, Halford, Tyler, Roth, Dio, Perry? Rodgers was and is outstanding, with a voice that has lasted beyond tastes, trends and "sounds" of a particular decade. I wont argue that I would possibly rank Mercury as higher but certainly not the others. Rodgers is superb and Daltrey should only be a number or so below him in this list. I think some of the voters haven't heard any music pre 80s-90's music
He has the best voice in blues rock. He can sing sweet melody too just listen to "Seagull" which is based entirely on his vocals. But post Bad Company he made some weird collabrations and which cost him his listenable songs Unfortunately he never came back except for a brief time fronting Queen. That too was not a particularly good choice since he was rather unfairly put down by Mercury fans despite doing a great job
Paul should be near the top if not the top!
For my money Paul Rodgers is THE rock voice and has been for 40 years... Powerful, soulful voice, fantastic stage presence and great fan rapport...
I don't think 90% of the others on here come close...
Lou Gramm voice is spectacular. The inflection he provides in his songs is out of this world. I think he I needs to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I have been listening to all of his CDs, Black Sheep, Foreigner, Lou Gramm band, Shadow King; he is unbeatable!
The most soulful hard rock voice! Amazing range, power and versatility and such an operatic quality. He delivers with his heart and soul! He should definitely be in the top 5.
Lou still sounds great after over 40 years of performing. He stirs emotion with his voice and gives all every night.
Yes, his voice is so powerful, emotional, cannot stop listening to him. I hope he will continue to sing. I don't know why the industry do not give him more award, and credit... feel politics...
Number 52? He should at least be in the top 30. He doesn't have the greatest range of some of the other singers, but his vocal tone is outstanding.
Even if you don't like Coldplay, you can still agree that Chris has a great voice with a huge range. He's fantastic.
Name one person (other than Matthew Bellamy) that can falsetto like him.
The man has a voice made for belting out sweet-sounding melodies.
Not sure how this happened. Are you kidding this guy should have been # 1. By far the best male rock vocalist in the universe. His sharp high vocals and screams go unmatched.
Such controlled screaming - knew how to use to use his voice and could reach the top notes so well.
He is a very good singer. One of the best in the world. Also, where are other great singers such as Alice Cooper, Dave Mustaine, Benjamin Orr, Glenn Danzig, and many other great singers? There are so many amazing frontmen in the music industry.
He should be in the top ten
How is paul stanley at 54?! He is my favorite singer along with ace frehley gene simmons and peter criss. I know not everyone is a huge KISS fan like me but he should at least be in the top 20s. Just saying.
Great voice, it has a lot of punch. Listen to Tonight you belong to and me look no further
He has a real cool voice
He has a great voice and easily deserves to be on this list - Hordnett
Bono is the BEST rock singer OF ALL TIME! He should have been #1! Freddie Murcury is good, I'm not a Queen guy. U2 I've been listening to since I can remember!
By far the most under appreciated singer of all time. He reinvented himself along with the rest of the band for 40+ years now. That is rare. His lyrics mean something and he sings them with perfection
His tone and range are absolutely incredible! Listen to "Pride (in the name of love)" for an idea of how good he is.
How did he not make at least the top 20? He sings with so much soul and passion, you believe in what he is singing. And his range is amazing. Just listen to With or Without You, A Sort of Homecoming, Bad, Still Haven't Found what I'm Looking for, Heartland. Come on, he does crazy stuff
This list is a joke... I'm not saying danny should be top 10 but holy sh#t he should at least be higher than elvis
Great singer... Better than most here...
One of the greatest vocalists -
Great Voice... Powerful voloumptious clear effortless... One of the best singers
Most amazing range ever...Freddy who?
Very Unique Voice. He can sing metal, soft rock everything. - arpanhmr
Serj is unique and system are one of the best metal bands ever look at my name! - SoaD
It pains me greatly that he is ranked this low. He's better than most of the people ranked above him.
He must be in a top ten!
Why on the world is he not higher on this list? He has one of the most pure voices in rock. He doesn't need any music to send chills down your spine. Look up some of his videos where its just him and his guitar and I think he would shoot up this list
Angry and tender. Great combination. Check out some of his acoustic stuff, amazing
Amazing voice with better lyrics! Should be top ten for sure!
Top ten for me, I love Chris C, but Aaron is better from my perspective.
You can listen to any song by skillet and when the dude starts singing your like oh my god he's really got it how blessed and talented never heard a voice like his.
His voice is perfect, it's raspy and sexy
Not so much lately but his work before 1980.
Highly surprised he's not in the top 10 or top 20. Although he thought his voice was terrible, his voice was incredible. May have not, technically, been the most well-trained voice, however it was his own style of singing.
He should be up at #1! Way better then some above him.
Another Day. 'enough said
This guy's ability to sing impossible parts with the tone of a soul singer, is unmatched. By anyone. His range, tone and control both in the studio and onstage helped propel a single Boston album to 17 million records sold over 40+ years. He should be at the top of this list.
This list is a joke. He should be second behind Freddie Mercury. Even Robert Plant doesn't match his vocal abilities. How is Danny Worsnop above him?
The only reason he's not in the top 10 is because people who vote here are idiots with no musical knowledge.
This guy's played in multiple bands (RTZ, Boston, Orion the hunter, beatlejuice) and has shown many of his different sides with his voice as a rock vocalist. He hits the high (and low) powerful screamin' notes in harmony with the guitars and maintains the warm vibration, like done in the band Boston with most songs. His voice is so pure and he does the fading out of a note into softness like a charm. Sometime's he slides to the next octave/note, like a perfect transition. When he holds a note for a while, he can go 2 octaves higher and end up right on the tone within a millisecond. In his other songs done with Barry Goudreau he can show the soft side of his voice too. I think his voice is similar to that of Freddie Mercury, which is a good thing. It doesn't matter what place he's got or belongs to on this list. He's my rock vocal hero and remains in my heart and mind.
Fogerty is terrific and Seger? About as legit as you can get. He's not a great ROCK singer? Old Time ROCK and Roll? Like a ROCK? ROCK and Roll Never Forgets?
Still does it today like he did all those years ago
Some of these rankins are silly frankie miller bob segar David coverdale steve winwood
Terry reid jess roden jimmy barnes didn't have to wail like a little girl
Its not about who can scream the highest its about the voice when you hear it can only be that person
He is a great vocalist with lots of vocal range, he can sing extremely aggressive in slipknot notable song (disasterpiece) or a beautiful musical ballad like in stonesour notable song : hesitate
Corey sings our hates He can sing soft or hard He has got different voice
Corey should easily be in the top 5! Nobody can do what he can. Going from his war cry that sends shivers down your spine, to singing a beautiful ballad that will make you cry. His octave range is out of this world. Who ever made this list was high off their ass!
Corey Taylor has second highest vocal range of any singer in popular music. He can reach 5 octaves and 5 and half notes. He can sing in flawless styles. He sings with proper grit and rasp. He screams very brutally and the brutal the better.
One of the best along with steve perry