Top Ten Best Male Rock Vocalistswalter34
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
The best vocalist of all time, not just rock. - iliekpiezV 196 Comments
Play 'Kashmir' loud.
Robert Plant's ungodly wail will make the hairs on your neck stand up and your girlfriend's pants fall down.
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
There should be no mortal man above him!V 89 Comments
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.
Okay, I know there's a controversial reputation behind this guy, I get it. But look at it in another perspective: if he wasn't here today, Guns N' Roses would've been a bad band if they had a different singer in his place. Also, keep in mind that AC/DC is still in business because of him. His voice is so loud, he easily reminded everyone that the Thunder From Down Under is still raining Hell on our ears. The fact that most AC/DC fans like myself can't seem to understand that is so frustrating. - UltraSaiyan419V 73 Comments
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
Best vocalist ever!
Come on guys look who he sang in the songs fear of the dark and hallowed be thy name and not to mention "BLOOD BROTHERS"
Not only is Bruce Dickinson a man with an operatic voice: he's a man of style. - UltraSaiyan419V 45 Comments
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...
His voice hit in the feels.V 288 Comments
Just listen to him, he doesn't need anyone's estimation.
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.
Just listen to that slight scratch in his voice. its unbelievable how a person can be jut so amazing.V 8 Comments
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/
The most powerful voice in history...
R.I.P. Dio... Forever gracing us even in the Afterlife...
Paul McCartney, Jon Lennon, Billie Joe Armstrong and Kurt Cobain have all had a great career but they were far from impressive vocally. Dio was a monster when he sang. RIP.
This guy...Just like I said about Freddie Mercury, I honestly don't think we'll ever find a singer like Dio in this lifetime. - UltraSaiyan419V 24 Comments
Kurt cobain have a unique voice... He is a LEGEND of alter.
" if rock and roll is illegal put mys ass in a jail".
I agree Kurt is a legend and has an amazing voice, but due to his tragic death, I think he has become a bit overrated. That said, when he was alive, he was second only to the great Eddie Vedder.
He was so passionate in his music, that he blew out his vocal chords while recording Nevermind. The man is a legend and will never be forgotten. RIP Kurt.
I love Kurt's voiceV 32 Comments
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!
McCartney has one of the largest vocal ranges, including falsetto of any vocalist in the rock era, additionally a musician with the ability to deliver hits songs faster than he could spend the money buying counties in Scotland.
What! 12? Are you kidding me? Have you heard how deep he goes in "The Girl is Mine" with Michael Jackson? Or how high he goes in Hey Jude at 3:10? This man is a legend. Period. by the way, his vocal range is D2-A5
Whether is was smooth as silk or a growl like a Hemi engine, no one has the vocal range and tonal diversity of paul McCartneyV 17 Comments
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.
Eddie Vedder is one of my influences as a singer. Hell, I use vibrato because of him. - UltraSaiyan419V 28 Comments
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
crazy clean and scream voice, I not disagree if shannon leto in 2nd place, he just a CELEBRITY
Dark in their hearts I feel it burn inside of me, tormented young with no soulsV 67 Comments
You guys must be kidding. By far the Metal God is #1
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.
Rob Halford and Klaus Meine, being this low makes this list Bogus, Both singers are TOP 5 anyway you look at it
Ron Halford's got a voice that's practically out of this world. - UltraSaiyan419V 6 Comments
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?
Disturbed's cover of The Sound of Silence told me everything I needed to know about Draiman's voice. - UltraSaiyan419V 27 Comments
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.
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...
Steve Tyler can go from sounding contemporary like any other singer to unnaturally powerful screams from Hell. - UltraSaiyan419V 25 Comments
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...
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.
Another one of my singing influences. James Hetfield has a voice which always sounds rough, brash, and noble. - UltraSaiyan419V 34 Comments
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.
He should be in the top ten.V 53 Comments
Elvis was special vocalist. His timbre was really unique. He deserves being at least in the Top 5 - Irina2932
Absolutely most allround af all singers (Rock, gospel, light opera, country, R & B, ballads etc. His vocal range was truly amazing. He could also make a horrible song listenable (some movie soundtrack songs. )
The best of all time. Could sing anything which can't be said of any other.
Pull-EEZE. Elvis is the king of rock & roll like Charles Manson is the king of law & order.
he didn't write songs, and far from being an innovator, he could well be the apex of the era's deplorable practice of "whitewashing black music." what he did, basically, is happen to fit Col. Tom Parker's marketing strategy.
we would be living in a significantly different world today if there had never been any Chuck Berry or Buddy Holly or Fats Domino, not to mention Beatles or Queen or Led Zeppelin. whereas in a world without an Elvis, "the Colonel" would've just found some other stooge.
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.
He may not have the range of others, but phrasing and attitude are the absolute blueprint
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
Wil always love Mic k and no other...loyal to the end! DeniseV 5 Comments
How could Brian be higher in the list than Bon? This is the Guy who sings on Highway to Hell!
Brian is good but never better than Bon Scott - shatti
Bon Scott is number one rock and roller on all parameters.
All 25 sh! the@ds you put in front of Bon aren't fit to be his roadie.
Bon kicked all their asses followed only by Brian Johnson. The rest can fight it our for #3.
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!
Some stars shine so bright that we can't see them. Morrison was one of them
Ladies and gentlemen, we have the man that took in Scott Stapp and Eddie Vedder as his underlings. - UltraSaiyan419V 15 Comments
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
What the hell are you crazy? 27th place just joke ) have you ever listened 2 child in time or 2 gethsemane from jesus christ superstar? He is first with rob plant
Pathetic how low he is, has/had an amazing range
Just listen to Child in Time and you'll understand...V 19 Comments
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
Most unique voice I've ever heard. It can be scratchy, but also soft. And incredible screams. Like Angel and devil mixed together.V 7 Comments
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.
This has to be a mistake... this guy can't be #55... he should be in the top 5...
Underrated if you hear this guy sing it needs to be higher come on people at least in the 20sV 28 Comments
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.
Chris is one of the best from a technical standpoint and also tone in general. He goes from a screaming genius in songs like "Nothing to say" and "New Damage" to being soft and delicate in songs such as "Preaching the end of the world" and "I am the highway". Let's not forget the dark tones he showcases in songs like "Mailman" "Limo Wreck" "What You are" "Blow up the outside world" and a new one "Bones of birds" The list goes on and on. Chris Cornell is one of the greatest of all time.
Chris has an amazing voice with amazing range. He can be smooth and soulful, then be super aggressive without sounding annoying. Over the past 20 years he has proven to be extremely versatile whether it be with a band or solo. He is also an amazing song writer.
One of the best vocalist of all time! Incredible range and awesome songwriting capibility plus an incredible musician!V 108 Comments
He's one of the top 10 metal singers and on this list should be 15-20.
He's so low because metal singers are not on MTV and radio stations 24/7 and they are usually underrated as compared to non-metal rock singers.
Demons & Wizards - Path Of Glory, My Last Sunrise, Crimson King, Heaven Denies, Fiddler On The Green.
Blind Guardian - Majesty, The Throne, The Bard's Song (in the forest), Nightfall, Thorn. - Metal_Treasure
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.
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.
His voice is a little funny, which makes his songs sound better.V 13 Comments
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!
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.
Why is Michael Jackson on a ROCK list? I'm pretty sure is handle is the "King of Pop".
He HAS done rock! Some of his best songs have been rock like Beat it, Give into Me and Dirty Diana just to name a few!V 4 Comments
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.
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.
I recently saw him in concert, and he still sings quite powerfullyV 12 Comments
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
The first song that I heard from Shinedown was 45, it gave me chills and blown me away! Brent's voice is a total package! He can sing, I mean from the soul and he can write too.. His songs are not just written here and there but they have meanings and you can feel that it really came from his soul.. BRENT SMITH GOT TO BE ON THE TOP LIST, SHOULD BE NUMBER 1! SOMEDAY HE WILL! BRENT AS WELL AS SHINEDOWN ROCKS! M/
He has the best voice. I could never get enough of his singingV 5 Comments
Brandon Flowers from the killers rose and got his fame there. He is my favorite male vocalist and his songs are phenomenal! Honestly, he should be very near the top ten or in the top ten if everyone on the earth listens. Yesterday he was 31. Now I am righting this he is 25th place. HIs new album coming soon will influence his position and I belive it will be for the good. - MTDiorio19
The pitch of his voice is really refreshing! Really strong voice. His sings lower than his chest voice, and that to me is so raw. So gifted. I just can't get enough of him singing. I just can't. It's all so natural. He makes it sounds so easy to pull out all those note. LIT!
Though everyone got his personal favourite, brandon flowers got the best voice. Try to be objectiv, you don't have to like the music or the lyrics but the voice of him is untouchable.
Seen him live 3 times. His voice just carries...you can decipher every word.
You can't say that for some others on the list.
This guy is wanted by big name bands. His voice is strong and enticing. He can sing AND play at the same time and he's 100% real (compared to some of the yoyos named above him). Watch most of his interviews and you'll see he's not your regular guy. He's humble and simply likes to R&R. I really hope Alter Bridge goes for a 4th round because their music is inspiring and they don't have trashy videos like most rock bands (unfortunately) have and destroy the reputation of genuine R&R fans. AB fans are real just like them...
4 octaves of pure beauty, one of the best rock singers along with one of the best real bands out there... Alter bridge
I find it very surprising that Myles isn't higher on this list. I would put him in my all time top 5, no questions asked. The only reason he's not higher is because he's not a household name like Paul McCartney, Kurt Cobain, Chester Bennington, etc... People know those guys because their respective groups were all extremely popular. Myles' work with Alter Bridge, Mayfield Four and Slash has all been astounding. It's a shame more people don't know who he is. His voice far surpasses the three names I mentioned. Chris Cornell is listed as number 10 and Myles' range and tone is very comparable to Cornell. I would put Myles one step above Cornell and move McCartney, Cobain, Bennington and M Shadows WAYY down the list.
My father is a fan of this guy. He thinks Kennedy should be the frontman of Velvet Revolver, should a reunion ever be seen at the end of the road, that is. - UltraSaiyan419V 23 Comments
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!
Hey people what?! He must be higher in this list!
#2 only after Freddie Mercury. You guys have disgraced yourselves putting him this far down.
Ozzy Osboune IS "THE VOICE OF HEAVY METAL ROCK PERIOD! "V 3 Comments
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
For range and texture of voice, outstanding. For the ability to continue to sing well into his fifties, amazing. For rock ballads-something in this man's voice can move your soul, he quite carries you along.
Bono has so much passion. He should totally be one!
Go listen to Bad and then come back and tell me he is
number thirty-five! His voice slowly pierces a hole in your
heart with his meaningful lyrics. One of the few singers
who my whole family likes. Hell, I’m nine years old,
and I don’t know what I would do without him!
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
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
Perfect rock voice! Should be top 10V 4 Comments
It is sad not to see Patton in the top 10. Goes to show popularity shadows true talent. I see mostly one tone zombies stuck in their monotonous style. Vocally he is unabsorbed and limitless. Mike puts most singers to shame.
Meaningless popularity contest that proves nothing other than most don't recognize a great vocalist. Some on this list are great. Few ever have been as good as Mike Patton. I wonder what this list would look like if only music producers could vote.
Just listen to anything Mike Patton has done and you will know better! This man is THE top vocalist not only in terms of rock vocalists.
Mike Patton is number 1 for anyone with a knowledge of music deeper than what the radio tells us to listen to.
please change this list's title to "most well known male vocalist". then get a clue lol.
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.
Not so much lately but his work before 1980.
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.
Definitely top 20V 5 Comments
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 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.
Corey is amazing.. He should be in top 20 in my opinion. - frankshehV 11 Comments
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.
Best vocalist ever
The best ever!
the bestV 1 Comment
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
I love Pierce the Veil! They are one of my faveortite bands! Vic and the others have talent and I hope to see them in concert one day!
I don't get how but vic is 30 and sounds like a girl in a horror movie
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.
Brad had incredible range. Spot on harmonies. He should be in top 5 for ability. His recordings were before pitch correction. He had to nail it in the studio, not we'll fix it later! This list is a joke. A popularity contest!
The purest rock voice of all time. Listen to the 1976 Boston debut album and hear the unmatched range and tone! When Brad Delp passed, Boston did too!
"More Than A Feeling, and Don't Look Back"V 9 Comments
Chad has a sexy and unique voice that you don't find very often. He knows how to put his soul into whatever he is singing about, too. People just deliberately keep him in a low position to follow the hate wagon of jealous Nirvana fans. Totally unfair. I know a lot of people who love his rough voice.
Sounds constipated most of the time. I'm disappointed that the real rockers like Seger, Fogerty, Mellencamp, Mitch Ryder, Chuck Berry, and Little Richard are rated too far back. It's obvious this list was voted on by a bunch of people who don't understand the category.
I think chad kroegar and kurt cobain should be at least in top 10... Both of them are way better than chester and even james hetfield though I am a huge fan of metallica, even lennon doesn't deserve to be at 60
Best male vocalist evetV 5 Comments
It's crazy how he is this low, this guy single handedly saved my life from my own inner demons by just singing, his honest, dark lyrics mixed with his haunting yet extremely emotional voice made me believe I wasn't alone in terms of feeling depressed and wanting to do drugs, his range and vocal harmonies are unmatched he created the most distinct and recognizable voice in grunge, that is imitated constantly nowadays, but none of them have the talent or raw emotion layne did, Kurt might be the king of grunge, layne was god without a doubt he is one of the most talented, real, and emotional singers ever and to have him only at 37 is absurd, he is top 5 at least, listen to "rain when I die" "god am""nutshell" "dirt" and "sea of sorrow" JUST TO NAME A FEW and you will see what I mean he is a legend and most of all a lifesaver to millions, and all he did was sing his heart out.R.I. P Layne Thomas Staley, gone but surely not forgotten.
Why is Layne so overlooked/ignored/underrated on all these 'top rock vocalists' lists? Go listen to a live performance of his on YouTube- ANY live performance, especially of "Man in the Box", "Love, Hate, Love" circa 1991 or so; "Would? " etc... His voice came straight from the soul and basically DEMANDS to be listened to- he had so much power and feeling; he was awesome. As well as hard rock/metal/grunge, he sang bluesy acoustic songs beautifully, too. There was never a more honest or simply powerful male vocalist around. Lots of people try to imitate him but he truly was unique, one-of-a-kind. Much respect for Layne Staley, who inspired and continues to inspire for generations to come, far beyond this life.
I challenge anyone voting on this list to listen to any/all of Alice In Chains songs and not fall in love with Layne Staley's voice. His ability to make the listener feel every emotion on the planet was amazing. He had a god given talent and he delivered always. Your Fans Will Always Love You LAYNE RIP.
He never had a bad songV 33 Comments
This is a sin he is top 10 and the fact that Rodger daltrey isn't even on this list is even worse
Should be number one, and we all know skynryd would be 1 on every rock list if that damn plane crash never happened
The best male voice in music today. Superb performer. Won't compare him to anyone on the list. He is unique and truly special. His range, power, and performance are truly remarkable. I have seen many of the singers on the list including Adam Lambert and Adam Lambert is the best live performance I have ever seen.
Adam truly is the Freddie Mercury of this generation, proven by the fact that Queen chose him to fill in for Freddie when they won the world icon award.
Adam Lambert not only can outbelt the best of these rockers, including even Freddie Mercury, he moves and looks the part as well. On stage he is riveting and electrifying, while seeming to be singing to just me, he connects so completely. A vocal powerhouse with the richest, most beautiful tone to excite and exhilirate, Adam also croons ballads to melt the most hardened of hearts and moves the most jaded to tears. Check his performances with Queen or covering Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Bono, all the greats on YT to see and hear for yourself.
Adam needs to be higher. he's amazing!V 4 Comments
His voice just gets better and better with age, though he's always been amazing. He is the Starman who came to meet us, and did indeed blow our minds.
David Bowie... at number no. 75! What! His voice is simply the most wonderful thing in the world. No one comes close to David Bowie! He is so cool!
How could anyone ever mistake David Bowie's voice for someone else's? Unique and fantastic. - bathroomangel
Proof positive here that most the voters, who frequently give opinion on this website, could benefit from a Rock N Roll lesson. This is seriously 4 decades of is music is remembered. The Serious Moonlight Tour, and his first mainstream hits. This is how Bowie is represented. I feel sorry for those who will never experience the splendor of that was the consummate rock performer that truly said, “Game On,” the David Bowie of the 1970s’.V 7 Comments
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.
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