Top Ten Best Male Rock Vocalists

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41 Elton John Elton John

Not so much lately but his work before 1980.

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

It 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.

I can't believe he isn't in the top 10. He seems son comfortable singing in FNM an also in Mondo Cane, and those are really different styles. Long live Mike!

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43 Eric Burdon Eric Burdon

One of the first white guys to have a deep singing voice. And his style worked in all types of music from the Animals to war

44 Danny Worsnop

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

45 Paul Stanley Paul Stanley Stanley Bert Eisen, known professionally by his stage name Paul Stanley, is an American musician, singer, songwriter and painter best known for being the rhythm guitarist and co-lead singer of the rock band Kiss.

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.

Greatest Rock singer of all time

Paul's voice is so powerful and just perfect for rock music. If I could sing like anyone, it'd be Paul!

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46 Serj Tankian Serj Tankian Serj Tankian is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet, and political activist.

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.

To me best.But I'll not say he is number 1 or something but he deserves a spot at least on the top 20

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47 Jeff Buckley Jeff Buckley Jeffrey Scott "Jeff" Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997) raised as Scott "Scottie" Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. ...read more.

The greatest vocalist ever. The fact that a bunch of try hard metal singers are above him in this list is crazy. This man had the rare talent to be able to move his voice around his range smoothly. He could reach heights that barely any male vocalists could hit, and he did it so casually. R.I. P Jeff

Best vocalist ever! If you doubt it listen to Last Goodbye or any of his songs

This guy is one of the greatest singers of all time he is easily the greatest singer on the list he owns all the other singers

The best, unquestionably. The vocal range he had was out of this world.

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48 Gerard Way Gerard Way Gerard Arthur Way is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and comic book writer who was the lead vocalist and co-founder of the American alternative rock band My Chemical Romance from its formation in September 2001 until its split in March 2013. His debut solo album Hesitant Alien was released ...read more.

He has the most amazing voice ever. His voice live has so much energy and emotion to it, it's so special. He's the only singer who can me make me cry.

Gerard Way's voice is so unique! He can sing really low and high, his voice is just perfect! I honestly never heard ONE performance where he was out of key. And that in itself says a lot. His voice is filled with emotion both live and in studio. He's one of the handful of singers that can make me cry, which is a big thing. He definitely deserves to be in the top 10, even compared to the biggest vocalists of rock music. The only reason I find why he's so low on this list is because not too many people (at least where I live) know My Chemical Romance.

Amazing vocals, wonderful songwriter, amazing artist.

SHOULD BE NUMBER ONE

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

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.

50 Ville Valo Ville Valo

Ville Valo should be #1! I mean, have you looked at him recently? He still as handsome as before and he has a lot of charisma on the screen. His voice is just out of this world, and his music is good for the soul. He just make all the girls faint.

Ville should be #1, IMO. He's got a true unique voice. Tops anyone on here.
AND WTF? Why the hell is Jared Leto #1? God, this place is worse than Rolling Stone magazine. - HolyDeth

Ville has the most amazing vocal range compared to most of his peers today, his sounds, his songs and his charisma shine though compared to most of todays artists!

Ville is amazing. He's blessed with amazing vocals. He's incredibly sexy and the guy has charisma by the bucket full. Ville should be higher.

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51 Rob Thomas Rob Thomas

My all time favorite vocalist.. Rob should be at least on top 10.. His voice is tremendous and awesomely powerful! He puts emotions on every song he sings that makes every people who listen to him feel the song and the music.. Rob Thomas you should be on top!

Rob Thomas is way underrated on this list. He has a powerful and versatile baritone voice that conveys emotion like few others.

Rob Thomas should be much higher on this list. At least past Mick Jagger. All Mick does is wail at least Rob Thomas' vocal range has more than 3 notes

Eminem above Rob Thomas this is a joke poll!

52 Shaun Morgan Shaun Morgan Shaun Morgan Welgemoed, known publicly as Shaun Morgan, is a South African musician and singer for the post-grunge/alternative metal band Seether.

Lead singer of Seether. Enough said. Great band with nice vocals.

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53 Vic Fuentes

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

54 John Fogerty

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

55 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.

He got a pretty unique and awesome voice

He has good vocals skills but his voice isn't very good,but anyway good for a punk singer - zxm

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

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 evet

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57 Chris Martin Chris Martin V 1 Comment
58 Maynard James Keenan Maynard James Keenan Maynard James Keenan, often referred to by his initials MJK, is an American musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor, best known as the vocalist for Grammy Award-winning progressive metal band Tool.

The reality of the matter is that Maynard could sing every song from all of those above him on this list. However, nigh but a very select few could even manage to sing any of his songs... Mainly from his Tool days. The simple fact that the band doesn't get much air time because they don't sing about puppies and flowers has nothing to do with fact that this man can sing perfect circles around nearly everyone on this list.

Take two seconds and listen to Parabol off of Lateralus, its a mantra type vocal which is followed by Parabola... Insane! Follow that up with Ticks and Leaches...

Would send half of these sac jockeys home crying and with paralyzed vocal cords.

Personally I love Trent Reznor and MM's voices, but Maynard's has something that makes it just perfect. He can sing what he wants as he wants.

The only one deserving a higher spot in my opinion is Freddy Mercury. Maynard is a close second. But this really is a popularity contest isn't it?

I was going to vote for Layne Staley, but then I saw that Chad Kroeger was ahead of MJK. Maynard deserves a higher spot than 58

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59 Steve Winwood Steve Winwood Stephen Lawrence "Steve" Winwood is an English musician whose genres include rock, blue-eyed soul, rhythm and blues, blues rock, pop rock, and jazz.

Keep on Running, age 14 Wow none better

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

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

Should b in the top 4

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