Top Ten Best Male Rock Vocalists


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121 Robbie Williams Robbie Williams

Should have pursued a career in rock, he had the voice for it

Could have been one of the greatest rock stars if he had pursued that path

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122 Toshi (X Japan) Toshi (X Japan)
123 Microsoft Sam

Incredible range and tone. One of the finest.

124 Kyo (D'erlanger, Die In Cries, Bug) Kyo is a Japanese musician, poet and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the vocalist of the metal band Dir en grey. He has been with the band since its inception in 1997 and was formerly in La:Sadie's.

isono hiroshi, one of the best vocalists of japan - ronluna

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125 Kyo, Dir en grey Kyo, Dir en grey Kyo is a Japanese musician, poet and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the vocalist of the metal band Dir en grey. He has been with the band since its inception in 1997 and was formerly in La:Sadie's.

He deserves to be higher on this list, absolutely much more than this, he's the most soulful screamer I ever heard & very soothing singing voice too, & I hardly see anyone on this list who posses a wide vocal range as him, he can skim from soft to harsh or vice versa very easily. The only reason that he's not much popular is that Dir in Grey don't have much English songs. listen to Dozing green, Pledge, Lotus, Obscure

126 Robin Zander

Seriously, for sheer talent, Robin is the best. That's right, better than Plant, Mercury and anyone else you can think of. He will never be acknowledged as such, BUT HE JUST IS.

So awesome it beggars belief. Pick any song / album from 1977 until now and Robin will astound you. He is the best I say.

Incredible, incredible vocalist. Crushes 98% of this list into dust.

Sorry everyone who voted for the usual suspects, but Robin is Number One. Everyone else from his era has lost their range. Zander has not.

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127 Brian Johnson Brian Johnson Brian Johnson is an English singer and songwriter. Since 1980, he is the lead singer of the Australian rock band AC/DC, with whom he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. As of April 2016, Johnson is not participating in the remainder of the Rock or Bust World Tour due to hearing more.

He can sing a hell of a lot better than David Lee Roth! I'm also wondering why Rob Halford is nowhere to be found!

He can sing anything and you will recognize his voice. Definitely my number 2

Top 20 rock singer of all time! One of a kind!

top 20!

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128 Joe Elliott

Simply listen to the whole album by definitely leppard high n dry, or pyromania, tracks in particular: Mirror mirror, lady strange, too late for love, fractured love, and billys got a gun. Listen to that and try your best to argue there was a more powerful voice in the 80s, I think ull be enlightened. Much of definitely leppard was overshadowed by the pop music of hysteria

98? Are you kidding? Joe Elliott should be WAAY higher. Just listen to High n Dry, Pyromania, Hysteria, and all of their other albums. His voice is amazing! Long Live definitely Leppard!

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129 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.

His voice gives the songs an extra dimension that makes Pink Floyd so great, he should be way up on this list.

How has Gilmour fallen som long down? Amazing singer!

Seriously he must be at least 2 or 3 Axl rose is 3?

Is this a joke? Gilmour should be #1

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130 Jon Anderson Jon Anderson John Roy Anderson, known professionally as Jon Anderson, is an English singer, songwriter, and musician best known as the former lead singer of the progressive rock band Yes, which he co-founded in 1968 with bassist Chris Squire.

Everyone one of these lists, including Rolling Stone, are so anti-prog, it is sickening! I not only possess a bachelors degree in music, but a masters degree as well. Hence, I think I know a thing or two about quality. Hands down, Jon Anderson is only second to Freddie Mercury as the greatest male rock vocalist of all time! Period. The End.

Greatest prog vocalist EVER. Also the most crazy, wonderful visionary ever.

Beautiful voice, not always sure what the lyrics mean? But for vocal range... Second to none (except Freddie perhaps? )

Jon is truly one of a kind. Whether it was prog, pop or synth suites, he made it magic and unique. Olias is one of the greatest solo efforts ever made.

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131 Takahiro Moriuchi

I can't believe I had to add him onto the list! He is an extremely talented vocalist and here's why:

He has an extremely huge range, has an amazing amount of power, has perfect tone, and, most of all, has an unbelievable amount of control in his voice. He can run, jump, spin, dance, and sprint on stage without having a shake in his voice. Many artists dance for a bit and are already out of breath. He can even belt for 13 seconds without a single shiver in his voice. He manages to sound even better live than he does in the studio versions.

Not to mention, he can sing ANY genre. Many rock singers can't sing soft songs or sing any falsetto. But Taka's voice is absolutely perfect in slow and soft songs like "heartache". His voice is almost magical. He has amazing tone and such a warm feel to his voice. He can also scream and sing with rasp amazingly. There's nothing he can't do!

Lastly, Taka pours every drop of his soul into his singing. It's the only person ...more

Taka has a wonderful voice. And he is the very first who sing English fluently from Japan.

His voice was so, sweet, amazing, powerful and the most powerful tone when he sing the high notes. And he's good to entertain his audience. He can dance following the beat of the song, jump high, cook, plays drum, guitar, and how he spin his red mic. Also, he can sing every genre. He ha a magnificent talent and voice. When he performed in the stage, he's just being him. his enjoying the show, he's just being one of them.

He wrote's songs that can touch your heart, it can be your theme song for your life. He can made you smile widely and head bang and make you sing along with his MAGNIFICENT voice. When you hear his voice it make you falling in love of his voice. They say, he's voice was seducing. When he performed, you can hear or feel that he sang the song with his heart and soul.

When he saw his audience enjoyed so much, it made him happy because of his songs made the ...more

Taka should be in the top five! He has a great vocal with a very as in VERY wide rage of voice. He just sing everything so perfectly. The first time I heard one of their songs, I immediately fell in love with his voice.

He just sound so romantic when he sings ballad.Its rare for a singer that belongs to a rock band to have such mellow and smooth voice. But for him it's like he just perfectly fit in every genre that he likes to sing. When he sings rock, you just can't help but move your head to the beat of the song. He is also a talented songwriter and he really thinks of the message that he will convey to people through his singing.

And one more thing is just he voice can still be perfect and clear even if he runs, jumps, dance and do other crazy stuff on stage. Its like that all that running and jumping didn't make him tired at all! If it was me, I'm pretty sure that my voice quality with drop, but him? Not a single change at all! I really really love him as a singer ...more

Every words are not enough for describing Taka... he's the perfect God creation...

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132 Zakk Wylde Zakk Wylde Zakk Wylde is an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and occasional actor who is best known as the former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, and founder of the heavy metal band Black Label Society.


133 Michael Hutchence Michael Hutchence Michael Kelland John Hutchence (22 January 1960 – 22 November 1997) was an Australian musician and actor. He was a founding member, lead singer and lyricist of rock band INXS from 1977 until his death in 1997.

Michael hutchence had amazing vocals and he was so unique. he was like mick jagger and Jim Morrison combined as one.

This SEXY Rock God with an incredible baratone voice passionately sang MYSTIFYing Rock Ballads, DEVIL INSIDE Rock, NEW SENSATIONal Funk Rock. He could make two worlds collide. He fronted INXS as well had solo albums. He sang with the greats-Ray Charles, Freddy Mercury, Jimmy Barnes, Iggy Pop and covered
Elvis, Jim Morrison. He acted in movies. He was overlooked commercially. A true treasure. Come on vote.

Unique voice better than jagger

Best front man in the last 30 years.

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134 Dexter Holland Dexter Holland Bryan Keith "Dexter" Holland is an American musician and molecular biology graduate student, best known as the singer, rhythm guitarist, and primary songwriter for the punk rock band The Offspring.

0%? You're kidding right? His vocal style is absolutely awful but my god it still sounds good somehow.

135 Lance King
136 Tony Kakko Tony Kakko Toni Kristian "Tony" Kakko is a Finnish musician, composer and vocalist. He is mainly known as the vocalist, primary songwriter, and creative force in the band Sonata Arctica since 1996.

just listen to any of their music. tony is unbeatable. - deadgrass27

He can sing in so many different styles he can scream sing very raw and clean he can also so sing low and high bieautiful and most important you'll notice that he sings with so much feeling

Amazing range and has a lovely tone!

137 Vince Neil Vince Neil Vincent Neil Wharton is an American vocalist and musician, best known as the lead vocalist of heavy metal band Mötley Crüe.

Love this band a lot. Vince back then should be way higher.

138 Chino Moreno Chino Moreno Chino Moreno is an American musician. He is best known as the lead vocalist and contributing guitarist of Deftones.

How on Earth is Chino not at least in the top 20? It doesn't matter what style of song he takes on or what band he's in... It always works. Every time.

Man, why is he not here. like come on, if you hear him you instantly take your clothes off!

139 Simon Le Bon
140 Steve Walsh

Hands down, the most incredible voice ever!

Pure talent way above most everyone on the list; should be top 10.

Incredible range and emotion, and he still has it 40 years on!

The best

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