Top 10 Best Male Singers in Punk Rock Bands

Do you like punk rock? Well here are some of the greatest male punk rock singers of all time.
The Top Ten
1 Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) Billie Joe Armstrong is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor who is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Green Day, which he co-founded with Mike Dirnt. He's also in side-project groups such as The Network, Foxboro HotTubs, Pinhead Gunpowder, and The Longshot. His first group was a band called The Lookouts which disbanded after their 2nd album. He released a solo album consisting of covers in 2020 called "No Fun Mondays" ranging from rock and punk covers. He has a 2 and a half octave vocal ranger, but over time in 2020 and onwards his range has gotten slightly higher. Most notably in their Father Of All album, and during various more.

This amazing man has inspired many people, he has helped a lot of people through rough times and teaches us really to not care and do as we please. He is different than other punk singers nowadays which all have the same boring tone to they're voices. Where as Billie Joe has a huge range and can really sing any song. His voice is getting even better with age. I have a huge amount of respect for Green Day they were the first rock band I listened to and ever got into. They will always be first for me I owe them a lot so Billie Joe really deserves this, keep voting everyone!

Finally, a #1 that should be number one! Though when it comes to best punk rock band, I prefer the Offspring... Green Day is not far behind. However, Billie Joe Armstrong is a far better vocalist than Dexter Holland of the Offspring. I'd say Dexter is more consistent (the dude never ages! He's sounded the same since they started in the 80's! ), but Billie Joe's vocals are better than they ever have been, even at 40. He has a hell of a range and brings a different texture to every song.

Aah. Billie Joe. I'm reminiscing about my early high school years when I went through a hardcore Green Day phase and let me tell you, his voice never gets old. Green Day (at least for me) is timeless. Although I don't really understand why his voice changed as the years went on. Apparently he purposely changed it or something but I don't know. As most true fans of any band would say, I prefer his older stuff to the newer songs. All in all. Billie Joe Armstrong is an amazing singer and guitarist.

He just has an amazing voice that is also very recognizable! Whenever I hear I Green Day song I didn't know I can tell immediately that it's Billie Joe singing.
Beginning with Basket Case, Jesus Of Suburbia, Are We The Waiting, Good Riddance, Nice Guys Finish Last...just some songs which are very different and still have one thing in common: Billie's awesome voice!

2 Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys) Eric Reed Boucher, better known by his professional name Jello Biafra, is a American singer who is the former lead singer and songwriter for the San Francisco punk rock band Dead Kennedys.

Love his voice. Sounds so insane. Listen to the song Forest Fire and you'll see what I mean. And My Chemical Romance, Yellowcard, Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco, Sum 41, The Cure, Simple Plan, Jimmy Eat World, The Offspring, and Blink-182 are NOT punk. The Dead Kenedys, Black Flag, the Sex Pistols, the Stooges/Iggy Pop, The Clash, Minor Threat, Rancid, NOFX, The Ramones, MC5, The Misfits, and The Kinks are punk. Don't put any of the former bands in with any of these.

He has a very specific voice. It's raw and powerful, and it goes along with an amazingly understated technique. Even if we don't take into consideration anything else besides his vocal abilities, in my opinion, Jello should be in first place.

Jello is a God on the stage. How the Hell is Billy Joe Armstrong up there and not the King, Jello himself?

Jello's voice is full of character and passion: crazed, intelligent, indignant, melodic..

3 Joey Ramone (Ramones) Jeffrey Ross Hyman, professionally known by Joey Ramone, was an American musician and singer-songwriter, lead vocalist of the punk-rock band The Ramones.

I'm completely ashamed that my generation seems to think that complaining about your first world problems is punk.
Punk is an attitude not a look, and most of these pop rock bands talk about things that punk rock stood against.
My Chemical romance, simple plan, Green Day, Blink 182, fall out boy, sum 41 ARE NOT PUNK!
Iggy and the stooges, the clash, dead kennedys, the Ramones, minor threat, black flag, and crass all deserve to be hear.

Okay I'm sorry but what is wrong with you people? Most of these people aren't even punk! I mean the people who should be in the top are, you know, actual punk people like Joey Ramone, Johnny Rotten, Joe Strummer, and how about the fact that the person dubbed as the punk singer didn't even make it onto this list (yes I can only be talking about Kathleen Hanna)

Sad sad sad... other fans comment what the good think about their favorite is but Ramones fans are starting again with "everything but Ramones isn't punk" truly sad

How can Joey be no 5. Not only the best punk voice/ front man of all time, but in the top three rock voices of all time with Jim Morrison and Bon Scott ( in my opinion)

4 Iggy Pop (The Stooges) James Newell Osterberg, Jr., known professionally as Iggy Pop, is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor.
5 Johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols) John Joseph Lydon, also known by his former stage name Johnny Rotten, is an English singer, songwriter, and musician.

Certainly one of the best and one of the inventors of the style. We'd had garage bands that yelled like banshees, but he really did seem to be a banshee. He just let loose with a torrent of emotion, and with that quivering voice that was a window into a crazed mind. Nothing like it. Well, maybe Jello Biafra or Joe Strummer, but no doubt Johnny Rotten and those others set a standard for throwing it all out there. I like that the young people are still finding punk bands they like and vocalists who they want to hear tear it up.

Johny Rotten, the King of punk. His lyrics are amazing and his voice is ludicrously powerful! His vocals are actually punishing in a good way. The amount of aggression in his vocals are all too real because Johnny Rotten came from the streets as a poor working class lad. His vocals exilarate like no other because it's the perfect dichotomy of raw power and melody. Blend that together with a genius mind and you have John Lydon.

The Fact that he is not even in top ten scares me about how many people a ruining the legends of punk. None of the bands in the top ten are punk, Blink 182 is the the biggest pop posers ever. Green Day is an over rated over produces pop band that never should of happened. Ramones are alright more rock then punk, and The rest of these band are just another excuss for stuck up moody emos to brag about how they are original for not listening to pop.

Punk is Dead.

John Lydon is THE best punk vocalist on this page, period. His sneering, belligerent, politically charged presentation is what punk stands for. Billie Joe Armstrong and his prom night ballads. Ballads?! pretty much all the 70s-80s punk bands would laugh at a punk band even considering a ballad. I'm smh at this list as it, itself goes against everything punk stood for. Stood, past tense because punk is clearly DEAD. So many bands should have come way, way before Green Day. What about The Dead Boys(!),The Heartbreakers, The Exploited, Charged GBH, The Germs, Nausea, Murphy's Law?

6 Sam (Bunkface)

Totally agree. With the great voice of his and awesome punk songs, bunkface has revealed that punk rock is now acceptable in Malaysian people's heart. Me myself has grown up with punk rocks since it was originally started from my birth place, telipot. Malaysian punk history. Google it and you will find out. Proud with sam and bunkface. Keep on rocking guys!

I never seen any rock vocallist as influential as sam in asia. In his best, he would make the crowd go crazy and amaze them with his charisma and energy. He has a good future to go big in the future. He is Asia's answer to billie joe Armstrong

One of the most charismatic vocalist in Asia, he's young, talented and has a unique voice and it conveys his feelings very well. A humble and honest musician when it comes to music, songs and lyrics.

Sam is the best punk rock vocalist in Asia. He always with his principe of punk rock. The best punk rock musician in Asia. He has a big ambition, heart to fight in Malaysia Industry Music who has been disriminate with KPOP. Bunk Not Dead! Keep Calm And Stay Bunkers!

7 Glenn Danzig (Misfits) Glenn Danzig is an American singer, songwriter, and musician from Lodi, New Jersey. He is the founder of the bands Misfits, Samhain and Danzig. He owns the Evilive record label as well as Verotik, an adult-oriented comic book publishing company.

His vocals in Misfits are simply amazing. Way over the top in an almost lounge act kind of way, which is a perfect vehicle for showcasing that voice. I've been getting his songs stuck in my head a lot lately, which is great, until you realize you've been singing out loud about... about stuff you wouldn't sing about unless the vocals were awesome and raw.

Really? Just, really? Most of the "guys" listed aren't even really punk. They're just people glorified by scene kids who are confused about what punk really is. You want punk? Go listen to The Misfits, Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, etc.

In my opinion glenn is one of the best punk vocalist. His voice is fantastic just awesome. He's is a legendary man famous punk rock singer and songwriter, Misfits leader and founder, which was best (horror) punk rock band.

Glenn Danzig is below some dude from 5 seconds of summer?! Punk isn't about sticking your tongue out in selfies. I'm 18 so I apologize for what my generation thinks punk is. And as if founding the Misfits wasn't enough how about Samhain and Danzig? If you're a teenage emo just stop pressing the vote button

8 Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) 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 on September 30, 2014. He also wrote the comic mini-series The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys and the Eisner Award-winning comic book The Umbrella Academy.

Okay so My Chemical Romance are my fave band in joint with Green Day I really can't choose. This man has done a lot for me. his voice is consistently good all the time! His voice was best in black parade. But whoever got the idea that he is punk is just no listen to their music and you will understand.

My Chemical Romance is punk rock. They don't overdo it with pop like sum 41, blink, or bowling for soup. They are like Green Day. Some songs kinda have pop punk elements in them but they don't overdo it. And also, just because they LOOK emo doesn't mean they are.

As much as I love My Chemical Romance (trust me, My Chemical Romance has been with me longer than I can remember... ) and his solo music (he's my favorite singer) Gerard Way does not sing Punk Rock music.

His vocals are emotional, amazing, addicting and flat out talented. Even if you hate My Chemical Romance, you have to admit Gerard's got talent. Also a great and inspirational person. I love Green Day, but BJA's flip out at IHeartRadio made me cringe.

9 Milo Aukerman (Descendents)

His voice is that of a god. His high notes make birds cry for they know they cannot hit such a divine note. His low notes shake the ocean floor.

Milo Aukerman's work with the Descendents essentially defined modern day Pop Punk.

A co-founder of pop punk. Genius a gate way for so many bands. Milo Goes To Collage is still as relevant now as it was 30 odd years ago

Milo's voice is the best punk rock voice ever.

10 Greg Graffin (Bad Religion) Gregory Walter Graffin is an American punk rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, college lecturer, and author.

Extremely intelligent lyrics, catchy melodies and the perfect edge for a punk band. How many bands say that bad religion was one of their influences? Shame... bad religion = underrated.

Not only a gentleman and a scholar, he has a voice like no one else, with lyrics like no one else, and is the number one singer on this list, tied only with Jello and Tim.

When Greg Graffin is number twenty-five one a punk list, you know punk is dying, if not already dead and rolling in its grave. He has one of the best voices. By far.

He's a genius and a great singer.

The Contenders
11 Mark Hoppus (Blink-182) Mark Allan Hoppus is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and television personality best known as the bassist and co-lead vocalist for the pop punk band Blink-182. Born in Ridgecrest, California, Hoppus spent his childhood moving back and forth between his mother and father's more.

Really awesome, but I think Tom deserves to be higher than him. But Mark has a really nice voice, I used to hate it. But as I started listening to his songs more, he is really good at singing. His voice and Tom's voice perfectly suit the band. He should be number 3.

I love Mark Hoppus voice. Its really that simple. Though I think Patrick stump should be number 1 and Jordan Pudnik number 2, Mark hoppus would be my third choice. (by the way he is the reason I chose to be the singer and bassist of my band)

Marks singing and Bass playing really helped this did Tom and Travis. Oh and so did Scott when he was in the band...Dude Ranch started it all...

The tone of dad's voice is just amazing! His and Tom's voice really compliment each other. Dude, Mark's an "easy target" here.

12 Lux Interior (The Cramps)

Human Fly. Drug Train, Drug Train. Never sold out and Lux was sexy.

13 H.R. (Bad Brains)

NO ONE had a voice like H.R. 's Listen to the song 'I' by Bad Brains if you are unconvinced. He was the first to incorporate rasta themes and opera into punk.

Incredibly sick vocals. I have no idea why he isn't in the top 10.

14 Tom Delonge (Blink-182) Thomas Matthew "Tom" DeLonge, Jr., is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and film producer. He was born in Poway, California on December 13, 1975. When he was in high school at age 15, he got expelled for drinking at a basketball game. He also used to play the trumpet, but later played the electric guitar instead. He decided to form a band with Mark Hoppus and Scott Raynor called Blink-182. He was known for his guitar playing and his raspy voice. Years later in 2015, Tom left the band Blink-182. Other bands he was in include AVA and Box Car Racer.

He is pretty good live, even though he fails some performances, at least he isn't autotuned and at some point, he made a high note and it sounded really good. He can play the guitar live and his riffs are really catchy and have rhythm to it. He knows how to entertain his crowd unlike many artists by putting out some really funny humor. He is a nice, chill guy in real life, and chatty and talkative as well. I heard Blink's most recent song, and it was not very good, which just further proves that Tom was really the master behind Blink 182. His song writing skills are amazing and poetic. He even wrote plenty of books, produces movies, owns companies, makes music, seriously, how much does this guy do? He is really talented and hardworking. As much as I love Mark and Travis, I didn't like what they said about Tom on the Rolling Stones. Tom is the creator of Blink 182 and helped advance punk, things without their original creator aren't as good, and it is true, this happened many times. I ...more

He is better than what people say he is. He made a really good high note in his Stay Together For The Kids performance. Am I the only one who actually thinks he sounds decent live? I have heard far worse live, trust me, I have heard pop singers that let playback do all the work and sing very little. At least Tom actually sings and does not lip sync, and his voice is good for someone who is in punk.

For people who think Tom can't sing, just hear his cover on Dancing With Myself, he sounds so amazing that it is insane. He has a really high range and one of the most punk rock voices ever. Should be higher. His raspy, high pitched vocals just sound awesome, he kicks butt, that's for sure.

Tom is one of the worst singers I've ever heard. I am a blink fan but what tom did a few days ago is just stupid. I hope he will be replaced by matt skiba (alkaline trio) because he just damages this great band and he also can't sing. Hate me if you want but fans have to decide: tom or blink-182.

15 Henry Rollins (Black Flag) Henry Lawrence Garfield, better known by his stage name Henry Rollins, is an American musician, actor, writer, television and radio host, and comedian.

Not even for his singing ability, just the amount of passion and aggression he puts in his lyrics.

One of the only REAL Punk vocalists in the top 25.

A legend in punk

16 Dexter Holland (The Offspring) 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.

Dexter has long been my favorite singer. He has incredible range and can hold notes for prolonged periods of time, as evidenced in the backing vocals in Offspring albums. His ability to sing songs of differing genres showcases the broad range of his ability. He also never disappoints in lyrics that pull on your heart strings, make you chuckle, or make you think. He's retained much of his ability to hit high notes at live shows, even at 50 years old.

Amazing Singer, he can do it all, Punk, Rock, POP Punk, Alternative and he is still sounding great, if you don't believe me? Go check out the Ignition Anniversary shows on youtube, than you will see how great he sounds, expecially for a guy in his mid 40s, songs like Dirty Magic, Gotta Get Away Gone Away, Pay The Man, Race Against Myself, A lot Like Me etc... But its just my opinion.

Come on delonge above dexter? Sure mark hoppus is talented but Tom sounds like a 12 year old boy who is trying to sound British. Dexter holland on the other hand has some awesome vocals highlight include on Dirty magic, hammerhead, half-truism, gone away, want you bad... the list just doesn't end!

I think it's really harder to sing some song from The Offspring like Why don't you get a job, Pay the man, Hammerhead... Than other punk band (Green Day, Blink 182). He is best punk singer ever in high notes and on the other hand he can be sucesfull in low notes. His vocal range is excellent.

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19 Joe Strummer (The Clash) John Graham Mellor, known by his stage name Joe Strummer, was a British musician, singer, actor and songwriter who was the co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist of the Clash.

This list is a joke. A sad, sad joke. Joe Strummer is basically, in a sense, the very definition of Punk Music. While the Pistols and Ramones had sparked the revolutionary musical war by lighting the fire, The Clash had not only kept it lit, but most definitely made the genre and punk cause burn the brightest it ever has been.

I think Strummer's voice is really cool, just full of passion and anger. Johnny Rotten should also be on this list. The Clash and the Pistols are two real punk bands, Simple Plan and Green Day shouldn't be on here.

Why on EARTH is the most amazing-est (in my opinion) singer in the world, Joe Strummer, at 25? Take a listen to a Clash song and just hear the passion that Joe puts in his music. Joe Strummer you will be dearly missed from this world. RIP

There are like 4 real punks on this list! No johnny rotten, no joe strummer, no ian mckaye, no steve ignorant etc. Etc. Etc.

20 Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low) Alexander William "Alex" Gaskarth is an English-American musician, singer, songwriter, podcast host and actor.

Alex is a great singer, he sounds like the recorded version and just nails every note. He sings confidently and knows how to resonate his voice. His lyrics as well are beautiful. Also why is that his picture? Everyone else's is nice and then they had to pick Alex being a goofball in like 2007.

I think Alex Gaskarth should be number one! He writes beautiful and inspiring lyrics and has a great voice to sing them. I'll always love him! All Time Low is the best band ever.

He's the reason I listen to music! Amazing voice, incredible ability to write such amazing and empowering songs! ATL will always be my favorite band of all time (low)!

When he sings the angels weep. His beautiful vocal runs bring a tear to my dry, lifeless eyes.

21 Tim McIlrath (Rise Against) Timothy James "Tim" McIlrath is an American punk rock musician. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist, songwriter and co-founder of the American punk rock band Rise Against.

Tim McIlrath compared to Billie Joe Armstrong? The Green Day vocalist has a flat tone and range while Tim on the other hand can actually change notes during a song

This really should be #1! The versatility of his voice is astonishing! And don't even get me started on the lyrics he writes!

I'm not saying I like Rise against the best out of these bands I'm just saying that I believe the lead singer, Tim Mcllrath, has the best voice.

Tim sings with complete and utter raw emotion that just leaves me breathless every time.

22 Dave Vanian (The Damned)

What the hell, almost none of the people on this list are punk. And I can't believe I'm the only one to vote for Dave Vanian. You people disappoint me.

I gave my vote for Dave, but I'm think that is a great shame that there is no Malcolm Owen (The Ruts) on the list...

23 Deryck Whibley (Sum 41) Deryck Jason Whibley (Born March 21, 1980) is a Canadian musician, best known as the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, songwriter and producer of the punk rock band Sum 41. He has made 7 studio albums with Sum 41 to date.

What? Deryck has such a passion when he sings. He fills the words with his feelings. Sum 41 wouldn't be so perfect without him!

His vocal range is amazing, and he has an extremely rare voice. He deserves to be on top 5.

He deserves to be at least #5!

He takes feelings and makes them good music with his unique voice

24 Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy) Patrick Martin Stumph, known professionally as Patrick Vaughn Stump, is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, actor and music critic, best known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, pianist and composer of Fall Out Boy, an American rock band from Wilmette, Illinois.

This list is awful. Patrick Stump is an incredible singer and should honestly be top 10 on this list, although I guess I it makes sense if you don't consider FOB punk. I'm sure Billie Joe or either Blink dude would admit in a heartbeat that Patrick Stump is a significantly better vocalist. To add to how ridiculous this list is, the bassist Pete Wentz is above Stump.

How is he not top 3 at least! His vocal is amazing! And his range is top notch. No other person on this list can hit those lies then immediately hit high notes like Patrick.

OK who ever made this list is on drugs or something Patrick Martin Vaughn Stump is one of this century's Best singers Not to forget he is Perfection Embodied, I love Pete Wentz but Patrick is a million times better Youngbloods Do you agree?

Patrick Stump is by far one of my favorite singers in Punk Rock right now. He should be number 1. I love his emotion he puts in his music. Patrick is a great singer.

25 Keith Morris (Circle Jerks, Black Flag and Off!)

Keith is the the living personification of hardcore. I saw the Circle Jerks 7 times on one tour in the mid 80s and he commands respect like no other. Gimme Gimme Gimme! Don't ask what for.

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