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,... read more

This amazing man has inspired many people. He has helped a lot of people through rough times and teaches us to not care and do as we please. He is different from other punk singers nowadays, who all have the same boring tone to their voices. 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!

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.

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 Kennedys, 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.

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.

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, and Joe Strummer. 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.)

How can Joey be No. 5? Not only the best punk voice/frontman 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 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.

6 Sam (Bunkface)

Totally agree. With his great voice and awesome punk songs, Bunkface has revealed that punk rock is now acceptable in Malaysian people's hearts. I myself have grown up with punk rock since it was originally started from my birthplace, Telipot. Malaysian punk history. Google it, and you will find out. Proud of Sam and Bunkface. Keep on rocking, guys!

I have never seen any rock vocalist as influential as Sam in Asia. At his best, he would make the crowd go crazy and amaze them with his charisma and energy. He has a good future ahead to go big. He is Asia's answer to Billie Joe Armstrong.

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 the 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 stuff you wouldn't sing about unless the vocals were awesome and raw.

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

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... read more

Okay, so My Chemical Romance is my favorite 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-182, or Bowling for Soup. They are like Green Day. Some songs kind of have pop-punk elements in them, but they don't overdo it. And also, just because they LOOK emo doesn't mean they are.

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 gateway for so many bands. Milo Goes to College is still as relevant now as it was 30 odd years ago.

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 can say that Bad Religion was one of their influences? Shame. Bad Religion equals 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 on 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.

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... read more

Really awesome, but I think Tom deserves to be higher than him. Mark has a really nice voice. I used to hate it, but as I started listening to his songs more, I realized 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's voice. It's really that simple. Though I think Patrick Stump should be number one and Jordan Pundik number two, 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.

Mark's singing and bass playing really helped this band, as did Tom and Travis. Oh, and so did Scott when he was in the band. Dude Ranch started it all.

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,... read more

He is pretty good live, even though he fails some performances. At least he isn't auto-tuned. 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 them. 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 songwriting skills are amazing and poetic. He even wrote plenty of books, produces movies, owns companies, and 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 in Rolling Stone. 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 am even proud to call this guy a "musician" because he deserves it. He should be number 1, he changed the history of punk. Billie should be 2, and Mark should be 3.

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.

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 heartstrings, 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. Then you will see how great he sounds, especially 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 it's just my opinion.

17 Mike Ness
18 Darby Crash
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 has ever 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 Sex Pistols are two real punk bands. Simple Plan and Green Day shouldn't be on here.

20 Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low) Alexander William "Alex" Gaskarth is an English-American musician, singer, songwriter, podcast host, and actor. He is best known as the frontman and vocalist of the rock band All Time Low.

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!

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 McIlrath, has the best voice.

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 in the top 5.

He takes feelings and makes them into 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 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 three at least! His vocal is amazing! And his range is top-notch. No other person on this list can hit those lows then immediately hit high notes like Patrick.

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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