1 James Hetfield
James Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.
One has to look at Magik Mike's take on "Nothing Else Matters" and "Enter Sandman". The amount of times James pulls off a yeah is as hilarious as it is really good editing. - CrimsonShark
This list was inevitable - EliHbk
Yeah! - Disturbedpotato
OH YEAH! YEAH!
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I even made a list you can check out if interested: Top 10 Metallica Songs with the Best "Yeah".
You can also find these on YouTube:
James Hetfield "Yeah!" Compilation
James Hetfield "Yeah" Compilation live
Every James Hetfield "Yeah"... ever - Metal_Treasure
2 Bruce Dickinson
Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.
The Number of the Beast is his best Yeah but he has several other songs with good yeahs - christangrant
The best ones are in Number of the Beast and Hallowed Be Thy Name - Metal_Treasure
The "Yeah" in Run to the Hills is legendary. - Metarock
3 Roger Daltrey
Roger Harry Daltrey, is an English singer and actor. In a music career spanning more than 50 years, Daltrey came to prominence in the mid 1960s as the founder and lead singer of the English rock band The Who, which released fourteen singles that entered the Top 10 charts in the United Kingdom during ...read more.
I added him here because of the YEAH! in Won't Get Fooled Again - christangrant
Won't get fooled again, "YEAHHH" - InsertCleverName
4 Rob Zombie
Rob Zombie (born Robert Bartleh Cummings) is an American heavy metal musician, film director, screenwriter and film producer. His career launched in 1985 when he formed the heavy metal band White Zombie. Following their breakup, he began a successful solo career. Zombie began directing in the early ...read more.
He says Yeah a lot in his songs too simular to the way James Hetfield does - christangrant
HEY YEAH I AM THE ONE THAT YOU WANTED!
HEY YEAH I AM THE SUPERBEAST!
5 Ronnie James Dio
Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture ...read more.
Several of his songs use Yeahs the best one is in Rainbow at the Dark - christangrant
Every Dio song ever: "Mmmm, Yeah yeah, mmm." - SoldierOfFortune
6 Rob Halford
Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford is an English singer and songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest and famed for his powerful wide ranging operatic voice.
Beyond the Realms of Death is an example of his good use of Yeah - christangrant
I've left the world behind
I'm safe here in my mind" - Beyond the Realms of Death - Metal_Treasure
7 Hansi Kürsch
Hansi Kürsch, born Hans Jürgen Kürsch, is the lead singer, lyricist, co-composer and bassist for German power metal band Blind Guardian . Heavily influenced by Freddie Mercury, he creates a huge choir effect by overdubbing his own voice multiple times in complex, overlapping vocal harmonies. He records ...read more.
My favorite 'yeahs' by him are:
1) Path of Glory by Demons & Wizards (a series of 4 perfect "yeahs" used several times in the song)
2) Beyond the Realms of Death by Blind Guardian (Judas Priest cover)
3) My Last Sunrise by Demons & Wizards (at 2:05)
4) Poor Man's Crusade by Demons & Wizards (intro)
5) Nightfall by Blind Guardian (a very beautiful soft 'yeah' at 4:20) - Metal_Treasure
8 Glenn Danzig
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 best are in Twist of Cain which has James Hetfield on Backing Vocals - christangrant
9 Tobias Sammet
Tobias Sammet is a German metal musician, best known as the vocalist and primary songwriter of the power metal band Edguy, as well as the founder, main singer and bassist of the metal opera Avantasia.
The Piper Never Dies by Edguy, at 0:50 (gorgeous)
Mysteria by Edguy, at 0:21-0:31 (great again) - Metal_Treasure
10 Howard Jones
Howard Jones (Born July 20th, 1970) is an American Heavy Metal vocalist. He currently fronts the band Light the Torch (Formerly Devil You Know), but is best known for his tenure in the band Killswitch Engage from 2002 to 2012 and was a vocalist for the now defunct Blood Had Been Shed.
No, yeah! - EliHbk
11 Joe Elliot
Another singer that says Yeah a lot in his songs in fact theirs even a Def Leppard album called Yeah! - christangrant
12 Layne Staley
Layne Thomas Staley was an American musician who served as the lead singer and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains, which he founded with guitarist Jerry Cantrell in Seattle, Washington in 1987. Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s. ...read more.
13 Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1987, he started the grunge band Nirvana, which became one of the most successful bands ever. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his ...read more.
Not the biggest fan of him but I like the Yeahs in Lithium - christangrant
14 Ozzy Osbourne
John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath ...read more.
He says Yeah a lot in his songs - christangrant
15 Brian Connolly
The singer of The Sweet - christangrant
16 Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley was an American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.
17 Chester Bennington
Chester Charles Bennington (March 20th, 1976 - July 20th, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. He also participated in side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 after a period of depression. ...read more.
it is best
18 David Lee Roth
David Lee Roth is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality.
Runnin with The Devil - jrodz
19 Kevin DuBrow
He's the singer of Quiet Riot his best yeah is in Metal Health - christangrant
20 Corey Taylor
Corey Todd Taylor was born in December 8, 1973. He is an American musician, author, and actor best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the Nu-metal band Slipknot and hard rock/alternative metal band Stone Sour.
21 Eric Adams
Eric Adams has been the singer of the American heavy metal band Manowar since its inception in 1980. Previously, he sang for a group called LOOKS, a band which also included future Manowar bassist and childhood friend, Joey DeMaio.
22 Ronnie Van Zant
Ronald Wayne "Ronnie" Van Zant was an American lead vocalist, primary lyricist, and a founding member of the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd.
23 Phil Anselmo
Philip Hansen "Phil" Anselmo is an American musician who is best known as the former lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Pantera. He currently is the vocalist of heavy metal bands Down and Superjoint Ritual.
24 Jim Morrison
James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.
25 Steven Tyler
Steven Tyler is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and former television music competition judge, best known as the lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion.
26 Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, musician and occasional actor whose career spans over five decades.
27 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.
28 Chris Cornell
Christopher John "Chris" Cornell was an American rock musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as former lead vocalist and songwriter for the supergroup Audioslave. His vocal range was C2 to A5, while ...read more.
29 Klaus Meine
Klaus Meine is a German vocalist, best known as the lead singer of the hard rock band Scorpions. He and guitarist Rudolf Schenker are the only two members of the group to appear on every Scorpions album.
30 Eddie Vedder
Eddie Vedder is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as a member of the rock band Pearl Jam, with whom he performs lead vocals and is one of three guitarists.
31 Scott Weiland
Scott Richard Weiland was an American musician, singer and songwriter. During a career spanning three decades, Weiland was best known as the lead singer of the band Stone Temple Pilots from 1989 to 2002 and 2008 to 2013.
32 Scott Stapp
Scott Stapp is an American singer, songwriter, and musician, known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of hard rock bands Creed and Art of Anarchy. He also has two solo albums: The Great Divide and Proof of Life.
33 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 ...read more.
34 Axl Rose
William Bruce Rose Jr., better known as 'Axl Rose', is an American singer born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.
35 Lemmy Kilmister
Ian Fraser Kilmister, known as Lemmy, was an English musician, singer and songwriter who founded and fronted the rock band Motörhead. He was a bassist and a singer known for his raspy voice. He died in 2015 from cancer and other health problems.
36 Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave ...read more.
Queen has a song called "Yeah". So Freddie is the number one. Please listen to it, it's one second long. You won't regret it!
37 Matt Heafy
Matthew "Matt" Kiichi Heafy is a Japanese-American musician, best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the Orlando based Heavy Metal/Metalcore band Trivium.
38 Joey Tempest
Rolf Magnus Joakim Larsson, better known as Joey Tempest, is a Swedish singer, lead singer, and main songwriter of the rock band Europe.
Coast to Coast - jrodz
39 Chuck Billy
Charles "Chuck" Billy is an American vocalist, who is best known as the vocalist for the thrash metal band Testament.
40 Robert Plant
Robert Anthony Plant is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.