Top Ten Rock and Roll Songs With the Greatest Screams

I'm talking about either like a scream in the intro or somewhere else in the song. Some are also in the chorus. I may as well be possibly biased to put the Doors and Led Zeppelin Multiple Times just because of Jim and Robert's honest raw rock voices.

The Top Ten

Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who Cover Art

This is truely the best scream in music history. I didn't believe it at first, but when I heard it I was blown away by its power. It is raw and emotional. Roger Daltrey is truely one of the greatest singers the world has ever seen.

THE scream. Raw, powerful, emotional. You know it when you hear it. A lot of other good ones out there, but this one is the gold standard.

Greatest rock band ever, often overlooked, but once introduced to the Who, you never look back.

Definitely the best rock scream but many others are close.

Child In Time - Deep Purple Child In Time - Deep Purple Cover Art

Ian Gillan can physically scream at a higher level and control his voice better than any other singer on the planet this deserves to be number 1!

Ian Gillan screams for about 2 minutes towards the end (after 8:00). He is a master - his screams never disappoint. Maybe this anti-war song should be at #1.

There are none. None more loud...

One of my favourite vocal performances ever! Nobody can imitate these screams.

When the Music's Over - The Doors When the Music's Over - The Doors Cover Art

Obviously kickin in after a high quality, trippy masterpiece. It builds up to the scream the seconds before, but still comes outta nowhere. Awesome!

Jim's voice never sounded better.

Blood curdling

NOW!

Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin Cover Art

So near-impossible to pull off that even Freddie Mercury botched it when Queen covered it in concerts.

Helter Skelter - The Beatles Helter Skelter - The Beatles Cover Art

The first heavy metal song! It still sounds fresh and vitale and McCartney sounds phenominal.

Revolution - The Beatles Revolution - The Beatles Cover Art

John let the throat here

It's actually Paul screaming. I love it.

Fiddler On the Green - Demons & Wizards Fiddler On the Green - Demons & Wizards Cover Art

One of the greatest and most emotional screams - it's in the second half of the song, just before the long guitar outro (go to 4:05). The scream is long, powerful and breathtaking. Perfectly performed.

Careful With That Axe Eugene - Pink Floyd Careful With That Axe Eugene - Pink Floyd Cover Art
Mysteria - Edguy Mysteria - Edguy Cover Art

The best intro scream I know (0:20). If you like screams, don't miss this one - it's long, beautiful, melodic, powerful and perfectly performed.

Bird of Prey - Uriah Heep Bird of Prey - Uriah Heep Cover Art

One of the best screams from the 70s (1971), comparable to Ian Gillan's screams. It's in the intro. David Byron did a great job.

The Contenders

Piece of My Heart - Big Brother and the Holding Company Piece of My Heart - Big Brother and the Holding Company Cover Art
Don't Bring Me Down - Northern Kings

Awesome and powerful intro scream. This song is an ELO cover.
ELO - Electric Light Orchestra, a 70s band.

Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin Cover Art
Hard Lovin' Man - Deep Purple Hard Lovin' Man - Deep Purple Cover Art

Ian Gillan again - many times in this song, some of the screams are at the beginning (after 1:00). Very powerful, extremely well controlled and overall, amazing screams. He's really a master.

Light My Fire - The Doors Light My Fire - The Doors Cover Art
Black Dog - Led Zeppelin Black Dog - Led Zeppelin Cover Art
Drain You - Nirvana Drain You - Nirvana Cover Art

This So real Scream power

Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses Cover Art

Axl rose has multiple screams all of them proving that he should be in the top ten.

Makes you wish you were crazy

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones Cover Art

I'm afraid there are NO screams in this song...

Monkey Wrench - Foo Fighters Monkey Wrench - Foo Fighters Cover Art
The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden Cover Art

The most satisfying scream in rock.

The best scream... Any song... any genre... 'enough said

Better than The Who.You know the scream anywhere.THE SCREAM.

July Morning - Uriah Heep July Morning - Uriah Heep Cover Art

David Byron again - 4:50.

Cochise - Audioslave Cochise - Audioslave Cover Art

So much power!

So you don't feel a TTHHIIiIiIiNNggg

Since I've Been Loving You - Led Zeppelin Since I've Been Loving You - Led Zeppelin Cover Art

BOTH of Plant's screams in this song are better than his ones in WLL and IS

Man in the Box - Alice in Chains Man in the Box - Alice in Chains Cover Art

Listen to the chorus, especially the last one in the song, and you'll understand

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