Top 10 Best Singing Drummers

The Top Ten

1 Roger Taylor Roger Meddows Taylor is an English musician , multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter born on July 26th,1949 in Kings Lynn, Norfolk. He was the drummer of the band Queen and wrote few of many hits such as "Under Pressure", "A Kind Of Magic" and "Radio Ga Ga". Despite being well known in Queen ...read more.

Not sure, but somewhere I read he has four octaves vocal range. Freddie Mercury has also got 4 octaves. So, they both have similar range (close). He is definitely one of the greatest singing drummers.

Yes, he is the #1! He has so good voice like 4 octave range!? Amazing. His falsettos are so so amazing! And his raspy voice, so pretty!

He's the one responsible for a lot of the falsettos in Queen songs.

His voice really rocks.. he was too good, listen to 'I'm in love with my car'

2 The Rev James Owen Sullivan (February 9th, 1981 - December 28th 2009), better known by his stage name "The Rev" (Short for "The Reverend Tholomew Plague") was an American musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the former drummer, backing vocalist and co-founder of the American alternative metal/ metalcore ...read more.

I was around 10 when I started listening to Avenged Sevenfold. At first, I see M. Shadows and Gates and the rest you know. But then, there he was, The Rev. He stuck out, both physically and vocally tall.. What I mean is, yes he was quite tall, but his vocal range. Seriously, have you heard A Little Piece Of Heaven? He also just doesn't sound like any other vocalist, ever. He has his own sound, and he owns it.

The Rev at 12th place?! Come on he is the best singing drummer I have heard. Listen to A Piece Of Heaven and Critical Acclaim

Watch him live. He's precise while he's singing. All drumming does to his singing voice is lose a bit of the distortion. Does it just like the record. He wasn't just a performer, but an amazing writer. Some of Avenged's best songs are written by Jimmy.

He could sing clean while doubled up the rhythm of the drums, where he never missed any beat. Amazing vocal range and style! We love you, Rev!

3 Phil Collins Philip David Charles "Phil" Collins is an English singer-songwriter and musician, who has also worked as a record producer and actor.

As much as I adore Roger Taylor, Phil Collins has a much better voice.

The best... Now I mean the best singing drummer of all time!

I've always liked old Phil. Boy can that man drum! And he's a Londoner and that's always a bonus!

The man had a huge solo career as a singer.

4 Micky Dolenz George Michael "Micky" Dolenz, Jr. is an American actor, musician, television director, radio personality and theater director, best known as the drummer and principal lead singer of the 1960s pop/rock band the Monkees.

Micky was an amazingly talented drummer with an almost equally talented voice and not many people could drum and sing at the same time with keeping the beat on the drums as Micky could no one can even come close to competing with him!

The man is a legend in the world of drumming. All of me and my buddies listened to this mans drumming style when we were growing up and he has been the biggest inspiration to me in my drumming career.

Micky is a widely talented drummer with an amazing vocal range his voice defines the word pop rock, and The Monkees had a unique sound because of his drumming.

5 Jen Ledger Jennifer "Jen" Carole Ledger is a English drummer mostly known for playing in the band and being the co-vocalist for Skillet since 2008 when Lori Peters decided to retire from the band. ...read more.

Jen Ledger has a voice that's possibly even better than her brilliant drumming. Listen to her huge contributions on Skillet's 2013 album Rise: it's pretty much Jen's album.

She is blessed with many talents! Who learns to play drums in four years and gets to play for one of the world's hottest touring bands? Check her out in her debut concert tour, 'Comatose Comes Alive' at just 18 years old!

Jen ledger is by far the best drummer/singer. She's only in her early twenties besides the point. She has true talent and she shows it every time she sits down at that drum set

Enthusiasm and good performance in both. And she start in a high level at 18

6 Ringo Starr Richard Starkey known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles.
7 Don Henley Donald Hugh "Don" Henley is an American singer-songwriter, producer, and drummer, best known as a founding member of the Eagles before launching a successful solo career.

Are you kidding one of the best lead singer, let alone being a drummer.

There is no singing drummer that is even close to Henley, also easily one of the greatest, and most poetic songwriters of any music genre...a true genius. Glen Frey said it best when he said "Don Henley can sing the phone book"

Awesome voice and still as strong as ever, amazing!

Best voice of any drummer!

8 Peter Criss George Peter John Criscuola, better known by his stage name Peter Criss, is an American musician and actor, best known as a co-founder, the original drummer, and an occasional vocalist of the hard rock band Kiss.

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9 Levon Helm Mark Lavon "Levon" Helm was an American rock 'n' roller, Americana musician, and actor who achieved fame as the drummer and regular lead vocalist for The Band.

Mickey Dolenz and Peter Criss ahead of Levon Helm, wow! Anybody ahead of Levon Helm wow!

Levon Helm hands down is the best!

How the hell would he not be in the top ten?!

10 Dave Grohl David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer and film director. He is best known as the former drummer of the hugely popular 90s grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters. He has sat behind the ...read more.

Dave Grohl. Nirvana, Queen Of The Stone Age, and lastly...The Foo Fighters, which kinda doesn't count. Point is, multiple bands with success, his voice...Put it together and you'll see why he is one of the best.

The Contenders

11 Dave Clark Dave Clark is an English musician, songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur. He was the leader, drummer and manager of the 1960s beat group the Dave Clark Five, the first British Invasion band to follow the Beatles to America in 1964.
12 Brann Dailor Brann Timothy Dailor is an American drummer/singer best known as a member of the Atlanta, Georgia metal band Mastodon, in which he is the drummer, backing vocalist, lead vocalist and primary lyricist.

One of the best singing drummers out there, but he's surprisingly underrated

A Diamond in the rough if there ever was one

13 Karen Carpenter Karen Anne Carpenter was an American singer and drummer. She and her brother, Richard Carpenter, formed the 1970s duo Carpenters.

Great drummer, never mind female drummer, but with the most beautiful singing voice of all time. Lovely lady too. I met her one day and she was kind, funny and beautiful all in one.

Karen Carpenter should be number 1. Listen to her original open drum beats while she sings. It's her voice and the simple drumming that made the Carpenters great.

She was not a rocker, but her singing voice was one of the greatest of all time, not just among drummers.
This really should not be a contest, nobody else is close.

This contest is not even close, KC by a landslide!

14 Matt Helders

THAT FALSETTO

15 Todd La Torre Todd La Torre is an American singer and drummer. He is the lead singer for the progressive metal band Queensrÿche, and a former lead vocalist of the bands Crimson Glory and Rising West.
16 Gil Moore
17 Keith Moon Keith John Moon was an English drummer for the rock band the Who. He was noted for his unique style and his eccentric, often self-destructive behaviour. His drumming continues to be praised by critics and musicians.

He made a solo album which was actually pretty good! Good singer, unbelievable drummer!

18 Taylor Hawkins Oliver Taylor Hawkins is an American musician, best known as the drummer of the rock band Foo Fighters.
19 Eric Carr Paul Charles Caravello better known by his stage name Eric Carr, was an American musician who was the drummer for the rock band Kiss from 1980 to 1991. Caravello was selected as the new Kiss drummer after Peter Criss left, when he chose the stage name "Eric Carr" and took up the "Fox" persona.

He replaced peter Criss. He should be in peter criss’s Place

20 Aaron Gillespie

Guys, one of the best singing drummers in the alternative and metalcore scene, everyone else on here are gods compared to Aaron but his singing in songs from Underoath with songs like "The Impact of Reason", "Writing on the Walls" and "You're Ever So Inviting." Or in The Almost with "Stop It! ", "Say This Sooner" and "Southern Weather". You gotta give him a chance and vote him up to the top 15 at least!

21 Brandon Saller

Brandon is amazong

22 Kelly Keagy

What an amazing voice.

23 Paulina Villarreal

Amazing songwriter also

24 Steve Jocz
25 Gerry Polci
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