1 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.
To the visitor above: I love Frank Sinatra and Elvis, but they aren't better, than Freddie Mercury. I know this, you know this, everybody knows this, because it is a simple fact. They are good but not even on the same page as him.
I have no problem with Elvis and Sinatra, I love Elvis so much, but none of them reaches Freddie Mercury. Freddie had the most strong and unique voice, Sinatra and Elvis aren't in the same team with him. No way.
If you see this topic in any other site and if number one is not Freddie, it is definitely some American bs. Most of Americans put their own musicians (like Elvis, MJ, Aretha Franklin or Sinatra) at number one, I am not saying they are bad, they are amazing too. But it is not even arguable. Number one is Freddie and always will be.
Unbeatable, unforgettable,inimitable, irresistible born talent. Frank Sinatra and Elvis aren't in the same page at all. They were good, but Freddie Mercury wasn't just good, he was awesome.
2 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.
3 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.
4 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.
The Best ever, RIP Chris I will always love you Thank you for everything you have done in this world.
5 Adam Lambert
Adam Mitchel Lambert is an American singer, songwriter and stage actor. Since 2009, he has sold over 2.5 million albums and 5 million singles worldwide.
Hell No This Guy Sucks
Entertaining and fabulous
Haha! No way!
6 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.
Pretty funny that the biggest-selling solo artist of all time is not at #1.Elvis' total sales far exceed Michael Jackson's, and he is only behind the Beatles.
Peoples are fool that they have thrown this legendary singer so far away
He IS IT! FOREVER & ALWAYS! XOXOXO
7 Luciano Pavarotti
Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce was an Italian operatic tenor who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time.
Makes Freddie Mercury sound like a little choir boy.
Makes Freddie Mercury AND Adam Lambert sound like little boys.
8 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.
9 Jeff Buckley
Jeffrey Scott "Jeff" Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997) raised as Scott "Scottie" Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. ...read more.
The vocal range that he possessed is nearly unmatched. Top 5 easily!
His father, Tim Buckley was even better.
10 John Farnham
John Peter Farnham, Jr., formerly billed as Johnny Farnham from his professional debut in 1967 until 1980, is an English-born Australian pop singer.
John Farnham's range is off this planet, he can sing the phone book and will still sound awesome.
The Voice! Enough said
11 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.
He is king and he will always bee
12 Frank Sinatra
Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide.
13 Robert Plant
Robert Anthony Plant (born 20 August 1948) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.
Gretta Van Fleet is one of my favorite bands
14 Michael McDonald
Michael McDonald is the best singer period
One of the greatest vocalist of all time white or black
15 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.
Why is Bruce not in the top 10, and Robbie Williams is?
16 John Lennon
John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.
How is he not in the top three?! - FennikenFan9
The richest, strongest and most soulful voice of them all.. Love Steve Perry, too!
17 Daryl Hall
18 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.
I love Ozzy! He's got a great and distinctive voice and a fabulous vocal range. And even after leaving Black Sabbath, he's still done some amazing music. Ozzy is amazing!
19 Robbie Williams
Robert Peter Williams is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had commercial success as a solo artist.
20 Billy Joel
William Martin Joel is an American singer-songwriter, composer and pianist. Commonly nicknamed the "Piano Man", he has been making music since the 1960s, releasing popular albums throughout the '70s, '80s and '90s.
21 Riff Raff
Horst Christian Simco, better known by the stage name Riff Raff, is an American rapper from Houston, Texas.
22 Steve Perry
Stephen Ray "Steve" Perry is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is known as the lead singer of the rock band Journey during their most commercially successful periods from 1977 to 1987 and again from 1995 to 1998.
How can you not include him in your top 10? That's insulting, he should be a Top 4.
The greatest that has ever been! Nobody can sing like Steve Perry.
Just the best
23 Chris Martin
Christopher Anthony John "Chris" Martin is an English singer, songwriter and musician. He is best known as the lead singer of rock band Coldplay.
24 Benjamin Orr
Benjamin Orzechowski, known as Benjamin Orr, was an American musician best known as a singer, bassist and co-founder of the rock band the Cars.
Ben Orr was so great and died too soon. He was a great guitarist, he had an amazing voice and he was drop dead gorgeous. I'm sad that he died. Benjamin Orr was definitely one of the greatest musicians that ever lived. He was just awesome!
25 George Michael
Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, known professionally as George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham!.
Some of his songs will live on for a 100 years..Careless Whisper, Last Christmas,Faith...Amazing vocalist who sounded flawless live. Deserves to be right up in the Top 5
26 Paul McCartney
Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer . With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music .
In my opinion, he had the best voice out of all the Beatles. And, he also played every instrument on two of his solo albums. If you disagree with me, you can fight me
27 Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Meredith Lightfoot Jr. is a Canadian singer-songwriter who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music. He is credited with helping to define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s.
28 Mick Jagger
Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger is an English singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as the lead vocalist and a co-founder of the Rolling Stones.
29 Roy Orbison
Roy Kelton Orbison, professionally known as Roy Orbison, nicknamed Big O, was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and musician, mostly known for his complex voice and for hits such as, "Oh, Pretty Woman".
30 Elton John
Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.
31 Neil Young
Neil Percival Young is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician, producer, director and screenwriter.
32 Stevie Ray Vaughan
Stephen "Stevie" Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. In spite of a short-lived mainstream career spanning seven years, he is widely considered one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of music, and ...read more.
33 Steve Miller
Steven Haworth Miller is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter, known as leader of the Steve Miller Band.
34 Ted Nugent
Theodore Anthony "Ted" Nugent is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and far right activist. Nugent initially gained fame as the lead guitarist of the Amboy Dukes, a band formed in 1963 that played psychedelic rock and hard rock.
35 David Lee Roth
David Lee Roth is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality.
36 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.
The voice and the vocal range are just amazing! He's also very good with the Harmonica. Steve is just amazing! He's also funny and has a great personality. Great and talented is the Demon of Screamin'!
37 Billy Idol
William Michael Albert Broad, known professionally by his stage name Billy Idol, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor.
38 Adam Levine
Adam Noah Levine is an American singer and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist for the Los Angeles pop rock band Maroon 5. ...read more.
He is amazing. No doubt.
39 George Jones
40 Aaron Lewis
Aaron Lewis is an American musician, who is the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and founding member of the rock group Staind, with whom he has released seven studio albums.
41 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.
How can you not have Bobby here? His unchained melody is the best...
Do you mean Bobby Hatfield? Close but no cigar.
42 Ian Gillan
Ian Gillan is an English singer and songwriter. He originally found success as the lead singer and lyricist for Deep Purple, and the original singer on the rock opera concept album Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber, where Gillan had the leading role (Jesus Christ).
43 Bryan Adams
Bryan Guy Adams is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, photographer, philanthropist and activist.
44 Ric Ocasek
Richard Theodore Otcasek known as Ric Ocasek, is an American singer, songwriter, musician and record producer.
45 Dave Mustaine
David Scott "Dave" Mustaine (born September 13, 1961) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. Mustaine is best known as a pioneer in Thrash Metal, being the former lead guitarist of Metallica before his dismissal in 1983, leading to finding and becoming the front man of his own ...read more.
46 Sebastian Bach
Sebastian Philip Bierk, known professionally as Sebastian Bach, is a Canadian heavy metal singer who achieved mainstream success as frontman of Skid Row from 1987-96. Since his departure from Skid Row, he has had many television roles, acted in Broadway plays, and leads a solo career.
47 John Mellencamp
48 Bon Scott
Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott was a Scottish-born Australian rock musician, best known for being the lead singer and lyricist of Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980. He was born in Forfar and lived in Kirriemuir, Scotland, for 5 years before moving to Melbourne, Australia, ...read more.
49 David Coverdale
David Coverdale is an English rock singer most famous for his work with Whitesnake, the commercially successful hard rock band he founded in 1978. Before Whitesnake, Coverdale was the lead singer of Deep Purple from late 1973 to 15 March 1976, when he resigned from the band and established his solo ...read more.
50 Billy Squier
William Haislip Squier is an American rock musician and singer. Squier had a string of arena rock hits in the 1980s.