The Best Frontmen in Rock Bands/Musicians
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The Best Frontmen in Rock

List Criteria: Only rock singers. No bands. Do not include other genres

Giving out the title of best frontman in rock is like crowning someone the king of rock and roll. There are so many factors that go into deciding the greatest front man (or woman) in rock that dubbing just one the head of all rock royalty seems nearly impossible. And yet, like the Highlander, there can be only one.

What makes a lead singer the best frontman in rock? Is it the rock singer with the best stage presence or does being the front man of the best live band in rock history automatically propel you to the top of the list of the best frontmen in rock? Does being one of the greatest singers of all time get you the title of greatest frontman? That's up to the music-loving masses to vote on.

Who is the best lead singer in rock? Who is the top rock frontman ever? Who are the best frontmen in rock? This is the place to vote for your favorite rock singers and vote down the overrated rock singers who you don't think have a place among the greatest rock frontmen. If your favorite lead singer or frontman is missing from the list of the top rock frontmen, make sure to add them and get them in the running for the rock talent ever.
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Freddie Mercury

    Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly More
    100
  2. 2
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock More
    97
  3. 3
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Dance-rock More
    84
  4. 4
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock More
    83
  5. 5
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    often listed
    Ozzy Osbourne

    Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock More
    77
  6. 6
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock More
    76
    added by: RodneyBlair
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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Heavy metal More
    75
    added by: DouglasReed
  8. 8
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    Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop More
    74
  9. 9
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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music More
    71
  10. 10
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    Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock More
    70
  11. 11
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    Rock music, Alternative rock, Post-punk More
    69
  12. 12
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    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock More
    68
  13. 13
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    68
    added by: RoyGoldammer
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Kurt Cobain

    Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock More
    66
  15. 15
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    Heavy metal, Hard rock More
    66
    added by: RodneyBlair
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    Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal More
    64
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    Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock More
    63
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    ranked low on reranks
    Elvis Presley

    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music More
    63
    added by: StaceyHaza
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Bruce Springsteen

    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock More
    63
    added by: zxray
  20. 20
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    Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music More
    62
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    David Bowie

    Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music More
    62
    added by: StaceyHaza
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae More
    61
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dave Grohl

    Doom metal, Rock music, Grunge More
    61
  24. 24
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    Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music More
    60
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    Grunge, Folk rock, Alternative rock More
    60
    added by: DerekStowell
    alternative rock
  26. 26
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    Blues-rock, Heartland rock, Rock music More
    60
    added by: zxray
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    Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana More
    59
    added by: StaceyHaza
  28. 28
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    New Wave, Rock music, Alternative rock More
    57
    added by: ConnieStarnes
  29. 29
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    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal More
    57
  30. 30
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    Medieval music, Classic rock, New Wave More
    56
  31. 31
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    Folk rock, Progressive rock, Art rock More
    55
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    Rock music, Grunge, Psychedelic pop More
    55
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    ranked low on reranks
    Steve Perry

    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock More
    55
    added by: DouglasReed
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    Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Alternative rock More
    54
    added by: DArdayhan
  35. 35
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    Americana, Blues-rock, Swamp pop More
    54
  36. 36
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    Punk rock More
    54
  37. 37
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music More
    53
  38. 38
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    New Wave, Rock music, Dance-rock More
    53
    added by: Coolza
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock More
    53
    added by: hasrvwill
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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge More
    52
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    Thrash metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal More
    52
  42. 42
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, New Wave More
    51
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    often listed
    Iggy Pop

    Punk blues, Garage rock, Protopunk More
    51
  44. 44
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    Rock music, Southern rock More
    51
  45. 45
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    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music More
    50
    added by: hasrvwill
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    Blue-eyed soul, Heartland rock, Rock music More
    50
  47. 47
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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Hard rock More
    50
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    50
    added by: Demon_Boy
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    New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues More
    50
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    Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music More
    48
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