The Best Frontmen in Rock

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

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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.
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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Queen

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  2. 2
    + 8,902
    - 2,699


    Led Zeppelin

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  3. 3
    + 6,022
    - 3,194


    The Doors

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  4. 4
    + 5,585
    - 2,881


    Rolling Stones

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  5. 5
    + 3,873
    - 2,353

    added by RodneyBlair
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience

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  6. 6
    + 3,986
    - 3,144


    Black Sabbath

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  7. 7
    + 3,637
    - 2,464


    The Who

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  8. 8
    + 4,146
    - 2,689

    added by DouglasReed
    Aerosmith

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  9. 9
    + 3,714
    - 2,921


    Nirvana

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  10. 10
    + 3,428
    - 2,663


    The Beatles

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  11. 11
    + 3,132
    - 2,625


    Van Halen

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  12. 12
    + 3,219
    - 2,085

    added by RoyGoldammer
    AC/DC

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  13. 13
    + 4,072
    - 3,028

    added by RodneyBlair
    Guns N Roses

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  14. 14
    + 2,792
    - 1,267

    ranked low on reranks & added by StaceyHaza

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  15. 15
    + 3,046
    - 2,195


    The Beatles

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  16. 16
    + 2,606
    - 1,327

    ranked low on reranks & added by StaceyHaza

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  17. 17
    + 2,839
    - 3,098

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    U2

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  18. 18
    + 2,812
    - 2,436


    Metallica

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  19. 19
    + 2,820
    - 2,156


    Foo Fighters

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  20. 20
    + 2,563
    - 1,883


    Alice Cooper

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  21. 21
    + 2,398
    - 1,965
    Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

    added by zxray
    The E Street Band

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  22. 22
    + 2,167
    - 1,118

    ranked low on reranks & added by StaceyHaza

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    + 2,525
    - 1,675

    added by DerekStowell
    Pearl Jam

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  24. 24
    + 2,273
    - 1,470


    Cream

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  25. 25
    + 2,008
    - 1,428


    Fleetwood Mac

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  26. 26
    + 2,387
    - 1,928


    Bon Jovi

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  27. 27
    + 2,013
    - 1,553


    Black Sabbath

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  28. 28
    + 1,966
    - 1,355
    Tom Petty is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

    added by zxray
    The Heartbreakers

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  29. 29
    + 1,558
    - 1,127

    added by Demon_Boy
    AC/DC

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  30. 30
    + 1,781
    - 1,483

    added by DArdayhan
    Iron Maiden

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  31. 31
    + 1,717
    - 1,206

    added by hasrvwill
    Pink Floyd

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  32. 32
    + 1,649
    - 1,492


    Soundgarden

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    + 1,658
    - 1,466


    Pink Floyd

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  34. 34
    + 1,711
    - 1,484


    The Police

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  35. 35
    + 1,824
    - 1,293

    added by DouglasReed
    Journey

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  36. 36
    + 1,594
    - 1,139


    Creedence Clearwater Revival

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  37. 37
    + 1,426
    - 1,338


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  38. 38
    + 1,465
    - 1,277


    The Ramones

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  39. 39
    + 826
    - 714


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    + 1,206
    - 1,312


    The Stooges

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  41. 41
    + 1,010
    - 849

    added by Coolza
    Red Hot Chili Peppers

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  42. 42
    + 925
    - 588


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  43. 43
    + 1,174
    - 967


    Blondie

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  44. 44
    + 1,149
    - 973


    Rush

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  45. 45
    + 1,367
    - 1,277


    Judas Priest

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  46. 46
    + 1,092
    - 912


    Lynyrd Skynyrd

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  47. 47
    + 1,379
    - 1,184


    Buffalo Springfield

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  48. 48
    + 1,214
    - 926

    added by hasrvwill
    Genesis

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  49. 49
    + 866
    - 809


    Alice in Chains

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  50. 50
    + 1,204
    - 948


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