The Best Frontmen in Rock

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List Criteria: Only those who were lead singers of a rock band. No other genres, and no strictly solo acts (or duos).

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
    + 9,319
    - 3,153


    Led Zeppelin

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  3. 3
    + 6,331
    - 3,694


    The Doors

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  4. 4
    + 5,990
    - 3,332


    Rolling Stones

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    - 2,829

    added by RodneyBlair
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience

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  6. 6
    + 4,201
    - 3,634


    Black Sabbath

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    + 3,943
    - 2,829


    The Who

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  8. 8
    + 4,415
    - 3,130

    added by DouglasReed
    Aerosmith

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  9. 9
    + 3,674
    - 3,108


    The Beatles

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  10. 10
    + 3,963
    - 3,424


    Nirvana

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    + 3,338
    - 3,048


    Van Halen

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  12. 12
    + 4,352
    - 3,470

    added by RodneyBlair
    Guns N Roses

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  13. 13
    + 3,447
    - 2,484

    added by RoyGoldammer
    AC/DC

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  14. 14
    + 3,280
    - 2,590


    The Beatles

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  15. 15
    + 3,002
    - 3,485

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    U2

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  16. 16
    + 2,985
    - 2,784


    Metallica

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  17. 17
    + 2,985
    - 2,490


    Foo Fighters

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  18. 18
    + 2,552
    - 2,282
    Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

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    The E Street Band

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  19. 19
    + 2,711
    - 2,178


    Alice Cooper

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  20. 20
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    - 1,992

    added by DerekStowell
    Pearl Jam

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  21. 21
    + 2,394
    - 1,757


    Cream

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  22. 22
    + 2,153
    - 1,697


    Fleetwood Mac

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  23. 23
    + 2,506
    - 2,235


    Bon Jovi

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    + 2,127
    - 1,831


    Black Sabbath

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  25. 25
    + 1,702
    - 1,389

    added by Demon_Boy
    AC/DC

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    + 2,064
    - 1,615
    Tom Petty is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

    added by zxray
    The Heartbreakers

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  27. 27
    + 1,855
    - 1,463

    added by hasrvwill
    Pink Floyd

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  28. 28
    + 1,770
    - 1,733


    Pink Floyd

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  29. 29
    + 1,907
    - 1,751

    added by DArdayhan
    Iron Maiden

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  30. 30
    + 1,775
    - 1,751


    Soundgarden

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  31. 31
    + 1,696
    - 1,390


    Creedence Clearwater Revival

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  32. 32
    + 1,958
    - 1,559

    added by DouglasReed
    Journey

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  33. 33
    + 1,833
    - 1,755


    The Police

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  34. 34
    + 1,548
    - 1,547


    The Ramones

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  35. 35
    + 1,304
    - 1,585


    The Stooges

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  36. 36
    + 1,286
    - 1,222


    Blondie

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  37. 37
    + 1,118
    - 1,125

    added by Coolza
    Red Hot Chili Peppers

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  38. 38
    + 1,450
    - 1,554


    Judas Priest

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    + 1,027
    - 853


    Big Brother and the Holding Company

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  40. 40
    + 880
    - 990


    Genesis

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  41. 41
    + 1,243
    - 1,255


    Rush

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  42. 42
    + 1,458
    - 1,472


    Buffalo Springfield

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  43. 43
    + 1,178
    - 1,183


    Lynyrd Skynyrd

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  44. 44
    + 1,307
    - 1,241

    added by hasrvwill
    Genesis

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    + 2,227
    - 2,135

    added by ConnieStarnes
    Duran Duran

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    + 959
    - 1,140


    Alice in Chains

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  47. 47
    + 1,383
    - 1,422

    added by Coolza
    Generation X

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    + 1,084
    - 1,164


    The Jeff Beck Group / Faces

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    + 1,153
    - 1,486


    Van Halen

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    - 1,208
    Carlos Santana is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

    added by zxray
    Santana

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