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
    + 9,128
    - 2,983


    Led Zeppelin

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  3. 3
    + 6,181
    - 3,501


    The Doors

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  4. 4
    + 5,804
    - 3,163


    Rolling Stones

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  5. 5
    + 3,990
    - 2,648

    added by RodneyBlair
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience

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  6. 6
    + 4,098
    - 3,441


    Black Sabbath

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  7. 7
    + 3,769
    - 2,718


    The Who

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  8. 8
    + 4,282
    - 2,957

    added by DouglasReed
    Aerosmith

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  9. 9
    + 3,864
    - 3,206


    Nirvana

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  10. 10
    + 3,565
    - 2,923


    The Beatles

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  11. 11
    + 3,237
    - 2,890


    Van Halen

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  12. 12
    + 3,330
    - 2,344

    added by RoyGoldammer
    AC/DC

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  13. 13
    + 4,215
    - 3,306

    added by RodneyBlair
    Guns N Roses

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  14. 14
    + 3,175
    - 2,438


    The Beatles

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  15. 15
    + 2,944
    - 1,493

    ranked low on reranks & added by StaceyHaza

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  16. 16
    + 2,703
    - 1,557

    ranked low on reranks & added by StaceyHaza

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  17. 17
    + 2,907
    - 2,399


    Foo Fighters

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  18. 18
    + 2,895
    - 2,678


    Metallica

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    + 2,926
    - 3,352

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    U2

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  20. 20
    + 2,636
    - 2,105


    Alice Cooper

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    + 2,479
    - 2,193
    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
    + 2,608
    - 1,901

    added by DerekStowell
    Pearl Jam

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    + 2,250
    - 1,315

    ranked low on reranks & added by StaceyHaza

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    + 2,336
    - 1,681


    Cream

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  25. 25
    + 2,085
    - 1,624


    Fleetwood Mac

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  26. 26
    + 2,450
    - 2,151


    Bon Jovi

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    + 2,068
    - 1,759


    Black Sabbath

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    + 1,629
    - 1,335

    added by Demon_Boy
    AC/DC

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  29. 29
    + 2,010
    - 1,554
    Tom Petty is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

    added by zxray
    The Heartbreakers

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  30. 30
    + 1,843
    - 1,693

    added by DArdayhan
    Iron Maiden

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  31. 31
    + 1,789
    - 1,406

    added by hasrvwill
    Pink Floyd

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  32. 32
    + 1,718
    - 1,672


    Pink Floyd

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    + 1,723
    - 1,695


    Soundgarden

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  34. 34
    + 1,889
    - 1,502

    added by DouglasReed
    Journey

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  35. 35
    + 1,779
    - 1,691


    The Police

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  36. 36
    + 1,653
    - 1,341


    Creedence Clearwater Revival

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  37. 37
    + 1,501
    - 1,492


    The Ramones

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  38. 38
    + 1,466
    - 1,551


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    + 1,257
    - 1,525


    The Stooges

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  40. 40
    + 1,066
    - 1,063

    added by Coolza
    Red Hot Chili Peppers

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  41. 41
    + 1,232
    - 1,177


    Blondie

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  42. 42
    + 854
    - 928


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  43. 43
    + 1,408
    - 1,500


    Judas Priest

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  44. 44
    + 968
    - 806


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  45. 45
    + 1,201
    - 1,200


    Rush

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  46. 46
    + 1,137
    - 1,139


    Lynyrd Skynyrd

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  47. 47
    + 1,420
    - 1,420


    Buffalo Springfield

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  48. 48
    + 1,234
    - 1,240


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  49. 49
    + 2,210
    - 2,066

    added by ConnieStarnes
    Duran Duran

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  50. 50
    + 1,267
    - 1,192

    added by hasrvwill
    Genesis

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