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
    + 9,019
    - 2,750


    Led Zeppelin

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  3. 3
    + 6,103
    - 3,259


    The Doors

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  4. 4
    + 5,684
    - 2,942


    Rolling Stones

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  5. 5
    + 3,936
    - 2,416

    added by RodneyBlair
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience

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  6. 6
    + 4,035
    - 3,216


    Black Sabbath

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  7. 7
    + 3,689
    - 2,526


    The Who

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  8. 8
    + 4,209
    - 2,748

    added by DouglasReed
    Aerosmith

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  9. 9
    + 3,789
    - 2,985


    Nirvana

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  10. 10
    + 3,493
    - 2,716


    The Beatles

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  11. 11
    + 3,183
    - 2,680


    Van Halen

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  12. 12
    + 3,270
    - 2,135

    added by RoyGoldammer
    AC/DC

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  13. 13
    + 4,146
    - 3,090

    added by RodneyBlair
    Guns N Roses

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  14. 14
    + 2,856
    - 1,303

    ranked low on reranks & added by StaceyHaza

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  15. 15
    + 3,111
    - 2,238


    The Beatles

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  16. 16
    + 2,655
    - 1,370

    ranked low on reranks & added by StaceyHaza

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  17. 17
    + 2,878
    - 3,152

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    U2

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  18. 18
    + 2,848
    - 2,486


    Metallica

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  19. 19
    + 2,868
    - 2,200


    Foo Fighters

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  20. 20
    + 2,599
    - 1,922


    Alice Cooper

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  21. 21
    + 2,433
    - 2,008
    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
    + 2,198
    - 1,151

    ranked low on reranks & added by StaceyHaza

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    + 2,562
    - 1,715

    added by DerekStowell
    Pearl Jam

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  24. 24
    + 2,298
    - 1,506


    Cream

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  25. 25
    + 2,045
    - 1,458


    Fleetwood Mac

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  26. 26
    + 2,415
    - 1,970


    Bon Jovi

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  27. 27
    + 2,034
    - 1,588


    Black Sabbath

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  28. 28
    + 1,593
    - 1,164

    added by Demon_Boy
    AC/DC

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  29. 29
    + 1,809
    - 1,521

    added by DArdayhan
    Iron Maiden

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  30. 30
    + 1,750
    - 1,240

    added by hasrvwill
    Pink Floyd

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  31. 31
    + 1,684
    - 1,527


    Soundgarden

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  32. 32
    + 1,982
    - 1,386
    Tom Petty is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

    added by zxray
    The Heartbreakers

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  33. 33
    + 1,682
    - 1,501


    Pink Floyd

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  34. 34
    + 1,736
    - 1,515


    The Police

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  35. 35
    + 1,854
    - 1,330

    added by DouglasReed
    Journey

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  36. 36
    + 1,618
    - 1,173


    Creedence Clearwater Revival

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  37. 37
    + 1,442
    - 1,378


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  38. 38
    + 1,477
    - 1,316


    The Ramones

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  39. 39
    + 1,032
    - 891

    added by Coolza
    Red Hot Chili Peppers

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  40. 40
    + 836
    - 757


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  41. 41
    + 1,225
    - 1,352


    The Stooges

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  42. 42
    + 947
    - 634


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  43. 43
    + 1,196
    - 1,015


    Blondie

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  44. 44
    + 1,385
    - 1,329


    Judas Priest

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  45. 45
    + 1,172
    - 1,027


    Rush

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  46. 46
    + 1,114
    - 974


    Lynyrd Skynyrd

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  47. 47
    + 1,398
    - 1,254


    Buffalo Springfield

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  48. 48
    + 1,239
    - 1,018

    added by hasrvwill
    Genesis

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  49. 49
    + 892
    - 922


    Alice in Chains

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  50. 50
    + 2,191
    - 1,894

    added by ConnieStarnes
    Duran Duran

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