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The Best Frontmen in Rock

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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.

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

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    most listed
    Freddie Mercury

    Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly More
    100
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock More
    97
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Dance-rock More
    83
  4. 4
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock More
    83
  5. 5
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    Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock More
    78
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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Heavy metal More
    75
    added by: DouglasReed
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock More
    74
    added by: RodneyBlair
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    Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock More
    72
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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music More
    71
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    Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop More
    71
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    Rock music, Alternative rock, Post-punk More
    69
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    Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock More
    68
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    Heavy metal, Hard rock More
    68
    added by: RodneyBlair
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    67
    added by: RoyGoldammer
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    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock More
    66
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    Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal More
    66
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    New Wave, Rock music, Alternative rock More
    63
    added by: ConnieStarnes
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    Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock More
    63
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    Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music More
    62
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    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock More
    61
    added by: zxray
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    Dave Grohl

    Doom metal, Rock music, Grunge More
    60
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae More
    59
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    Synthpop, New Wave, Alternative dance More
    58
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    Grunge, Folk rock, Alternative rock More
    58
    added by: DerekStowell
    alternative rock
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    Blues-rock, Heartland rock, Rock music More
    58
    added by: zxray
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    Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music More
    58
    added by: StaceyHaza
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    Roger Waters

    Folk rock, Progressive rock, Art rock More
    57
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    Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music More
    57
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    Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana More
    57
    added by: StaceyHaza
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    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music More
    56
    added by: StaceyHaza
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    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal More
    56
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    Medieval music, Classic rock, New Wave More
    56
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    controversial
    Chris Cornell

    Rock music, Grunge, Psychedelic pop More
    55
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    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock More
    55
    added by: DouglasReed
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    Punk rock More
    54
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music More
    54
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    New Wave, Rock music, Dance-rock More
    54
    added by: Coolza
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    Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Alternative rock More
    53
    added by: DArdayhan
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    Americana, Blues-rock, Swamp pop More
    52
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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge More
    52
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock More
    51
    added by: hasrvwill
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    Thrash metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal More
    51
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    the people's #1
    Dave Gahan

    Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music More
    51
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    Punk blues, Garage rock, Protopunk More
    50
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    Martin Lee Gore

    Synth Pop, Depeche Mode More
    49
    added by: pippi
    English Musician, born July 23rd 1961; Songwriter, guitar player and singer of Depeche Mode ... more
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    Blues-rock, Chicano rock, Pop music More
    49
    added by: zxray
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, New Wave More
    49
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    Blue-eyed soul, Heartland rock, Rock music More
    48
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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Hard rock More
    48
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    48
    added by: Demon_Boy
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