The Best Frontmen in Rock Bands/Musicians
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The Best Frontmen in Rock

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

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 is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Freddie Mercury

    Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly More
    100
  2. 2
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock More
    96
  3. 3
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Dance-rock More
    85
  4. 4
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock More
    83
  5. 5
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    often listed
    Ozzy Osbourne

    Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock More
    77
  6. 6
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock More
    76
    added by: RodneyBlair
  7. 7
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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Heavy metal More
    75
    added by: DouglasReed
  8. 8
    Up 1517
    Down 899
    Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop More
    75
  9. 9
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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music More
    70
  10. 10
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    Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock More
    70
  11. 11
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    Rock music, Alternative rock, Post-punk More
    69
  12. 12
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    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock More
    68
  13. 13
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    67
    added by: RoyGoldammer
  14. 14
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    Heavy metal, Hard rock More
    66
    added by: RodneyBlair
  15. 15
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    Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock More
    65
  16. 16
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    Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal More
    65
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    Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock More
    64
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Bruce Springsteen

    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock More
    63
    added by: zxray
  19. 19
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    Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music More
    63
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    Elvis Presley

    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music More
    61
    added by: StaceyHaza
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae More
    61
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    ranked low on reranks
    David Bowie

    Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music More
    61
    added by: StaceyHaza
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dave Grohl

    Doom metal, Rock music, Grunge More
    61
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    Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music More
    60
  25. 25
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    Blues-rock, Heartland rock, Rock music More
    59
    added by: zxray
  26. 26
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    Grunge, Folk rock, Alternative rock More
    59
    added by: DerekStowell
    alternative rock
  27. 27
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    Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana More
    58
    added by: StaceyHaza
  28. 28
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    New Wave, Rock music, Alternative rock More
    58
    added by: ConnieStarnes
  29. 29
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    Medieval music, Classic rock, New Wave More
    56
  30. 30
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    Folk rock, Progressive rock, Art rock More
    56
  31. 31
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    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal More
    55
  32. 32
    Up 767
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    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock More
    54
    added by: DouglasReed
  33. 33
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    Americana, Blues-rock, Swamp pop More
    54
  34. 34
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    Punk rock More
    53
  35. 35
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    Rock music, Grunge, Psychedelic pop More
    53
  36. 36
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music More
    53
  37. 37
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    Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Alternative rock More
    53
    added by: DArdayhan
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    David Gilmour

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock More
    53
    added by: hasrvwill
  39. 39
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    New Wave, Rock music, Dance-rock More
    53
    added by: Coolza
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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge More
    52
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    Thrash metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal More
    52
  42. 42
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    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music More
    50
    added by: hasrvwill
  43. 43
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, New Wave More
    50
  44. 44
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    Blue-eyed soul, Heartland rock, Rock music More
    50
  45. 45
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    Rock music, Southern rock More
    50
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    49
    added by: Demon_Boy
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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Hard rock More
    49
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    often listed
    Iggy Pop

    Punk blues, Garage rock, Protopunk More
    49
  49. 49
    Up 294
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    New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues More
    49
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    Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music More
    48
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