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
    + 9,244
    - 3,092


    Led Zeppelin

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  3. 3
    + 6,274
    - 3,627


    The Doors

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  4. 4
    + 5,917
    - 3,272


    Rolling Stones

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    + 4,054
    - 2,773

    added by RodneyBlair
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience

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  6. 6
    + 4,164
    - 3,572


    Black Sabbath

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  7. 7
    + 3,887
    - 2,784


    The Who

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  8. 8
    + 4,361
    - 3,073

    added by DouglasReed
    Aerosmith

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  9. 9
    + 3,926
    - 3,348


    Nirvana

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  10. 10
    + 3,628
    - 3,046


    The Beatles

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  11. 11
    + 3,296
    - 2,997


    Van Halen

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  12. 12
    + 3,404
    - 2,437

    added by RoyGoldammer
    AC/DC

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  13. 13
    + 4,298
    - 3,411

    added by RodneyBlair
    Guns N Roses

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  14. 14
    + 3,236
    - 2,541


    The Beatles

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  15. 15
    + 3,030
    - 1,583

    ranked low on reranks & added by StaceyHaza

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    + 2,967
    - 3,429

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    U2

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    + 2,762
    - 1,607

    ranked low on reranks & added by StaceyHaza

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  18. 18
    + 2,951
    - 2,744


    Metallica

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  19. 19
    + 2,952
    - 2,461


    Foo Fighters

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  20. 20
    + 2,528
    - 2,253
    Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

    added by zxray
    The E Street Band

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  21. 21
    + 2,683
    - 2,152


    Alice Cooper

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  22. 22
    + 2,292
    - 1,357

    ranked low on reranks & added by StaceyHaza

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    + 2,650
    - 1,961

    added by DerekStowell
    Pearl Jam

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  24. 24
    + 2,362
    - 1,738


    Cream

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  25. 25
    + 2,134
    - 1,673


    Fleetwood Mac

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  26. 26
    + 2,478
    - 2,204


    Bon Jovi

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  27. 27
    + 2,100
    - 1,805


    Black Sabbath

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  28. 28
    + 1,672
    - 1,370

    added by Demon_Boy
    AC/DC

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  29. 29
    + 2,039
    - 1,594
    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
    + 1,749
    - 1,715


    Pink Floyd

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  31. 31
    + 1,829
    - 1,448

    added by hasrvwill
    Pink Floyd

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  32. 32
    + 1,886
    - 1,733

    added by DArdayhan
    Iron Maiden

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  33. 33
    + 1,754
    - 1,735


    Soundgarden

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  34. 34
    + 1,933
    - 1,544

    added by DouglasReed
    Journey

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  35. 35
    + 1,809
    - 1,737


    The Police

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  36. 36
    + 1,676
    - 1,375


    Creedence Clearwater Revival

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  37. 37
    + 1,490
    - 1,595


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  38. 38
    + 1,530
    - 1,530


    The Ramones

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  39. 39
    + 1,286
    - 1,567


    The Stooges

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  40. 40
    + 1,261
    - 1,209


    Blondie

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  41. 41
    + 1,434
    - 1,538


    Judas Priest

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  42. 42
    + 1,096
    - 1,109

    added by Coolza
    Red Hot Chili Peppers

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  43. 43
    + 870
    - 973


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  44. 44
    + 1,003
    - 839


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  45. 45
    + 1,228
    - 1,237


    Rush

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  46. 46
    + 1,444
    - 1,458


    Buffalo Springfield

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  47. 47
    + 1,159
    - 1,173


    Lynyrd Skynyrd

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  48. 48
    + 1,256
    - 1,269


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  49. 49
    + 1,293
    - 1,229

    added by hasrvwill
    Genesis

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  50. 50
    + 2,222
    - 2,112

    added by ConnieStarnes
    Duran Duran

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