bands/musicians Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President  

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List Rules Only people born in the United States qualify for this list. Vote up the political musicians who should run for office.

This is a list of rock stars who would make the best president. Music and politics have been intertwined much like peas and carrots. Since music first became a popular art form, singers have used the medium as a way to tell stories and to rail against their unfair issues. Both rock stars of the past and present aren't afraid to speak up against political issues that they feel are harmful to them and to society. Many musicians come from humble upbringings so their success, while excessive at times, has taught them how to handle large audiences and how to get their opinions and viewpoints to the population. With their passion and outspokenness against perceived wrongs, rock stars are the best candidates of any entertainment entity to make a great president.

So what would make a great rock star president? The ability to communicate and the willingness to do what's best for the people. Several musicians on this list practice what they preach both on their songs but also in public. Artists like Bruce Springsteen, Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger have a distinctly populist voice in their music and their voices are popular with different types of people. These singers would be a voice that many would unite around. The same goes for rock stars like John Fogerty, John Mellencamp and Eddie Vedder. That is the common bond between all of the different personalities on this list.Their music may be different, but their leadership skills and willing to do what's best even when it's not popular is what will make them the best president.

Vote for the rock star who you think would make the best president. If you notice that a rock star isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add him or her. Feel free to vote and rerank this list as you deem fit. 
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Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Paul Simon Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

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Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Bruce Springsteen Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

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Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Alice Cooper Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock

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Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Dave Grohl Doom metal, Rock music, Grunge

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Tom Petty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Tom Petty Blues-rock, Heartland rock, Rock music

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Henry Rollins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Henry Rollins Noise rock, Spoken word, Heavy metal

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Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Eddie Vedder Grunge, Folk rock, Alternative rock

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Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Bob Dylan Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Elvis Presley Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

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Ted Nugent is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Ted Nugent Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Billy Joel Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Jon Bon Jovi Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

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+ - 156 291
James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
James Hetfield Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal

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Joan Jett is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Joan Jett Glam punk, Rock and roll, Hard rock

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Frank Zappa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Frank Zappa Rock music, Experimental rock, Heavy metal

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Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Aretha Franklin Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Jimi Hendrix Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

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Bob Seger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Bob Seger Blue-eyed soul, Heartland rock, Rock music

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Dave Matthews is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
voting closed at #13 Dave Matthews Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Pop music

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Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Kid Rock Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

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Sammy Hagar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Sammy Hagar Rock music, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
John Fogerty Americana, Blues-rock, Swamp pop

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Billy Gibbons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Billy Gibbons Blues-rock, Pop music, Boogie rock

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John Mellencamp is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
John Mellencamp Americana, Heartland rock, Rock music

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Lou Reed is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Lou Reed Noise rock, Blue-eyed soul, Spoken word

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Ray Charles is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Ray Charles Soul blues, Pop music, Rock music

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Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Stevie Nicks Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music

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Dave Mustaine is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Dave Mustaine Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Heavy metal

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Michael Stipe is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Michael Stipe Jangle pop, Pop music, Alternative rock

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Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Tina Turner Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

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Slash is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Slash Glam metal, Blues-rock, Heavy metal

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Buddy Holly is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Buddy Holly Lubbock sound, Rock music, Rockabilly

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Paul Stanley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Paul Stanley Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Arlo Guthrie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Arlo Guthrie Folk music, Folk rock, Talking blues

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Jack White is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Jack White Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

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Brian May is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
voting closed at #54 Brian May Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock

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Marilyn Manson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Marilyn Manson Glam metal, Industrial metal, Rock music

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Woody Guthrie is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Woody Guthrie Folk music, Country

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Billie Joe Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Billie Joe Armstrong Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

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Rob Zombie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Rob Zombie Horror punk, Noise rock, Nu metal

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Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Jim Morrison Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock

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Don Henley is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Don Henley Pop music, Rock music, Country rock

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Marvin Gaye is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Marvin Gaye Doo-wop, Motown Sound, Rock music

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Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Joey Ramone Punk rock

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Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Kurt Cobain Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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Patti Smith is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Patti Smith Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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Ann Wilson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Ann Wilson Rock music, Folk rock, Pop rock

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Art Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Art Garfunkel Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

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Lindsey Buckingham is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Lindsey Buckingham New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Janis Joplin Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music