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List Rules Only those who were lead singers of a rock band. No other genres, and no strictly solo acts (or duos).

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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1
15,110 4,453
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

2
11,019 4,149
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Robert Plant Led Zeppelin

3
7,496 4,369
Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Mick Jagger Rolling Stones

4
7,723 4,701
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Jim Morrison The Doors

5
5,047 3,870
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added Jimi Hendrix The Jimi Hendrix Experience

6
5,139 4,775
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ozzy Osbourne Black Sabbath

7
4,962 3,672
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Roger Daltrey The Who

8
5,543 4,104
Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Steven Tyler Aerosmith

9
5,086 4,582
Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Kurt Cobain Nirvana

10
4,618 4,138
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
John Lennon The Beatles

11
5,646 4,395
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added Axl Rose Guns N Roses

12
4,207 3,965
David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
David Lee Roth Van Halen

13
4,488 3,191
Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RoyGoldammer added Bon Scott AC/DC

14
4,214 3,322
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Paul McCartney The Beatles

The Sexiest Women in Rock History, Ranked

15
3,783 4,462
Bono is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Bono U2

16
3,786 3,493
James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
James Hetfield Metallica

17
3,894 3,190
Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Dave Grohl Foo Fighters

18
3,337 2,748
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Alice Cooper Alice Cooper

19
3,287 2,934
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zxray added Bruce Springsteen The E Street Band

20
2,933 2,153
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Stevie Nicks Fleetwood Mac

21
3,626 2,605
Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DerekStowell added Eddie Vedder Pearl Jam

The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters

22
2,984 2,256
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Eric Clapton Cream

23
2,660 2,206
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Chris Cornell Soundgarden

24
2,469 1,782
Brian Johnson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Demon_Boy added Brian Johnson AC/DC

25
3,182 2,738
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Jon Bon Jovi Bon Jovi

26
2,711 1,969
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zxray added Tom Petty The Heartbreakers

27
2,692 1,936
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Steve Perry Journey

28
2,628 2,300
Ronnie James Dio is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ronnie James Dio Black Sabbath

The Best Rock Instrumentals

29
2,481 2,178
Bruce Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DArdayhan added Bruce Dickinson Iron Maiden

30
2,426 1,869
David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added David Gilmour Pink Floyd

31
2,252 2,145
Roger Waters is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Roger Waters Pink Floyd

32
2,101 1,758
John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
John Fogerty Creedence Clearwater Revival

33
2,289 2,161
Sting is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Sting The Police

34
1,819 1,553
Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Debbie Harry Blondie

35
1,689 1,541
Anthony Kiedis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Anthony Kiedis Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Best Female Vocalists Ever

36
1,623 1,483
Ronnie Van Zant is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ronnie Van Zant Lynyrd Skynyrd

37
1,660 2,056
Iggy Pop is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Iggy Pop The Stooges

38
1,500 1,160
Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Janis Joplin Big Brother and the Holding Company

39
1,880 1,986
Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Joey Ramone The Ramones

40
1,020 642
Prince is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Prince The Revolution

41
1,197 1,351
Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Peter Gabriel Genesis

42
1,737 1,920
Rob Halford is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rob Halford Judas Priest

Every Song in Singin' in the Rain, Ranked by Singability

43
1,775 1,813
Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Neil Young Buffalo Springfield

44
1,360 1,511
Layne Staley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Layne Staley Alice in Chains

45
1,709 1,699
Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Billy Idol Generation X

46
1,699 1,591
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added Phil Collins Genesis

47
1,584 1,632
Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Geddy Lee Rush

48
1,405 1,482
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rod Stewart The Jeff Beck Group / Faces

49
1,467 1,846
Sammy Hagar is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Sammy Hagar Van Halen

50
2,395 2,530
Simon Le Bon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
ConnieStarnes added Simon Le Bon Duran Duran