Rock The Best Frontmen in Rock  

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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.

list ordered by

1
18,265 5,230
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

2
12,827 5,062
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Led Zeppelin

3
9,142 5,267
Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rolling Stones

4
9,223 5,608
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Doors

5
6,239 4,743
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added The Jimi Hendrix Experience

6
6,333 5,814
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Black Sabbath

7
5,915 4,611
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Who

8
7,160 4,900
Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Aerosmith

9
5,725 4,980
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Beatles

10
6,230 5,552
Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Nirvana

11
6,822 5,356
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added Guns N Roses

12
5,147 4,903
David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Van Halen

13
5,458 3,865
Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RoyGoldammer added AC/DC

14
5,377 3,937
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Beatles

15
4,618 5,432
Bono is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
U2

16
4,601 4,215
James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Metallica

17
4,144 3,412
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Alice Cooper

18
4,806 3,931
Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Foo Fighters

19
4,124 3,639
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zxray added The E Street Band

20
4,046 2,647
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Fleetwood Mac

21
3,830 2,701
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Cream

22
3,494 2,749
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Soundgarden

23
4,520 3,254
Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DerekStowell added Pearl Jam

24
4,083 3,303
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Bon Jovi

25
3,731 2,339
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Journey

26
3,679 2,346
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zxray added The Heartbreakers

27
3,227 2,270
Brian Johnson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Demon_Boy added AC/DC

28
2,998 2,738
Bruce Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DArdayhan added Iron Maiden

29
3,143 2,858
Ronnie James Dio is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Black Sabbath

30
2,691 2,240
John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Creedence Clearwater Revival

31
2,803 2,652
Roger Waters is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Pink Floyd

32
3,002 2,306
David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added Pink Floyd

33
2,427 1,998
Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Blondie

34
2,892 2,657
Sting is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Police

35
1,931 991
Prince is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added

The Revolution

36
2,255 1,854
Ronnie Van Zant is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Lynyrd Skynyrd

37
2,186 1,514
Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

Big Brother and the Holding Company

38
2,247 2,064
Anthony Kiedis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Red Hot Chili Peppers

39
2,253 2,482
Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Ramones

40
1,964 2,661
Iggy Pop is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Stooges

41
2,155 2,354
Rob Halford is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Judas Priest

42
1,601 1,806
Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

Genesis

43
2,184 2,085
Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added

Generation X

44
2,303 1,971
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added Genesis

45
1,918 1,880
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

The Jeff Beck Group / Faces

46
1,951 2,295
Sammy Hagar is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Van Halen

47
1,788 1,982
Layne Staley is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Alice in Chains

48
2,156 2,294
Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Buffalo Springfield

49
2,013 2,033
Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rush

50
1,442 1,089
Ann Wilson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
GregFord added

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