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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
14,740 4,316
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

2
10,778 4,002
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Robert Plant Led Zeppelin

3
7,301 4,219
Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Mick Jagger Rolling Stones

4
7,544 4,546
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Jim Morrison The Doors

5
4,910 3,721
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added Jimi Hendrix The Jimi Hendrix Experience

6
5,003 4,610
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ozzy Osbourne Black Sabbath

7
4,839 3,520
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Roger Daltrey The Who

8
5,380 3,952
Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Steven Tyler Aerosmith

9
4,483 3,996
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
John Lennon The Beatles

10
4,914 4,430
Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Kurt Cobain Nirvana

11
5,441 4,280
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added Axl Rose Guns N Roses

12
4,100 3,843
David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
David Lee Roth Van Halen

13
4,366 3,102
Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RoyGoldammer added Bon Scott AC/DC

14
4,088 3,243
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
3,671 4,330
Bono is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Bono U2

16
3,670 3,405
James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
James Hetfield Metallica

17
3,748 3,112
Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Dave Grohl Foo Fighters

18
3,255 2,678
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Alice Cooper Alice Cooper

19
3,173 2,866
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zxray added Bruce Springsteen The E Street Band

20
2,831 2,083
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Stevie Nicks Fleetwood Mac

21
3,526 2,526
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
2,902 2,204
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Eric Clapton Cream

23
2,540 2,149
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Chris Cornell Soundgarden

24
2,378 1,726
Brian Johnson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Demon_Boy added Brian Johnson AC/DC

25
3,089 2,679
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Jon Bon Jovi Bon Jovi

26
2,620 1,924
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zxray added Tom Petty The Heartbreakers

27
2,603 1,887
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Steve Perry Journey

28
2,572 2,232
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
2,413 2,115
Bruce Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DArdayhan added Bruce Dickinson Iron Maiden

30
2,354 1,826
David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added David Gilmour Pink Floyd

31
2,183 2,104
Roger Waters is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Roger Waters Pink Floyd

32
2,054 1,707
John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
John Fogerty Creedence Clearwater Revival

33
2,225 2,113
Sting is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Sting The Police

34
1,758 1,510
Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Debbie Harry Blondie

35
1,617 1,491
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
1,616 2,002
Iggy Pop is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Iggy Pop The Stooges

37
1,563 1,444
Ronnie Van Zant is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ronnie Van Zant Lynyrd Skynyrd

38
1,437 1,126
Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Janis Joplin Big Brother and the Holding Company

39
1,838 1,943
Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Joey Ramone The Ramones

40
1,156 1,300
Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Peter Gabriel Genesis

41
942 601
Prince is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Prince The Revolution

42
1,738 1,770
Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Neil Young Buffalo Springfield

Every Song in Guys and Dolls, Ranked by Singability

43
1,707 1,871
Rob Halford is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rob Halford Judas Priest

44
1,656 1,553
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added Phil Collins Genesis

45
1,668 1,658
Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Billy Idol Generation X

46
1,366 1,436
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rod Stewart The Jeff Beck Group / Faces

47
1,539 1,585
Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Geddy Lee Rush

48
1,306 1,466
Layne Staley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Layne Staley Alice in Chains

49
1,430 1,793
Sammy Hagar is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Sammy Hagar Van Halen

50
2,375 2,477
Simon Le Bon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
ConnieStarnes added Simon Le Bon Duran Duran