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
19,183 5,353
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

2
13,156 5,278
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Led Zeppelin

3
9,420 5,456
Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rolling Stones

4
9,450 5,800
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Doors

5
6,415 4,904
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added The Jimi Hendrix Experience

6
6,512 6,020
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Black Sabbath

7
6,081 4,762
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Who

8
7,371 5,048
Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Aerosmith

9
5,907 5,152
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Beatles

10
6,437 5,732
Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Nirvana

11
7,057 5,521
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added Guns N Roses

12
5,313 5,058
David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Van Halen

13
5,636 3,975
Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RoyGoldammer added AC/DC

14
5,555 4,043
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Beatles

15
4,743 5,576
Bono is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
U2

16
4,717 4,343
James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Metallica

17
4,259 3,520
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Alice Cooper

18
4,961 4,035
Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Foo Fighters

19
4,267 3,742
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zxray added The E Street Band

20
4,200 2,740
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Fleetwood Mac

21
3,611 2,845
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Soundgarden

22
4,656 3,352
Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DerekStowell added Pearl Jam

23
3,932 2,796
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Cream

24
4,192 3,404
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Bon Jovi

25
3,868 2,402
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Journey

26
3,802 2,413
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zxray added The Heartbreakers

27
3,348 2,331
Brian Johnson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Demon_Boy added AC/DC

28
3,079 2,821
Bruce Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DArdayhan added Iron Maiden

29
3,240 2,932
Ronnie James Dio is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Black Sabbath

30
2,780 2,305
John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Creedence Clearwater Revival

31
2,882 2,749
Roger Waters is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Pink Floyd

32
2,991 2,716
Sting is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Police

33
3,098 2,374
David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added Pink Floyd

34
2,516 2,070
Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Blondie

35
2,061 1,050
Prince is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added

The Revolution

36
2,393 1,903
Ronnie Van Zant is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Lynyrd Skynyrd

37
2,277 1,563
Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

Big Brother and the Holding Company

38
2,318 2,144
Anthony Kiedis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Red Hot Chili Peppers

39
2,004 2,744
Iggy Pop is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Stooges

40
2,295 2,549
Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Ramones

41
2,210 2,415
Rob Halford is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Judas Priest

42
1,650 1,872
Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

Genesis

43
2,386 2,020
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added Genesis

44
2,027 2,351
Sammy Hagar is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Van Halen

45
2,241 2,144
Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added

Generation X

46
1,990 1,940
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

The Jeff Beck Group / Faces

47
1,844 2,050
Layne Staley is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Alice in Chains

48
2,210 2,363
Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Buffalo Springfield

49
2,080 2,092
Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rush

50
1,517 1,136
Ann Wilson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
GregFord added

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