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.

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1
17,487 5,143
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

2
12,585 4,904
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Led Zeppelin

3
8,936 5,117
Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rolling Stones

4
9,041 5,462
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Doors

5
6,104 4,611
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added The Jimi Hendrix Experience

6
6,186 5,660
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Black Sabbath

7
5,803 4,481
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Who

8
6,982 4,786
Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Aerosmith

9
5,570 4,860
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Beatles

10
6,071 5,417
Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Nirvana

11
6,651 5,219
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added Guns N Roses

12
5,041 4,768
David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Van Halen

13
5,318 3,788
Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RoyGoldammer added AC/DC

14
5,233 3,861
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Beatles

15
4,511 5,286
Bono is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
U2

16
4,493 4,112
James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Metallica

17
4,029 3,326
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Alice Cooper

18
4,689 3,840
Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Foo Fighters

19
4,016 3,541
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zxray added The E Street Band

20
3,934 2,573
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Fleetwood Mac

21
4,419 3,165
Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DerekStowell added Pearl Jam

22
3,391 2,673
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Soundgarden

23
3,733 2,644
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Cream

24
3,615 2,284
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Journey

25
3,982 3,221
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Bon Jovi

26
3,589 2,286
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zxray added The Heartbreakers

27
3,122 2,212
Brian Johnson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Demon_Boy added AC/DC

28
2,898 2,676
Bruce Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DArdayhan added Iron Maiden

29
3,068 2,802
Ronnie James Dio is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Black Sabbath

30
2,640 2,166
John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Creedence Clearwater Revival

31
2,753 2,584
Roger Waters is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Pink Floyd

32
2,364 1,939
Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Blondie

33
2,822 2,596
Sting is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Police

34
2,916 2,262
David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added Pink Floyd

35
1,829 937
Prince is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added The Revolution

36
2,171 1,814
Ronnie Van Zant is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Lynyrd Skynyrd

37
2,114 1,470
Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Big Brother and the Holding Company

38
2,182 1,995
Anthony Kiedis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Red Hot Chili Peppers

39
2,219 2,420
Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Ramones

40
1,929 2,595
Iggy Pop is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Stooges

41
2,091 2,318
Rob Halford is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Judas Priest

42
1,554 1,761
Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Genesis

43
2,142 2,032
Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Generation X

44
1,915 2,235
Sammy Hagar is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Van Halen

45
1,873 1,837
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Jeff Beck Group / Faces

46
2,234 1,923
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added Genesis

47
1,748 1,924
Layne Staley is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Alice in Chains

48
2,120 2,241
Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Buffalo Springfield

49
1,949 2,004
Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rush

50
1,386 1,053
Ann Wilson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
GregFord added Heart