rock The Best Frontmen in Rock  

Ranker Community
Originally by Ranker Community
552.8k votes 39.5k voters 462.1k views 455 items

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
16,009 4,714
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

2
11,599 4,442
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Robert Plant Led Zeppelin

3
8,074 4,658
Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Mick Jagger Rolling Stones

4
8,295 4,974
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Jim Morrison The Doors

5
5,527 4,138
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added Jimi Hendrix The Jimi Hendrix Experience

6
5,573 5,119
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ozzy Osbourne Black Sabbath

7
5,303 4,018
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Roger Daltrey The Who

8
6,218 4,335
Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Steven Tyler Aerosmith

9
4,999 4,389
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
John Lennon The Beatles

10
5,476 4,878
Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Kurt Cobain Nirvana

11
6,018 4,712
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added Axl Rose Guns N Roses

12
4,526 4,263
David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
David Lee Roth Van Halen

13
4,808 3,434
Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RoyGoldammer added Bon Scott AC/DC

14
4,602 3,504
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
4,070 4,754
Bono is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Bono U2

16
4,057 3,733
James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
James Hetfield Metallica

17
4,194 3,434
Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Dave Grohl Foo Fighters

18
3,596 2,967
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Alice Cooper Alice Cooper

19
3,569 3,162
Ranker Video
zxray added Bruce Springsteen The E Street Band

20
3,367 2,291
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Stevie Nicks Fleetwood Mac

21
3,922 2,808
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
3,292 2,398
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Eric Clapton Cream

23
2,920 2,382
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Chris Cornell Soundgarden

24
3,504 2,893
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Jon Bon Jovi Bon Jovi

25
2,728 1,943
Brian Johnson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Demon_Boy added Brian Johnson AC/DC

26
3,062 2,074
Ranker Video
zxray added Tom Petty The Heartbreakers

27
3,067 2,058
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Steve Perry Journey

28
2,778 2,510
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
2,443 2,313
Roger Waters is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Roger Waters Pink Floyd

30
2,520 2,318
Sting is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Sting The Police

31
2,312 1,907
John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
John Fogerty Creedence Clearwater Revival

32
2,613 2,390
Bruce Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DArdayhan added Bruce Dickinson Iron Maiden

33
2,596 2,036
David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added David Gilmour Pink Floyd

34
2,047 1,685
Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Debbie Harry Blondie

35
1,878 1,702
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
1,829 1,618
Ronnie Van Zant is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ronnie Van Zant Lynyrd Skynyrd

37
1,757 1,277
Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Janis Joplin Big Brother and the Holding Company

38
1,333 739
Prince is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Prince The Revolution

39
1,745 2,278
Iggy Pop is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Iggy Pop The Stooges

40
2,000 2,168
Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Joey Ramone The Ramones

41
1,353 1,507
Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Peter Gabriel Genesis

42
1,854 2,088
Rob Halford is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rob Halford Judas Priest

Every Song in Miss Saigon, Ranked by Singability

43
1,903 1,991
Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Neil Young Buffalo Springfield

44
1,619 1,602
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rod Stewart The Jeff Beck Group / Faces

45
1,939 1,707
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added Phil Collins Genesis

46
1,893 1,826
Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Billy Idol Generation X

47
1,495 1,685
Layne Staley is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Layne Staley Alice in Chains

48
1,657 1,966
Sammy Hagar is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Sammy Hagar Van Halen

49
1,709 1,787
Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Geddy Lee Rush

50
1,248 1,089
Don Henley is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Don Henley The Eagles