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).

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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
19,721 5,408
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

2
13,318 5,389
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Led Zeppelin

3
9,585 5,561
Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rolling Stones

4
9,549 5,924
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Doors

5
6,510 5,005
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added The Jimi Hendrix Experience

6
6,604 6,141
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Black Sabbath

7
6,166 4,850
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Who

8
7,501 5,124
Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Aerosmith

9
5,996 5,256
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Beatles

10
6,552 5,835
Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Nirvana

11
7,204 5,608
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added Guns N Roses

12
5,410 5,143
David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Van Halen

13
5,716 4,043
Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RoyGoldammer added AC/DC

14
5,648 4,115
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Beatles

15
4,830 5,665
Bono is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
U2

16
4,791 4,408
James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Metallica

17
4,331 3,581
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Alice Cooper

18
5,050 4,098
Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Foo Fighters

19
4,356 3,805
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zxray added The E Street Band

20
4,277 2,789
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Fleetwood Mac

21
4,732 3,406
Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DerekStowell added Pearl Jam

22
3,676 2,899
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Soundgarden

23
3,992 2,841
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Cream

24
4,287 3,447
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Bon Jovi

25
3,950 2,436
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Journey