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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
14,712 4,311
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

2
10,757 3,994
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Robert Plant Led Zeppelin

3
7,285 4,212
Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Mick Jagger Rolling Stones

4
7,533 4,540
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Jim Morrison The Doors

5
4,902 3,713
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added Jimi Hendrix The Jimi Hendrix Experience

6
4,997 4,599
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ozzy Osbourne Black Sabbath

7
4,827 3,515
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Roger Daltrey The Who

8
5,367 3,946
Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Steven Tyler Aerosmith

9
4,475 3,989
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
John Lennon The Beatles

10
4,904 4,420
Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Kurt Cobain Nirvana

11
5,429 4,273
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added Axl Rose Guns N Roses

12
4,092 3,838
David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
David Lee Roth Van Halen

13
4,362 3,096
Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RoyGoldammer added Bon Scott AC/DC

14
4,076 3,238
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
3,663 4,324
Bono is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Bono U2

16
3,663 3,400
James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
James Hetfield Metallica

17
3,741 3,105
Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Dave Grohl Foo Fighters

18
3,251 2,673
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Alice Cooper Alice Cooper

19
3,168 2,860
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zxray added Bruce Springsteen The E Street Band

20
2,824 2,080
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Stevie Nicks Fleetwood Mac

21
3,521 2,522
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
2,894 2,200
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Eric Clapton Cream

23
2,532 2,142
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Chris Cornell Soundgarden

24
2,375 1,721
Brian Johnson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Demon_Boy added Brian Johnson AC/DC

25
3,084 2,673
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Jon Bon Jovi Bon Jovi

26
2,609 1,922
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zxray added Tom Petty The Heartbreakers

27
2,596 1,883
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Steve Perry Journey

28
2,567 2,229
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
2,408 2,110
Bruce Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DArdayhan added Bruce Dickinson Iron Maiden

30
2,350 1,821
David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added David Gilmour Pink Floyd

31
2,178 2,099
Roger Waters is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Roger Waters Pink Floyd

32
2,052 1,702
John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
John Fogerty Creedence Clearwater Revival

33
2,217 2,110
Sting is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Sting The Police

34
1,751 1,507
Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Debbie Harry Blondie

35
1,607 1,485
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
1,613 1,996
Iggy Pop is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Iggy Pop The Stooges

37
1,560 1,440
Ronnie Van Zant is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ronnie Van Zant Lynyrd Skynyrd

38
1,433 1,120
Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Janis Joplin Big Brother and the Holding Company

39
1,833 1,936
Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Joey Ramone The Ramones

40
1,151 1,292
Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Peter Gabriel Genesis

41
934 598
Prince is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Prince The Revolution

42
1,736 1,766
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
1,705 1,866
Rob Halford is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rob Halford Judas Priest

44
1,651 1,547
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added Phil Collins Genesis

45
1,663 1,655
Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Billy Idol Generation X

46
1,536 1,580
Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Geddy Lee Rush

47
1,305 1,460
Layne Staley is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Layne Staley Alice in Chains

48
1,361 1,434
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rod Stewart The Jeff Beck Group / Faces

49
1,427 1,789
Sammy Hagar is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Sammy Hagar Van Halen

50
2,373 2,470
Simon Le Bon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
ConnieStarnes added Simon Le Bon Duran Duran