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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
14,063 4,127
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

The Sexiest Women in Rock History, Ranked The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters

2
10,371 3,783
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Robert Plant Led Zeppelin

3
6,933 3,994
Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Mick Jagger Rolling Stones

4
7,195 4,335
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Jim Morrison The Doors

5
4,690 3,498
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added Jimi Hendrix The Jimi Hendrix Experience

6
4,774 4,377
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ozzy Osbourne Black Sabbath

7
4,633 3,322
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Roger Daltrey The Who

8
5,077 3,751
Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Steven Tyler Aerosmith

9
4,239 3,774
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
John Lennon The Beatles

10
4,621 4,197
Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Kurt Cobain Nirvana

11
5,090 4,090
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added Axl Rose Guns N Roses

12
3,878 3,657
David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
David Lee Roth Van Halen

13
4,105 2,958
Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RoyGoldammer added Bon Scott AC/DC

14
3,833 3,082
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Paul McCartney The Beatles

15
3,482 4,103
Bono is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Bono U2

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16
3,526 2,942
Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Dave Grohl Foo Fighters

17
3,476 3,244
James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
James Hetfield Metallica

18
3,004 2,697
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zxray added Bruce Springsteen The E Street Band

19
3,102 2,555
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Alice Cooper Alice Cooper

20
3,308 2,382
Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DerekStowell added Eddie Vedder Pearl Jam

21
2,631 1,973
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Stevie Nicks Fleetwood Mac

22
2,757 2,087
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Eric Clapton Cream

23
2,192 1,629
Brian Johnson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Demon_Boy added Brian Johnson AC/DC

24
2,895 2,568
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Jon Bon Jovi Bon Jovi

25
2,330 2,035
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Chris Cornell Soundgarden

26
2,444 1,849
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zxray added Tom Petty The Heartbreakers

27
2,460 2,123
Ronnie James Dio is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ronnie James Dio Black Sabbath

28
2,419 1,785
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Steve Perry Journey

29
2,239 1,721
David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added David Gilmour Pink Floyd

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30
2,278 2,009
Bruce Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DArdayhan added Bruce Dickinson Iron Maiden

31
2,075 1,998
Roger Waters is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Roger Waters Pink Floyd

32
2,110 2,019
Sting is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Sting The Police

33
1,948 1,626
John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
John Fogerty Creedence Clearwater Revival

34
1,634 1,423
Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Debbie Harry Blondie

35
1,477 1,385
Anthony Kiedis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Anthony Kiedis Red Hot Chili Peppers

36
1,550 1,881
Iggy Pop is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Iggy Pop The Stooges

37
1,767 1,835
Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Joey Ramone The Ramones

38
1,323 1,045
Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Janis Joplin Big Brother and the Holding Company

39
1,082 1,209
Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Peter Gabriel Genesis

40
1,460 1,363
Ronnie Van Zant is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ronnie Van Zant Lynyrd Skynyrd

41
1,630 1,783
Rob Halford is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rob Halford Judas Priest

42
1,654 1,680
Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Neil Young Buffalo Springfield

43
780 532
Prince is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Prince The Revolution

The Best EDM YouTube Channels The Best Singers of All Time

44
1,553 1,467
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added Phil Collins Genesis

45
1,291 1,360
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rod Stewart The Jeff Beck Group / Faces

46
1,449 1,495
Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Geddy Lee Rush

47
1,225 1,374
Layne Staley is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Layne Staley Alice in Chains

48
1,584 1,582
Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Billy Idol Generation X

49
1,365 1,713
Sammy Hagar is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Sammy Hagar Van Halen

50
2,339 2,387
Simon Le Bon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
ConnieStarnes added Simon Le Bon Duran Duran