The Best Male Artists Of The 1970s

Over 90 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Male Artists Of The 1970s

The 1970s were known for their free-spirited controversial music across diverse genres, with vinyl, disco, political unrest, hippie apparel, and unapologetic liberation defining pop culture among baby boomers. Although Donna Summer remains the ‘Queen of Disco,’ many of the '70s Billboard charts were led by the industry's top male vocalists and solo artists, including internationally-renowned rockstars Elton John, David Bowie, Marvin Gaye, Bob Dylan, Carlos Santana, Michael Jackson, Prince, and of course former Beatles members Paul McCartney and John Lennon. Grammy Award-winning trailblazers Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles shattered countless glass ceilings with their unparalleled talent and artistry, proving to the world that blind men can still play piano and sell millions of records worldwide; and Roll and Roll Hall of Famers Freddie Mercury and Meat Loaf transformed classic rock culture with their dramatic performances and exceptional tenor ballads.

Which of these influential vocalists were the best male artists of the 1970s, and who deserves GOAT status at the top of this list? Vote below for your favorite 1970s male singers across the decade, and feel free to check out their discography lists afterwards if you'd like to discover more of their best albums. 

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