A topic close to the hearts of dads everywhere, choosing the greatest rock vocalists of all time warrants more than just a little scrutiny. After all, rock and roll literally shaped pop culture and the rest of pop music as you know it, so it goes without saying some rock vocalists also influenced many acts that followed them.
Music critics Babs and Ryan Downey of Popverse.com delve into this hotly contested subject, using both their own knowledge and personal preferences to determine if Ranker’s own list of top rock vocalists is up to snuff.
But what do you think? Yeah, you. Do you think the two lead Beatles warrant a spot in the top five? Should Elton John be on this list at all?
Does swagger have anything to do with it? Natural talent or vocal skill honed over years or decades? What even makes a great rock vocalist? Where are the women? It’s time to get to the heart of these questions.