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The Best Short Male Singers 

Tanner Arnold
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Updated December 21, 2019 20k votes 2.6k voters 134.8k views 39 items

List Rules Singers at or under 5'7".

The best short male singers are incredibly talented, regardless of their height. They pack a huge punch musically, with memorable songs and albums that make them beloved by their loyal fans. From Prince to Glenn Danzig, these musicians listed here may loom larger than life, but they really aren't. Vote for your favorite short male singers, add any who might be missing, and feel free to re-rank this list any way you like.

Just because a star is vertically challenged, doesn't mean they aren't awesome. What would the musical world be without such wonderful short singers as Paul Simon, Billy Joel, and Roger Daltrey? Some of the shortest guys on this list are or were members of the best rock bands of all time. And while Bruno Mars is topping the charts worldwide, he comes in well below average height-wise (at just 5'5" by most accounts).

Several of the top country music male singers make this list of short crooners as well, including Kenney Chesney, Willie Nelson, and Shooter Jennings, who are all small in stature. Their big voices and classic songs make up for anything they're lacking with height, and country singers do have an advantage: those big ol' cowboy hats can add several inches.

Is it any wonder that people like Bruce Dickinson, Roger Daltrey, and Thom Yorke are some of the best frontmen in rock history? No. It isn't. But what you might not know, is that each of these men is at or below 5'7". Amazing, isn't it? Interested in other famous shorter people? Check out this list of the best short actors - some might really surprise you.
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Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
Age 77 from Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Height: 5'2"

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Prince is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
Dec. at 57 (1958-2016) from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Height: 5'2"

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Bruno Mars is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
Age 33 from Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Height: 5'4"

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Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
Age 69 from New York City, New York, United States of America

Height: 5'5"

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Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
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Billie Joe Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
Age 47 from Alameda County, Northern California, California, Contiguous United States, San Francisco Bay Area, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Piedmont, Continental United States

Height: 5'7"

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Willie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
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Ringo Starr is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
9
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
Age 75 from England, London

Height: 5'5"

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10
Tony Bennett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
Age 92 from Astoria, New York City, New York, United States of America

Height: 5′7"

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Thom Yorke is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
kwood added Age 50 from Wellingborough, United Kingdom

Height: 5'5"

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Fats Domino is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
Age 91 from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Height: 5'4"

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John Mellencamp is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
Age 67 from Seymour, Indiana, United States of America

Height: 5'7"

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Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
Age 54 from Evanston, Illinois, United States of America

Height: 5′7″

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Iggy Pop is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
16
Lars Ulrich is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
Age 55 from Copenhagen, Gentofte Municipality, Denmark

Height: 5'5"

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Brendon Urie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
woahgermain added Age 31 from Summerlin, Nevada, United States of America

Height: 5'8"

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Sonny Bono is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
litig8rij added Dec. at 63 (1935-1998) from Michigan, USA, Detroit

Height: 5'5"

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Cee Lo Green is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
Age 44 from Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Height: 5'6"

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Patrick Stump is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
claudia008 added Age 34 from Evanston, Illinois, United States of America

Height: 5'4"

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Steve Marriott is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
Thomas Hamilton-Hughes added Dec. at 44 (1947-1991) from Manor Park, London, United Kingdom

Height: 5'4"

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Flea is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
23
Klaus Meine is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
RaduUndead added Age 70 from Hanover, Germany

Height: 5'4"

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24
Brian Johnson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
RaduUndead added Age 71 from Dunston, United Kingdom

Height: 5'4"

AC/DC lead singer

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Glenn Danzig is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Short Male Singers