distinguishing features The Best Short Male Singers  

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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
Paul Simon 5'2"

2
351 187
Tony Bennett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
Tony Bennett 5′7"

3
353 185
Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
Billy Joel 5'5"

4
356 184
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Short Male Singers

5
368 180
Prince is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
Prince 5'2"

6
354 181
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Short Male Singers

7
352 181
Willie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Short Male Singers

8
363 184
Bruno Mars is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
Bruno Mars 5'4"

9
347 183
Ringo Starr is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Short Male Singers

10
345 181
Fats Domino is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Short Male Singers

11
345 183
Sonny Bono is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
litig8rij added Sonny Bono 5'5"

12
346 181
Lars Ulrich is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Short Male Singers

13
346 180
John Mellencamp is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Short Male Singers

14
345 180
Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
Eddie Vedder 5′7″

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347 180
Thom Yorke is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
kwood added Thom Yorke 5'5"

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351 180
Billie Joe Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Short Male Singers

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349 180
Cee Lo Green is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Short Male Singers

18
344 184
Iggy Pop is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
Iggy Pop 5'7"

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267 183
Steve Marriott is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
Thomas Hamilton-Hughes added Steve Marriott 1.65

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57 113
Ronnie James Dio is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
1521153947052 added Ronnie James Dio 5'4"

21
11 20
Brendon Urie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
woahgermain added Brendon Urie 5'8"

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2 3
Bryson Tiller is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
1524592280185 added Bryson Tiller

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58 119
Bruce Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
1521153947052 added Bruce Dickinson 5'5" - iron maiden

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13 57
Corey Taylor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Short Male Singers
1521153947052 added Corey Taylor 5'7 - slipknot/ stone sour