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The Best Short Male Singers

Updated December 21, 2019 16.0k votes 2.7k voters 137.6k views39 items

List RulesSingers 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
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    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States of America

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    Prince
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    Prince

    5'2"

    AgeDec. at 57 (1958-2016)

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

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    Billie Joe Armstrong

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    BirthplaceOakland, California, United States of America

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    Billy Joel
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    Age71

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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    Bruno Mars
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    Age34

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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    Phil Collins
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    Age69

    BirthplaceHounslow, London, England

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    Sonny Bono
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    AgeDec. at 63 (1935-1998)

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

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    Willie Nelson
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    Age87

    BirthplaceAbbott, Texas, United States of America

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    Fats Domino
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    Age92

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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    Steve Marriott
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    AgeDec. at 44 (1947-1991)

    BirthplaceManor Park, London, United Kingdom

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    Thom Yorke
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    Age51

    BirthplaceWellingborough, United Kingdom

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    Ringo Starr
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    Age80

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

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    Iggy Pop
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    Age73

    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Muskegon

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    Roger Daltrey
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    Age76

    BirthplaceHammersmith, London, United Kingdom

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    Tony Bennett
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    Age94

    BirthplaceAstoria, New York City, New York, United States of America

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    Eddie Vedder
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    Eddie Vedder

    5′7″

    Age55

    BirthplaceEvanston, Illinois, United States of America, United States, with Territories

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    Lars Ulrich
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    Age56

    BirthplaceGentofte Municipality, Copenhagen, Denmark

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    John Mellencamp
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    Age68

    BirthplaceSeymour, Indiana, United States of America

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    Patrick Stump
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    Age36

    BirthplaceEvanston, Illinois, United States of America

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    Cee Lo Green
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    Age46

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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    Brendon Urie
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    Age33

    BirthplaceSummerlin, Nevada, United States of America

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    Brian Johnson

    Age73

    BirthplaceEurasia, Dunston, United Kingdom

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    Flea
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    Flea

    5'5"

    Age57

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

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    Klaus Meine
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    Age72

    BirthplaceHanover, Germany

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    Glenn Danzig
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    Age65

    BirthplaceUSA, Lodi, New Jersey

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