Politics Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President  

Daniel Kohn
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List Rules Only people born in the United States qualify for this list. Vote up the political musicians who should run for office.

This is a list of rock stars who would make the best president. Music and politics have been intertwined much like peas and carrots. Since music first became a popular art form, singers have used the medium as a way to tell stories and to rail against their unfair issues. Both rock stars of the past and present aren't afraid to speak up against political issues that they feel are harmful to them and to society. Many musicians come from humble upbringings so their success, while excessive at times, has taught them how to handle large audiences and how to get their opinions and viewpoints to the population. With their passion and outspokenness against perceived wrongs, rock stars are the best candidates of any entertainment entity to make a great president.

So what would make a great rock star president? The ability to communicate and the willingness to do what's best for the people. Several musicians on this list practice what they preach both on their songs but also in public. Artists like Bruce Springsteen, Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger have a distinctly populist voice in their music and their voices are popular with different types of people. These singers would be a voice that many would unite around. The same goes for rock stars like John Fogerty, John Mellencamp and Eddie Vedder. That is the common bond between all of the different personalities on this list.Their music may be different, but their leadership skills and willing to do what's best even when it's not popular is what will make them the best president.

Vote for the rock star who you think would make the best president. If you notice that a rock star isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add him or her. Feel free to vote and rerank this list as you deem fit. 
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1,276 569
Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

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885 883
Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

3
857 850
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock

4
722 719
Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Doom metal, Rock music, Grunge

5
432 427
Tom Petty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
WanSinuzulan added Blues-rock, Heartland rock, Rock music

6
495 530
Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

7
480 476
Henry Rollins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Noise rock, Spoken word, Heavy metal

8
465 466
Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Grunge, Folk rock, Alternative rock

9
478 477
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

10
442 438
Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

11
397 435
James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal

12
302 302
Joan Jett is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
IanHarvey added Glam punk, Rock and roll, Hard rock

13
360 372
John Mellencamp is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Americana, Heartland rock, Rock music

14
200 196
Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

15
276 300
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music

16
661 836
Ted Nugent is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

17
331 382
Sammy Hagar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Rock music, Heavy metal, Hard rock

18
164 165
Lou Reed is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Noise rock, Blue-eyed soul, Spoken word

19
198 196
Frank Zappa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Rock music, Experimental rock, Heavy metal

20
156 155
Bob Seger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Blue-eyed soul, Heartland rock, Rock music

21
116 118
Billy Gibbons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Blues-rock, Pop music, Boogie rock

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281 335
John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Americana, Blues-rock, Swamp pop

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153 151
Ray Charles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Soul blues, Pop music, Rock music

24
127 129
Arlo Guthrie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
David Sizemore added Folk music, Folk rock, Talking blues

25
174 177
Iggy Pop is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Rickster79 added Punk blues, Garage rock, Protopunk