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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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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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Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock
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Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock
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Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Doom metal, Rock music, Grunge
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Henry Rollins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Noise rock, Spoken word, Heavy metal
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Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Christian music, Pop music, Rock music
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Tom Petty is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
WanSinuzulan added Blues-rock, Heartland rock, Rock music
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Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Grunge, Folk rock, Alternative rock
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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
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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
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James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal
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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
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Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues
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John Mellencamp is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Americana, Heartland rock, Rock music
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Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music
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Ted Nugent is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal
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Frank Zappa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Rock music, Experimental rock, Heavy metal
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Sammy Hagar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Rock music, Heavy metal, Hard rock
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Bob Seger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Blue-eyed soul, Heartland rock, Rock music
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Lou Reed is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Noise rock, Blue-eyed soul, Spoken word
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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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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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Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock
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Michael Stipe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Jangle pop, Pop music, Alternative rock
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Buddy Holly is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Lubbock sound, Rock music, Rockabilly