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Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President 

Daniel Kohn
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Updated February 18, 2020 48.5k votes 4.3k voters 28.9k views 106 items

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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Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Genre: Glam metal, Experimental rock & Shock rock; Nationality: United States of America
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Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Genre: Americana, Blues-rock & Country; Nationality: United States of America
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Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Genre: Doom metal, Rock music & Grunge; Nationality: United States of America
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Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Genre: Rock music, Folk music & Folk rock; Nationality: United States of America
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Henry Rollins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Genre: Noise rock, Spoken word & Heavy metal; Nationality: United States of America
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Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Genre: Grunge, Folk rock & Alternative rock; Nationality: United States of America
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Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Genre: Christian music, Pop music & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America
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Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Genre: Glam metal, Classic rock & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America
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Tom Petty is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
WanSinuzulan added Genre: Blues-rock, Heartland rock & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America
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Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Genre: Blue-eyed soul, Pop music & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America
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James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Genre: Thrash metal, Heavy metal & Speed metal; Nationality: United States of America
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John Mellencamp is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Genre: Americana, Heartland rock & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America
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Joan Jett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
IanHarvey added Genre: Glam punk, Rock and roll & Hard rock; Nationality: United States of America
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Sammy Hagar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Genre: Rock music, Heavy metal & Hard rock; Nationality: United States of America
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Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Genre: Classic rock, Pop music & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America
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Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Genre: Pop music, Rock music & Rhythm and blues; Nationality: United States of America
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Ted Nugent is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Genre: Blues-rock, Rock music & Heavy metal; Nationality: United States of America
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Frank Zappa is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Genre: Rock music, Experimental rock & Heavy metal; Nationality: United States of America
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Bob Seger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Genre: Blue-eyed soul, Heartland rock & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America
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Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Genre: Blues-rock, Rock music & Experimental rock; Nationality: United States of America
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Slash is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Genre: Glam metal, Blues-rock & Heavy metal; Nationality: United States of America
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Woody Guthrie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Genre: Folk music and Country; Nationality: United States of America
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Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Genre: Blues-rock, Rock music & Folk music; Nationality: United States of America
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John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Genre: Americana, Blues-rock & Swamp pop; Nationality: United States of America
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Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Genre: Grunge, Alternative rock & Punk rock; Nationality: United States of America