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50 Finest Front Men and Women

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Finest Frontmen and Women

We thought we’d have some end of year fun with a list of the finest front men, and women, in rock history. As regular readers will know this is not the first list we’ve put together, and every one previously has caused a good deal of controversy. While there is always some subjectivity to these lists we have done our best to come up with a democratic top 50. We have trawled the internet and come up with our list, based on nearly two dozen other lists that have been compiled by radio stations, magazines, and other reputable sources.

As always we’d love to hear from you as to what you think about the list, who we may have missed and who you perhaps think shouldn’t have made the list at all. We are dusting off our hard hats and flak jackets!

Here they are… with videos of the top 10

50. Lemmy
49. Anthony Kiedis
48. Henry Rollins
47. Ian Brown
46. Tom Petty
45. Nick Cave
44. Bruce Dickinson
43. Brian Johnson
42. Matt Bellamy
41. James Hetfield
40. Little Richard
39. Alice Cooper
38. Stevie Nicks
37. Tent Reznor
36. Dave Gahan
35. James Brown
34. Robert Smith
33. Lou Reed
32. Jon Bon Jovi
31. Jarvis Cocker
30. Janis Joplin
29. Michael Hutchence
28. Ian Curtis
27. Chris Connell
26. Thom Yorke
25. Marc Bolan
24. Joey Ramone
23. Bon Scott
22. Dave Grohl
21. Axl Rose
20. Debbie Harry
19. Eddie Vedder
18. David Bowie
17. David Lee Roth
16. Joe Strummer
15. Bruce Springsteen
14. Ozzy Osbourne
13. Jimi Hendrix
12. Liam Gallagher
11. Steven Tyler
10. Kurt Cobain

9. Iggy Pop

8. Morrissey

7. Roger Daltry

6. Jim Morrison

5. Bono

4. John Lydon

3. Robert Plant

2. Mick Jagger

1. Freddie Mercury

158 Comments

158 Comments

  1. Sarah Williams

    December 30, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Agree with Freddie, but what about Peter Gabriel?

    • dean greer

      December 30, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      Debby Harry. You have got to be joking. That woman can’t sing a damn lick.

      • Pemulis

        December 31, 2014 at 7:41 pm

        There are some absolutely bloody awful males in that list. What made you single Debbie Harry out?

        • D-109

          July 17, 2015 at 2:45 am

          I agree why Debbie Harry? I like her but don’t see her qualifying for this list.

      • Pierre Vincent

        July 18, 2015 at 8:42 pm

        Ann Wilson is a much better singer than Debby Harry, but nos as sexy, of course… Grace Slick should also be in there.

    • D-109

      July 17, 2015 at 2:48 am

      Agree peter gabriel…..do not agree with freddie….maybe #40 no way #1 in my opinion

    • John Spreckley

      August 14, 2016 at 2:38 am

      Great Front men & women? Rory Gallagher – Paul Rodgers- Beth Hart
      Ian Anderson –

  2. Uriah

    December 30, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Ian Gillan (Deep Purple), David Coverdale (Whitesnake) and David Byron (Uriah Heep)? How could you forget them?

    • RockGod

      December 30, 2014 at 10:51 pm

      Those are all well and good but you’d expect Chad Kroeger to be top 5 at the very least.

      • Audrey

        December 31, 2014 at 1:08 am

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

      • D-109

        July 17, 2015 at 2:51 am

        Chad Kroger????? Naw!

      • Alex

        August 10, 2015 at 7:08 pm

        And who is this?

  3. Stuart Brenner

    December 30, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Jackie Wilson should be on this list.

    • Bev

      December 30, 2014 at 3:02 pm

      Amen!!!!!

      • Kim

        January 9, 2015 at 3:30 am

        Freddie is finally getting the respect he deserves!

    • Roi

      December 30, 2014 at 3:30 pm

      Frontman/woman… not solo artists.

    • D-109

      July 17, 2015 at 2:38 am

      Amen on Jackie Wilson he should definitely be on this list no less than in the top ten.

  4. Bev

    December 30, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    You missed altogether the ones that started it all: John Ray, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbson, Fats Domino, just to name a few. The person/people that made this list were without a doubt under 50.

    • Rob Miller

      January 1, 2015 at 3:48 pm

      All solo artists so don’t count!

    • Dino

      January 3, 2016 at 1:50 pm

      I agree must be under 50, what about Buddy Holly, Bill Haley, and no Aussies Normie Rowe, Billy Thorpe, Stevie Wright. But do agree with Elvis Presley, Mick Jagger, Freddie Mercury and so many others and women Martha and the Bandallas, Karen Carpenter the list goes on.

  5. Noah

    December 30, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    What about John Kay? I’m could you forget about him?

    • bri

      January 1, 2015 at 11:11 am

      i 2nd john Kay of steppenwolf

      • Mark Gilham

        January 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm

        John Kay, Steppenwolf and also Animal Anti Nowhere League surely. Both still kickin’and what about “The Boss’ fronting the E Street Band?

    • D-109

      July 17, 2015 at 2:55 am

      defiitely agree on John Kay

  6. Noah

    December 30, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane

  7. John

    December 30, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Yes I agree Uriah about David Byron how could you forget him, hes one of the best front men out there!

    • Ed

      December 30, 2014 at 9:44 pm

      David am sorry to say has been dead since Feburary 1985

  8. lmao

    December 30, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    2/10 you should close the website

  9. Wies De Vos

    December 30, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Jon Anderson, Peter Gabriel, David Byron, Ian Anderson, … But hey, prog isn’t popular anymore, so how could they be any good?

    • Rick

      December 30, 2014 at 9:13 pm

      I agree , can’t believe all mentioned didn’t make it. They all should at least be in top 20. Then again I love prog rock , what do I know ?

  10. Todd

    December 30, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    David Bowie should be in the top 10

    • Legate

      December 30, 2014 at 11:21 pm

      I agree completely. I would place him right after Jagger.

  11. Dave D

    December 30, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    What about Ian Anderson?????????

    • Rick

      December 30, 2014 at 9:33 pm

      Dave D , great choice , I’ve seen Tull at least 15 times in the 70’s and 80’s and Ian is mesmerizing. I also saw him for the TAAB2 concert 2012 Detroit and 2013 Toronto , all although his voice isn’t near what it was he is still a great showman.

  12. Bill

    December 30, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    In addition to others already mentioned, the list omits Ian Anderson, Mark Farner, Jim Dandy, and Paul McCartney (with Wings).

    • Dave

      December 31, 2014 at 3:21 am

      They left out Jim Dandy but included Kurt Cobain,,,as a front man? Nah!

    • D-109

      July 17, 2015 at 2:34 am

      ian anderson…yes, mark farner….yes……dandy & mccartney no

  13. Vicente

    December 30, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    David Bowie & Mick Jagger são os mais carismáticos do Rock !

    • Fabian

      December 31, 2014 at 2:46 am

      Depois do Freddie

  14. Coombster

    December 30, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    How about peter Gabriel Phil collins

  15. Marcia

    December 30, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    What about Steve Perry? He’s the voice of the 80’s!

    • anita

      December 30, 2014 at 11:14 pm

      Yes totally agree missed him too

  16. Tim

    December 30, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    really no David Byron.

  17. Carm

    December 30, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Geddy Lee, anyone???

    • Mikko

      March 2, 2016 at 4:06 pm

      Geddy Lee? Hmm… a great performer, yes, but I’m not sure I would place him as a frontman in Rush. He does all the singing, but all members of the trio feature pretty equally.

  18. Clarence Snowshoe

    December 30, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    RAY DAVIES!!!

  19. Yvonne Björkholm Norrbacka

    December 30, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Jag röstar på Freddie Mercury från Queen, bland dessa i listan.
    Men jag måste säga att ni har glömt en massa bra musiker och
    front män / front kvinnor som tillhör olika band och är inte någon egen solo artist.

    Men det finns ju så många musiker som skulle passa in här,
    allt kan bero på vilken musik smak man har.
    Och skulle jag göra listan så skulle den se helt annorlunda ut,
    trots allt så är ju musik en smak sak och alla skall få ha sin egen smak.

    Man kanske skulle göra en lista för front man / front kvinna för BAND och
    en lista för front man / front kvinna som ARTISTER som har sina egna musiker med sig.

    Kul att ni hittar på denna lista och att man kan vara med och rösta 🙂

  20. Cat

    December 30, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    What about Fee Waybill? And where is Geddy Lee? And why is Alice Cooper only number 39? And why not throw Bootsy Collins on the list while we’re at it?

  21. becci

    December 30, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    What about Janis Joplin!!!!

    • jacqui dickson

      December 30, 2014 at 10:46 pm

      Number 30 I believe!

  22. Dave Moore

    December 30, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    what no jimi Hendrix in the top 50!! I think you should start again.

    • Darryl

      December 30, 2014 at 11:16 pm

      Hendrix at 13.

    • Edward

      July 16, 2015 at 3:43 pm

      Front man or woman, not single person.

  23. Connie Wilson

    December 30, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    What about Mark Farner?

    • Greg Main

      February 16, 2015 at 1:15 am

      @ Connie Wilson, Mark Farner isn’t listed because the author(s) of this list have no clue.

  24. marky rebel

    December 30, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Really how can the greatest entertainer of all time Elvis presley not be one of the greatest frontmen ever

    • Adam

      December 30, 2014 at 11:10 pm

      Because… Freddie Mercury.

    • Rob Miller

      January 1, 2015 at 3:50 pm

      solo artist?

  25. Martin

    December 30, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Can’t believe there’s no Noddy Holder (Slade) or Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy). Still, I agree with #1 – Freddie was the best front man I’ve ever seen.

  26. rené palm

    December 30, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Bowie should be no 2
    And I miss Brian Ferry andere Rod Stewart..!

  27. Jlhilbert

    December 30, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    man y’all blew it. Paul Rodgers, Steve Marriott or Ronnie Van Zandt

  28. RockGod

    December 30, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Epic Fail. How could you possibly not include Chad Kroeger on this list and at the very least in the top 5. Astounding. You should be ashamed.

  29. coś po polsku

    December 30, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Ronnie James Dio, Ian Gillian,Andy Wood should be on this list!

  30. Richarf Murray

    December 30, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    I agree with Freddie, but this is so obviously British based. Strive Nicks should be higher. Prince? Nowhere to be seen. Morrisey in the top ten? Johnny Rotten Lydon?? Seriously lol

  31. Adam

    December 30, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Leaving out Paul Stanley of KISS is a crime against rock&roll

    • Zoof

      January 3, 2015 at 7:15 am

      Absolutely…as a front man, Paul Stanley just immediately came to mind…whatever numbskull put this list together should be lobotomized…another Paul not on the list- Paul Rodgers…I mean, really? And who’s James Hetfield, Chris Connell? This list is for mongoloids.

  32. Sue

    December 30, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Sheer genious, Freddie and Queen

  33. leonardo

    December 30, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Bowie no 18?
    What a joke he’s no 1 without question.
    No prince anywhere ?
    What a poorly compiled list.

  34. anita

    December 30, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    I miss Steve Perry (Journey) in this list. Agree with Freddie at the number one position.

  35. anita

    December 30, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    I miss Steve Perry (Journey) and Ronnie James Dio. Freddie wil always be the best.

  36. Legate

    December 30, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    And I guess Elvis wasn’t good enough to make it on this ranking? 😉

  37. razorMC

    December 30, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Who the hell is James Hetfielf?…CORRECT THAT!!

  38. Jean

    December 30, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Elvis? He IS the top of the tops! HE is above any list!

    • Rob Miller

      January 1, 2015 at 3:52 pm

      He would be no.1 in the solo artists list – which I’m sure will come along here one day!

  39. greg

    December 30, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    Mick jagger after 51 yrs on stage and in his 70’s is the front man…..as is the stones the rockin roll band of our life time

  40. Peter

    December 31, 2014 at 12:03 am

    Freddie Mercury all the way! Agree mostly to this list. Well done.

  41. Bert Standaar

    December 31, 2014 at 12:03 am

    What about Frank Zappa, the greatest of them all.

  42. Bert Standaar

    December 31, 2014 at 12:03 am

    What about Frank Zappa, the greatest of them all.

  43. Scott Epstein

    December 31, 2014 at 12:08 am

    John Lennon? Paul McCartney?

    Brad Delp?

    Geddy Lee?

  44. jo

    December 31, 2014 at 12:15 am

    Okay 50 finest front men and woman and in this whole list there’s no mention of the man who started it all The King of Rock & Roll, ELVIS PRESLEY

  45. Brett

    December 31, 2014 at 12:19 am

    Can’t believe Paul Rodgers or Jeff Lynne aren’t listed – should be at least in the top 10!

    • D-109

      July 17, 2015 at 2:58 am

      Paul Rodgers YES!

  46. elisdad44

    December 31, 2014 at 12:37 am

    What no Ray Davies? As he is certainly one the best front men that I’ve ever seen (at least in his 1970’s music hall best) and I have seen at least half of this list personally. Other great frontman sadly missing here and much better than most on this list, Ian Anderson, David Byrne, George Clinton, Fee Waybill, Peter Gabriel, Keith Emerson, Wendy O, heck even Meatloaf was better frontman than half the guys on here. The biggest gaff is putting James Brown at # 35, because most of the guys in top twenty were just trying to their best impression of him or someone else that mimicked him. How old are the folks making this list, because I doubt they were old enough to see these guys somewhere other than YouTube.

  47. joão carlos

    December 31, 2014 at 12:58 am

    geddy lee, sonja kristina(curved air), annie haslan(renascense)

  48. Vicky

    December 31, 2014 at 1:29 am

    Except for Freddie and maybe a handful of others, your list SUCKS! Adam Lambert should be there with Freddie. He’s paying great tribute to Freddie right now. AND won Classic Rock band of the year fronting the greatest band of all time Queen.

  49. Quentin

    December 31, 2014 at 1:36 am

    No GG Allin?

  50. Robert Smith

    December 31, 2014 at 2:14 am

    Peter Wolf the best front man ever!!!!

    • Fabian

      December 31, 2014 at 2:54 am

      Peter who??????? No, Freddie Mercury is the best!!

    • Steve

      May 16, 2016 at 1:39 am

      damn right pal.

  51. mitzy katt

    December 31, 2014 at 2:36 am

    Elvis wasn’t a frontman, he was a solo artist, there’s a difference. Freddie and Queen were together 20+ years, till death untimely took him. Queen carried on with the remaining 3 for another few years, now the 2 ORIGINAL members carry on, their solo efforts are amazing Roger: Man on Fire, Strange Frontier; Brian: Wilderness and Just One Life AND they wroth their music!~

  52. mitzy katt

    December 31, 2014 at 2:37 am

    Sorry, meant WROTE~

  53. Daryl

    December 31, 2014 at 2:38 am

    Wow! Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Steve Perry not on the list

  54. Goro

    December 31, 2014 at 2:39 am

    Ronnie James Dio, Don Hanley, David Gilmour….
    Where’re all this guys?

  55. retrorik

    December 31, 2014 at 2:45 am

    I agree contrversy i mean some u put up thrre like jagger bono daltry coz the band is an act that is popular sells millions etc but morrisy? To me top front man woman makes conttibution but not detract from other members. Dave brock carlis santana bob hite Billy gibbons all manage to front a band with out overshadowing other members

  56. Matteo

    December 31, 2014 at 3:16 am

    Otis Redding??? Etta James?? Billie Holiday?? Joe Cocker??? George Clinton??? Sly Stone?? John Fogerty?? Also, putting James Brown at 35, and Bono at 5 doesn’t make no sense at all. This list is a piece of shit.

  57. Matteo

    December 31, 2014 at 3:20 am

    And where is Bob Marley?? You serious??

  58. Wannabuyamonkey?

    December 31, 2014 at 3:42 am

    No David Byrne? (His performance in Stop Making Sense alone should earn him a Top 5 nod)
    Also – No Mike Patton? (But Kiedis makes the list??) No Phil Anselmo?

  59. Thom Thomsen

    December 31, 2014 at 4:49 am

    I wonder why Nancy Wilson doesn’t appear. Of course it would be politically incorrect to include Ted Nugent. Phil Collins and Steve Perry.

  60. aj

    December 31, 2014 at 5:44 am

    Where is Paul Rogers?

  61. alexei

    December 31, 2014 at 5:59 am

    Anthony kiddies on 49 and james hetfield on 41????
    You must be joking

  62. Kathleen

    December 31, 2014 at 7:02 am

    great for sure, but I can’t understand why Todd Rundgren and Dave Mason did not make the list?

  63. joseph delgado

    December 31, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Sammy Hagar,Bon Scott

  64. raanan

    December 31, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Ian Gillan???

  65. keith

    December 31, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Anybody above Bob Marley is just sacrilege. Most look like clown buffoons in comparison to his
    work and life. Freddie Mercury? Mick Jagger? Pfft. How about Bob Dylan?

  66. keith

    December 31, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Neil Young? David Byrne? Eric Clapton? Paul McCartney? Bob Marley? Jerry Garcia? Bob Dylan? George Clinton? Lucinda Williams? John Lennon? Joan Baez? Michael Franti? Otis?

  67. Miro

    December 31, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Undoubtedly Freddie is atop of this list.

  68. Marcus

    December 31, 2014 at 10:31 am

    how a list of top 50 frontman of Rock history can miss Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), Ian Gillan (Deep Purple) or Dio (Black Sabbath / Rainbow)???

  69. John King

    December 31, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Tiny Tim?

  70. blaze

    December 31, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Miljenko matijevic?

  71. Bill

    December 31, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Alex Harvey, Ian Hunter

  72. Flor

    December 31, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Bono?! Really?

  73. alain

    December 31, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    what about Ron & Russel Mael? They’re always forgotten in the polls, but anyway, what great performers!!! and of course, Freddie at n°1, it’s obvious.. Happy new year to all

  74. MAG

    December 31, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Kurt Cobain as frontman??? That’s a joke.
    Missing soooo much Peter Gabriel or Ian Gillan!!!

  75. Nancy

    January 1, 2015 at 1:23 am

    Some names on this list surprised me but not #1 front man Freddie Mercury……greatest front man in history!
    #QueenFanForLife

  76. Sabira

    January 1, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    yess yapp you’re right Freddie #1 THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!
    and Happy New Year Freddie Fans

  77. Neil Hill

    January 7, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    No Noddy Holder, Steve Marriot, David Coverdale, Danny Bowes, Francis Rossi come on guys

  78. Alex

    January 7, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    Roger DaltrEEEEEEEEEEEEy …. please

  79. Samantha

    January 7, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    The main thing is that Freddie Mercury is on the first place! It’s absolute correct!

  80. Iñaki

    January 7, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    I was scrolling down looking for Ray Davies and I didn’t see it… Oh, great, he must be in the Top 30! No, Top 20! Even better, he made it to the Top 10! And then I reached Freddy Mercury…
    Come on! I didn’t expect to see him where he should be (#1), but he must definitely be on the list!

  81. þorsteinn

    April 7, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    iggy popp ?

  82. Jazz Ears

    May 4, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    Anthony Kiedis only makes 49?? That right there kills this list… Freddie Mercury at number one, are you kidding??? Axl can only make #21?

    And no Van Zant, Ronnie and Johnny should BOTH be high up on this ridiculous list.

  83. Jack Kilpatrick

    July 14, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    This is all Bull, “Diamond David Lee Roth” is the BEST and ORIGINAL “Frontman, all the rest are want-a-bees. Everyone has been trying to copy him for years and NO ONE is Successful in doing so. All just Imitators period.

  84. John O'Rourke

    July 14, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Two words: Phil Lynott. Flush this list if he’s not in thd top 5.

  85. Patrick Hill

    July 14, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    In an historic way I find your list a solid effort, knowing bloody well that it can’t be perfect for anyone else than its maker, and I also understand why some might not agree with Debbie Harry for instance, but if one ever experienced her shows, they will agree. One huge omission though that I can’t explain to myself, Geddy Lee, how can one forget the stage leader and front man of the greatest prog/metal band on the planet, the man with the voice we all hate to love, plays 3 instruments while belting the most ear melting chops on tape.

    End of rant 🙂

  86. Dale

    July 14, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Jon Anderson, Steve Wilson, Dio, Phil Collins, Joe Bonamassa, Eric Clapton, ZAPPA, Hendrix, Fish, James LàBrie, Geddy Lee, Robert Fripp. This is a “Prog” mag is it not??

  87. Brian Roy

    July 14, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Kurt Cobain would have resented being labelled a front man, He was very adamant that Nirvana was a band of equals. Same thing for Jim Morrison, he hated that label.

  88. Loreto

    July 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    As usual David Byron and Uriah Heep never receive the respect they so rightly deserve.

  89. Tim

    July 14, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    What a load of steaming shit. Morissey in the list but not Peter Gabriel or Phil Collins? Peter Nicholls of IQ would give lot of these a run for their money too.

  90. DougL

    July 15, 2015 at 2:38 am

    What about Paul McCartney?

  91. StephenL

    July 15, 2015 at 2:59 am

    You forgot about Lita Ford and Anne Wilson from Heart. The Queens of Rock and Metal respectively!

  92. CS

    July 16, 2015 at 1:45 am

    You just wasted 5 minutes of my day looking at this absolutely shitty list!.. You’re a tool!

  93. Billfrom Brookhaven

    July 16, 2015 at 2:01 am

    Jack Bruce

  94. Edward

    July 16, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    The article said front men or woman not single person. Also I did not see any numbers on the full list, they said the top 50, and they were in alphabetical order.

  95. ProgRockQueen

    August 1, 2015 at 12:14 am

    At least half of these people shouldn’t be on this list.

    Where are:
    Roye Albrighton
    Derek Shulman
    Ian Anderson
    Steve Walsh
    Neil Finn
    Joe Elliott
    Amy Lee
    Gary Hughes
    Kai Hansen
    Dio

  96. linda hudspeth

    September 12, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    I have no ideal where these people have been.John Fogerty was the finest front man, not anymore, his is now Mr. Rock and Roll

  97. Wolfman

    September 21, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart, Ray Davies and David Bowie are the best stage performers !

  98. Garrett Jennings

    October 7, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Roger Daltrey #1 https://youtu.be/EOHyH1UXHFk – reference the entire “live at Leeds” album

  99. Peter Friberg

    October 24, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    There once was a group called The Crickets. They had a rather famous frontman by the name of Buddy Holly …

  100. Jack

    October 29, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    Interesting list, but if singing ability is just one part of it, if having a unique voice that can sing literally anything and in between, (and I get it…it’s more than just singing) then it blows my mind that Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company and The Firm) doesn’t rank on that list somewhere.

  101. Stoopid

    October 31, 2015 at 8:02 am

    “Tent” Reznor? … Really?

  102. Marc

    November 11, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    What about John Fogerty,,of Creedence

  103. Jim

    November 12, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    You idiots forgot THREE of the finest frontmen EVER. 1) Danny Joe Brown 2) Robert Plant
    3) AND THE BEST EVER……Ronnie Van Zant

  104. RebK

    November 15, 2015 at 3:43 am

    James Brown; 35. Give me a break. He was an absolute powerhouse.

  105. seanifishing

    January 1, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Some of these shouldn’t be on this list, Liam Gallagher, Morrisey, Jarvis Cocker??? Check out a real front man, the late great Lee Brilleaux of original Dr Feelgood line up, nothing cpmpares to his presence, he ‘meant’ a song when he was singing it, watch ‘Going Back Home’, a live concert from 1976, prob get it on youtube?

  106. Earl

    January 4, 2016 at 2:31 am

    Who ever came up with list doesn’t have a clue!!!!!!! This is one of the poorest listings I’ve ever seen!!!!!!!!!

    • JT

      March 1, 2016 at 4:29 pm

      Agreed.

  107. Tasha

    February 18, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Erm, David Byrne?!

  108. JT

    March 1, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Ridiculous. Bon Scott and Janis should be in the top 5! Where’s Paul Stanley? Cherie Currie? Ann Wilson? smh

  109. antonio

    March 1, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    John Lennon
    Steve Winwood
    Paul MaCartney
    Phil Collings
    Peter Gabriel
    Patti Smith
    George Harrison
    Eric Clapton
    Steve Marriot
    Jan Anderson
    Ian Anderson
    Tina Turner
    Crosby,Still,Nash and Young
    Steve Martin
    Joe Cocker
    among Many others these lists should be banned they are useless

  110. NATALIA RODRIGUEZ

    March 1, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    50 finest front men & women Really? Just 2 women Are you kidding? 2 women and 48 men??? So predictable There is no progress.

    If this list it’s just about front men/women. Here you go a small part of front-women:
    Tina Turner
    Grace Slick
    Cher
    Suzy Quatro
    Deborah Harris
    Pat Benatar
    Chrissie Hynde
    Joan Jett

  111. Danny M

    March 2, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    What about Jerry? Can’t think of a better one.

  112. Arthur

    March 2, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    I thought you said Rock? Freddie fronted a comedy pop group

  113. the angry hippy

    March 4, 2016 at 10:30 am

    for a list of rock and rollers there is a distinct lack of black faces. on what planet are are morrisey and jarvis cocker better frontmen than lemmy??? wheres little richard or jerry lee lewis? who writes these things? children, with little idea of where the sounds come from.

  114. Steve Briggs

    April 6, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Peter Green, Steve Wynwood….

  115. Keith

    May 15, 2016 at 6:08 am

    Anyone commenting actually read the intro? This is a list based in other lists! If one of your favorites is missing, it’s because they weren’t on the lists, used to compile this one, as frequently as you think they should be. Get it? This is an aggregate.

  116. Thirdear Luc

    July 15, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Sensational Alex Harvey. Period.

  117. El Gringo Loco

    October 21, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Yikes, this list is, well, very white and male. Gladys Knight (and the Pips), Chaka Khan (with Rufus), and Patti Labelle (Labelle) are some badass front women.

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