Dom Nozzi’s Best-Ever Male Rock Singers

by Dom Nozzi

The rock singers found on this list are the best-ever singers that I have ever had the pleasure to see perform or hear.

Criteria for this ranking:

• Impressive vocal range

• Flamboyant showman

• Widely acclaimed

• Was a pioneer in the sense that his style was later adopted by many others

• Has performed a relatively large number of songs that I enjoy

• Has a “bad boy” reputation

Dom’s Ranking of the top rock singers of all time:

  • Freddie Mercury
  • Robert Plant
  • Roger Daltry
  • Jim Morrison
  • Mick Jagger
  • Steven Tyler
  • Bon Scott
  • Bruce Springstein
  • Paul McCartney
  • John Lennon
  • Bono
  • Elton John
  • Meat Loaf
  • Phil Collins
  • Ronnie Van Zant
  • Paul Rodgers
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • John Waite
  • Billy Idol
  • Bryan Adams
  • Ian Gillan
  • Sting
  • Ian Anderson
  • Steve Perry
  • Fee Waybill


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