Who is your favorite male vocalist?

Who is your favorite male vocalist?
Here he is
98% (58 votes)
Don't have one
2% (1 vote)
Total votes: 59

Last week, we asked about your female favorite, so it's only natural that this week we give the men a shot. Opera star, singer/songwriter, jazz singer, death growl screamer—who is your favorite male vocalist?

Paul J.  Stiles, Mtn.  View, CA's picture

Same as last week's answer: Sweet and simple—the one I'm listening to now is my favorite!

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Cihangir Güzey's picture

There are sooo many too choose from. But my favorites are Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), and Rob Halford (Judas Priest)—who keep on giving the groups their distinctive character with their still brilliant voices.

Anonymous's picture

Although he certainly doesn't have a technically great voice, I'd have to say Elvis Costello is my fave. He is expressive and soulful and can sing rock, blues, country, and pop. Plus he's a great screamer. Just check out Imperial Bedroom!

Pat's picture

Sam Cooke

Claude Hall's picture

Tony Bennett

Rich in Chicago's picture

The metal god, Rob Halford. And before anyone automatically dismisses him because of the genre that he created, none other than Pavarotti himself was a big fan and said, "Halford can sing in any type of music."

sam's picture

Elvis Costello

Bob Gibbons's picture

When not ranting and raving like the "Life in the Foodchain" or "Amerika" days, Tonio K is a surprisingly good singer. He has a nice tone and can convey emotion well. I also really like David Alvin on Blackjack David. He has a haunting quality that really lends itself to folk/blues.

Tonko Papic - CHILE's picture

Paul Robeson. (He is the best.) Have you heard the Moscow Recital?

Eric Bahringer's picture

David Bowie

Ruud's picture

Chet Baker

hal's picture

Maynard James Keenan

Chris Kenney's picture

Jim Reeves. Near perfection, with warmness and smoothness that connects intellectually and conveys emotion without an overhang of melancholy.

Larry's picture

Ricky Skaggs

AndreRSGoncalves's picture

Donny Hathaway & Kurt Elling.

Pradeep's picture

Freddie Mercury, Phil Collins, and Roger Waters to name a few...

jandominic's picture

David Bowie

Juan Hitters, Argentina's picture

Nat King Cole

Johannes Turunen, Sweden's picture

David Coverdale.

Phil's picture

Southside Johnny Lyon

Craig's picture

Tom Waits. Some say his voice sounds like whiskey over gravel. Listen to his Early Years albums. This man is amazing. A truly fascinating performer. True old-school cool.

HazMan's picture

Mathew Barlow, Iced Earth's vocalist.

J.R.'s picture

Maynard James Keenan

cazz's picture

Greg Lake

Jim M's picture

Richard Hawley

TL's picture

No one else but Frank Sinatra. Then Freddie Mercury and George Michael.

Fred Nebbish's picture

Stan Rogers, the late, great Canadian singer who left us much too soon.

James Teen's picture


BeeJay DeeJay's picture

Midge Ure