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Top 100 Best Male Singers Of All Time

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Do you think current best male singers stand any chance in front of the greatest male singers of all time? I don’t think there is any replacement of Freddie Mercury, Sam Cooke or Elvis Presley.

The male singing scenario is ever competitive and demanding. The music industry was dominated by male singers once and there was so much stiff competition that even the most talented voices were left unheard. From pop icon Buddy Holly to this era’s sensation Justin bieber, there have been many male singers that contributed greatly to the music.

So it is hard to choose the greatest male singers of all time. But before you scroll down let me tell you FREDDIE MERCURY is the greatest singer ever born. No singer had such powerful voice and such impressive vocal range as Freddie Mercury. He was a good song writer too and his songs are evergreen. Bohemian Rhapsody is still loved and he was the one who made QUEEN a legend. RIP Freddie.

Here is the list of 100 greatest male singers of all time:

Best Male Singers Ever

100. Jon Bon Jovi
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Jon Bon Jovi: Destination Anywhere, This House Is Not for Sale, Bounce, Blaze of Glory
99. James Hetfield
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of James Hetfield: Load, Reload, S&M, Matallica, …And Justice for All
98. Phil Collins
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Phil Collins: Face Value, No Jacket Required, Hello, I Must Be Going!, Going Back, …But Seriously
97. Frank Sinatra
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Frank Sinatra: Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely, In the Wee Small Hours, Where Are You?, A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra
96. Neil Diamond
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Neil Diamond: Melody Road, His 12 Greatest Hits, Stones. 12 Songs, Hot August Night
95. Julio Iglesias
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Julio Iglesias: Romantic Classics, 1100 Bel Air Place, Hey!, Mi Vida: Grandes Exitos, Raices
94. Billy Joel
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Billy Joel: 52nd Street, Turnstiles, Glass Houses, The Nylon Curtain, The Stranger
93. Usher Raymond
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Usher Raymond: Confessions, My Way, 8701, Usher, Flawed
92. Enrique Iglesias
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Enrique Iglesias: Sex and Love, Cosas del Amor, Vivir, Insomniac, Euphoria
91. Bryan Adams
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Bryan Adams: Get Up, Reckless, Waking Up the Neighbours, Bare Bones, So Far So Good
90. Sonu Nigam
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Sonu Nigam: Jaan, Chanda Ki Doli, Yaad, Kismat, Yeh Naya Naya
89. Adam Levine
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Adam Levine: Songs About Jane, V, Hands All Over, Singles, Overexposed
88. Garth Brooks
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Garth Brooks: Garth Brooks in…. The Life of Chris Gaines, No Fences, The Ultimate Hits, In Pieces, Man Against Machine
87. Roger Waters
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Roger Waters: The Wall, Radio K.A.O.S., The Final Cut, The Dark Side of the Moon, Amused to Death
86. Chris Brown
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Chris Brown: Royalty, Fortune, X, Graffiti, Before the Party
85. Steven Tyler
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Steven Tyler: Music from Another Dimension!, Aerosmith, Get a Grip, Pump, Young Lust: The Aerosmith Anthology
84. Joe Cocker
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Joe Cocker: Mad Dogs & Englishmen, The Best of Joe Cocker, Joe Cocker Live, Sheffield Steel, Fire It Up – Live
83. Sam Moore
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Sam Moore: Overnight Sensational, Splendid Isolation, Crash, The Best of Sam & Dave, Plenty Good Lovin’: The Lost Solo Album
82. Richard Marx
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Richard Marx: Rush Street, A Night Out with Friends, Stories to Tell, Repeat Offender, Inside My Head
81. BB King
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of BB King: Riding with the King, Lucille, One Kind Favor, Completely Well, King of the Blues
80. Merle Haggard
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Merle Haggard: I’m a Lonesome Fugitive, Going Where the Lonely Go, Pancho & Lefty, Let Me Tell You About a Song, I Love Dixie Blues
79. Lionel Richie
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Lionel Richie: Can’t Slow Down, Back to Front, Tuskegee, Lionel Richie, Coming Home
78. Morrissey
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Morrissey: The Queen Is Dead, You Are the Quarry, Bona Drag, Years of Refusal, Viva Hate
77. Frankie Valli
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Frankie Valli: Romancing The ’60s, …Is The Word, Closeup, Heaven Above Me, Golden Hits of the Four Seasons
76. Justin Timberlake
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Justin Timberlake: Justified, Recrimination, Mr. Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience, Essential Mixes
75. Robert Smith
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Robert Smith: Disintegration, Concert: The Cure Live, Seventeen Seconds, Show, The Cure, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
74. Levon Helm
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Levon Helm: Dirt Farmer, Ramble at the Ryman, American Son, Music from Big Pink, Electric Dirt
73. Sly Stone
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Sly Stone: There’s a Riot Goin’ On, High on You, Fresh, Small Talk, Life
72. Toots Hibbert
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Toots Hibbert: Funky Kingston, Reggae Got Soul, Toots in Memphis, Pressure Drop: The Essential Toots and the Maytals, Unchained Melody
71. Thom Yorke
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Thom Yorke: Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, Amnesiac, OK Computer, Kid A, A Moon Shaped Pool
70. George Michael
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of George Michael: Older, Faith, Patience, Twenty Five, Symphonica
69. David Ruffin
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of David Ruffin: Gentleman Ruffin, I Am My Brother’s Keeper, In My Stride, Who I Am, Me ‘n Rock ‘n Roll Are Here to Stay
68. Steve Perry
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Steve Perry: Street Talk, Greatest Hits + Five Unreleased, For the Love of Strange Medicine, Raised on Radio, Playlist: The Very Best of Steve Perry
67. Dion
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Dion: Runaround Sue, Presenting, Born to Be With You / Streetheart, Carnival of Hits, Bronx in Blue
66. Phil Everly
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Phil Everly: Star Spangled Springer, Stories We Could Tell, A Date with the Everly Brothers, Les Bras en croix, Two Yanks in England
65. Lou Reed
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Lou Reed: Berlin, Lulu, New York, Transformer, Ecstasy
64. Gregg Allman
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Gregg Allman: Duane & Greg Allman, The Gregg Allman Tour, Playin’ Up a Storm, Laid Back, One More Try: An Anthology
63. Solomon Burke
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Solomon Burke: Don’t Give Up on Me, Live At Montreux 2006, The Best of Solomon Burke, Soul Legend, Proud Mary: The Bell Sessions
62. John Fogerty
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of John Fogerty: Revival, Blue Moon Swamp, Premonition, The Long Road Home, Hoodoo
61. Tom Waits
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Tom Waits: Rain Dogs, Closing Time, Mule Variations, Real Gone, Alice
60. Art Garfunkel
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Art Garfunkel: Angel Clare, Breakaway, Fate for Breakfast, Scissors Cut, Watermark
59. Iggy Pop
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Iggy Pop: Post Pop Depression, The Idiot, Raw Power, Brick by Brick, Kill City
58. Don Everyly
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Don Everly: Stories We Could Tell, Songs Our Daddy Taught Us, The Very Best of The Everly Brothers, Two Yanks in England, EB 84
57. Eric Burdon
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Eric Burdon: The Black-Man’s Burdon, Eric Burdon Declares “War”, Access All Areas, Stop, Last Drive
56. Paul Rogers
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Paul Rogers: The Cosmos Rocks, The Royal Sessions, The Very Best of Free and Bad Company, Run with the Pack, Whahay
55. Willie Nelson
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Willie Nelson: Wanted! The Outlaws, Pancho & Lefty, Waylon & Willie, Stardust, Teatro
54. John Lee H00ker
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of John Lee H00ker: The Healer, Mr. Lucky, Free Beer and Chicken, It Serves You Right to Suffer, Don’t Look Back
53. Roger Daltrey
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Roger Daltrey: Tommy, Ride a Rock Horse, My Generation, One of the Boys, Going Back Home
52. Axl Rose
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Axl Rose: Chinese Democracy, “The Spaghetti Incident?”, Use Your Illusion I, G N’ R Lies, Appetite for Destruction
51. Muddy Waters
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Muddy Waters: Electric Mud, Hard Again, The Best of Muddy Waters, After the Rain, Folk Singer
50. Bruno Mars
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Bruno Mars: Unorthodox Jukebox, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Earth To Mars, The Lost Planet, It’s Better If You Don’t Understand
49. Brian Wilson
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Brian Wilson: Pet Sounds, The Beach Boys Today!, Beach Boys Concert, No Pier Pressure, Smile
48. James Taylor
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of James Taylor: Before This World, Walking Man, Live at the Troubadour, One Man Dog, Gorilla
47. Wilson Pickett
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Wilson Pickett: The Exciting Wilson Pickett, Funky Midnight Mover: The Atlantic Studio Recordings 1962-1978, The Midnight Mover, American Soul Man, Hey Jude
46. Donny Hathaway
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Donny Hathaway: Everything Is Everything, Live, Donny Hathaway, Roberta Flack Featuring Donny Hathaway, Free Soul. The Classic of Donny Hathaway
45. Kishore Kumar
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Kishore Kumar: Kishore Ki Yaadein, The Finest Moments, Door Gagan Ki Chhaon Mein, Aap Ki Kasam, Bhalobasa Chara Aar Ache Ki
44. Jerry Lee Lewis
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Jerry Lee Lewis: Last Man Standing, The Killer Rocks On, Mean Old Man, Last Man Standing Live, 18 Original Sun Greatest Hits
43. Kurt Cobain
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings, Incesticide, Blew, Hormoaning, In Utero
42. Jim Morrison
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Jim Morrison: An American Prayer, Morrison Hotel, The Soft Parade, L.A. Woman, Waiting for the Sun
41. Buddy Holly
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Buddy Holly: Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Rave On Buddy Holly, 20 Golden Greats, Memorial Collection, Reminiscing
40. George Jones
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of George Jones: 50 Years of Hits, 16 Biggest Hits, One, The Grand Tour, Wine Colored Roses
39. Jeff Buckley
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Jeff Buckley: Grace, Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk, Mystery White Boy, You and I, Live in Chicago
38. Rod Stewart
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Rod Stewart: Another Country, Blondes Have More Fun, A Night on the Town, Never a Dull Moment, Smiler
37. Curtis Mayfield
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Curtis Mayfield: Curtis, New World Order, There’s No Place Like America Today, Superfly, Curtis/Live!
36. Bobby Bland
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Bobby Bland: Bobby Bland and B. B. King Together Again…Live, His California Album, Together for the First Time… Live, Two Steps from the Blues
35. Steve Winwood
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Steve Winwood: Live from Madison Square Garden, Arc of a Diver, John Barleycorn Must Die, Revolutions – The Very Best of Steve Winwood, Junction Seven
34. Howlin Wolf
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Howlin Wolf: Moanin’ in the Moonlight, His Best, Blues From Hell, Howlin’ Wolf, The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions
33. Jackie Wilson
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Jackie Wilson: At The Copa, The Jackie Wilson Story, The Very Best of Jackie Wilson, Mr. Excitement!, Les Bras en croix
32. Chuck Berry
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Chuck Berry: The Great Twenty-Eight, After School Session, St. Louis to Liverpool, Chuck Berry Is on Top, Anthology
31. Bruce Springsteen
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Bruce Springsteen: Greatest Hits, The River, Wrecking Ball, Darkness on the Edge of Town, Nebraska
30. Smokey Robinson
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Smokey Robinson: Smokey & Friends, Timeless Love, Warm Thoughts, A Quiet Storm, 18 Greatest Hits
29. Neil Young
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Neil Young: Harvest, Tonight’s the Night, After the Gold Rush, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Rust Never Sleeps
28. Elton John
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Elton John: Wonderful Crazy Night, The One, Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, Blue Moves, Madman Across the Water
27. Don Henley
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Don Henley: Cass County, Actual Miles: Henley’s Greatest Hits, I Can’t Stand Still, The Very Best of Don Henley, Building the Perfect Beast
26. Johnny Cash
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Johnny Cash: American Recordings, At Folsom Prison, At San Quentin, June Carter and Johnny Cash: Duets, Unearthed
25. Robert Plant
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Robert Plant: Sensational Space Shifters, Raising Sand, Lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar, Now and Zen, Pictures at Eleven
24. Little Richard
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Little Richard: Here’s Little Richard, Little Richard, The Fabulous Little Richard, The King of Rock and Roll
23. Luther Vandross
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Luther Vandross: The Night I Fell in Love, I Know, The Best of Luther Vandross… The Best of Love, Power of Love, Songs
22. Bono
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Bono: Achtung Baby, War, The Joshua Tree, Rattle and Hum, Songs of Innocence
21. Mohhammed Rafi
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Mohammed Rafi: Love Songs, Aansoo, Jeevan Mrityu, Golden Collection (disc 2), The Premium Collection
20. Michael Jackson
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Michael Jackson: Thriller, Dangerous, Xscape, Bad, HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I
19. Hank Williams
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Hank Williams: 40 Greatest Hits, The Complete Hank Williams, Beyond the Sunset, The Unreleased Recordings, Sings Hank Williams
18. Al Green
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Al Green: Al Green’s Greatest Hits, Call Me, Precious Lord, I’m Still in Love with You, Lay It Down
17. Prince
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Prince: Lovesexy, Batman, Dirty Mind, For You, Parade
16. Roy Orbison
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Roy Orbison: Mystery Girl, A Black & White Night Live, Orbisongs, Lonely and Blue, The All-Time Greatest Hits of Roy Orbison
15. Van Morrison
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Van Morrison: It’s Too Late to Stop Now, Astral Weeks, Blowin’ Your Mind!, Veedon Fleece, Wavelength
14. Mick Jagger
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Mick Jagger: Exile on Main St., She’s the Boss, Sticky Fingers, Wandering Spirit, It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll
13. Bob Marley
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Bob Marley: Ganja Gun, Kaya, Catch a Fire, Rastaman Vibration, Babylon by Bus
12. David Bowie
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of David Bowie: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Blackstar, Hunky Dory, Aladdin Sane, Diamond Dogs
11. James Brown
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of James Brown: 20 All-Time Greatest Hits!, Star Time, In the Jungle Groove, Revolution of the Mind, Love Power Peace
10. Paul McCartney
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Paul McCartney: Ram, Pure McCartney, New, Tug of War, Abbey Road
9. Bob Dylan
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Bob Dylan: Fallen Angels, Blonde on Blonde, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, Blood on the Tracks, Shadows in the Night
8. Otis Redding
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Otis Redding: Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul, The Very Best of Otis Redding, Vol. 1, Pain in My Heart, Live in Europe, Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul
7. Stevie Wonder
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life, Innervisions, Talking Book, Hotter than July, Fulfillingness’ First Finale
6. Ray Charles
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Ray Charles: Genius Loves Company, Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, The Birth of Soul, The Genius of Ray Charles, Ray Charles Greatest Hits
5. Marvin Gaye
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Marvin Gaye: What’s Going On, Midnight Love, I Want You, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s Greatest Hits, Here, My Dear
4. John Lennon
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of John Lennon: Double Fantasy, Mind Games, Walls and Bridges, Abbey Road, Imagine: John Lennon
3. Elvis Presley
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of of Elvis Presley: How Great Thou Art, That’s the Way It Is, Live in Las Vegas, Blue Hawaii
2. Sam Cooke
Best Male Singers

Main Albums of of Sam Cooke: Portrait of a Legend: 1951–1964, Live at the Harlem Square Club, Night Beat, The Best of Sam Cooke, The Man Who Invented Soul
1. Freddie Mercury
Best Male Singers
Main Albums of Freddie Mercury: Mr. Bad Guy, A Kind of Magic, A Night at the Opera, Queen, Barcelona

Which male singer do you think is greatest of all time? Who do you think have the most melodious voice?

Comments (12)

  • Hell, this is goofy. I don’t even know who Freddie Mercury is? The two best male voices of all time are between Scott Walker and Johnny Maestro. You evidently don’t appreciate real music.

  • I really hope it is a joke that you don’t know who Freddie Mercury is. I believe that statement alone would show your no appreciation for music. He had one of the purist voices and a range like no other. Pick up a Queen album and you’ll understand.

  • Well most of these are decent, but you did forget Ken Hensley of Uriah Heep which shows up as a big crater since of all the singers listed, he is actually better since his voice never cracked, never had surgery and is still singing to this day. Yes before I heard Ken Hensley, I was under the misconception Freddie Mercury had the highest range. Freddie was great do not get me wrong, just Ken Hensley more years in it which simply put is more experience. Will put him up against them all since he has been singing for 53 years through Uriah Heep and solo works. Got to love that clean living as his voice seems to improve with age!

  • What?Justin bieber was not here?

  • where is Nusrat fateh ali khan..

  • Impressive list but I can not find Jimmy henrick

  • 9 of my top 10 are there: Roy Orbison, Sam Cooke, Freddie Mercury, Paul McCartney, Elvis Presley, Robert Plant, David Bowie, Jeff Buckley, Steve Winwood, not necessarily in that order, they are all great. The one very shameful omission from this list is Daryl Hall, absolutely one of the most amazingly talented singers ever!

  • Peter Cetera (formerly of Chicago) is a pretty amazing vocalist.

  • Roy Orbison is number ONE. I don’t see how there can be any controversy over this.

  • Freddie is the best male singer ever but i think Robert Plant, Jim Morrison, Jeff buckley, Frank Sinatra and Bob Dylan must rank higher than this. they are really great!! and i don’t know where the hell is Leonard Cohen???? he is such a great singer!

  • Never anyone greater than Freddy Mercury. He was absolutely amazing….!!!!

  • Mike Reno of Loverboy for best LIVE vocal performances EVER! I’m a huge fan of Steve Perry but not even Steve has the perfect pitch and power plus stamina to sing every song note for note. Mike Reno is a vocal GOD!

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