Freddie Mercury Reigns As The Greatest Rock Singer, Surpassing Dio And Plant

Planet Rock listeners have voted the late Queen singer Freddie Mercury as the greatest rock singer of all time.

Planet Rock listeners recently voted for their favorite rock vocalists, following previous polls like The 50 Greatest Rock Albums and The Greatest Guitar Solos. This open poll received 8,627 votes, and any rock singer in history was to be included.

Ranking Of Other Singers

On Bank Holiday Monday, Wyatt and Murray J. counted down the Top 50 Greatest Rock Singers of All Time over five hours. Mercury was voted The Greatest Rock Singer of All Time, earning 13.4% of the votes. Ronnie James Dio came in second, just 255 votes behind, with 10.5%.

Other top singers included Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, Myles Kennedy, Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson, Chris Cornell, and David Coverdale. Heart’s Ann Wilson was the highest-ranking female singer at Number 8, with Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks, and Lzzy Hale also in the Top 50.

Singers like David Lee Roth, Alice Cooper, Joe Elliott, Paul Stanley, Alex Harvey, Jim Morrison, and John Fogerty received votes but didn’t make the Top 50.

Mercury’s talent is widely recognized. Scientific evidence supports his status as one of the greatest rock singers. Researchers previously found he had a unique four-octave vocal range. He used a rare technique called ‘subharmonics.’ His vocal cords moved faster than average. This created a vibrato more impressive than even Pavarotti’s.