All hail Mr Robert Plant.
Now I class Queen as a rock band, I don’t care what anyone else thinks. They are. Fact. Freddie Mercury was an ideal lead singer. He had charisma, personality; he could play, sing and captivate his audience. He was recently voted the ultimate lead singer. He doesn’t quite win this countdown but a top 5 spot is most certainly worthwhile.
Probably the least well know singer in the top 10, but former Free and Bad Company singer has a magical voice. And he stepped in for a certain Freddie Mercury once……nuff said.
If you weren’t a fan, then you will be now. Sit back and enjoy the talents of Paul Rodgers…..
Guns ‘n’ Roses vocalist Axl Rose. You know what? If you are not a fan of his vocals, then just listen to this acapella version of Welcome to the Jungle.
Now, considering DC are my all time favourite band, many of you may have thought Scott would have been #1. I wouldn’t be that predictable now would I?
Now as much as Scott was pure entertainment on a stage, he certainly isn’t the greatest. However, Scott would captivate his audience with his sexual innuendo’s, tight jeans, hairy chest and a cheeky smile….hang on, he was a rock singer – so was this for the girls or boys? Who cares…
He wrote many a song on early DC albums Highway to Hell, TNT, Powerage, Let there be rock and Dirty Deeds, and when Scott sadly passed away in February 1980, many thought that was the end of AC/DC as was the legacy he left. However, he would have wanted the band to continue, and promptly appointed Brian Johnson from relatively unknown band Geordie. Before you could blink their best ever selling album Back in Black was released as a tribute the great man and soon became the second biggest selling album of all time.
Surprised? I hope not, because when I mention Rod Stewart I am talking about the early, no holds barred singer with the Faces (and a certain Jimmy Page) and his earlier stuff. His classic American songbook can go and do one, but the rock and roll songs of the late 60’s / early 70’s were great. Albums such as Smiler, Atlantic Crossing and Never a Dull Moment were his finest work to date along with Faces’ First Step.
We are into the top 10, and who better to kick it off than the king of rock ‘n’ roll? Apparently, you were either a Beatles fan or an Elvis fan – is it wrong to be a self-confessed fan of them both? Tough – I am.
Elvis had absolutely everything. He most certainly had the looks (apparently..?!?!), he could sing, dance and had stage presence. Now granted, I am just going by old footage and his legacy here, but I don’t think many would argue….