100 Greatest Rock Vocal Performances

  1. Bohemian Rhapsody - Freddie Mercury (Queen)
  2. Love Reign O'er Me - Roger Daltrey (The Who)
  3. Child In Time - Ian Gillan (Deep Purple)
  4. Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
  5. Since I've Been Loving You - Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
  6. Piece Of My Heart - Janis Joplin (Big Brother & the Holding Company)
  7. Who Wants To Live Forever - Freddie Mercury/Brain May (Queen)
  8. Victim Of Changes - Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
  9. Life On Mars - David Bowie
10. Grace - Jeff Buckley
11. Stairway To Heaven - Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
12. Backstreets - Bruce Springsteen
13. Jesus Christ Pose - Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)
14. God Only Knows - Carl Wilson (The Beach Boys)
15. Painkiller - Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
16. Release - Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)
17. Queen Of The Reich - Geoff Tate (Queensryche)
18. Mother, Father - Steve Perry (Journey)
19. Pushit - Maynard James Keenan (Tool)
20. When The Music's Over - Jim Morrison (The Doors)
21. Rooster - Layne Staley/Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains)
22. Say Hello 2 Heaven - Chris Cornell (Temple Of The Dog)
23. Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
24. Alone - Ann Wilson (Heart)
25. Open Arms - Steve Perry (Journey)
26. Twist And Shout - John Lennon (The Beatles)
27. Somebody To Love - Freddie Mercury (Queen)
28. Tutti Frutti - Little Richard
29. Oh Darling - Paul McCartney (The Beatles)
30. Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
31. Jeremy - Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)
32. Love Of My Life - Freddie Mercury (Queen)
33. Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen
34. Don't Stop Me Now - Freddie Mercury (Queen)
35. White Rabbit - Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane)
36. Dream On - Steven Tyler (Aerosmith)
37. Black Dog - Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
38. Trooper - Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
39. The Show Must Go On - Freddie Mercury (Queen)
40. Slaves And Bulldozers - Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)
41. Me And Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
42. Sympathy For The Devil - Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones)
43. Golden Slumbers - Paul McCartney (The Beatles)
44. Under Pressure - Freddie Mercury/David Bowie (Queen)
45. Eulogy - Maynard James Keenan (Tool)
46. You See Me Crying - Steven Tyler (Aerosmith)
47. Estranged - Axl Rose (Guns N' Roses)
48. The Grudge - Maynard James Keenan (Tool)
49. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You - Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
50. The End - Jim Morrison (The Doors)
51. We Are The Champions - Freddie Mercury (Queen)
52. Hunger Strike - Chris Cornell/Eddie Vedder (Temple Of The Dog)
53. Won't Get Fooled Again - Roger Daltrey (The Who)
54. Midlife Crisis - Mike Patton (Faith No More)
55. Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton
56. Rainbow In The Dark - Ronnie James Dio (Dio)
57. Whole Lotta Love - Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
58. A Day In The Life - John Lennon (The Beatles)
59. Showbiz - Matt Bellamy (Muse)
60. Because - Lennon/McCartney/Harrison (The Beatles)
61. An American Trilogy - Elvis Presley
62. Gimme Shelter - Mick Jagger/Mary Clayton (Rolling Stones)
63. Man In The Box - Layne Staley/Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains)
64. Freewheel Burning - Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
65. Street Fighting Man - Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones)
66. Civil War - Axl Rose (Guns N' Roses)
67. Exit Music (For a Film) - Thom Yorke (Radiohead)
68. Beyond The Wheel - Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)
69. Landslide - Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac)
70. Nutshell - Layne Staley (Alice In Chains)
71. Time - David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
72. Everybody Hurts - Michael Stipe (R.E.M.)
73. Radio Gaga - Freddie Mercury (Queen)
74. Somebody To Love - Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane)
75. Bad Company - Paul Rodgers (Bad Company)
76. Walk This Way - Steven Tyler (Aerosmith)
77. Pride - Bono (U2)
78. Ticks & Leeches - Maynard James Keenan (Tool)
79. Still Loving You - Klaus Meine (The Scorpions)
80. Revolution Calling - Geoff Tate (Queensryche)
81. Mercedes Benz - Janis Joplin
82. Love Hurts - Dan McCafferty (Nazareth)
83. Rock 'N' Roll Suicide - David Bowie
84. Cry Cry Baby - Janis Joplin
85. Don't Cry - Axl Rose (Guns N' Roses)
86. Radio Radio - Elvis Costello
87. Cemetary Gates - Philip Anselmo (Pantera)
88. Would - Layne Staley/Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains)
89. Yellow Ledbetter - Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)
90. Steel Rain - Chris Cornell
91. Black - Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)
92. My Generation - Roger Daltrey (The Who)
93. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
94. Outlaw Torn - James Hetfield (Metallica)
95. Travelin' Band - John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
96. Dreams - Sammy Hagar (Van Halen)
97. Street Spirit - Thom Yorke (Radiohead)
98. Five To One - Jim Morrison (The Doors)
99. Space Oddity - David Bowie
100. Unchained Melody - Bobby Hatfield/Bill Medley (Righteous Brothers)
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101. Break On Through - Jim Morrison (The Doors)
102. Blood Red Skies - Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
103. Comfortably Numb - Roger Waters/David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
104. American Woman - Burton Cummings (Guess Who)
105. Lazy - Ian Gillan (Deep Purple)
106. Down In A Hole - Layne Staley / Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains)
107. Sweet Child O'Mine - Axl Rose (Guns N' Roses)
108. Whisper In The Night- Jeff Lynne (ELO)
109. The Mission - Geoff Tate (Queensryche)
110. More Than A Feeling - Brad Delp (Boston)
111. Evidence - Mike Patton (Faith No More)
112. Green Manalishi - Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
113. Tonight Tonight - Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins)
114. Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney
115. Paranoid Android - Thom Yorke (Radiohead)
116. Run To The Hills - Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
117. Rocket Queen - Axl Rose (Guns N' Roses)
118. Roxanne - Sting (The Police)
119. Heaven And Hell - Ronnie James Dio (Black Sabbath)
120. American Pie - Don Mclean
121. Fire Woman - Ian Astbury (The Cult)
122. November Rain - Axl Rose (Guns N' Roses)
123. Perfect Day - Lou Reed
124. Piano Man - Billy Joel
125. Welcome to the Jungle - Axl Rose (Guns N' Roses)
126. In Your Eyes - Peter Gabrielbr
127. Something - George Harrison (The Beatles)
128. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Art Garfunkel (Simon & Garfunkel)
129. Grievance - Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)
130. Let It Be - Paul McCartney (The Beatles)
131. Welcome To The Machine - David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
132. Cult Of Personality - Corey Glover (Living Color)
133. Yesterday - Paul McCartney (The Beatles)
134. Sweet Dreams - Annie Lennox (Eurythmics)
135. Bloodsucker - Ian Gillan (Deep Purple)
136. War Pigs - Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath)
137. Come Sail Away - Dennis DeYoung (Styx)
138. Unchained - David Lee Roth (Van Halen)
139. Keep Pushin On - Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon)
140. Highway To Hell - Bon Scott (AC/DC)
141. Ramble On - Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
142. Love Boat Captain - Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)
143. See Me Feel Me - Roger Daltrey (The Who)
144. Red Right Hand - Nick Cave
145. Refugee -Tom Petty
146. With A Little Help From My Friends - Joe Cocker
147. Plush - Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots)
148. Under The Bridge - Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
149. All Right Now - Paul Rodgers (Free)
150. Rhiannon - Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac)
151. Miles From Nowhere - Cat Stevens
152. Mother - Glenn Danzig (Danzig)
153. Here I Go Again - David Coverdale (Whitesnake)
154. Old Time Rock & Roll - Bob Seger
155. Losing My Religion - Michael Stipe (R.E.M.)
156. Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
157. For Those About To Rock - Brian Johnson (AC/DC)
158. Youth Gone Wild - Sebastian Bach (Skid Row)
159. Let It Bleed - Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones)
160. Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
161. Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
162. Don't Worry Baby - Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys)
163. Crazy On You - Ann Wilson (Heart)
164. Sloop John B - Brian Wilson/Mike Love (The Beach Boys)
165. School's Out - Alice Cooper
166. Bell Bottom Blues - Eric Clapton (Derek & The Dominos)
167. Bad To The Bone - George Thorogood
168. White Room - Jack Bruce (Cream)
169. With Or Without You - Bono (U2)
170. Right Now - Sammy Hagar (Van Halen)
171. Joker - Steve Miller
172. Presence Of The Lord - Steve Winwood (Blind Faith)
173. The Warmth Of The Sun - Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys)
174. Not Dark Yet - Bob Dylan
175. Rock You Like A Hurricane - Klaus Meine (The Scorpions)
176. House Of The Rising Sun - Eric Burdon (The Animals)
177. Nearly Lost You - Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees)
178. Number Of The Beast - Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
179. You Really Got Me - Ray Davies (The Kinks)
180. Proud Mary - John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
181. Every Breath You Take - Sting (The Police)
182. Wish You Were Here - David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
183. Mr. Jones - Adam Duritz (Counting Crows)
184. Straight To Hell - Joe Strummer (The Clash)
185. Heartbreaker - Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
186. Another One Bites The Dust - Freddie Mercury (Queen)
187. Nothing Else Matters - James Hetfield (Metallica)
188. Faithfully - Steve Perry (Journey)
189. Limo Wreck - Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)
190. Schism - Maynard James Keenan (Tool)
191. What's Love Got To Do With It - Tina Turner
192. Two Minutes To Midnight - Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
193. Surfer Girl - Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys)
194. Purple Rain - Prince
195. Your Song - Elton John
196. The Flame - Robin Zander (Cheap Trick)
197. Wild World - Cat Stevens
198. I Love Rock 'n' Roll - Joan Jett (The Blackhearts)
199. Maggie May - Rod Stewart
200. Hurt - Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails)

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Last Updated: 2017-04-30
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Criteria: These Greatest Rock Vocal Performances are the songs where the vocalist gets to show their full talent. Their best vocal performances.