The 10 Greatest Rock Vocal Performances Ever!

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Rock Pasta Reader’s Poll:

These are rock vocal performances that show off these frontmen’s true talent, range, and ability including vocals that go beyond their limits and incredibly unforgettable.

Who do you think has the greatest vocal performance ever?


10. Twist and Shout – John Lennon

Chills guaranteed right here in John Lennon’s voice, forcing himself to showcase how he can hit high notes.


9. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Art Garfunkel

Timeless and Beautiful — one of Art Garfunkel greatest performances.


8. Child in Time – Ian Gillan

Just Amazing, nothing more, nothing less cause no words can describe it.


7. Hallowed Be Thy Name – Iron Maiden (Bruce Dickinson)

Dickson going extreme! It’s an amazing vocal performance, they were young, and craving for success!


6. Rainbow In The Dark – Dio (Ronnie James Dio)

What can I say? Simply phenomenal…


5. Painkiller – Judas Priest (Rob Halford)

Hearing those flats? Not every singer can do it like that.


4. Bohemian Rhapsody – Freddie Mercury

This song shouldn’t just be sung by anyone — It requires a singer with an extremely powerful, and operatic voice just like Freddie.


3. Caravan – Van Morrison

Morrison shows true artistry with this song.


2. Say Hello 2 Heaven – Chris Cornell

Insane vocals on this song – delivered the most emotionally empowered vocal.


1. Piece Of My Heart – Janis Joplin

Probably the greatest female performance of all time