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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.

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Edited By: Eric
Last Updated: 01-18-2005
100 Greatest Rock Vocal Performances
  1. Love Reign O'er Me - Roger Daltrey (The Who)
  2. Child In Time - Ian Gillan (Deep Purple)
  3. Say Hello To Heaven - Chris Cornell (Temple Of The Dog)
  4. Bohemian Rhapsody - Freddie Mercury (Queen)
  5. Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
  6. Since I've Been Loving You - Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
  7. Piece Of My Heart - Janis Joplin (Big Brother & the Holding Company)
  8. Grace - Jeff Buckley
  9. Life On Mars - David Bowie
10. Who Wants To Live Forever - Freddie Mercury/Brain May (Queen)
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. Great Gig in the Sky - Clare Torry (Pink Floyd)
23. Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
24. Alone - Ann Wilson (Heart)
25. Open Arms - Steve Perry (Journey)
26. Victim Of Changes - Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
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. Twist And Shout - John Lennon (The Beatles)
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. Dream On - Steven Tyler (Aerosmith)
44. Under Pressure - Freddie Mercury/David Bowie (Queen)
45. Eulogy - Maynard James Keenan (Tool)
46. Golden Slumbers - Paul McCartney (The Beatles)
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)

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)

The Best Rock Vocal Performance Albums
1. Temple Of The Dog
Temple Of The Dog
(Chris Cornell/Eddie Vedder)
Temple Of The Dog
2. Grace
(Jeff Buckley)
3. Night At The Opera
Freddie Mercury)
Night At The Opera
4. Quadrophenia
The Who
(Roger Daltrey)
5. Pearl
(Janis Joplin)

6. Abbey Road
The Beatles
Abbey Road
7. In Rock
Deep Purple
(Ian Gillan)
In Rock
8. Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin
(Robert Plant)
Led Zeppelin IV
9. Ziggy Stardust
(David Bowie)
Ziggy Stardust
10. A Day At The Races
(Freddie Mercury)
11. BadMotorFinger
(Chris Cornell)
12. Operation Mindcrime
(Geoff Tate)
13. Ten
Pearl Jam
(Eddie Vedder)
14. Painkiller
Judas Priest
(Rob Halford)
15. The Doors
The Doors
(Jim Morrison)
16. Angel Dust
Faith No More
(Mike Patton)
17. Let It Bleed
The Rolling Stones
(Mick Jagger)
18. Appetite For Destruction
Guns N' Roses
(Axl Rose)
19. Number Of The Beast
Iron Maiden
(Bruce Dickinson)
20. Dirt
Alice In Chains
(Layne Staley)
21. Aenima
(Maynard James Keenan)
22. Facelift
Alice In Chains
(Layne Staley)
23. Darkness On The Edge Of Town
(Bruce Springsteen)
24. Heaven And Hell
Black Sabbath
(Ronnie James Dio)
25. Hunky Dory
(David Bowie)

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