Freddie Mercury was arguably one of the best male vocalist of all time. The way he sang and connected with his audience was extremely rare. So, when Barstool Sports put a list together celebrating 10 of the best male vocalist of all time, without mentioning Freddie, his fans sprung into action on social media.
The list highlighted many wonderful vocalists, including Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson. But where were Freddie Mercury and Ray Charles? They didn't make the cut.
The list included: Bob Dylan, Chase Hudson, Stevie Wonder, Ryan Cabrera, Adam Lambert, Otis Redding, Frank Sinatra, Jesse McCartney, Michael Jackson, and Elvis Presley.
Freddie's Fans React
There are hundreds of comments on Twitter expressing their opinion on the list. Many wondered who complied with the list. It seemed unlikely that Adam Lambert, the vocalist who joined Queen, would score higher than Mercury.
This Twitter user has a point. There is no mention of Elton John, who has an amazing voice, or David Bowie. Prince should be on any list, with a voice that could touch your innermost soul.
Other vocalist that should be on the list include: Chester Bennington, Chris Cornell, Myles Kennedy, Scott Stapp, Eddie Vedder, Jim Morrison, and Billy Joel.
Adam Lambert Deserves The Spotlight
Lambert is a powerhouse vocalist. After watching him perform both as part of Queen and as a solo artist, he's deserving of being listed. But he isn't better than Freddie Mercury.
A list celebrating the best male vocalist of all time without David Bowie, Elton John, Freddie Mercury, and Jim Morrison will never sit well with music fans.
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