Freddie Mercury is the best band frontman in history — at least according to the website FDRMX – First Dedicated Real Music Exchange.

The site’s editors write, “Freddie was much more than a singer. His early persona was androgynous, theatrical and over the top… As a performer, Mercury would encourage audience participation. His flamboyant style was embraced and celebrated by fans, critics and even his contemporaries such as David Bowie, who called Freddie courageous.”

Here’s the Top 10:

  1. Freddie Mercury
  2. Mick Jagger
  3. Robert Plant
  4. Steven Tyler
  5. Roger Daltrey
  6. Jim Morrison
  7. Perry Farrell – Jane’s Addiction
  8. Bono
  9. Ann Wilson
  10. Chris Robinson – The Black Crowes

Honorable mentions include: Chris Cornell, Ronnie James Dio, Ray Davies, Dave Grohl, Bon Scott, Eddie Vedder, Ronnie Van Zant, Bruce Dickinson, Joe Strummer, Lou Reed (with The Velvet Underground), Debbie Harry, Michael Stipe and Tom Petty.