bands/musicians Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President  

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List Rules Only people born in the United States qualify for this list. Vote up the political musicians who should run for office.

This is a list of rock stars who would make the best president. Music and politics have been intertwined much like peas and carrots. Since music first became a popular art form, singers have used the medium as a way to tell stories and to rail against their unfair issues. Both rock stars of the past and present aren't afraid to speak up against political issues that they feel are harmful to them and to society. Many musicians come from humble upbringings so their success, while excessive at times, has taught them how to handle large audiences and how to get their opinions and viewpoints to the population. With their passion and outspokenness against perceived wrongs, rock stars are the best candidates of any entertainment entity to make a great president.

So what would make a great rock star president? The ability to communicate and the willingness to do what's best for the people. Several musicians on this list practice what they preach both on their songs but also in public. Artists like Bruce Springsteen, Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger have a distinctly populist voice in their music and their voices are popular with different types of people. These singers would be a voice that many would unite around. The same goes for rock stars like John Fogerty, John Mellencamp and Eddie Vedder. That is the common bond between all of the different personalities on this list.Their music may be different, but their leadership skills and willing to do what's best even when it's not popular is what will make them the best president.

Vote for the rock star who you think would make the best president. If you notice that a rock star isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add him or her. Feel free to vote and rerank this list as you deem fit. 
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Paul Simon 
                    is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Paul Simon Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

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Bruce Springsteen 
                    is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Bruce Springsteen Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

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Alice Cooper 
                    is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Alice Cooper Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock

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+ - 455 455
Dave Grohl 
                    is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Dave Grohl Doom metal, Rock music, Grunge

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+ - 187 238
Tom Petty 
                    is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Tom Petty Blues-rock, Heartland rock, Rock music

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+ - 215 292
Eddie Vedder 
                    is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Eddie Vedder Grunge, Folk rock, Alternative rock

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+ - 230 319
Henry Rollins 
                    is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Henry Rollins Noise rock, Spoken word, Heavy metal

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+ - 248 332
Bob Dylan 
                    is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Bob Dylan Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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+ - 176 340
Elvis Presley 
                    is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Elvis Presley Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

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+ - 335 547
Ted Nugent 
                    is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Ted Nugent Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Billy Joel 
                    is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Billy Joel Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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+ - 150 286
James Hetfield 
                    is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
James Hetfield Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal

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+ - 210 331
Jon Bon Jovi 
                    is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Jon Bon Jovi Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

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+ - 103 167
Joan Jett 
                    is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Joan Jett Glam punk, Rock and roll, Hard rock

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+ - 46 88
Aretha Franklin 
                    is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Aretha Franklin Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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Frank Zappa 
                    is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Frank Zappa Rock music, Experimental rock, Heavy metal

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+ - 55 75
Jimi Hendrix 
                    is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Jimi Hendrix Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

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+ - 38 63
Bob Seger 
                    is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Bob Seger Blue-eyed soul, Heartland rock, Rock music

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+ - 139 205
Dave Matthews 
                    is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
voting closed at #13 Dave Matthews Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Pop music

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Sammy Hagar 
                    is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Sammy Hagar Rock music, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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+ - 162 339
Kid Rock 
                    is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Kid Rock Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

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+ - 162 252
John Mellencamp 
                    is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
John Mellencamp Americana, Heartland rock, Rock music

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+ - 16 24
Billy Gibbons 
                    is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Billy Gibbons Blues-rock, Pop music, Boogie rock

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+ - 130 238
John Fogerty 
                    is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
John Fogerty Americana, Blues-rock, Swamp pop

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+ - 29 61
Lou Reed 
                    is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Lou Reed Noise rock, Blue-eyed soul, Spoken word

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+ - 101 198
Stevie Nicks 
                    is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Stevie Nicks Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music

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+ - 88 173
Michael Stipe 
                    is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Michael Stipe Jangle pop, Pop music, Alternative rock

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+ - 30 65
Ray Charles 
                    is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Ray Charles Soul blues, Pop music, Rock music

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+ - 97 224
Dave Mustaine 
                    is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Dave Mustaine Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Heavy metal

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Slash 
                    is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Slash Glam metal, Blues-rock, Heavy metal

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+ - 9 23
Buddy Holly 
                    is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Buddy Holly Lubbock sound, Rock music, Rockabilly

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+ - 15 23
Tina Turner 
                    is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Tina Turner Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

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+ - 24 42
Arlo Guthrie 
                    is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Arlo Guthrie Folk music, Folk rock, Talking blues

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+ - 108 241
Marilyn Manson 
                    is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Marilyn Manson Glam metal, Industrial metal, Rock music

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+ - 12 24
Paul Stanley 
                    is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Paul Stanley Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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+ - 99 178
Woody Guthrie 
                    is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Woody Guthrie Folk music, Country

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+ - 19 36
Brian May 
                    is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
voting closed at #54 Brian May Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock

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+ - 77 173
Jack White 
                    is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Jack White Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

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+ - 100 228
Billie Joe Armstrong 
                    is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Billie Joe Armstrong Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

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+ - 121 230
Rob Zombie 
                    is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Rob Zombie Horror punk, Noise rock, Nu metal

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+ - 87 203
Jim Morrison 
                    is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Jim Morrison Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock

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+ - 84 198
Don Henley 
                    is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Don Henley Pop music, Rock music, Country rock

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+ - 76 186
Joey Ramone 
                    is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Joey Ramone Punk rock

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+ - 8 24
Marvin Gaye 
                    is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Marvin Gaye Doo-wop, Motown Sound, Rock music

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+ - 75 186
Kurt Cobain 
                    is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Kurt Cobain Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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+ - 57 144
Patti Smith 
                    is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Patti Smith Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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+ - 85 217
Janis Joplin 
                    is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Janis Joplin Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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+ - 6 22
Lindsey Buckingham 
                    is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Lindsey Buckingham New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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+ - 12 51
Madonna 
                    is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Madonna Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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+ - 10 11
Ann Wilson 
                    is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Ann Wilson Rock music, Folk rock, Pop rock