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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Dave Grohl 
                    is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Dave Grohl Doom metal, Rock music Grunge

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Alice Cooper 
                    is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Alice Cooper Glam metal, Experimental rock Shock rock

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Henry Rollins 
                    is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Henry Rollins Noise rock, Spoken word Heavy metal

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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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Tom Petty 
                    is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Tom Petty Blues-rock, Heartland rock Rock music

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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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Ted Nugent 
                    is listed (or ranked) 9 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) 10 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Billy Joel Blue-eyed soul, Pop music Rock music

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Elvis Presley 
                    is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Elvis Presley Christian music, Pop music Rock music

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Jon Bon Jovi 
                    is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Jon Bon Jovi Glam metal, Classic rock Rock music

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James Hetfield 
                    is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
James Hetfield Thrash metal, Heavy metal Speed metal

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Dave Matthews 
                    is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Dave Matthews Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock Pop music

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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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Joan Jett 
                    is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Joan Jett Glam punk, Rock and roll Hard rock

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John Fogerty 
                    is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
John Fogerty Americana, Blues-rock Swamp pop

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Kid Rock 
                    is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Slash 
                    is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Slash Glam metal, Blues-rock Heavy metal

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John Mellencamp 
                    is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
John Mellencamp Americana, Heartland rock Rock music

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Stevie Nicks 
                    is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Stevie Nicks Classic rock, Pop music Rock music

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Bob Seger 
                    is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Bob Seger Blue-eyed soul, Heartland rock Rock music

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Marilyn Manson 
                    is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Marilyn Manson Glam metal, Industrial metal Rock music

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Michael Stipe 
                    is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Michael Stipe Jangle pop, Pop music Alternative rock

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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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Frank Zappa 
                    is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Frank Zappa Rock music, Experimental rock Heavy metal

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Dave Mustaine 
                    is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Dave Mustaine Thrash metal, Progressive metal Heavy metal

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Madonna 
                    is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Madonna Pop music, Rock music Electronic music

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Don Henley 
                    is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Don Henley Pop music, Rock music Country rock

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Billie Joe Armstrong 
                    is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Billie Joe Armstrong Pop punk, New Wave Rock music

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Jim Morrison 
                    is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Jim Morrison Blues-rock, Rock music Acid rock

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Sammy Hagar 
                    is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Sammy Hagar Rock music, Heavy metal Hard rock

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Jack White 
                    is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Jack White Blues-rock, Punk blues Rock music

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Woody Guthrie 
                    is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Woody Guthrie Folk music, Country

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Ray Charles 
                    is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Ray Charles Soul blues, Pop music Rock music

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Kurt Cobain 
                    is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Kurt Cobain Grunge, Alternative rock Punk rock

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Joey Ramone 
                    is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Joey Ramone Punk rock

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Janis Joplin 
                    is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Janis Joplin Blues-rock, Rock music Folk music

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Arlo Guthrie 
                    is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Arlo Guthrie Folk music, Folk rock Talking blues

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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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Patti Smith 
                    is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Patti Smith Blues-rock, Rock music Protopunk

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Warren Zevon 
                    is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Warren Zevon Americana, Blues-rock Rock music

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Tina Turner 
                    is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Tina Turner Rock music, Dance-pop Rhythm and blues

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Serj Tankian 
                    is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Serj Tankian Nu metal, Rock music Heavy metal

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Jimi Hendrix 
                    is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Jimi Hendrix Blues-rock, Rock music Experimental rock

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Anthony Kiedis 
                    is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Anthony Kiedis Rock music, Rap rock Funk metal

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Paul Stanley 
                    is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Paul Stanley Glam metal, Heavy metal Hard rock

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Billy Gibbons 
                    is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Billy Gibbons Blues-rock, Pop music Boogie rock

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Buddy Holly 
                    is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Buddy Holly Lubbock sound, Rock music Rockabilly

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Lindsey Buckingham 
                    is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President
Lindsey Buckingham New Wave, Pop music Rock music