Steve Perry’s Hilarious Reaction on Winning the Readers Poll for Best Rock Lead Singer

Steve Perry’s Hilarious Reaction on Winning the Readers Poll for Best Rock Lead Singer | Society Of Rock Videos

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The fans have made their voices heard, and in an electrifying twist of events, the ultimate rock champion has emerged from the shadows, capturing hearts and accolades alike.

In a recent spectacle, Billboard set the stage by crafting a list of the 50 Greatest Rock Lead Singers of All Time.

From the timeless echoes of classic rock to the edgy vibes of grunge and punk, the lineup spanned across decades, unleashing a torrent of nostalgia. After this crescendo, it was the readers’ turn to harmonize with their favorites. Billboard’s readers were prompted to crown their ultimate rock vocalist from the illustrious roster.

The result? A clear, triumphant victor. With a staggering 67 percent of the total vote, Steve Perry, the iconic voice behind Journey, claimed the coveted title.

The resounding applause comes as no surprise – Perry’s resplendent vocals, woven into the tapestry of the late ’70s and early ’80s, have left an indelible mark on musical history. Journey’s melody-driven journey gifted the world six top 10 hits on the illustrious Billboard Hot 100 chart. Among these gems, “Don’t Stop Believin’,” soared to the skies, peaking at No. 9 in 1981.

Steve Perry’s Hilarious Reaction Winning The Poll!

In a Facebook post that shook the internet like a rock anthem, Steve Perry exclaimed:

“Holy S**T!!! I was just told that I won the BILLBOARD Readers Poll for best rock lead singer!!”

Now, if that’s not a surprise tremor in the world of music, I don’t know what is! The news hit him like a chord progression he never saw coming.

A close second in this sonic showdown is none other than Paramore’s powerhouse Hayley Williams, securing over 27 percent of the vote. Williams, a radiant force herself, effortlessly claimed the runner-up position, while the remaining luminaries in the top five claimed their spots with a modest share of the votes, ranging from 1 to 2 percent.

Completing the roster of vocal champions, we see the legendary Freddie Mercury of Queen, the enchanting Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac, and the unforgettable Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, securing the third, fourth, and fifth spots, respectively.

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