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Easy listening artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good easy listening bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top easy listening bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Easy listening groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all easy listening bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest easy listening bands of all time, since the most famous easy listening artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best easy listening music.

You can click on the easy listening band names to see more information about that particular notable easy listening group. If they're near the top of the best easy listening artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top easy listening bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the easy listening band names themselves.

List artists range from Celine Dion to Carole King. Upvote your favorite artists on the list to see them rank higher. What makes the most sense to vote on, is it between Jimmy Buffett and Bing Crosby?

All important, significant and iconic names in easy listening music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new easy listening bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of easy listening, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into easy listening music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good easy listening bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent easy listening bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best easy listening bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest easy listening musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular easy listening bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Dean Martin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Dean Martin Swing music, Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz

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Bing Crosby is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Bing Crosby Traditional pop music, Easy listening, Jazz

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Olivia Newton-John is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Olivia Newton-John Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock

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Roger Whittaker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Roger Whittaker Pop music, Easy listening

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Sade Adu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists

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Perry Como is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Perry Como Adult contemporary music, Sacred music, Pop music

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Julio Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Julio Iglesias Adult contemporary music, Latin American music, Latin pop

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Andy Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Andy Williams Pop music, Traditional pop music, Easy listening

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The Carpenters is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added The Carpenters Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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Tony Bennett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Tony Bennett Pop music, Traditional pop music, Easy listening

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Neil Diamond is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Neil Diamond Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

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The Moody Blues is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added The Moody Blues Synthpop, Rock music, Acoustic music

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Antônio Carlos Jobim is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Antônio Carlos Jobim Brazilian jazz, Latin jazz, Samba

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Stan Getz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Stan Getz Cool jazz, Jazz, West Coast jazz

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Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Bee Gees Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

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Engelbert Humperdinck is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Engelbert Humperdinck Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Traditional pop music

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Richard Clayderman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Richard Clayderman Pop music, Classical music, Easy listening

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Paul Mauriat is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Paul Mauriat

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Los Panchos is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Los Panchos Bolero

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José José is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added José José Ballad, Latin pop, Bolero

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The Kingston Trio is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added The Kingston Trio Pop music, Folk music

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Jeanette is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Jeanette Ballad, Synthpop, Pop music

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Billy Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Billy Vaughn

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Stephen Bishop is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Stephen Bishop Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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Kenny Loggins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Kenny Loggins Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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Steely Dan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Steely Dan Rock music, Jazz fusion, Rhythm and blues

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The Everly Brothers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added The Everly Brothers Christian music, Rock music, Rockabilly

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Vikki Carr is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Vikki Carr Pop music, Traditional pop music, Latin pop

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Anni-Frid Lyngstad is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Anni-Frid Lyngstad Disco, Pop music, Rock music

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David Gates is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
David Gates Rock music, Pop rock, Easy listening

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Richard Clayderman & James Las... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists

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Bert Kaempfert is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Bert Kaempfert Big band, Easy listening, Jazz

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Acker Bilk is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Acker Bilk Pop music, Trad jazz, Easy listening

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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Bras... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists

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Ted Heath is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Ted Heath Big band, Easy listening, Jazz

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Eartha Kitt is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
bastian-lee-jones added Eartha Kitt Torch song, Cabaret, Vocal jazz

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Joey Bishop is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Joey Bishop

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Nino Bravo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Nino Bravo Ballad, Pop music, Easy listening

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Shirley Bassey is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Shirley Bassey Popular music, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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Astrud Gilberto is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
bastian-lee-jones added Astrud Gilberto Brazilian jazz, Latin jazz, Bossa nova

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Renato Carosone is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Renato Carosone

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Peter Nero is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Peter Nero

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Perla is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Perla

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Manuel Alejandro is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Manuel Alejandro

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Ray Anthony is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Ray Anthony

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Mario Trevi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Mario Trevi Pop music, Turbo-folk, Canzone Napoletana

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Renzo Arbore is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Renzo Arbore

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Richard Burton is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Richard Burton

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Mario Merola is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Mario Merola Canzone Napoletana

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Caravelli is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Caravelli