bands/musicians Famous Crooners  

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List of famous crooners, with photos. Crooning is a 20th century style of singing made possible by the invention of microphones and amplifiers, which allowed the crooner to sing in a much softer, quieter, more intimate style. Its popularity peaked during the 1920's to 1950's with the advent of radio and electric recording allowing crooners to be heard by millions.

Who are the best known crooners of all time? Crooners were almost by definition entirely male. As the decades passed, crooning began to fall out of fashion and was written off by many as a fad. It was ultimately dethroned by a new style of music in the 1950's, rock and roll. Today, modern crooners are categorized as "adult contemporary" or "easy listening".

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“Whispering” Jack Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Crooners
“Whispering” Jack Smith

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Abdel Halim Hafez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Crooners
Abdel Halim Hafez Arabic music

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Al Bowlly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Crooners

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Al Martino is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Crooners
Al Martino Swing music, Traditional pop music, Easy listening

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Andy Williams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Crooners
Andy Williams Pop music, Traditional pop music, Easy listening

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Billy Eckstine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Crooners

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Bing Crosby is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Crooners
Bing Crosby Traditional pop music, Easy listening, Jazz

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Bobby Darin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Crooners
Bobby Darin Rock music, Swing music, Folk music

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Bogomil Font is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Crooners
Bogomil Font

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Bryan Ferry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Crooners
Bryan Ferry New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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Buddy Greco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Crooners

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Chris Gehrke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Crooners
Chris Gehrke

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David Bisbal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Crooners
David Bisbal Pop music, Latin pop

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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Crooners
David Bowie Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

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Dean Martin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Crooners
Dean Martin Swing music, Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz

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Des O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Crooners
Des O'Connor Easy listening

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Dick Powell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Crooners

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Don Cornell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Crooners

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Dr Harry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Crooners
Dr Harry

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Eddie Fisher is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Crooners
Eddie Fisher Traditional pop music

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Engelbert Humperdinck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Crooners
Engelbert Humperdinck Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Traditional pop music

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Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Crooners
Frank Sinatra Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big band

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Frankie Laine is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Crooners
Frankie Laine Traditional music, Folk music, Traditional pop music

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Harry Connick Jr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Crooners
Harry Connick Jr.

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James Darren is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Crooners

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Jerry Vale is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Crooners

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Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Crooners
Jim Morrison Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock

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Jimmy Roselli is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Crooners

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Joe Williams is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Crooners
Joe Williams Swing music, Traditional pop music, Jazz

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Johnnie Ray is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Crooners
Johnnie Ray Traditional pop music

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Johnny Mathis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Crooners
Johnny Mathis Pop music, Latin American music, Easy listening

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José José is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Crooners
José José Ballad, Latin pop, Bolero

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Julie La Rosa is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Crooners
Julie La Rosa

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Ken Ard is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Crooners

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Kevin Spacey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Crooners

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Louis Prima is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Crooners
Louis Prima Jump blues, Swing music, Traditional pop music

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Lucho Gatica is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Crooners
Lucho Gatica Bolero

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Luis Miguel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Crooners
Luis Miguel Ballad, Pop music, Latin pop

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Matt Monro is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Crooners
Matt Monro Easy listening

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Mel Tormé is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Crooners
Mel Tormé Jazz

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Michael Bublé is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Crooners
Michael Bublé Adult contemporary music, Lounge music, Pop music

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Morrissey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Crooners
Morrissey Jangle pop, Indie pop, Rockabilly

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Nat King Cole is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Crooners
Nat King Cole Jump blues, Swing music, Traditional pop music

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Neil Hannon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Crooners

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Nino Bravo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Crooners
Nino Bravo Ballad, Pop music, Easy listening

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Perry Como is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Crooners
Perry Como Adult contemporary music, Sacred music, Pop music

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Richard Hawley is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Crooners
Richard Hawley Indie pop, Psychobilly, Rockabilly

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Robert Goulet is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Crooners
Robert Goulet Show tune, Vocal music

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Rudy Vallée is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Crooners

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Russ Columbo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Crooners