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The Best Barbershop Singers 

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Updated June 8, 2017 534 votes 201 voters 13.4k views 30 items

Barbershop music, which is often time sang by quartets, is some of the most easy-going, fun-loving music out there. The genre is known for being music free,aka a cappella, and the songs mostly have easy to understand lyrics and memorable, singable melodies that are catchy. The reason the genre is called barbershop is when it first became popular in the 1930s and in that particular place where the vibes were good and people were having a good time, they'd sing songs, hence why it became known as barbershop music.

So, what are the best barbershop groups and famous barbershop quartets? American Quartet, Chordiac Arrest and Ringmasters are among the most well known barbershop quartets. There are barbershop competitions to this day where barbershop quartets showcase their skills to be named the best barbershop group with the best singers.

That said, it's up to you to determine what is the best barbershop band. Vote or rerank this list of barbershop singers to how you think it should be. If you notice there's famous barbershop quartets missing from this poll, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best barbershop music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest barbershop music 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 barbershop music bands that you might've heard of (30 items)
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Ringmasters is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
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Boston Common is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
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Bluegrass Student Union ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
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The Vocal Majority is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
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The Buffalo Bills is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
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The Chordettes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
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The Four Freshmen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
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Barbershop Harmony Socie... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
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Chordiac Arrest is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
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Alexandria Harmonizers ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
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Martini is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
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Maxx Factor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
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SALT is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
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Southern Gateway Chorus ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
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Moxie Ladies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
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The Singing Senators is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
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Happiness Emporium is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
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Virginians is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
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Four Bettys is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
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Choir of Chichester Cath... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
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Close Company is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
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Music Central is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
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Ross Barbour is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
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Sweet Adelines Internati... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
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Bob Flanagan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers