bands/musicians The Best Barbershop Singers  

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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
Boston Common Barbershop music

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The Buffalo Bills is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
The Buffalo Bills Barbershop music

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The Vocal Majority is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
The Vocal Majority Barbershop music, A cappella

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The Chordettes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
The Chordettes Barbershop music, Pop music, Traditional pop music

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Barbershop Harmony Society is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Barbershop Harmony Society A cappella, Barbershop music

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Bluegrass Student Union is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Bluegrass Student Union Barbershop music

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The Four Freshmen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
The Four Freshmen Barbershop music, Traditional pop music, Jazz

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Martini is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Martini Barbershop music

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Chordiac Arrest is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers

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Close Company is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Close Company Barbershop music, Classical music

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Ross Barbour is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Ross Barbour Barbershop music, Traditional pop music, Jazz

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Four Bettys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Four Bettys Barbershop music

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Virginians is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Virginians Barbershop music

The Most Gorgeous Female Country Singers of All Time

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Alexandria Harmonizers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Alexandria Harmonizers Barbershop music

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Choir of Chichester Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Choir of Chichester Cathedral Barbershop music, Classical music

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Maxx Factor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Maxx Factor Barbershop music

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SALT is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
SALT Barbershop music

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Sweet Adelines International is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Sweet Adelines International A cappella, Barbershop music

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City of Sails Chorus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
City of Sails Chorus Barbershop music

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Northwest Sound Men's Chorus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Northwest Sound Men's Chorus Barbershop music

The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

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Bob Flanagan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Bob Flanagan Barbershop music, Traditional pop music, Jazz

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The Singing Senators is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
The Singing Senators Barbershop music

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Southern Gateway Chorus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
mbutherus added Southern Gateway Chorus Barbershop Music, A Cappella

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Happiness Emporium is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Happiness Emporium Barbershop music, Gospel music

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Zing is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Zing Barbershop music

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Music Central is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Music Central Barbershop music, Swing music, Jazz

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American Quartet is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers

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Moxie Ladies is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Moxie Ladies Barbershop music

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Ken Albers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Ken Albers Barbershop music, Traditional pop music, Jazz