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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26 6
Ringmasters is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers

2
27 11
Boston Common is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Barbershop music

3
20 7
The Buffalo Bills is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Barbershop music

4
15 7
Bluegrass Student Union is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Barbershop music

5
17 10
The Vocal Majority is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Barbershop music, A cappella

6
13 7
Barbershop Harmony Society is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
A cappella, Barbershop music

7
14 8
The Chordettes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Barbershop music, Pop music, Traditional pop music

8
9 4
The Four Freshmen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Barbershop music, Traditional pop music, Jazz

9
6 3
Chordiac Arrest is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers

10
5 3
Martini is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Barbershop music

11
4 2
Virginians is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Barbershop music

12
4 3
Maxx Factor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Barbershop music

13
3 2
Ross Barbour is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Barbershop music, Traditional pop music, Jazz

14
3 2
Choir of Chichester Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Barbershop music, Classical music

15
3 2
Close Company is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Barbershop music, Classical music

16
2 1
SALT is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Barbershop music

17
5 5
Sweet Adelines International is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
A cappella, Barbershop music

18
3 3
Four Bettys is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Barbershop music

19
2 2
Northwest Sound Men's Chorus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Barbershop music

20
8 9
Alexandria Harmonizers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Barbershop music

21
3 4
City of Sails Chorus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Barbershop music

22
2 3
Bob Flanagan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Barbershop music, Traditional pop music, Jazz

23
2 3
Happiness Emporium is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Barbershop music, Gospel music

24
2 3
Southern Gateway Chorus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
mbutherus added Barbershop Music, A Cappella

25
1 2
Music Central is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Barbershop music, Swing music, Jazz

26
1 2
The Singing Senators is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Barbershop music

27
1 3
American Quartet is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers

28
1 3
Zing is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Barbershop music

29
0 2
Moxie Ladies is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Barbershop music

30
1 5
Ken Albers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Barbershop Singers
Barbershop music, Traditional pop music, Jazz