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Chanson artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good chanson 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 chanson bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Chanson 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 chanson bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest chanson bands of all time, since the most famous chanson artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best chanson music.

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

The list you're viewing has a variety of artists, like Ramses Shaffy and Dalida, in it. Make sure to downvote the worst teams/people, because they have it coming. The fun part of voting on multiple artists is making the hard choices, like what's better Alizée or Édith Piaf?

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

The list includes all new chanson 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 chanson, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into chanson 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 chanson bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent chanson bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best chanson bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest chanson 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 chanson bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Édith Piaf is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Édith Piaf Torch song, Chanson, Cabaret

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Jacques Brel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Jacques Brel Chanson

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Patricia Kaas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Patricia Kaas Chanson, Pop music, Cabaret

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Charles Aznavour is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Charles Aznavour Chanson, Pop music, Jazz

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Serge Gainsbourg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Serge Gainsbourg Adult contemporary music, Chanson, New Wave

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Jason Kouchak is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Jason Kouchak Chanson, New Age music, Classical music

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Joe Dassin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Joe Dassin Chanson, French pop music

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Léo Ferré is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Léo Ferré Chanson, French pop music

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Mireille Mathieu is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Mireille Mathieu Chanson, Cabaret, Traditional pop music

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Dalida is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Dalida Popular music, Chanson, Disco

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Julien Clerc is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Julien Clerc Chanson

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Barbara is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Barbara Chanson, French pop music

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Renan Luce is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Renan Luce Chanson

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Shusha Guppy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Shusha Guppy Chanson, Persian traditional music

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Camélia Jordana is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Camélia Jordana Chanson, Folk rock, French pop music

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Walter Andreas Schwarz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Walter Andreas Schwarz Chanson, Schlager music

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Bénabar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Bénabar Chanson

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Rajka Vali is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Rajka Vali Adult contemporary music, Chanson, Pop music

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Georges Garvarentz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Georges Garvarentz Chanson, Pop music, Film score

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Alain Souchon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Alain Souchon Chanson, Synthpop, New Wave

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Lynda Lemay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Lynda Lemay Chanson

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Fabrizio De André is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Fabrizio De André Chanson, Pop music, Folk music

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Jacques Dutronc is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Jacques Dutronc Chanson, French rock, Garage rock

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Jeanne Cherhal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Jeanne Cherhal Chanson

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Laurent Voulzy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Laurent Voulzy Ballad, Chanson, Pop rock

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Annett Louisan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Annett Louisan Chanson, Pop music

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Daniel Lavoie is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Daniel Lavoie Chanson, French pop music

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Dominika Stará is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Dominika Stará Chanson, Pop music, Rock music

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Ramses Shaffy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Ramses Shaffy Chanson

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Jean-Paul Mauric is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Jean-Paul Mauric Chanson, Pop music

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Leonid Utyosov is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Leonid Utyosov Chanson, Jazz

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Louis Chedid is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Louis Chedid Chanson, Musical theatre

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Tereza Kesovija is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Tereza Kesovija Adult contemporary music, Chanson, Pop music

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Vladimir Vysotsky is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Vladimir Vysotsky Russian chanson, Chanson, Bard

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Eva Pilarová is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Eva Pilarová Chanson, Pop music, Folk music

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Matthieu Chedid is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Matthieu Chedid Chanson, Rock music, Funk

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Milva is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Milva Nuevo tango, Chanson, Pop music

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Les Rita Mitsouko is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Les Rita Mitsouko Chanson, New Wave, Pop rock

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Anna Depenbusch is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Anna Depenbusch Chanson, Pop music, Jazz

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Christina Goh is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Christina Goh Chanson, World music, Jazz

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Yannick is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Yannick Chanson, French hip hop, Dance-pop

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Camille is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Camille Chanson

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Zaz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Zaz Chanson, Jazz

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Enrico Macias is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Enrico Macias Chanson

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Renaud Séchan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Renaud Séchan Chanson, Pop music, Rock music

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Fouxi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Fouxi Chanson, Pop music, Trip hop

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Gerald Toto is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Gerald Toto Chanson

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La Chanson du dimanche is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists

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Reinhard Mey is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Reinhard Mey Skiffle, Chanson, Folk music

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Leningrad is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Leningrad Russian chanson, Chanson, Ska punk