Bands/Musicians The Best Chanson Bands/Artists  

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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
Torch song, Chanson, Cabaret

2
602 4
Charles Aznavour is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Chanson, Pop music, Jazz

3
585 4
Jacques Brel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Chanson

4
541 4
Patricia Kaas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Chanson, Pop music, Cabaret

5
594 5
Serge Gainsbourg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Adult contemporary music, Chanson, New Wave

6
594 5
Jason Kouchak is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Chanson, New Age music, Classical music

7
555 5
Joe Dassin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Chanson, French pop music

8
479 5
Léo Ferré is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Chanson, French pop music

9
506 6
Mireille Mathieu is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Chanson, Cabaret, Traditional pop music

10
468 6
Dalida is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Popular music, Chanson, Disco

11
493 8
Julien Clerc is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Chanson

12
368 6
Barbara is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Chanson, French pop music

13
305 5
Renan Luce is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Chanson

14
291 5
Shusha Guppy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Chanson, Persian traditional music

15
348 7
Camélia Jordana is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Chanson, Folk rock, French pop music

16
305 6
Walter Andreas Schwarz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Chanson, Schlager music

17
313 7
Bénabar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Chanson

18
344 9
Rajka Vali is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Adult contemporary music, Chanson, Pop music

19
334 9
Georges Garvarentz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Chanson, Pop music, Film score

20
296 8
Alain Souchon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Chanson, Synthpop, New Wave

21
227 6
Jeanne Cherhal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Chanson

22
304 10
Jacques Dutronc is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Chanson, French rock, Garage rock

23
283 9
Fabrizio De André is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Chanson, Pop music, Folk music

24
231 7
Lynda Lemay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Chanson

25
174 5
Annett Louisan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chanson Bands/Artists
Chanson, Pop music