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The Best Doo-wop Groups/Artists

List RulesOnly doo-wop groups and artists.

Doo-wop music is a genre that emanated from some of the biggest cities in the U.S. during the 1940s and 1950s. Mixing vocal harmony with mainstream R&B, some of the best doo-wop artists were considered the very first pop vocalists during those early years. Usually, doo-wop groups consisted of black singers along the East Coast who delicately balanced each other out vocally, with their songs consisting of high tenor lead singers and deep voiced talking bass parts.

That said, who are best doo-wop groups of all time? It's not a question that can be answered easily. Many of the biggest doo-wop artists are among the most recognizable faces in music history. When you think of doo-wop bands, however, some of the first singers that come to mind are The Platters, The Drifters, and of course, The Temptations. These trailblazing supergroups are among the best doo-wopers ever and inspired generations of vocal harmony and modern a cappella.

So, all things considered, this poll of doo-wop groups seeks to answer the questions of "who are the best doo-wop bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest doo-wop musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the bands' music (albums and singles) instead of just voting for the most popular or famous doo-wop groups that you might've heard of, but never really listened to.