Bands/Musicians The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists  

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Easy listening artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good easy listening bands includes a filter so you can sort by the group’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top easy listening bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Easy listening 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 easy listening bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest easy listening bands of all time, since the most famous easy listening artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best easy listening music.

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

List artists range from Celine Dion to Carole King. Vote up your favorite artists on the list to see them rank higher. What makes the most sense to vote on, is it between Jimmy Buffett and Bing Crosby?

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

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

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

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Dean Martin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Dean Martin Swing music, Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz

2
65 34
Bing Crosby is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Bing Crosby Traditional pop music, Easy listening, Jazz

3
23 6
The Carpenters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added The Carpenters Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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22 6
Neil Diamond is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Neil Diamond Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

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16 5
Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Frank Sinatra Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big band

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27 16
Perry Como is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Perry Como Adult contemporary music, Sacred music, Pop music

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16 6
Tony Bennett is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Tony Bennett Pop music, Traditional pop music, Easy listening

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23 13
Olivia Newton-John is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Olivia Newton-John Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock

9
12 3
The Moody Blues is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added The Moody Blues Synthpop, Rock music, Acoustic music

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11 3
Paul Mauriat is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Paul Mauriat

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13 5
Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Bee Gees Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

12
8 1
Burt Bacharach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Burt Bacharach Pop music, Vocal music

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11 4
Julio Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Julio Iglesias Adult contemporary music, Latin American music, Latin pop

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12 5
Antônio Carlos Jobim is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Antônio Carlos Jobim Brazilian jazz, Latin jazz, Samba

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51 43
Roger Whittaker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Roger Whittaker Pop music, Easy listening

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21 14
Engelbert Humperdinck is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Engelbert Humperdinck Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Traditional pop music

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22 15
Andy Williams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Andy Williams Pop music, Traditional pop music, Easy listening

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57 50
Sade Adu is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists

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7 1
The Andrews Sisters is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added The Andrews Sisters Girl group, Swing music, Boogie-woogie

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7 1
Percy Faith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Percy Faith

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8 2
Henry Mancini is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Henry Mancini Easy listening, Jazz, Film score

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8 2
Anne Murray is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Anne Murray Adult contemporary music, Country pop, Pop music

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6 1
Ed Ames is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Ed Ames Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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6 2
Barry Manilow is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Barry Manilow

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6 2
George Gershwin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added George Gershwin Opera, Musical theatre, Film score

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6 2
Andre Kostelanetz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Andre Kostelanetz

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5 1
The Brothers Four is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added The Brothers Four Pop music, Folk music

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5 1
Al Martino is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Al Martino Swing music, Traditional pop music, Easy listening

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5 1
Stephen Bishop is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Stephen Bishop Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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5 1
The Chordettes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added The Chordettes Barbershop music, Pop music, Traditional pop music

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5 1
George Shearing is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added George Shearing Cool jazz, Swing music, Jazz

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4 0
Caravelli is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Caravelli

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6 3
Jerry Vale is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Jerry Vale

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5 2
The Everly Brothers is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added The Everly Brothers Christian music, Rock music, Rockabilly

35
4 1
The Kingston Trio is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added The Kingston Trio Pop music, Folk music

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4 1
Tommy Dorsey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Tommy Dorsey Swing music, Big band, Jazz

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4 1
Stan Kenton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Stan Kenton Swing music, Jazz, West Coast jazz

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4 1
The Fontane Sisters is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added The Fontane Sisters Pop music

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4 1
Eddie Fisher is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Eddie Fisher Traditional pop music

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4 1
Artie Shaw is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Artie Shaw Swing music, Big band

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4 1
The Lennon Sisters is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added The Lennon Sisters Girl group, Traditional pop music

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4 1
Connie Francis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Connie Francis Country pop, Rock music, Traditional pop music

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4 1
Benny Goodman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Benny Goodman Swing music, Big band, Jazz

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3 0
Oscar Peterson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Oscar Peterson Third stream, Hard bop, Jazz

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3 0
Al Caiola is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Al Caiola Pop music, Rock music, Jazz

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3 0
Richard Burton is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Richard Burton

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10 8
Bert Kaempfert is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Bert Kaempfert Big band, Easy listening, Jazz

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10 8
Franck Pourcel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Franck Pourcel Easy listening

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5 3
Shirley Bassey is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Shirley Bassey Popular music, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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5 3
Vikki Carr is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Vikki Carr Pop music, Traditional pop music, Latin pop