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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166 47
Dean Martin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
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
Traditional pop music, Easy listening, Jazz

3
25 8
The Carpenters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

4
23 7
Neil Diamond is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

5
18 5
Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big band

6
18 6
Tony Bennett is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Pop music, Traditional pop music, Easy listening

7
25 13
Olivia Newton-John is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock

8
25 15
Andy Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Pop music, Traditional pop music, Easy listening

9
27 17
Perry Como is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Adult contemporary music, Sacred music, Pop music

10
13 4
Paul Mauriat is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added

11
15 6
Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

12
23 14
Engelbert Humperdinck is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Traditional pop music

13
13 5
The Moody Blues is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Synthpop, Rock music, Acoustic music

14
9 2
Burt Bacharach is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Pop music, Vocal music

15
9 2
Percy Faith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added

16
10 3
Henry Mancini is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Easy listening, Jazz, Film score

17
12 5
Julio Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Adult contemporary music, Latin American music, Latin pop

18
51 44
Roger Whittaker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Pop music, Easy listening

19
12 6
Antônio Carlos Jobim is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Brazilian jazz, Latin jazz, Samba

20
58 52
Sade Adu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists

21
8 3
Anne Murray is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Adult contemporary music, Country pop, Pop music

22
7 2
Andre Kostelanetz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added

23
7 2
The Andrews Sisters is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Girl group, Swing music, Boogie-woogie

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

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

26
6 2
Ed Ames is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Adult contemporary music, Pop music

27
5 1
George Shearing is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Cool jazz, Swing music, Jazz

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

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

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

31
4 0
Caravelli is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added

32
6 3
Jerry Vale is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added

33
5 2
The Brothers Four is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Pop music, Folk music

34
4 1
Connie Francis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Country pop, Rock music, Traditional pop music

35
4 1
The Lennon Sisters is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Girl group, Traditional pop music

36
4 1
Eddie Fisher is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Traditional pop music

37
4 1
Benny Goodman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Swing music, Big band, Jazz

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

39
4 1
Artie Shaw is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Swing music, Big band

40
3 0
Al Caiola is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Pop music, Rock music, Jazz

41
3 0
Bread is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Rock music, Folk rock, Country rock

42
3 0
Richard Burton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added

43
3 0
Air Supply is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Pop rock

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

45
10 8
Bert Kaempfert is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Big band, Easy listening, Jazz

46
10 8
Franck Pourcel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Easy listening

47
5 3
Shirley Bassey is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Popular music, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

48
5 3
Vikki Carr is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Pop music, Traditional pop music, Latin pop

49
5 3
The Everly Brothers is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Christian music, Rock music, Rockabilly

50
4 2
Tommy Dorsey is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Swing music, Big band, Jazz