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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 groups’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. Upvote 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
60 31
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
15 3
Neil Diamond is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Neil Diamond Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

4
25 12
Perry Como is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Perry Como Adult contemporary music, Sacred music, Pop music

5
16 4
The Carpenters is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added The Carpenters Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

6
11 2
Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Frank Sinatra Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big band

7
12 4
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

8
19 11
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
10 3
Antônio Carlos Jobim is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Antônio Carlos Jobim Brazilian jazz, Latin jazz, Samba

10
55 47
Sade Adu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists

11
19 13
Engelbert Humperdinck is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Engelbert Humperdinck Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Traditional pop music

12
49 43
Roger Whittaker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Roger Whittaker Pop music, Easy listening

13
20 15
Andy Williams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Andy Williams Pop music, Traditional pop music, Easy listening

14
8 3
The Moody Blues is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added The Moody Blues Synthpop, Rock music, Acoustic music

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8 4
Julio Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Julio Iglesias Adult contemporary music, Latin American music, Latin pop

16
7 3
Paul Mauriat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Paul Mauriat

17
6 2
Henry Mancini is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Henry Mancini Easy listening, Jazz, Film score

18
5 1
Andre Kostelanetz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Andre Kostelanetz

19
10 7
Bert Kaempfert is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Bert Kaempfert Big band, Easy listening, Jazz

20
4 1
The Andrews Sisters is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added The Andrews Sisters Girl group, Swing music, Boogie-woogie

21
4 1
Burt Bacharach is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Burt Bacharach Pop music, Vocal music

Listening To Christmas Music Is Bad For Your Health

22
4 1
Ed Ames is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Ed Ames Adult contemporary music, Pop music

23
4 1
Percy Faith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Percy Faith

24
9 7
Franck Pourcel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Franck Pourcel Easy listening

25
7 5
Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Bee Gees Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

26
5 3
Jerry Vale is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Jerry Vale

27
4 2
George Gershwin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added George Gershwin Opera, Musical theatre, Film score

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4 2
Barry Manilow is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Barry Manilow

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4 2
The Everly Brothers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added The Everly Brothers Christian music, Rock music, Rockabilly

30
4 2
Anne Murray is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Anne Murray Adult contemporary music, Country pop, Pop music

31
3 1
The Lennon Sisters is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added The Lennon Sisters Girl group, Traditional pop music

32
3 1
Connie Francis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Connie Francis Country pop, Rock music, Traditional pop music

33
3 1
Mantovani is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Mantovani

34
3 1
Benny Goodman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Benny Goodman Swing music, Big band, Jazz

35
3 1
Eddie Fisher is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Eddie Fisher Traditional pop music

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3 1
George Shearing is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added George Shearing Cool jazz, Swing music, Jazz

37
3 1
Artie Shaw is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Artie Shaw Swing music, Big band

38
3 1
Al Martino is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Al Martino Swing music, Traditional pop music, Easy listening

39
3 1
Stephen Bishop is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Stephen Bishop Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

40
3 1
Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Billy Joel Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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3 1
The Kingston Trio is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added The Kingston Trio Pop music, Folk music

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3 1
The Chordettes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added The Chordettes Barbershop music, Pop music, Traditional pop music

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3 1
Tommy Dorsey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Tommy Dorsey Swing music, Big band, Jazz

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3 1
The Fontane Sisters is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added The Fontane Sisters Pop music

45
2 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

46
2 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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2 0
Caravelli is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
LaphaetonZ added Caravelli

48
10 9
Ennio Morricone is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Ennio Morricone Lounge music, Classical music, Easy listening

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5 4
Michael Bublé is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
Michael Bublé Adult contemporary music, Lounge music, Pop music

50
5 4
Astrud Gilberto is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists
bastian-lee-jones added Astrud Gilberto Brazilian jazz, Latin jazz, Bossa nova