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Bands/Musicians Famous Crooners  

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List of famous crooners, with photos. Crooning is a 20th century style of singing made possible by the invention of microphones and amplifiers, which allowed the crooner to sing in a much softer, quieter, more intimate style. Its popularity peaked during the 1920's to 1950's with the advent of radio and electric recording allowing crooners to be heard by millions.

Who are the best known crooners of all time? Crooners were almost by definition entirely male. As the decades passed, crooning began to fall out of fashion and was written off by many as a fad. It was ultimately dethroned by a new style of music in the 1950's, rock and roll. Today, modern crooners are categorized as "adult contemporary" or "easy listening".
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“Whispering” Jack Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Crooners
“Whispering” Jack Smith
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Abdel Halim Hafez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Crooners
Arabic music
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Al Bowlly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Crooners
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Al Martino is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Crooners
Swing music, Traditional pop music, Easy listening
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Andy Williams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Crooners
Pop music, Traditional pop music, Easy listening
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Billy Eckstine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Crooners
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Bing Crosby is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Crooners
Traditional pop music, Easy listening, Jazz
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Bobby Darin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Crooners
Rock music, Swing music, Folk music
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Bogomil Font is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Crooners
Bogomil Font
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Bryan Ferry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Crooners
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music
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Buddy Greco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Crooners
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Chris Gehrke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Crooners
Chris Gehrke
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David Bisbal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Crooners
Pop music, Latin pop
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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Crooners
Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music
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Dean Martin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Crooners
Swing music, Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz
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Des O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Crooners
Easy listening
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Dick Powell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Crooners
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Don Cornell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Crooners
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Eddie Fisher is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Crooners
Traditional pop music
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Engelbert Humperdinck is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Crooners
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Traditional pop music
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Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Crooners
Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big band
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Frankie Laine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Crooners
Traditional music, Folk music, Traditional pop music
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Harry Connick Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Crooners
Harry Connick Jr.
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James Darren is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Crooners
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Jerry Vale is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Crooners