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Famous Crooners 

Steve Jackson
Updated July 13, 2018 271.5k views 59 items

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
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Abdel Halim Hafez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Crooners
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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
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Andy Williams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Crooners
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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
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Bobby Darin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Crooners
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Bogomil Font is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Crooners
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Bryan Ferry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Crooners
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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
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David Bisbal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Crooners
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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Crooners
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Dean Martin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Crooners
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Des O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Crooners
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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
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Engelbert Humperdinck is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Crooners
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Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Crooners
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Frankie Laine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Crooners
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Harry Connick Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Crooners
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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