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The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History 

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Updated February 29, 2020 44.9k votes 3.5k voters 68k views

List Rules Vote up the greatest baritone voice singers in non-classical music.

Baritone singers have a gift of resonance in lower ranges, between the bass and the tenor voices. A baritone's voice is often incredibly distinct and powerful. This is the most common type of male singer’s voice, so it should be no surprise that this list of baritone singers is long, and filled with baritone vocalists from vastly varying music genres.

Some of the most iconic vocalists in music history are also among the greatest baritone singers of all time. Think all-time greats like Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Perry Como and Dean Martin. These famous baritone voice singers had smooth tones – and to say they crooned is almost an understatement.

You’ll note as well that many rock singers, past and present, are on this list of baritone vocalists. Their voices may sound vastly different, but that’s not unusual where baritones are concerned. Some top baritone singers can sing just a bit higher or just a bit lower, depending. Some of the best baritone singers included in this baritone voice singer list include rock legends like Elvis Presley, Jim Morrison, and Jimi Hendrix.

And any baritone vocalist list would also need to include a multitude of country artists, many of whom are certainly among the greatest baritone voice singers. Would anyone argue that Johnny Cash isn’t one of the best singers ever? It’s highly unlikely.

It's up to you to determine the very best baritone singer of all time. Vote your favorites up to the top of the list, and add any vocalists who are missing.

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Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
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Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
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Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
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Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
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Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
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Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
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Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
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Nat King Cole is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
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Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
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Dean Martin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
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Michael Bublé is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
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Josh Groban is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
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Bing Crosby is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
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Neil Diamond is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
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Perry Como is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
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John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
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Darius Rucker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
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Tom Jones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
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Dave Gahan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
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Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
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Leonard Cohen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
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John Mayer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
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Blake Shelton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
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Gordon Lightfoot is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History