Singers The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History  

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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
Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

2
550 387
Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

3
547 388
Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big band

4
546 388
Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana

5
540 389
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

6
508 385
Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Grunge, Folk rock, Alternative rock

7
506 385
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock

8
472 385
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Rock music, Grunge, Psychedelic pop

9
464 383
Nat King Cole is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Jump blues, Swing music, Traditional pop music

10
414 384
Dean Martin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Swing music, Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz

11
408 389
Michael Bublé is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Adult contemporary music, Lounge music, Pop music

12
387 386
Josh Groban is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Classical Crossover, Christian music, Pop music

13
364 385
Dave Gahan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

14
362 384
Lou Rawls is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Rhythm and blues, Jazz, Soul music

15
362 384
Neil Diamond is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

16
360 383
Darius Rucker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Country

17
360 385
Tom Jones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Ballad, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

18
360 385
Nick Cave is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Gothic rock, Garage rock, Alternative rock

19
361 387
Leonard Cohen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Synthpop, Pop music, Spoken word

20
357 383
Perry Como is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Adult contemporary music, Sacred music, Pop music

21
358 385
Bill Withers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Smooth soul, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

22
357 384
John Mayer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

23
356 383
Bing Crosby is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Traditional pop music, Easy listening, Jazz

24
357 385
Blake Shelton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Country

25
357 385
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock