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
407 332
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
406 332
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
399 332
Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana

5
380 332
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
360 332
Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Grunge, Folk rock, Alternative rock

7
351 332
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
344 332
Nat King Cole is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Jump blues, Swing music, Traditional pop music

9
335 332
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Rock music, Grunge, Psychedelic pop

10
305 333
Michael Bublé is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Adult contemporary music, Lounge music, Pop music

11
293 332
Josh Groban is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Classical Crossover, Christian music, Pop music

12
290 332
Dean Martin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Swing music, Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz

13
285 332
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

14
275 332
John Mayer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

15
271 332
Bing Crosby is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Traditional pop music, Easy listening, Jazz

16
265 332
Neil Diamond is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

17
260 332
Blake Shelton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Country

18
259 332
Tom Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Ballad, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

19
255 332
Leonard Cohen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Synthpop, Pop music, Spoken word

20
255 332
Bill Withers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Smooth soul, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

21
254 332
Michael Hutchence is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
New Wave, Rock music, Alternative rock

22
250 332
Jim Reeves is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
RobLein added Nashville sound, Country

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250 332
Perry Como is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Adult contemporary music, Sacred music, Pop music

24
250 332
Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

25
245 332
Gordon Lightfoot is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
RobLein added Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

26
245 332
Dave Gahan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

27
245 332
Cat Stevens is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Synthpop, Sufi rock, Nasheed

28
245 332
Lou Rawls is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Rhythm and blues, Jazz, Soul music

29
240 332
Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

30
240 332
Lou Reed is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Noise rock, Blue-eyed soul, Spoken word

31
240 332
Trent Reznor is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Alternative hip hop, Dark ambient, Synthpop

32
240 332
John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Americana, Blues-rock, Swamp pop

33
240 332
Darius Rucker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Country

34
240 332
James Taylor is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Blues-rock, Disco, Pop music

35
238 332
Michael Stipe is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Jangle pop, Pop music, Alternative rock

36
235 332
Glenn Danzig is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Horror punk, Doom metal, Blues-rock

37
235 332
Peter Murphy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Gothic rock, Experimental music, Alternative rock

38
235 332
Nick Cave is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Gothic rock, Garage rock, Alternative rock

39
235 332
Michael McDonald is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

40
235 332
Joe Strummer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
New Wave, Ska, Rock music

41
235 332
Tennessee Ernie Ford is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
RobLein added Pop music, Gospel music, Country

42
235 332
Harry Belafonte is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Folk music, Calypso music, Vocal music

43
233 332
Iggy Pop is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Punk blues, Garage rock, Protopunk

44
231 332
Brad Roberts is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Rock music

45
231 332
Scott Walker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Pop music, Rock music, Merseybeat

46
231 332
Mike Love is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
RobLein added Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

47
231 332
Mark Sandman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Blues-rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock

48
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Ivan Rebroff is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
cak14353 added

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Gianluca Ginoble is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
Mo Sho added

50
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Roger Whittaker is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History
josef508 added Pop music, Easy listening