Top Ten Easy Listening Artists

This is not a list of my personal favourite Easy-listening artists, but purely a list of some of the most popular ones that I know of. Naturally, I have added a few of my personal favourites but you'll most likely have your own idea on what you regard as "easy listening" Feel free to vote for an existing item, add your personal favourite or remix it to suit your own taste.

The Top Ten

1 Nat King Cole Nat King Cole Nathaniel Adams Coles, known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American singer who first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist.
2 Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Ella Jane Fitzgerald was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella.
3 Bette Midler Bette Midler
4 Matt Monro Matt Monro Matt Monro, known as The Man with the Golden Voice, was an English singer who became one of the most popular entertainers on the international music scene during the 1960s and 1970s.
5 The Carpenters

Anyone who knows me knows my feelings on The Carpenters. left unsaid. But I do appreciate that they are extremely liked by many many people. It would be indecent of me not to include them. - Britgirl

6 Neil Diamond Neil Diamond Neil Leslie Diamond is an American singer-songwriter and musician with a career that began in the 1960s.
7 Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century.

Frank might clock you one if he found out you classified him as easy listening.

He does not commit GBH on the lugs, and thus is easy listening, yes? :). - Britgirl

8 Perry Como Perry Como Pierino Ronald "Perry" Como was an American singer and television personality. During a career spanning more than half a century he recorded exclusively for the RCA Victor label after signing with it in 1943.
9 Shirley Bassey Shirley Bassey Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey is a Welsh singer whose career began in the mid-1950s, best known both for her powerful voice and for recording the theme songs to the James Bond films Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, and Moonraker.
10 Barbra Streisand Barbra Streisand Barbara Joan Streisand, known professionally as Barbra Streisand, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker.

The Contenders

11 Laura Branigan Laura Branigan Laura Ann Branigan was an American singer, songwriter, and actress known for her powerful, husky alto singing voice which spanned four octaves.

My absolute favourite singer, and an incredible woman, with one of the best voices within the last 50 years. NO ONE could sing like she could, you could literally FEEL the emotion in her voice. Something that nearly no one else could achieve but Laura.

No one ever covered or has covered Self Control or Gloria better than Laura. - Swellow

12 Dean Martin Dean Martin Dean Martin was an American singer, actor, comedian, and producer. One of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century, Martin was nicknamed the "King of Cool" for his seemingly effortless charisma and self-assurance.
13 Michael Buble Michael Buble Michael Steven Bublé is a Canadian singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. He has won several awards, including four Grammy Awards and multiple Juno Awards.

I like his songs and his covers. They're nice to chill to. Same as John Legend's songs. - TheFourthWorld

14 Dame Vera Lynn
15 Coldplay Coldplay Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed more.

I know this is a lot more recent then what you were thinking of, but coldplay is so great to relax to that I just had to add it! - RecklessGreed

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