1 Jackie Evancho
Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age. Since 2009, she has issued an EP and eight albums, including a platinum and gold album, and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's latest album 'The Debut', was her eighth consecutive release to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Classical Albums chart.
In 2017, Evancho performed the U.S. national anthem at the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump and became the youngest person ever to perform a concert series at Café Carlyle.
Most moving rendition of "Danny Boy" I have ever heard. I only wish she would sing it now with her more mature voice. Beautiful and haunting. If you have not heard her, go to YouTube and check it out, but be ready to cry.
Jackie's talent is simply off the charts. This is not only the most extraordinary version of Danny Boy, but truly one of the most moving and poignant musical presentations ever recorded.
Jackie recorded this incredible version when she was only 10. It has been used in multiple videos on YouTube, many that will tear at your heart strings. Achingly beautiful.
If you hear this version you may believe that Jackie love this song but it's the opportunity. So she will not sing it again. Thanks for doing it nevertheless this one time!
2 Michael Londra
Best version by far
3 Celtic Woman
A little over-orchestrated and schmaltzy, but she has the purest voice and hits the high notes well.
4 Andy Williams
Howard Andrew "Andy" Williams was an American popular music singer. He recorded 44 albums in his career, 15 of which have been gold-certified and three of which have been platinum-certified. He was also nominated for six Grammy Awards.
This version is breath taking especially notes at end. No sincere and as we know his voice is one of worlds all time most beautful and famius.
5 Judith Durham
Judith Durham is in a class of her own. I think her "live" version with an orchestra is the most touching of all. Not to be missed!
Surprised us all showing what a good emotional singer she was outside of the Seekers repertoire.
6 Sinead O'Connor
Sinéad Marie Bernadette O’Connor was an Irish singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the late 1980s with her debut album The Lion and the Cobra.
7 Eric Clapton
Eric Patrick Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. He has also been a member of Derek and the Dominos.
8 Deanna Durbin
Edna Mae Durbin (December 4, 1921 – April 20, 2013), known professionally as Deanna Durbin, was a Canadian actress and singer, who appeared in musical films in the 1930s and 1940s. With the technical skill and vocal range of a legitimate lyric soprano, she performed many styles from popular standards to operatic arias.
Her voice is calming. Her emotion showed through in all she sang. I like her version better than any other..
9 John McDermott
John McDermott's a capella performance of Danny Boy is the purist version I have ever heard. I was one with the song, the emotion felt was one of all consuming focus on the story and that voice of John McDermott. Just beautiful. It touched my soul.
Worth the listen from Danny Boy album.
10 Mario Lanza
Mario Lanza was an American tenor of Italian ancestry, and an actor and Hollywood film star of the late 1940s and the 1950s. Lanza began studying to be a professional singer at the age of 16.
11 Eva Cassidy
Eva Marie Cassidy was an American singer and guitarist known for her interpretations of jazz and blues. In 1992, she released her first album, The Other Side, a set of duets with go-go musician Chuck Brown, followed by the 1996 live solo album titled Live at Blues Alley.
Most emotional and moving version I have heard. There is no second place.
Whatever she sang she turned to pure gold. Danny Boy is no exception.
This rendition along with the one from Elvis are streets ahead...
As usual, just ever cassidy, just guitar, very simple, with a clear voice, the voice of angels, with her interpretation, make you want to cry, touches the heart,
12 The Irish Tenors
13 Johnny Cash
John R. "Johnny" Cash (1932-2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author, who was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. He died of complications from diabetes in 2003. It was suggested that Cash's health worsened due to a broken heart over his second wife's death.
His two versions Are amazing.
Cash's rendition is best
14 Daniel O'Donnell
The perfect voice for this song.
15 Elvis Presley
Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Dubbed the "King of Rock and Roll", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century. His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined with a singularly potent mix of influences across color lines during a transformative era in race relations, led him to both great success and initial controversy. ...read more.
Beautifully sang, with real emotion. Hitting those high notes perfectly and balancing the lower notes with fantastic vibrato
16 Jackie Wilson
Jack Leroy "Jackie" Wilson, Jr. was an American soul singer-songwriter and performer. A tenor with a four octave vocal range, he was nicknamed "Mr. Excitement", and was important in the transition of rhythm and blues into soul.
Emotionally powerful! Great fidelity throughout the vocal range.
Hands down, Jackie Wilson! His range is unbelievable! Excellent!
Another great version of Danny Boy!
17 Bing Crosby
Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby, Jr. was an American singer and actor. Crosby's trademark warm bass-baritone voice made him one of the most popular recording artists of the pre rock and roll era.
18 Roy Orbison
Roy Kelton Orbison, professionally known as Roy Orbison, nicknamed Big O, was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and musician, mostly known for his complex voice and for hits such as, "Oh, Pretty Woman".
This is the best version by far. Every line he delivers is perfect, please listen to Roy's version before voting.
19 Peter Hollens
Being of Irish descent, over the years I've heard many, many renditions of Danny Boy, but my sisters and cousin and I love the Peter Hollens version best!
20 Johnny Mathis
He can sing like no other. The most beautiful voice ever!
Just listen to it. No one can do what he does at the end,.
21 Jim Reeves
22 The Kings Singers
23 Gracie Fields
24 Jose Feliciano
José Montserrate Feliciano García (born September 10, 1945), better known simply as José Feliciano, is a Puerto Rican virtuoso guitarist, singer, and composer.
25 Declan O'Rourke