Top Ten Artists With the Best Rendition of the Song "Danny Boy"

There are a lot of renditions from many artists, whitch You like most (please add not the muppets)
The Top Ten
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... read more

The 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 heartstrings. Achingly beautiful.

2 Michael Londra
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 breathtaking, especially the notes at the end. No one is more sincere, and as we know, his voice is one of the world's all-time most beautiful and famous.

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 by 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... read more

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 cappella performance of Danny Boy is the purest 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 the 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.
The Contenders
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.

The 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...

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... read more
14 Daniel O'Donnell

The perfect voice for this song. Beautiful.

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... read more

Beautifully sung, 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, 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
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