Name Ten Favorite Famous Male Singers that most Women go crazy over.

His Masters Voice
His Masters Voice

My Ten Favourite Male Singers

My ten favorite male singers have changed over the years but I have listed the current list below. The list has always included Elvis Presley and Neil Diamond.

I have been a music lover all of my life. I can go back to the days when I was a kid and we had a gramophone player. " His Masters Voice" I believe, with a little dog sitting there with it's ear cocked listening to music.

It was my job as the youngest boy to wind up the player with the handle on the side , no one else was allowed to touch the handle, not on my watch!

My next eldest brother had the most important job of changing the needle.

I always aspired to be the needle changer but alas, technology changed and we finished up buying one of those you beaut "record players" that played vinyl records. Wow!

I have decided to dedicate this Hub to my 10 favourite Male singers most admired by women

Picking out 10 male singers now that is a project, there are literally hundreds to choose from. Different genre, Pop, Classical, Country. Where do you start?

I'm not putting them in order of popularity because that does change depending on the mood and ambiance.

I hope you enjoy my selection and please feel free to share your own choices.

Classic Sinatra
Classic Sinatra

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s.

Like almost everything Sinatra recorded during this period, there isn't a dud to be found, which makes Classic Sinatra a perfect introduction to the work of this truly great talent. --Robert Burrow


Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra I believe would be on most peoples favourite list and I have chosen one of his most famous songs "Strangers in the Night"

I love one of his last songs "My Way" but I think its been done to death. "My Way" was written by Paul Anka especially for Frank Sinatra, because he had told Paul he was retiring and was going to do one more album. Paul (who you may remember had that great hit "Diana" ) on hearing this sat down and in one sitting wrote "My Way". It's history now that Frank recorded the song and it was a smash hit. It gave Frank a fresh start to his career and did not retire.

Many other people have covered "My Way" but no one can do it like "Ole blue eyes"

Elvis singing Fever

Elvis Presley

Ok I must admit to liking Elvis as a Singer. (is that right dear did I say that in the correct tone of voice). No seriously I am a fan of Elvis. Especially as he got older I think his voice matured and he made better choices with the songs he sung.

Elvis Aaron Presley born on January 8, 1935 and died on August 16, 1977, was unless you have been living on another planet you would know he was an American singer, actor, and musician. He is cultural icon, and is commonly known simply as "Elvis", and is also sometimes referred to as "The King of Rock 'n' Roll" or "The King". He recorded songs like "Hound Dog" and "Jailhouse Rock", but his voice was so versatile that he could sing in just about any genre including gospel, blues, ballads and pop. Elvis has been inducted into at least four music halls of fame It was a tragedy when we lost him at age 42.

I really like this version of "Fever" it shows his versatility. 

Michael Buble and Tony Bennet

Call Me Irresponsible
Call Me Irresponsible

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3"


Michael Buble

I was sitting there the other night flicking on the idiot box looking for something to see and I lucked on to Ovation channel . They were showing the "Making of Michael Buble's "Call Me Irresponsible" album released in 2007.

Do you think I might win some brownie points from Shirley Anderson with this selection!

Michael Bublé was born on the 9th of September in Canada and is known as a Big Band Singer. His performances have won a number of Grammy awards including "Best Male Pop Vocal Performance- Everything", as well as Multiple Juno Awards.

Michael has had some commercial success in America with his 2005 album "It's Time" and his newest album mentioned above "Call Me Irresponsible" reached number one on the Billboard 200.

Michael Buble has sold over 20 million albums world wide and his popularity is still growing.

In December 2008 Buble became part owner of the Vancouver Giants a junior ice hockey team.

Here Michael is singing with another of my favorites Tony Bennet.

wiki link:-

Michael Buble's Biography

Neil Diamond - Beautiful Noise

Hot August Night (Remastered / Expanded) (2CD)
Hot August Night (Remastered / Expanded) (2CD)

What more can I say about this? It's the best!


Neil Diamond

Neil Leslie Diamond was born January 24, 1941 and is an American singer-songwriter, and has become a  legend in his own lifetime.

Neil Diamond is behind only Elton John and Barbra Streisand, on the list of the most successful adult contemporary artists in the history of the Billboard chart.

As of May 2005 Diamond had sold 160 million records worldwide, including 48 million records in the U.S.

Diamond was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984.

With a string of hits including "'Cracklin' Rosie," "Sweet Caroline," "Holly Holy," and the country-and-western tinged "Song Sung Blue," which reached #1 on the Hot 100. "Sweet Caroline"

In 2007 Diamon admitted that he had written "Sweet Caroline" for Caroline Kennedy after seeing her on the cover of Life Magazine in an equestrian riding outfit. It took him just one hour, in a Memphis hotel, to write and compose it.

"Hot August Night" which was performed and recorded on Thursday August 24, was released as a double album, and showcases Neil's skills as a consummate performer and showman.

'Hot August Night' has become a classic and in Australia spent an amazing 29 weeks at number 1 on the charts.

I thought I would showcase one of his more happy songs. "Beautiful Noise"

Nat King Cole singing Stardust

Nat King Cole - Smooth as silk voice

Nat King Cole Vol.1 1955-1959
Nat King Cole Vol.1 1955-1959

A reviewer has remarked: I just got this yesterday, and since it's an 11 cd set with a more than 200 page coffee-table sized book, I've only just begun to enjoy it.


Nat King Cole

Nathaniel Adams Coles or as he was know by his many fans Nat King Cole was born March 17 1919 and died February 15 1965 first became well known as a Jazz pianist, but he soon became famous for that soothing Baritone voice.

He was the first Afican-American to host a television variety show and has held his popularity over 40 past his death.

With a string of Hits such as "Mona Lisa", "Nature Boy", "Too Young" and his signature tune "Unforgettable"

I still think his version of "Stardust" is the best!

Nat King Cole is widely considered one of the most important musical personalities in United States history.

Bing Crosby Doin' the Bing

Bing Crosby - oh what a voice could not sing a bad note if he tried !

Bing Crosby

Now I know that some of you may well say "Bing who", but this guy was big when I was growing up, he really carried some weight!

"Bing" Crosby whose real name was Harry Lillis Crosby was born on May 3 1903 and died on October 14 1977.

Bing had an enviable reputation. Between 1934 and 1954 he was virtually unrivaled in the business of selling records. One of the first multimedia stars, from 1934 to 1954.

Bing Crosby held a nearly unrivaled command of record sales, radio ratings and motion picture takings.

Bing Crosby was widely recognized as one of the most popular musical acts in history, he is also credited as being the major inspiration for most of the male singers of the era that followed him, including Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, and Dean Martin.

Crosby also contributed greatly ot keeping the morale of American G.I. high during World War II.

During his peak years, around 1948, polls declared him the "most admired man alive," ahead of even Pope Pius XII. Also during 1948, it was estimated by some authorities that Crosby recordings filled more than half of the 80,000 weekly hours allocated to recorded radio music.

I am presenting you with a song to demonstrate his singing voice from his TV show.

Its called "Doin' the Bing" and as he says 'Don't shout' ... 'Your doin' it best if your falling asleep' My kinda guy lol

Roy Orbison - Oh, Pretty Woman - with some help!

Roy Orbison - Big O - what a range and 'Crying' Wow

The All Time Greatest Hits of Roy Orbison
The All Time Greatest Hits of Roy Orbison

Rock'n'roll pioneer Roy Orbison is best known for songs such as "Oh, Pretty Woman", "Only The Lonely", "Running Scared" and "Crying".


Roy Orbison

The Big O.

If you were to say that to anyone my guess is they would know who you were talking about. Roy Kelton Orbison born 23 April, 1936 and dying on the 6 December, 1988 was an influential Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, guitarist and a pioneer of rock and roll. Roy Orbisons' career spanned more than four decades. Orbison is best known for the songs, "Ooby Dooby," "Only the Lonely," "In Dreams," "Oh, Pretty Woman," "Crying," "Running Scared," "You Got It". Roy was known for his smooth high baritone voice, with a range of at least two and a half octaves.

I hope you enjoy Roy Orbison's rendition of his old favorite 'Oh, Pretty Woman'. This video is from the 'Black and White Night' Concert recorded on September 30 1987.

Helping Roy out were some lesser lights lol Try thinking Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello et al !

He was rarely seen on stage without his trademark black sunglasses. In 1987, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 1989, he was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

John Denver - Annie's Song

John Denver

If I said to you "What do you think of Henry Deutschendorf Junior?" , if you are like me you would more than likely say "What is he, a footballer or something?" But if I said to you "how good was John Denver?" Then what would be your answer?

So what's in a name?

John Denver was born on December 31, 1943 and died in an accident on October 12, 1997.

John was piloting a Long-EZ aircraft which crashed  off the coast of California shortly after taking of from the airport. 

John Denver was born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr..

John was an American Country Music/folk singer-songwriter and folk rock musician.

He was one of the most popular acoustic artists of the 1970s in terms of record sales, recording and releasing around 300 songs, about half composed by himself.

Colorado appointed him their "Poet Laureate of Colorado" in 1977.

Songs such as "Leaving on a Jet Plane" (1967), "Take Me Home, Country Roads" (1971), "Rocky Mountain High" (1972), "Sunshine on My Shoulders" (1973), "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" (1974), "Annie's Song" (1974), and "Calypso" (1975) are popular worldwide. Denver has been referred to as "The Poet for the Planet", and I could not agree more.

I literally had to flip a coin to pick a song because I love them all. It was between "Annies Song" and "Sunshine on My Shoulder" and "Annie's Song" won the toss.

Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck

Engelbert Humperdinck and Tom Jones

Engelbert Humperdinck is another singer who did not use his real name he was born "Arnold George Dorsey", on May 2, 1936, in Madras, India.

Engelbert is a well-known British-American pop singer who rose to international fame during the 1960s and 1970s, after adopting the name of the famous German opera composer Engelbert Humperdinck as his own stage name.

Engelbert was having very little success using his real name. Go figure!,  He earned his early stage name Gerry from his impersonations of Jerry Lewis. Engelbert had many great hits such as "Release Me", There Goes My Everything", "The Last Walz" and "Am I That Easy To Forget".

Well OK I'm cheating a little bit here, but I reckon you won't mind all that much.

Two for the price of one so to speak. And this is a rare bit of footage going right back to 1970. What do you think girls, bring back some memories. Where are those panties when you need 'em?

Can anyone identify the keyboard player?

This Is My Song

Harry Secombe - the Goon with the big voice

Harry Secombe

Sir Harry Donald Secombe CBE to give him his full title was born in Wales on the 8th of September 1921 and died on the 11th April 2001.

As well as having a beautiful tenor singing voice (as apparently all Welshmen do) he was a gifted comedian and a fine actor.He is best known for playing Neddie Seagoon in the Goon Show which ran for many years on the BBC radio. I can remember vividly when I was young boy, gathering around the radio wlth my family  and listening to the Goons. We would then all carry on like pork chops imitating the way the Goons spoke.

Most Popular Male Singer Poll

If I you would like to list just ONE male singer in the comment section I will get a poll started. Of course it does not have to be any one of my choices or come from any particular genre. 

Favorite Male Singer

Who is your favorite male singer - any category

  • Nat King Cole
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Bing Crosby
  • Elvis Presley
  • Neil Diamond
  • John Denver
  • Engelbert Humperdinck
  • Roy Orbison
  • Harry Secombe
  • Michael Buble
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earnestshub 7 years ago from Melbourne Australia

Great choices again agvulpes. I could listen to Nat King Cole for ever.

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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia Author

Thanks for your comment earnestshub. It was very hard to narrow my selection and there are many fine singers not on the list.

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earnestshub 7 years ago from Melbourne Australia

The late great Buddy Holly was also an amazing male singer and a very sad loss along with The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens. Peggy Sue comes to mind.

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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia Author

earnestshub, I certainly agree with you about Buddy Holly being an amazing singer.

However because the band was called "Buddy Holly and the Crickets" and decided to include him in my new Hub, so please keep tuned?

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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

Noble Fox, what good taste you have! :)

Adam B 7 years ago

Nice choices, nic to see Michael Buble on the list. If you are into rock n roll, check out the hub I created about the top ten front-men of all time.

Stan 7 years ago

Awesome list. I'm a singer myself and I need to listen to more of these guys in order to perfect my voice at open mics. I run, a free resource for open mics in NJ.

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William F. Torpey 7 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

I really enjoyed this hub, agvulpes. I recently did a hub on my favorite vocalists, but most of mine were from the 1930's and 1940's -- with Bing Crosby and my cousin, Michael Torpey (who sings "My Way" in the role of Frank Sinatra) at the top of the list. But I like all of your selections, especially Nat King Cole.

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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia Author

William thanks a lot for your kind comment.

We seem to have very similar tastes in music. I look forward to catching up with your Hub. Unfortunately my time on Hubpages these days are limited.

Thanks again!

queequeg225 7 years ago

i would pick michael buble for classic music, but then who could ever beat Michael Jackson when it comes to RnB, Soul, Disco,and all those crazy stuff?? but then, if it's Classic, for me it's Michael Buble, and for rock and roll, gotta be Elvis...

to 7 years ago

your stupid for not having the king on here. ass

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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia Author

To says, when you have been around as long as I have there is only one King. And that King is Elvis Presley and I do have him in here.

If you are referring to Michael Jackson. Let time be the test and see how many records? he will be selling in 40 years time.

Thanks for your lucid and enlightened comment.

By the way it is not compulsory to sign off on comments.

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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

Again a great list. I'm not a huge fan of Roy Orbison but I don't deny his talent. I know it is fashionable to dislike this guy, but I would also include Elton John--at least before the mid-1980s when he lost a lot of his voice. When he was young, he could really sing and his sound was completely, totally unique.

Tom Jones has a gorgeous voice, also--very powerful.

Thanks for posting, this was a fun read.

daytripeer 6 years ago

I wonder how many people would have to provide this list before two would have the same top ten? I like your list and to me, Elvis is the one that can never be argued. Now, if you asked my wife she would say Bee Gees and if you told her it was a list for one singer, she would say ok, any one of them. lol

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agvulpes 6 years ago from Australia Author

daytripeer, I love the Bee Gees but as you said this is for solo male singers.;-)

poetlorraine 6 years ago

some great singers there enjoyed your hub thanks

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agvulpes 6 years ago from Australia Author

poetlorraine , thanks a lot for your kind comment:-)

coops 6 years ago

After reading your list and I have to agree with most of those singers on the list.There is only one King of Rock and Roll and it will always be Elvis,how about the likes of the Bee Gees, Conway Twitty, Gene Pitney, Ricky Nelson and Louie Armstrong, I grew up listening to the music of these people and many more different artists but your list is a good one, well done.

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agvulpes 6 years ago from Australia Author

Coops , yes I can't argue against any of the singers you mention, The Bee Gees are more of a group tho and are in my group Hub. Ricky Nelson to me was not around long enough.

Louis Armstrong was great I admit and I also grew up listening to him. Gene Pitney was on my short list .

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a great comment.

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John Cain 6 years ago from Dayton, Texas

My favorite male singer was on your list. In fact, I think he died in Australia but Im not sure. It was Roy Orbison. As far as my all time favorite song in the rock n roll category, that would be Sweet Little Sixteen, by Chuck Berry

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agvulpes 6 years ago from Australia Author

John thanks for dropping by and leaving a great comment. I believe Roy died of a massive heart attack while at his mothers house . You might like to check this link :

Oh man 'Sweet Little Sixteen' by Chuck Berry I love it.

It's a shame I could not fit him on my list. I may do another list . Thanks for dropping by :-)

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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY

Tony Bennet and Michael Buble does it get any better! Well maybe if Frank was with them :))) Another excellent Hub. . I do believe you have made a fan outta me!!!

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agvulpes 6 years ago from Australia Author

wavegirl22, yep Frank sure adds to the mix ok, I preferred him with his more mature voice singing 'My Way'!

Another singer I would have like to include is Bobby Darin. Just love the way Kevin Spacey does his songs!

Thanks for dropping in and leaving a great comment and thanks a lot for becoming a fan :-)

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Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

ag - what a great group! I loved your favorite women singers hub so knew I'd see some of my own favorites here. Sinatra and Roy Orbison are superb and we listen to both of them often.

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agvulpes 6 years ago from Australia Author

Dolores Monet, thanks for the lovely comment. We quite often have our CD's playing as well but you would have to include Elvis in there as we do love his singing.

My favorite Elvis song is "Memories" and I love Frank singing "My Way" and the "Big O" I like just about anything he sings but I am particularly partial to "Crying"

Thanks again for dropping by :-)

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susanlang 6 years ago

Sinatra and Elvis were mine too. I have many of their recordings

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agvulpes 6 years ago from Australia Author

susan thanks for dropping in and leaving a comment. Elvis does have a special spot reserved in our hearts. At the moment it is Mothers Day and we have an Elvis Presley Disc in the CD player.:)

Elvis and Frank are certainly the top of my Favorite Male Singers list!

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MPG Narratives 6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Some great classics here agvulpes, I voted for Micheal Buble but he sings all the classics anyway. I guess that means I like, The King, Sinatra and Tom Jones as well.

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agvulpes 6 years ago from Australia Author

Hi Marie, we must be in good company as Micheal Buble is now running a close second to Elvis Presley in the Poll.

I still think that these old classics will still be around long after some of the so called stars of today are long gone!

Thanks for dropping in and letting us know who is your favourite male singer :-)

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attemptedhumour 6 years ago from Australia

This poser is too difficult to contemplate but a great idea,

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agvulpes 6 years ago from Australia Author

@ah - Yes it is not easy to narrow the field down and I could possible write another 2 or 3 lists!

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justom 6 years ago from 41042

I like some of your choices but I've never been any good at making lists of favorite singers or bands, just way too many. FYI here in the states when you mention Big O we know it's former basketball great Oscar Robertson. I do love Roy though. Nice hub, Peace!!

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agvulpes 6 years ago from Australia Author

Thanks for dropping by guys, some of us are compulsive list makers lol

I'm not a basketball fan, football was my game (Australian Rules Football, AFL) Have you ever seen it? It's a great spectator sport! It leaves your game for dead LOL

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justom 6 years ago from 41042

Is AFL like what we call Rugby? I'm not sure if I've seen it. I'm pretty much a sports fan, I like a bit of a lot of them.

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agvulpes 6 years ago from Australia Author

Well I don't actually know what you call 'Rugby'? There are a number of Rugby codes played in Australia> League, Union, and Gidiron? There are similarities but I consider AFL is a better game to watch. It is nearly non-stop action from go to woe> (thats a good game of course ;-))

I will see if I can find you a link for some game to watch!

and post it back here OK?

fatima 6 years ago

nice choice. hope you love iyaz too. and please add charice. she's a friend of mine.

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agvulpes 6 years ago from Australia Author

fatima thank you so much for your kind comment. Unfortunately this list is only for Favorite Male Singers but I will look into the other singers and see what I can see :-)

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theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI

Oh I just love this hub! First of all....Sinatra is my cat is even named Sinatra. Neil Diamond and third....John Denver is a forever favorite. I played Annie's Song on the piano at my grandma's funeral...she loved that song. They seriously do not make music like this anymore!

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agvulpes 6 years ago from Australia Author

Wow what a great comment. Fancy calling your cat Sinatra. What does you cat do when you play a Frank Sinatra song? I think all cats should have as their theme song "I did it my Way" :-) Or how about "Strangers in the Night" ?

I love "Annie's Song" and I would really have loved to hear you play it, I bet you put your heart and soul into it? John Denver really tells a story when he sings!

I don't think it will be long before the pendulum will swing again and good songs will once again be written.

Thanks so much for dropping in and sharing your memories with us :)

kimberlyslyrics 6 years ago

Um, too hard, thinking Diamond, no, Buble I think, wanted to go home LOL no, love this hub as I eat and breath music, and lyrics, duh? So I',m going to give you 2 from may, understanding I love gangster rap, yes at 43, however these are beautiful and includes Tupac, may be rest in peace, ghetto gospel

and then, you will love, should be up there! geez, Johnny Cash, last video before he died and collaboration of such talented artist performing a video his voice, after his death

fun hub, made my day. One of us really must do a gangster rap hub, or I could do that, and you could do a second hub of white artist, black and white reverse orders accordingly, OK the last part I was completely kidding

Yes, I am aware I make no sense, hope your down with that! lol

please try to watch: There's a quiz comment to follow up.

again loved hub

Cash (I still cry)

OK had to add this, you will love, different artist

OK, Im going with Diamond, for 500, he is just too amazing!


did I just hear a shutter go Off? Not cool. I have to sign many things, as does my agent, please drop off film at my profile, and we shall forget this ever happened.


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

I adore all your Top 10 except for Michael Buble, he couldn't fit into Frank Sinatra's shoes, although he's trying hard. My favorite all time ICON/LEGEND is the no other than the KING of rock n roll himself. Elvis the Pelvis.

I had the opportunity when I visited London England way back in 1968 to attend a comedy play with Harry Secombe playing one of the 3 Musketeers. He was hilarious although he mimed his part. They announced that he could not sing that night due to having a bout of laringhitis.

You would never know he mimed his part perfectly. Two great Welsh singers for sure him and Tom Jones.

Enjoyable hub, thanks for the memories..

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agvulpes 6 years ago from Australia Author

@kimberley this is the longest I have ever taken to answer a comment. Well I will prob lose you straight away when I say I cannot get into 'gangster rap' (could be cos I don't hear too well these days and don't get the new lingo that they come on with)

The first thing I listen for in a new release is the 'melody' in the music! If it does not 'talk' to me I'm gone.

Diamond is cool even at 500 lol

J Cash will always the 'man'. Thanks for the link I had not heard him singin 'Hurt'. (Not long before he died?)

Rihanna/eminem , first impression. 'He is batting out of his class' Nice production but wasted on him.

I did not know Jesse Malin but I did sure enjoy his duet with Bruce!

Film no don't do film these days sorry has to be Digital or nothing ok. My people will talk to your people!

No, no shutter here, I'm too much of a gentleman to be paparazzi. My mum always taught me to ask first, it will get you a lot further!

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agvulpes 6 years ago from Australia Author

@saddlerider1, all I ask is that you give Micheal Buble time to mature, I'm sure when he gets some more maturity in his voice it may be more appealing! To be quite honest I was not a big fan of Frank Sinatra during his 'bobby socks' period but as he matured his voice improved. He wowed us with 'My Way'

No argument with Elvis I am sure his spirit still lives today lol

You are very fortunate to have seen Harry Secombe in real life playing a comedy part. I still can recall BTV, listening to the radio and the "Goon Show" was on every Sunday around lunch time. One of the funniest radio show ever. It could not make the transition to TV.

Wow Tom Jones I hear that he is releasing another record soon, and if it hits the top it will be some sort of record for a recording artist.

Thanks so much for dropping by and reminiscing and I apologise for taking so long to respond!

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technorican 6 years ago from Houston

My younger sister and I really loved John Denver's songs. She died last year from ALS. Denver's music reminds me of her beautiful personality. I saw John Denver at the NASA-Johnson Space Center in 1988 when he was trying to arrange for a paid flight on the space shuttle. I had planned to go to the space station mock-up to take pictures. I didn't know he'd be there so I was pleasantly surprised to come across him and a couple of astronauts giving him a tour. Denver was a space activist. Anyway, I took a few photos of him, which will be in a future hub.

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agvulpes 6 years ago from Australia Author

It is very sad to lose a sister, more so if you were very close and I am sure you miss her a whole lot. My heart goes out to you in your loss! It can be very comforting to have the lovely memories like the John Denver songs that bonded you with your sister! She sounds like a very special person.

You were very fortunate indeed to see John Denver at the Space Center and get some photos. He toured Australia a number of times but I was never able to get to any of his Concerts. I am looking forward to reading your Hub. How long before you publish?

Thanks so much for dropping by and sharing such a personal comment with us:-)

MJ Lover 5 years ago

Hey Where is Michael Jackson????.......this list is incorrect until it has Michael Jackson on the top of it........he was an angel..........R.I.P Michael Jackson......he's still alive in our hearts...

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agvulpes 5 years ago from Australia Author

MJ Lover I appreciate that a lot of people love MJ and would have him in the list but as I have stated in the opening it is MY list of favorite male singers. I think that MJ was indeed an excellent entertainer and like Elvis and many artists who have passed on will live in the hearts of their many fans forever.

Thanks very much for dropping in and sharing your love for MJ and I hope that in time the hurt of the loss eases for you :-)

Ty 5 years ago

U can tell this list is for older persons. MJ is the true king. Please check how many albums he sells in 40years if your alive. He's bringing in an average of 250,000,000 annually after death. Sorry 4 the not so nice comment. Thanks 4 the chance to give my personal opinion. Michael Jackson 4 life!

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agvulpes 5 years ago from Australia Author

G'day Ty no problem with your comment I appreciate your support of MJ and yes I will check out the sales in 40 years time :-)

However even you do MJ an injustice I just checked his sales on Wikipedia and you are well under check this out:

You will see that Elvis comes in over MJ.

But to me sales are irrelevant. As you say yourself what it all boils down to is personal opinion.

My personal opinion is that Michael Jackson, although I rate him highly as an entertainer (singer and dancer)does not come into my top list of singers.

Ty thanks heaps for dropping in and leaving a great comment on my Ten Favourite Famous Male Singers that most Women go crazy over.:-)

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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Bing Crosby and Elvis are on my list but would have to add a few Bob Seger, Bruce Springsteen, Harry Belafonte and Van Morrison. Good Hub!

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agvulpes 5 years ago from Australia Author

JAS thanks for dropping by and sharing your choices :-)

I could never quite get into Bob Seger, his voice just did not 'resonate' with me but as time progresses so does taste and I will give Bob a 'revisit'!

The other three though, for sure all good singers in their own right. Wouldn't it be a boring old world if we all liked the same things :-)

Jackie 5 years ago

Elvis forever, had a great voice , great looking and could sing a large selction of songs, and he was a movie star, and a great enterainer, and served in the armed forces. A Great America...

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agvulpes 5 years ago from Australia Author

I agree Jackie. Elvis will be around a long time after many of the other so-called Kings have faded into obscurity.

Thanks for sharing with us your favorite male singer :-)

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billyaustindillon 5 years ago

It would have to be Elvis the Pelvis wouldn't it :)

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agvulpes 5 years ago from Australia Author

G'day b-a-d for sure Elvis has to be the top favourite male singe of all time. If you looked at the numbers in the poll up above Elvis has received 31% of the votes.

Not bad for someone who has been 'passed over' for over 30 years now!

Thanks heaps for dropping in and giving us your opinion:-)

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samsons1 5 years ago from Tennessee

I agree agvulpes, it's got to be Elvis. Voted up and beautiful...

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Bail Up ! 5 years ago

loved your response to To, lol.

Your picks are great, Elvis is King!

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Princessa 5 years ago from France

From your list I would go gor Elvis, and I would add Barry White... He's got such a manly voice uhhhh!!!!! "You Are The First, My Last, My Everything" just love it!

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agvulpes 5 years ago from Australia Author

@samsons1 Looks like we got a pretty good Elvis fan club going on here! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment :-)

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agvulpes 5 years ago from Australia Author

@Bail Up! What more needs to be said? You said it all in two lines!

"Elvis is King!"

End of story :-)

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agvulpes 5 years ago from Australia Author

@Princessa. Ah yes Barry White, I must say that when I was compiling my list that he did not jump readily to mind!

However I do see where you are coming from and understand that his voice would put him on the list of most women's Favorite Male Singers lol

Especially with the words that you have quoted:

"You Are The First, My Last, My Everything" lol

Thanks for sharing your musical preferences with our readers :-)

Mary Ann 5 years ago

These are horrible top singers I dont listen to them to me they are horrible i want ppl like pitbull not old timers music

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agvulpes 5 years ago from Australia Author

Mary Ann thanks for dropping in and adding to the discussion:-) I guess I must be showing my age with my personal famous male singers list being what you so quaintly termed 'old timers' music lol

However as I said in my opening paragraph 'My ten favorite male singers have changed over the years' but the male singers that I have selected have stood the test of time.

Lets see if your Pitbull is still popular with you in, lets say 40 years time? Come back and let me know OK :-)

I doubt if Rap will still be around in 40 years time lol

I appreciate you taking the time out to read my article and contribute to the conversation and sharing with us your favorite male singer :-)

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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

Great hub! My vote went to Elvis Presley! Always The King! Voted UP!

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agvulpes 5 years ago from Australia Author

Oh yes Elvis is always the King for sure:-)

We just watched the 'doco' on how he met his first girl friend. I think her name is June?

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Dardia 5 years ago from Michigan

Barry White, Alan Jackson, Rick Springfield, Les McKeown, Lil' Wayne, Usher, Tyrese all seem to have this affect on women.

I can not vote on this because I like many of the singers on the list. I also like a couple of the names I mentioned here.

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agvulpes 5 years ago from Australia Author

Dardia thanks for adding to the discussion and the more I am reading here the more I'm seeing Barry White's name pop up! I may have to do an edit as he certainly did know how to sing :-) I remember Rick as he was growing up here in Australia and he has developed his own unique style that the ladies love! I will have to do research on the other names you have mentioned as they are not 'household' names here in OZ. It seems to me that another 'Favorite Male Singers' Hub is called for :-)

anonymous 5 years ago

You;ve got to check out two not so famous singers, but amazing: Philip Quast and Rhyddian.

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agvulpes 5 years ago from Australia Author

anonymous, yes I agree that Philip Quast is a great performer, currently appearing in "Mary Poppins" in Sydney!

However even Phillip Quast would be the first to agree that he would not appear on a 'favorite male singers' list?

Thank you for introducing me to Rhyddian and I agree he does have a great singing voice and I will keep my eye out for him into the future I do wish him well and he may just appear on my next 'Favourite Male Singers list.

Thanks for adding to the discussion:-)

John Denver Fan 5 years ago

I think you made a good choice with John Denver he had a great vioce and was recently put in to the category of top 5 preforming artists of all time. R.I.P. John Denver

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ronalina 4 years ago

I'm a big Michael Buble fan. I just wrote this HUB on him today.

bob 4 years ago

there is only one singer in the last 50 years that had a true lilting natural voice..Englebert!

Jean 4 years ago

Very difficult to pick one of the "best" singers of all time.

We have been fortunate to have so many. How far back can you go? Nat King Cole had his own style and so did Sinatra, Don Cornell,Mario Lanza, and each one great in his own style. Beautiful music to be enjoyed forever!

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agvulpes 4 years ago from Australia Author

@John Denver Fan, I had not heard the news of John Denver being awarded with the Top 5 placement, he certainly had a unique voice. Thanks for sharing that with us. Indeed R.I.P John Denver, he will not be forgotten in our house!

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agvulpes 4 years ago from Australia Author

@neil. Mate, you get no disagreement from me. Precisely why he is on my Favourite Male Singers list:-). I have heard that Elvis was in awe of the 'Big O's' voice.

I find it hard to think of a song that he actually 'covered' Any clues?

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agvulpes 4 years ago from Australia Author

@ronalina. Michael Buble is the youngest performer on my Favourite Male Singers list but is fast, and I mean FAST, climbing to the top of the list.

Thanks for the link I will check it out :-)

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agvulpes 4 years ago from Australia Author

@bob. Engelbert sure does have a lilting voice. It's just a pity he changed his name. Engelbert Humperdinck is just so hard to spell :-)

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agvulpes 4 years ago from Australia Author

@Jean. I cannot pick just 'one best' singer because my preferences change with the 'mood of the moment'.

When I was growing up just after the war in the late 40's and 50's we only had radio and record players(no television). My father used to play records by singers like Caruso and Tauber but I was more of a Jazz fan and loved the early contemporary Jazz players and singers of the time. Armstrong, Crosby, Count Bassie, Duke Wellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee. Just to name a few, I could go on forever :-)

At that time Sinatra and his Ilk seems more to be for the bobby-socks group but changed to be more universal as time progressed.

For us Mario Lanza came along later when he started appearing in movies.

Do you remember singers like Tony Martin and Billy Ekstine. Frankie Lane ?

Thanks for the walk down memory lane :-)

Tom Hofer 4 years ago

I'm surprised no one has brought up Aaron Neville.

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agvulpes 4 years ago from Australia Author

G'day Tom how you doing? I must be honest here and say that up to this point in time I had not taken much notice of Aaron Neville. I have just watched a video of him singing Bird on a Wire. If anyone else would like a look-see here is the link:

I must say that I like him a lot but not enough to be on my Favourite Male Singers list of all time greats!

Thanks for sharing with us feel free to drop back any time !

Jean Ocelot 4 years ago

"My Way" was not actually written by Anka, as he took a French song called "Comme d'Habitude" ("As Usual") and basically gave it completely new words.

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agvulpes 4 years ago from Australia Author

@Jean, thanks for letting us know about this, it is news to me and I'm sure a lot of others are in the same boat?

One thing I would say though is that if Paul Anka wrote completely new words to the song then surely Anka would still be the composer?

Either way it is still a great song sung by a great singer.

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Stefmagura 4 years ago from Asheville, NC

Cool hub. :)

Without mentioning those who have already been listed in the article and comments some singers I really like are Sam Cooke, Brook Benton, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Smmokey Robinson (who sounds great at 71), Stevie Wonder, Johnny Mathis, and Jackie Wilson. My favorite on the list is Nat King Cole. And on kind of a related note, I thought of another one who co-wrote Cole's the Christmas Song ("Chessnuts roasting on an open fire"): Mel Torme.

Ok. I'll stop listing singers and let others have a chance. Lol.

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Stefmagura 4 years ago from Asheville, NC

And in my haste to list all the singers above I forgot to mention Ray Charles. Oops. Lol.

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agvulpes 4 years ago from Australia Author

Oh... Stefmagura you have mentioned many singers that I grew up with. Perhaps it is showing up our ages lol

One particular singer you mention,(he was not just a 'singer' though was he?) was very popular here in Australia and that is Mel Torme. AKA "the velvet fog" What a talent!!!

Maybe he was overshadowed at the time by singers like Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra but he was certainly up there with the best of them.

Ray Charles is also on my list as a singing talent!

Thanks for taking me down 'memory lane'

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Stefmagura 4 years ago from Asheville, NC

I don't know if I'd necessarily say I'm showing my age, unless one counts the fact that I'm in my 20's and I know all these singers; that's definitely not something people would expect from those my age, but I've always liked music though and that's how I know these people. Lol.

Glad to take you down memory lane. And you're right about Torme being more than a singer; it seems like his other contributions are overlooked. On the other hand, people talk about what a great songwriter Stevie Wonder is, and overlook his singing, or so it seems.

Glad to see your comment. :)


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agvulpes 4 years ago from Australia Author

G'day Stef, I seem to have that old timers 'foot in mouth' disease! I certainly jumped to a BIG conclusion about your age didn't I ? LOL

However, as well as the music and I'm a firm believer that music reflects the mood of society, I think that you missed a wonderful era in time. It may be just my age showing but I feel that these days there is just too much violence and lack of both respect and tolerance!

Stevie Wonder, once again you pluck out an artist that I admire greatly for his singing (You are the Sunshine of my Life and 'I just called...' to name a couple!) but did not appreciate his quality as a writer.

BTW I just watched a replay of the Roy Orbison classic 'Roy Orbiston and Friends' from around 1987? not long before his passing.

Thanks for the revisit, I enjoy a nice conversation :-)

Norm from Canada 4 years ago

I love popular music, particularly from the 1930's and 1940's and maybe into the 1950's. That period offered some of the greatest songs of all time, written by very artistic and creative songwriters with great musical backgrounds. I can only judge by my ears but most songs after the mid-1950's do not have the depth of these earlier tin-pan-alley tunes so it is hard for me to evaluate newer vocalists from that time.

I like singers with smooth voices like Sinatra of the 1940's and Crosby of the 1930's. I like Dean Martin, and how could we overlook Al Bowlly? And no one is smoother than Nat King Cole. Michael Buble shows great talent in that area. I think Burton Cummings would have been a great crooner if he'd come along earlier. Vic Damone has one of the great voices I've ever heard. I like Roy Orbison's range and imagination. Another overlooked pair of singers, both with the same style, are Slim Whitman and Frank Ifield.

Tony Martin and Perry Como fit the same smooth mold.

Thanks for listening.

- Norm.

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agvulpes 4 years ago from Australia Author

Wow Norm from Canada you sure have put up a great list of your own! Even putting Al Bowlly into the mix (a bit to high pitched for my ears but I do see where you are coming from).

Just a few more how about Johnny Mathis and Harry Belafonte?

A couple of my early favorites growing up were Billy Eckstine and especially Vaughn Monroe (my elder sisters used to swoon over him I never knew why. lol)

Tony Martin and Perry Como are worthy additions to any Ten Favorite Male singers list.

Norm thanks for contributing and it just goes to prove that old crooners will be around forever :-)

Bree 4 years ago

PRINCE! He rocks the sexiness chart(:

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agvulpes 4 years ago from Australia Author

Hi Bree and thanks for dropping by and giving us a selection. It may be a generational thing but Prince would be lucky to get into my top 100!!!

Brittany B 4 years ago

I don't know what your problem is with Michael Jackson. I mean if people call him the King of Pop,then there's nothing wrong with that because that's his title and he damn sure earned it.But I think he should be on your list because not only was he a great entertainer and great dancer,but he was a great singer too.I mean his voice melted plenty of womens hearts and he made women and men faint just by the sound of his voice.

Beth L. 4 years ago

Most listed are not current. I loved Neil Diamond and Roy Orbison. Another voice I liked but not from the list was Gary Puckett. At present, I love the voice of David Cook. He has this distinctive, dark, strong, masculine and versatile voice that I don't get tired of listening. It could be soft, gentle and velvety for ballads and gritty,raspy, strong and could belt out when singing rock. I've learned to love rock music through listening to his rock songs. I have been listening to his collections of over 100 songs of old and new originals and covers almost every day since 2008 and for me that's something unusual and a first for me. It's sad that today's airwaves besides rap or hip hop are playing mostly ones with female voices and the more feminine like male voices.

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agvulpes 4 years ago from Australia Author

G'day Brittany B, what makes you think that I have a problem with Michael Jackson? I think that he was a fine entertainer and enjoyed many of his songs. To some I am sure he is the 'King of Pop' but to me there is only one 'King' and that is Elvis Presley.

I have spoken to many women and men about MJ and have still to find one who claims that MJ has melted their hearts or made them faint by the sound of his voice.

It looks like we will have to agree to disagree on this matter and wait for the passage of time to see who really is 'King' :-)

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agvulpes 4 years ago from Australia Author

@Beth L G'day and how are you doing? I agree with you that some of my selections have gone to the big choir in the sky but this should not stop them being a favorite Right? Although Neil Diamond has not long toured Australia.

The present crop of male singers, Justin Whatshisname etc. do appear to be aimed at the younger generation (are they the only ones buying songs?)

I do not watch American Idol (we have our own version which I do not watch for the above reason) so thanks for introducing me to David Cook and his music.

Oliversmum and I watched a few of his Videos and enjoyed them all (good to see some humor in musical clips) and I feel that he will have some longevity in the musical field.

Thanks for dropping by and contributing to the discussion :-)

Jane Maguire 4 years ago

Well I'm a woman and I certainly have Philip Quast on my favorite male singers I go ga-ga about list. He is wonderful. His 'Stars' is sublime.

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agvulpes 4 years ago from Australia Author

G'day Jane thanks for dropping by and nominating Philip Quast (you are not alone, his name appears in another comment earlier)

I agree that he is a very good performer and I can see where he would send some ladies pulses climbing.

Does he sound a bit like Michael Crawford or is it just my computer speakers?

Thanks for the nomination of Philip Quast as an addition to my "Favourite Male Singers"

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Levertis Steele 4 years ago from Southern Clime

The singers you have listed are among the greatest, but Michael Jackson probably topped most of them, if not all.

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agvulpes 4 years ago from Australia Author

G'day LS and thanks for adding your choice of favorite male singer.

As you can see from the list of comments above you are not alone :-)

Personally I rate Michael Jackson more of an entertainer than a singer and in that regard I rate him highly.

Michael has yet to stand the test of Time and as time progresses he will find it hard to beat singers like Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra,Nat King Cole etc,

Tonya 4 years ago

What? No Sam Cooke? C'mon!

Beautiful smile plus his voice...he could sing his @ss off!

However, from your list I would go with Michael Jackson, as he could do it all-- and did it all well.

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agvulpes 4 years ago from Australia Author

G'day Tonya and thanks for bringing along Sam Cooke to the discussion:-)

He sure did have a sweet voice and it's a pity that he died at such a young age. Both he and MJ had it all in front of them didn't they?

They were both a great loss to the music lovers of the world :-)

Phillip 4 years ago

Lionel Richie is phenomenal singer song writer.

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agvulpes 4 years ago from Australia Author

Yep Phillip you have no argument from me about Lionel Ritchie he sure has a Voice, I was very impressed when I saw him on Voice America?

It's unfortunate that I could not squeeze him into my favourite male singers list:-)

Phillip thanks for adding to the list:-)

Mike 3 years ago

I'm surprised that my favourite is not even mentioned due to his 65+ years of dedication and musical craftsmanship to singing and songwriting. That is Gordon Lightfoot, not only my all-time favourite, but also a personal acquaintance of mine. That has no bearing on my inclusion of him on your excellent list, yet he must be considered because he's a humble man who has loved his legacy of dedicating over 6 decades of HIS life to his fans and their personal musical relationship with them.

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agvulpes 3 years ago from Australia Author

G'day Mike and thanks for contributing to the discussion on favourite male singers :)

I have no problem with what you say in your comment whatsoever and I agree that Gordon Lightfoot is a great entertainer. One song that I love is 'If you could read my mind'

However the gist of this hub is based on my own personal opinion of singers (not song-writers) who appeal to women and in that regard I don't consider Gordon to be high on that list! I would qualify that by saying that I am only referring to the Australian scenario.

I would love to hear from anyone (especially female readers) who don't agree with my opinion and would like Gordon Lightfoot included in my favourite Male Singers list!

Mike thanks again again for taking the time to read my article and leave an interesting comment :)

Kelly Curley 18 months ago

How about Jim Reeves and Marty Robins, very excellent singers maybe if born in another time they would have been more recognized

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agvulpes 18 months ago from Australia Author

@Kelly Curley. You have certainly rung the bell with me with these two singers 'Gentleman' Jim Reeves and Marty Robbins!

They were both 'huge' over here in Australia and had many 'top 40' songs on the radio.

How about 'Welcome to My World' and 'I Fall to Pieces' with Patsy Cline? just to name a couple!

And who could forget Marty Robbins 'Singing the Blues' and of course who did not sing along with 'A White Sport Coat' when it came on the radio (just about every second song) lol

Thanks for rekindling some great memories!

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