Name Ten Favorite Famous Male Singers That Most Women Go Crazy Over
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.
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"
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.
Elvis singing Fever
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.
Michael Buble and Tony Bennet
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"
Neil Diamond - Beautiful Noise
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.
Nat King Cole singing Stardust
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
Bing Crosby Doin' the Bing
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.
Roy Orbison - Oh, Pretty Woman - with some help!
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.
John Denver - Annie's Song
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?
Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck
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.
This Is My Song
Most Popular Male Singer Poll
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