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Top 5 Best Baritone Singers

| On 05, Jul 2021

Did you know the term baritone is derived from the Greek word barytonos, meaning deep voice? There have been lots of outstanding vocalists of this nature throughout history. But do you know the most famous in pop and rock?

If not, then we can help out. Read on as we discuss the top 5 best baritone singers. 

1. John Legend

John Legend is a man who can turn his hand to anything. A songwriter, actor, singer, and record producer, he stormed into the public eye in 2004 with his debut album ‘Get Lifted’. Since then he has shown no signs of stopping. 

Not only does John sing in the baritone register, but he also has a clean tone with crisp dictation. This aligns his voice much more closely to the sixties crooners than it does the soul greats. However, Legend can skirt genres easily and has done everything from easy listening to hip hop. 

2. Chris Martin

Chris Martin is the lead singer with the rock/indie band Coldplay. They arrived on the scene in 2000 with their hit ‘Yellow’. Since then they have joined the pantheon of rock stardom and collaborated with people as wide-ranging as Rihanna to Brian Eno. 

Martin himself has a baritone range he is comfortable in but has been known to slip into a falsetto. He has a characteristic indie slur that gives his voice a unique quality. 

3. Tom Jones

To have a voice as unique and powerful as Sir Tom Jones is a real gift. Now known as a judge on the British version of The Voice, Jones has been entertaining since the sixties. Only this year, he released an album that was arguably one of his best. 

The power in Jones’s voice has gotten better with time. This has been through a regimented regime of care and vocal lessons. For lessons on how to sound this professional check out https://sloanschoolofmusic.com/lessons/voice/.

4. Freddie Mercury

Mercury could arguably be one of the greatest rock vocalists of all time. As the lead singer of Queen, he was not just a great voice but an amazing frontman.

He was also able to turn his voice to several styles in his career. From the operatics of Barcelona to the shuffle of Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Freddie Mercury also had one thing in his voice. That was his love for music. 

5. Bruce Springsteen

Also known as ‘The Boss’ Bruce Springsteen in another unique voice on the list. His rasping, forced baritone is born from American folk and the punk rock movement. With his E Street Band, he is one of the greatest live performers still touring today. 

Springsteen has done more or less everything. From clean eighties pop to folk, his voice is suited to any song that needs a dose of passion and realism. 

Best Baritone Singers

These are just a few of the best baritone singers, covering rock and pop. They do not even cover classical, jazz, folk, and many other genres. Do your own research and find your favorite. 

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