what are some good classical songs like frank sinatra?

i need to fill up my ipod with good classics

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  • CoachT
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
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    Frank Sinatra was neither classical nor a song. Frank was a pop singer in a particular style. Though he'd disagree, he was a crooner - a male pop lead singer backed by a swing band/orchestra. The style definitely fits into the definition of jazz (lounge) and some other genres but not classical.

    If you like Sinatra then you might also like:

    Tony Bennett

    Dean Martin

    Michael Bublé

    Harry Connick Jr.

    The list could be massive since that was a very popular music style for a lot of years from about the 20's into the 60's and it still survives fairly strong. Some famous rock and country folk even sang from this style in their careers.

    His choice of music is clearly within "jazz" definitions and much of it comes from what many call The Great American Songbook or simply "jazz standards" and the list of those is even larger than the list of musicians who sang them. It's being updated still and continues to grow.

    http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions/index.ht... is a list of 1000 of them. Supposedly the 1000 most common/popular jazz standards out there. Most have been covered by just about everyone who is someone. Search #2 "All the Things You Are" on YouTube for example and you get back some really fine examples from Ella Fitzgerald to Michael Jackson and everything in between in addition to Frank's 1945 rendition http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjZo4X9zmLA

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    If you like big band instrumentals - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glER9761rZc

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    &feature=related is a really early rendition of that one by Artie Shaw with Helen Forrest singing it before everyone else covered it.

    Start with that link to the standards list and explore some tunes. Then go to YouTube and explore some people who performed them. In about an hour you should have a solid grasp of which type tunes you like and which singers.

    Your preference could go two directions - you'll either want to head back in time to the folks like Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller who influenced this style or come forward a little to folks like Manilow and Streisand who were influenced by it.

  • Flower
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Are you looking for that type of singer or the type of songs? Frank Sinatra was not a song, he was a singer or vocalist and he did not sing classical songs. Many romantic period classical compositions were made into pop songs but I dont know if Sinatra recorded them.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Stan is technically correct but unhelpfully pedantic; if you ask in the pop section you will receive recommendations from Justin Bieber and One Direction fans. Coach T has given you an excellent answer. I would just like to add a few singers/crooners (of dozens) that might fit your tastes.

    Bobby Darin - Work Song, Mack The Knife

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYpa70K9h3M

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiGFZUnJgqU

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    Andy Williams - Can't Get Used To Losing You

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E9XUkoJH5I

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    Matt Monro - Softly As I Leave You

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQR5iDsuud8

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    Perry Como - For the Good Times

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UPSUS_59Yw

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    Vic Damone - Begin the Beguine

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfTGvdZadpI

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    Nat "King" Cole - Besame Mucho

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eEZtyqHPI0

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    Chet Baker - You Don't Know What Love Is

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EStd3mZJ1vk

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    &feature=BFa&list=PLB611CB784F45C7A1

  • STAN V
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    I would try pop or other music as you are in the JAZZ enthusiasts cat'.

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    "Make Someone Happy" by Jimmy Durante

    http://youtu.be/flvGmVgwkWk

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