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100 Greatest Vocal Groups

Criteria: These vocal groups were chosen and ranked based upon their popularity, longevity, creativity, versatility and influence upon the evolution of vocal group harmony. Groups that have strong voices throughout will get more credit than groups that have a great lead singer with just average secondary members. Groups with just three members will get less credit than full groups with four or five (or more) members.

Definition: - A vocal group is a group of at least three (and not more than six) vocalists that sing together in harmony where each of the members has a particular part to sing (lead, tenor, baritone, bass, soprano). In most cases vocal groups have members who are dedicated singers who do not play musical instruments while they are singing, although there are some exceptions.

Newly added names are in Red
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List Begun: 02-20-2010
100 Greatest Vocal Groups
  1. Mills Brothers
  2. Temptations
  3. Drifters
  4. Ink Spots
  5. Peerless Quartet
  6. Andrews Sisters
  7. Beach Boys
  8. Platters
  9. Manhattan Transfer
10. Jordanaires
11. Dells
12. Sonny Til and the Orioles
13. Five Keys
14. Billy Ward and the Dominoes
15. Four Freshmen
16. American Quartet
17. Boswell Sisters
18. Coasters
19. Ravens
20. Flamingos
21. Soul Stirrers
22. Golden Gate Quartet
23. Four Seasons
24. Four Tops
25. Impressions
26. Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
27. Clovers
28. Gladys Knight and the Pips
29. Sweet Inspirations
30. Moonglows
31. Pied Pipers
32. Shirelles
33. Spinners
34. Chantels
35. Hank Ballard and the Midnighters / Royals
36. Five Royales
37. Persuasions
38. Supremes
39. Modernaires
40. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
41. Patti Labelle and Blue Belles / Labelle
42. O'Jays
43. Dixie Hummingbirds
44. Clara Ward Singers
45. Blossoms
46. Hi-Los
47. Robins
48. Rockapella
49. Staple Singers
50. Take 6
51. Pointer Sisters
52. Crosby, Stills & Nash
53. Carter Family
54. Delta Rhythm Boys
55. Harptones
56. Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
57. Charioteers
58. 5th Dimension
59. Alabama
60. Wanderers
61. Cadillacs
62. Spaniels
63. Four Aces
64. Harold Melvin & Blue Notes
65. Haydn Quartet
66. Lettermen
67. Little Anthony & Imperials
68. Heartbeats / Shep and the Limelites
69. Mamas & Papas
70. Manhattans
71. Peter, Paul & Mary
72. Oak Ridge Boys
73. Mighty Clouds Of Joy
74. Isley Brothers
75. Chordettes
76. Cats And The Fiddle
77. Boyz II Men
78. Five Red Caps / Toppers
79. Swan Sivertones
80. Swallows
81. Larks
82. Anita Kerr Singers
83. Four Knights
84. Four Lads
85. Hollywood Flames
86. Cues
87. Singers Unlimited
88. Chi-Lites
89. Blue Magic
90. Diablos
91. Four Tunes
92. Dion and the Belmonts
93. Kingston Trio
94. Nutmegs
95. Bee Gees
96. Whispers
97. Nylons
98. Statler Brothers
99. Association
100. Intruders

Mills Brothers
Mills Brothers

Temptations
Temptations

Drifters
Drifters

Ink Spots
Ink Spots

Peerless Quartet
Peerless Quartet

Andrews Sisters
Andrews Sisters

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