Favorite crooner of all time: Frank Sinatra or Bing Crosby? | The Tylt
Everyone has the ability to sing. But can everyone sing? Absolutely not. So when singers—those who have the pipes and know how to use them, too—come into our lives, we can’t help but absolutely revere the ground they walk on. Among such legends is Frank Sinatra, the Hoboken-hailing crooner who took the concept of “cool” to a whole new level. Then there’s Bing Crosby, whose skills still make him one of the best-selling artists of all time. Who’s your favorite?
Favorite crooner of all time: Frank Sinatra or Bing Crosby?
Frank Sinatra’s known as “The Voice” for a pretty good reason. Ol’ Blue Eyes was a natural crooner, shooting to stardom in the forties and quickly becoming a total sensation well into his old age. For many, Sinatra not only knew the technique of singing backwards and forwards, but how to truly emote through song. No wonder he had so many fainting bobby soxers outside his door.
Outside of singing, Sinatra’s life was a whirlwind of booze, cigars, and a lot (a lot) of women. He was known for being super mercurial, but when it came for his friends like Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr., loyal. He also admitted that he was hugely influenced by Billie Holiday—how cool is that?
When you hear the name “Bing Crosby” there’s probably an echo of the words “White Christmas” in the back of your mind. Apart from Santa himself, Bing has become a symbol of the season, his yuletide single still one of the biggest musical heads of the past century.
But there was more to Bing than just Christmas tunes. He was in a string of successful films, such as “The Bells of St. Mary's.” If you like Bing and don’t want to sully his image, though, then, by the love of God, don’t watch him dance. The dancing is…not good.