The greatest pop singer ever to grace the Earth. From his early career with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, through his late Reprise years, Sinatra was called "the Signature Voice." His Capitol recordings are among the finest pieces of music in existance. Sinatra revolutionized the recording industry when he made his transition from Columbia Records to Captiol in 1952-1953. He pionnered the shift from band centered music, with a singer stuck in, to a style in which the singer was the center piece (it remains so to this day). In addition to being an indescribable singer, he was also a terrific film actor, garnering such awards as an Oscar for his performance in "From Here to Eternity," in 1953. Other singers preceeded and followed Sinatra, including Nat "King" Cole, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Ella Fitzgerald, and Tony Bennett, but none had the flare Frankie did.
Examples of these are: "Our Love is Here to Stay," "I've Got the World on a String," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Come Fly With Me," "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plans," and "Moonlight in Vermont." He had 20 consecutive top-ten albums, and his song "Nice~N~Easy" was song of the year for 1960 (take that Beetles!)
Me: "There's a definition on UrbanDictionary that has Frank Sinatra listed as the greatest pop singer of all."
Mr. Katchko: "Ooooh K, we aren't the least bit biased, are we?"
Me: "No, Mr. Katchko, we all know it's the truth."