First Names of Male Singers

Guess the first names of these famous male singers.
If multiple answers fit, guess the most famous
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Last updated: November 16, 2015
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First Name
Last Name
Bruno
Mars
Frank
Sinatra
David
Bowie
Marvin
Gaye
Adam
Levine
Otis
Redding
Bruce
Springsteen
Chris
Cornell
First Name
Last Name
Julio
Iglesias
Enrique
Luciano
Pavarotti
Art
Garfunkel
Michael
Bublé
Lionel
Richie
Peter
Gabriel
Luther
Vandross
First Name
Last Name
Gavin
Rossdale
Robert
Goulet
Leonard
Cohen
Tony
Bennett
John
Denver
Bob
Seger
Willie
Nelson
Ed
Sheeran
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Level 86
Nov 17, 2015
Although I'm ashamed to admit it, the only answer I could think of for Nelson was Ricky.
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Level 81
Nov 17, 2015
I'm not ashamed to admit it, I thought the same - and Cliff Bennett (with the Rebel Rousers, "Gotta Get You Into My Life"), showing our age now!
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Level 76
Nov 19, 2015
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Level 50
Dec 8, 2015
I tried that first, too!
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Level 63
Apr 2, 2016
Me, too. Quizmaster - please accept Ricky for Nelson clue.
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Level 58
Aug 19, 2016
Ricky popped into my head first too. Oddly enough I'm not much of a Ricky fan but I totally love Willie.
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Level 85
Apr 6, 2016
Agree - totally depends on how much of an old fart you are (Old vs. Ancient), as to which would be more famous.
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Level 78
Jun 18, 2018
You want to hear old, when I say Cohen, I thought George M. Okay, I finally realized the spelling was different - Cohen not Cohan, but still that's really old. In my defense it was between Goulet and Bennett.
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Level 52
Apr 6, 2016
Yes me too! Please accept Ricky!
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Level 44
Apr 6, 2016
that's all i could think of too and then hung my head in shame when I saw willie
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Level 55
Apr 6, 2016
Agreed. Ricky should be accepted.
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Level 37
Dec 8, 2016
Same here.
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Level 67
Dec 24, 2016
Me too.
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Level 77
Oct 14, 2017
"Horatio" was the first name that popped into my head.
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Level 79
Nov 24, 2017
Yep, "Ricky" popped into my head instantly. To be sure, Willie is really famous. But it's awfully tough to make the case that Ricky is/was not equally as famous.

I think the above comments offer pretty persuasive testimony to support this.

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Level 58
Jun 7, 2018
I'm not ashamed. But the funny thing is, although I like Willie better, Ricky popped right into my head.
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Level 69
May 15, 2020
First thought was Ricky. C'mon Quizmaster.
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Level 74
Nov 18, 2015
Could Ricky Nelson be made acceptable, along with Don Cornell from early in Sinatra's time?
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Level 47
Dec 16, 2019
I agree, but this person probably never heard of Don Cornell-"Hold My Hand"----So this is the kingdom of heaven..........
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Level 82
Dec 24, 2015
I saw 'Garfunkel' and instinctively typed 'Simon'. I was puzzled for a second when it didn't accept it, then it dawned on me! *Facepalm*
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Level 69
Apr 6, 2016
same for me.
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Level 62
Apr 6, 2016
Me too haha
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Level 65
Apr 6, 2016
so glad I wasn't the only one
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Level 63
May 16, 2017
I bet that's what 90% of us did.
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Level 67
Nov 16, 2017
Glad to see so many people did this by reflex, and that it wasn't just me.
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Level 45
May 10, 2019
ditto
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Level 82
Apr 6, 2016
Ricky, Matthew and Gunnar should all be acceptable answers for Nelson.
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Level 49
Apr 7, 2016
Only after the rain will Matthew and Gunnar be accepted.
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Level 71
Apr 6, 2016
I have to agree, Ricky should be acceptable for Nelson.
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Level 61
Apr 6, 2016
It clearly says on it, 'if multiple answers fit, guess the most famous'
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Level 66
Apr 6, 2016
Ricky Nelson was more famous to me.
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Level 67
Apr 6, 2016
Willie is way more famous. He's released more albums than Ricky has singles. He's been musically relevant longer than Ricky was alive.
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Level 79
Nov 24, 2017
Ricky starred in a hit TV show, which Willie never had. Fame-advantage: Ricky.

"Way more famous"....wow, that's your "argument"? Seriously?

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Level 82
Jul 25, 2018
It's a statement, a very solid one.
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Level 79
Apr 6, 2016
Tried to type Pete for Seger (Seeger), and got Peter Gabriel. No idea who Gabriel is, even after googling him. I don't remember Genesis in the 1970s.
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Level 72
Apr 6, 2016
He had a pretty extensive solo career after Genesis. Big Time was a huge hit. Salibury Hill, Games Without Frontiers, pretty popular mainstream artist. And I don't really do mainstream
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Level 80
Aug 11, 2016
don't forget Sledgehammer!
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Level 60
Jan 2, 2017
Shock the Monkey!
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Level 60
Nov 29, 2017
In Your Eyes!
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Level 63
Apr 7, 2016
I have never heard of Luther Vandross. I'm surprised that I'm in a 40% minority there.
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Level 48
Apr 7, 2016
You need to have Ricky Nelson as acceptable an answer
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Level 48
Apr 11, 2016
I would add to those petitioning for Ricky. If this were a quiz asking for last names, then I think 'Willie' would definitely get you to Nelson. However, the other way around, 'Nelson' was not only Ricky, but also the name of the band by his sons. This family name, to me, increases the level of fame (which is an arbitrary measure at best).

...or change it to 'Humperdink' and eliminate the argument altogether.

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Level 68
May 8, 2017
Could "Juan" be added to the Gabriel list? That news of his passing was a big deal and that was my first thought over "Peter".
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Level 71
Dec 15, 2017
I am very curious about what world people live in where Ricky Nelson is objectively more famous and has more pop cultural cachet than Willie. If the quiz had the notice "if there's more than one, name the one who's the most non-threateningly cute heartthrob," then sure, but otherwise no.

Also, it's like ok if your first thought isn't accepted as the correct answer! You can try other names!

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Level 69
Sep 4, 2018
Who the heck is Ricky Nelson, he seems to be very popular here but I've never heard of him.

Also never heard of Goulet, but I know all the others. Good quiz. Nice mix of answers.

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Level 69
Sep 4, 2018
Just Googled Goulet, still none the wiser. He must not have made it across the pond or else I just missed him.
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Level 82
Jun 6, 2020
Pretty sure we live in the same world, eggplant. I don't know about "pop cultural cachet", but Ricky Nelson was the only thing that came to mind for that clue while I was taking the quiz, and based on the number of similar comments here I'm in good company. Kinda weird, because I'm actually more familiar with Willie than Ricky. Now that I see the intended answer it certainly makes sense, I just didn't think of it when it mattered.

In any case, it seems reasonable to me that both answers would be considered valid, but perhaps there is some determining criteria I'm not aware of. Quizmaster, is there some reason you feel Willie Nelson is the only correct answer here? Is there some statistic you are using to judge who is more famous?

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Level 47
Jul 21, 2018
Accepting DON Cornell would be nice. He was a very popular singer in the 40's and 50's.
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Level 23
Nov 19, 2018
Pete Seeger
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Level 43
May 7, 2019
In the late 40s and Fifties there was a singer named Don Cornell
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Level 21
May 13, 2019
I'm 13 years old and I knew it was Willie Nelson right away... what has become of me
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Level 21
May 13, 2019
Hah no one knows who don cornell is chris cornell was very famous for being in audioslave and soundgarden
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Level 44
Jun 28, 2020
How about rick nelson