What Genre of Music Does Michael Buble Sing?

By Jay Goldsworthy

Born in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada in 1975, Michael Buble developed his love of music from his grandfather, who introduced him to the tunes of the Swing era. Buble is now one of the most popular and respected vocalists in contemporary music, using his smooth voice to emote songs written in various styles and genres.

Swing and Big Band

Buble has been successful covering swing and big band classics such as Peggy Lee's "Fever," Nina Simone's "Feeling Good," Bobby Darin's "Mack the Knife" and Frank Sinatra's "That's Life."

Standards

Buble has been called a "throw-back" artist for his revival of such musical standards as "My Funny Valentine," "Call Me Irresponsible" and "Come Fly With Me."

Jazz

Jazz became a part of Buble's smooth vocals when he took on Billy Paul's "Me and Mrs. Jones" and Mel Torme's "A Foggy Day In London Town."

Traditional Pop

Buble's repertoire expanded into mainstream traditional pop when he covered songs by such diverse artists as Eric Clapton ("Wonderful Tonight"), Elvis Presley ("Can't Help Falling In Love"), Queen ("Crazy Thing Called Love") and the Beatles ("Can't Buy Me Love").

Contemporary Pop

Buble has recorded original songs that have been successful on contemporary pop radio. His biggest pop hit, "Home," was included on his album "It's Time," released in 2005. His second original hit, "Everything," appeared on his album "Call Me Irresponsible," released in 2007.

About the Author

J.L. Goldsworthy has been working in the publishing industry since 1996, serving as a commissioned editor and ghostwriter for various publishing entities and private authors, and holding the position of Managing Editor for Aldine de Gruyter Books.