Chris Isaak

1956 - Today

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Christopher Joseph Isaak (born June 26, 1956) is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and occasional actor. Noted for his reverb-laden rockabilly revivalist style and wide vocal range, he is popularly known for his breakthrough hit and signature song "Wicked Game"; as well as international hits such as "Blue Hotel", "Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing", and "Somebody's Crying". With a career spanning four decades, Isaak has released a total of 13 studio albums, toured extensively with his band Silvertone, and received numerous award nominations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chris Isaak has received more than 6,789,861 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Chris Isaak is the 123rd most popular musician (up from 180th in 2019), the 682nd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,025th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular American Musician.

Chris Isaak is most famous for his music. He is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

Memorability Metrics

  • 6.8M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 64.78

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 36

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.07

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.78

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Chris Isaak ranks 123 out of 3,175Before him are Sid Vicious, Thomas Bangalter, Nick Mason, John Dowland, Neil Young, and Björk. After him are Cyndi Lauper, Gary Moore, Nat King Cole, Jacqueline du Pré, Mike Oldfield, and Neil Peart.

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Among people born in 1956, Chris Isaak ranks 20Before him are Khaled Mashal, Theresa May, Carrie Fisher, Andy García, David Copperfield, and José Manuel Barroso. After him are Dalia Grybauskaitė, Judith Butler, Jost Gippert, Linda Hamilton, Giuseppe Tornatore, and Leslie Cheung.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Chris Isaak ranks 682 out of 20,380Before him are Frances Farmer (1913), Washington Irving (1783), Linda B. Buck (1947), Nancy Pelosi (1940), John Browning (1855), and F. Murray Abraham (1939). After him are Jane Russell (1921), Bill Cosby (1937), Lana Turner (1921), Omar Bradley (1893), Joseph Barbera (1911), and George Kennedy (1925).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Chris Isaak ranks 33Before him are Chet Baker (1929), Quincy Jones (1933), John Coltrane (1926), Ice-T (1958), Glenn Miller (1904), and Lionel Richie (1949). After him are Cyndi Lauper (1953), Nat King Cole (1919), Buddy Holly (1936), Nikki Sixx (1958), Bill Evans (1929), and Ray Manzarek (1939).