Shirley Bassey

1937 - Today

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Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey (; born 8 January 1937) is a Welsh singer. Best known for her career longevity, powerful voice and recording the theme songs to three James Bond films, Bassey is widely regarded as one of the most popular vocalists in Britain.Born in Cardiff, Bassey began performing as a teenager in 1953. In 1959, she became the first Welsh person to gain a number-one single on the UK Singles Chart. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shirley Bassey has received more than 6,334,535 page views. Her biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia. Shirley Bassey is the 365th most popular singer (down from 264th in 2019), the 1,279th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,072nd in 2019) and the 43rd most popular British Singer.

Shirley Bassey is most famous for singing the theme song to the James Bond film Goldfinger.

Memorability Metrics

  • 6.3M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 57.57

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 47

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.47

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.52

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Shirley Basseys by language

Over the past year Shirley Bassey has had the most page views in the with 891,388 views, followed by German (57,830), and French (36,691). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (384.36%), Ido (116.45%), and Occitan (92.57%)


Among singers, Shirley Bassey ranks 365 out of 4,381Before her are Tarja Turunen, Peng Liyuan, Mango, Toby Keith, David Byron, and Cecilia Bartoli. After her are Atahualpa Yupanqui, Mory Kanté, Mei Lanfang, Christa Ludwig, Albert Hammond, and Steve Perry.

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Among people born in 1937, Shirley Bassey ranks 100Before her are Billy Dee Williams, Ronald Venetiaan, Neeme Järvi, Keizō Obuchi, Francis Veber, and Jean-Pierre Beltoise. After her are John Horton Conway, Kōichirō Matsuura, Baden Powell, Vittorio Brambilla, Tom Simpson, and Anna Hazare.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Shirley Bassey ranks 1,279 out of 8,785Before her are John Hawkwood (1320), Walafrid Strabo (808), Sylvia Pankhurst (1882), Alexander of Hales (1175), David Byron (1947), and Mark Sykes (1879). After her are Thomas Gresham (1519), Edward Lear (1812), Mary Leakey (1913), Alexander I of Scotland (1078), Barbara Cartland (1901), and John Horton Conway (1937).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Shirley Bassey ranks 43Before her are Black (1962), Dave Evans (1953), Susan Boyle (1961), Dusty Springfield (1939), Jon Anderson (1944), and David Byron (1947). After her are Albert Hammond (1944), Seal (1963), Malcolm McLaren (1946), Gary Brooker (1945), Christine McVie (1943), and Sandie Shaw (1947).