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15 Actors Whose Singing Careers You Completely Forgot

Best Life Logo By Lia Beck of Best Life | Slide 1 of 16: When actors decide to embark on music careers, they're not always met with open arms. If they make a worthy effort, people are surprised they can carry a tune, and if they don't, it comes off like a failed vanity project. But, some actors' singing careers just end up being eclipsed by their other efforts. Lost to the sands of time. Forever forgotten…until a list like this comes along.The 15 actors here tried out singing to varying levels of success. Some of them were singers before they became famous Academy Award-winning actors or big screen superheroes — or, in one case, both. Some of them quietly fronted indie bands for fun while their acting careers flourished. And some of them ended up with the type of musical fame an artist may either love or hate: that of the one-hit wonder. (Prepare to have a certain Eddie Murphy hit stuck in your head for the rest of the day.)From wannabe teen pop stars to a surprising rap career to Ryan Gosling's music about ghosts, here are 15 actors whose singing careers you completely forgot about, or maybe didn't even know about in the first place. In some cases, that might be how they prefer it. And for more random side projects, here are 13 Celebrities You Forgot Had Their Own Talk Shows.

15 Actors Whose Singing Careers You Completely Forgot

When actors decide to embark on music careers, they're not always met with open arms. If they make a worthy effort, people are surprised they can carry a tune, and if they don't, it comes off like a failed vanity project. But, some actors' singing careers just end up being eclipsed by their other efforts. Lost to the sands of time. Forever forgotten…until a list like this comes along.

The 15 actors here tried out singing to varying levels of success. Some of them were singers before they became famous Academy Award-winning actors or big screen superheroes — or, in one case, both. Some of them quietly fronted indie bands for fun while their acting careers flourished. And some of them ended up with the type of musical fame an artist may either love or hate: that of the one-hit wonder. (Prepare to have a certain Eddie Murphy hit stuck in your head for the rest of the day.)

From wannabe teen pop stars to a surprising rap career to Ryan Gosling's music about ghosts, here are 15 actors whose singing careers you completely forgot about, or maybe didn't even know about in the first place. In some cases, that might be how they prefer it. And for more random side projects, here are 13 Celebrities You Forgot Had Their Own Talk Shows.

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