Frank Sinatra was born 100 years ago today and changed music forever

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Biography : Frank Sinatra - Mini Biography

On this day in 1915, Hoboken, New Jersey native, Frank Sinatra was born.

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Frank Sinatra was the voice of a generation, hands down. Today would have marked the musician's 100th birthday and it's tough to try and surmise "Ol' Blue Eyes" in one simple article. The American jazz and pop singer was more than just a musician, he was an all around Hollywood heavyweight.

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Not only was Sinatra a musician, but he was also an actor, (where he won an Academy Award) director, songwriter and producer, who just so happen to have the greatest voice of all time. Just last week, in honor of Sinatra's birthday, CBS threw him a birthday titled "Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert" in which stars like Carrie Underwood and Lady Gaga sang songs by the legend.

As they say, one of the most sincere forms flattery is imitation. We've decided to find some of the best Frank Sinatra covers, in honor of the singer's 100th birthday. Check out our top five favorite Frank Sinatra songs of all time.

5.) Luck Be a Lady
Originally from "Guys and Dolls," Sinatra singing "Luck Be a Lady tonight," will show you why he is the greatest.



4.) Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Christmas song yes, but that doesn't even matter because Frank Sinatra captures the holiday perfectly, and needless to say, it's a classic.



3.) Let it Snow
Another holiday song, but it doesn't matter because as soon as Sinatra starts singing, you "let it snow, let it snow, let it snow."



2.) My Way
Many would dub this Sinatra's best, and rightfully so. The song allows for a full blown taste of the pure genius behind Sinatra's vocals.



1.) New York, New York
This is a classic in every stretch of the imagination. If there were ever a National Anthem for New York City, this would be it.



There you have it! Again, by no means is this a definitive list, but just some of the songs that helped shaped the music industry for years to come.

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Frank Sinatra was born 100 years ago today and changed music forever
This handout photo provided by the National Portrait Gallery, taken in 1956, shows Frank Sinatra, by Herman Leonard. Curators at the National Portrait Gallery want to know what it means to be cool. They have been studying the uniquely American concept of “cool” and how it became a global export, and the museum now is bringing together 100 photographs of people who helped create the idea of “cool” as a name for rebellion, self-expression, charisma, edge and mystery. It includes musicians, actors, singers, athletes, comedians, activists and writers as photographed by Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz and others. (AP Photo/Herman Leonard, National Portrait Gallery)
In this undated photo provided by LegendaryAuctions.com, Frank Sinatra’s 1934 New Jersey Driver’s License is photographed. The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J. reports at that the yellowed, text-only license will be offered at auction on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 by Boston-based RR Auction. (AP Photo/Legendary Auctions.com)
The late John M. Taxin, right, poses with actor Frank Sinatra in this undated file photo. Taxin died Sunday, Aug. 10, 1997, in Philadelphia, Pa., at the age of 91. Taxin was chairman of the Old Original Bookbinder's restaurant in Philadelphia for more than 50 years, and played host to celebrities from show business to politics. (AP Photo)
Singer Frank Sinatra gets together with his son, Frank, Jr. September 12, 1963 at the Americana Hotel in New York City, where the younger Sinatra is headlining the show at the hotel. (AP Photo)
Frank Sinatra Jr., who is embarking on a singing career of his own, talks with his father on Dec. 7, 1962. Frank Jr., is all for his boy’s show business career, “if that’s what he wants.” The young Sinatra started out by asking the Elliott brothers for a chance to sing with their band during a Disneyland appearance. Later he appeared on the Jack Benny television program and has now been asked to appear on the Perry Como show. “He’s more of an actor than a singer,” his father says. “His tonal quality’s pretty good. But he needs more training.” (AP Photo)
The nation's two top swoon-kings met for half -an-hour when Van Johnson visited Frank Sinatra on the latter's CBS Radio program, broadcast at the WAVE barracks, March 22, 1946 . Tickets to the broadcast were at such a premium that several young high school girls called the Navy Offices in an effort to enlist in the WAVES the only way to see the broadcast, they figured. (AP Photo)
TO BE PERFECTLY FRANK -- Pictured: Musician Frank Sinatra in 1953 (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
American actor and singer Frank Sinatra (1915 - 1998) enjoys coffee and donuts in his trailer during a break in filming, circa 1950. (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)
BERGEN COUNTY, NJ - 1938: Pop singer Frank Sinatra poses for a mug shot after being arrested and charged with 'carrying on with a married woman' in 1938 in Bergen County, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
American singer and actor Frank Sinatra on stage with a cup and saucer, circa 1970. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Getty Images)
The Italian-American singer and actor Frank Sinatra (Francis Albert Sinatra) and the Italian actress and showgirl Raffaella Carrà (Raffaella Maria Roberta Pelloni) taking a break on the set of the film Von Ryan's Express. 1965 (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio by Getty Images)
The Italian-American singer and actor Frank Sinatra and the American singer and actor Bing Crosby playing a scene of 'High society'. USA, 1956 (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
American actor and singer Frank Sinatra (1915 - 1998), circa 1950. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
circa 1950: American actor and singer Frank Sinatra, holding a script, sits next to American actor and comedian Jack Benny, on the set of a television show. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
American singer and actor Frank Sinatra (1915 - 1998), circa 1950. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
circa 1950: American popular singer and actor Frank Sinatra (1915 - 1998) and his wife, the film actress Ava Gardner (1922 - 1990) at the airport. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)
American singer and actor Frank Sinatra (1915 - 1998) performs in a spotlight with a band playing in the background, c. 1950. (Photo by Frederic Lewis/Getty Images)
Frank Sinatra (1915-1998), US singer and actor, smiling, wearing a grey pin-striped suit, in a studio portrait, against a red background, circa 1950. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
1950: Entertainer Frank Sinatra leans on a Ford automobile outside a trailer in 1950. (Photo by Frank Worth, Courtesy of Emage International/Getty Images)
The Italian-American singer and actor Frank Sinatra with the British actor Tevor Howard playing a scene of 'Von Ryan's Express'. Italy, 1964 (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
TO BE PERFECTLY FRANK -- Pictured: Musician Frank Sinatra in 1953 (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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