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All too often, a celebrity gets it into their head that now they've reach some margin of fame via a movie or sports, they can also sing! This usually turns out much worse than when singers try to act.

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Notable Song Credits
Comments & Submittor Name
Randy Savage Be A Man Hulk Hogan Diss song, challenging Hulk to a real fight Dan Aquilante of the New York Post, said his album "defies the laws of physics by blowing and sucking at the same time." - ICP4EVER
Raquel Welch Let Me Entertain You The less said about her singing (and her 70s music variety special) the better. - She
Raven (Raven-Symone) Backflip, Hip Hop Teddy Bear, Supernatural, This Is My Time  - stefan
Reese Witherspoon Jukebox Blues, Wildwood Flower She was as June Carter Cash on "Walk The Line". Won Academy & BAFTA for best actress. If she was worried about singing in front of live audience, and that she never met June Carter Cash before her passing, she did a great job. - Rocky Mak
Renee Zellweger Several songs in  Like Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, John C. Reilly, Taye Diggs, Dana "Queen Latifah" Owens, and all the other cast members whom the film credits with songs from the score, Renee Zellweger did her own singing in the film version of "Chicago." As for the quality of her performance, that judgment is left to others, as this posting came from an individual who had, by the time of posting, not seen the film itself. - Parker Gabriel
Rex Harrison I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face, Talk to the Animals British stage actor Harrison featured prominently in the musicals "My Fair Lady" (as Henry Higgins) and "Doctor Dolittle" (as the title character). Much like his compatriot, Richard Burton, he does not so much sing as "talk on pitch". - Joe Pearson
Richard Burton Camelot, I Wonder What the King Is Doing Tonight The classically trained Shakespearean actor played the role of King Arthur in the Broadway musical "Camelot". The show ran for nearly 900 performances, and the Original Cast recording topped the Billboard chart in 1961. Burton has an actor's voice, not a singer's voice. As such, he barely sings. - Joe Pearson
Richard Chamberlain "Three Stars Will Shine Tonight" (The Theme From "Dr. Kildare") Mr. Chamberlain was the lead cast member of the late 1950s-early 1960s medical drama "Dr. Kildare," acting out the lead role of Dr. James Kildare M.D. The program's theme had lyrics written for it, and though I'm not about to judge the quality of Mr. Chamberlain's voice, his performance of "Three Stars Will Shine Tonight" actually charted. Can you believe that? - Parker Gabriel
Richard Harris MacArthur Park Before he was in Harry Potter and during the time he was in Camelot, Richard Harris sang the 7-minute epic called MacArthur Park. Now considered one of the worst songs ever recorded. - Paul Warren
Rob Brydon The Winner Takes It All, Delilah, Wuthering Heights (on 'The Trip') Rob and Steve Coogan's version of The Winner Takes It All is miles better than Meryl Streep's attempt in the film of 'Mamma Mia'! - pickle
Robert Downey Jr. The album The Futurist Has a very good voice. Smooth and soothing. I recommend. - Nathan
Robert Mitchum The Whipoorwill Mitchum was responsible for writing "The Whipoorwill" in Thunder Road, the 1958 movie about moonshine running. He also has an album which he sings, called "Calypso is Like So" Noted mostly for his acting, he was a poet and a songwriter. - Harry
Roberto Benigni Quanto t'ho amato, L'inno del corpo sciolto, La marcia degli incazzati, etc... Benigni is known for the 1997 Oscar winning movie "Life Is Beatiful" and has performed at the Festival di Sanremo- he's also put out over three compilations of his music - ps_rd_fan
Robin Williams Come Together George Martin's "In My Life" album - qua006
Rodney Dangerfield Rappin' Rodney This is basically Rodney Dangerfield's 'No Respect' sketch with a rap beat. - Paul Warren
Ron Artest Champion Now known as Metta World Peace, but released his rap album before his September 2011 name change. The song was in NBA 2K11 and was terrible. - JeReMy
Rose McGowan Fever (cover) and Superfabulous On one of her fan sites: "Loves singing and writes her own music. She dreams of releasing her own album some day." - Franka
Russell Crowe performs vocals with the band 30 Odd Foot Of Grunt. He sings about as well as he acts. - Agrimorfee
Ruth Buzzi Where's the Beef? Though she's famous for her Gladys Ormphby character on "Laugh-in", her song "Where's the Beef" came from Clara Peller's catch-phrase. - Paul Warren

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