I have a shameful weakness for pop music, but not today's pop music. Styles change, singing styles in this case, and I'm not fond of most of the women singers I hear today. Maybe it's the melisma. Or maybe it's something else. Anyway, what I like is the straightforward singing of great melodies. The way Jo Stafford did it, for example.
Or the way Doris Day did it:
Or Julie London:
There are a lot of others I could mention: Peggy Lee, Patti Page, Jaye P. Morgan, even Connie Francis. Check 'em out. Surely I can't be the only one left who loves this stuff.