singers The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists  

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With the popularity of soul music in the 1960s that came primarily from African-American singers, there was an offshoot called blue-eyed soul, which was the label given to white singers who were soul singers. While the name was controversial at the time, the genre has grown to singers in predominantly urban-centric genres like hip hop, R&B. Originally being a blue-eyed soul singer meant someone would cover or rework a hit from an African-American artist and water it down for a white audience. Though controversial by nature, blue-eyed soul singers have evolved over the years are seen in a more positive light by a widespread audience and some of the biggest names in music are blue-eyed soul artists.

So, that said, who are the best blue-eyed soul singers? If you're thinking about blue-eyed soul, might as well go back to the genre's beginnings with singers like Rod Stewart, Justin Timberlake and even Adele. These singers, though also associated with other genres, are among the most well-known blue-eyed soul singers. These blue-eyed soul singers are some of the most recognizable music artists and with good reason. Their songs are catchy and incorporate different genres that relate to people across different cultures. The best blue-eyed soul band can connect with an audience and their music is catchy and familiar. All of the best blue-eyed soul artists have sold millions of records across the globe.

It's up to you to determine who is the best blue-eyed soul artist. Though most are blue-eyed soul singers, there are some who are some blue-eyed soul artists as well. If you notice someone that isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best blue-eyed soul bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest blue-eyed soul musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular blue-eyed soul bands that you might've heard of. (26 items)

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Taylor Hicks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Taylor Hicks Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Pop rock

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Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Bee Gees Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

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George Michael is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
George Michael Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop

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Michael McDonald is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Michael McDonald Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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Hall & Oates is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
bojanthebest added Hall & Oates Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Rock music

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Dusty Springfield is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Dusty Springfield Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Traditional pop music

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Bobby Caldwell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Guest_749a3694-2137-40b2-8187-3420cd575b72 added Bobby Caldwell Blue-eyed soul, Quiet storm, Smooth jazz

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The Righteous Brothers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
The Righteous Brothers Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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Van Morrison is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Van Morrison Skiffle, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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Wayne Cochran is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
xploder added Wayne Cochran Soul music

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Simply Red is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Simply Red Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

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Adele is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Adele Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

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Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Rod Stewart New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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Tom Jones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Tom Jones Ballad, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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Kenny Loggins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Kenny Loggins Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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Sam Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Sam Smith Pop music, Dance-pop, House music

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Harry Wayne Casey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Harry Wayne Casey Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Pop music

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Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Justin Timberlake Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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Jon B. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Jon B. Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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Michael Bolton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Michael Bolton Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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Lulu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Lulu Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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Robin Thicke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Robin Thicke Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

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Jason Mraz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Jason Mraz Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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John Fred is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists

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Daniel Merriweather is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Daniel Merriweather Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Neo soul

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Jon Moss is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Jon Moss Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music