List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

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List Criteria: Only Jewish singers and musicians

Famous American Jewish singers and songwriters: including famous Jewish pop singers and rock performers. This list of famous Jewish singers and musicians have entertained multiple generations of people with their music. Some of the most-loved musicians in the world are Jewish: stars like Madonna and Lady Gaga to the rock gods in KISS all made this list. All of the singers listed here had at least one hit song, if not dozens, in multiple categories from pop to folk.

Who are the most famous Jewish singers and bands? Some of these famous Jewish singers are the pinnacle of what it means to be a performer. The list includes such masters as Barbara Streisand, the "Jewish-Elvis" & great American songwriter Neil Diamond, and even rocker Ace Frehley. They are models of a new Jewish-American music made popular by new Jewish-American singers.
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    Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Paul Simon Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

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    Simon & Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Simon & Garfunkel Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music

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    Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Billy Joel Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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    Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Bob Dylan Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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    Neil Diamond is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Neil Diamond Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

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    Adam Levine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Adam Levine Pop music, Neo soul, Rock music

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    Barbra Streisand is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Barbra Streisand Adult contemporary music, Show tune, Traditional pop music

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    Carole King is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Carole King Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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    Pink is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Pink Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

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    George Gershwin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    George Gershwin Opera, Musical theatre, Film score

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    Carly Simon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Carly Simon Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Gene Simmons is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Gene Simmons Glam metal, Heavy metal, Rock and roll

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    Leonard Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Leonard Bernstein Opera, Ballet, Ballet

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    Bette Midler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Bette Midler Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Irving Berlin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Irving Berlin Show tune, Musical theatre, Film score

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    Art Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Art Garfunkel Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

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    David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    David Lee Roth Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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    Judy Garland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Judy Garland

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    Paul Stanley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Paul Stanley Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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    Benny Goodman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Benny Goodman Swing music, Big band, Jazz

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    Idina Menzel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Idina Menzel

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    Jefferson Airplane is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Jefferson Airplane Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Rock music

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    Burt Bacharach is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Burt Bacharach Pop music, Vocal music

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    Paula Abdul is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Paula Abdul Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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    Neil Sedaka is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Neil Sedaka Pop music, Rock music

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    Lou Reed is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Lou Reed Noise rock, Blue-eyed soul, Spoken word

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    Josh Groban is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Josh Groban Classical Crossover, Christian music, Pop music

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    Adam Lambert is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Adam Lambert Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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    Marvin Hamlisch is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Marvin Hamlisch Musical theatre, Film score

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    Randy Newman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Randy Newman Pop music, Rock music, Soft rock

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    Steely Dan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Steely Dan Rock music, Jazz fusion, Rhythm and blues

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    Herb Alpert is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Herb Alpert Pop music, Latin American music, Rhythm and blues

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    Cass Elliot is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Cass Elliot Pop music, Folk rock

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    REO Speedwagon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    REO Speedwagon Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

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    Harry Connick, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Harry Connick, Jr. Jazz-funk, Swing music, Traditional pop music

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    Shlomo Carlebach is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Shlomo Carlebach

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    Kinky Friedman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Kinky Friedman

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    Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Joey Ramone Punk rock

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    Janis Ian is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Janis Ian Adult contemporary music, Folk music

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    Laura Nyro is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Laura Nyro Doo-wop, Pop music, Rock music

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    Michael Bolton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Michael Bolton Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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    Buddy Rich is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Buddy Rich Swing music, Big band, Jazz

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    Oscar Hammerstein I is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Oscar Hammerstein I

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    Ric Ocasek is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Ric Ocasek Bubblegum pop, New Wave, Rock music

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    Mel Torme is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Mel Torme Jazz

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    Michelle Phillips is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Michelle Phillips Pop music, Folk music

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    Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Geddy Lee Heavy metal, Progressive rock, Hard rock

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    Harry Chapin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

    Harry Chapin Folk music, Folk rock

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