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Best Northern Soul Bands/Artists

Northern soul artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good northern soul bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top northern soul bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Northern soul groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all northern soul bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest northern soul bands of all time, since the most famous northern soul artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best northern soul music.

You can click on the northern soul band names to see more information about that particular notable northern soul group. If they're near the top of the best northern soul artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top northern soul bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the northern soul band names themselves.

Examples of items on this list: Massive Attack, Charlie Rich and more. Make sure to downvote the worst teams/people, because they have it coming. Which is the better choice for the top of this list Biddu or Gloria Jones?

All important, significant and iconic names in northern soul music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new northern soul bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of northern soul, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into northern soul music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good northern soul bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent northern soul bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best northern soul bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest northern 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 northern soul bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Hip hop music, Soundtrack, Alternative hip hop

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    Blue-eyed soul, Country pop, Pop music

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    Pop music, Power pop, Northern soul

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    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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    Bob Relf Rhythm and blues, Northern soul, Soul music

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    Samantha Jones Pop music, Northern soul

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    new! C-pop, Synthpop, Rock music

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    New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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    Rhythm and blues, Northern soul, Gospel music

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    Pop music, Smooth jazz, Northern soul

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    Acid house, Disco, House music

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    Northern soul, Soul music, Funk

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    Chicago soul, Rhythm and blues, Northern soul

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    Hip hop music, Disco, Jazz-funk

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    Northern soul, Noise pop, Indie rock

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