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The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists 

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Updated August 22, 2019 2k votes 369 voters 13.6k views 57 items

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. (57 items)
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Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
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George Michael is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
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Taylor Hicks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
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Hall & Oates is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
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Michael McDonald is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
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Adele is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
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Dusty Springfield is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
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The Righteous Brothers ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
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Bobby Caldwell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
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Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
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Tom Jones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
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Amy Winehouse is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
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Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
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Simply Red is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
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Steely Dan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
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Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
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KC and the Sunshine Band... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
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Van Morrison is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
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Joss Stone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
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Kenny G is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
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Sam Smith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
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Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
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Harry Connick, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
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Jackson Browne is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
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Mayer Hawthorne is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
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