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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. (57 items)
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Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco
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KC and the Sunshine Band is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Soul Guru added Disco, Pop music, Rhythm and blues
3
Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Soul Guru added Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Rock music
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George Michael is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop
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Hall & Oates is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
bojanthebest added Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Rock music
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Taylor Hicks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Pop rock
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Michael McDonald is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music
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Sweetback Band is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Soul Guru added Soul / Neo-Soul/ R&B
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Kimbra is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Soul Guru added Alternative pop, Jazz, Soul music
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Mayer Hawthorne is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Soul Guru added Neo soul, Soul music
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Tortured Soul is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Soul Guru added Soulful House, Funk, Electronic
12
Harry Connick, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Soul Guru added Jazz-funk, Swing music, Traditional pop music
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Remy Shand is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Soul Guru added Neo soul, Rhythm and blues
14
Joss Stone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Soul Guru added Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Neo soul
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Amy Winehouse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Soul Guru added Doo-wop, Pop music, Neo soul
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Kenny G is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Soul Guru added Adult contemporary music, Smooth jazz
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Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Soul Guru added Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music
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Adele is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Pop, R&B, Soul
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Yebba is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Soul Guru added Southern Soul, Neo-Soul, Rock
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Moon Child is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Soul Guru added Neo-Soul, Jazz, Eclectic
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Daley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Soul Guru added Neo-Soul, R&B, Soul
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Hiatus Kaiyote is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Soul Guru added Neo-Soul, Eclectic, Soul
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Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Soul Guru added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, New Wave
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The Bonfyre is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Soul Guru added Urban, Pop, Soul
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Zhavia Ward is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Soul Guru added Soulful Pop, Modern Rap