Soul 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. (36 items)

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Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Bee Gees Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

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Taylor Hicks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Taylor Hicks Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Pop rock

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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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Hall & Oates is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
bojanthebest added Hall & Oates Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Rock music

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Michael McDonald is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Michael McDonald Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop 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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Adele is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Adele Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

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Steely Dan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Michael Gangi added Steely Dan Rock music, Jazz fusion, Rhythm and blues

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The Righteous Brothers is listed (or ranked) 9 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) 10 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Van Morrison Skiffle, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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Bobby Caldwell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Bobby Caldwell Blue-eyed soul, Quiet storm, Smooth jazz

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Atlanta Rhythm Section is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Michael Gangi added Atlanta Rhythm Section Rock music, Folk rock, Southern rock

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Sam Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Sam Smith Pop music, Dance-pop, House music

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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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Simply Red is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Simply Red Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

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Genesis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Michael Gangi added Genesis Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

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Sting is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Michael Gangi added Sting Medieval music, Classic rock, New Wave

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Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Michael Gangi added Eric Clapton Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

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Michael Franks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Michael Gangi added Michael Franks Smooth jazz

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Stephen Stills is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Michael Gangi added Stephen Stills Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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Player is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Michael Gangi added Player Disco, Pop music, Rock music

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Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Justin Timberlake Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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Jackson Browne is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Michael Gangi added Jackson Browne Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

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The Human League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Michael Gangi added The Human League Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Rod Stewart New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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Wayne Cochran is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
xploder added Wayne Cochran Soul music

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Jon B. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Jon B. Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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Harry Wayne Casey is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Harry Wayne Casey Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Pop music

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Robin Thicke is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Robin Thicke Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

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Kenny Loggins is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Kenny Loggins Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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Michael Bolton is listed (or ranked) 31 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) 32 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Lulu Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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Jason Mraz is listed (or ranked) 33 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) 34 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists

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Daniel Merriweather is listed (or ranked) 35 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) 36 on the list The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists
Jon Moss Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music