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The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters 

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Updated June 19, 2017 232.3k votes 4.1k voters 377.7k views 303 items

List Rules 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 The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Genre: Rock music, Folk music & Folk rock; Nationality: United States of America
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Simon and Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
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Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Genre: Blues-rock, Rock music & Folk music; Nationality: United States of America
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Neil Diamond is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Genre: Pop music, Rock music & Folk music; Nationality: United States of America
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Carole King is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Genre: Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul & Pop music; Nationality: United States of America
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Barbra Streisand is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Genre: Adult contemporary music, Show tune & Traditional pop music; Nationality: United States of America
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Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Genre: Blue-eyed soul, Pop music & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America
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Judy Garland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
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George Gershwin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Genre: Opera, Musical theatre & Film score; Nationality: United States of America
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Bette Midler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Genre: Adult contemporary music, Pop music & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America
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Irving Berlin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Genre: Show tune, Musical theatre & Film score; Nationality: United States of America
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Carly Simon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Genre: Adult contemporary music, Pop music & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America
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Burt Bacharach is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Genre: Pop music and Vocal music; Nationality: United States of America
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P!nk is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Genre: Pop punk and R&B; Nationality: United States of America
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Adam Levine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Genre: Pop music, Neo soul & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America
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Leonard Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Genre: Opera, Ballet & Ballet; Nationality: United States of America
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Art Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Genre: Popular music, Pop music & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America
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Jefferson Airplane is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
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Benny Goodman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Genre: Swing music, Big band & Jazz; Nationality: United States of America
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Cass Elliot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Genre: Pop music and Folk rock; Nationality: United States of America
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Neil Sedaka is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Genre: Pop music and Rock music; Nationality: United States of America
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Marvin Hamlisch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Genre: Musical theatre and Film score; Nationality: United States of America
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Steely Dan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
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Lou Reed is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Genre: Noise rock, Blue-eyed soul & Spoken word; Nationality: United States of America
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Idina Menzel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters