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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
Paul Simon Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

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Simon and Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Simon & Garfunkel Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music

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Adam Lambert is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Adam Lambert Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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Art Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Art Garfunkel Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

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Leonard Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Leonard Bernstein Opera, Ballet, Ballet

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Marvin Hamlisch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Marvin Hamlisch Musical theatre, Film score

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Burt Bacharach is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Burt Bacharach Pop music, Vocal music

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Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Bob Dylan Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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George Gershwin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
George Gershwin Opera, Musical theatre, Film score

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Gene Simmons is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Gene Simmons Glam metal, Heavy metal, Rock and roll

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Carole King is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Carole King Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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Randy Newman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Randy Newman Pop music, Rock music, Soft rock

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Idina Menzel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters

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Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Billy Joel Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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Adam Levine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Adam Levine Pop music, Neo soul, Rock music

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Josh Groban is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Josh Groban Classical Crossover, Christian music, Pop music

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Bette Midler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Bette Midler Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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Lou Reed is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Lou Reed Noise rock, Blue-eyed soul, Spoken word

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Cass Elliot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Cass Elliot Pop music, Folk rock

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Jefferson Airplane is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Jefferson Airplane Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Rock music

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Judy Garland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters

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Carly Simon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Carly Simon Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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Neil Diamond is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Neil Diamond Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

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Benny Goodman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Benny Goodman Swing music, Big band, Jazz

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Paula Abdul is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Paula Abdul Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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Steely Dan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Steely Dan Rock music, Jazz fusion, Rhythm and blues

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David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
David Lee Roth Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Paul Stanley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Paul Stanley Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Barbra Streisand is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Barbra Streisand Adult contemporary music, Show tune, Traditional pop music

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P!nk is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pink Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

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Neil Sedaka is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Neil Sedaka Pop music, Rock music

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Irving Berlin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Irving Berlin Show tune, Musical theatre, Film score

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REO Speedwagon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
REO Speedwagon Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

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Harry Connick, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Harry Connick, Jr. Jazz-funk, Swing music, Traditional pop music

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Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Joey Ramone Punk rock

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Herb Alpert is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Herb Alpert Pop music, Latin American music, Rhythm and blues

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Janis Ian is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Janis Ian Adult contemporary music, Folk music

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Buddy Rich is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Buddy Rich Swing music, Big band, Jazz

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Michael Bolton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Michael Bolton Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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Oscar Hammerstein I is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters

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Mel Tormé is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Mel Torme Jazz

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Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Geddy Lee Heavy metal, Progressive rock, Hard rock

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Ric Ocasek is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Ric Ocasek Bubblegum pop, New Wave, Rock music

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Laura Nyro is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Laura Nyro Doo-wop, Pop music, Rock music

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Dinah Shore is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Dinah Shore Pop music

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Richard Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Richard Rodgers Ballet, Musical theatre

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Arlo Guthrie is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Arlo Guthrie Folk music, Folk rock, Talking blues

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Dee Snider is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Dee Snider Glam metal, Shock rock, Heavy metal

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Linda McCartney is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters

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Michelle Phillips is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Michelle Phillips Pop music, Folk music