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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
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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Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Bob Dylan Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Billy Joel Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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Neil Diamond is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Neil Diamond Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

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618 254
Barbra Streisand is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Barbra Streisand Adult contemporary music, Show tune, Traditional pop music

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618 254
P!nk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pink Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

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Adam Levine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Adam Levine Pop music, Neo soul, Rock music

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Irving Berlin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Irving Berlin Show tune, Musical theatre, Film score

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Leonard Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Leonard Bernstein Opera, Ballet, Ballet

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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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Benny Goodman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Benny Goodman Swing music, Big band, Jazz

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George Gershwin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
George Gershwin Opera, Musical theatre, Film score

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Bette Midler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Bette Midler Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

The Best Christmas Songs Written by Jewish Songwriters

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Carly Simon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Carly Simon Adult contemporary music, Pop music, 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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Art Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Art Garfunkel Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

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Burt Bacharach is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Burt Bacharach Pop music, Vocal music

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Idina Menzel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters

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Gene Simmons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Gene Simmons Glam metal, Heavy metal, Rock and roll

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

Rock Stars Whose Deaths Were The Most Untimely

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Paul Stanley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Paul Stanley Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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

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Marvin Hamlisch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Marvin Hamlisch Musical theatre, Film score

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Adam Lambert is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Adam Lambert Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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Lou Reed is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Lou Reed Noise rock, Blue-eyed soul, Spoken word

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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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Steely Dan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Steely Dan Rock music, Jazz fusion, Rhythm and blues

The Most Beautiful Jewish Women Under 40

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Jefferson Airplane is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Jefferson Airplane Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Rock music

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Cass Elliot is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Cass Elliot Pop music, Folk rock

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Paula Abdul is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Paula Abdul Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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Randy Newman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Randy Newman Pop music, Rock music, Soft rock

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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

16 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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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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Buddy Rich is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Buddy Rich Swing music, Big band, Jazz

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Janis Ian is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Janis Ian Adult contemporary music, Folk music

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Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Geddy Lee Heavy metal, Progressive rock, Hard rock

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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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Michael Bolton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Michael Bolton Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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Mel Tormé is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Mel Torme Jazz

25 Famous People with Jewish Fathers

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Dinah Shore is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Dinah Shore Pop music

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Ric Ocasek is listed (or ranked) 44 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) 45 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Laura Nyro Doo-wop, Pop music, Rock 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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Stephen Sondheim is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Stephen Sondheim Musical theatre, Musical