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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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1,227 164
Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

2
761 278
Simon and Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music

3
654 278
Neil Diamond is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

4
654 278
Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

5
654 278
Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

6
654 278
Adam Levine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Neo soul, Rock music

7
654 278
P!nk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

8
650 279
Barbra Streisand is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Adult contemporary music, Show tune, Traditional pop music

9
644 278
Carole King is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

10
633 278
Carly Simon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

11
630 278
George Gershwin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Opera, Musical theatre, Film score

12
630 278
Irving Berlin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Show tune, Musical theatre, Film score

13
632 278
Bette Midler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

14
625 278
Judy Garland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters

15
625 278
Lou Reed is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Noise rock, Blue-eyed soul, Spoken word

16
625 278
Burt Bacharach is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Vocal music

17
623 278
Paula Abdul is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

18
624 278
Adam Lambert is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

19
620 278
Leonard Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Opera, Ballet, Ballet

20
620 278
Gene Simmons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Rock and roll

21
615 278
Art Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

22
615 278
Idina Menzel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters

23
615 278
Josh Groban is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Classical Crossover, Christian music, Pop music

24
615 278
Jefferson Airplane is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Rock music

25
615 278
David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

26
615 278
Benny Goodman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Swing music, Big band, Jazz

27
610 278
Paul Stanley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

28
610 278
Steely Dan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Rock music, Jazz fusion, Rhythm and blues

29
610 278
Neil Sedaka is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Rock music

30
610 278
Marvin Hamlisch is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Musical theatre, Film score

31
605 278
Randy Newman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Rock music, Soft rock

32
600 278
Cass Elliot is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Folk rock

33
535 278
REO Speedwagon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

34
509 278
Harry Connick, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Jazz-funk, Swing music, Traditional pop music

35
449 278
Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Punk rock

36
420 278
Herb Alpert is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Latin American music, Rhythm and blues

37
410 278
Janis Ian is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Adult contemporary music, Folk music

38
410 278
Buddy Rich is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Swing music, Big band, Jazz

39
380 278
Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Heavy metal, Progressive rock, Hard rock

40
375 278
Michael Bolton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

41
370 278
Oscar Hammerstein I is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters

42
350 278
Mel Tormé is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Jazz

43
340 278
Ric Ocasek is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Bubblegum pop, New Wave, Rock music

44
340 278
Dinah Shore is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music

45
335 278
Richard Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Ballet, Musical theatre

46
333 278
Laura Nyro is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Doo-wop, Pop music, Rock music

47
325 278
Stephen Sondheim is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Musical theatre, Musical

48
325 278
Dee Snider is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Glam metal, Shock rock, Heavy metal

49
325 278
Arlo Guthrie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Folk music, Folk rock, Talking blues

50
325 278
Linda McCartney is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters