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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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1,451 190
Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock
2
970 308
Simon and Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music
3
729 307
Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music
4
733 310
Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music
5
727 308
Carole King is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music
6
726 309
George Gershwin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Opera, Musical theatre, Film score
7
726 311
Neil Diamond is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Rock music, Folk music
8
724 312
Burt Bacharach is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Vocal music
9
724 313
Bette Midler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music
10
724 313
Barbra Streisand is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Adult contemporary music, Show tune, Traditional pop music
11
724 313
Pink is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk
12
722 312
Judy Garland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
13
724 316
Adam Levine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Neo soul, Rock music
14
707 308
Irving Berlin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Show tune, Musical theatre, Film score
15
696 309
Carly Simon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music
16
692 308
Leonard Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Opera, Ballet, Ballet
17
686 307
Benny Goodman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Swing music, Big band, Jazz
18
672 307
Jefferson Airplane is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Rock music
19
672 307
Art Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Popular music, Pop music, Rock music
20
670 306
Cass Elliot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Folk rock
21
674 309
David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock
22
672 310
Gene Simmons is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Rock and roll
23
667 308
Idina Menzel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
24
665 308
Lou Reed is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Noise rock, Blue-eyed soul, Spoken word
25
665 308
Adam Lambert is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music