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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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1,290 171
Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

2
813 291
Simon and Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music

3
676 291
Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

4
676 291
Adam Levine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Neo soul, Rock music

5
676 291
Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

6
677 292
P!nk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

7
675 291
Barbra Streisand is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Adult contemporary music, Show tune, Traditional pop music

8
675 291
Neil Diamond is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

9
669 291
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
655 291
George Gershwin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Opera, Musical theatre, Film score

11
654 291
Bette Midler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

12
654 291
Carly Simon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

13
649 291
Irving Berlin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Show tune, Musical theatre, Film score

14
649 291
Burt Bacharach is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Vocal music

15
645 291
Gene Simmons is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Rock and roll

16
645 291
Lou Reed is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Noise rock, Blue-eyed soul, Spoken word

17
639 291
Leonard Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Opera, Ballet, Ballet

18
639 291
Paula Abdul is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

19
636 291
Judy Garland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters

20
636 291
Adam Lambert is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

21
635 291
David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

22
634 291
Benny Goodman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Swing music, Big band, Jazz

23
630 291
Jefferson Airplane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Rock music

24
625 291
Paul Stanley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

25
625 291
Neil Sedaka is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Rock music

26
625 291
Art Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

27
625 291
Idina Menzel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters

28
620 291
Josh Groban is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Classical Crossover, Christian music, Pop music

29
620 291
Marvin Hamlisch is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Musical theatre, Film score

30
620 291
Steely Dan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Rock music, Jazz fusion, Rhythm and blues

31
620 291
Cass Elliot is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Folk rock

32
616 291
Randy Newman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Rock music, Soft rock

33
555 291
REO Speedwagon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

34
520 291
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
475 291
Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Punk rock

36
430 291
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
421 291
Janis Ian is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Adult contemporary music, Folk music

38
420 291
Buddy Rich is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Swing music, Big band, Jazz

39
400 291
Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Heavy metal, Progressive rock, Hard rock

40
380 291
Oscar Hammerstein I is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters

41
375 291
Michael Bolton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

42
360 291
Mel Tormé is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Jazz

43
355 291
Dinah Shore is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music

44
350 291
Ric Ocasek is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Bubblegum pop, New Wave, Rock music

45
346 291
Laura Nyro is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Doo-wop, Pop music, Rock music

46
340 291
Richard Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Ballet, Musical theatre

47
337 290
Phil Ochs is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Folk music, Folk rock, Country

48
337 290
Joe Trohman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop punk, Emo, Metalcore

49
336 290
Morgan Lander is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Nu metal, Groove metal, Metalcore

50
336 290
Johnette Napolitano is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Alternative rock