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The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters  

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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
Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock
2
Simon and Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music
3
Neil Diamond is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Rock music, Folk music
4
Carole King is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music
5
Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music
6
Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music
7
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
George Gershwin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Opera, Musical theatre, Film score
9
Judy Garland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
10
Irving Berlin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Show tune, Musical theatre, Film score
11
Bette Midler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music
12
Carly Simon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music
13
Burt Bacharach is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Vocal music
14
Leonard Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Opera, Ballet, Ballet
15
Benny Goodman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Swing music, Big band, Jazz
16
P!nk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk
17
Art Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Popular music, Pop music, Rock music
18
Adam Levine is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Neo soul, Rock music
19
Jefferson Airplane is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Rock music
20
Cass Elliot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Folk rock
21
Marvin Hamlisch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Musical theatre, Film score
22
Idina Menzel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
23
Neil Sedaka is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Rock music
24
Steely Dan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Rock music, Jazz fusion, Rhythm and blues
25
David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock