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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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1,250 166
Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

2
777 285
Simon and Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music

3
663 285
Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

4
663 285
Adam Levine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Neo soul, Rock music

5
662 285
Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

6
662 285
Neil Diamond is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

7
662 285
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
662 285
P!nk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

9
655 285
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
645 285
Carly Simon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

11
644 285
George Gershwin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Opera, Musical theatre, Film score

12
642 285
Bette Midler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

13
640 285
Irving Berlin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Show tune, Musical theatre, Film score

14
635 285
Burt Bacharach is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Vocal music

15
635 285
Lou Reed is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Noise rock, Blue-eyed soul, Spoken word

16
630 285
Leonard Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Opera, Ballet, Ballet

17
630 285
Judy Garland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters

18
630 285
Paula Abdul is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

19
630 285
Gene Simmons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Rock and roll

20
630 285
Adam Lambert is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

21
625 285
Benny Goodman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Swing music, Big band, Jazz

22
620 285
Jefferson Airplane is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Rock music

23
620 285
Art Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

24
620 285
Steely Dan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Rock music, Jazz fusion, Rhythm and blues

25
620 285
Josh Groban is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Classical Crossover, Christian music, Pop music

26
620 285
David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

27
620 285
Idina Menzel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters

28
620 285
Neil Sedaka is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Rock music

29
619 285
Paul Stanley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

30
615 285
Marvin Hamlisch is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Musical theatre, Film score

31
610 285
Cass Elliot is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Folk rock

32
610 285
Randy Newman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music, Rock music, Soft rock

33
545 285
REO Speedwagon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

34
520 285
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
460 285
Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Punk rock

36
430 285
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
420 285
Buddy Rich is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Swing music, Big band, Jazz

38
415 285
Janis Ian is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Adult contemporary music, Folk music

39
390 285
Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Heavy metal, Progressive rock, Hard rock

40
380 285
Oscar Hammerstein I is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters

41
375 285
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
355 285
Mel Tormé is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Jazz

43
350 285
Ric Ocasek is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Bubblegum pop, New Wave, Rock music

44
345 285
Dinah Shore is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Pop music

45
340 285
Laura Nyro is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Doo-wop, Pop music, Rock music

46
340 285
Richard Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Ballet, Musical theatre

47
330 285
Stephen Sondheim is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Musical theatre, Musical

48
330 285
Linda McCartney is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters

49
329 285
Dee Snider is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters
Glam metal, Shock rock, Heavy metal

50
325 285
Jerome Kern is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters