Music The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs  

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List Rules Vote up the best "blue-eyed soul" songs that were originally performed by white artists.

These blue-eyed soul songs are some of the best of all time, recorded and sung by some incredibly talented singers. But what, exactly, is blue-eyed soul? It’s traditionally soulful, R&B music performed by white musicians. Blue-eyed soul has been around since the '60s, and in the decades since has become a favorite sound for many iconic singers you’ll recognize. Some of these songs are more crossovers, blending genres like pop and rock. Others are bordering on folk tunes, and many of them are from the “easy listening” era of the 1970s.

No list of the best blue-eyed soul songs would be complete without tunes by The Righteous Brothers. In fact, a Philadelphia disc jockey is said to have coined the phrase “blue-eyed soul” when describing Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield’s music. But not all of the top blue-eyed soul songs are from decades gone by. There are also modern blue-eyed soul singers, including Sam Smith, Adele, and Justin Timberlake. All of them specialize in famous tunes that move the heart and the feet.

What is your favorite on this blue-eyed soul songs list? Vote up good tracks, vote down the ones that don’t really do it for you – just have fun watching the videos and making your decisions!

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You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin The Righteous Brothers

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Sara Smile Hall & Oates

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She's Gone Hall & Oates

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Son of a Preacher Man Dusty Springfield

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What a Fool Believes The Doobie Brothers

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Lowdown Boz Scaggs

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Higher Love Steve Winwood

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Careless Whisper George Michael, WHAM!

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Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison

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Pick Up the Pieces Average White Band

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Fame David Bowie

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Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry

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Into the Mystic Van Morrison

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Young Americans is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
murielsimnel added Young Americans David Bowie

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Walking In Memphis Marc Cohn

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Steal Away Robbie Dupree

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All Around the World Lisa Stansfield

The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists

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Fooled Around and Fell in Love is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
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Bennie & The Jets Elton John

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Good Lovin The Rascals

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Hey Nineteen Steely Dan

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Get Down Tonight KC and the Sunshine Band

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The Letter The Box Tops

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How Much I Feel Ambrosia

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I Just Wanna Stop Gino Vannelli

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Crying is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
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Sea of Love is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
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Rolling in the Deep is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
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Gimme Some Lovin’ The Spencer Davis Group

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Hello It's Me Todd Rundgren

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Father Figure George Michael

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Stay With Me Sam Smith

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Cry Me a River Justin Timberlake

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Love is Alive Gary Wright

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How Long Ace

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Hello is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
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Hello is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
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Cry for Help Rick Astley

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Isn't It Time is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
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Lost Without U Robin Thicke

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At This Moment is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
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