soul 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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Son of a Preacher Man Dusty Springfield

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Sara Smile Hall & Oates

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You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin The Righteous Brothers

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She's Gone Hall & Oates

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Into the Mystic Van Morrison

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Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry

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Good Lovin The Rascals

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Pick Up the Pieces Average White Band

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What a Fool Believes The Doobie Brothers

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Lowdown Boz Scaggs

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Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison

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Stay With Me Sam Smith

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Fooled Around and Fell in Love is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
onebert added Fooled Around and Fell in Love Elvin Bishop

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Higher Love Steve Winwood

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Gimme Some Lovin’ The Spencer Davis Group

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The Letter The Box Tops

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Cry Me a River Justin Timberlake

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Hey Nineteen Steely Dan

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Walking In Memphis Marc Cohn

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Fame David Bowie

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Sea of Love is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
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Careless Whisper George Michael, WHAM!

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All Around the World Lisa Stansfield

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I Just Wanna Stop Gino Vannelli

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Father Figure George Michael

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Get Down Tonight KC and the Sunshine Band

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Young Americans is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
murielsimnel added Young Americans David Bowie

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papadoesfunk added On the One Fake Flowers Real Dirt

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Isn't It Time is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
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Hello It's Me Todd Rundgren

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Bennie & The Jets Elton John

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How Long Ace

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Love is Alive Gary Wright

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Crying is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
RobLein added Crying Roy Orbison

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At This Moment is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
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At This Moment is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs

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How Much I Feel Ambrosia

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Don't Shed a Tear is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
onebert added Don't Shed a Tear Paul Carrack

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Steal Away Robbie Dupree

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Cry for Help Rick Astley

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At This Moment is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs

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Lost Without U Robin Thicke