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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Son of a Preacher Man Dusty Springfield

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She's Gone Hall & Oates

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Sara Smile Hall & Oates

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What a Fool Believes The Doobie Brothers

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Lowdown Boz Scaggs

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Careless Whisper George Michael, WHAM!

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Higher Love Steve Winwood

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Pick Up the Pieces Average White Band

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Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry

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The Best Southern Soul Songs

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All Around the World Lisa Stansfield

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Fame David Bowie

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Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison

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Walking In Memphis Marc Cohn

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Into the Mystic Van Morrison

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Good Lovin The Rascals

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Cry Me a River Justin Timberlake

The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time

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How Much I Feel Ambrosia

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Steal Away Robbie Dupree

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Rolling in the Deep is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
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Bennie & The Jets Elton John

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Get Down Tonight KC and the Sunshine Band

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Young Americans is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
murielsimnel added Young Americans David Bowie

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Gimme Some Lovin’ The Spencer Davis Group

The Best Songs Feat. Ab-Soul

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Hey Nineteen Steely Dan

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The Letter The Box Tops

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Fooled Around and Fell in Love is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
onebert added Fooled Around and Fell in Love Elvin Bishop

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Father Figure George Michael

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Hello is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
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Stay With Me Sam Smith

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Crying is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
RobLein added Crying Roy Orbison

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Hello is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
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Hello It's Me Todd Rundgren

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I Just Wanna Stop Gino Vannelli

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Sea of Love is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
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The Best Chicago Blues Songs

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papadoesfunk added On the One Fake Flowers Real Dirt

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Lost Without U Robin Thicke

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How Long Ace

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Love is Alive Gary Wright

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At This Moment is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
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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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Cry for Help Rick Astley