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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Sara Smile Hall & Oates

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Son of a Preacher Man Dusty Springfield

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She's Gone Hall & Oates

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You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin The Righteous Brothers

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Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry

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Into the Mystic Van Morrison

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Pick Up the Pieces Average White Band

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Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison

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The Letter The Box Tops

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Lowdown Boz Scaggs

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Good Lovin The Rascals

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What a Fool Believes The Doobie Brothers

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Sea of Love is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
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The Best Songs Feat. Ab-Soul 15 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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Fooled Around and Fell in Love is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
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Cry Me a River Justin Timberlake

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Higher Love Steve Winwood

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Hey Nineteen Steely Dan

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Gimme Some Lovin’ The Spencer Davis Group

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Fame David Bowie

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Stay With Me Sam Smith

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All Around the World Lisa Stansfield

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Careless Whisper George Michael, WHAM!

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I Just Wanna Stop Gino Vannelli

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Walking In Memphis Marc Cohn

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Hello It's Me Todd Rundgren

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How Long Ace

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Isn't It Time is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
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At This Moment is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
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How Much I Feel Ambrosia

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Crying is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
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Father Figure George Michael

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Love is Alive Gary Wright

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Get Down Tonight KC and the Sunshine Band

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Don't Shed a Tear 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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Young Americans is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
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Bennie & The Jets Elton John

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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) 48 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
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Lost Without U Robin Thicke