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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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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Lowdown Boz Scaggs

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What a Fool Believes The Doobie Brothers

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Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry

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Pick Up the Pieces Average White Band

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All Around the World Lisa Stansfield

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Higher Love Steve Winwood

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Careless Whisper George Michael, WHAM!

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Into the Mystic Van Morrison

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How Much I Feel Ambrosia

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Good Lovin The Rascals

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Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison

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Walking In Memphis Marc Cohn

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Fame David Bowie

The Best Blue-eyed Soul Artists

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Cry Me a River Justin Timberlake

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Hey Nineteen Steely Dan

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Fooled Around and Fell in Love is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
onebert added Fooled Around and Fell in Love Elvin Bishop

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Stay With Me Sam Smith

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Gimme Some Lovin’ The Spencer Davis Group

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Get Down Tonight KC and the Sunshine Band

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Steal Away Robbie Dupree

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Young Americans is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
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Hello It's Me Todd Rundgren

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The Letter The Box Tops

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I Just Wanna Stop Gino Vannelli

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Sea of Love is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
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papadoesfunk added On the One Fake Flowers Real Dirt

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Hello is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
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Father Figure George Michael

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Rolling in the Deep is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
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Hello is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
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Bennie & The Jets Elton John

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Crying is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
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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) 46 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
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At This Moment is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs

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Isn't It Time is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
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Lost Without U Robin Thicke