10 of the Best Blue-Eyed Soul Singers (Good Music Knows No Color!)

One lesson music lovers learn early on, is to never judge a book by its cover. And since musicians pull inspiration from so many genres and influences, their content has little to do with the color of their skin, and everything to do with their talents. Yesterday, the music industry lost legendary musician Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees. We think this is the best time to revisit the blue eyed soul singers who have touched our hearts, making us fall in love, soothing our heartbreaks, and soundtracking our daydreams.

Check out songs from 10 of our favorite blue eyed soul singers.

The Bee Gees- “Stayin’ Alive”


The Bee Gees provided the soundtrack to disco, when a young John Travolta had the nation dancing in their boogie shoes. Robin Gibb performed the anthemic dance hit during a live concert in Frankfurt. Rest in peace, Robin.

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  1. says:

    most of these people dont have blue eyes-im confused-do U mean white singers

    • says:

      It’s been termed “blue eyed soul” because back in the 70’s (when the term was invented) they equated blue eyes to white people, kinda like “brown sugar” for black people despite their skin tone being dark or light. Just a term thats all. Politically correct term now used is “white soul”

    • says:

      ARE YOU SERIOUS EARTH?

  2. says:

    I was just listening to Hall & Oates on my iPod today! Classic music. Love them and Michael McDonald.

  3. says:

    Jon B….his concert was one of the best I’ve ever been to…and I’ve been to quite a few.

  4. says:

    No Teena Marie? Really?

  5. says:

    ¬†Someone really needs to look up the term “Blue eyed soul.” Sinatra? Really? Sinatra was a crooner but he would never be mistaken for “blue eyed soul.” And Barry Gibb is the soul singer, not Robin or Maurice. Phil Collins and Timberlake? Good, but not among the best. There are far better ones.

  6. says:

    Jon B ….Still amazing to me, and I have all his goodies in my IPod. I ll never forget the first time I heard the song with him and Babyface, I thought the whole song was Babyface, and I was dumbfounded to see him singing a duet with him. He’s the absolute best to me. Another guy to check out is Allen Stone, he’s new and by the looks of him, you’ll be like, ” GTFOH”, but listen to his song, ” unaware”, and be blown completely away. He is also super talented, and his voice is so beautiful.

  7. says:

    David Pack with the group Ambrosia, Bobby Caldwell, Boz Scaggs, Steely Dan, Tom Jones, Jason Mraz, Andy Gibbs, Boy George, Duffy, dude from Simply Red, Lisa Stansfield, Amy Winehouse, Taylor Dane, Joss Stone, Adele, Annie Lennox, Christina Aquilara, Jamiroquai, Billy Vera, dude from Wild Cherry, Micheal Bolton, Anastacia, Gavin DeGraw and Mariah Carey…I’m sure i forgot someone! ¬†¬†

  8. says:

    Did y’all forget about Michael Bolton??? None of these dudes hold a candle of light to that man NOT even a flicker! That white man can blow!

  9. says:

    NNo Justin Timberlake?!? What kind of top 10 is this

  10. says:

    This list needs to be redone or a pt. 2 Gavin DeGraw can blow! Listen to his rendition of Sam Cooke’s A change is gon come. Allen Stone is new on the scene and he is nuts. His vocals show he was raised in the church. Remy Shand album is awesome, how did you forgt him, he’s like the white version of Prince. Jamiroquai? Adam Levine of Maroon 5? Michael Bolton? Not to mention the females who can sing: Amy Winehouse, Duffy, Lisa Stansfield, Natasha Bedingfield, Adele, Sinead O’Connor, Christina Aguilera, MAKE A PART 2 TO THIS LIST!

  11. says:

    THIS LIST IS BULLCRAP W/O BOBBY CALDWELL….who doesn’t remember the song, “What You Wont Do For Love?” Most people didn’t even know he was white and some still don’t to this day!! AHHH!! Bobby Caldwell should have been on this list!!!

  12. says:

    Teena Marie, Amy winehouse, Duffy?

  13. says:

    And y’all still asleep!! James Morrison is FOR REAL!!! Gavin degraw! Both of their first two albums are classics! Daniel Beddingfield. Where’s David Pack? Listen to Ambrosia’s “How much I feel” man woooo! Adam Levine. This list needs some help.

  14. says:

    Ummmm Mayer Hawthorne’s song makes you think of Motown because that was a Motown song. He switched some of the lyrics up but that’s definitely a Temptations song.

  15. says:

    Umm,… Lady T ? Where’s Teena Marie?? The reigning Ivory Queen of Soul herself- Something not right here

  16. says:

    Any one of the Gibb brothers are NOT soul singers. You seriously need to learn what the term means. And Frank Sinatra, major voice that he was, was not a soul singer (although he was blue-eyed).

  17. says:

    The greatest of all time “blue eyed soul” singers are the Righteous Brothers. They were the first ones ever to be called “blue eyed soul” singers. Bobby Hatfield and Bill Medley. Check it out.

  18. says:

    WHERE ARE THE LADIES??? Let’s start with the first- Dusty Springfield, followed by Teena Marie, Amy Winehouse, Christina Aguilera, and Adele!

  19. says:

    No David Bowie either?

    • says:

      Exactly, he was the first white person to appear on Soul Train with his “Young Americans”, not to mention his above par cover of Nina Simones “Wild is the wind”…

  20. says:

    If you’re going old school, you should include Felix Cavaliere, lead singer of The Rascals (Groovin’, It’s a Beautiful Morning, etc). Also Benny Mardones, who sang Into the Night, which has over 4 million hits on You Tube even though it last charted over 20 years ago. Also the Soul Survivors, Average White Band, and Player. Definitely Teena Marie, Joss Stone, and Edyta Gorniak.

  21. says:

    How on Earth could you forget The Righteous Brothers ??? They were the first singer(s) that I heard called “Blue-Eyed Soul”. What tone-deaf reject made up this list?

  22. says:

    mcdonald ruined the doobies.

  23. says:

    Ummm…sorry, but as much as I loved the Bee Gees, they most definitely NOT categorized as “soul singers”! Who put this list together, anyway?

  24. says:

    I don’t get this list. Are you sure you know music? Righteous Brothers, Elvis Presley, Van Morrison…When you talk…’ “The Best” of Blue-Eyed Soul…’ a little research would be helpful.

  25. says:

    Agree with Margaret Jones and Marco Panache. My absolute favorite AWB songs are tied “Cloudy” and “Stay”.

  26. says:

    Oh and I forgot Rare Earth who were with Motown and lead singers/founders of the group Chicago, Terry Kath and Robert Lamm- best LP’s were in the ’70’s before Peter Cetera.Check the music out youngun’s.

  27. says:

    Where is Hall & Oates?! This list is crap.

  28. says:

    Dusty Springfield, Joss Stone, Alice Russell, Lisa Stansfield, Adele, Five British song birds who are missing from your list.

  29. says:

    Good music knows no color….but apperently this list thinks good music knows gender…you would think that this would be based off of musical talent, but no its a heartthrob contest. seriously amy winehouse, adele and christina aguilera should be on here….and all of them deserve to be above justin timberlake at the very least

  30. says:

    Gregg Allman. Steve Marriott (The Small Faces and Humble Pie). Boz Scaggs.

  31. says:

    how can you honestly have no women? there are so many incredibly blue-eyed, soul singing women!

  32. says:

    Marc Broussard, anyone?

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