Happy Hanukkah! Billy Joel, Neil Diamond at Top of "Billboard" Magazine List of the Top 30 Jewish Musicians

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_2ddc6e8ca2.jpgD Dipasupil/FilmMagic -- Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, started Wednesday night and runs for eight days. In honor of the holiday, Billboard magazine has compiled a list of the Top 30 Jewish Musicians, based on the impact they've had on the pop charts over the years.

 

The top three spots on the list go to legends -- Billy Joel, Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand -- while Barry Manilow lands in fifth place.  Also making it into the top 10 are Neil Sedaka at #7, Michael Bolton at #9 and Simon & Garfunkel at #10.  Interestingly, Paul Simon also made the tally as a solo artist, nabbing the #13 slot.

Here is Billboard's full list of the top 30 Jewish musicians:

1. Billy Joel
2. Neil Diamond
3. Barbra Streisand
4. Pink (her mother is Jewish)
5. Barry Manilow
6. Paula Abdul
7. Neil Sedaka
8. Maroon 5's Adam Levine
9. Michael Bolton
10. Simon & Garfunkel
11. Helen Reddy
12. Taylor Dayne
13. Paul Simon
14. Carly Simon
15. Herb Alpert
16. Susannah Hoffs of The Bangles
17. Rap superstar Drake (his mom's Jewish)
18. Chris Stein of Blondie
19. Van Halen's David Lee Roth
20. Bette Midler
21. Carole King
22. Lesley Gore
23. Eric Carmen
24. The J. Geils Band (four Jewish members)
25. Bob Dylan
26. Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits
27. Steely Dan's Donald Fagen
28. KISS (Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons)
29. Lenny Kravitz (his dad's Jewish)
30. DJ/Producer David Guetta

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