Billboard: Classifica dei 30 cantanti ebrei di maggior successo.
Billboard, la nota rivista americana che stila ogni settimana le classifiche musicali più importanti, ha pubblicato sul proprio sito internet una particolare chart.
Questa volta i giornalisti della rivista hanno preso in considerazione i musicisti ebrei stilando la classifica di quelli di maggior successo. I parametri presi in considerazione sono stati i risultati ottenuti nella Billboard Hot 100.
Al primo posto troviamo Billie Joel, seguito da Neil Diamonds e Barbra Streisand. Ad un passo dal podio troviamo Pink ferma in quarta posizione. Leggendo la classifica completa si notano tanti nomi famosi di cantanti di cui pochi sanno che la religione è quella ebraica.
10. Simon & Garfunkel Thanks to "The Sounds of Silence," the New York duo comprised of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel became known as perceptive, golden-voiced icons of the '60s folk movement (and earned two weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in 1966 with the song while they were at it). Highest Charting Hot 100 Hit: "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (No. 1 for 6 weeks, peak date: Feb. 28, 1970)
9. Michael Bolton The "Time, Love and Tenderness" singer took adult contemporary to a new level when his 1990 song "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You" and his 1991 cover of "When a Man Loves a Woman," which both became Hot 100 No. 1 hits. Highest Charting Hot 100 Hit: "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You" (No. 1 for 3 weeks, peak date: Jan. 20, 1990)
8. Adam Levine (Maroon 5) Since early hits such as 2002's "This Love," the pop-rockers have made climbing the charts routine, with the band's success extending to frontman Adam Levine's role as a coach on "The Voice." Highest Charting Hot 100 Hit: "One More Night" (No. 1 for 9 weeks, peak date: Sept. 29, 2012)
7. Neil Sedaka The singer and composer's songs landed him his first "American Bandstand" appearance in 1958, with '60s hit "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" covered by everyone from the Partridge Family to the Four Seasons. Highest Charting Hot 100 Hit: "Bad Blood" (No. 1 for 3 weeks, peak date: Oct. 11, 1975)
6. Paula Abdul The award-winning choreographer and "Straight Up" singer, who was a regular on the Hot 100 in the late '80s and early '90s, found her next burst of fame as Simon Cowell's foil at the judge's table on the game-changing "American Idol." Highest Charting Hot 100 Hit: "Rush Rush" (No. 1 for 5 weeks, peak date: June 15, 1991)
5. Barry Manilow The "I Write the Songs" singer had his beloved brand of pop immortalized on the stage and screen in the musical "Copacabana." Highest Charting Hot 100 Hits: "Mandy" (No. 1, peak date: Jan. 18, 1975); "I Write The Songs" (No. 1, peak date: Jan. 17, 1976); "Looks Like We Made It" (No. 1, peak date: July 23, 1977)
4. P!nk The "Get the Party Started" singer has become one of the decade's biggest, boldest pop divas, offering sass in hits including "So What" and "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)." Her biggest hit (so far) came as a huge collab with fellow singers Christina Aguilera, Mya, and Lil Kim on a 2001 cover of "Lady Marmalade." Highest Charting Hot 100 Hit: "Lady Marmalade" w/ Christina Aquilera, Lil Kim, Mya (No. 1 for 5 weeks, peak date: June 2, 2001)
3. Barbra Streisand With a career spanning film, Broadway and music, the "Funny Girl" star has released No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 across decades -- and picked up Oscars and Grammys along the way. Highest Charting Hot 100 Hits: "The Way We Were" (No. 1 for 3 weeks, peak date: Feb. 2, 1974); "Woman In Love" (No. 1 for 3 weeks, peak date: Oct. 25, 1980); "Evergreen ( Love Theme From 'A Star Is Born')" (No. 1 for 3 weeks, peak date: March 5, 1977)
2. Neil Diamond Penning the Monkees' "I'm a Believer" made him a songwriting star, but solo hits such as "Sweet Caroline" and "Song Sung Blue" made him a music legend in his own right. Highest Charting Hot 100 Hit: "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" w/ Barbra Streisand (No. 1 for 2 weeks, peak date: Dec. 2, 1978)
1. Billy Joel The "Piano Man" and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer boasts seven Hot 100 top five hits -- spanning decades -- including a trio of No. 1s: "We Didn't Start The Fire," It's Still Rock And Roll To Me" and "Tell Her About It." Highest Charting Hot 100 Hits: "It's Still Rock and Roll To Me" (No. 1 for 2 weeks, peak date: July 19, 1980); "We Didn't Start The Fire" (No. 1 for 2 weeks, peak date: Dec. 9, 1989)