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Genre: southern soul

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Southern soul music is a genre that originated in the southern United States during the 1960s and 1970s. It is characterized by its emotional and soulful vocals, often accompanied by a horn section and a heavy rhythm section. The lyrics often deal with themes of love, heartbreak, and social issues. The genre is known for its powerful and passionate performances, and has influenced many other genres of music.


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List of southern soul artists

Here is a list of southern soul artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the southern soul genre. You can find out what southern soul genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 47 369342
2 59 569477
3 49 228397
4 58 896480
5 40 322959
6 48 462742
7 40 279761
8 40 472708
9 40 211465
10 39 213940
11 47 672956
12 56 1218735
13 51 578927
14 38 167446
15 32 162844
16 45 668022
17 43 567101
18 39 238550
19 61 564703
20 35 272687
21 63 1893129
22 48 528304
23 55 690016
24 44 391241
25 41 226498
26 56 1001994
27 69 2177598
28 68 3269106
29 65 173233
30 49 133556
31 51 338550
32 53 448397
33 46 157535
34 54 285700
35 56 322615
36 48 344409
37 49 303398
38 54 613665
39 49 306979
40 46 223866
41 45 273878
42 44 191637
43 36 94835
44 52 493980
45 31 61080
46 40 55473
47 37 104927
48 47 125680
49 50 113138
50 34 53068
51 37 51690
52 37 83457
53 37 30843
54 44 68710
55 43 53567
56 46 100458
57 34 31126
58 55 260563
59 40 118151
60 40 50494
61 38 26538
62 34 44979
63 32 9334
64 41 33006
65 48 99865
66 38 86356
67 46 183562
68 34 91077
69 43 40727
70 42 27668
71 41 31800
72 46 50035
73 42 48594
74 36 140432
75 42 214594
76 43 67491
77 47 145793
78 34 43746
79 54 90574
80 32 79438
81 32 10716
82 46 25385
83 40 89245
84 38 175696
85 38 48652
86 37 21620
87 42 42184
88 35 30003
89 40 70154
90 32 17082
91 36 108646
92 39 22255
93 39 47694
94 37 22535
95 34 75881
96 33 32327
97 35 40971
98 33 9935
99 33 93154
100 32 45164

southern soul playlist created by Chosic

Enjoy this playlist of popular southern soul music. We made this playlist using an algorithm created by our team.