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Best Pop Groups/Artists

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For years, pop music has dominated your radio dial. No matter where you listen, there's no doubt that pop music bands and pop music artists have had a major impact in shaping music. Even as the faces and stylings of what exactly is pop music has changed, the one thing that remains constant is that pop music has endured. Starting with doo-wop and early rock and roll and eventually becoming more hip hop and R&B-driven, the only thing that links pop music artists to each other is the power and reach of their best songs

So, who should be at the top of the pop music artists list? Any pop music artists list should have, at minimum, Madonna and Michael Jackson at or near the top. Both of these amazing pop music artists have managed to endure over the years, with their material, even multiple decades after initially released, are still being played on radio today. On this list of pop music, the artists who are on here should be easily recognizable faces whose songs are ones that you'd know if you heard them. Pop music artists are a rare breed and is a broad term, so please vote accordingly.

What are the greatest pop music bands? That's up to you to decide on this list of pop music artists. However, when determining who should be considered the best pop music artists, you shouldn't be voting on popular pop music bands. This should only take into account the quality of their songs.  This list answers the questions "who are the best pop music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest pop music musician ever?" If you notice a pop group or pop artist missing, feel free to add them to this poll. It's up to you to decide who is the best pop musician of all time, so choose wisely. (127 items)
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    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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    most listed & ranked high on reranks Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

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    ranked low on reranks Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

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    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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    ranked low on reranks Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Rock music

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big band

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    ranked low on reranks Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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  10. 10
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    ranked low on reranks Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, New Wave

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  11. 11
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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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  12. 12
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    Christian music, Synthpop, Rock music

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  13. 13
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    Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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  14. 14
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    often listed Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music

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  15. 15
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    ranked low on reranks Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music

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  16. 16
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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    ranked low on reranks Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Synthpop, Disco, Pop music

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    Urban contemporary, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

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  20. 20
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    Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Pop music

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    ranked low on reranks & added by HercMcca Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock

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  22. 22
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    added by MichaelNedergaard Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  23. 23
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    Doo-wop, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

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  24. 24
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    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music

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  25. 25
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    Bubblegum pop, Motown Sound, Disco

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  26. 26
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    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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  27. 27
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    Western music, Pop music, Traditional music

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  28. 28
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    Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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  29. 29
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    Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

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  30. 30
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    Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music

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    Pop music, Traditional pop music, Easy listening

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  32. 32
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    Blues-rock, Disco, Pop music

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    Disco, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

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  34. 34
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    Pop punk, New Wave, Pop music

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  35. 35
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    Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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  36. 36
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    Jangle pop, Girl group, New Wave

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  37. 37
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    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

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  38. 38
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    Hip hop music, Electro hop, Latin American music

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    Adult contemporary music, Lounge music, Pop music

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  40. 40
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    Pop music, Latin American music, Latin pop

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    added by JanandBillCollins Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Hip hop music, Girl group, Pop music

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    Adult contemporary music, Country pop, Pop music

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  44. 44
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    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

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  45. 45
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    Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

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  46. 46
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    New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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  47. 47
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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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  48. 48
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    ranked low on reranks & added by HercMcca Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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  49. 49
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    Disco, Pop music, Rock music

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    Indie pop, Blues-rock, Synthpop

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