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Best Pop Groups/Artists

List Criteria: Upvote your favorite pop groups, bands, singers and artists

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. (317 items)

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    Like a Virgin, Like a Prayer, Music

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    Private Dancer, What's Love Got to Do With It, Simply the Best

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    Abbey Road, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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    The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album, Whitney Houston, My Love Is Your ...

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    Thriller, Bad, Off the Wall

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    Back to Basics, My Kind of Christmas, Stripped

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    She's So Unusual, True Colors, Girls Just Want to Have Fun

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    Saturday Night Fever, Main Course, Spirits Having Flown

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    Synchronicity, Ghost in the Machine, Zenyattà Mondatta

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    The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, Hunky Dory, ...

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    ...Baby One More Time, Blackout, Oops!...I Did It Again

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    Bad Girls, Christmas Spirit, The Summer Collection: Greatest Hits

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    Fernando, Arrival, Thank You for the Music

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    Xanadu, Grease, The Christmas Collection

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    The Stranger, Piano Man, 52nd Street

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    Jailhouse Rock, The Sun Sessions, From Nashville to Memphis: The Essential ...

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    Fearless, Speak Now, Red

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    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Disney's Sing-Along: The Lion King, Captain ...

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    Love. Angel. Music. Baby., The Sweet Escape, The Sweet Escape

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    Live & Off the Record, Laundry Service, Where Are the Thieves?

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    Imagine, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, Double Fantasy

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    Make It Big, The Best of Wham!: If You Were There..., The Final

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    FutureSex/LoveSounds, The 20/20 Experience, Justified

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    Breakaway, Stronger, My December

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    KooKoo, Def Dumb & Blonde, Debravation

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    Come On Over, Up!, The Woman in Me

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    Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Unorthodox Jukebox, Earth to Mars

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    M!ssundaztood, I'm Not Dead, Funhouse

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    Faith, Listen Without Prejudice, Volume 1

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    Christmas With the Rat Pack, In the Wee Small Hours, Christmas Songs by ...

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    Purple Rain, Sign 'O' the Times, 1999

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    Spice, Forever, Goodbye

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    Christmas in Vienna, Diana, Diana Ross

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    Parallel Lines, Heart of Glass, Blondie

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    Falling into You, These Are Special Times, Miracle

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    The Fame, Born This Way, Just Dance

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    Dangerously in Love, 4, Beautiful Liar

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    Hunting High and Low, Minor Earth | Major Sky, Take On Me

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    Songs About Jane, Hands All Over, Payphone

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    Give Me Everything, M.I.A.M.I, Mr. Worldwide

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    Daydream, Music Box, Mariah Carey

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    Do You Really Want to Hurt Me, Culture Club, Colour by Numbers

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    Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, janet., Control

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    A Night at the Opera, Queen, Innuendo

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    Happy Nation, The Bridge, Singles of the 90s

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    The Wall, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here

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    Dreaming of You, Amor Prohibido, The New Girl in Town

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    Fever, Light Years, Rhythm of Love

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    Domino, Alive, Who You Are

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    Once Upon a Christmas, The Ultimate Collection, The Grass Is Blue

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