The Best Pop Groups/Artists Bands/Musicians

The 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. (366 items)
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    Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

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    Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music

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    Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

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    The Arcana is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists

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    The Arcana Rock music, Pop music, Baroque pop/rock

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    The Arcana is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


    The Arcana Rock/pop Baroque pop/rock Rock/pop Baroque pop/rock

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    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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    Ballad, Wagnerian rock, Pop music

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    Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

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    Pop music

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    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

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    The B-52's is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists

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    New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Rock music

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    New Wave, 2 Tone, Pop music

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    Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music

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    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

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    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

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    Synthpop, Disco, Pop music

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    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music

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    Pet Shop Boys is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Girl group, Swing music, Boogie-woogie

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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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    Blondie is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists

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    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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    Pop music, Folk music, Folk jazz

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    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Simply Red is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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    Girl group, Vocal jazz

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    Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Pop music

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    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

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    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

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    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Swing music, Big band, Jazz

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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    added by KennethWeaver
    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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    added by KennethWeaver
    New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

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    Hip hop music, Doo-wop, Pop music

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    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music

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    Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Rock music

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    Jangle pop, Pop music, Raga rock

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