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. (369 items)
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    Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

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    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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    Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock 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/pop Baroque pop/rock Rock/pop Baroque pop/rock

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    The Arcana is listed (or ranked) 5 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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    Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

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    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock

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    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

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    Pop music, Folk music, Folk jazz

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    Blondie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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    Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Rock music

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    The B-52's is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


    New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Girl group, Doo-wop, Psychedelic soul

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    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Synthpop, Disco, Pop music

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    Ballad, Wagnerian rock, Pop music

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


    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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    added by passionsears
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop

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    Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

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    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

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    Duran Duran is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

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    The Jacksons is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


    Rock music, Dance-pop, Disco

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    New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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    Hip hop music, Doo-wop, Pop music

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    Medieval music, Classic rock, New Wave

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    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music

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    Music hall, Pop music, Rock music

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    added by AbzoluteArtistry
    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    often listed & added by KennethWeaver
    Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

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    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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    Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music

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    added by KennethWeaver
    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    added by Coolza
    Hip hop music, Pop punk, Alternative hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, New Wave

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    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Traditional pop music

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