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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    the people's #1 & most listed
    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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    Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

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


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

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    The Arcana is listed (or ranked) 6 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, Electronic music

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    added by MichaelNedergaard
    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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    ranked low on reranks & added by passionsears
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

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    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Ballad, Wagnerian rock, Pop music

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    Girl group, Doo-wop, Psychedelic soul

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    Blondie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

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    added by KennethWeaver
    New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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    added by passionsears
    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music

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    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Pop music

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    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    added by passionsears
    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop

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    added by passionsears
    Pop music, Folk music, Folk jazz

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    The B-52's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


    New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music

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    added by lunarossa 28

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    Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Rock music

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    Hip hop music, Doo-wop, Pop music

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    Synthpop, Disco, Pop music

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    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

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    Duran Duran is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

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

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    The Jacksons is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists

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    Rock music, Dance-pop, Disco

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    ranked low on reranks & added by passionsears
    Music hall, Pop music, Rock music

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    often listed & added by AbzoluteArtistry
    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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    Jangle pop, Pop music, Raga rock

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    Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    added by HercMcca
    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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    Jangle pop, Girl group, New Wave

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

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