The Best Pop Folk Artists of All Time Bands/Musicians

The Best Pop Folk Artists of All Time

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Pop folk artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good pop folk bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top pop folk bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Pop folk groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all pop folk bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest pop folk bands of all time, since the most famous pop folk artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best pop folk music.

You can click on the pop folk band names to see more information about that particular notable pop folk group. If they're near the top of the best pop folk artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top pop folk bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the pop folk band names themselves.

Use every item on this list for yours, from Mandy Moore to Simon and Garfunkel. Click the thumbs up button to see your favorite items rise to the top. Also, you should vote on items like Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon, if you like them.

All important, significant and iconic names in pop folk music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new pop folk bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of pop folk, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into pop folk music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good pop folk bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent pop folk bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best pop folk bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest pop folk musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular pop folk bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

You could always re-rank this list as your own then share it on your social networks to get a count of what only your friends think. (115 items)
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    Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music More
  2. 2
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    Western music, Pop music, Traditional music More
  3. 3
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    Folk music, Folk rock More
  4. 4
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    Jangle pop, Pop music, Raga rock More
  5. 5
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    Americana, Pop music, Rock music More
  6. 6
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    Folk music More
  7. 7
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    Sunshine pop, Rock music, Psychedelic pop More
  8. 8
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    Pop music, Folk music, Folk jazz More
  9. 9
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    Pop music, Folk music More
  10. 10
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    Pop music, Rock music, Folk music More
  11. 11
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    Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock More
  12. 12
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    Pop music, Folk music, Easy listening More
  13. 13
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    Folk music, Folk rock, Talking blues More
  14. 14
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    Pop music, Rock music, Folk music More
  15. 15
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    Pop music, Folk music, Pop folk More
  16. 16
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    Folk rock, Funk More
  17. 17
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    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music More
  18. 18
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    Pop music, Folk music, Ottoman classical music More
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    Pop-folk, Balkan pop, Folk music More
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    Pop-folk, Turbo-folk, Folk music More
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    Mišo Kovač

    Pop music, Pop folk More
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    Pop-folk, Pop music, Folk music More
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    World, Pop music, World music More
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    Arabesque, Psychedelic folk, Ottoman classical music More
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    Pop music, Turbo-folk, Folk music More
  26. 26
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    Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock More
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    Pop-folk, Balkan pop, Pop folk More
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    Esad Samardžić

    Pop music, Folk music, Pop folk More
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    Pop-folk, Balkan pop, Pop folk More
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    Müslüm Gürses

    Arabesque, Pop-folk, Rock music More
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    Romance, World, World music More
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    Emilia

    Pop folk More
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    Indie pop, Pop music, Folk music More
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    Hip hop music, Persian pop music, Pop music More
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    Pop rock, Pop music, Latin American music More
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    Synthpop, Pop music, Turbo-folk More
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    Indie pop, Pop music, Folk rock More
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    Laïko, Pop music, Balkan pop More
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    Pop-folk, Pop music, Balkan pop More
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    Pop music, Folk music, Rock and roll More
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    Indie pop, Pop music, Rock music More
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    Rock music, Folk music, Pop folk More
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    Pop-folk, Pop music, Turbo-folk More
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    Indie pop, Synthpop, Indie More
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    Celtic rock, Pop music, Rock music More
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    Folk rock, Acoustic music, Pop folk More
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    Ballad, Synthpop, Pop music More
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    Folk music, Folk rock, Country More
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    Pop music, Folk music, Pop folk More
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    Folk music, Alternative country More
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