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The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists

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Sophisti-pop artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good sophisti-pop 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 sophisti-pop bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Sophisti-pop 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 sophisti-pop bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest sophisti-pop bands of all time, since the most famous sophisti-pop artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best sophisti-pop music.

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

List includes Paul Weller, Sade and more. Voting for your favorites gets them to rise to the top. Also, you should vote on artists like Bryan Ferry and Spandau Ballet, if you like them.

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

The list includes all new sophisti-pop 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 sophisti-pop, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into sophisti-pop 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 sophisti-pop bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent sophisti-pop bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best sophisti-pop bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest sophisti-pop 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 sophisti-pop bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

After voting on this list, you can also share it on your social networks to see what your friends think of the order. (35 items)
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    Tears for Fears is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    New Wave, Pop music, Sophisti-pop

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    Swing Out Sister is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists

    Pop music, Sophisti-pop, Electronic music

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    Sade Adu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists
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    Level 42 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists

    New Wave, Jazz-funk, Pop music

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    Simply Red is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists

    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

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    The Blow Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists

    Ballad, New Wave, Sophisti-pop

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    The Style Council is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, Sophisti-pop

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    Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists

    New Wave, Pop music, Ska

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    Basia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Sophisti-pop

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    Johnny Hates Jazz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists

    Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Synthpop

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    Ballad, Pop music, Sophisti-pop

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    Nu jazz, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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    Double is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists

    New Wave, Fusion, Sophisti-pop

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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Sophisti-pop

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    Jangle pop, Indie pop, Rock music

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    Sophisti-pop, Pop rock, Progressive rock

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    Pop music, Sophisti-pop, Latin pop

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    Jazz-funk, Pop music, Sophisti-pop

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    Pop music, Sophisti-pop, Instrumental

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    Bob James is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists

    Crossover jazz, Sophisti-pop, Smooth jazz

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    George Duke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists

    Crossover jazz, Sophisti-pop, Smooth jazz

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    Sophisti-pop, Hard bop, Smooth jazz

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    Lounge music, Pop music, Sophisti-pop

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    Go West is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists

    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

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    New Wave, Sophisti-pop, Alternative rock

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    Indie pop, Indie rock

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    New Wave, Sophisti-pop, Punk rock

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    Crossover jazz, Sophisti-pop, Smooth jazz

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    New Wave, Sophisti-pop, Punk rock

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    Sophisti-pop, Pop rock, Soul music

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    New Wave, Jazz-funk, Rock music

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    Sophisti-pop, Swing music, Smooth jazz

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    Touch and Go is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sophisti-pop Bands/Artists

    Sophisti-pop, Smooth jazz, Jazz

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