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Who is the best English pop singer of all time? Listing many of the greatest pop singers from England isn’t difficult - it’s trying to rank them that proves challenging. With so much undeniable talent, it can be tough to vote one person over another. But that’s exactly what you’ll be doing here, so start thinking!

Many of these British pop singers have been making their mark on the music industry in the United Kingdom and across the globe for decades. Their names are instantly recognizable: Elton John. Paul McCartney. Rod Stewart. Phil Collins. And of course, no list of top English pop singers would be complete without the late, great George Michael, whose pop songs will live on forever.

Some of the good English pop singers listed here also performed rock songs, and even soul and country. Their ability to cross genres so effortlessly speaks to their true musical gifts. David Bowie is a perfect example, along with Robert Palmer, George Harrison, and Olivia Newton-John. And who could forget the new generation of Adele, Sam Smith, and Ed Sheeran?

Vote for the best British pop singer ever here. May the best vocalist win!

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George Michael is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
George Michael Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop

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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
David Bowie Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

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Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Kate Bush Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
John Lennon Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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Ed Sheeran is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Ed Sheeran Hip hop music, Indie, Pop music

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Harry Styles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Harry Styles Pop music, Pop rock

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Adele is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Adele Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

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Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Phil Collins Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Paul McCartney Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
George Harrison Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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Boy George is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Boy George New Wave, Disco, Pop music

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Elton John is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Elton John Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

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Sting is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Sting Medieval music, Classic rock, New Wave

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Cliff Richard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Cliff Richard Skiffle, Christian music, Pop music

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Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Rod Stewart New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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Jessie J is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Jessie J Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Peter Gabriel New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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Tom Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Tom Jones Ballad, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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Ellie Goulding is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Ellie Goulding Indie pop, Dubstep, Synthpop

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Olivia Newton-John is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Olivia Newton-John Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock

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Dusty Springfield is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Dusty Springfield Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Traditional pop music

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Sam Smith is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Sam Smith Pop music, Dance-pop, House music

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Arijit Singh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
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Rick Astley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Rick Astley Hip hop music, Eurobeat, Blue-eyed soul

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Colin Blunstone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Colin Blunstone Pop music, Soft rock

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Donovan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Donovan British Invasion, Psychedelic folk, Psychedelic pop

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Mick Hucknall is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
1498828783844 added Mick Hucknall Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

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Lily Allen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Lily Allen Indie pop, Synthpop, 2 Tone

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Nik Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Nik Kershaw Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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Lisa Stansfield is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Lisa Stansfield Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Pop music

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Andy Gibb is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Andy Gibb Disco, Pop music

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Robert Palmer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Robert Palmer Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

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Robbie Williams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Robbie Williams Hip hop music, Swing music, Rock music

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Jason Kay is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
1498828783844 added Jason Kay Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Pop music

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Natasha Bedingfield is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Natasha Bedingfield Blue-eyed soul, Synthpop, Pop music

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Taio Cruz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Taio Cruz Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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Davy Jones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Davy Jones Bubblegum pop, Music hall, Pop music

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John Waite is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
John Waite Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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Rita Ora is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Rita Ora Neo soul, Rock music, Hip Hop

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Leona Lewis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Leona Lewis Pop music, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

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Samantha Fox is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Samantha Fox Eurobeat, Pop music, Dance-pop

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Spice Girls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Spice Girls Girl group, Rock music, Dance-pop