Pop The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time  

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List Rules I have purposely left off country singers because I have a list of only Country Male Singers

These are the top male pop singers of all time. This list of male pop stars is for you to vote on to decide just who is the very best. All time is a long time so this list of famous male singers, or more specifically male pop stars, covers many decades of music from Michael Jackson to Steve Perry, John Lennon to Prince. These are undoubtedly some of the greatest pop stars of all time but it is up to you vote for who you think is the very best male singer in the history of popular music.

When it comes to voting for who you think is the best male pop artist, or even for your top 10 male pop performers, there is no wrong answer. Everyone has an opinion about music and very rarely are two opinions the same.

So, who is your favorite pop star that also happens to be male? Vote for your favorites now and watch your favorite popular male singers ascend through the ranks to become number one!

1
2,554 2,524
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Michael Jackson Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

2
2,099 2,195
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Freddie Mercury Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly

3
1,346 1,560
George Michael is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
George Michael Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop

4
1,338 1,993
Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Elvis Presley Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

5
884 1,571
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
David Bowie Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

6
767 1,459
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
John Lennon Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

7
1,303 1,883
Prince is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Prince Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

8
767 1,438
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Paul McCartney Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

9
1,173 1,235
Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Paul Simon Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

10
577 1,105
Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Stevie Wonder Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music

11
403 494
Roy Orbison is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Roy Orbison Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

12
717 495
Simon and Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Simon and Garfunkel Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music

13
412 615
George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
George Harrison Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

14
403 653
Barry Gibb is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Barry Gibb Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

15
431 381
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Robert Plant Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

16
405 729
Bono is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Bono Rock music, Alternative rock, Post-punk

17
415 710
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Jim Morrison Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock

18
409 611
Tom Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Tom Jones Ballad, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

19
417 666
Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Bob Marley Reggae

20
377 370
Michael McDonald is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Michael McDonald Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

21
391 413
Huey Lewis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Huey Lewis Doo-wop, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

22
380 384
Kenny Loggins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Kenny Loggins Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

23
350 279
Jeff Buckley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Jeff Buckley Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

24
400 360
Tony Bennett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
RobLein added Tony Bennett Pop music, Traditional pop music, Easy listening

25
389 319
Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Peter Gabriel New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

26
373 484
Julio Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Julio Iglesias Adult contemporary music, Latin American music, Latin pop

27
406 790
Ray Charles is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Ray Charles Soul blues, Pop music, Rock music

28
383 329
Bobby Darin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Bobby Darin Rock music, Swing music, Folk music

29
385 222
Bing Crosby is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
RobLein added Bing Crosby Traditional pop music, Easy listening, Jazz

30
378 303
Art Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Graeme Parker added Art Garfunkel Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

31
402 546
Bryan Adams is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Bryan Adams Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Heartland rock

32
402 430
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Rod Stewart New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

33
375 389
David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
David Lee Roth Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

34
397 327
Frankie Valli is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Frankie Valli Doo-wop, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

35
397 379
Louis Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Louis Armstrong Swing music, Traditional pop music, Jazz

36
404 370
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Jimi Hendrix Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

37
375 274
Daryl Hall is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Daryl Hall Blue-eyed soul, Soul rock, Rhythm and blues

38
389 304
Smokey Robinson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Smokey Robinson Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

39
423 962
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Jon Bon Jovi Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

40
402 460
James Brown is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
James Brown Hip hop music, Doo-wop, Pop music

41
400 569
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Eric Clapton Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

42
392 436
Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Billy Idol New Wave, Rock music, Dance-rock

43
397 436
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Steve Perry Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

44
396 637
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Phil Collins Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

45
369 370
Robert Palmer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Robert Palmer Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

46
401 545
Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Bob Dylan Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

47
356 196
Steve Winwood is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Graeme Parker added Steve Winwood Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

48
394 276
Tom Petty is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Tom Petty Blues-rock, Heartland rock, Rock music

49
405 643
Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Bruce Springsteen Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

50
366 303
Seal is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Seal Adult contemporary music, Pop music, House music