Singers 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!
list ordered by

1
2,700 2,648
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly

2
2,927 3,111
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

3
2,500 1,834
George Michael is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop

4
1,576 2,307
Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

5
1,026 1,837
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

6
906 1,717
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

7
1,477 2,135
Prince is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

8
894 1,691
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

9
1,305 1,390
Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

10
710 1,298
Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music

11
862 611
Simon and Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music

12
474 899
Ray Charles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Soul blues, Pop music, Rock music

13
466 663
Roy Orbison is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

14
469 809
Barry Gibb is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

15
457 895
Bono is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Rock music, Alternative rock, Post-punk

16
462 863
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock

17
464 751
Tom Jones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Ballad, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

18
494 1,117
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

19
457 761
George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

20
496 841
Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Reggae

21
457 751
Marvin Gaye is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Doo-wop, Motown Sound, Rock music

22
465 738
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

23
419 580
Julio Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Adult contemporary music, Latin American music, Latin pop

24
426 453
Michael McDonald is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

25
439 441
Nat King Cole is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Jump blues, Swing music, Traditional pop music

26
446 649
Bryan Adams is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Heartland rock

27
443 439
Louis Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Swing music, Traditional pop music, Jazz

28
436 521
Sting is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Medieval music, Classic rock, New Wave

29
419 368
Jeff Buckley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

30
440 857
Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Blues-rock, Rock music, Dance-rock

31
443 523
James Brown is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Hip hop music, Doo-wop, Pop music

32
419 351
Peter Noone is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Graeme Parker added Pop music, Rock music

33
419 280
Jamie Cullum is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Crossover jazz, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

34
430 346
Smokey Robinson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

35
419 463
Kenny Loggins is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

36
438 648
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

37
449 500
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

38
419 281
Vic Damone is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Graeme Parker added Traditional pop music, Big band

39
432 485
Lionel Richie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

40
419 359
Randy Newman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Pop music, Rock music, Soft rock

41
419 275
Frankie Laine is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Graeme Parker added Traditional music, Folk music, Traditional pop music

42
419 240
Ken Berry is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
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43
419 317
Gerry Marsden is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Graeme Parker added British Invasion, Pop music, Rock music

44
465 434
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
slugo added Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock

45
420 370
Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
New Wave, Pop music, Ska

46
484 501
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

47
419 263
Matt Monro is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Graeme Parker added Easy listening

48
427 370
Art Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Graeme Parker added Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

49
420 326
Rick James is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
New Wave, Disco, Pop music

50
419 306
Warren Zevon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music