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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!
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1
2,349 2,385
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
1,886 2,102
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
1,275 1,434
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
1,208 1,916
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
822 1,478
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
690 1,375
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
1,209 1,800
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
684 1,362
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
1,133 1,170
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
377 539
George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
George Harrison Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

11
377 580
Barry Gibb is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Barry Gibb Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

12
491 1,047
Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Stevie Wonder Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music

13
387 314
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Robert Plant Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

14
375 659
Bono is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Bono Rock music, Alternative rock, Post-punk

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15
378 554
Tom Jones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Tom Jones Ballad, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

16
674 455
Simon and Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Simon and Garfunkel Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music

17
384 653
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
369 609
Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Bob Marley Reggae

19
362 446
Roy Orbison is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Roy Orbison Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

20
368 382
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Rod Stewart New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

21
354 374
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

Pop Stars Who Switched Genres

22
360 320
Tony Bennett is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
RobLein added Tony Bennett Pop music, Traditional pop music, Easy listening

23
343 348
Kenny Loggins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Kenny Loggins Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

24
339 454
Julio Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Julio Iglesias Adult contemporary music, Latin American music, Latin pop

25
336 341
Michael McDonald is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Michael McDonald Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

26
362 322
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Jimi Hendrix Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

27
388 909
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Jon Bon Jovi Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

28
364 511
Bryan Adams is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Bryan Adams Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Heartland rock

The Best Pop Songs About Alcohol

29
343 357
David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
David Lee Roth Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

30
357 752
Ray Charles is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Ray Charles Soul blues, Pop music, Rock music

31
345 304
Bobby Darin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Bobby Darin Rock music, Swing music, Folk music

32
341 277
Art Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Graeme Parker added Art Garfunkel Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

33
343 298
Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Peter Gabriel New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

34
366 540
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Eric Clapton Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

35
373 603
Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Bruce Springsteen Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

The Best Rock Vocalists

36
374 737
Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Mick Jagger Blues-rock, Rock music, Dance-rock

37
337 254
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
337 204
Bing Crosby is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
RobLein added Bing Crosby Traditional pop music, Easy listening, Jazz

39
356 307
Frankie Valli is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Frankie Valli Doo-wop, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

40
353 415
Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Billy Idol New Wave, Rock music, Dance-rock

41
354 406
Meat Loaf is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Meat Loaf Wagnerian rock, Rock opera, Rock music

42
358 437
James Brown is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
James Brown Hip hop music, Doo-wop, Pop music

Fire Away: The Worst Pyrotechnic Accidents Of All Time

43
354 362
Louis Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Louis Armstrong Swing music, Traditional pop music, Jazz

44
337 352
Robert Palmer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Robert Palmer Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

45
362 522
Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Bob Dylan Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

46
343 353
Frankie Avalon is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
slaft added Frankie Avalon

47
323 178
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
331 283
Seal is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Seal Adult contemporary music, Pop music, House music

49
348 294
Smokey Robinson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Smokey Robinson Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

50
343 300
Lenny Kravitz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Lenny Kravitz Ballad, Neo soul, Rock music