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The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time  

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Here are the greatest duos in pop music history. When pop music first came onto the scene, it immediately became an important component in the music industry. Some of the most famous songs of all time came from pop groups, and in some cases, it took just two people to crank out a hit. 

From the 1970s with bands like Simon and Garfunkel to more modern pop acts like La Roux, there have been plenty of great duos in pop music. You can still hear their songs on the radio all the time, and chances are good you have sung along to some of these bands in the shower at one point or another.

If you like your pop to have a bit of a new wave feel to it, then you have definitely cranked "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of These)" by the Eurythmics before. One pop act that has caught on in a big way in recent memory is The Chainsmokers. Their debut studio album topped the charts, in part from many of their hit singles. Other popular pop music duos include Loote and Tegan and Sara. Oh Pep! are a great indie pop duo, who recently released the LP, I wasn’t Only Thinking About You… 

On this list of pop duos you’ll find great male pop duos like Hall & Oates as well as great female pop duos like Aly & AJ. Some prefer the new pop duos like Icona Pop while others prefer pop duos of the 80s such as WHAM! You also can’t forget great pop duos of the 90’s like OutKast and Savage Garden. 

The best pop duos of all time are found right on this list. Who do you think deserves to be at the top?

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Modern Talking is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
Modern Talking was a German duo consisting of Thomas Anders and Dieter Bohlen. They have been referred to as Germany's most successful pop duo, and have had a number of hit singles, reaching the ...more
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Outkast is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
Outkast was an American hip hop duo formed in 1992, in East Point, Atlanta, Georgia, composed of Atlanta-based rappers André "André 3000" Benjamin and Antwan "Big ...more
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La Bouche is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
La Bouche was a German-American dance duo formed by producer Frank Farian in Frankfurt in 1994, originally consisting of lead singer Melanie Thornton, later replaced by Natascha Wright, and ...more
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La Roux is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
La Roux is an English synthpop act formed in 2006 by singer Elly Jackson and record producer Ben Langmaid. Their debut album La Roux was a critical and commercial success, winning a Grammy Award ...more
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Purity Ring is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
Purity Ring are a Canadian electronic music duo originally from Edmonton, Alberta formed in 2010. The band consists of Megan James and Corin Roddick.
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Icona Pop is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
Icona Pop is a Swedish DJ duo that formed in 2009, with electro house, punk and indie pop music influences. The two members Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo, who grew up in Stockholm, create music ...more
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The Buggles is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
The Buggles are an English new wave band formed in London, England, in 1977 by singer and bassist Trevor Horn and keyboardist Geoffrey Downes. They are best known for 1979 debut single ...more
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Loote is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
Loote is an American pop duo based in New York City consisting of Jackson Foote and Emma Lov Block. They released their debut single "High Without Your Love" in May 2017 through Island ...more
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Sleigh Bells is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
Sleigh Bells is an American noise pop musical duo based in Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2008. The duo consists of vocalist Alexis Krauss and guitarist Derek Edward Miller. After signing to ...more
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Hurts is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
Hurts are an English synthpop duo formed in 2009, consisting of singer Theo Hutchcraft and synthesist Adam Anderson. Their first two albums, Happiness and Exile, both reached the top ten in the ...more
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The Communards is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
The Communards were a British pop duo active from 1985 to 1988. They are most famous for their cover versions of "Don't Leave Me This Way" and "Never Can Say Goodbye".
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Mel and Kim is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
Mel and Kim were a British pop duo, comprising sisters Melanie and Kim Appleby. Originally managed by Alan Whitehead, they achieved success between 1986 and 1988, before Melanie, who had been ...more
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Shakespears Sister is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
Shakespears Sister is a pop-rock act, formed by Irish-born British singer–songwriter Siobhan Fahey in 1988, and based in the United Kingdom. Initially, Shakespears Sister was Fahey by herself ...more
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Crush is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
Crush is the seventh studio album by American rock band Bon Jovi, released on June 13, 2000 through Island Records the album was produced by Luke Ebbin, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora. ...more
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Climie Fisher is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
Climie Fisher were a UK pop duo formed by vocalist Simon Climie and former Naked Eyes keyboardist Rob Fisher. In 1987-8, they had two international hit singles: "Rise to the Occasion" ...more
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Chairlift is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
Chairlift is an American synthpop duo. Based in Brooklyn, New York, Chairlift consists of members Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly.
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Jack & Jack is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
Jack & Jack are an American pop-rap duo from Omaha, Nebraska, consisting of Jack Johnson and Jack Gilinsky, who are now based in Los Angeles, California. After success via the social media ...more
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Boy Meets Girl is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
Boy Meets Girl is an American pop-music duo consisting of keyboardist and vocalist George Merrill and singer Shannon Rubicam. They are perhaps best known for their hit song "Waiting for a ...more
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Red Flag is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
Red Flag is a synthpop band founded in 1984 in San Diego by brothers Chris and Mark Reynolds.
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Dollar is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
Dollar are a pop vocal duo from the UK, consisting of David Van Day and Canadian-born Thereza Bazar. The duo were successful in the late 1970s and 1980s, achieving ten UK top 40 singles, ...more
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Cults is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
Cults is an American indie pop band formed in New York City in 2010. The band first came to prominence when they posted a three song EP, Cults 7", on their Bandcamp page. They are signed to ...more
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2 Unlimited is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
2 Unlimited is a Dutch-based dance project founded in 1991 by Belgian producers Jean-Paul DeCoster and Phil Wilde and fronted by Dutch rapper Ray Slijngaard and Dutch vocalist Anita Doth. During ...more
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Jedward is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
John and Edward Grimes (born 16 October 1991), known professionally as Jedward, are an Irish singing and television presenting duo. They are identical twins and first appeared as John & ...more
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Shampoo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
Shampoo were an English girl duo in the 1990s, formed by Jacqueline "Jacqui" Blake and Caroline "Carrie" Askew. They were best known for their hit song "Trouble".
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M2M is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
M2M was a Norwegian pop music duo comprising Marion Raven and Marit Larsen. They released three albums under Warner Music Norway: Shades of Purple, The Big Room, and The Day You Went Away: The ...more