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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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Twenty One Pilots is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo from Columbus, Ohio. The band was formed in 2009 and consists of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun. They put out two self-released albums, Twenty One Pilots ...more
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Hall & Oates is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
Daryl Hall and John Oates, known more commonly as Hall & Oates, are an American musical duo from Philadelphia. Daryl Hall is generally the lead vocalist of the pairing, and also plays a wide ...more
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The Carpenters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
The Carpenters were an American vocal and instrumental duo consisting of siblings Karen and Richard Carpenter. Together, they produced a distinctively soft musical style, later becoming one of ...more
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Simon and Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
Simon & Garfunkel were an American folk rock duo consisting of singer-songwriter Paul Simon and singer Art Garfunkel. They are best known for achieving commercial and critical success in the ...more
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Pet Shop Boys is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
Pet Shop Boys are an English electronic pop duo, formed in London in 1981 and consisting of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe. Pet Shop Boys have sold more than 50 million records worldwide, and are ...more
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Sonny & Cher is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
Sonny & Cher were an American pop music duo, actors, singers and entertainers made up of husband-and-wife team Sonny and Cher Bono in the 1960s and 1970s. The couple started their career in ...more
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Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
Eurythmics are a British music duo consisting of members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart. Stewart and Lennox were both previously in the band The Tourists, who split up in 1980; Eurythmics ...more
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WHAM! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
Wham! was an English musical duo formed by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley in the early 1980s. They were briefly known in the United States as Wham! UK due to a naming conflict with an ...more
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Tears for Fears is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
Tears for Fears are an English new wave band formed in 1981 by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith. Founded after the dissolution of their first band, the mod-influenced Graduate, they were initially ...more
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The Righteous Brothers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
The Righteous Brothers were the musical duo of Bobby Hatfield and Bill Medley. They recorded from 1963 through 1975 and continued to perform until Hatfield's death in 2003. Their emotive vocal ...more
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The Everly Brothers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
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The Everly Brothers were American country-influenced rock and roll singers, known for steel-string guitar and close harmony singing. Isaac Donald "Don" Everly and Phillip ...more
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Roxette is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
Roxette is a Swedish pop rock duo, consisting of Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle. Formed in 1986, the duo became an international act in the late 1980s, when they released their breakthrough ...more
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Tegan and Sara is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
Tegan and Sara is a Canadian indie rock/indie pop duo formed in 1995 in Calgary, Alberta, composed of identical twin sisters Tegan Rain Quin and Sara Keirsten Quin. Both musicians are ...more
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Savage Garden is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
Savage Garden was an Australian pop duo consisting of Darren Hayes as vocalist and Daniel Jones as instrumentalist. Formed in Logan City, Queensland in 1994, the duo achieved international ...more
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The Chainsmokers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
The Chainsmokers are an American, New York City-based, disc jockey/producer/songwriter duo consisting of members Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. The duo rose to fame with their 2014 hit
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A Great Big World is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
A Great Big World is an American two-member musical group from New York made up of singers and songwriters Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino and signed to Epic Records. The group is best known for ...more
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Soft Cell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
Soft Cell are an English synthpop duo who came to prominence in the early 1980s, consisting of vocalist Marc Almond and instrumentalist David Ball. The duo are principally known for their 1981 ...more
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Everything but the Girl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
Everything but the Girl was an English musical duo, formed in Hull in 1982, consisting of lead singer and occasional guitarist Tracey Thorn and guitarist, keyboardist, and singer Ben Watt. The ...more
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The Proclaimers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
The Proclaimers are a Scottish band composed of identical twin brothers Charlie and Craig Reid. They are best known for the songs "I'm Gonna Be", "Sunshine on Leith", ...more
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Brandy & Monica is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
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H & Claire is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
H & Claire were a pop duo, consisting of former Steps members Claire Richards and Ian "H" Watkins. Following the release of the group's debut album, they were set to go back into ...more
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Whitney Houston & CeCe Winans is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
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t.A.T.u. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
t.A.T.u. was a Russian music duo that consisted of Julia Volkova and Lena Katina. The duo was managed by Russian television producer Ivan Shapovalov while in the group Neposedi. The duo were ...more
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Yazoo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
Yazoo were a British synthpop duo from Basildon, Essex, England, consisting of former Depeche Mode member Vince Clarke and Alison Moyet. Formed in late 1981 after Clarke responded to an ...more
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Aly & AJ is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time
78violet, formerly known as Aly & AJ, is an American pop duo that consists of sisters Alyson "Aly" and Amanda Joy "A.J." Michalka. They signed a recording contract with ...more