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The Best Bubblegum Pop Groups & Singers of All Time  

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If you grew up in the mid-1960s through the early-1970s, it's highly likely that you became a fan of bubblegum pop. The genre, which targeted tweens and teens, had an upbeat sound and featured young men and women singing these catchy songs. Some might say that bubblegum pop was the precursor to boy bands and pop stars, and they wouldn't be wrong. Also, you wouldn't be wrong to say that the term teenybopper originated - or at least was conceived - during this time period. There was a brief resurgence with bubblegum pop music in the late 1990s and early 2000s, but those years saw boy bands and female pop stars rise to the top of the charts.

So, what are the best bubblegum pop groups and bubblegum pop singers? You'll see artists like ABBA, The Monkees, N'Sync, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera at or near the top of this list. These singers are associated with the music that tweens and teens listened to and primarily churned out hit singles instead of worrying about cohesive full length albums. Either way, there's a reason why bubblegum pop why has managed to return cyclically over the years, and should come as no surprise when the next batch of bubblegum pop stars top the charts.

That said, it's up to you to decide who is the best bubblegum pop group or bubblegum pop singer. If you notice that someone is missing from this list, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best bubblegum pop bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest bubblegum pop musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular bubblegum pop bands that you might've heard of. (60 items)
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Little Mix is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bubblegum Pop Groups & Singers of All Time
hellodalai added Hip hop music, Girl group, Pop music
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Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bubblegum Pop Groups & Singers of All Time
soshiheads added Urban contemporary, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop
Bubblegum Pop, Teen Pop, Pop Music
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Spice Girls is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bubblegum Pop Groups & Singers of All Time
bojanthebest added Girl group, Rock music, Dance-pop
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The Monkees is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bubblegum Pop Groups & Singers of All Time
Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music
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Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bubblegum Pop Groups & Singers of All Time
MChi added Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Rock music
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Backstreet Boys is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bubblegum Pop Groups & Singers of All Time
Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music
7
Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bubblegum Pop Groups & Singers of All Time
rajatkumar2024322 added Christian music, Synthpop, Rock music
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'N Sync is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bubblegum Pop Groups & Singers of All Time
Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Teen pop
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Mandy Moore is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bubblegum Pop Groups & Singers of All Time
Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music
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The Archies is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bubblegum Pop Groups & Singers of All Time
GregerNordstrom added Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock and roll
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1910 Fruitgum Company is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bubblegum Pop Groups & Singers of All Time
urmetaldj666 added Bubblegum pop
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Hilary Duff is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bubblegum Pop Groups & Singers of All Time
Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, Pop music
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Aqua is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bubblegum Pop Groups & Singers of All Time
Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, Pop music
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Tommy James & the Shondells is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bubblegum Pop Groups & Singers of All Time
Bubblegum pop, Rock music, Garage rock
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Sweet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bubblegum Pop Groups & Singers of All Time
Sindre added Glam rock, bubblegum pop
Glam rock, bubblegum pop, hard rock
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Josie and the Pussycats is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bubblegum Pop Groups & Singers of All Time
Bubblegum pop, Pop music
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New Kids on the Block is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bubblegum Pop Groups & Singers of All Time
Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music
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The Ohio Express is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bubblegum Pop Groups & Singers of All Time
Ed Conley added Pop music
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Edison Lighthouse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bubblegum Pop Groups & Singers of All Time
Ed Conley added Pop music, Middle of the road
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Tiffany is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bubblegum Pop Groups & Singers of All Time
antony-hayward added Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop
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One Direction is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bubblegum Pop Groups & Singers of All Time
fullycasey added Pop music, Teen pop, Electronic music
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Hannah Montana is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bubblegum Pop Groups & Singers of All Time
hellodalai added Pop music
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Jessica Simpson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bubblegum Pop Groups & Singers of All Time
MChi added Adult contemporary music, Country pop, Pop music
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Debbie Gibson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bubblegum Pop Groups & Singers of All Time
Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Disco
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Bananarama is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bubblegum Pop Groups & Singers of All Time
TheWelshGuy added Girl group, Synthpop, New Wave