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The Best Electro Pop Bands & Artists

List RulesElectro pop bands and artists only.

Who hasn't heard electro pop on the radio?! Although the genre was established in the 1980s, electropop started becoming popular in the 2000s, and especially since 2016 (the year of countless electropop bangers). Defined as a form of electronic music that incorporates synthesizers (and techno) into its sound, electropop bands were initially labeled as being cold and robotic by critics. Ultimately, though, electropop artists had the last laugh, and as with synth pop, their songs eventually became wildly popular. Its influence can be heard anywhere across modern pop playlists, and it can't be confused with electronic dance music.

So, what are the best electro pop bands? Any list of male and female electropop artists has to include the names Kraftwerk, New Order, Owl City, Chvrches, Pet Shop Boys, M83, Lykke Li, and of course, British superstar Ellie Goulding. These electropop moguls (both A-list and indie) are widely known as being the best in the genre, and with good reason. Their songs are known by even the most casual of electropop fans, and they're catchy and fun, aka the hallmarks of a good pop single. 

That said, it's up to you to determine which electropop groups and singers are the greatest. This list answers the questions "who are the best electropop bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest electropop musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the artists' music (i.e. albums and EPs) instead of just voting for the most popular or famous electropop bands that you might've heard of.