Pop Music English Pop Music Bands List

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List of English pop bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as pop music solo artists from England are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great English music that you've never heard before. The pop bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in England. If you think the best English pop music band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

List is made up of bands like Paul McCartney and David Bowie.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular pop bands from England?" and "Which pop bands started in England?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list English Pop Music Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock
2
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list English Pop Music Bands List
Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music
3
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list English Pop Music Bands List
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music
4
The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list English Pop Music Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock
5
Adele is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list English Pop Music Bands List
Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music
6
Amy Winehouse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list English Pop Music Bands List
Doo-wop, Pop music, Neo soul
7
The Who is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list English Pop Music Bands List
Popular music, Pop music, Rock music
8
Queen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list English Pop Music Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal
9
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list English Pop Music Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock
10
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list English Pop Music Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly
11
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list English Pop Music Bands List
New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues
12
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list English Pop Music Bands List
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music
13
Fleetwood Mac is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list English Pop Music Bands List
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music
14
Ringo Starr is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list English Pop Music Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, World music
15
Mumford & Sons is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list English Pop Music Bands List
Pop music, Folk rock, Pop rock
16
Duran Duran is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list English Pop Music Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music
17
Dusty Springfield is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list English Pop Music Bands List
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Traditional pop music
18
George Michael is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list English Pop Music Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop
19
The Kinks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list English Pop Music Bands List
Music hall, Pop music, Rock music
20
Blur is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list English Pop Music Bands List
Indie pop, Shoegazing, Pop music
21
Fatboy Slim is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list English Pop Music Bands List
Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music
22
Cat Stevens is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list English Pop Music Bands List
Synthpop, Sufi rock, Nasheed
23
Seal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list English Pop Music Bands List
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, House music
24
Electric Light Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list English Pop Music Bands List
Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music
25
One Direction is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list English Pop Music Bands List
Pop music, Teen pop, Electronic music