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English Pop Rock Bands List

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List of English pop rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as pop rock 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 rock 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 rock 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 rock bands from England?" and "Which pop rock 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 Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock
2
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list English Pop Rock Bands List
Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music
3
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list English Pop Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music
4
The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list English Pop Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock
5
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list English Pop Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae
6
Adele is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list English Pop Rock Bands List
Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music
7
The Who is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list English Pop Rock Bands List
Popular music, Pop music, Rock music
8
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list English Pop Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock
9
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list English Pop Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly
10
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list English Pop Rock Bands List
New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues
11
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list English Pop Rock Bands List
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music
12
The Police is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list English Pop Rock Bands List
New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk
13
Fleetwood Mac is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list English Pop Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music
14
Genesis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list English Pop Rock Bands List
Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock
15
Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list English Pop Rock Bands List
Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock
16
Yes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list English Pop Rock Bands List
Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock
17
Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list English Pop Rock Bands List
New Wave, Rock music, Dance-rock
18
Mumford & Sons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list English Pop Rock Bands List
Pop music, Folk rock, Pop rock
19
Duran Duran is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list English Pop Rock Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music
20
George Michael is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list English Pop Rock Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop
21
Asia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list English Pop Rock Bands List
Rock music, Arena rock, Pop rock
22
The Kinks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list English Pop Rock Bands List
Music hall, Pop music, Rock music
23
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list English Pop Rock Bands List
Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop
24
Florence and the Machine is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list English Pop Rock Bands List
Neo soul, Baroque pop, Electronica
25
Cat Stevens is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list English Pop Rock Bands List
Synthpop, Sufi rock, Nasheed