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Who is the best English pop singer of all time? Listing many of the greatest pop singers from England isn’t difficult - it’s trying to rank them that proves challenging. With so much undeniable talent, it can be tough to vote one person over another. But that’s exactly what you’ll be doing here, so start thinking!

Many of these British pop singers have been making their mark on the music industry in the United Kingdom and across the globe for decades. Their names are instantly recognizable: Elton John. Paul McCartney. Rod Stewart. Phil Collins. And of course, no list of top English pop singers would be complete without the late, great George Michael, whose pop songs will live on forever.

Some of the good English pop singers listed here also performed rock songs, and even soul and country. Their ability to cross genres so effortlessly speaks to their true musical gifts. David Bowie is a perfect example, along with Robert Palmer, George Harrison, and Olivia Newton-John. And who could forget the new generation of Adele, Sam Smith, and Ed Sheeran?

Vote for the best British pop singer ever here. May the best vocalist win!

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280 101
George Michael is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
George Michael Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop

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2
109 71
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
David Bowie Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

3
52 89
Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Kate Bush Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock

4
49 90
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
John Lennon Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

5
39 81
Adele is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Adele Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

6
41 87
Ed Sheeran is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Ed Sheeran Hip hop music, Indie, Pop music

7
28 67
Harry Styles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Harry Styles Pop music, Pop rock

8
8 28
Arijit Singh is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
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9
26 73
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Elton John Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

10
37 102
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Paul McCartney Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

11
26 77
Sting is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Sting Medieval music, Classic rock, New Wave

12
26 78
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Phil Collins Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

13
17 56
Sam Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Sam Smith Pop music, Dance-pop, House music

14
15 52
Ellie Goulding is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Ellie Goulding Indie pop, Dubstep, Synthpop

15
9 35
Jessie J is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Jessie J Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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16
9 37
Rick Astley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Rick Astley Hip hop music, Eurobeat, Blue-eyed soul

17
23 78
George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
George Harrison Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

18
19 67
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Rod Stewart New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

19
14 55
Tom Jones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Tom Jones Ballad, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

20
21 76
Boy George is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Boy George New Wave, Disco, Pop music

21
10 44
Robbie Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Robbie Williams Hip hop music, Swing music, Rock music

22
16 64
Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Peter Gabriel New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

23
16 64
Dusty Springfield is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Dusty Springfield Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Traditional pop music

24
14 60
Olivia Newton-John is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Olivia Newton-John Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock

25
4 24
Rita Ora is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Rita Ora Neo soul, Rock music, Hip Hop

26
7 36
Cliff Richard is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Cliff Richard Skiffle, Christian music, Pop music

27
6 33
Robert Palmer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Robert Palmer Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

28
9 45
Donovan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Donovan British Invasion, Psychedelic folk, Psychedelic pop

29
6 34
Lisa Stansfield is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Lisa Stansfield Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Pop music

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30
9 48
Colin Blunstone is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Colin Blunstone Pop music, Soft rock

31
6 37
Andy Gibb is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Andy Gibb Disco, Pop music

32
6 37
Nik Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Nik Kershaw Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

33
4 28
Mick Hucknall is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
1498828783844 added Mick Hucknall Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

34
3 24
Lily Allen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Lily Allen Indie pop, Synthpop, 2 Tone

35
2 19
Jason Kay is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
1498828783844 added Jason Kay Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Pop music

36
3 25
Natasha Bedingfield is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Natasha Bedingfield Blue-eyed soul, Synthpop, Pop music

37
3 26
Davy Jones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Davy Jones Bubblegum pop, Music hall, Pop music

38
2 22
John Waite is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
John Waite Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

39
2 23
Taio Cruz is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Taio Cruz Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

40
2 28
Samantha Fox is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Samantha Fox Eurobeat, Pop music, Dance-pop

41
2 28
Leona Lewis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Leona Lewis Pop music, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

42
2 28
Spice Girls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Spice Girls Girl group, Rock music, Dance-pop