Singers The Greatest English Pop Singers  

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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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1
426 216
George Michael is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop

2
202 161
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

3
210 186
Ed Sheeran is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Hip hop music, Indie, Pop music

4
194 177
Adele is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

5
138 142
Arijit Singh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Nirjhar Spandan Dasgupta added

6
119 155
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

7
130 177
Harry Styles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Pop music, Pop rock

8
92 125
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

9
93 140
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

10
18 14
Amy Winehouse is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
VsevolodGalper added Doo-wop, Pop music, Neo soul

11
61 109
Ellie Goulding is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Indie pop, Dubstep, Synthpop

12
64 115
Sam Smith is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Pop music, Dance-pop, House music

13
86 159
Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock

14
13 20
Dido is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Matt1345 added Pop music, Trip hop, Folk music

15
30 60
Spice Girls is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Girl group, Rock music, Dance-pop

16
53 112
George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

17
3 9
Damon Albarn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
1511227414060 added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

18
50 114
Sting is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Medieval music, Classic rock, New Wave

19
30 74
Rita Ora is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Neo soul, Rock music, Hip Hop

20
34 84
Robbie Williams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Hip hop music, Swing music, Rock music

21
33 82
Jessie J is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

22
45 111
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

23
2 10
Liam Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
1511227414060 added Rock music, Britpop, Alternative rock

24
18 57
Lily Allen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Indie pop, Synthpop, 2 Tone

25
30 86
Tom Jones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Ballad, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

26
22 67
Leona Lewis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Pop music, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

27
23 71
Rick Astley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Hip hop music, Eurobeat, Blue-eyed soul

28
31 101
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

29
29 96
Dusty Springfield is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Traditional pop music

30
2 14
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31
18 68
Cliff Richard is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Skiffle, Christian music, Pop music

32
14 57
Natasha Bedingfield is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Blue-eyed soul, Synthpop, Pop music

33
30 108
Boy George is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
New Wave, Disco, Pop music

34
1 11
Les McKeown is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Jelena Montana added Les McKeown

35
22 91
Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

36
16 72
Donovan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
British Invasion, Psychedelic folk, Psychedelic pop

37
21 90
Olivia Newton-John is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock

38
3 23
Jessie Ware is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
HuyTừNgọc added Indie pop, Adult contemporary music, Synthpop

39
9 51
Davy Jones is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Bubblegum pop, Music hall, Pop music

40
11 61
Andy Gibb is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Disco, Pop music

41
9 54
Taio Cruz is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

42
9 58
Robert Palmer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

43
12 74
Colin Blunstone is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Pop music, Soft rock

44
10 65
Lisa Stansfield is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Pop music

45
9 63
Nik Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

46
6 49
John Waite is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

47
7 56
Mick Hucknall is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
1498828783844 added Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

48
6 56
Samantha Fox is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Eurobeat, Pop music, Dance-pop

49
3 44
Jason Kay is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
1498828783844 added Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Pop music