Pop 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!

list ordered by

1
300 116
George Michael is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
George Michael Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop

2
120 84
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
David Bowie Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

3
33 39
Arijit Singh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Nirjhar Spandan Dasgupta added Arijit Singh

4
62 91
Adele is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Adele Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

5
66 98
Ed Sheeran is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Ed Sheeran Hip hop music, Indie, Pop music

6
57 102
Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Kate Bush Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock

7
43 80
Harry Styles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Harry Styles Pop music, Pop rock

8
55 103
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
John Lennon Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

9
34 80
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Elton John Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

10
26 63
Sam Smith is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Sam Smith Pop music, Dance-pop, House music

11
10 31
Rita Ora is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Rita Ora Neo soul, Rock music, Hip Hop

12
30 81
Sting is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Sting Medieval music, Classic rock, New Wave

13
30 82
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Phil Collins Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

14
40 108
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Paul McCartney Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

Pop Stars With And Without Makeup

15
15 50
Robbie Williams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Robbie Williams Hip hop music, Swing music, Rock music

16
19 61
Ellie Goulding is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Ellie Goulding Indie pop, Dubstep, Synthpop

17
11 41
Rick Astley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Rick Astley Hip hop music, Eurobeat, Blue-eyed soul

18
17 58
Tom Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Tom Jones Ballad, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

19
8 33
Leona Lewis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Leona Lewis Pop music, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

20
6 27
Lily Allen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Lily Allen Indie pop, Synthpop, 2 Tone

21
11 43
Jessie J is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Jessie J Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

The Greatest Albums of All Time

22
24 80
Boy George is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Boy George New Wave, Disco, Pop music

23
25 83
George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
George Harrison Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

24
18 68
Dusty Springfield is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Dusty Springfield Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Traditional pop music

25
19 71
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Rod Stewart New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

26
8 37
Lisa Stansfield is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Lisa Stansfield Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Pop music

27
15 63
Olivia Newton-John is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Olivia Newton-John Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock

28
8 40
Cliff Richard is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Cliff Richard Skiffle, Christian music, Pop music

The Best Pop Songs About Death

29
8 40
Nik Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Nik Kershaw Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

30
16 68
Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Peter Gabriel New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

31
10 52
Colin Blunstone is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Colin Blunstone Pop music, Soft rock

32
9 49
Donovan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Donovan British Invasion, Psychedelic folk, Psychedelic pop

33
6 37
Robert Palmer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Robert Palmer Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

34
4 28
Natasha Bedingfield is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Natasha Bedingfield Blue-eyed soul, Synthpop, Pop music

35
6 40
Andy Gibb is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Andy Gibb Disco, Pop music

36
4 31
Mick Hucknall is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
1498828783844 added Mick Hucknall Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

37
2 22
Jason Kay is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
1498828783844 added Jason Kay Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Pop music

38
3 29
Davy Jones is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Davy Jones Bubblegum pop, Music hall, Pop music

39
3 31
Spice Girls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Spice Girls Girl group, Rock music, Dance-pop

40
3 31
Samantha Fox is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Samantha Fox Eurobeat, Pop music, Dance-pop

41
2 25
John Waite is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
John Waite Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

42
2 26
Taio Cruz is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Taio Cruz Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music