British 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
474 251
George Michael is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop

2
265 215
Ed Sheeran is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Hip hop music, Indie, Pop music

3
227 188
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

4
242 205
Adele is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

5
170 169
Arijit Singh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Nirjhar Spandan Dasgupta added

6
148 171
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

7
118 139
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

8
120 150
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

9
152 204
Harry Styles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Pop music, Pop rock

10
33 31
Amy Winehouse is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
VsevolodGalper added Doo-wop, Pop music, Neo soul

11
78 128
Ellie Goulding is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Indie pop, Dubstep, Synthpop

12
76 129
Sam Smith is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Pop music, Dance-pop, House music

13
100 173
Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock

14
65 121
George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

15
48 90
Tom Jones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Ballad, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

16
63 123
Sting is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Medieval music, Classic rock, New Wave

17
46 93
Jessie J is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

18
46 95
Robbie Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Hip hop music, Swing music, Rock music

19
16 34
Dido is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Matt1345 added Pop music, Trip hop, Folk music

20
10 22
Liam Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
23paygil added Rock music, Britpop, Alternative rock

21
36 76
Spice Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Girl group, Rock music, Dance-pop

22
56 118
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

23
40 86
Rita Ora is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Neo soul, Rock music, Hip Hop

24
4 15
Les McKeown is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Jelena Montana added Les McKeown

25
5 18
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Jelena Montana added Les McKeown