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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
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Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
yasmin.hawkins22 added Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly
2
George Michael is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop
3
Adele is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Pop, R&B, Soul
4
Ed Sheeran is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Pop, Folk
5
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music
6
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music
7
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock
8
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock
9
Harry Styles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Pop music, Pop rock
10
Amy Winehouse is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
VsevolodGalper added Doo-wop, Pop music, Neo soul
11
George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock
12
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music
13
Sam Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Pop, R&B, Soul
14
Tom Jones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Ballad, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music
15
Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock
16
Ellie Goulding is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Indie pop, Electronica
17
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues
18
Sting is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Medieval music, Classic rock, New Wave
19
Jessie J is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop
20
Robbie Williams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Hip hop music, Swing music, Rock music
21
Dusty Springfield is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Traditional pop music
22
Liam Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
23paygil added Rock music, Britpop, Alternative rock
23
Spice Girls is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Girl group, Rock music, Dance-pop
24
Rick Astley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Hip hop music, Eurobeat, Blue-eyed soul
25
Engelbert Humperdinck is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
lidingo19 added Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Traditional pop music