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
525 287
George Michael is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop
2
342 262
Ed Sheeran is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Hip hop music, Indie, Pop music
3
312 239
Adele is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music
4
265 214
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music
5
42 6
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
yasmin.hawkins22 added Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly
6
181 191
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music
7
147 157
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock
8
147 168
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock
9
190 232
Harry Styles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Pop music, Pop rock
10
59 49
Amy Winehouse is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
VsevolodGalper added Doo-wop, Pop music, Neo soul
11
73 104
Tom Jones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Ballad, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music
12
100 149
Sam Smith is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Pop music, Dance-pop, House music
13
83 133
George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock
14
97 152
Ellie Goulding is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Indie pop, Dubstep, Synthpop
15
80 131
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music
16
116 189
Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock
17
82 136
Sting is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Medieval music, Classic rock, New Wave
18
65 109
Robbie Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Hip hop music, Swing music, Rock music
19
8 5
Petula Clark is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
lidingo19 added Pop music
20
7 5
Cilla Black is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
lidingo19 added Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Merseybeat
21
6 5
Lulu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
lidingo19 added Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music
22
6 6
Sandie Shaw is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
lidingo19 added Pop music
23
59 117
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues
24
4 7
Engelbert Humperdinck is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
lidingo19 added Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Traditional pop music
25
55 108
Dusty Springfield is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Traditional pop music