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
408 201
George Michael is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop

2
189 151
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

3
191 170
Ed Sheeran is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Hip hop music, Indie, Pop music

4
175 163
Adele is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

5
132 125
Arijit Singh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Nirjhar Spandan Dasgupta added

6
124 157
Harry Styles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Pop music, Pop rock

7
109 148
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

8
79 120
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

9
12 6
Amy Winehouse is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
VsevolodGalper added Doo-wop, Pop music, Neo soul

10
82 135
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

11
58 104
Sam Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Pop music, Dance-pop, House music

12
82 152
Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock

13
55 102
Ellie Goulding is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Indie pop, Dubstep, Synthpop

14
9 12
Dido is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Matt1345 added Pop music, Trip hop, Folk music

15
2 0
Damon Albarn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
1511227414060 added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

16
1 2
Liam Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
1511227414060 added Rock music, Britpop, Alternative rock

17
25 54
Spice Girls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Girl group, Rock music, Dance-pop

18
2 7
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Jelena Montana added Les McKeown

19
33 76
Robbie Williams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Hip hop music, Swing music, Rock music

20
46 105
George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

21
31 74
Jessie J is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

22
27 66
Rita Ora is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Neo soul, Rock music, Hip Hop

23
45 109
Sting is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Medieval music, Classic rock, New Wave

24
43 106
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

25
1 7
Les McKeown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Jelena Montana added Les McKeown

26
22 63
Leona Lewis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Pop music, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

27
17 53
Lily Allen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Indie pop, Synthpop, 2 Tone

28
22 66
Rick Astley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Hip hop music, Eurobeat, Blue-eyed soul

29
27 82
Tom Jones is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Ballad, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

30
17 63
Cliff Richard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Skiffle, Christian music, Pop music

31
3 18
Jessie Ware is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
HuyTừNgọc added Indie pop, Adult contemporary music, Synthpop

32
26 92
Dusty Springfield is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Traditional pop music

33
27 97
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

34
12 52
Natasha Bedingfield is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Blue-eyed soul, Synthpop, Pop music

35
29 105
Boy George is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
New Wave, Disco, Pop music

36
15 68
Donovan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
British Invasion, Psychedelic folk, Psychedelic pop

37
20 86
Olivia Newton-John is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock

38
9 48
Taio Cruz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

39
20 88
Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

40
10 59
Lisa Stansfield is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Pop music

41
7 47
Davy Jones is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Bubblegum pop, Music hall, Pop music

42
9 57
Andy Gibb is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Disco, Pop music

43
9 58
Nik Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

44
11 69
Colin Blunstone is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Pop music, Soft rock

45
7 50
Mick Hucknall is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
1498828783844 added Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

46
7 54
Robert Palmer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

47
5 51
Samantha Fox is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Eurobeat, Pop music, Dance-pop

48
4 44
John Waite is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

49
3 39
Jason Kay is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
1498828783844 added Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Pop music