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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!

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George Michael is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
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Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
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Adele is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
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Ed Sheeran is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
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Boy George is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
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Amy Winehouse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
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John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
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Elton John is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
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Harry Styles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
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Selena Gomez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
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Joan Armatrading is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
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Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
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Sting is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
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Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
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Tom Jones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
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Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
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Robbie Williams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
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Lily Allen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
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Rick Astley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
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Florence Welch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
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Liam Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
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Sam Smith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers
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Cliff Richard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest English Pop Singers