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The Best Pop Groups/Artists

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For years, pop music has dominated your radio dial. No matter where you listen, there's no doubt that pop music bands and pop music artists have had a major impact in shaping music. Even as the faces and stylings of what exactly is pop music has changed, the one thing that remains constant is that pop music has endured. Starting with doo-wop and early rock and roll and eventually becoming more hip hop and R&B-driven, the only thing that links pop music artists to each other is the power and reach of their best songs. 

So, who should be at the top of the pop music artists list? Any pop music artists list should have, at minimum, Madonna and Michael Jackson at or near the top. Both of these amazing pop music artists have managed to endure over the years, with their material, even multiple decades after initially released, are still being played on radio today. On this list of pop music, the artists who are on here should be easily recognizable faces whose songs are ones that you'd know if you heard them. Pop music artists are a rare breed and is a broad term, so please vote accordingly.

What are the greatest pop music bands? That's up to you to decide on this list of pop music artists. However, when determining who should be considered the best pop music artists, you shouldn't be voting on popular pop music bands. This should only take into account the quality of their songs.  This list answers the questions "who are the best pop music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest pop music musician ever?" If you notice a pop group or pop artist missing, feel free to add them to this poll. It's up to you to decide who is the best pop musician of all time, so choose wisely. (367 items)
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    Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

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    Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music

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    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

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    The Arcana 
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    The Arcana Rock/pop Baroque pop/rock

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    The Arcana 
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    The Arcana Rock/pop Baroque pop/rock Rock/pop Baroque pop/rock

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    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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    Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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    Girl group, Doo-wop, Psychedelic soul

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    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

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    Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Pop music

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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop

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    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

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    The B-52's 
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    New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Ballad, Wagnerian rock, Pop music

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    Pop music, Folk music, Folk jazz

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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    Synthpop, Disco, Pop music

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    Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

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    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music

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    Blondie 
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    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

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    Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Rock music

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    New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

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    Hip hop music, Doo-wop, Pop music

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    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

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    Jangle pop, Pop music, Raga rock

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    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

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    New Wave, 2 Tone, Pop music

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    Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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    Music hall, Pop music, Rock music

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    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    The Jacksons 
	is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


    Rock music, Dance-pop, Disco

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    Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Pop music

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    Duran Duran 
	is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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    Pet Shop Boys 
	is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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