Top Ten Greatest British Solo Artists

The Top Ten
1 Rod Stewart Roderick David "Rod" Stewart is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry.

The great talent artist, that love to sing and to give awesome shows, enjoy from make others peoples happy and joy, write an amazing songs and gibe the best performance. he is still jump, run, kick footballs and tells jock just like he used to do when he was younger, but changed his behave and become a truly family man. He us never forget when he's came from, and terrific to all his fans. Last week at Glasgow said again to his fans that he would never become Sir and what he is without them. I feel blast to love him since I was a child. Rod is very talent in so many things, and every concert of him, all across the pond, become so quick sold out. he is the right and the perfect choose. In 11.10.16 he was knighthood by prince William, and became a Sir.

50+ years in the music business, no other artist has stood the test of time quite like Rod. He has a very distinct voice and his showmanship is second to none... really gives his all to his fans on the stage. Great sense of humor and look how he has turned into quite the family man. Elton John himself called Rod Stewart the greatest Rock 'n Roll singer of all time.

First and foremost; Rod Stewart is a great songwriter. Maggie May was the first a-tipical popsong in history. Meanig it what not a song like all other, storfe-chorus-strofe but had no chorus at all only the words are so well put together that it grew to an unbeatable sing a long. And his voice; is so unique there is no comparison. Chuck Berry thought he was black, so did James brown. Bob dylan call's Rod the best singer in rock's history.
Rod Stewart is the greatest ambasador Britain can ask for.

Good grief! He's NOT the greatest British solo artist. There are many far better than he is. For starters, he has an awful, raspy voice! And all the great British singers and entertainers were knighted a LONG TIME before him.

2 Elton John Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, pianist and composer. Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967 on more than 30 albums, John has sold over 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits in the UK Singles Chart and US Billboard Hot 100, including nine number ones in the UK and nine in the US, as well as seven consecutive number-one albums in the US. His tribute single "Candle in the Wind 1997", rewritten in dedication to Diana, Princess of Wales, sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling chart single of all time. According to Billboard more.

Misfire, why comment if you're not a fan of Sir Elton's music?

He, he, and again he.

3 Paul McCartney Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock more.
4 David Bowie David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie (January 8, 1947 - January 10, 2016) was an English singer born in London, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He is credited for his experimental and creative musical discography which has won praise and accolades for many critics and fans. The man who the world knew as David Bowie was an actor, a painter, a philosopher, and many other things. But first and foremost, and what he was known for most, he was a rock star, covering every genre from psychedelic folk to industrial. His influence on fashion, music, and pop culture in general remains as his legacy--along, of course, with his unforgettable music.

The most versatile artist ever.

5 Phil Collins Philip David Charles "Phil" Collins is an English singer-songwriter and musician, who has also worked as a record producer and actor.
6 Adele Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born 5 May 1988) is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles like Rolling in the Deep, Someone Like You, Hello, Easy On Me and the success of her second, third and fourth studio album which is 21, 25 and 30.

She's awesome singer. Way better than the overvoted Rod Stewart.

7 George Michael Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, known professionally as George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham!.
8 Steven Wilson Steven John Wilson is an English musician, singer, songwriter and record producer, most closely associated with the progressive rock genre. He is best known for his band Porcupine Tree.

Love his music both with Porcupine Tree and his solo work. Didn't know of him until 2017, but not since I discovered Pink Floyd in the late 70s has new music made such an impact on me. Love his voice too, he sings with so much emotion. If you like music such as Pink Floyd, Beatles, Radiohead, Moody Blues etc. check out his solo work. My favorite albums are "Insurgentes" and "Hand. Cannot. Erase", but they are all fantastic, and then check out Porcupine Tree for example the songs: "Anesthetize", "Arriving somewhere but not here", and "Time flies" I promise you, you will not regret it. Steven Wilson is such a musical genius and a great singer too.

My favorite music of all time!

9 Peter Gabriel Peter Brian Gabriel is an English singer-songwriter, musician and humanitarian activist who rose to fame as the original lead singer and flautist of the progressive rock band Genesis.
10 Cliff Richard

Simply the most successful British solo singer ever. In terms of physical singles, he has 16 UK number ones, including a number one in every decade from the 1950s to 2010s. Over 130 solo hit singles. Also 45 Top Ten UK albums, including 7 UK number one albums. He has also had 15 UK Number One Music DVDs!

The Contenders
11 John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (9 October 1940 - 8 December 1980) was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40. Lennon was characterised by the rebellious nature and acerbic wit in his music, writing and drawings, on film, and in interviews. His songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney remains the most successful in history.

The bet there ever was! Searingly brilliant!

12 Bruce Dickinson Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, (born 7 August 1958) is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.Outside his career in music, Dickinson has pursued a number of other activities. He undertook a career as a commercial pilot for Astraeus Airlines, which led to a number of media-reported ventures such as captaining Iron Maiden's converted charter aeroplane, Ed Force One, during their world tours. Following Astraeus' closure, he created his own aircraft maintenance and pilot training company, Cardiff Aviation, in 2012. Dickinson presented his own radio show more.

Great singer from the great band.

13 Calvin Harris Adam Richard Wiles, known professionally as Calvin Harris, is a Scottish DJ, record producer, singer, songwriter and remixer. He is known for his hit singles like Summer, This Is What You Came For and How Deep Is Love.
14 Ed Sheeran Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He sang songs such as The A team and Shape of You. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk.
15 Sarah Brightman Sarah Brightman is an English classical crossover soprano, actress, musician, songwriter, conductor, and dancer.
16 Robbie Williams Robert Peter Williams is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had commercial success as a solo artist.
17 Ozzy Osbourne John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath more.
18 Ellie Goulding Elena Jane "Ellie" Goulding is an English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, born on December 30th, 1986 in Hereford, England. She is most well-known in the U.S. for her singles "Lights”, "Love Me Like You Do” and "Burn", and has been featured in other songs with artists like Calvin Harris. more.
19 Robert Plant Robert Anthony Plant (born 20 August 1948) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.
20 George Harrison George Harrison (1943 - 2001) was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.
21 Dusty Springfield Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien, known professionally as Dusty Springfield, was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s.
22 Bryan Ferry
23 Kate Bush

Greatest British female singer songwriter. Relevant since 1978.

24 Liam Gallagher William John Paul "Liam" Gallagher is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He rose to fame as the lead singer of the rock band Oasis, and later as the singer of Beady Eye.
25 Ringo Starr Richard Starkey known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles.
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