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Monday, July 14, 2008

Poll Results: The Greatest Male Pop Star Of The Past 25 Years

Last weekend's poll on who you think is the greatest male pop star of the past 25 years prompted some interesting reponses. Admittedly, I may deserve a knuckle-rapping for forgetting to include Bryan Adams.

Others questioned where David Bowie, Elton John and Bruce Springsteen were, though at least in my mind, those three are rock legends that maybe transcend—or at least don't seem right being boxed into—a category of "pop" artists.

Michael Jackson and Prince were certainly around prior to 1983 (and technically, George Michael's first U.K. Wham! single was out in fall of 1982), but to not include them would seem a downright crime, as they were completely inescapable that year and for many more to come.

Oh well, this ain't an exact science. Here then are the results:

1-2. Michael Jackson/George Michael (tied with 54 votes each)
3. Prince (33)
4. Robbie Williams (12)
5. Justin Timberlake (7)

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  • At 7:16 PM, Blogger John said…

    Fair result, I'd say. And the reasoning for the choices was sound, too. I've been on this nostalgic kick with George recently, so maybe that clouded my decision, but if you're asking about a singer, he's the top choice hands down. Michael and Prince, while brilliant, just rely on too much gimmick and not enough substance at times.

  • At 10:28 AM, Blogger D'luv said…

    I completely agree. And George was at least the one who evolved and changed his sound. I guess Justin Timberlake has, too, but he's a bit too green still compared to the others.

  • At 4:15 AM, Anonymous Clement said…

    This will not succeed in fact, that's what I suppose.
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