If you haven't listened to some of these pop albums, look them up - because they are quality.

Like our list of 22 rock albums, the below are just the top of the iceberg in terms of fantastic pop albums. But we hope you are a fan of our choices none the less.

Eurythmics - 'Sweet Dreams (Are Make of This)'

The second studio album from The Eurythmics was a runaway success and proved to be much more memorable than their debut 'In The Garden'. 'Sweet Dreams' solidified the duo as true contenders to the pop crown.

 

Adele - '21'

Forget everything you've heard before, Adele is the true queen of pop. Her second album went to number one all around the world in 2011, and won the singer a Guinness World Record, a BRIT Award, and no less than six Grammy Awards.

 

Elton John - 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road'

Elton John's seventh studio album was recorded in a chateau in France, a move of location from their original choice, Jamaica. The album includes classics such as 'Candle in the Wind' and 'Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)'.

 

Alanis Morissette - 'Jagged Little Pill'

1995 was truly the year of Alanis Morissette. The Canadian singer burst out into the international scene with hits like 'Hand In My Pocket' and 'Ironic' that we still love to destroy at karaoke to this day.

 

Madonna - 'Like A Prayer'

We couldn't create a list of pop albums and not include one of the '80s greatest albums. Releasing 'Like A Prayer' when she was 31, Madonna still shows no signs of slowing down at the age of 60 today. Her fourteenth album 'Madame X' is to release later this year.

 

ABBA - 'Arrival'

The Swedes sure know how to make a damn catchy song, and ABBA are the epitome of cheesy pop. All eight of their records have got at least one track that you secretly love, and 'Arrival' has got their most popular Spotify song, 'Dancing Queen', with over 242 million streams.

 

David Bowie - 'Hunky Dory'

The inspiration for the crisps that we all know and love, 'Hunky Dory' was the late David Bowie's fourth studio album. The album regularly features in lists of the best ever albums that have been released.

 

Britney Spears - 'In The Zone'

Featuring a collaboration with one of pop music's biggest icons, 'In The Zone' is no doubt a career-high for Spears. It also features that little-known single of hers, 'Toxic'.

 

Rihanna - 'Good Girl Gone Bad'

Departing from her squeaky-clean debut, Rihanna's sophomore release was a welcome addition into the world of pop. 'Umbrella' went straight into number one in the Irish chart of course, probably because of our reliance on it to protect us from the rain.

 

Robyn - 'Body Talk'

Forget the sad-remixed releases of 'Dancing On My Own' - the original is always best. 'Body Talk' was the Swedish singer's first release of 2010, which spawned two more mini-albums that were released later in the year.

 

Moby - 'Play'

Admittedly a lot more electronic and experimental than the other albums on our list, Moby's 'Play' was a roaring success in Ireland when it released in 1999, heading straight into number one in the album's chart.

 

Lady Gaga - 'The Fame'

Big sunglasses and straight platinum blonde hair with an interesting dress-sense - that's how we remember Lady Gaga when she burst onto the scene in 2008. Her debut album 'The Fame' was literally hit after hit, and even got a re-release as 'The Fame Monster' with extra tracks.

 

Justin Timberlake - 'Justified'

We had to include our main man JT in our list - but the debate was, which album? 'Justified' or 'FutureSex/LouveSounds'? The former just about wins (we're sorry 'SexyBack').

 

Kelly Clarkson - 'Breakaway'

Another number one hit in the Irish charts, 'Breakaway' introduced us to undoubtedly the most popular winner of 'American Idol'. Although her debut album didn't set the world alight, Clarkson's second release included bangers such as 'Since U Been Gone' and 'Behind These Hazel Eyes'.

 

A-ha - 'Hunting High and Low'

The three members of A-ha put Norway on the map during the 1980s. Their very first single from their debut album still tops lists of one of the best pop songs ever created, as well as spawning plenty of memes and nefarious cover versions.

 

Beyonce - 'I Am... Sasha Fierce'

This is a pop list, remember. While many have touted 'Lemonade' as the best Beyonce album to date, we're more inclined to give it to 'Sasha Fierce' as it is much more pop-centred. The album includes 'Single Ladies', which is one of her best-selling singles.

 

Kate Bush - 'Hounds of Love'

One of the greatest pop singers to grace our eardrums, it's plainly obvious that Kate Bush has become a big influence for some of the other artists on our list. Her fifth studio album 'Hounds of Love' includes her more iconic of tracks, including 'Running Up That Hill' and 'Cloudbusting'.

 

Spice Girls - 'Spice'

If you wanted to condense the '90s into one singular album, this might be the one to do it. Featuring 10 tracks that thousands of people will be singing along to come May 24th in Croke Park, 'Spice' is a true standout.

 

George Michael - 'Faith'

Breaking free from Wham! in 1986 and embarking on his own solo venture, George Michael went on to create some of the most well-known songs from the 80's. His debut album 'Faith' just had to be included in our list of top pop albums.

 

Pink - 'Missundaztood'

Pink's second album is early 2000's pop music dialled all the way up to 100. The album went straight into number one in Ireland, following the release of first single 'Get the Party Started'.

 

Blondie - 'Parallel Lines'

Debbie Harry and Blondie's third album was revolutionary upon its release in 1978. Years ahead of itself, the album included monumental hits such as 'One Way or Another' and 'Heart of Glass'.