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   Pop (an abbreviation of the word “popular”) music exists for mass-market appeal. Ideally, the intention of pop music is to achieve instant memorability. Most pop music is developed from a well-structured combination of repetitive melody and lyric lines (referred as “hooks”) that convey messages of varying importance. Pop is even more chameleon-like than rock in the way it can exist in e seemingly endless array of styles while maintaining its essential structural qualities. Generaly pop’s spiritual home is Top 40 and middle-of-the-road adult radio formats.[1]

     Alhough pop is rarely more than a fairly pleasant diversion, at its best it can possess powerful  sentiment  and melodic invention that transcend mere craftsmanship; consider, for example, a deceptively simple song like the BeatlesYesterday”. Exaples: Bread, the Carpenters, Neil Diamond, Michael Bolton, Art Garfunkel, Lionel Richie, Sade, Simply Red, Dione Warwick, and Swing Out Sister.[1]

     Pop rock is description is applied to a commercially accessible blend or pop song craftsmanship and production values, which still incorporates elements of rock’s immediacy. Artists who have delved into this approach include: Bon Jovi, Peter Frampton, Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel,  the Guess Who, Extreme, and World Party.[1]


1. "All Music Guide. The Best CD's, Albums & Tapes. The Expert's guide to the best releases from thousands of artists in all types of Music". Edited by Michael Erlewine, Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra.  Publisher: Miller Freeman Books, ISBN 0-87930-331-X. p. 9-10

Pop Rock bands: 257 bands in database

1 2 6 (Norwey)10CC (United Kingdom)
1910 FruitGum Company (United States)25e Régiment, Le (Canada)
25th Regiment (Canada)3'S a Crowd (Canada)
69'ers (Australia)Ace Flash and the Dynamos (United Kingdom)
Achim Reichel (Germany)Adam and the Ants (United Kingdom)
Adrian Gurvitz (United Kingdom)Afterglow (United States)
Age (United Kingdom)Alan Price (United Kingdom)
Alan Price Set (United Kingdom)Alice Cooper (United States)
Alto (Germany)Amen Corner (United Kingdom)
Andwella (United Kingdom)Andwella's Dream (United Kingdom)
Andy Fraser (United Kingdom)Andy Fraser Band (United Kingdom)
Apple (United Kingdom)Ariesta Birawa Group (Indonesia)
Arrows (United Kingdom)Audience (United Kingdom)
Axis Point (United Kingdom)B-52's (United States)
Badfinger (United Kingdom)Badger (United Kingdom)
Bats (South Africa (RSA))Beatstalkers (United Kingdom)
Beaugarde (Netrherlands)Beazers (United Kingdom)
Bel Ami (Germany)Belfast Gypsies (United Kingdom)
Big Balls and the Great White Idiot (Germany)Big in Japan (United Kingdom)
Big Wheel (Netrherlands)Bill Schwartz Quartet (Canada)
Black Seep (United States)Black Sheep (United States)
Bleus (United States)Blonde on Blonde (United Kingdom)
Blue Planet (Netrherlands)Blue Rondos (United Kingdom)
Bossmen (United States)Boys (United Kingdom)
Bystanders (United Kingdom)Cake (United States)
Camel (United Kingdom)Caravan (United Kingdom)
Carl Wayne & the Vikings (United Kingdom)Carter-Lewis & The Southerners (United Kingdom)
Cat Stevens (United Kingdom)Chicory Tip (United Kingdom)
Children (United States)Common Knowledge (United Kingdom)
Crazy Elephant (United States)Crazy World of Arthur Brown (United Kingdom)
Creedence Clearwater Revival (United States)Crosby, Stills & Nash (United States)
Danny McCulloch (United Kingdom)Dantalian's Chariot (United Kingdom)
David Garrick & The Dandy (United Kingdom)Detective (United States)
Die Anderen (Germany)Doctor Father (United Kingdom)
Dodgers (United Kingdom)Dum (United Kingdom)
Earth (United Kingdom)Edison Lighthouse (United Kingdom)
Episode Six (United Kingdom)Eric Burdon and the Animals (United Kingdom)
Eric Clapton (United Kingdom)Eric Stewart (United Kingdom)
Fable (United Kingdom)Fair Weather (United Kingdom)
Fancy (United Kingdom)Faron's Flamingos (United Kingdom)
Fighters, The (Norwey)Finders Keepers (United Kingdom)
First Class (United Kingdom)Five Americans (United States)
Floating Circus (United States)Floribunda Rose (United Kingdom)
Flower Pot Men (United Kingdom)Foreigner (United States)
Forminx (Greece)Fox (United Kingdom)
Free (United Kingdom)Friends (United Kingdom)
Fringe Benefit (United Kingdom)Fruitgums (United States)
G-Force (United States)Gamma (United States)
Gary Moore's G-Force (United States)Genesis (United Kingdom)
Gentle Giant (United Kingdom)Gentrys (United States)
Georgie Fame & Alan Price (United Kingdom)German Bonds (Germany)
Glenn Hughes (United Kingdom)Godley & Creme (United Kingdom)
Graeme Edge Band (United Kingdom)Graham Gouldman (United Kingdom)
Grand Funk Railroad (United States)Gregg Allman Band (United States)
Hard Times (United States)Hardin & York (United Kingdom)
Harmony Grass (United Kingdom)Heart (United States)
Hellions (United Kingdom)Hello (United Kingdom)
Hot Chocolate (United Kingdom)Hot Chocolate Band (United Kingdom)
Hotlegs (United Kingdom)Hour Glass (United States)
Human Beings (United States)Human Beingz (United States)
Human Beinz (United States)Ian Gillan (United Kingdom)
Idols (Greece)Ironhorse (Canada)
Ivar Avenue Reunion (Canada)Iveys (United Kingdom)
Ivy League (United Kingdom)Jackie Lomax (United Kingdom)
Jam (United Kingdom)James King and the Farinas (United Kingdom)
Jeckell & the Hydes (United States)Jeff Beck (United Kingdom)
Jefferson Starship (United States)Jimmy Winston and His Reflections (United Kingdom)
John Kay & The Sparrow (Canada)John Kongos (South Africa (RSA))
Jokers Wild (United Kingdom)Kenny (United Kingdom)
Lake (Germany)Larry Raspberry and the Highsteppers (United States)
Le 25ième Regiment (Canada)Lemon Pipers (United States)
Les Révoltés (Canada)Les Sauterelles (Switzerland)
Lloyd Alexander Blues Band (United Kingdom)Lomax Alliance (United Kingdom)
Los Z 66 (Spain)Los Zignos (Mexico)
Lucas Sideras (Greece)Mamas & Papas (United States)
Martian Schoolgirls (United Kingdom)Matchmakers (United Kingdom)
Meatloaf Soul (United States)Medallions (United States)
Medicine Head (United Kingdom)Method (United Kingdom)
Michael Rabon & The Five Americans (United States)Mindbenders (United Kingdom)
Minis (Greece)Mixers (Sweden)
Monochrome Set (United Kingdom)Moontrekkers (United Kingdom)
Move (United Kingdom)Mud (United Kingdom)
Musicians Union Band (Netrherlands)Natural Gas (United Kingdom)
New Colony Six (United States)New Jordal Swingers (Norwey)
Night Walkers (Puerto Rico)Omega (Hungary)
Omega Red Star (Hungary)Pack (United States)
Paddy, Klaus & Gibson (United Kingdom)Painter (Canada)
Parrish & Gurvitz (United Kingdom)Pilot (United Kingdom)
Playboys (United States)Pleasure Garden (United Kingdom)
Popcorn Blizzard (United States)Pretenders (United Kingdom)
Private Eye (Canada)Quinaimes Band (United States)
Randy Pie (Germany)Randy, Pie & Family (Germany)
Rattles (Germany)Red Caps (United Kingdom)
Redcaps (United Kingdom)Revolution (United Kingdom)
Roaring Sixties (United Kingdom)Robin & the Ravens (United Kingdom)
Rockin' Berries (United Kingdom)Rockin' Horse (United Kingdom)
Rod Stewart (United Kingdom)Roemans (United States)
Rollicks (Germany)Ronnie & The Redcaps (United Kingdom)
Ronnie Dio & The Prophets (United States)Ronnie King and The Redcaps (United Kingdom)
Royalty (United Kingdom)Rubettes (United Kingdom)
Sailor (United Kingdom)Sandpipers (United States)
Santana (United States)Sawbuck (United States)
Scrugg (United Kingdom)Sector 27 (United Kingdom)
Sheila Carter Band (United Kingdom)Siouxsie and The Banshees (United Kingdom)
Slik (United Kingdom)Small Faces (United Kingdom)
Sparrow (Canada)Spencer Davis Group (United Kingdom)
Stealers Wheel (United Kingdom)Stranglers (United Kingdom)
Streak (United Kingdom)Studd Pump (United Kingdom)
Suzi Quatro (United States)Taboo (Norwey)
Take 5 (United Kingdom)Taxi (Switzerland)
Tee Set (Netrherlands)Tee-Set (Netrherlands)
Terry Knight & The Pack (United States)Them (United Kingdom)
Three Man Army (United Kingdom)Three's a Crowd (Canada)
Timebox (United Kingdom)Tongue & Groove (United States)
Tony Rivers & The Castaways (United Kingdom)Tramps (Sweden)
Triumvirat (Germany)Truth (United Kingdom)
Tuesday's Children (United Kingdom)Turtles (United States)
Twelve O' Clock (Netrherlands)Ultravox (United Kingdom)
Van Halen (United States)Vapour Trails (United Kingdom)
Vikings (United Kingdom)Virginia Wolf (United Kingdom)
Waitresses (United States)Wallenstein (Germany)
Warriors (United Kingdom)Wax (United Kingdom)
Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders (United Kingdom)Wet Willie (United States)
White Plains (United Kingdom)Whitesnake (United Kingdom)
Wild Flowers (United Kingdom)Wilde Flowers (United Kingdom)
Wizzard (United Kingdom)World of Oz (United Kingdom)
Yays & Nays (United States)Yellow Balloon (United States)
Yellow Dog (United Kingdom)Yoice (Germany)
Zoot (Australia)

Pop Rock artists1626 artists in database


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