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.
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 Beatles “Yesterday”. Exaples: Bread, the Carpenters, Neil Diamond, Michael Bolton, Art Garfunkel, Lionel Richie, Sade, Simply Red, Dione Warwick, and Swing Out Sister.
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. "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. 9-10Pop Rock bands starting with 'D': 7 bands in database
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|Alex Dmochowski||Andy Dalby||Arty Davies||Aynsley Dunbar||Bill Drummond||Billy Davidson||Chip Douglas||Chris Demetriou||Dave||Dave Dowle||Dawn||Denny Doherty||Derek Dampier||Ferenc Debreczeni||Frank Diez||Frank DIxon||Frank Dostal||Gary Driscoll||Gavin David||Geoff Dunn||Graham Carter Dimmock||Graham Davidge||Graham Davies||Hans-Werner Doering||Ian Dury||Jürgen Dollase||Jürgen Drews||Jay Davis||Jeff Daly||Jeff Dean||Jennifer Denitto||Jimmy Dunning||John D'Arcy||John Dawson||John Durrill||Karol Dicaire||Kurt "Düde" Dürst||Malcolm Dick||Martin Drover||Martin van Duinhoven||Matt Dangerfield||Michael Derrick||Michael Devin||Michael Dommers||Michel Desjardins||Mike Deacon||Mike Duke||Myron Dove||Nick Doktor||Pat Donaldson||Patty Donahue||Paul DeMarco||Paul Ditchfield||Peter Dingemans||Peter Van Dijk||Rainer Degner||Ralph Denyer||Ray Dorey||Rick Driscoll||Rob Davis||Roger Davies||Ronnie James Dio||Roy Dyke||Sheila Carter Dimmock||Spencer Davis||Starr Donaldson||Terry Day||Timothy Drury||Tony Dangerfield||Udo Dahmen||Uriah Duffy||Virginia David||Warren DeMartini||Willie Dee||Willy Dowling|
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