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 'F': 23 bands in database
|Andy Fraser (United Kingdom)||Fable (United Kingdom)||Fair Weather (United Kingdom)||Fancy (United Kingdom)||Faron's Flamingos (United Kingdom)||Ferrets (Australia)||Fighters (Norwey)||Finders Keepers (United Kingdom)||First Class (United Kingdom)||Five Americans (United States)||Flake (Australia)||Flash and the Pan (Australia)||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)||James King and the Farinas (United Kingdom)|
|Alan Fitzgerald||Andy Fraser||Barry Flast||Billy Ficca||Bob Frost||Bobby Falloon||Bobby Fisher||Bruce Foxton||Carol Ferante||Chris Farlowe||Chris Frazier||Craig Frost||Dave Flett||David Faragher||David Farmer||David Feinstein||David Foster||David Freiberg||Doug Ferguson||Doug Fieger||F.D.||Georgie Fame||Gordon "Snowy" Fleet||Graham Flight||Graham Foote||Hans Jürgen Fritz||Jan Fride||Jim Frank||John Farnham||John Fiddler||John Fisher||John Fogerty||John Foxx||Jose Raul Feliciano||Ken Firth||Kevan Fogarty||Kevan Foggerty||Larry Ferguson||Linda Fields||Malcolm Foster||Mark Farner||Mike Ferguson||Mitchell Froom||Mo Foster||Paul Flannagan||Perry Ford||Pete Farndon||Peter Fenton||Peter French||Peter Furrer||Ray Fenwick||Ray Ferguson||Reuben San Fiansco||Ric Formosa||Richie Furay||Rick Fenn||Rick Foster||Robert Farrant||Roger Flavell||Ron Foos||Steve Farris||Steve Fielding||Svein Finjarn||Sverre Fagerli||Tom Fogerty||Tony Fenelle||Tony Ferguson||Tony Franklin||Vic Faulkner||Warwick Findlay||Werner Fröhlich||Werner Frangenberg|
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