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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 starting with 'S': 28 bands in database

Bill Schwartz Quartet (Canada)Cat Stevens (United Kingdom)
Dave Sampson And The Hunters (United Kingdom)John Kay & The Sparrow (Canada)
Les Sauterelles (Switzerland)Lucas Sideras (Greece)
Rod Stewart (United Kingdom)Sailor (United Kingdom)
Samson & Hagar (United States)Sandpipers (United States)
Santana (United States)Sawbuck (United States)
Scrugg (United Kingdom)Sector 27 (United Kingdom)
Sherbet (Australia)Siouxsie and The Banshees (United Kingdom)
Slik (United Kingdom)Small Faces (United Kingdom)
Souther-Hillman-Furay Band (United States)Sparrow (Canada)
Spektors (Australia)Split Enz (New Zealand)
Stealers Wheel (United Kingdom)Stills-Young Band (United States)
Stranglers (United Kingdom)Streak (United Kingdom)
Studd Pump (United Kingdom)SVT (United States)

Pop Rock artists starting with 'S': 204 artists in database

"Rank Frank" SmithAdam Seymour
Adrian ScottAl Shane
Alan SandowAlex Smith
Andrew SteeleAndrew Szuch Jr.
Andy SmithAndy Summers
Andy SylvesterArne Schulze
Arno SteffenBarry Sullivan
Bernd SchefflerBernd Schulz
Berry SarluisBig Jim Sullivan
Bill SmithBill Stewart
Bill SuttonBob Spencer
Bobby SproulBon Scott
Boots SladeBrian Scott
Brian ShearerBruce Shay
Carlos SantanaCasino Steel
Charlie SinclairChris Slade
Chris SmithChris Solberg
Chris SpoonerChris Stewart
Chris StockleyClive Shakespeare
Clive ShepherdComrie Smith
Corrie ShiellsCurtis Salgado
Dallas SmithDarian Sahanaja
Daryl StuermerDave Sampson
Dave SinclairDave Skinner
Dave StruthersDavid Sancious
David SchofieldDavid Springfield
David StewartDerek Shulman
Dick ScoppettoneDieter Sadlowsky
Doug SandomEd Speight
Elout SmitEric Stewart
Franco Di StefanoFrank Seidel
Frankie StevensFred Schneider
Günther SohrGeoff Swettenham
Georg "Toni" SchneiderGlen Sherba
Gordon SheardGrace Slick
Grant SerpellGunnar Schäfer
Hans-Erik SteffersenHarvey Shield
Henk SmitskampHenry Spinetti
Ian SmithJ.D. Souther
Jürg StockerJack Sundrud
Jan SchelhaasJeff Steele
Jens SkwirbliesJerry Shirley
Jim SawyersJo Shaw
John SeiterJohn Silver
John SiomosJohn Stark
John SykesJohnny Sandlin
Keith SmartKeith Strickland
Kennie SimonKevin Savigar
Kostas SkokosLarry Sivley
Laurie SinclairLester Square
Lorenzo SantamaríaLucas Sideras
Mark SchulmanMark Scott
Marshall SmithMartin Shaer
Martin SmithMartin Smith
Max SprangenbergMel Schacher
Michael ShrieveMichael Szewczyk
Mick StewartMick Stubbs
Mickey SimmondsMickie Stickdorn
Micky StickdornMike Slocombe
Mike SmithMike Snow
Mike StarrsMike Stevens
Mike StoffnerNeal Schon
Neil SmithNick Simper
Nigel SmithNigel Snook
Nils Ole SteinbakkNils Schmidt
Norman SheffieldNorman Stracey
Oedin SyachPat Soriano
Paul SmithPaul Stamp
Pete SamsonPete Sears
Peter SeilbergerPeter Shoesmith
Peter SolleyPeter Steffen
Peter SwettenhamPhil Sawyer
Phil ShulmanRay Sheen
Ray ShulmanRay Stiles
Reese SheetsRichard Sinclair
Rick SeratteRick Sharpe
Rick SpringfieldRobert Jan Stips
Robert SmithRobert Spencer
Robin ShawRobin Simon
Robin SpreaficoRod Stewart
Roger SaksenvikRoger Swanson
Ron SwartzkopfRonnie Smith
Rudy SarzoRussell Smith
Sam SeeSammy Stitt
Sebastian Santa MariaSharon Sims
Shell SchellekensSiouxsie Sioux
Stamatis SpanoudakisStephen Stills
Steve SchusterSteve Scott
Steve ShearsSteve Smith
Steve SpeerSteve Stone
Steve SwindellsSteven Severin
SueT. M. Stevens
Tamás SomlóTerry Slade
Terry SlesserTerry Stacey
Terry StannardTim Schafer
Tim SmithTimothy B. Schmit
Tom SowellTom Sparks
Ton ScherpenzeelTony Sainty
Tony SciutoTony Slavich
Trey SabatelliWally Scott
Wally StockerWesley Stafford
Wolfgang SchoeneYan Style

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