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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': 20 bands in database

Bill Schwartz Quartet (Canada)Cat Stevens (United Kingdom)
John Kay & The Sparrow (Canada)Les Sauterelles (Switzerland)
Lucas Sideras (Greece)Rod Stewart (United Kingdom)
Sailor (United Kingdom)Sandpipers (United States)
Santana (United States)Sawbuck (United States)
Scrugg (United Kingdom)Sector 27 (United Kingdom)
Siouxsie and The Banshees (United Kingdom)Slik (United Kingdom)
Small Faces (United Kingdom)Sparrow (Canada)
Stealers Wheel (United Kingdom)Stranglers (United Kingdom)
Streak (United Kingdom)Studd Pump (United Kingdom)
 

Pop Rock artists starting with 'S': 146 artists in database

Adam SeymourAl Shane
Alex SmithAndrew Steele
Andrew Szuch Jr.Andy Smith
Andy SummersArne Schulze
Arno SteffenBernd Scheffler
Bernd SchulzBig Jim Sullivan
Bill SmithBill Stewart
Bobby SproulBoots Slade
Brian ScottBrian Shearer
Bruce ShayCarlos Santana
Casino SteelChris Smith
Chris SolbergChris Stewart
Clive ShepherdComrie Smith
Corrie ShiellsCurtis Salgado
Daryl StuermerDave Sinclair
Dave StruthersDavid Sancious
David StewartDerek Shulman
Dieter SadlowskyElout Smit
Eric StewartFranco Di Stefano
Frank SeidelGünther Sohr
Geoff SwettenhamGeorg "Toni" Schneider
Glen SherbaGrace Slick
Grant SerpellGunnar Schäfer
Hans-Erik SteffersenHarvey Shield
Henk SmitskampHenry Spinetti
Jürg StockerJan Schelhaas
Jens SkwirbliesJerry Shirley
John SeiterJohn Silver
John SiomosJohn Stark
John SykesJohnny Sandlin
Keith SmartKennie Simon
Kevin SavigarKostas Skokos
Larry SivleyLester Square
Lorenzo SantamaríaLucas Sideras
Mark SchulmanMark Scott
Marshall SmithMartin Shaer
Martin SmithMax Sprangenberg
Mel SchacherMichael Shrieve
Mick StewartMick Stubbs
Mickey SimmondsMickie Stickdorn
Micky StickdornMike Slocombe
Mike SmithMike Snow
Mike StarrsMike Stevens
Mike StoffnerNeal Schon
Nick SimperNigel Smith
Nils Ole SteinbakkNils Schmidt
Oedin SyachPat Soriano
Paul SmithPaul Stamp
Pete SearsPeter Seilberger
Peter SolleyPeter Steffen
Peter SwettenhamPhil Sawyer
Phil ShulmanRay Sheen
Ray ShulmanRay Stiles
Richard SinclairRick Sharpe
Rick SpringfieldRobert Jan Stips
Robert SmithRobert Spencer
Robin ShawRobin Simon
Rod StewartRoger Saksenvik
Roger SwansonRon Swartzkopf
Ronnie SmithRudy Sarzo
Sammy StittShell Schellekens
Siouxsie SiouxStamatis Spanoudakis
Stephen StillsSteve Schuster
Steve ScottSteve Shears
Steve SmithSteve Speer
Steve StoneSteve Swindells
Steven SeverinSue
T. M. StevensTamás Somló
Terry SladeTerry Stacey
Tom SparksTon Scherpenzeel
Tony SaintyTrey Sabatelli
Wally ScottWesley Stafford
Wolfgang SchoeneYan Style
 

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