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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 'W': 13 bands in database

Jimmy Winston and His Reflections (United Kingdom)Vikings (United Kingdom)
Virginia Wolf (United Kingdom)Wallenstein (Germany)
Warriors (United Kingdom)Wax (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)

Pop Rock artists starting with 'W': 99 artists in database

Alan WhiteAlan Williams
Andy WaltonAndy Ward
Andy WarrenBernadett Wälle
Bernard "Benny" WhelanBernd Wippich
Bill WardBilly De Wolf
Blue WeaverBruce Waibel
Bruce WatsonCarl Wayne
Cassell WebbCharlie Whitney
Chas WestChris Rainbow
Clive WelhamDave Walker
Dave WallerDave Williams
Dave WintersDave Wintour
David WesleyDavid Wiffen
Derek WilsonDick Wagner
Donna WarnerDoug Wimbish
Eric WrixonFioretta Wälle
Gary WallisGary Williams
George WaymanGreg Walker
Hans WillemseHartmut "Hacky" Werk
Howard WardenHoward Werth
Hugh "Tudge" WilliamsonIan Wallace
Jackie WilliamsJames Walbourne
Jimmy WinstonJimmy Wright
John "Pugwash" WeathersJohn "Willie" Wilson
John WaltersJohn Weider
John WilsonJohn Wilson
Johnny WiseKev Ward
Kit WatkinsKlaus Voormann
Larry WallLutz Walzberg
Mária WittekMark Walker
Mick WalkerMick Ware
Mike WedgwoodMorris Windsor
Muff WinwoodNarada Michael Walden
Neal WilkinsonNicholas Wesolowski
Nick WilkinsonPaul Weller
Paul WheatbreadPaul Williams
Paul WyldePete Woodman
Peter WassenaarPeter Wolbrandt
Peter WolfPeter Wood
Ray WilliamsRay Wilson
Rick WestRick Wills
Ricky WellmanRicky Wolff
Robert WyattRoland Wållberg
Ron WesterbeekRoy Wood
Russell WebbSamuel Walker
Steve WalmsleySteve Winwood
Terry WallaceTerry Webster
Tony WhiteTony Williams
Tony WilsonTrevor Williams
Willie Weeks

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