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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': 16 bands in database

Jimmy Winston and His Reflections (United Kingdom)Vikings (United Kingdom)
Virginia Wolf (United Kingdom)Waitresses (United States)
Wallenstein (Germany)Warriors (United Kingdom)
Wax (United Kingdom)Wet Willie (United States)
Wha-Koo (United States)White Plains (United Kingdom)
Whitesnake (United Kingdom)Who (United Kingdom)
Wild Flowers (United Kingdom)Wilde Flowers (United Kingdom)
Wizzard (United Kingdom)World of Oz (United Kingdom)
 

Pop Rock artists starting with 'W': 133 artists in database

Alan WhiteAlan Williams
Allan WilsonAndy Walton
Andy WardAndy Warren
Ariel WarnerBaz Warne
Bernadett WälleBernard "Benny" Whelan
Bernd WippichBernie Worrell
Bill WardBilly De Wolf
Blue WeaverBogdan Wiczling
Bruce WaibelBruce Watson
Bruce WitkinBruce Worrall
Carl WayneCassell Webb
Charlie WhitneyChas West
Chris RainbowChris White
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 WärmlingHans Willemse
Harry Paul WardHartmut "Hacky" Werk
Howard WardenHoward Werth
Hugh "Tudge" WilliamsonIan Wallace
Ian WinterJackie Williams
James WalbourneJimmy Wiley
Jimmy WinstonJimmy Wright
John "Pugwash" WeathersJohn "Watto" Watson
John "Willie" WilsonJohn Walters
John WatsonJohn Weider
John WilsonJohn Wilson
Johnny WiseJoseph Williams
Kev WardKit Watkins
Klaus VoormannLarry Wall
Lorenz WestphalLutz Walzberg
Mária WittekMalcolm Wakeford
Mark WalkerMark Williams
Mark WilliamsMars Williams
Martin WalserMel Watts
Michael WebbMick Walker
Mick WareMike Wedgwood
Morris WindsorMuff Winwood
Narada Michael WaldenNeal Wilkinson
Nicholas WesolowskiNick Wilkinson
Paul WellerPaul Wheatbread
Paul WilliamsPaul Wylde
Pete WoodmanPeter Wassenaar
Peter WellsPeter Wolbrandt
Peter WolfPeter Wood
Ray WilliamsRay Wilson
Rick WestRick Wills
Ricky WellmanRicky Wilson
Ricky WolffRobert Wyatt
Roland WållbergRon Westerbeek
Ross WilsonRoy Wood
Russell WebbSamuel Walker
Steve WadeSteve Waller
Steve WalmsleySteve Winwood
Stevie WrightTed Ward
Terry WallaceTerry Webster
Tony WaiteTony White
Tony WilliamsTony Wilson
Tracy WormworthTrevor Williams
Wally WilkinsonWarren Ward
Willie Weeks

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