The Best Pop Rock Bands & Artists Bands/Musicians

The Best Pop Rock Bands & Artists

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List Criteria: Only pop rock bands and artists

Over the years, pop rock has come to dominate the radio waves. Mixing a catchy pop sound with light (read: not serious) lyrics combined with guitar rock, pop rock bands are some of the most popular bands on the planet. While new pop rock bands come and go, the best pop rock bands have managed stick around and churn out hit after hit. These pop rock artists sell out arenas, sell millions of singles and downloads, and some are even featured on TV shows and movies. Above all, pop rock bands have managed to endure and are widely known for having big hits.

So, what are the best pop rock bands? Any list of pop rock bands has to include names like Maroon 5, Bon Jovi, OneRepublic, Daughtry, Billy Joel, Elton John, Rod Stewart, and the Beatles. These famous pop bands span generations and different eras in pop music, but the one similar thread is that they all play rock music and were labeled as a pop band. Pop rock isn't going away any time soon, and its bands, with good reason, appeal to all music fans. Famous pop singers are often treated like celebrities and it's usually their charisma that makes them so good at what they do. 

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the top pop rock bands. If you think a pop rock band should be on this list and isn't, feel free to add there . This list answers the questions "who are the best pop rock bands of all time?" and "who are the greatest pop rock musicians ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular pop rock bands that you might've heard of.

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    the people's #1 & added by iwontgiveyou.myinformation
    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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    added by MichaelGilham
    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  3. 3
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    - 1,021


    Jazz rap, Ballad, Neo soul

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  4. 4
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    - 599


    Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

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  5. 5
    + 276
    - 273


    Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

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    - 210

    ranked low on reranks & added by MitchellRasky
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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  7. 7
    + 154
    - 97


    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

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    + 486
    - 561

    added by but chickens double d
    Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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    Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

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  10. 10
    + 350
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    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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    - 468


    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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  12. 12
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    - 359

    added by karlmodesto123
    Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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  13. 13
    + 157
    - 99


    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

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  14. 14
    + 208
    - 215

    added by FrankRHansen
    Synthpop, Disco, Pop music

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    + 246
    - 350

    often listed & added by datrlykewlfreekinguymandood
    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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  16. 16
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    New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

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    - 188


    Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

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    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    + 690
    - 967


    New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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    + 389
    - 537

    added by DatPerson
    Indie pop, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

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    - 520


    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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    - 638


    Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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    added by dreamertilldawn
    Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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    + 182
    - 185

    added by juliocaesar7080
    Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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    + 107
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    often listed & added by polyglot261138
    Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

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    - 293


    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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    + 72
    - 50

    added by kush-sahu
    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

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  28. 28
    + 160
    - 268

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    + 167
    - 187

    ranked low on reranks & added by erisedRi
    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

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  30. 30
    + 241
    - 404

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Heartland rock

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    + 49
    - 25

    added by bri-gri
    Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

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    + 95
    - 98


    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    + 256
    - 353

    added by rcotto80
    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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    + 50
    - 57


    Christian music, Rock music, Rockabilly

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    + 216
    - 296


    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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  36. 36
    + 242
    - 335


    Nu metal, Rock music, Acoustic music

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    + 190
    - 256


    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    + 81
    - 85


    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

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    + 111
    - 167


    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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    - 228


    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Rock music

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    + 69
    - 25

    ranked low on reranks & added by tracy jane
    Hip hop music, Swing music, Rock music

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    + 205
    - 347


    Ballad, Ska, Rock music

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    + 52
    - 76


    Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big band

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  44. 44
    + 123
    - 165

    added by datrlykewlfreekinguymandood
    New Wave, Rock music, Dance-rock

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  45. 45
    + 221
    - 343


    Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

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  46. 46
    + 155
    - 226


    New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  47. 47
    + 88
    - 197


    Rock music, Folk rock, Country rock

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    + 21
    - 10

    added by bri-gri
    Music hall, Pop music, Rock music

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  49. 49
    + 157
    - 334


    Pop punk, New Wave, Pop music

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    + 29
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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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