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
    Abbey Road, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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    A Night at the Opera, Queen, Innuendo

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    Songs About Jane, Hands All Over, Payphone

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    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Disney's Sing-Along: The Lion King, Captain ...

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    Thriller, Bad, Off the Wall

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    Let It Bleed, Exile on Main St., Sticky Fingers

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    Dreaming Out Loud, Waking Up, The Teen Idols: The Very Best Of

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    Pet Sounds, Surfin' USA, Ultimate Christmas

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    Like a Virgin, Like a Prayer, Music

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    Jailhouse Rock, The Sun Sessions, From Nashville to Memphis: The Essential ...

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    Infinity on High, Save Rock and Roll, From Under the Cork Tree

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    Flaming Pie, Ram, McCartney

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    The Wall, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here

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    Fernando, Arrival, Thank You for the Music

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    often listed & added by datrlykewlfreekinguymandood
    The Stranger, Piano Man, 52nd Street

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    Synchronicity, Ghost in the Machine, Zenyattà Mondatta

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    Slippery When Wet, New Jersey, Cross Road

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    The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, Hunky Dory, ...

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    Every Picture Tells a Story, Gasoline Alley, Downtown Train – Selections ...

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    Science & Faith, #3, The Script

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    Rumours, Fleetwood Mac, Tango in the Night

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    A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!

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    Let Go, My Happy Ending, Don't Tell Me

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    Riot!, All We Know Is Falling, brand new eyes

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    Face Value, Both Sides, No Jacket Required

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    added by polyglot261138
    Private Dancer, What's Love Got to Do With It, Simply the Best

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    Reckless, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, 11

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    Songs From the Big Chair, The Hurting, Everybody Wants to Rule the World ...

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    ranked low on reranks & added by erisedRi
    Parallel Lines, Heart of Glass, Blondie

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    added by kush-sahu
    American Idiot, Dookie, 21st Century Breakdown

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    Saturday Night Fever, Main Course, Spirits Having Flown

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    Rudebox, Angels, Feel

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    Rockstar, All the Right Reasons, Photograph

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    The Better Life, Seventeen Days, Away From the Sun

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    Brothers in Arms, Dire Straits, Making Movies

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    Yourself or Someone Like You, More Than You Think You Are, Mad Season

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    Hysteria, Pyromania, On Through the Night

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    Christmas With The Everly Brothers, The Everly Brothers Sing Great Country ...

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    H2O, Maneater, Abandoned Luncheonette

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    Ramones, Rocket to Russia, End of the Century

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    Band on the Run, Venus and Mars, Wings Greatest

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    Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago II, Chicago Christmas: What's It Gonna ...

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    Daughtry, Baptized, Leave This Town

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    Christmas With the Rat Pack, In the Wee Small Hours, Christmas Songs by ...

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    Rebel Yell, Happy Holidays, Idol Songs: 11 of the Best

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    Crimes of Passion, Greatest Hits, Best Shots

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    Baby I'm-A Want You, The Best of Bread, Guitar Man

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    added by shaydie
    Rio, Come Undone, Greatest

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    Tragic Kingdom, Rock Steady, Icon

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    Stop, All That We Needed, Every Second Counts

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