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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    most listed & added by iwontgiveyou.myinformation
    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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    ranked low on reranks & added by passionsears
    Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

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    added by MichaelGilham
    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    The Arcana is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pop Rock Bands & Artists

    the people's #1 & added by Stardustmania
    Rock music, Pop music, Baroque pop/rock

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    Jazz rap, Ballad, Neo soul

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    Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

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    Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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    Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music

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    Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

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    Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, New Wave

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    Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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    Jangle pop, Pop music, Raga rock

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    Christian music, Rock music, Rockabilly

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    added by MitchellRasky
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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    Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big band

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

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    New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    Indie pop, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

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

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    Hip hop music, Swing music, Rock music

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    Synthpop, Disco, Pop music

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    Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

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    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

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    Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

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    Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Rock music, Garage rock, Folk rock

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    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Heartland rock

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    New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

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    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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    added by CarolAustin
    Wagnerian rock, Rock opera, Rock music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

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    Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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    Rock music, Garage rock, Protopunk

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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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    Progressive rock, Hard rock

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    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Rock music

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