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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  2. 2
    + 849
    - 673

    added by MichaelGilham
    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  3. 3
    + 874
    - 1012


    Jazz rap, Ballad, Neo soul

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  4. 4
    + 472
    - 593


    Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

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  5. 5
    + 268
    - 269


    Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

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  6. 6
    + 286
    - 207

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

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  7. 7
    + 479
    - 557

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

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  8. 8
    + 146
    - 95


    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

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  9. 9
    + 782
    - 841


    Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

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  10. 10
    + 345
    - 410


    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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  11. 11
    + 389
    - 351

    added by karlmodesto123
    Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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  12. 12
    + 428
    - 466


    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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  13. 13
    + 149
    - 95


    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

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  14. 14
    + 200
    - 212

    added by FrankRHansen
    Synthpop, Disco, Pop music

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  15. 15
    + 239
    - 348

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

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  16. 16
    + 140
    - 130


    New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

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    + 179
    - 185


    Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

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  18. 18
    + 481
    - 618


    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    + 686
    - 963


    New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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    + 385
    - 530

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

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  21. 21
    + 364
    - 516


    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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  22. 22
    + 410
    - 631


    Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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  23. 23
    + 295
    - 383

    added by dreamertilldawn
    Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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    + 177
    - 179

    added by juliocaesar7080
    Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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  25. 25
    + 212
    - 289


    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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  26. 26
    + 102
    - 160

    added by polyglot261138
    Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

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  27. 27
    + 156
    - 265

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

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  28. 28
    + 162
    - 183

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

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  29. 29
    + 238
    - 401

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

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  30. 30
    + 65
    - 46

    ranked low on reranks & added by kush-sahu
    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

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  31. 31
    + 44
    - 22

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

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  32. 32
    + 254
    - 351

    added by rcotto80
    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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  33. 33
    + 90
    - 98


    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  34. 34
    + 241
    - 333


    Nu metal, Rock music, Acoustic music

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  35. 35
    + 213
    - 294


    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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  36. 36
    + 79
    - 82


    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

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  37. 37
    + 187
    - 254


    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    + 67
    - 22

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

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  39. 39
    + 109
    - 165


    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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  40. 40
    + 46
    - 56


    Christian music, Rock music, Rockabilly

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  41. 41
    + 139
    - 225


    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Rock music

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  42. 42
    + 201
    - 345


    Ballad, Ska, Rock music

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  43. 43
    + 50
    - 75


    Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big band

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  44. 44
    + 220
    - 340


    Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

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  45. 45
    + 153
    - 223


    New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  46. 46
    + 118
    - 163

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

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  47. 47
    + 85
    - 195


    Rock music, Folk rock, Country rock

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  48. 48
    + 154
    - 332


    Pop punk, New Wave, Pop music

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  49. 49
    + 216
    - 400

    added by shaydie
    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    + 69
    - 157

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

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