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 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 
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    Rock/pop 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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    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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    ranked low on reranks & added by passionsears
    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

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    New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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    No image

    added by passionsears

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

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    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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

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    added by karlmodesto123
    Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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    Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big band

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    added by passionsears
    Jangle pop, Pop music, Raga rock

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    Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

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    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    Christian music, Rock music, Rockabilly

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    added by passionsears
    Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music

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    added by jack-spurlock
    Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, New Wave

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

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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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    Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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

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    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

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    added by FrankRHansen
    Synthpop, Disco, Pop music

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    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

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    Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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

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    added by dreamertilldawn
    Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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    Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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    Doo-wop, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

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    added by IanHarvey
    Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock

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

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

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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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

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    New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

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    added by CarolAustin
    Wagnerian rock, Rock opera, Rock music

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    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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    Rock music, Garage rock, Folk rock

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

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    Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music

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    added by juliocaesar7080
    Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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    Ballad, Ska, Rock music

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