Top Ten Best Pop Rock Artists

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The Top Ten

1
OneRepublic
OneRepublic always has the best songs! They combine their songs beautifully, and fluently. Ryan Tedder has one of the most underrated voices. He can hit notes perfectly. The whole band has such an impact on how pop rock is looked at now days. You can't find a song off Native that you won't like. Okay maybe that was a little too much, but really they have great songs. If you haven't heard Feel Again, or Something I need, I'd advise you to check them out. I'm sure you have already heard If I lose myself. Their songs put you in a great mood if your in the worst. Easily the best pop rock band and personally my favorite as well. I use to be really big into Rap, but after I began to listen to OneRepublic I couldn't stop! It's amazing how much you can really love songs after you listen to them. Great band, none of the lower bands or singers compare! GO ONEREPUBLIC!
Onerepublic is one of the few bands that have brought something new to the pop scene.
Vocalist Ryan Tedder is charismatic singer that any band would want. Her vocal range is very large and he also has very charismatic voice and good sense of rhythm and he also have the ability to pull out falsetto with ease. I like Onerepublics music because they combine different elements from different genres of music like rap and classical music for example and you can see that in many songs. Also another band that should be on the top in this list is Imagine Dragons. Their music is kinda similar to Onerepublic but they have more electro, arena rock/pop sound with huge drum sounds and VERY powerful vocals with great diversity on their sound
Onerepublic is the best pop rock band and the best band for me love them so much they are all talented not just Ryan. Ryan has an awesome voice but eddie, brent, drew and of course zach are all awesome and very talented I hope they keep up the good work. Tunisia wants you back guys love you so much I'm huge fan ( mouna )
[Newest]OneRepublic is just the best band on earth. They talk about real life things that no one really talks about.


2R5
TOTALLY LOVE THIS BAND! Not only is the band a family, but their fans are part of the #R5family and they're all treated like family too. They taught themselves how to play their instruments and they're just so talented! R5 started as a family of young kids with dreams and look at them now!
Just another teen pop group who's meant to appeal to teen girls based on their looks. EXACTLY like 1D in sound and genre. Talent wise, at least 1D has good looks to justify their fame. R5 doesn't even have that. And the fact that their fans treat Ross like God, claiming he is a better singer than Freddie Mercury and a better guitarist than Jimi Hendrix--R5 fans, learn what music is. Their songs are just autotuned pop that only has a catchy synth beat, the lyrics have no meaning except to be a generic pop song. If you want real music, listen to Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix. If not, keep listening to your Disney music.

therootbeer

Well, if anybody listened to R5'S song videos and watched they're family videos' they would know why I am voting. it is so hard to find a band that works like them they are really unique cause they are one of the few bands that are really down to earth cause they are FAMILY.
[Newest]Funny how people say this is the best band, obviously they haven't heard band like Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, or AC/DC.

3Katy Perry
Yeah on things that pops up on my mind! Is she a band? Laugh out loud
Oh come on. Up there, it says 'BANDS'. Not musicians. Have nothing against Katy Perry.

4Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift is like the best country musician ever, but isn't this a pop-rock list?
I really don't think that Talor swift is pop rock but more country but still her music is ok...
Certainly deserves to be higher... ! I mean her first attempt in pop music was uh-mazzingg... ! We are never ever getting back together was so catchy... !

5Demi Lovato
Aside from the charities she does, Demi is one of the best pop artists out there nowadays and she has the best vocals of her generation, regardless live or studio. Definitely underrated for a great singer like her.
I loved Rocker Demi when she released Don't Forget and her Here We Go Again album! Not that I don't like her music now, though! :P

6Forever The Sickest Kids
OK I'm KINDA TICKED THAT KATY PERRY AND DEMI LAVATO AND TAYLOR SWIFT ARE ABOVE FTSK SO MAY WE MAKE THEM NUMBER 1!
Yes man awesome band thes will be the top soon
There name says it all

7The All-American Rejects

8Maroon 5
Maroon 5 has such a unique and pleasing style of music they should definitely be number 1#. This list is outrageous Maroon 5 is such an amazing band an Adam Levine's voice is absolutely stunning.
I love the way they have their own unique sound that suits them very well. They don't try to copy any other band because they have their own way of showing the world their own sound.
It's very surprise to me that the mighty "Maroon 5" is can't even break top ten they should be on #1. They are one of few Pop Rock Star who could breaking into mainstream music. VOTE
[Newest]There the best in pop/rock genre

9Imagine Dragons
They deserve to be on top simply because they have a unique style and because they're just. The best
Not a fan from them, but they deserve a higher pos thought.

10My Chemical Romance
I love My Chemical Romance although they changed their image after Black Parade. Still an awesome band. Its a massive shame that they had to break up after being together for so long

Danielsun182

Just amazing love em, they gotta get back together, awesome songs, dead, I am not okay, love their albums and stuff
Epic!
Welcome to the black parade is the single best song ever!
[Newest]I love My Chemical Romance! They are absolutely my fave band!

The Contenders

11Every Avenue
I love this band! (: they are great

12Train
I have never heard one of their songs that doesn't have emotion. Definitely my favorite band
They are the best pop rock band of all time
love them so much they are best
pat voice is the best EVER!
I am a huge fan of train. I have listened all of their greatest hits and the best selling ones..
Patrick is really a great singer...
[Newest]Their just so musical and talented

13The Script
Are you kidding me? #35? Dang you should listen to their songs like The Man Who Can't Be Moved or Breakeven. They are awesome!
Come on guys--you know you love "Breakeven"
This band is one of my favorites along with About a Mile and One Republic

14I See Stars
I See STARS. I love them!

15The Fray

16One Direction
What the hell is wrong with this list? One Direction above the Beatles? One direction isn't even near rock!
Not only no. HELL NO. The new generation Beatles? We have to have standards guys...
What is this doing here?

cliffordroyal


17Blink 182
Best Band? That's no question, because all know that the best band is Blink-182.
Better than anyone else on this list by far, but not pop rock, they're pop punk. Plain and simple.
The best there was, the best there is, and the best there will be... Blink 182

18The Beatles
To be truthful, They are number one, only followed by Maroon Five, Pink Floyd, Rolling stones, Kiss, and Aerosmith. Speaking of that, HOW ARE ALL OF THESE BANDS BEHIND THE JONAS BROTHER. THAT IS LIKE SAYING THAT A HEART ATTACK IS BETTER THAN UNLIMITED JOY.
There isn't another artist or band that comes close to the Beatles. Greatest musical innovators ever while always maintaining mainstream appeal. Simply brilliant and have left a legacy that will likely never be matched.
They created rock music! And what is One Direction doing in front of them? They are not the new Beatles! Like Paul McCartney said, it's the kiss of death, if you are called the next Beatles, then you are expected to do what they did - change the world. One Direction will never change the world...
[Newest]It should be on the top!

19Icarus The Owl

20Simple Plan
Best pop rock artist by far is duran duran... I mean I love simple plan but duran duran is classic! My top three are
1 duran duran
2 simple plan
3 pink
Those are THE BEST! Screw the jonas sisters and miley pukis:/ pick the classics first and go from there... Vote even though its not on the damn list
They're the BEST! You'll never find better than simple plan these days!
They must be at the top 5 if not the first cause according to me this is the best band of all time SP forever!
[Newest]This Band Saved My Life..

21Pink
Pink is one of the best pop rock singers, pink at least at top 10
The queen of pop rock
The queen of pop rock. This goddesses needs to be number 1!

22Boys Like Girls
Boyslikegirls is modern pop rock bend with smooth pop rock songs. They guys are very popular in Croatian too.
BOYS LIKE GIRLS DESERVE TO BE HIGHER! <3 THE BEST POP ROCK MUSIC I KNOW

23Bosta

24Avril Lavigne
Yes! Avril deserves to be at least in the top 5 if not the first. She is such an inspiration to all the kids worldwide and my parents love her music too. It has such a deep meaning in almost everything she writes. She is my idol-the best artist in the world! I grew up listening to her songs without knowing that they were by her. When I really started to listen to music, I figured out that avril was the rock goddess behind all of it. Now, I truly admire her, for she is so amazing. She never disappoints her fans, ans always comes out with great music. I love you Avril!
I'm 12 and I already know that avril lavigne should be top because she isn't a poser and fake like some of the other artist in the world. She also won't resort to drugs like other artist, she is a huge role model for me as
I thought, she would be number 1, maybe 3, but 31?!? I don't really listen to pop rock (normally rock and metal) but Let Me Go brought me to her music because of Chad Kroeger. Then I listened to Complicated, Girlfriend, What The Hell and it was just perfect. She's definitely the best with the Beatles, BUT One Direction is not pop rock!

25All Time Low
I love all time low. best band everr
ALT low are the best. Ever.
Whoa why's All time low 30 it should be 1st or 2nd, come on they are cool

26Let's Be Honest

27Bee Gees
Great songs and harmony

28Robbie Williams

29Fall Out Boy
Their new album Save Rock and Roll is very pop rock, but I'm okay with that, cause it's really good :D
They so deserve higher
Okay really people FOB rocks!

30Selena Gomez and the Scene

31Paramore

32Hello Ramona

33Owl City
This Band is amazing.

34Duran Duran
They are the classic pop rock band! They have inspiring lyrics, great music, and very good combination between rock and pop! Plus john taylor and all the others are cute and beat bass guitarist of all time in this band! Screw jonas brothers

35Toto
A super awesome band with a great many hits which were popular in the charts- 'Africa', 'Rosanna', 'Hold The Line'. Not only have they sold 35 million records but are inspirations to budding young musicians and veteran performers everywhere. These guys were not just pop stars, they were the musician's musician; the cream of the crop from the session playing world, having played between them on over something like 6000 albums in sessions. If you can think of a popular artist from before 1990, these guys will have played and recorded with them.E.G. these guys were practically MJ's band for the entire 'Thriller' album.
... Of course, not that I'm biased being a musician by trade haha

36Adam Lambert

37Bridget Mendler
She is awesome! Should e higher than 15.

38Aerosmith

39First Things First

40Motion City Soundtrack
This is one of the bands that are underappreciated in the music industry. This deserves to be one of the greatest music people of all time.
This should be no. 2 (only behind the beatles)

41Coldplay
Coldplay are the single most commercially successful alternative rock band of the new millennium, and there's a good reason for that. If you love music in general, I know for a fact that you love or will love at least a huge chunk of Coldplay's. Doesn't matter what genre you like the best.
NO WAY this band must be in top 5!
How the heck is Jay-Lo ahead of this band?!?

42Kiss

43Bryan Adams

44Kelly Clarkson
10 years in the music industry and she is still on top, and unlike most artists out there her songs have actual meaning and are powerful and just amazing to listen to! This woman is wonderful singer and an incredible songwriter! By far the voice of our generation
Kelly is the best, I must say... Both sorrows n rocks r being exposed so good through her songs. She makes our eyes fill up with tears n also make us the rock... Its really great that both of these suits her voice just perfect... :-D
Maria Thomas. ;-)
Kelly clarkson is simply the best. That's it

45Queen
They were amazing and I mean, come on... Who doesn't love Queen
"We will rock you I guess on everyones lips"

46Miley Cyrus
She is crazy, but I think she had boring music till now. Her songs are better. Miley is not little girl any more and I think she don't nead to be on the first place but 39 really... She shold be at least in top 10.

47A Rocket to the Moon
A Rocket to the moon has everything a band should have... Not only their songs are good, they also have a keen sense of style (I copied Nick's hairstyle)...
My top 5 list of ARTTM are :-
1. Like we used to (love that song! )
2. Mr. Right
3. Where did you go
4. When I'm Gone
5. Baby blue eyes

This band should've scored under 10... Much Much Muc... H better than Jonas Brothers...

48Sum 41
Pleaase! "Fat lip", "in too deep"? Seriously anybody?

49Fun.

50Cassadee Pope
Shes awesome... I love watching her perform.

51Hilary Duff
I love her she should be on the top of the page

52The Rocket Summer
Seriously? no one has added the one man band himself? Bryce Frickin Avary has go more talent in his pinky than a third of the bands/artist on this list

anthony.knight2


53McFly
Don't forget this band!
This band is amazing! My nr. 1

54Bruno Mars
He deserves to be on the top ten

555 Seconds Of Summer
Great new band; I love their music. I know they aren't known that well at the moment but they deserve to be further up this list, especially considering several of the ones sitting towards the top aren't even "Pop Rock".
New band, really good! "Don't stop", "heartbreak girl", "she looks perfect"
I love this band somuch❤️👍

56Shakira

57Alanis Morissette

58Geri Halliwell

59Tina Turner

60Good Charlotte

61Faber Drive
The are the best. Best songs ever heard.

62Blank Pages

63Breathe Carolina

64Artist vs. Poet
Amazing band with amazing tracks! I really recommend giving them a listen, if you are looking for some tracks to start out with try:
"Runaway"
"Car Crash"
"Favorite Fix"

65Goo Goo Dolls
They are THE pop rock bands, with their multi-platium album Dizzy Up the Girl, that had SO many top 25 hits. They at least deserve a mention in this countdown.

66Eurythmics

67Cobra Starship

68NeverShoutNever!

693OH!3

70Madonna

71Jennifer Lopez

72Gwen Stefani

73Lindsay Lohan
She isn't superb but still much much and much better than trashy Miley Cyrus, The Jonas Brothers or Hilary Duff


74Sade

75Kate Bush

76Novecento

77Passion Pit

78Lets Get It

79Metro Station

80Alive Way
I think they definitely qualify!

81Dead by April
Just the best band in the world! They know how to rock, they always bring something new. Zandro Santiago is the best singer, his voice is just amazing, I also like Stoffe's screams. Pop fans searching for a little heavier music? Answer: Dead by April. The techno/electro sound gives it the best sound with the heavy guitars and drumming, a great blend of Metal with Pop. No other band makes it even near Dead by April. It's just that Dead by April is SO underrated. People wake up! Vote for this band right now. Haven't heard of Dead by April before? Check out the songs "Losing You" and "Mystery" (my favorite :)). And you know what, Dead by April knows how to write lyrics. They are not the ones that sing about drugs and other crap, they sing about love, relationships, society. All of their songs have a deep meaning and message in it. Vote for DbA! Dead by April is the best and you know it!
People don't know what Pop ROCK is. People should talk about Dead by April when it comes to Pop Rock/Metal. They are the only one that blend Pop music so good with Rock and Metal. They use synths, electronica and the catchy poppish vocals which gives their Rock songs a Pop taste. Dead by April has tremendous amount of talent, better than almost every Pop artist. The real Pop artist are led to shame if you compare Dead by April who aren't even full Pop with the real Popstars. People should learn from this band, they're just awesome. Just listen to the song "Calling" and you'll see what they are. The awesome clean poppish singing with the screams and heavy guitar riffs that make this song perfect for the Pop Rock title.

82Busted

83Shania Twain
One of the best selling artists, she should be on the list. Please include her

84Thirty Seconds to Mars
"Closer to the edge" = life

85Enrique Iglesias
He should n=be no. 1

86The Vamps
The vamps are cool if you have a wild heart vote the vamps

87One Ok Rock
A Japan band, but guys, it's reaaally good. List en "the beginning" or "deeper deeper" you will love it

88The Downtown Fiction

89Far East Movement
The best group that should be no 3

90Avenged Sevenfold
How come they weren't nominated?! I expected better from you guys...

91Twenty One Pilots

92Lady Gaga

93The Byrds

94Hot Chelle Rae

95Big Time Rush
Their songs are great! I don't like their video, though

963 Doors Down

97The Jonas Brothers
The Jonas Brothers are amazing. I don't think I could live without their music anymore. They have great, clean music, and they are great role models (all in a way that's not lame like some other stars)

98Michael Jackson
How the hell is the King of Pop No.96. This is absurd, I'm going to call the music police about this

Draco

The King of Pop, Rock and Soul
ALL hail the king of kings

99Michelle Branch

100Handshakes and Highfives

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