Top Ten Best Pop Rock Artists

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1OneRepublicOneRepublic is an American pop rock band. Formed in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2002 by lead singer Ryan Tedder and guitarist Zach Filkins, the band achieved commercial success on Myspace as an unsigned act.

OneRepublic forever! Do not let society fool you. This band is the most unique band there is. From lyrics to instruments to genres to anything. OneRepublic is that! The frontman of the band, Ryan Tedder wrote a lot of great songs that plenty people didn't know he wrote. He even writes for Maroon5 too, so when you hear a song from Maroon5 and thinks that Adam Levine (the singer of Maroon5) wrote it, well think again! Maroon5 don't always write their own songs, although, on the other hand, OneRepublic always have in the past and always will write their own songs. This is what makes them so different from all the others. They use a wide variety of instruments like a cello, bongos, or even a glockenspiel which is like a xylophone in fancier terms. They use different fusions of genres, which shows that they bassicly don't have a genre. Once it sounds good to them, they will make it. They're lyrics are just the best. Hey talk about life, love, and other things that are really worth a listen ...more

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

I like how people consider half of these bands pop-rock... - ProPanda

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2Maroon 5Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

Maroon 5 actually do stand out the most with their unique mix of rock, funk and neo-soul. All of Maroon 5's songs are at least co-written by Adam Levine and most of their songs are written by the band. Although OneRepublic hasn't collaborated with too many outside writers yet, there is a chance they are headed down that road (I hope not because I love them too, but Ryan Tedder's presence may warrant that.) True Ryan Tedder has written for others (including co-writing a few Maroon 5 songs) but Adam Levine has also collaborated with others in performing and songwriting including with Gym Class Heroes and Slash. Even though Maroon 5's music is now less rock than it used to be (who's music isn't nowadays? ), but it's still quality music with plenty of traces of their roots. It may be a little harder to tell under the modern production, songwriting and instrumentation collaborations, but Maroon 5 is still the best "pop rock" band out there.

Why is Maroon 5 doing here...

Anybody who thinks that Maroon 5 is one of the greatest bands of all time are probably 12 year old kids whose favorite artists are Bieber and Ariana Grande.

None of their songs sound good to me after I found Led Zeppelin, oasis, the script, Coldplay, Beatles, nickelback, and Green Day.

The vocal uses too much autotune for a rock band.

They should be around 20th place or something.

OneRepublic is the best pop rock band! But I like Maroon 5 too, they are brothers. Maroon 5 have some songs written by Ryan Tedder that's true but of course Maroon's all songs aren't belongs to Ryan. Love Somebody, Maps, Lucky Strike Ryan's but other songs belongs to Adam and his songs are perfect. EX:She will be loved. One of the best songs I heard.

Maroon 5 are an amazing band. They have already been named best pop artist of all time on Billboard, and they deserve it. They should be number 1 on this chart, though I love 1R as well!

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3Fall Out BoyFall Out Boy is an American rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

Their new album Save Rock and Roll is very pop rock, but I'm okay with that, cause it's really good :D

Honestly, I was perfectly okay with their new album, even though it was more pop than punk. They really know how to transition from the emo band they were to the pop-punk legends they are now.

Loved their old alt rock/ pop rock stuff! Really unique and had some great tunes that sadly didn't get any appreciation. But their new music is pop. Still should be higher up.

Their songs are AWESOME! They deserve first place.

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4The BeatlesThe Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.

The Beatles may or may not deserve to be on an entirely different list of something "above pop rock". However, when you listen to the nature of their songs and songs from other famous rock bands like The Rolling Stones and The Police and artists like Elvis Presley, their music isn't that far of a cry from these "pop rockers" like Maroon 5, OneRepublic, Train, etc. No I'm not saying that the newer ones are better than or as good as they were in music or legendary status. Yes I'm saying these current bands listed are closer to the original essence of rock music than bands like Linkin Park or any other nu metal or hardcore/metal core bands. Maybe this got a little off topic but that's just a little spill. Anyway, The Beatles definitely deserve to be at the top of this list because they were "pop" and "rock" (which aren't always different), had great music and were/are one of the most influential and recognized artists of all time.

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...

Come together is their best song although they were the best band ever, the Beatles should be on the number one spot

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5The ScriptThe Script is an Irish pop rock band formed in 2001. The band comprises keyboardist and lead vocalist Danny O'Donoghue, guitarist and vocalist Mark Sheehan and drummer Glen Power.

I CANNOT believe that anyone would think that Maroon 5 is in any way, shape or form better than The Script ( and this is coming from someone who absolutely loves Maroon 5 too). The script should be Number 1 or at least 2. They're just amazing and so consistent in their delivery of the most beautiful and soul touching songs ever. They also write and produce all their songs themselves so you know when they pour our their hearts on a track, that's really what they're feeling at that time. The way I like to think about it is: whatever situation you're in, there's a The Script song for you. come on people, these Irish guys are incredible.

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!

How is Avril Lavigne above these guys? They're talented, catchy, touching, everything that makes a great musician, all rolled into one group.

The Script should be #1.. their songs are the best in every situation!

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6Imagine DragonsImagine Dragons is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.

They deserve to be on top simply because they have a unique style and because they're just. The best

They are more of an electronic rock band but their style and sound of music is really catchy. there are many dam good pop rock bands but this one has some feel

Imagine dragons is more of an electronic rock band but their type of music is so good so I'm gonna rate this band

Oh! Come on..IMAGINE DRAGONS should be in top 3!

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7ParamoreParamore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams and guitarist Taylor York.

Paramore is amazing, specifically Still Into You and Ain't it Fun, and Hayley Williams has been in many other great songs such as Airplanes and Stay the Night

They are amazing! I personally think they need to be higher!

Great band that gives a dash of fun pop to meaningful rock

"Paramore" just nailed it! - gunu02lep

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8R5

R5 is just not a new teen pop Disney group. They worked so hard and from the beginning and never gave up and look where they are now. Some people may say that they don't have talent, I respect their opinion because I'm not a crazy fan girl, but just so you know they learn to play the instruments they play right now they aren't just some pretty boy (and girl) who sings and people like that I could make you a list right now beginning with 1D. And to the person that says that they can't write songs, it's just because you have listened to the new songs. The new are not completely written by them but the old ones like Keep away from this girl, always... are good songs and some are better than the ones right now. About the fact that they write only about love songs may be true but you know what they say, you write what they know and sorry if R5 doesn't write about the effects of drugs like others band do. And lastly some people really need to stop saying that R5 is a Disney band because ...more

R5 is an amazing band! They've worked really hard to be where they are, and there's no telling where they'll go. I've been to one of their concerts. They are AMAZING performers. I can tell how much they love what they do and just music itself. I would most defiantly follow them around on any future tours and go to all of they're concerts if I were rich. I LOVE that their content isn't explicit yet not pre-teen sounding. I will be a fan forever

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!

I love r5 with all of my heart. They are number one to me.

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9ColdplayColdplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed ...read more.

You can consider their two newest albums pop rock, but overall they are alternative rock. But even so they do incoporate pop elements a lot into their newer albums because they like to experiment and come up with new sounds and ideas. They are by far the best in music, whether it's rock, pop rock, alt rock. They don't really belong to any genre because they can pull off anything so beautifully. From A head full of dreams to their first album Parachutes, they have the most meaningful lyrics, the most amazing music, and always try something new to intrigue their listeners. Each album is distinct from the next, they are still the same coldplay since their first album, they just have different themes to their albums to show how they are feeling currently. Their quality of music is always at the top. They should be #1, with all the grammies and other awards they have won, and their immense popularity. They are by far the best band of the new millenium.

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.

I'm not saying it should be in the second place, but it should be definitely ahead of Maroon 5. Maroon 5 is not even a band - everybody (99.9999 %) who listen to them don't even know how many members they have (6, which 5 of them are totally replaceable anytime and are worthless). Their songs have no such power like other bands and I really think the Adam Levine is the only one who people give a care about. They really really really really really suck.

They're perfect I love them with all my heart

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10Avril 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 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!

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 Myself Am A Rock Kind Of Guy But I Don't Get Why Rock Listeners Hate Avril. She's Actually A Pretty Good Singer. Would Someone Tell Me Why They Hate Her? - 12cc

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11PinkAlecia Beth Moore known professionally as Pink, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.

Pink is one of the best pop rock singers, pink at least at top 10

The queen of pop rock. This goddesses needs to be number 1!

P! Nk is my queen. I love her. She and her music help me get through the day

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12My Chemical RomanceMy Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

I love My Chemical Romance although they changed their image after Black Parade. Still an awesome band. It's a massive shame that they had to break up after being together for so long - Danielsun182

How the bloody hell is My Chemical Romance pop rock? They way to heavy, some songs Evan have screaming! I admit there last album had a bit of pop rock songs like sing, but also pop punk, they ain't initially pop rock it isn't one of there genres I don't get why they on this list. They not a pop rock band! Alt rock, emo, post hardcore is more like them. They usually mix there genres together.

Just amazing love em, they gotta get back together, awesome songs, dead, I am not okay, love their albums and stuff

They are a good band with heavy guitar but according to me their guitar heavy heavy songs don't fit into pop

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13Bryan Adams

Definitely one of the better pop rock artists

He is the definition of pop rock..

14Train

I have never heard one of their songs that doesn't have emotion. Definitely my favorite band

I have nothing against Train, but they are not rock, at all. They're pure pop. Deal with it.

They are the best pop rock band of all time
love them so much they are best
pat voice is the best EVER!

Their just so musical and talented

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15One DirectionOne Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) are an English-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records ...read more.

I really don't know why this is even on this list, one direction is a crappy boy group that used to have five members but now is four. This group is way overrated. I mean, everything about them sucks. Their songwriting, their songs themselves and a lot more that makes them highly overrated. I suggest you check out OneRepublic, Imagine Dragons or The Fray instead because they are way better bands. Face the facts, One direction is crap. If you believe in those foolish teenage girls, get a life, seriously. As I said, their are a lot of other bands that have way more talent than one direction. Don't listen to those stupid teenage girls listen to the more experienced people who know what real music is. I am sure that if you want to be successful you shouldn't listen to this. Sorry to say that to all of the fans out their but its true. People have to move on in life than just listening to one direction. I suggest you listen to better music. Listen to real bands who actually know how to play ...more

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...

They are the best.

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16Michael JacksonMichael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. Michael Jackson was a singer, songwriter, producer, choreographer, entertainer and humanitarian. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King ...read more.

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

I want him as number 1 in this list

Come on guys, gotta help him and put him to number 1. Have you not seen his t-shirts. "KING OF POP". He should be for the next 100 years at least. If you do not like him but sorry cause you are a noob.

Best artist ever. He should not be on this list though. He's not really pop rock. Just pop

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17Robbie WilliamsRobert Peter "Robbie" Williams is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had commercial success as a solo artist.

There isn't another Artist that comes close to Robbie Williams, he's done some awesome rock songs and he is the king of pop-rock.

The biggest reason why I hate America, Robbie Williams isn't on the music stations. Take That is on the 90's stations, but Robbie Williams needs to be introduced to the American public.

The best pop rock Artist of all time

The Kings of Pop-Rock

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18Katy PerryKatheryn Elizabeth Hudson (Katy Perry) was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. Katy Perry is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. ...read more.

It does not say "bands" what are you guys talking about? - PatrickStar

Why is she on the list? She has never been a rock artist. She's pure pop. She's OK. Just doesn't belong on this list

Yeah on things that pops up on my mind! Is she a band? Laugh out loud

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19AerosmithAerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".

Aerosmith is not pop rock who put this on here?

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20Blink 182Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) ...read more.

Best Band? That's no question, because all know that the best band is Blink-182.

I hate it when people mistake simple pop punk bands for pop rock. Blink 182 is NOT POP ROCK they pop punk, there is a difference.

Better than anyone else on this list by far, but not pop rock, they're pop punk. Plain and simple.

Such a great band though.

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