Top Ten Best Pop Rock Artists

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41 Duran Duran Duran Duran Duran Duran are an English new wave/synthpop band formed in Birmingham in 1978. They were a successful band of the 1980s and a leading band in the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the US.

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

42 Kelly Clarkson Kelly 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 is my favorite singer. I got irritated when no little kids knew who she is.

Kelly clarkson is simply the best. That's it

43 Elton John Elton John

He is obviously the best on this list. I mean hell no to one direction and one republic and katy perry. They don't even make real music. It's just computer generated lipsyncing crap that should never have even been created. Elton John is organic good and authentic.

He is the INNOVATOR of Pop Rock music. He deserves the #1 spot!

44 Gwen Stefani Gwen Stefani

Gwen is now pop, but she used to be ska punk. But she does have a great voice.

45 Kiss Kiss Kiss is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the band's original manager, Lew Linet.

Are you out of your minds? Kiss are the gods of pop rock and you don't really need to think it through.

Is this some kind of joke!? Kiss is hard rock, heavy metal, glam metal! Please tell me how they are pop rock. I'd love to know

They are a hard rock band not pop rock - zxm

46 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift (Taylor Swift) is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing break up songs and for having more than 5 Grammys . She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching ...read more.

Back when Taylor's music was great, she was country pop and could produce songs that are actually pretty good. But she isn't pop rock.

Yes because taylor swift can sing pop rock... - sanemsbball

I really don't think that Talor swift is pop rock but more country but still her music is ok...

Pop not pop rock.doesn't deserve to be here - zxm

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47 Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk.
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49 Fun. Fun. Fun is an American indie pop band based in New York City. It was formed by Nate Ruess, former lead singer of The Format, with Andrew Dost of Anathallo and Jack Antonoff of Steel Train.

Surprised to see Fun. Here.

50 5 Seconds Of Summer 5 Seconds Of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney that formed in 2011. The group were originally YouTube celebrities, posting videos of themselves covering songs from various artists during 2011 and early 2012. They rose to international fame while touring with One Direction on the Take ...read more.

These guys aren't bad, they are possibly one of the best bands I have ever come across. Unlike a lot of musicians they actually care about their fans. I'm talking about the real fans, not ones who have sent hate or are sending hate to the people the guys care about, that is completely uncalled for. If you call yourself a fan you do not favor one person in the band, you love them all equally, support their decisions, and you are happy if they are. Not only are they the biggest supporters of their fans but they are extremely talented and deserve more encouragement than they actually receive. If you think you hate 5sos, just sit down listen to their music, pay close attention to the lyrics, research the boys in general. They are 4 big kids and like everyone else on this Earth they have made mistakes but they have managed to make up for them. So before you judge them, take time to actually get to know them.

They are not posers. If you look at their videos from when they just started YouTube, you can see that they actually have talent, unlike many other bands who just lipsync to everything. They are amazing live, and they do play their own instruments unlike a lot o father popular bands. They don't say that they're punk rock, but they are rock and alternative. They have grown musically since their first album. Sounds a Good Feels Good is such an amazing album and they deserve so much more recognition than they're getting. I love this band so much and everyone else's opinions won't change anything. They're getting so popular and I am so proud. They worked so hard to get where they are now. They went from performing in parks and on the streets to selling out arenas.

Hey person who wrote a nasty comment, they aren't posers. They became as popular as they are now because people discovered them. They know they aren't pop punk, they have never said that. They are pop rock because their music is based off guitar and has rock elements. Why else would they all play instruments? I also hate 1D so you could admit you're wrong. Anyway, they're amazing and don't listen to people saying "she looks so perfect and good girls are my favorites" because they haven't listened to anything but those.

They are my favourites IDIOTS on the whole planet. Love you guys❤️

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51 Toto Toto Toto is an American rock band formed in 1977 in Van Nuys in Los Angeles. The band's current lineup consists of Joseph Williams, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Steve Lukather, plus touring members Leland Sklar and Shannon Forrest.

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

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53 American Authors American Authors

I can't believe that they aren't at least top 25. - tjyutzy16

54 I See Stars I See Stars I See Stars is an American rock band that formed in 2006 based in Warren, Michigan. The band currently consists of vocalist Devin Oliver, guitarist Brent Allen, keyboardist and vocalist Andrew Oliver, and bass guitarist Jeff Valentine.

! I see stars has got to be one of the best bands ever!

I See STARS. I love them!

They bluddy metalhardcore! How is music like this pop rock? They Evan have screaming! They also considered EDM but pop rock? Hell no this is madness!

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56 Sum 41 Sum 41 Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band from Ajax, Ontario, Canada. Originally called Kaspir, the band was formed in 1996 and, as of 2015, consists of lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Deryck Whibley, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Baksh, co-lead guitarist/backing vocalist Tom Thacker, bassist/backing vocalist ...read more.

Sum 41 is one of those bands that you can just relate to

Oh no! This is just evil! They a punk band! Punk! Not pop rock! Punk! Look them up!

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57 Bruno Mars Bruno Mars Peter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer.

He deserves to be on the top ten

62?! SHOULD BE HIGHER, PEOPLE!

HE IS THE BEST! HOW HAS HE NOT BEEN NOMINATED YET?!?!

Ya bruuuno maars u are the next Michael Jackson in the whole world I'm one of your biggest fan go Bruno go bruno

58 Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes Shawn Peter Raul Mendes is a Canadian singer-songwriter and model. He attracted a following in 2013, when he began posting song covers on the popular video sharing application Vine.

he is best

59 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.

Linkin Park is a great band. They have made Nu metal, a genre that can sound bad (like in Limp Bizkit), great sounding to the ears. In The End will always be remembered forever for how awesome it is.

They have to be put here by mistake or something like that, but they don't sound close to pop rock

Linkin Park invented a genre. Not many people can do that, they deserve to be in top ten!

Who are we kidding?! LINKIN PARK is a popular rock band.. thus pop rock.

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60 Alanis Morissette Alanis Morissette

The queen of Alt rock. She is awesome!

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