Top 10 European Pop Rock SongsMetal_Treasure I noticed that European pop rock songs are less known than American and even Canadian pop rock songs so I made this list.
Keep in mind that most of these music artists also played other genres and not every song by them is pop rock, meaning these music artists may have better or more popular songs but if these songs aren't pop rock, they can't be on this list.
I gave preference to songs with more rock feel. Why? Because the genre name is Pop ROCK and not rock pop. Pop Rock is rock with pop and not pop with a little bit of rock.
The Top Ten
Roxette played the purest form of pop rock so don't be surprised they have several songs in the top 10.
Their songs are guitar-driven and you clearly hear the guitars (guitars speak rock) and songs often have strong guitar riffs and solos ("strong" for pop rock), vocals are rock vocals (i.e. with a slight rasp), and so on.
Roxette are a Swedish duo with both male and female lead vocals. - Metal_Treasure
A pop rock ballad - this is how it should be done: it's a pop rock ballad but guitars are there, it even has a guitar solo, etc. - Metal_Treasure
It's probably his heaviest/hardest song.
Also give a listen to the metal cover by Flotsam and Jetsam and you will fully realize the rock/metal potential of this song. - Metal_Treasure
This song is usually considered power pop and not pop rock but honestly some Roxette songs are harder than this one and Roxette are labelled pop rock. This is the reason I added Hysteria by Def Leppard. If The Look by Roxette is pop rock, Hysteria is even more pop (rock) because it's softer. - Metal_Treasure
This to me is the greatest Pop Rock song of all time - christangrant
I really like The Cardigans. They used to be a rather poppy group before Lovefool, and then they started to go through a more edgy route that I really like. I know it's cliche to like the hits, but I really like this.
And not here because of Gran Turismo. - Swellow
This band and this song are currently very popular but I didn't put it very high because it's barely rock to me. - Metal_Treasure
This to me is the only good Coldplay song - christangrant
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