Best Pop Rock Bands of All Time

The Top Ten

1 Coldplay Coldplay 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.

The Best Band in the world. Which Band has produced so many successes and quality music as Coldplay? I've Never seen...
The album A Rush of Blood to the Head is the best of the 21st century.

Coldplay is one of the best band of all time. - RichardSSG

I love all the bands on this list, but Coldplay takes the cake! - BeastMan

Put Coldplay as the best band ever

2 OneRepublic OneRepublic 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.

They made a lot of good songs such as Good Life, I Lived, Marchin On, Heaven, The Less I Know, Life In Color, All We Are, All This Time, Mercy, Burning Bridges... - RichardSSG

Onerepublic should be number 1!

I know I voted for #Onerepublic but I still love coldplay... And onerepublic is my life

Best pop rock band ever!

3 Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons is an American pop 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.

Their songs have super deep meanings in them if heard and understood they deserve the top spot.

Imagine dragons is one of my favorite bands of all time. All and all, I voted for them because not only does their music make my ears happy, their song lyrics can also be deep and thought provoking. - MrPapa

This is the best pop rock and alternative rock band I have ever heard!

Imagine Dragons is an awesome band, and they have barely made a bad song! - micahisthebest

4 Maroon 5 Maroon 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 is one can listen from start to finish that is not Hip Hop like Moka Only. Also not as weak like Coldplay, and not as weird as Imagine Dragons. Thought Image Dragons is indie as well. Maroon 5 is fun love and upbeat through and practical through can notice in basically every song on most albums about them. - iliescu

Amazing! From Kara's Flowers to Maroon 5!

They don't make pop rock songs anymore, but their songs are really good! - TheFourthWorld

So GOOD

5 The Script The 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.

How are the Script not better then imagine dragons One Republic and cold play?

Because Imagine Dragons is amazing and The Script has Hall of fame and that's it - TheInsomniac

Best Irish Pop Rock Band. - RichardSSG

There are no words when it comes to how great The Script is...

By far the best.

6 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that is originally from Columbus, Ohio, who are best known for their songs "Stressed Out", "Heathens" and "Ride". Currently there are two members, Tyler Joseph (lead vocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizers, ukulele, bass and guitar) and Josh Dun (drums and ...read more.

They are really good but I don't know if you would call them pop rock - thatguy32

This band is my absolute favorite, I'm so obsessed with them.

Twenty one pilots is are really really good band they made all my FAVOURITE bands they rock

Twenty One Pilots is the best thing in the world!

7 The Beatles The 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.

I wouldn't call them pop-rock. Maybe some of their music is between the two genres, but it's more like because they're the root of both, not because they were intentionally combining the two. - Alkadikce

Ugh. I voted for them before reading this comment yeah you are right. - Powell

The best pop rock band

They deserve first place on every list having to do with music!

People. It's the Beatles!

8 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop 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.

BEST. BAND. EVER. *Drops Mic*

yup

Lit

BEST BAND TO EVER EXIST
AND WE WILL REMEMBER THEM FOR CENTURIES

9 Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk, punk rock, and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1986. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative ...read more.

Green Day is more of a punk band - micahisthebest

Better than pop!

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

They are pop.They were Rock.They Make Nu Metal too.SIMPLY BEST - wriddhak

The Contenders

11 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.

Already here -_- - TheInsomniac

Vote them.some nights,we are young awesome. - casuit20

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

This band is more punk than anything. - micahisthebest

13 ABBA ABBA were a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972 by members Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.

Best harmony of any band ever. sold more albums than the Beatles. Highest selling group of all time. Look it up fools.

How is this 13th best pop band ever

The best Pop Music of all the time.

14 Paramore Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York, and drummer Zac Farro.

It's so amazing!

So good songs

The BEST

15 American Authors American Authors is an American rock band based in New York City currently signed to Island Records. It currently consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Zac Barnett, lead guitarist and banjoist James Adam Shelley, bassist Dave Rublin, and drummer Matt Sanchez.

They Are The Only Pop/Indie Artist I Like...Inspite Of Being A Metalcore Lover

Feels like yesterday,luck,hit it,believer - zxm

16 Panic! at the Disco Panic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich.

P! ATD is the beeessst. There songs will give you super hype. I love Brendon urie,his voice,there music and there band

Brendon Urie... Need I say more?

Is just so good

Just amazing.

17 Michael Learns to Rock
18 Switchfoot Switchfoot is an American alternative rock band from San Diego, California. The band plays as a quintet.
19 Devo Devo is an American rock band from Akron, Ohio formed in 1973. Their classic lineup consisted of two sets of brothers, the Mothersbaughs and the Casales, along with Alan Myers. The band had a No. 14 Billboard chart hit in 1980 with the single "Whip It", the song that gave the band mainstream popularity. ...read more.
20 The Goo Goo Dolls The Goo Goo Dolls are an American rock band formed in 1986 in Buffalo, New York, by vocalist and guitarist John Rzeznik, vocalist and bassist Robby Takac, and drummer George Tutuska.

What they are TEN CHANGE NOOOWWW!

21 One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a British-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.

Get this piece of crap band off this list. Their songs are so meaningless.

Get this off the list - Gehenna

Why is One direction at 17? Why aren't they at 1? They are the best band in the universe. If you hate 1D, then you need to get a life. HATERS BACK OFF!

No, if you love them, you have opinions which you should respect - TheInsomniac

Always best in the world

22 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd was an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters ...read more.

Wait Pink Floyd in 29th place? What a disgrace! They are way better than Fallout Boy and Imagine Dragons. In fact PF should be sitting on cold play's head!

23 Jonas Brothers The Jonas Brothers are an American pop rock band. Formed in 2005, they gained popularity from their appearances on the Disney Channel television network.
24 DNCE DNCE is an American pop rock band. The group consists of members Joe Jonas, Jack Lawless, Cole Whittle, and JinJoo Lee.
25 Kodaline Kodaline is an Irish rock band. Originally known as 21 Demands, in 2012 the band changed its name to Kodaline.

Just listen high hopes by them - zxm

26 Simple Plan Simple Plan is a French-Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec. The band has released five studio albums.
27 Echosmith Echosmith is an American indie pop band formed in February 2009 in Chino, California. The band is composed of four siblings: Graham, Sydney, Noah, and Jamie Sierota. Echosmith started first as "Ready Set Go!" until they signed to Warner Bros. Records in May 2012.They are best known for their hit song ...read more.
28 Van Halen Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.
29 Hinder Hinder is an American rock band from Oklahoma that was formed in 2001 by drummer Cody Hanson, lead singer Austin Winkler and guitarist Joe "Blower" Garvey.
30 The Beach Boys The Beach Boys are an American pop rock band formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. The group's original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine.
31 The Chainsmokers The Chainsmokers are an American DJ and production duo consisting of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The EDM-pop duo achieved a breakthrough with their 2014 song "#Selfie", which was a top twenty single in several countries.
32 Train Train is an American roots rock band from San Francisco, formed in 1993. The band currently consists of Patrick Monahan, Jimmy Stafford, Jerry Becker, Luis Maldonaldo, Hector Maldonado, Drew Shoals, Nikita Houston and Sakai Smith.
33 CHVRCHES CHVRCHES is a Scottish synthpop band from Glasgow, formed in 2011. The band consists of Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook and Martin Doherty. The band, before formation, practiced playing with demo songs written mostly by Doherty.
34 Bon Jovi Bon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's ...read more.
35 Neon Trees Neon Trees is an American rock band from Provo, Utah. Known for their energetic live performances, the band received nationwide exposure in late 2008 when they opened several North American tour dates for the band The Killers.
36 The Fray The Fray is an American rock band from Denver, Colorado. Formed in 2002 by schoolmates Isaac Slade and Joe King, they achieved success with the release of their debut album, How to Save a Life in 2005, which was certified double platinum by the RIAA and platinum in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and ...read more.
37 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are an Australian rock band formed in Melbourne in 1983 by vocalist Nick Cave, multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey and guitarist Blixa Bargeld. The band has featured international personnel throughout its career and presently consists of Cave, violinist and multi-instrumentalist ...read more.
38 Boys Like Girls Boys Like Girls is an American pop rock band from Boston, Massachusetts. Formed in 2005, the group gained mainstream recognition when it released its self-titled debut album.
39 Oasis Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Developed from an earlier group, the Rain, the band originally consisted of Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs, Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan, and Tony McCarroll.

Tiny thing but the oasis logo you picked isn't the real one lmao - airway

40 Village People
41 X Ambassadors X Ambassadors is an American rock band from Ithaca, New York. It currently consists of lead vocalist Sam Harris, keyboardist Casey Harris, lead guitarist Noah Feldshuh, and drummer Adam Levin.

They have actually great songs. Probably underrated as well. I pretty much only heard them on the radio at night, but then that's when Renegades pops up, one of the songs that just makes you look up at the stars and night from your car window while the song is just casually playing in the background... - MirajaneStrauss

Actually really good songs...my favorite is Renegades

42 Bastille Bastille are an English indie pop band formed in 2010. The group began as a solo project by singer Dan Smith, who later decided to form a band. Beside Smith, the four-piece consists of Chris Wood, Will Farquarson, and Kyle Simmons.
43 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.
44 Tears for Fears Tears for Fears are an English pop/rock band formed in 1981 by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith. Founded after the dissolution of their first band, the mod-influenced Graduate, they were initially associated with the new wave synthesizer bands of the early 1980s but later branched out into mainstream rock ...read more.

Voted for Tears for Fears because I like them, but outraged that Foster the People is not on here. The only song any of you know is Pumped Up Kicks and maybe Color on the Walls. Foster the People should be in the top twenty AT LEAST.

Tears For Fears should be at number 1 or 2, Not underneath One Direction! - Gehenna

45 The Lovin Spoonful The Lovin' Spoonful is a U.S. rock band, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 and well known for a number of hit songs in the 1960s including "Summer in the City", "Do You Believe In Magic", "Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?", and "Daydream".
46 Depeche Mode Depeche Mode are an English electronic and synth-pop band formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex. The group's original line-up consisted of Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher, and Vince Clarke.

Still can't believe it, why is Depeche Mode that underrated?

Amazing

47 The Jackson 5 The Jackson 5, or Jackson Five, also known as The Jacksons in later years, is an American popular music group. Formed in 1963 under the name the Jackson Brothers, the founding members were Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon.
48 One OK Rock One OK Rock, is a Japanese rock band, formed in Tokyo, Japan in 2005. The band currently consists of Takahiro Moriuchi, Toru Yamashita, Ryota Kohama, and Tomoya Kanki.
49 Keane Keane are an English rock band from Battle, East Sussex, formed in 1995. The group currently comprises Tim Rice-Oxley, Richard Hughes, Jesse Quin and Tom Chaplin.
50 Clean Bandit Clean Bandit are a British electronic music group formed in Cambridge in 2008. The band consists of Grace Chatto, and brothers Jack and Luke Patterson.
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