Best Pop Rock Bands of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Coldplay 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 more.

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

Coldplay is easily the best band in its genre. They put on amazing live shows as well.

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2 OneRepublic 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 feel that One Republic is a very underrated band. They have a lot of talent, they aren’t sellouts like maroon 5 and their songs aren’t quite as overplayed as imagine dragons. I think Coldplay gets enough credit, I like enough of their music, but all of the songs On native that I’ve heard from on republic are very good, their new stuff isn’t that bad and songs like Counting Stars, I lived, and love runs out are awesome songs that weren’t played to death but were popular enough. I’m looking at you imagine dragons. believer, thunder. I like their old stuff, night visions is one of my favorite albums and smoke and mirrors is up there too

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

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 never made a bad song! - micahisthebest

2 words. THE. BEST. - HufflepuffGeekGirl

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4 The Script 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.

Best Irish Pop Rock Band. - RichardSSG

Hall of fame,superheroes (must see the video),the man who can't be moved,breakeven... - zxm

5 The Beatles 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 more.

The best pop rock band

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

People. It's the Beatles!

Should be in top 3 - casuit20

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6 Maroon 5 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.

Amazing! From Kara's Flowers to Maroon 5!

7 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One more.

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

Twenty One Pilots is the best thing in the world!

Should be higher, they have awesome songs. - micahisthebest

Really meaningful lyrics

8 Fall Out Boy 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*



9 American Authors American Authors

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

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

10 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 more.

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

The Newcomers

? Thirty Seconds To Mars Thirty Seconds To Mars Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band consists of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević.

They are starting to change their style of music to pop, although they were pure rock in their early days. - 10Jackson

The Contenders

11 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. 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 rock. Some more.

I think this is more Punk than Pop. - micahisthebest

Better than pop!

12 Kodaline 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

13 Simple Plan Simple Plan Simple Plan is a French-Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec. The band has released five studio albums.
14 Panic! at the Disco 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.
15 Blink 182 Blink 182 Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) more.

This is a more punk band. - micahisthebest

16 The Goo Goo Dolls 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.


17 One Direction 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 more.

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

One direction should be at one

Vote 1D


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18 Train 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.
19 Echosmith 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 more.
20 CHVRCHES 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.
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1. Maroon 5
2. Imagine Dragons
3. OneRepublic
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