Best Pop Rock Bands of All Time

The Top Ten
1 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.

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

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...

A classic. Their lyrics are one of the best, combined with their determined efforts defines them.

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

2 Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons is an American pop rock band from Provo, Utah, and are now based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman. The band first gained exposure with the release of their ...read more.

Their music style is very different from other bands ... They are a beautiful blend of different genres ... Critics hate them because they aren't rock but in my openion we shouldn't fall into genres and judge an artist ...
Imagine dragons are the best!

I still wait desperately for Imagine Dragons to come back and take the world by storm.
Thet deserve being at spot 1.
The most deserving one.

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.

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

3 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.

My opinion on Coldplay has actually changed. I now think this band is very good and they are probably the best pop rock band out there. Their music is very chilled out, has emotional lyrics to some of their songs and the instruments used in their songs works very well. Also they never really went downhill over the years.

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.

Nearly as many hits as The Beatles and they're still just halfway through... certainly on of the greats!

just the best. I mean, if the beatles and the beach boys didn't exist. but they're still one of the best. id like to see maroon 5 or imagine dragons make A rush of blood to the Head, a Viva la Vida, or Parachutes. wheres keane?

4 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.

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.

Really meaningful lyrics

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.

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.

I actually love maroon 5 and oneRepublic but I had to vote for maroon 5. their songs gives you the chills, and you don't get bored of their music easily. they still manage to make some crazy songs. I'm a fan of them since I was 9. I'm seventeen now and I still love them. they deserve to be above the script. and if you never listened to them, or you don't like them. listen to 'never leave this bed' and I'm pretty sure you'll change your mind about them

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

6 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 tunes of all.
I am so surprised less people know them.
Favorites on the list, they deserve a top spot.

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

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

By far the best.

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.

Really, the imagine dragons and the script in front of these legends.

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

Incomparable - made rock-pop a genuine and distinct art form.

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.
9 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.

One direction is the best band on the planet
they are funny , they are awesome singers ,and are very kind to their fans so what else do you need in a band . P.S they are very handsome

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!

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

Best Band I have ever known! Should not be anything less than 1st!

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 surely have pop influences, but I wouldn't call them pop rock. They made only an album with some pop rock songs

The Contenders
11 Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk, punk 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 of their ...read more.

Better than pop!

12 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.

Brendon Urie... Need I say more?

Is just so good

13 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.
14 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.

Feels like yesterday, luck, hit it, believer.

15 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.
16 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.

17 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.

Vote them. Some Nights and We Are Young are awesome.

18 Michael Learns to Rock
19 Switchfoot Switchfoot is an American alternative rock band from San Diego, California. The band plays as a quintet.
20 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.

My Cat likes them.

It's so amazing!

So good songs

21 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.
22 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.

The best Pop Music of all the time.

23 DNCE DNCE is an American pop rock band. The group consists of members Joe Jonas, Jack Lawless, Cole Whittle, and JinJoo Lee.
24 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.
25 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.
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