Best Power Pop Songs

The Top Ten

1 Buddy Holly - Weezer Buddy Holly - Weezer Cover Art

I can't belive. HOW THIS SONG IS NOT IN #1?

2 Shake Some Action - Flamin' Groovies Shake Some Action - Flamin' Groovies Cover Art

I absolutely dig this song. It's my favorite on the list. I think the Groovies deserve a lot more recognition. - Gg2000

3 Now - The Plimsouls Now - The Plimsouls Cover Art
4 Walkin' on the Sun - Smash Mouth Walkin' on the Sun - Smash Mouth Cover Art
5 Cruel to Be Kind - Nick Lowe Cruel to Be Kind - Nick Lowe Cover Art

Even before I knew who the heck Nick Lowe was, this song would get stuck in my head every so often that I heard it. A bona-fide earworm with plenty of energy. - Gg2000

6 I Found a Way - Drake Bell I Found a Way - Drake Bell Cover Art
7 (She's A) Runaround - The Undertones
8 Hollywood Girl - Drake Bell Hollywood Girl - Drake Bell Cover Art
9 Surrender - Cheap Trick Surrender - Cheap Trick Cover Art
10 Working for the Weekend - Loverboy Working for the Weekend - Loverboy Cover Art

The Contenders

11 It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) - R.E.M. It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) - R.E.M. Cover Art
12 I Know - Drake Bell I Know - Drake Bell Cover Art
13 Another Girl, Another Planet - The Only Ones Another Girl, Another Planet - The Only Ones Cover Art
14 September Gurls - Big Star

Surprised that Big Star isn't in the top ten, considering that #1 Record and Radio City are two of the first proper examples of power pop. - Gg2000

15 Makes Me Happy - Drake Bell Makes Me Happy - Drake Bell Cover Art
16 I Want You to Want Me - Cheap Trick I Want You to Want Me - Cheap Trick Cover Art
17 Down We Fall - Drake Bell Down We Fall - Drake Bell Cover Art
18 Shake It Baby - The Cryers
19 All Star - Smash Mouth All Star - Smash Mouth Cover Art
20 I Guess You're Right - The Posies I Guess You're Right - The Posies Cover Art
21 Just What I Needed - The Cars Just What I Needed - The Cars Cover Art
22 Don't Come Close - The Ramones Don't Come Close - The Ramones Cover Art
23 Couldn't I Just Tell You - Todd Rundgren Couldn't I Just Tell You - Todd Rundgren Cover Art

Another primo early example of power pop. The song kicks off with an awesome acoustic guitar lick, goes with propulsive energy, and has an incredibly catchy chorus. - Gg2000

24 Dream Police - Cheap Trick Dream Police - Cheap Trick Cover Art
25 Love Comes - The Posies Love Comes - The Posies Cover Art
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