Top Ten Best Pop Rock Artists
OneRepublic always has the best songs! They combine their songs beautifully, and fluently. Ryan Tedder has one of the most underrated voices. He can hit notes perfectly. The whole band has such an impact on how pop rock is looked at now days. You can't find a song off Native that you won't like. Okay maybe that was a little too much, but really they have great songs. If you haven't heard Feel Again, or Something I need, I'd advise you to check them out. I'm sure you have already heard If I lose myself. Their songs put you in a great mood if your in the worst. Easily the best pop rock band and personally my favorite as well. I use to be really big into Rap, but after I began to listen to OneRepublic I couldn't stop! It's amazing how much you can really love songs after you listen to them. Great band, none of the lower bands or singers compare! GO ONEREPUBLIC!
OneRepublic forever! Do not let society fool you. This band is the most unique band there is. From lyrics to instruments to genres to anything. OneRepublic is that! The frontman of the band, Ryan Tedder wrote a lot of great songs that plenty people didn't know he wrote. He even writes for Maroon5 too, so when you hear a song from Maroon5 and thinks that Adam Levine (the singer of Maroon5) wrote it, well think again! Maroon5 don't always write their own songs, although, on the other hand, OneRepublic always have in the past and always will write their own songs. This is what makes them so different from all the others. They use a wide variety of instruments like a cello, bongos, or even a glockenspiel which is like a xylophone in fancier terms. They use different fusions of genres, which shows that they bassicly don't have a genre. Once it sounds good to them, they will make it. They're lyrics are just the best. Hey talk about life, love, and other things that are really worth a listen ...more
Onerepublic is one of the few bands that have brought something new to the pop scene.
Vocalist Ryan Tedder is charismatic singer that any band would want. Her vocal range is very large and he also has very charismatic voice and good sense of rhythm and he also have the ability to pull out falsetto with ease. I like Onerepublics music because they combine different elements from different genres of music like rap and classical music for example and you can see that in many songs. Also another band that should be on the top in this list is Imagine Dragons. Their music is kinda similar to Onerepublic but they have more electro, arena rock/pop sound with huge drum sounds and VERY powerful vocals with great diversity on their sound
Seriously, honestly, truely, really One Republic is THE BEST pop rock band... They don't sing like or think like ordinary singers. They do what others can't... Songs like stop and stare, all I need, secrets (my favorite) really show what they are capable of... Not singing about the typical topics of love, hate, lame relationships but many other things that are there in life but no other singer dares to bring up so beautifully... That's why I've loved them always...
Yes! I think they should be number one. Their songs are so catchy and awesome, but really meaningful at the same time! They're brilliant! And I don't care what the haters think, V was super awesome! My top 3 favorite songs ever are on V! And Overexposed, Hands all Over, It Won't Be Soon Before Long, and Songs About Jane are also brilliant. Adam Levine is the best singer of all time (in my opinion). I was listening to This Love when I wrote this!
Maroon 5 actually do stand out the most with their unique mix of rock, funk and neo-soul. All of Maroon 5's songs are at least co-written by Adam Levine and most of their songs are written by the band. Although OneRepublic hasn't collaborated with too many outside writers yet, there is a chance they are headed down that road (I hope not because I love them too, but Ryan Tedder's presence may warrant that.) True Ryan Tedder has written for others (including co-writing a few Maroon 5 songs) but Adam Levine has also collaborated with others in performing and songwriting including with Gym Class Heroes and Slash. Even though Maroon 5's music is now less rock than it used to be (who's music isn't nowadays? ), but it's still quality music with plenty of traces of their roots. It may be a little harder to tell under the modern production, songwriting and instrumentation collaborations, but Maroon 5 is still the best "pop rock" band out there.
Why is Maroon 5 doing here...
Anybody who thinks that Maroon 5 is one of the greatest bands of all time are probably 12 year old kids whose favorite artists are Bieber and Ariana Grande.
None of their songs sound good to me after I found Led Zeppelin, oasis, the script, Coldplay, Beatles, nickelback, and Green Day.
The vocal uses too much autotune for a rock band.
They should be around 20th place or something.
Maroon 5 is modern, the Beatles have much fame but they are what they call 'old school'. Now a days Maroon 5 is an option alternative of the future to choose at free will sort of thing. The first place 'One Republic' have not given a chance yet. Maroon 5 is enter and play safe which is why it is a good go to band. It should be first possibly to sight towards future time.
Honestly, I was perfectly okay with their new album, even though it was more pop than punk. They really know how to transition from the emo band they were to the pop-punk legends they are now.
Loved their old alt rock/ pop rock stuff! Really unique and had some great tunes that sadly didn't get any appreciation. But their new music is pop. Still should be higher up.
Fall out boy is one of the worst bands of all time. Their music is straight up annoying. I cannot listen to the intro to "young volcanoes" one more time or I will go insane.
They are the best! I mean fallout boy are legend! All of there songs are hits! They deserve the 1st place. One Republic's time is long gone...
Fallout Boy forever!
The Beatles may or may not deserve to be on an entirely different list of something "above pop rock". However, when you listen to the nature of their songs and songs from other famous rock bands like The Rolling Stones and The Police and artists like Elvis Presley, their music isn't that far of a cry from these "pop rockers" like Maroon 5, OneRepublic, Train, etc. No I'm not saying that the newer ones are better than or as good as they were in music or legendary status. Yes I'm saying these current bands listed are closer to the original essence of rock music than bands like Linkin Park or any other nu metal or hardcore/metal core bands. Maybe this got a little off topic but that's just a little spill. Anyway, The Beatles definitely deserve to be at the top of this list because they were "pop" and "rock" (which aren't always different), had great music and were/are one of the most influential and recognized artists of all time.
They created rock music! And what is One Direction doing in front of them? They are not the new Beatles! Like Paul McCartney said, it's the kiss of death, if you are called the next Beatles, then you are expected to do what they did - change the world. One Direction will never change the world...
The Beatles did NOT create rock music. The originals of rock music go back a lot further than them and they did NOT change the world. In any event, The Beatles' songs are mainly POP, not rock. That's an insult to Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones, The Animals and other famous rockers.
First of all, the Beatles pretty much invented GOOD music. They invented pop rock music, I mean really, who would not like just one song? Pretty much all of their songs are catchy. If the Beatles were never around, there'd be 2 things: a bunch of music wouldn't be good today and I wouldn't have a favorite band.
I CANNOT believe that anyone would think that Maroon 5 is in any way, shape or form better than The Script ( and this is coming from someone who absolutely loves Maroon 5 too). The script should be Number 1 or at least 2. They're just amazing and so consistent in their delivery of the most beautiful and soul touching songs ever. They also write and produce all their songs themselves so you know when they pour our their hearts on a track, that's really what they're feeling at that time. The way I like to think about it is: whatever situation you're in, there's a The Script song for you. come on people, these Irish guys are incredible.
Stupid people. I think those who didn't vote for The Script haven't listened them. OneRepublic is good but you get bored with their music quite quickly. The Beatles is the most overrated band. Imagine Dragons are new and their only one album is pop rock. Maroon 5 is mostly pop band.The Script is the best pop rock band. They have so many good songs. So many. It feels like as if all their songs are singles.
If they call Eminem the lyric genius of rap, The Script is the lyric genius of pop-rock and R&B. The lyrics of their songs are great. I just love all their songs!
The Script is the best band in the world. Sure, I also love OneRepublic and Maroon 5, but after hearing them all live, I would have to say that Danny O'Donoghue (the lead singer) is the best.
Imagine Dragons are very underrated but some of their songs get very popular in a short time. Listen to their new album. It's good. And Demons and Warriors are their absolute best.
This band is pure genius. Its lyrics are amazing, it has its own style, its music is amazing, and more. Also Dream is a really good song, you all should try to listen to it a few times.
I used to hate them "because they are metal", but now I like them since they start mixing genres together. Radioactive is garbage, but Thunder and some others are AWESOME.
They are more of an electronic rock band but their style and sound of music is really catchy. there are many dam good pop rock bands but this one has some feel
Yes! Avril deserves to be at least in the top 5 if not the first. She is such an inspiration to all the kids worldwide and my parents love her music too. It has such a deep meaning in almost everything she writes. She is my idol-the best artist in the world! I grew up listening to her songs without knowing that they were by her. When I really started to listen to music, I figured out that avril was the rock goddess behind all of it. Now, I truly admire her, for she is so amazing. She never disappoints her fans, ans always comes out with great music. I love you Avril!
I thought, she would be number 1, maybe 3, but 31?!? I don't really listen to pop rock (normally rock and metal) but Let Me Go brought me to her music because of Chad Kroeger. Then I listened to Complicated, Girlfriend, What The Hell and it was just perfect. She's definitely the best with the Beatles, BUT One Direction is not pop rock!
Avril Lavinge is the best thing which has happened to my Music World. I grew up listening to her songs. She can do it all. Be it very touching and emotional songs like When you're Gone, Happy Ending or fun and peppy numbers like Complicated and Girlfriend.
She's just the best
Avril may have started out as teen-pop, but her talent is broad enough to appeal to a variety of audiences. I like how she incorporates elements of rock in her songs instead of just being autotuned. They play her music in the movie "Augusta, Gone".
Just another teen pop group who's meant to appeal to teen girls based on their looks. EXACTLY like 1D in sound and genre. Talent wise, at least 1D has good looks to justify their fame. R5 doesn't even have that. And the fact that their fans treat Ross like God, claiming he is a better singer than Freddie Mercury and a better guitarist than Jimi Hendrix--R5 fans, learn what music is. Their songs are just autotuned pop that only has a catchy synth beat, the lyrics have no meaning except to be a generic pop song. If you want real music, listen to Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix. If not, keep listening to your Disney music.
R5 is just not a new teen pop Disney group. They worked so hard and from the beginning and never gave up and look where they are now. Some people may say that they don't have talent, I respect their opinion because I'm not a crazy fan girl, but just so you know they learn to play the instruments they play right now they aren't just some pretty boy (and girl) who sings and people like that I could make you a list right now beginning with 1D. And to the person that says that they can't write songs, it's just because you have listened to the new songs. The new are not completely written by them but the old ones like Keep away from this girl, always... are good songs and some are better than the ones right now. About the fact that they write only about love songs may be true but you know what they say, you write what they know and sorry if R5 doesn't write about the effects of drugs like others band do. And lastly some people really need to stop saying that R5 is a Disney band because ...more
R5 is an amazing band! They've worked really hard to be where they are, and there's no telling where they'll go. I've been to one of their concerts. They are AMAZING performers. I can tell how much they love what they do and just music itself. I would most defiantly follow them around on any future tours and go to all of they're concerts if I were rich. I LOVE that their content isn't explicit yet not pre-teen sounding. I will be a fan forever
Uhm, yes. I've been to their concerts and they're really good live, too. THEY GIVE GREAT HUGS by the way. Anyway, not the point. I really do love them and I respect others' opinions. But just a warning... R5Family is going to flip when you say "They're horrible." It feels like a stab in the heart. Until you actually listen to their music, you can't judge it. IT ISN'T A Disney BAND! Yes, Ross started out on Disney on Austin and Ally and that is how they got recognized. But, if you listen to the lyrics... They are obviously not a Disney Band. Riker is in Glee. Rydel was in Bunheads. Ellington was on the first episode of Victorious and Ellington and Rocky were in The Wedding Band. The Wedding Band is rated R, Glee is T.V.-14, Bunheads isn't for younglings either... So Disney Band? No. GREAT band? In my opinion, yes. New Pop Disney group? Nope. A band that knows how to play instruments and writes their own music (Unlike a lot of famous artists)? Absolutely.
The queen of pop rock. This goddesses needs to be number 1!
The queen of pop rock
P! Nk is my queen. I love her. She and her music help me get through the day
This band is the best. Their music has evolved a lot since their first album but I feel like the fans transitioned with then and now the band is greater than ever.
Hayley Williams is amazing she is so kind.Yes I've met her.She has an amazing voice and I think she should be higher on the list so check out their songs and vote for paramore.
They are amazing! I personally think they need to be higher!
Paramore is amazing, specifically Still Into You and Ain't it Fun, and Hayley Williams has been in many other great songs such as Airplanes and Stay the Night
He is the definition of pop rock..
He is obviously the best on this list. I mean hell no to one direction and one republic and katy perry. They don't even make real music. It's just computer generated lipsyncing crap that should never have even been created. Elton John is organic good and authentic.
He is without a doubt the best Pop Rock artist, I find it laughable that bad fake pop rock artists such as Coldplagirism, 1D, Imagine Dragons, and Katy Perry, are above him, they all can't compare to John and all of those artists are overrated. and give pop rock a bad name.
You can consider their two newest albums pop rock, but overall they are alternative rock. But even so they do incoporate pop elements a lot into their newer albums because they like to experiment and come up with new sounds and ideas. They are by far the best in music, whether it's rock, pop rock, alt rock. They don't really belong to any genre because they can pull off anything so beautifully. From A head full of dreams to their first album Parachutes, they have the most meaningful lyrics, the most amazing music, and always try something new to intrigue their listeners. Each album is distinct from the next, they are still the same coldplay since their first album, they just have different themes to their albums to show how they are feeling currently. Their quality of music is always at the top. They should be #1, with all the grammies and other awards they have won, and their immense popularity. They are by far the best band of the new millenium.
Coldplay are the single most commercially successful alternative rock band of the new millennium, and there's a good reason for that. If you love music in general, I know for a fact that you love or will love at least a huge chunk of Coldplay's. Doesn't matter what genre you like the best.
Come on people! Cold play is definitely top 10! This is something to argue about because some young British pricks called 1D (OneDick) Is ahead of one of the best bands of all time. Please vote for cold play, they really need to be in the top ten right now, infact, the top 5. Coldplay is one of the best!
Coldplay is 15?! Not good... At all
From Parachutes to mylo xyloyo all of their albums are pure gold
How the bloody hell is My Chemical Romance pop rock? They way to heavy, some songs Evan have screaming! I admit there last album had a bit of pop rock songs like sing, but also pop punk, they ain't initially pop rock it isn't one of there genres I don't get why they on this list. They not a pop rock band! Alt rock, emo, post hardcore is more like them. They usually mix there genres together.
Why is taylor swift, katy perry and Demi levato on this list? They are NOT rock. My chemical romance, blink 182, all time low, fall out boy sum 41, paramore? I would add in all the classics ( Beatles, rolling stones, stone roses, ) but they go without saying - Daisy.
I love My Chemical Romance although they changed their image after Black Parade. Still an awesome band. It's a massive shame that they had to break up after being together for so long
I feel like this should be number 1. My Chemical Romance are like kings. There us nothing to hate about this band, you just can't.
I really don't know why this is even on this list, one direction is a crappy boy group that used to have five members but now is four. This group is way overrated. I mean, everything about them sucks. Their songwriting, their songs themselves and a lot more that makes them highly overrated. I suggest you check out OneRepublic, Imagine Dragons or The Fray instead because they are way better bands. Face the facts, One direction is crap. If you believe in those foolish teenage girls, get a life, seriously. As I said, their are a lot of other bands that have way more talent than one direction. Don't listen to those stupid teenage girls listen to the more experienced people who know what real music is. I am sure that if you want to be successful you shouldn't listen to this. Sorry to say that to all of the fans out their but its true. People have to move on in life than just listening to one direction. I suggest you listen to better music. Listen to real bands who actually know how to play ...more
One Direction has been number one in 37 countries. They also have better looks than any other band in history. Also they conquered the world in only one year they won so many Brit awards that they had to make more just for them. They also won a Global Success Award. On October 2011 they're first concert sold out in 10.7 seconds, which is a record. They also perform at the 2012 Olympic Games They may have lost the seventh season of the x factor UK but they're more popular than the person who actually won it, and they' stole the heart of millions of girls across the world.
I really think that they should be much higher on the list...and to all the haters I think probably they r just jealous of their success than any other band on the planet. They are where they are because of their talent, their smashing songs and yES their looks are a bonus to it...but this doesn't deny the fact of how hardworking they are... Those guys have give is 4 super hit amazing albums in just 4 years...while going on world tours. This clearly shows how much they are capable of...and craticising them would never ever change that
To all the ignorant fools out there, they ARE pop-rock. Anybody who's listened to Midnight Memories knows that... Half the songs in MM are clearly classified as POP-ROCK. And they DESERVE to be in the top 5. They are THE most talented singers in 30 million girls' opinion.
I am a huge fan of train. I have listened all of their greatest hits and the best selling ones..
Patrick is really a great singer...
I have nothing against Train, but they are not rock, at all. They're pure pop. Deal with it.
I have never heard one of their songs that doesn't have emotion. Definitely my favorite band
They are the best pop rock band of all time
love them so much they are best
pat voice is the best EVER!
Come on guys, gotta help him and put him to number 1. Have you not seen his t-shirts. "KING OF POP". He should be for the next 100 years at least. If you do not like him but sorry cause you are a noob.
He's my idol, he's the reason I fell in love with music, he should be number one. All the voters are just teenage girls who think they know real music.
He is music! Michael Jackson is music! Rip the king of pop. We will remember your music forever.
How the hell is the King of Pop No.96. This is absurd, I'm going to call the music police about this
I don't think she belongs on this list...
She has not much talent in her.
Why is she on the list? She has never been a rock artist. She's pure pop. She's OK. Just doesn't belong on this list
Oh come on. Up there, it says 'BANDS'. Not musicians. Have nothing against Katy Perry.
It does not say "bands" what are you guys talking about?
Queen isn't pop rock, they are rock and one of the best rock bands that this world has seen. They are simply gods.
Screw genre. Queen is awesome!
Life is like queen
The biggest reason why I hate America, Robbie Williams isn't on the music stations. Take That is on the 90's stations, but Robbie Williams needs to be introduced to the American public.
There isn't another Artist that comes close to Robbie Williams, he's done some awesome rock songs and he is the king of pop-rock.
Slane Castle 1999 has got to be the best pop rock gig I've ever been to.
This band saved my life! The first time I heard "You Found Me" I cried. Their songs have a powerful meaning. And Isaac Slade's voice is AMAZING. I never heard a band more beautiful than them
Just some quality music, great voice, deep and meaningful lyrics. Waaay better than most of the artists above. Just sad to see such talent being so underrated.
Way better than 1D.Teenage girls, listen too some quality music like this instead of generic 1D songs.
Why isn't this band higher on the list? How to save a life and Over my Head were huge hits back then!
The very best Three-part harmony of all time (quote George Martin producer) the very best songwriters and on the top 10 for five consecutive decades. No need to say more, they are the top!
Great songs and harmony
Whait a minute, how are they behind One fking direction!? Are you kidding me? These guys are just awesome and they deserve the numb... what is One republic doing here? Anyway, Blink 182 is just the best band ever. Wow, One republic number one...
I hate it when people mistake simple pop punk bands for pop rock. Blink 182 is NOT POP ROCK they pop punk, there is a difference.
Better than anyone else on this list by far, but not pop rock, they're pop punk. Plain and simple.
Best Band? That's no question, because all know that the best band is Blink-182.
Aerosmith is not pop rock who put this on here?
They're just normal rock.