Top 100 Pop Rock Songs

Also referred to as guitar rock, pop rock is a branch of rock music known for its smooth and soft approach to tunes.
Top 100 Pop Rock Songs
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The roots of pop rock emerged in the 1950s when bands and artists started experimenting with rock n roll music. Musical experimentations and jam sessions by musicians in the early 60s helped the pop rock sound evolve. The arrangement and musical structure of early rock n roll was altered leading to a lush textural sound that came into being as pop rock. Since the 60s numerous rock bands with a mellow/smooth sound have been categorized as pop rock. While the strains of pop rock sound have changed dramatically since the 60s the new sounds are slicker pop rooted in rock.

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standard chorus and verse format is popular with pop rock bands. While the approach of bands and artists may differ musically and structurally, it’s catchy grooves in the chorus or verse that gives pop rock its identity. Also, it’s the slick studio recording that distinguishes pop rock from rock music. The lyrical content of pop rock bands vary. Some of the popular themes in this format are love and relationships. Over the years the terms ‘power pop’ and ‘pop rock’ have been used to describe slicker forms of rock music. While pop rock is considered as a softer alternative to rock music, the opinion in regard with pop rock as a distinctive genre is debated by musicians and critics.

In the 60s the term ‘pop rock’ was also used as a term of opposition in the realms of rock music to more accessible and commercially successful rock bands with a slick pop influences. While the pop rock movement originated in the US and UK, over the years a number of bands from Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, and Australia have emerged with a distinctive European pop rock sound. Globally the pop rock sound is excessively popular with teenagers. While the debate about establishing pop rock as a genre continues…here’s some of the best pop-rock gems.

100 Greatest Pop Rock Songs

  1. Imagine- John Lennon
  2. Every Breath You Take- The Police
  3. Pour Some Sugar On Me- Def Leppard
  4. Summer of 69- Bryan Adams
  5. I’m A Believer- The Monkees
  6. Brown Eyed Girl- Van Morrison
  7. Can’t Fight This Feeling- REO Speedwagon
  8. Faithfully- Journey
  9. Baker Street- Gerry Rafferty
  10. Waiting For A Girl Like You- Foreigner
  11. Everything I Do (I Do It For You- Bryan Adams)
  12. Africa- Toto
  13. Radio Ga Ga- Queen
  14. Making Love Out of Nothing At All- Air Supply
  15. All The Young Dudes- Mott The Hoople
  16. You’re The Only Woman- Ambrosia
  17. Ready For Love- Bad Company
  18. You Are The Woman- Firefall
  19. Here I Am- Bryan Adams
  20. To The Moon and Back- Savage Garden
  21. Maggie May- Rod Stewart
  22. Open Arms- Journey
  23. Yellow- Coldplay
  24. Right Here Waiting- Richard Marx
  25. Too Much Love Will Kill You- Queen
  26. I Want To Know What Love Is- Foreigner
  27. Keep On Loving You- REO Speedwagon
  28. All By Myself- Eric Carmen
  29. If You Leave Me Now- Chicago
  30. Broken Wings- Mr. Mister
  31. Man On A Wire- The Script
  32. If- Bread
  33. Tears In Heaven- Eric Clapton
  34. Hysteria- Def Leppard
  35. Drops of Jupiter- Train
  36. I Want To Break Free- Queen
  37. All Out of Love- Air Supply
  38. Drive- The Cars
  39. You Can Do Magic- America
  40. Iris- Goo Goo Dolls
  41. You’re Beautiful- James Blunt
  42. Hazard- Richard Marx
  43. Go All The Way- Raspberries
  44. Just Remember I Love You- Firefall
  45. The Flame- Cheap Trick
  46. I Want To Hold Your Hand- The Beatles
  47. Feel Like Making Love- Bad Company
  48. Total Eclipse of The Heart- Bonnie Tyler
  49. We are the Champions- Queen
  50. This Love- Maroon 5
  51. Love Bites- Def Leppard
  52. Gravity- John Mayer
  53. Sailing Christopher Cross
  54. The Air That I Breathe- The Hollies
  55. Hard To

    Say I’m Sorry- Chicago
  56. Babe- Styx
  57. Surrender- Cheap Trick
  58. Reminiscing- Little River Band
  59. I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight- Cutting Crew
  60. Free Fallin’- Tom Petty
  61. September Gurls- Big Star
  62. Don’t Stop Believin’- Journey
  63. Summer Breeze- Seals & Crofts
  64. Kiss You All Over- Exile
  65. More Than Words- Extreme
  66. Horse With No Name- America
  67. She Loves You- The Beatles
  68. Come Sail Away- Styx
  69. Ride Like The Wind- Christopher Cross
  70. I Want To Make It With You- Bread
  71. How Much I Feel- Ambrosia
  72. Wonderful Tonight- Eric Clapton
  73. Africa- Toto
  74. Just What I Needed- The Cars
  75. Science and Faith- The Script
  76. I’m Not In Love- 10cc
  77. Under Pressure- Queen
  78. Walk of Life- Dire Straits
  79. How Can you Mend A Broken Heart- Bee Gees
  80. Oh Sherrie- Steve Perry
  81. My Sharona- The Knack
  82. Couldn’t I Just Tell You- Todd Rundgren
  83. Every Teardrop is a Waterfall- Coldplay
  84. 1973- James Blunt
  85. Sugar We’re Goin’ Down- Fall Out Boy
  86. Lady- Styx
  87. The Man Who Can’t Be Moved- The Script
  88. Now and Forever- Richard Marx
  89. Another One Bites The Dust- Queen
  90. Please Forgive Me- Bryan Adams
  91. Sultans of Swing- Dire Straits
  92. No Matter What- Badfinger
  93. Even The Nights Are Better- Air Supply
  94. She Will Be Loved- Maroon 5
  95. Welcome To My Life- Simple Plan
  96. The Ballroom Blitz- Sweet
  97. Angelia- Richard Marx
  98. Money For Nothing- Dire Straits
  99. Have you Ever Really Loved A Woman- Bryan Adams
  100. Goodbye- Air Supply


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  • Sparkster  20-05-2017
    Excellent list. As a huge music fan, especially of rock music, I can safely say I love nearly every single one of these tracks.
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    • realityspeaks  05-12-2017
      Thank you. I'm a huge fan of rock music too, and that feeling when you listen to your favorite track is incredible.
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  • misterdd  18-05-2017
    Great work. I remember many of them since I was child, they had epic status.
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    • realityspeaks  05-12-2017
      Thank you. Yes, songs do evoke special memories.
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