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   Pop (an abbreviation of the word “popular”) music exists for mass-market appeal. Ideally, the intention of pop music is to achieve instant memorability. Most pop music is developed from a well-structured combination of repetitive melody and lyric lines (referred as “hooks”) that convey messages of varying importance. Pop is even more chameleon-like than rock in the way it can exist in e seemingly endless array of styles while maintaining its essential structural qualities. Generaly pop’s spiritual home is Top 40 and middle-of-the-road adult radio formats.[1]

     Alhough pop is rarely more than a fairly pleasant diversion, at its best it can possess powerful  sentiment  and melodic invention that transcend mere craftsmanship; consider, for example, a deceptively simple song like the BeatlesYesterday”. Exaples: Bread, the Carpenters, Neil Diamond, Michael Bolton, Art Garfunkel, Lionel Richie, Sade, Simply Red, Dione Warwick, and Swing Out Sister.[1]

     Pop rock is description is applied to a commercially accessible blend or pop song craftsmanship and production values, which still incorporates elements of rock’s immediacy. Artists who have delved into this approach include: Bon Jovi, Peter Frampton, Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel,  the Guess Who, Extreme, and World Party.[1]


1. "All Music Guide. The Best CD's, Albums & Tapes. The Expert's guide to the best releases from thousands of artists in all types of Music". Edited by Michael Erlewine, Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra.  Publisher: Miller Freeman Books, ISBN 0-87930-331-X. p. 9-10

Pop Rock bands starting with 'D': 7 bands in database

Dantalian's Chariot (United Kingdom)David Garrick & The Dandy (United Kingdom)
Detective (United States)Doctor Father (United Kingdom)
Dodgers (United Kingdom)Dum (United Kingdom)
Spencer Davis Group (United Kingdom)

Pop Rock artists starting with 'D': 71 artists in database

Alex DmochowskiAndy Dalby
Arty DaviesAynsley Dunbar
Bill DrummondBilly Davidson
Chip DouglasChris Demetriou
DaveDave Dowle
DawnDenny Doherty
Derek DampierFerenc Debreczeni
Frank DiezFrank DIxon
Frank DostalGary Driscoll
Gavin DavidGeoff Dunn
Graham Carter DimmockGraham Davidge
Graham DaviesHans-Werner Doering
Jürgen DollaseJürgen Drews
Jay DavisJeff Dean
Jennifer DenittoJimmy Dunning
John D'ArcyJohn Dawson
John DurrillKarol Dicaire
Kurt "Düde" DürstMalcolm Dick
Martin van DuinhovenMatt Dangerfield
Michael DerrickMichael Devin
Michael DommersMichel Desjardins
Mike DeaconMike Duke
Myron DoveNick Doktor
Pat DonaldsonPatty Donahue
Paul DeMarcoPaul Ditchfield
Peter DingemansPeter Van Dijk
Rainer DegnerRalph Denyer
Ray DoreyRick Driscoll
Rob DavisRoger Davies
Ronnie James DioRoy Dyke
Sheila Carter DimmockSpencer Davis
Starr DonaldsonTimothy Drury
Tony DangerfieldUdo Dahmen
Uriah DuffyVirginia David
Warren DeMartiniWillie Dee
Willy Dowling

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