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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 'H': 15 bands in database

Glenn Hughes (United Kingdom)Handful (United States)
Hard Times (United States)Hardin & York (United Kingdom)
Hellions (United Kingdom)Hello (United Kingdom)
Hot Chocolate (United Kingdom)Hot Chocolate Band (United Kingdom)
Hotlegs (United Kingdom)Hour Glass (United States)
Human Beings (United States)Human Beingz (United States)
Human Beinz (United States)Hunters (United Kingdom)
Larry Raspberry and the Highsteppers (United States)

Pop Rock artists starting with 'H': 155 artists in database

Ace HolleranAlan Hawkshaw
Alan HeidelbergAlan Henderson
Alex Van HalenAndy Hobson
Barry HarborBarry Harvey
Benjamin HüllenkrämerBernie Holland
Bertie HigginsBill Hunt
Bill HurdBilly Harrison
Billy HermanBob Henrit
Bob HodgesBrian Hopper
Brian HudsonCaroline Hall
Cees HoogerheideCharlie Harper
Charlie HarrisonCharlie Hart
Chico HuffChris 'Merrick' Hughes
Chris HainesChris Hermann
Chris HillmanChris Holmes
Chrissie HammondChrissie Hynde
Colin HodgkinsonCyril Havermans
Dave HarveyDave Holland
Dave HollisDavid Hanselmann
David HindsDavid Hirschfelder
David HofstraDavid Hungate
David Jon HinsonDelisle Harper
Derek HillandDick Henningham
Dieter HornsDonna Hall
Eddie HardinEddie Van Halen
Eric HeywoodFrank Hieber
Geoff HilGeorg Hülsmann
Glenn HughesGlyn Havard
Gordon HaskellGreg Higgs
Greg HilfmanGreg Hind
Hans HollestelleHans van Hemert
Harvey HinsleyHelmut Hattler
Henner HoierHerbert Hildebrandt
Horacio "El Negro" HernandezHugh "Pygmy" Halliday
Hugh HopperIain Hines
Ivar HovdenJack Hall
Jake HookerJames Honeyman-Scott
James Hopkins-HarrisonJan Hammer
Jason HartJeff Harrod
Jeremy HarringtonJim Hastings
Jimmy HallJimmy Hart
Joe HanrattyJoel Hoekstra
John HalseyJohn Haney
John HugJon Hyde
José Carlos HernándezKeith Hayman
Kelly HansenKenny Harck
Kenny HyslopLászló Harmat
Lennart HögströmLes Hall
Les HicksLynne Hughes
Margot HendersonMark Haley
Martin H-SonMartin Hughes
Matthias HoltmannMel Harley
Michael HowardOddvar Hansen
Ollie HalsallPaul Hancox
Paul HarrisPaul Hester
Paul HewittPaul Hooper
Paul HornsbyPer Hellerud
Pete HamPeter Hauke
Peter HechtPeter Heckenberg
Peter HessleinPeter Hewson
Peter Hope-EvansPhilip Howell
Pye HastingsRandy Hope-Taylor
Rich HerringRichard Henry
Richard HopkinsRichard Hudson
Ricky HirschRobert Hart
Rod HendryRod Hill
Rodney HolmesRoger Hall
Roger HallRoger Hicks
Roger HillsRoss Hannaford
Russell HardyRussell Hitchcock
Sally HurstSammy Hagar
Stephen HousdenSteve Hackett
Steve HartTed Higgins
Tim HedingTony ''H'' Harding
Tony HallTony Harding
Tony HeadsTony Holmes
Tony HymasTrevor Hollyday
Wolfgang Van Halen

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