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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': 13 bands in database

Glenn Hughes (United Kingdom)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)
Larry Raspberry and the Highsteppers (United States)

Pop Rock artists starting with 'H': 139 artists in database

Alan HawkshawAlan Heidelberg
Alan HendersonAlex Van Halen
Andy HobsonBarry Harbor
Benjamin HüllenkrämerBernie Holland
Bertie HigginsBill Hunt
Bill HurdBilly Harrison
Billy HermanBob Hodges
Brian HopperBrian Hudson
Caroline HallCees Hoogerheide
Charlie HarperCharlie Hart
Chico HuffChris 'Merrick' Hughes
Chris HainesChris Hermann
Chris HolmesChrissie Hammond
Chrissie HyndeColin Hodgkinson
Cyril HavermansDave Harvey
Dave HollandDave Hollis
David HanselmannDavid Hinds
David HirschfelderDavid Hofstra
David Jon HinsonDelisle Harper
Derek HillandDick Henningham
Dieter HornsDonna Hall
Eddie HardinEddie Van Halen
Eric HeywoodFrank Hieber
Geoff HilGeorg Hülsmann
Glenn HughesGordon Haskell
Greg HiggsGreg Hilfman
Greg HindHans Hollestelle
Hans van HemertHarvey Hinsley
Helmut HattlerHenner Hoier
Herbert HildebrandtHoracio "El Negro" Hernandez
Hugh HopperIvar Hovden
Jack HallJake Hooker
James Honeyman-ScottJames Hopkins-Harrison
Jan HammerJason Hart
Jeff HarrodJeremy Harrington
Jim HastingsJimmy Hall
Jimmy HartJoe Hanratty
Joel HoekstraJohn Halsey
John HaneyJohn Hug
Jon HydeJosé Carlos Hernández
Keith HaymanKelly Hansen
Kenny HarckKenny Hyslop
László HarmatLennart Högström
Les HallLes Hicks
Lynne HughesMargot Henderson
Mark HaleyMartin H-Son
Matthias HoltmannOddvar Hansen
Ollie HalsallPaul Hancox
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 HopkinsRicky Hirsch
Robert HartRod Hendry
Rod HillRodney Holmes
Roger HallRoger Hall
Roger HicksRoger Hills
Ross HannafordRussell Hardy
Russell HitchcockSally Hurst
Sammy HagarStephen Housden
Steve HackettTed Higgins
Tim HedingTony ''H'' Harding
Tony HallTony Harding
Tony HeadsTony Holmes
Tony HymasTrevor Hollyday
Wolfgang Van Halen

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