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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 'S': 23 bands in database

Bill Schwartz Quartet (Canada)Cat Stevens (United Kingdom)
John Kay & The Sparrow (Canada)Les Sauterelles (Switzerland)
Lucas Sideras (Greece)Rod Stewart (United Kingdom)
Sailor (United Kingdom)Samson & Hagar (United States)
Sandpipers (United States)Santana (United States)
Sawbuck (United States)Scrugg (United Kingdom)
Sector 27 (United Kingdom)Sherbet (Australia)
Siouxsie and The Banshees (United Kingdom)Slik (United Kingdom)
Small Faces (United Kingdom)Sparrow (Canada)
Spektors (Australia)Stealers Wheel (United Kingdom)
Stranglers (United Kingdom)Streak (United Kingdom)
Studd Pump (United Kingdom)

Pop Rock artists starting with 'S': 175 artists in database

Adam SeymourAdrian Scott
Al ShaneAlan Sandow
Alex SmithAndrew Steele
Andrew Szuch Jr.Andy Smith
Andy SummersArne Schulze
Arno SteffenBarry Sullivan
Bernd SchefflerBernd Schulz
Berry SarluisBig Jim Sullivan
Bill SmithBill Stewart
Bob SpencerBobby Sproul
Bon ScottBoots Slade
Brian ScottBrian Shearer
Bruce ShayCarlos Santana
Casino SteelCharlie Sinclair
Chris SladeChris Smith
Chris SolbergChris Stewart
Clive ShakespeareClive Shepherd
Comrie SmithCorrie Shiells
Curtis SalgadoDaryl Stuermer
Dave SinclairDave Skinner
Dave StruthersDavid Sancious
David SchofieldDavid Springfield
David StewartDerek Shulman
Dieter SadlowskyEd Speight
Elout SmitEric Stewart
Franco Di StefanoFrank Seidel
Fred SchneiderGünther Sohr
Geoff SwettenhamGeorg "Toni" Schneider
Glen SherbaGordon Sheard
Grace SlickGrant Serpell
Gunnar SchäferHans-Erik Steffersen
Harvey ShieldHenk Smitskamp
Henry SpinettiIan Smith
Jürg StockerJan Schelhaas
Jens SkwirbliesJerry Shirley
Jo ShawJohn Seiter
John SilverJohn Siomos
John StarkJohn Sykes
Johnny SandlinKeith Smart
Keith StricklandKennie Simon
Kevin SavigarKostas Skokos
Larry SivleyLaurie Sinclair
Lester SquareLorenzo Santamaría
Lucas SiderasMark Schulman
Mark ScottMarshall Smith
Martin ShaerMartin Smith
Max SprangenbergMel Schacher
Michael ShrieveMichael Szewczyk
Mick StewartMick Stubbs
Mickey SimmondsMickie Stickdorn
Micky StickdornMike Slocombe
Mike SmithMike Snow
Mike StarrsMike Stevens
Mike StoffnerNeal Schon
Neil SmithNick Simper
Nigel SmithNils Ole Steinbakk
Nils SchmidtOedin Syach
Pat Soriano Paul Smith
Paul StampPete Samson
Pete SearsPeter Seilberger
Peter ShoesmithPeter Solley
Peter SteffenPeter Swettenham
Phil SawyerPhil Shulman
Ray SheenRay Shulman
Ray StilesRichard Sinclair
Rick SharpeRick Springfield
Robert Jan StipsRobert Smith
Robert SpencerRobin Shaw
Robin SimonRobin Spreafico
Rod StewartRoger Saksenvik
Roger SwansonRon Swartzkopf
Ronnie SmithRudy Sarzo
Sam SeeSammy Stitt
Sharon SimsShell Schellekens
Siouxsie SiouxStamatis Spanoudakis
Stephen StillsSteve Schuster
Steve ScottSteve Shears
Steve SmithSteve Speer
Steve StoneSteve Swindells
Steven SeverinSue
T. M. StevensTamás Somló
Terry SladeTerry Stacey
Terry StannardTom Sparks
Ton ScherpenzeelTony Sainty
Tony SciutoTrey Sabatelli
Wally ScottWally Stocker
Wesley StaffordWolfgang Schoene
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