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.
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 Beatles “Yesterday”. Exaples: Bread, the Carpenters, Neil Diamond, Michael Bolton, Art Garfunkel, Lionel Richie, Sade, Simply Red, Dione Warwick, and Swing Out Sister.
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. "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. 9-10Pop Rock bands starting with 'T': 16 bands in database
|Taboo (Norwey)||Take 5 (United Kingdom)||Taxi (Switzerland)||Tee Set (Netrherlands)||Tee-Set (Netrherlands)||Them (United Kingdom)||Three Man Army (United Kingdom)||Three's a Crowd (Canada)||Timebox (United Kingdom)||Tongue & Groove (United States)||Tramps (Sweden)||Triumvirat (Germany)||Truth (United Kingdom)||Tuesday's Children (United Kingdom)||Turtles (United States)||Twelve O' Clock (Netrherlands)|
|Ab Tamboer||Anna Terrana||Armand Torp||Billy Taylor||Billy Thomas||Bobby Thompson||Brent Titcomb||Brett Tuggle||Brian “Shirt” Talbot||Brian Tichy||Bruce Turgon||Charlie Terstappen||Charlie Tumahai||Chaz Trippy||Chester C. Thompson||Chester D. Thompson||Chester Thompson||Chris Turner||Chuck Travis||Clive Taylor||Clive Thacker||Dan Toler||Dave Thomas||David "Frankie" Toler||David Taylor||Dennis Taylor||Dicky Tarrach||Doug Thompson||Drachen Theaker||Ellery Temple||Fritz Trippel||Gary Taylor||Gary Tibbs||Geoffrey Turton||Georges Thurston||Greg "Fingers" Taylor||Hal Tupea||Holger Trull||Jim Tucker||Jimmy Tarbutton||Joe Tansin||John Tilsed||John Tobin||Keith Tully||Kerryn Tolhurst||Kim Turner||Len Tuckey||Leon Thomas||Mandi Trapletti||Manfred Thiers||Martin Thurn||Martin Tiefensee||Michael Thompson||Mickey Thomas||Mike Tatman||Nikos Tsilogiannis||Nils Taby||Nils Tuxen||Pablo Telez||Pat Taylor||Peter Tetteroo||Philip Terrana||Richard Tandy||Rob Toth||Rob Townsend||Rolf Tacht||Russell Tubbs||Sonata Tanjung||Stuart Tosh||Terry Taylor||Theodore Thunder||Tito Mascaro||Tom Rutley||Tony Anderson||Tony Tecumseh||Tony Thorpe||Tzimis Tzimopoulos||Wayne Thomas|
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