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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 'W': 17 bands in database

Jimmy Winston and His Reflections (United Kingdom)Vikings (United Kingdom)
Virginia Wolf (United Kingdom)Waitresses (United States)
Wallenstein (Germany)Warriors (United Kingdom)
Wax (United Kingdom)Wet Willie (United States)
Wha-Koo (United States)White Plains (United Kingdom)
Whitesnake (United Kingdom)Who (United Kingdom)
Wild Flowers (United Kingdom)Wilde Flowers (United Kingdom)
Wireless (Canada)Wizzard (United Kingdom)
World of Oz (United Kingdom)

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

Alan WhiteAlan Williams
Allan WilsonAndy Walton
Andy WardAndy Warren
Ariel WarnerBaz Warne
Bernadett WälleBernard "Benny" Whelan
Bernd WippichBernie Worrell
Bill WardBilly De Wolf
Blue WeaverBogdan Wiczling
Bruce WaibelBruce Watson
Bruce WitkinBruce Worrall
Carl WayneCassell Webb
Charlie WhitneyChas West
Chris RainbowChris White
Clive WelhamDave Walker
Dave WallerDave Williams
Dave WintersDave Wintour
David WesleyDavid Wiffen
Derek WilsonDick Wagner
Dick WhatsonDonna Warner
Doug WimbishEric Wrixon
Fioretta WälleFred Weiland
Gary WallisGary Williams
George WaymanGreg Walker
Hans WärmlingHans Willemse
Harry Paul WardHartmut "Hacky" Werk
Howard WardenHoward Werth
Hugh "Tudge" WilliamsonIan Wallace
Ian WinterJackie Williams
James WalbourneJames Wynne
Jimmy WileyJimmy Winston
Jimmy WrightJohn "Pugwash" Weathers
John "Watto" WatsonJohn "Willie" Wilson
John WaltersJohn Watson
John WeiderJohn Wilson
John WilsonJohnny Wise
Joseph WilliamsKev Ward
Kit WatkinsKlaus Voormann
Larry WallLorenz Westphal
Lutz WalzbergMária Wittek
Malcolm WakefordMark Walker
Mark WilliamsMark Williams
Mars WilliamsMartin Walser
Mel WattsMichael Webb
Mick WalkerMick Ware
Mike WedgwoodMorris Windsor
Muff WinwoodNarada Michael Walden
Neal WilkinsonNicholas Wesolowski
Nick WilkinsonPaul Weller
Paul WheatbreadPaul Williams
Paul WyldePete Woodman
Peter WassenaarPeter Wells
Peter WilliamsPeter Wolbrandt
Peter WolfPeter Wood
Ray WilliamsRay Wilson
Rick WestRick Wills
Ricky WellmanRicky Wilson
Ricky WolffRobert Wyatt
Roland WållbergRon Westerbeek
Ross WilsonRoy Wood
Russell WebbSamuel Walker
Stan WhiteSteve Wade
Steve WallerSteve Walmsley
Steve WinwoodStevie Wright
Ted WardTerry Wallace
Terry WebsterTerry Wilkins
Tony WaiteTony White
Tony WilliamsTony Wilson
Tracy WormworthTrevor Williams
Wally WilkinsonWarren Ward
Willie Weeks

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