List of power pop artists and songs - Wikipedia, the free ...

Power pop is a music genre which borrows elements from hard rock and pop. Although its mainstream success peaked in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the genre continues to influence new artists. The following list is divided in two sections. The first section includes notable power pop bands and solo artists, while the second section includes power pop songs by power pop artists, as well as power pop songs by artists whose main music genre is not power pop.

Power Pop Bands | List of Best Power Pop Artists/Groups

The genre known as power pop is a derivative of 1960s rock pop that ruled the airwaves. The best power pop bands have catchy hooks, quick songs that are easily to remember and seamless blend between hard rock and regular old melodic pop music. Generally, the best power pop bands made their impact in the late 1970s and 1980s and were generally of the new wave and punk rock variety. It may confusing to fans to see pop music and some of these genres mixed together,

A beginners’ guide to the heyday of power-pop, 1972-1986 ...

The hooky yet hard-edged, guitar-driven musical style known as power pop didn’t generate spontaneously. There were threads and uprisings—disconnected sounds that later combined into something like a movement—as early as the late ’60s, when some young rock-‘n’-roll fans were already starting to rebel against rock’s increasing pretensions and ponderousness.

Cheap Trick - I Want You to Want Me

Music video by Cheap Trick performing I Want You To Want Me (Stereo). (C) 1979 SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT INC.

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The 1979 live version of this track is more popular and well-known than the original studio verison.
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