Today we will bring to light quite unusual and distinguished area of music. What else if not pop-rock can implement soft easy-to-remember melody blend with deep vigor emotions and stamina rolled into one. The adjoining section of two of the most popular musical genres, the child of pop and rock music.
Wouldn't you agree, that's even classic rock fans occasionally prefer pop-rock compositions, but of course, provided with a little extra punch. The most powerful, meaningful and popular, compositions that will certainly not leave you indifferent - are collected below in our today's list of best pop-rock songs ever.
Before we go any further let's talk about pop-rock in more detail. The term "pop rock" was first used to describe the early hits of the Beatles and their followers, such as The Grass Roots, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Buckinghams. Surf-rock is sometimes included in the concept of pop-rock; this use is an anachronism because surf music and rock music in the 1960s were considered as different musical genres.
It is the most controversial style that ever exists. After all, to this day, starting from the distant 70's, there are lots of arguments, what is still considered to be pop-rock, what are its characteristics and how to distinguish it from similar directions.
From the theoretical point of view, everything is simple, pop rock - a style of music that skillfully combines elements of pop music and rock music. Nevertheless, this can easily be denied.
However, pop-rock can be considered one of the most enduring styles. The whole slew of songs has still sound in the hearts of their fans, as well as new listeners. Some music critics are skeptical about combining two genres, which are considered by two opposites (rock music is often opposed to the popular one); Opponents of popular music consider pop rock to be a completely commercial product, less authentic than rock.
But at the same time, pop-rock certainly has a special place to be. After all, sometimes masterpieces are creating simply from seemingly incompatible things.
The Cardigans - My Favourite Game, 1998
Let's start our list of the best pop-rock songs by the revolving girls. Just look how charming Nina Persson is breathtakingly losing her Favourite Game, fearlessly going on a deserted road under the blazing sun. Here is a striking example of the manifestation of the rebellious rock and the tenderness of pop mixed together.
The Rasmus - In the Shadows, 2003
Do not be too prejudiced about this musical creation. The Rasmus and his 'In the Shadows' firmly entered the history of music due to their special manner of expressing emotions. Moreover, the composition itself is meritorious.
Goo Goo Dolls - Iris, 1998
This band was noticed worldwide after their single Iris, which was truelly one of the best songs in 2012. It was aired in almost every country and is still one of those songs that people can't tell the artists, but everybody knows this one.
Fall Out Boy – Centuries, 2015
Quite motivating and energetic composition that can inspire you to believe in yourself. You can handle whatever life throws at you.
Shawn Mendes – Mercy, 2016
So many emotions and frankness are concentrated in this composition by young and talented Shawn Mendes. Just listen to it.
OneRepublic - Good Life, 2009
Robbie Williams – Feel, 2002
A profound lyric about ordinary human problems, whatever plans we have, life is always unpredictable. But we still want to feel, live, enjoy, and be at peace, no matter what happened. And this is quite real.
Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved, 2002
The creativity of the young Maroon 5 and its lead vocalist Adam Levine is striking, so deep and insightful their compositions. She Will Be Loved is one of those ones and it definitely has a place to be on our list of the best pop-rock songs of all time.
The Script - Hall of Fame, 2012
Duran Duran - Ordinary World, 1993
The legendary British band Duran Duran demonstrate all the softness and tenderness of pop-rock and proves that it is incredibly beautiful music direction.
Blondie - Call me, 1980
It's time to move back to the colorful 80s and their indisputable rock and roll icon Debbie Harry with her former band Blondie.
George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You, 1987
And in the end it will be appropriate to recall positive vibrations from the legendary Beatle - George Harrison and his outstanding composition Got My Mind Set On You.