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I'm feeling a little lazy to do a bunch of research, so I thought I'd ask my esteemed experts to list their favorite power pop bands. I'm looking to listen to some new stuff, and welcome your ideas and suggestions. I'll start with the obvious bands I can quickly think of off the top of my head:

Cheap Trick
Shoes
Matthew Sweet
The Bangles
Derrick Anderson
Sloan
Fountains of Wayne

Help, please...

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It wasn't by accident.

When I hear "Power Pop", I think of the Raspberries.  

The Hoodoo Gurus also come to mind.   The Shark already mentioned the Raspberries.  Go All the Way seems like a perfect Power Pop song - hell, it is a perfect song.   Power pop is my favorit

The Wikipedia list may or may not be all-inclusive:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_power_pop_artists_and_songs

Here's another list you can cross-reference to:

https://digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_artists-Power-Pop.html

This might be useful if you want to know more about the history of Power Pop:

https://music.avclub.com/a-beginners-guide-to-the-heyday-of-power-pop-1972-198-1798234154

 

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Rubinoos

Afghan Whigs

Tommy Tutone

Rubber City Rebels

Jellyfish

Popdudes

The Records

The Scruffs

The Shazam

The Well Wishers

20/20

The Marlowes

The Last Vegas

The Spinning Jennies

Crash Kelly

Red Kross

Ken Sharp

Pezband

Chris Stamey/dBs

Flamin Groovies

The Romantics

Tommy Keene

Paul Collins Beat

Piper (Billy Squier)

Sweeny Todd (Nick Gilder)

The Toms 

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Off Broadway USA

 

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Gigolo Aunts

You Am I

Teenage Fanclub

Superdrag

Starbelly

Cliff Hillis

Greenberry Woods

The Rooks

P. Hux (Parthenon Huxley)

(Just to name a few great ones that haven't been named)

 

Obviously, stuff like The Knack, Romantics, Rubinoos, etc. - lots of classic stuff from the late '70s and early '80s.

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The Struts

Bowling For Soup

Slade

 

 

Bowling For Soup consider themselves pop/punk.  Ignore that.  They play pop, and they have a Fountains Of Wayne connection.

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My Fav 3:

Harem Scarem

Goo Goo Dolls

Diving for Pearls

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1 hour ago, Jack C said:

I recently discovered these guys on Spotify. Fantastic power pop:

 

Forgot DM3!   Great Aussie PPop!

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The Hoodoo Gurus also come to mind.  

The Shark already mentioned the Raspberries.  Go All the Way seems like a perfect Power Pop song - hell, it is a perfect song.  

Power pop is my favorite genre.   Love it.   

 

 

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I'm not much of a daytime TV watcher, so I end up playing my stereo most of the day when I'm sitting at home alone. Power pop makes me happy. I'm going to add a lot this to my playlist.

Thanks again, guys!

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51 minutes ago, a.bandini said:

The Hoodoo Gurus also come to mind.  

The Shark already mentioned the Raspberries.  Go All the Way seems like a perfect Power Pop song - hell, it is a perfect song.  

Power pop is my favorite genre.   Love it.   

 

 

I'd agree with the Hoodoo Gurus.  What a great band!!!  Love those guys... 😎

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1 hour ago, GuitarGuy65 said:

I'd agree with the Hoodoo Gurus.  What a great band!!!  Love those guys... 😎

I've got tickets to see them in November.  Hoping that all this social distancing will be over by then!

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9 minutes ago, cmatthes said:

I've got tickets to see them in November.  Hoping that all this social distancing will be over by then!

They are playing in Denver on Halloween night and I'm planning on being there for that... 👍

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10 minutes ago, svl said:

 

Ooh, ooh, great choice! Other great, pub-rock bands from that era:

The Motors

Brinsley Schwartz 

Rockpile

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The Bram T. song above is a solid Power Pop classic.

Some of the others in that vein...if not too obvious:

 

 

Just a good one from a really great tour:

(Paul W. with the late, great Tommy Keene on guitar)

Finally, one of my favorite live covers by one of my favorite Power Pop bands...

 

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