Power pop is a popular musical genre that draws its inspiration from 1960s British and American pop and rock music. It typically incorporates a combination of musical devices such as strong melodies, clear vocals and crisp vocal harmonies, economical arrangements and prominent guitar riffs. Instrumental solos are usually kept to a minimum, and blues elements are largely downplayed.
Recordings tend to display production values that lean toward compression and a forceful drum beat. Instruments usually include one or more electric guitars, an electric bass guitar, a drum kit and sometimes electric keyboards or synthesizers.
While its cultural impact has waxed and waned over the decades, power pop is among rock's most enduring subgenres.
20/20 - Cherie
Raspberries - Go All The Way
Shoes - Too Late
The Shivvers - Teen Line
The Plimsouls - Zero Hour
The Pop - Shakeaway
The Producers - She Sheila
The Beat - Rock N Roll Girl
The Rubinoos - Rock N Roll Is Dead
The Spongetones - She Goes Out With Everybody
The Sports - Who Listens To The Radio
Dwight Twilley - I'm On Fire
Phil Seymour - Precious To Me
Marshall Crenshaw - Someday Someway
The Records - Starry Eyes