Published on April 28th, 2014 |
by Gerry Galipault
365 Days of Power Pop: A Pauseandplay.com Playlist
The Beatles, The Kinks, The Who, The Small Faces, The Beach Boys and The Hollies pioneered it in the 1960s. Badfinger, Big Star, Todd Rundgren and the Raspberries perfected it in the ’70s.
Marshall Crenshaw, The Smithereens, Go-Go’s, Bangles, The Replacements and The Romantics kept it going in the 1980s. Jellyfish, The Posies, Supergrass, Weezer, Matthew Sweet and Sloan helped revive it in the 1990s.
Power pop is still alive and well in the 2000s – well, for the most part. Regardless, the subgenre’s signature combination of jangly guitars and tight harmonies hasn’t gone out of style since the Beatles first hit the world stage 50 years ago.
We have compiled our favorite power-pop classics (in no order of importance) … a playlist to last you all year. Hit shuffle and play our “365 Days of Power Pop.” Here are 100 to start off with … with more to come. And we will soon share a Spotify playlist. Hang tight.
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June 15, 2018 » Christina Aguilera, 5 Seconds of Summer, Johnny Marr, Arthur Buck, Buddy Guy, Mike Shinoda, Nick Lowe, Gin Blossoms, The Darkness, Rebelution, The Beat starring Dave Wakeling, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Wilko Johnson, Jaki Graham, etc.
June 22, 2018 » Panic! At the Disco, Nine Inch Nails, Bebe Rexha, Dawes, The Orb, Kamasi Washington, T. Hardy Morris, The Record Company, Swing Out Sister, etc.
June 29, 2018 » Ray Davies, Gorillaz, Florence + The Machine, Bullet for My Valentine, Indigo Girls, The Alarm, The Innocence Mission, Jim James, The Milk Carton Kids, The Wild Feathers, Guns N’ Roses, etc.
July 6, 2018 » Years & Years, Erasure, The Bamboos, Danny Elfman, Tom Grennan, DevilDriver, The Nude Party, Vince Guaraldi, etc.
July 13, 2018 » Dirty Projectors, Rodney Crowell, The Jayhawks, Cowboy Junkies, Slightly Stoopid, Rayland Baxter, Tom Bailey, Jon Cleary, “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” soundtrack, etc.
July 20, 2018 » Goo Goo Dolls, Paul Carrack, The Internet, Lori McKenna, Meg Myers, Ume, Ty Segall & White Fence, KYLE, The Agony Scene, etc.
July 27, 2018 » Kenny Chesney, Boz Scaggs, Halestorm, Rise Against, OTEP, Daughtry, Dee Snider, Israel Nash, ShadowParty, etc.
Aug. 3, 2018 » James, Peabo Bryson, Shemekia Copeland, Houndmouth, Jim Lauderdale, Lucero, Amanda Shires, Ultraphonix, etc.
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