Published on May 2nd, 2014 | by Gerry Galipault


365 Days of Power Pop: A Playlist, Part 2

We spelled it out in last week’s first installment of “365 Days of Power Pop: A 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.”

Here now are 100 more entries, with more to follow shortly. And you can now follow along with our Spotify playlist:

101 [easyazon_link identifier=”B000WOT3CA” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]King Midas In Reverse, The Posies[/easyazon_link]

102 [easyazon_link identifier=”B004RF2GNS” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Hungry, Paul Revere & The Raiders[/easyazon_link]

103 [easyazon_link identifier=”B000W1XHGQ” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Radio Free Europe, R.E.M.[/easyazon_link]

104 [easyazon_link identifier=”B00122RFPI” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Barrel of a Gun, Guster[/easyazon_link]

105 [easyazon_link identifier=”B0019K9DXU” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Good Girls Don’t, The Knack[/easyazon_link]

106 [easyazon_link identifier=”B075KK4PWY” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Into Your Arms, The Lemonheads[/easyazon_link]

107 [easyazon_link identifier=”B00000DEAN” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Twisterella, Ride[/easyazon_link]

108 [easyazon_link identifier=”B000V9CZHG” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]The Good in Everyone, Sloan[/easyazon_link]

109 [easyazon_link identifier=”B076HBXWGQ” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Mrs. Robinson, The Lemonheads[/easyazon_link]

110 [easyazon_link identifier=”B001MYJQLM” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Here and Now, Letters to Cleo[/easyazon_link]

111 [easyazon_link identifier=”B0094XCKYI” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Helen Wheels, Paul McCartney & Wings[/easyazon_link]

112 [easyazon_link identifier=”B001AAAT5U” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]New Mistake, Jellyfish[/easyazon_link]

113 [easyazon_link identifier=”B0016NYV1Y” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]First Plane Home, Flamin’ Groovies[/easyazon_link]

114 [easyazon_link identifier=”B002G5LTB6″ locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Fresh As a Daisy, Emitt Rhodes[/easyazon_link]

115 [easyazon_link identifier=”B000SZZJP8″ locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]King For a Day, XTC[/easyazon_link]

116 [easyazon_link identifier=”B0045QKNZ2″ locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Weather With You, Crowded House[/easyazon_link]

117 [easyazon_link identifier=”B001B9DDKS” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Seven Nation Army, The White Stripes[/easyazon_link]

118 [easyazon_link identifier=”B000SYRDEO” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Extraordinary, Liz Phair[/easyazon_link]

119 [easyazon_link identifier=”B002T2MNB6″ locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Being Simple, The Judybats[/easyazon_link]

120 [easyazon_link identifier=”B002BGKZS8″ locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]I’ve Got a Feeling, Ivy[/easyazon_link]

121 [easyazon_link identifier=”B01929HGQK” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]And Your Bird Can Sing, The Beatles[/easyazon_link]

122 [easyazon_link identifier=”B00DHXPZV6″ locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]What Do All the People Know?, The Monroes[/easyazon_link]

123 [easyazon_link identifier=”B000SXL2J2″ locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Denis, Blondie[/easyazon_link]

124 [easyazon_link identifier=”B01KWESMKS” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Tired of Waiting For You, The Kinks[/easyazon_link]

125 [easyazon_link identifier=”B004AWE2YO” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]No Matter What, Badfinger[/easyazon_link]

126 [easyazon_link identifier=”B01M1L305J” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]It’s Cold Outside, The Choir[/easyazon_link]

127 [easyazon_link identifier=”B000TDF8O6″ locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Overnight Sensation (Hit Record), Raspberries[/easyazon_link]

128 [easyazon_link identifier=”B00136PTHO” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]She Don’t Care About Time, The Byrds[/easyazon_link]

129 [easyazon_link identifier=”B000QL035K” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Abracadabra, Blue Ash[/easyazon_link]

130 [easyazon_link identifier=”B00137WRYG” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Surrender, Cheap Trick[/easyazon_link]

131 [easyazon_link identifier=”B07778FMND” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Stop, Wait a Minute, Pezband[/easyazon_link]

132 [easyazon_link identifier=”B007KB23P2″ locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]The Breakup Song (They Don’t Write ‘Em), Greg Kihn Band[/easyazon_link]

133 [easyazon_link identifier=”B000008P3R” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]So You Are a Star, The Hudson Brothers[/easyazon_link]

134 [easyazon_link identifier=”B0026P7TP6″ locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Blitzkrieg Bop, Ramones[/easyazon_link]

135 [easyazon_link identifier=”B06ZXSGXTC” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Rock and Roll Love Letter, Bay City Rollers[/easyazon_link]

136 [easyazon_link identifier=”B00RZE1QES” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Do Anything You Wanna Do, Eddie and the Hot Rods[/easyazon_link]

137 [easyazon_link identifier=”B00ENKCOTI” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Break the Ice, Scruffs[/easyazon_link]

138 [easyazon_link identifier=”B01JDRFX8E” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Sub-Rosa Subway, Klaatu[/easyazon_link]

139 [easyazon_link identifier=”B003O3T3PI” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Places That Are Gone, Tommy Keene[/easyazon_link]

140 [easyazon_link identifier=”B0016O0LIA” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]I Can’t Hide, Flamin’ Groovies[/easyazon_link]

141 [easyazon_link identifier=”B000W02NGC” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]A Million Miles Away, The Plimsouls[/easyazon_link]

142 [easyazon_link identifier=”B0083VEC0M” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]All or Nothing, The Small Faces[/easyazon_link]

143 [easyazon_link identifier=”B001D7DWFE” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Going Down to Liverpool, Bangles[/easyazon_link]

144 [easyazon_link identifier=”B01K04XUCK” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]When You Walk in the Room, The Searchers[/easyazon_link]

145 [easyazon_link identifier=”B00125WVGI” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Daydream Believer, The Monkees[/easyazon_link]

146 [easyazon_link identifier=”B0040Z0600″ locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Summer Fun, The Barracudas[/easyazon_link]

147 [easyazon_link identifier=”B004613PXS” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Day After Day, Badfinger[/easyazon_link]

148 [easyazon_link identifier=”B071917QSQ” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Dreaming, Blondie[/easyazon_link]

149 [easyazon_link identifier=”B00008NGHE” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Gonna Have a Good Time Tonight, The Easybeats[/easyazon_link]

150 [easyazon_link identifier=”B00BWL9TGW” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]What She Does to Me, The Producers[/easyazon_link]

151 [easyazon_link identifier=”B00A46INO0″ locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Getting Closer, Wings[/easyazon_link]

152 [easyazon_link identifier=”B071J2FR2K” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Tell That Girl to Shut Up, Holly and the Italians[/easyazon_link]

153 [easyazon_link identifier=”B001MCV9ZK” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Bittersweet, Hoodoo Gurus[/easyazon_link]

154 [easyazon_link identifier=”B009CW27IA” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Don’t Worry Baby, The Beach Boys[/easyazon_link]

155 [easyazon_link identifier=”B004D4EQEU” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Back of My Hand, The Jags[/easyazon_link]

156 [easyazon_link identifier=”B000V6O5F4″ locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Radio, Radio, Elvis Costello & The Attractions[/easyazon_link]

157 [easyazon_link identifier=”B000W1ZG3I” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]So. Central Rain, R.E.M.[/easyazon_link]

158 [easyazon_link identifier=”B001J9JXTA” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Hanging on the Telephone, The Nerves[/easyazon_link]

159 [easyazon_link identifier=”B00123K55Y” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Whenever You’re On My Mind, Marshall Crenshaw[/easyazon_link]

160 [easyazon_link identifier=”B0722HCW9L” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Precious to Me, Phil Seymour[/easyazon_link]

161 [easyazon_link identifier=”B004O2UN70″ locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Just a Smile, Pilot[/easyazon_link]

162 [easyazon_link identifier=”B001NS01CK” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Diane, Material Issue[/easyazon_link]

163 [easyazon_link identifier=”B003X90NTI” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]I Wanna Fall in Love, BMX Bandits[/easyazon_link]

164 [easyazon_link identifier=”B00522BBXQ” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]On a Carousel, The Hollies[/easyazon_link]

165 [easyazon_link identifier=”B002L1IYZY” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]She’s So Young, The Pursuit of Happiness[/easyazon_link]

166 [easyazon_link identifier=”B01BXBHZDO” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]I Still Want You, Paul Collins Beat[/easyazon_link]

167 [easyazon_link identifier=”B000W21GRW” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Star Sign, Teenage Fanclub[/easyazon_link]

168 [easyazon_link identifier=”B076B3W4N7″ locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb, Spoon[/easyazon_link]

169 [easyazon_link identifier=”B00HXHOZN6″ locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Red Rubber Ball, The Cyrkle[/easyazon_link]

170 [easyazon_link identifier=”B0045QH2V0″ locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Don’t Dream It’s Over, Crowded House[/easyazon_link]

171 [easyazon_link identifier=”B00137XPUG” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]I’ve Been Waiting, Matthew Sweet[/easyazon_link]

172 [easyazon_link identifier=”B001A357EA” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Some Good Years, The Cowsills[/easyazon_link]

173 [easyazon_link identifier=”B000WOXPY2″ locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Solar Sister, The Posies[/easyazon_link]

174 [easyazon_link identifier=”B00124667O” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Rollin’ Down the Hill, The Rembrandts[/easyazon_link]

175 [easyazon_link identifier=”B00122UVFO” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Just the Girl, The Click Five[/easyazon_link]

176 [easyazon_link identifier=”B000TEAT2G” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Top of the Pops, The Smithereens[/easyazon_link]

177 [easyazon_link identifier=”B0045QH8E6″ locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Come and Get It, Badfinger[/easyazon_link]

178 [easyazon_link identifier=”B000WOWQOW” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]With a Girl Like You, The Troggs[/easyazon_link]

179 [easyazon_link identifier=”B01M0FHOFH” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Headache, Frank Black[/easyazon_link]

180 [easyazon_link identifier=”B00NIV79JI” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]What Is Life?, George Harrison[/easyazon_link]

181 [easyazon_link identifier=”B008A38J98″ locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Cold Hands (Warm Heart), Brendan Benson[/easyazon_link]

182 [easyazon_link identifier=”B00136JB14″ locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Jessie’s Girl, Rick Springfield[/easyazon_link]

183 [easyazon_link identifier=”B00137SPME” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Southern Girls, Cheap Trick[/easyazon_link]

184 [easyazon_link identifier=”B01KWES8DY” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Victoria, The Kinks[/easyazon_link]

185 [easyazon_link identifier=”B00EYMLOUK” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Spanish Bombs, The Clash[/easyazon_link]

186 [easyazon_link identifier=”B009B508RK” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Darlin’, The Beach Boys[/easyazon_link]

187 [easyazon_link identifier=”B01ACDZ9AA” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Somewhere In My Heart, Aztec Camera[/easyazon_link]

188 [easyazon_link identifier=”B000T025ZE” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Senses Working Overtime, XTC[/easyazon_link]

189 [easyazon_link identifier=”B010F9ZL54″ locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Alayna, The Spongetones[/easyazon_link]

190 [easyazon_link identifier=”B002G5TVFC” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Somebody Made For Me, Emitt Rhodes[/easyazon_link]

191 [easyazon_link identifier=”B001NTUDGI” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Everybody Gets What They Deserve, The Churchills[/easyazon_link]

192 [easyazon_link identifier=”B00DHQ24J4″ locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Apocalypse Dreams, Tame Impala[/easyazon_link]

193 [easyazon_link identifier=”B001237CWI” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Stay in Time, Off Broadway[/easyazon_link]

194 [easyazon_link identifier=”B001D7L7OW” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Dover Beach, Bangles[/easyazon_link]

195 [easyazon_link identifier=”B000W23KMQ” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Buddy Holly, Weezer[/easyazon_link]

196 [easyazon_link identifier=”B003A9AJIQ” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Afraid Himself to Be, Jason Falkner[/easyazon_link]

197 [easyazon_link identifier=”B0064UQR0W” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]You Were So Warm, Dwight Twilley Band[/easyazon_link]

198 [easyazon_link identifier=”B001O3SS38″ locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Blueside, Rooney[/easyazon_link]

199 [easyazon_link identifier=”B0013XJ0JA” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]It’s Different For Girls, Joe Jackson[/easyazon_link]

200 [easyazon_link identifier=”B0012RCX2S” locale=”US” tag=”pauplathemuss-20″]Timeless Melody, The La’s[/easyazon_link]

Next Edition: 365 Days of Power Pop, Part 3

365 Days of Power Pop, Part 4 / 365 Days of Power Pop, Part 1

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