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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Album Release Dates
May 17, 2019 » Carly Rae Jepsen, Interpol, Rammstein, The National, Steel Pulse, The Head and the Heart, Nick Lowe, Brad Mehldau, Lewis Capaldi, Jimmie Vaughan, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Paul Gilbert, Marty Brown, etc.
May 24, 2019 » Sting, Morrissey, Stray Cats, Mavis Staples, “Rocketman” soundtrack, NCT 127, The Waterboys, Jesse Colin Young, Billy Ray Cyrus, Flying Lotus, KIDZ BOP Kids, Cate Le Bon, L7, Sebadoh, Justin Townes Earle, Cold Showers, Lizzo, etc.
May 31, 2019 » Thomas Rhett, Kirk Franklin, Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, Duff McKagan, The Afters, Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Bracket, Darkthrone, Doug Seegers, etc.
June 7, 2019 » Avicii, Santana, Jonas Brothers, Peter Frampton Band, Perry Farrell, Rickie Lee Jones, Gloria Gaynor, Savoy Brown, Richard Hawley, Silversun Pickups, The Divine Comedy, etc.
June 14, 2019 » Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Dave Matthews Band, Roger Daltrey, Bastille, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, X Ambassadors, Calexico / Iron & Wine, Two Door Cinema Club, Chris Robinson Neighborhood, Chris Shiftlett, Kate Tempest, Noah Kahan, Will Young, etc.
June 21, 2019 » Willie Nelson, The Raconteurs, Mark Ronson, iLoveMakonnen, The Hollywood Vampires, Philip Bailey, Emeli Sandé, Collective Soul, Buddy & Julie Miller, Hot Chip, Jim Lauderdale, Bad Books, Drivin N Cryin, Fruit Bats, etc.
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