Pop - Rock is a collective term for musical styles, combining elements of pop and rock music together.
The music works usually have a simpler structure, catchy melodies and repetition of the refrain (see song form ). Instruments are mainly electric guitar, electric bass and drums, electronic instruments are generally only used concomitantly. A feature of modern pop-rock pieces is the change rather ballad -like verses with powerful choruses. The musicologist Tibor Pinch described the genre: " The term pop-rock today referred to a cheesy, cheap sentimentality slide on direction within the rock music. "
The categorization of artists is subjective mostly by music journalist known music magazines such as Billboard Magazine: During the 1970s, were well-known performer Elton John, Peter Frampton, Paul McCartney and Wings, and Fleetwood Mac, while in the 1980s, especially Billy Joel, Hall & Oates and George Michael were successful. Another pop-rock wave dated in the 1990s, when artists such as Melissa Etheridge had successes. Other modern pop-rock performer, for example, Michelle Branch, Vanessa Carlton, Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus, Pink and German-speaking segment in July, LaFee and Tokio Hotel.