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Power pop music on the radio

Power pop is a subgenre of pop rock that originated in the 1960s and was particularly popular in the 1970s. It is characterized by its catchy melodies, harmonies, and guitar-based instrumentation. The genre is often associated with the Beatles and the British Invasion, but American bands such as the Raspberries, Cheap Trick, and Big Star are also considered to be influential in the genre.

One of the most well-known power pop bands is The Beatles, whose early hits like "She Loves You" and "A Hard Day's Night" embody the genre's upbeat, guitar-driven sound. Other notable power pop artists from the 1970s include the Raspberries, Cheap Trick, and Big Star, who are often cited as pioneers of the genre. In the 1980s, bands such as The Knack and The Romantics continued the power pop sound with hits like "My Sharona" and "What I Like About You."

Today, power pop continues to thrive, with bands like Fountains of Wayne and Weezer gaining popularity in the 1990s and 2000s. Other notable modern power pop bands include The New Pornographers, The Posies, and Sloan.

Radio stations that focus on power pop can be found on online streaming platforms like Pandora and Spotify, as well as on terrestrial radio stations in some areas. Some notable power pop radio stations include Power Pop Stew, which plays a mix of classic and modern power pop, and Pure Pop Radio, which focuses on indie power pop artists.