Top 10 Best Power Pop Songs of All Time

Checkout the below listed latest and best top 10 best Power Pop songs of all time 2017, Power pop is a music genre which borrows elements from hard rock and pop. Although its mainstream success peaked in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s there have been many power pop hits since then. Listed below is a list of the Top 10 Best Power Pop Songs of All Time. This list is based on billboard chart ratings and also personal opinions.

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Here we present the list of top 10 best Power Pop songs of all time 2017.

10. The Middle: Jimmy Eats World

This song was released as the second single off of Jimmy Eats World’s 2001 album “Bleed American”. This track reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100 list and was a hit for the band. The band had recently been dropped by their prior label Capitol Records and this song is about that trying time. This album is more simple than their previous albums are.

“Hey
Don’t write yourself off yet
It’s only in your head you feel left out or looked down on
Just try your best
Try everything you can
And don’t you worry what they tell themselves when you’re away
It just takes some time
Little girl, you’re in the middle of the ride
Everything, everything will be just fine
Everything, everything will be all right”

9. My Sharona: The Knack

This song was the debut single from The Knack and featured on their 1979 album “Get the Knack”. This track was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for six weeks. This song was certified gold and sold over one million copies.

“Ooh, my little pretty one, my pretty one
When you gonna give me some time, Sharona
Ooh, you make my motor run, my motor run
Got it coming off o’ the line, Sharona
Never gonna stop, give it up, such a dirty mind
I always get it up, for the touch of the younger kind
My, my, my, aye-aye, whoa!
M-m-m-my Sharona”

8. Closing Time: Semisonic

This song was written by Dan Wilson and reached number one on the Modern Rock Tracks list. This song is featured on the 1998 Semisonic album “Feeling Strangely Fine” and was released as the lead single for the album.

“Closing time
Open all the doors and let you out into the world
Closing time
Turn the lights up over every boy and every girl.
Closing time
One last call for alcohol so finish your whiskey or beer.
Closing time
You don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here.
I know who I want to take me home.
I know who I want to take me home.
I know who I want to take me home.
Take me home”

7. Love Fool: The Cardigans

This song was written by by Peter Svensson and Nina Persson. This track is featured on The Cardigan’s 1996 album “First Band on the Moon”. This song was The Cardigan’s first international hit and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay list. This song also reached number two on the UK Singles Chart and was certified gold in Australia.

“So I cry, I pray and I beg
Love me love me
Say that you love me
Fool me fool me
Go on and fool me
Love me love me
Pretend that you love me
Leave me leave me
Just say that you need me
Love me love me
Say that you love me
Leave me leave me
Just say that you need me
I can’t care ’bout anything but you”

6. Buddy Holly: Weezer

This song was written by Rivers Cuomo. This song was the second single off of Weezer’s 1994 self titled album which is also known as the blue album. The song was released on what would have been Buddy Holly’s 58th birthday. This single was certified gold in 2006. This song was ranked number 59 on VH1’s 100 Greatest songs of the 90’s list.

“What’s with these homies dissin’ my girl?
Why do they gotta front?
What did we ever do to these guys
That made them so violent?
Woo-hoo, but you know I’m yours
Woo-hoo, and I know you’re mine
Woo-hoo, and that’s for all time
Woo-ee-ooh, I look just like Buddy Holly
Oh-oh, and you’re Mary Tyler Moore
I don’t care what they say about us anyway
I don’t care ’bout that”

5. Heart of Glass: Blondie

This song was written by Debbie Harry and Chris Stein and is featured on the 1978 Blondie album “Parallel Lines”. This song reached number one on the US and also on the UK charts. This track is number 259 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list.

“Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out had a heart of glass
Seemed like the real thing, only to find
Mucho mistrust, love’s gone behind
Once I had a love and it was divine
Soon found out I was losing my mind
It seemed like the real thing but I was so blind
Mucho mistrust, love’s gone behind”

4. Just What I Needed: The Cars

This song was written by Ric Ocasek. “Just What I Needed” was the first single off The Cars 1978 debut self-titled album. This track is the bands most well known song. This song reached number 27 on the US charts and number 17 on the UK charts.

“I don’t mind you comin’ here
And wastin’ all my time
‘Cause when you’re standin’, oh so near
I kinda lose my mind
It’s not the perfume that you wear
It’s not the ribbons in your hair
And I don’t mind you comin’ here
And wastin’ all my time
I don’t mind you hangin’ out
And talkin’ in your sleep
It doesn’t matter where you’ve been
As long as it was deep, yeah”

3. What I like About You: The Romantics

This song was written by Mike Skill, Wally Palmar, and Jimmy Marinos. This song reached number 49 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. However, this song did well in Australia and reached number two on the Australian Singles Chart list.

“Hey, uh huh huh
Hey, uh huh huh
What I like about you, you hold me tight
Tell me I’m the only one, wanna’ come over tonight, yea
Keep on whispering in my ear
Tell me all the things that I wanna’ to hear, ’cause that’s true
That’s what I like
That’s what I like”

2. I Love Rock & Roll: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

This song was written by Alan Merrill and Jane Hooker. “I Love Rock & Roll” was covered by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts in 1982 and they made the song famous. This song was number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 list for seven weeks. This single was certified platinum and had over two million sales.

“I saw him dancin’ there by the record machine
I knew he must a been about seventeen
The beat was goin’ strong
Playin’ my favorite song
An’ I could tell it wouldn’t be long
Till he was with me, yeah me,
An’ I could tell it wouldn’t be long
Till he was with me, yeah me, singin’
I love rock n’ roll
So put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock n’ roll
So come an’ take your time an’ dance with me”

1. My Generation: The Who

This song was written by Pete Townshend. Townshend wrote this song on a train and it was inspired by the Queen Mother who had his hearse towed because she was offended by seeing it parked in the neighborhood. The song is about trying to find your place in society. This song was number eleven on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list. This song also ranked at number thirteen on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll list.

“People try to put us d-down (Talkin’ ’bout my generation)
Just because we get around (Talkin’ ’bout my generation)
Things they do look awful c-c-cold (Talkin’ ’bout my generation)
I hope I die before I get old (Talkin’ ’bout my generation)
This is my generation
This is my generation, baby”

In conclusion, there are many fun power pop songs out there to listen to. Power
Pop has strong vocals and has elements from both rock and pop in the music. I hope you enjoyed this list.

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