I'm an anything goes kind of person - but if it had to be one or the other - I'd do pop...
In my mind:Spiderman;290108 said:How would you define each (broadly or stereotypically), just so I have an idea of what I'm comparing...
I wouldn't say a LOT of them, but yeah, I guess a few of them could be considered so. And, of course, those are the tunes that most everybody knows them for because they're the ones that got the most airplay across the widest variety of radio stations and video shows...meh. I still like their harder-edged stuff, so I guess I have to publicly admit to liking a band that has a pop hit or 2.EricBess;290118 said:I think sometimes it on the song almost more than the group. Nickelback definitely has songs that I wouldn't classify as pop, but they also have a lot of songs that could very easily be considered pop.
That's great. I'm a huge Billie Joel fan myself, but would you consider his music "Rock"? I think most people would consider him pop (along with Huwey Luis and a few of the others you mentioned).Oversoul;290173 said:...Rock probably has more self-glorifying songs than the total number of songs that even exist in many other genres. You know, It's Still Rock and Roll to Me.
It has the word "rock" in the title as a verb, so it still counts. Also, sex goes with rock and roll anyway, which is yet another point in its favor. And yeah, Rock and Roll All Night is a pretty famous one and all, it's just that one of the first ones that popped into my head was God Gave Rock and Roll to You and that's also by Kiss (as a cover, but I was thinking of their version anyway). But I suppose I should have included that one (among others).turgy22;290196 said:That song is about sex, not music. You forgot an obvious one, though - Rock and Roll All Night by Kiss.
I think he's definitely an example of an artist who is considered to be in both categories.EricBess;290203 said:That's great. I'm a huge Billie Joel fan myself, but would you consider his music "Rock"? I think most people would consider him pop (along with Huwey Luis and a few of the others you mentioned).
You know, the old crooners are technically labeled as pop singers. But who thinks of them upon hearing "pop music"?But I think this actually adds to your point. "Rock" is a very broad category and much of "pop" could actually be considered "rock" by certain standards, even if most people would only consider "Light rock" to be "pop".