Sure, classic rock fans love pop music — but they prefer it with a little extra punch. It was the year that the Cars released their classic, self-titled debut, along with its three hit singles. And marked the founding of the Knack , who would land a power pop blockbuster the following year. Here are 10 gems from that era. While Rick certainly knows his way around an axe, the punchy guitar part that drives this No. Released as a single, it flopped everywhere — except Japan. Good move. The undeniably catchy gem was written in 15 minutes!
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I am 39 years old. Look it up. For this list, we guarantee that we will offend at least 90 of you because we misclassified every single entry. Shut up, Butt-Head. JF: This song showcases a beautiful usage of instrumentation throughout.
What makes a pop song a classic? A catchy melody, for sure. A beat that makes you want to move.