top 100

favorite 100 songs

This constantly shifting list displays our FAVORITE songs

 

A Few Notes:

  • These are HOPP's favorite songs

  • These are NOT the best Power Pop songs to everyone  (Just OURs)

  • This list will change...constantly

  • This is our only list that  ranks positions from 1 - 100

  • These songs span all years

  • These songs may be Power Pop blends                       (Example Power Pop/Punk, Power Pop/Country)

The Reasons For This List:

  • This list should give you an idea the style of Power Pop we like here on Hop On Power Pop

  • If you want to submit a song/album or inquiry to us, check out these songs and see if it's a good fit with our style

  • If you like this flavor of Power Pop, you'll probably like this website and our song selections

  • It's meant for fun, enjoyment and to relieve stress

Hope you enjoy our Favorite 100 Power Pop Songs

Hop On Power Pop

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#1
No Matter What (Badfinger)
Album: No Dice (1970)
Written by: Pete Ham
No Matter What
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#2
September Gurls (Big Star)
Album: Radio City (1974)
Written by: Alex Chilton
September Gurls
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#3
Cruel To Be Kind (Nick Lowe)
Album: Labour Of Lust (1979)
Written by: Nick Lowe, Ian Gomm
Cruel To Be Kind
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#4
Go All The Way (The Raspberries)
Album: Raspberries (1972)
Written by: Eric Carmen 
Go All The Way
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#5
Kings Of Power Pop (Paul Collins)
Album: The King Of Power Pop (2010)
Written by: 
Kings of Power Pop
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#6
Waterloo Sunset (The Kinks)
Album: Something Else (1967)
Written by: Ray Davies
Waterloo Sunset
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#7
Same Thing (The Grays)
Album: Ro Sham Bo (1994)
Written by: Jon Brion
Same Thing
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#8
You Wanna Go (Tiny Volcano)
Album: Tiny Volcano (2003)
Written by: Scott McPherson
You Wanna Go
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#9
Not What It Appears (The Tories)
Album: Wonderful Life (1997)
Written by: Steve Bertrand
Not What It Appears
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#10
There She Goes (The LA's)
Album: The LA's (1990)
Written by: Lee Mavers 
There She Goes
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#11
Itchycoo Park (Small Faces)
Album: There Are But Four Small Faces (1967)
Written by: Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane
Itchycoo Park
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#12
I Don't Wanna Know (Julian Lennon)
Album: Photograph Smile (1998)
Written by: Julian Lennon & Mark Spiro
I Don't Wanna Know
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#13
Seen The Light (Ouch!)
Album: Medway Dog (2013)
Written by: Kevin Taylor, Jon Mellor , Darren Green
Seen The Light
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#14
Had To Make You Mine (Cheap Trick)
Album: Busted (Date)
Written by: Tom Petersson, Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander
Had To Make You Mine
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#15
Kissing A Fool (The Pop Cycle)
Album: Where The Action Is (2018)
Written by: David Thompson
Kissing A Fool
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#16
Something That I Need To Hear (Buva)
Album: All This Humming (2006)
Written by: Tom Wolfe
Something That I Need To Hear
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#17
Yesterday Girl (The Smithereens)
Album: 11 (1990)
Written by: Pat DiNizio
Yesterday Girl
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#18
Get You Back (Mike Viola)
Album: Electro de Perfecto (2011)
Written by: Mike Viola & Adam Schlesinger
Get You Back (w_Adam Schlesinger)
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#19
Baby's Coming Back (Jellyfish)
Album: Bellybutton (1980)
Written by: Andy Sturmer
Baby's Coming Back
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#20
Boy or a Girl (Imperial Drag)
Album: Imperial Drag (1996)
Written by: Eric Dover & Roger Joseph Manning, Jr.
Boy Or A Girl
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#21
Glad Girls (Guided By Voices)
Album: Isolation Voices (2001)
Written by: Robert Pollard
Glad Girls
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#22
So Easy To Love Somebody (Material Issue)
Album: Destination Unknown (1992)
Written by: Jim Ellison
So Easy To Love Somebody
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#23
Shake Some Action (Flamin' Groovies)
Album: Shake Some Action (1976
Written by: Cyril Jordan and Chris Wilson 
Shake Some Action
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#24
I Did The Wrong Thing (The Toms)
Album: The Toms (1979)
Written by: Tommy Marolda
I Did The Wrong Thing
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#25
Quit That Scene (Tommy Keene)
Album: Crashing The Ether (2006)
Written by: Tommy Keene
Quit That Scene
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#26
I May Hate You Sometimes (The Posies)
Album: Failure (1988)
Written by: Jon Auer
I May Hate You Some Times
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#27
Deep Six Saturday (Tommy Keene)
Album: Behind The Parade (2011)
Written by: Tommy Keene
Deep Six Saturday
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#28
I Grow Up Fast 
(David Brookings & The Average Lookings)
Album: Scorpio Monologue (2019)
Written by: David Brookings
I Grow Up Fast
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#29
Big Hit Song (The Cautions)
Album: Proceed With... The Cautions (2005)
Written by: Eric Barao
03 Big Hit Song
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#30
Don't Let It Get You Down (Fuzzbubble)
Album: Fuzzbubble (2000)
Written by: Fuzzbubble
Don't Let It Get You Down
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#31
Big Me (Foo Fighters)
Album: Foo Fighters (1995)
Written by: Dave Grohl
Big Me
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#32
Mess Around (Redd Kross)
Album: Show World (1997)
Written by: Jeffery McDonald, Steven McDonald, Brian Reitzell
Mess Around
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#33
Jealous Girl (Ben Kweller)
Album: Go Fly A Kite (2012)
Written by: Ben Kweller
Jealous Girl
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#34
Be Mine Tonight (Mark Hudson)
Album: The Artist (2009)
Written by: Mark Hudson
Be Mine Tonight
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#35
Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) (Edison Lighthouse)
Album: Already (1970)
Written by: Barry Mason & Tony Macaulay
Love Grows
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#36
Welcome To The Show (Kai Danzberg)
Album: Pop Up Radio (2018)
Written by: Kai Danzberg
Welcome To The Show
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#37
Kill Me Now (Velvet Crush)
Album: Free Expression (1999)
Written by: 
Kill Me Now
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#38
I Don't Wanna Cry (The Keys)
Album: The Keys (1981)
Written by: Drew Barfield
I Don't Wanna Cry
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#39
Smilin' (The Knack)
Album: Zoom (1998)
Written by: 
Smilin'
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#40
Ophelia Floats Away (Brad Jones)
Album:  Gilt-Flake (1995)
Written by: Brad Jones
Ophelia Floats Away
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#41
Empty Pages (The Speedways)
Album: Radio Days (2020)
Written by: NEED TO ADD SONG AND COVER STILL!!!!
Track Name
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#42
Years (Mike Ruekberg)
Album: Acrimony & Cheese (2004)
Written by: Mike Ruekberg
Years
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#43
Real (Walter Clevenger & The Dairy Kings)
Album: Love Songs To Myself (1999)
Written by: Walter Clevenger
Real
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#44
Fresher Than The Sweetness In Water (Honeybus)
Album: Story (1970)
Written by: Ray Cane
Fresher Than The Sweetness in Water
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#45
Kisses Are History (The Speedways)
Album: Radio Sounds (2020)
Written by: Matt Julian
Kisses Are History
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#46
Sad Boy (D'Madd)
Album: Ongeneeslijk Beat (2007)
Written by: Gunnar IderingStefan Ringbom
Sad Boy
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#47
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#48
Sitcom Neighbor (Sitcom Neighbor)
Album: Sitcom Neighbor (2007)
Written by: John T. Murphy
Popstar
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#49
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#50
I Want You Back (Hoodoo Gurus)
Album: Stoneage Romeos (2002)
Written by: Dave Faulkner
I Want You Back
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#51
Dyslexic Heart (Paul Westerberg)
Album: Singles Soundtrack (1992)
Written by: Paul Westerberg
Dyslexic Heart
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#52
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#54
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#55
Even If You Don't (Ween)
Album: White Pepper (2000)
Written by: Gene Ween & Dean Ween
Even If You Don't
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#56
Everything Is Wrong (Gigolo Aunts)
Album: Minor Chords And Major Themes (1999)
Written by: Dave Gibbs, Steve Hurley, Jane Wiedlin
Everything Is Wrong
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#57
It's All Good (David Brookings)
Album: Chorus Versus The Bridge (2005)
Written by: David Brookings
It's All Good
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#58
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#61
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#63
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#66
Life Saver (The Grip Weeds)
Album: How I Won The War (2016)
Written by: Kurt Reil, Jon Dawson, CJ Grogan
Life Saver
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#67
Your Turn Next (Sitcom Neighbor)
Album: Shag (2017)
Written by: John T. Murphy
Your Turn Next
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#68
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#69
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#70
Wonderland (The Vapors)
Album: Together (2020)
Written by: Steve Levine
Wonderland
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#71
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#72
Cynical Girl (Marshall Crenshaw)
Album: Marshall Crenshaw (1982)
Written by: Marshall Crenshaw
Cynical Girl
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#73
I'm In Love With You (The Singles)
Album: Better Than Before (2003)
Written by: Vince Frederick
I'm In Love With You
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#74
Smartest Man In The World (The Scheme)
Album: All The Time In The World EP (2016)
Written by: David Thompson
Smartest Man in the World
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#75
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#76
Badfinger Bridge (Corin Ashley)
Album: New Lion Terraces (2013)
Written by: Corin Ashley
Badfinger Bridge
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#77
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#78
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#79
Break Out Tonight (Moon Martin)
Album: Street Fever (1980)
Written by: Moon Martin
Breakout Tonight
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#80
Sad and Blue (Apostrophe)
Album: Sad and Blue [Single] (1979)
Written by: Graham DyeSteven Dye
Sad And Blue
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#81
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#83
The Girl From Yesterday (Gigolo Aunts)
Album:  The One Before The Last (2000)
Written by: Antonio Vega
The Girl From Yesterday
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#84
Haunt You (The 88)
Album: Over & Over (2005)
Written by: Keith Slettedahl
Haunt You
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#85
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#86
Coulda Fooled Me (Chris Church)
Album: Backwards Compatible (2020)
Written by: Chris Church
Coulda Fooled Me
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#87
Guess I Got A Girl (Adam Daniel)
Album: Blue Pop (2006)
Written by: Adam Daniel
Guess I Got a Girl
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#88
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#89
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#90
The Party Rages On (Zumpano)
Album: Look What The Rookie Did (1995)
Written by: Carl Newman, Michael Ledwidge, Stefan Niemann, Jason Zumpano
Track Name
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#91
Then We Go Up (Phil Seymour)
Album: Phil Seymour (1980)
Written by: Phil Seymour
Then We Go Up
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#92
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#93
C'mon Josephine (Duncan Reid & The Big Heads)
Album: Bombs Away (2017)
Written by: Duncan Reid
C'mon Josephine
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#95
Geez Louise (Corin Ashley)
Album: New Lion Terraces (2013)
Written by: Corin Ashley
Geez Louise
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#96
Just The Girl (The Click Five)
Album: Greetings From Imrie House (2005)
Written by: Adam Schlesinger
Just The Girl
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#97
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#98
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#99
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#100
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