Pop rock utilizes a pop style of light lyrics than those found in heavier guitar based rock songs. It is known for being more mellow and slow. Despite this, many have claimed that pop rock puts lyrics second to music, and seeks to engage the audience in its oftentimes hypnotic melodies.
Successful musicians that have oftentimes been classified as pop rock are Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Elton John, Madonna and Phil Collins. Current pop rock musicians include: Jonas Brothers and Maroon 5.
Many have associated the Pop Rock genre with teen bands and a teen audience, that enjoys “rock” but likes the less harsh style of the group.