What are some soft rock bands I never heard of and should know about?

Searching for little known bands that sound like REM, Goo Goo Dolls, Matchbox 20 etc.

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  • 10 years ago
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    Below is a list of the 200 Greatest Soft Rock Artists: Its not fair to say what you have never heard of because only you know that for certain. There are a few in this list I have never heard of like **

    1. Fleetwood Mac

    2. The Eagles

    3. Billy Joel

    4. Elton John

    5. Neil Diamond

    6. Paul Simon

    7. Sting

    8. James Taylor

    9. Chicago (80's work)

    10. Journey

    11. Eric Clapton (later work)

    12. Celine Dion

    13. Phil Collins

    14. Joni Mitchell

    15. Moody Blues

    16. Linda Ronstadt

    17. Carly Simon

    18. Van Morrison

    19. Bread

    20. Jimmy Buffett

    21. Don Henley

    22. Carol King

    23. Sarah McLachlan

    24. Stevie Nicks

    25. Bee Gees

    26. America

    27. Lionel Richie

    28. Jackson Browne

    29. Toto

    30. Hall & Oates

    31. Steve Winwood

    32. Rod Stewart

    33. John Denver

    34. Three Dog Night

    35. Peter Cetera

    36. Michael McDonald

    37. Foreigner

    38. Supertramp

    39. Doobie Brothers

    40. Seals and Crofts

    41. Luther Vandross

    42. Barry Manilow

    43. The Carpenters

    44. Todd Rundgren

    45. Kenny Loggins

    46. Steely Dan

    47. Sade

    48. Beach Boys (later work)

    49. Harry Chapin

    50. REO Speedwagon

    51. Don McLean

    52. Boz Scaggs

    53. Seal

    54. The Police

    55. Sheryl Crow

    56. Air Supply

    57. Richard Marx

    58. Chris de Burgh

    59. Enya

    60. Natalie Merchant

    61. Shawn Colvin

    62. Peter Gabriel

    63. Gordon Lightfoot

    64. Norah Jones

    65. Genesis

    66. Sinead O'Connor

    67. Melissa Etheridge

    68. Styx

    69. Chris Rea**

    70. Bryan Ferry

    71. Coldplay

    72. Dan Fogelberg

    73. Anita Baker

    74. Jewel

    75. Alanis Morissette

    76. Tracy Chapman

    77. Paul McCartney/Wings

    78. The Corrs

    79. k.d. lang

    80. Dave Mason

    81. Chris Isaak

    82. Mark Knopfler

    83. Steve Perry

    84. Sophie B. Hawkins

    85. The Wallflowers

    86. Bruce Hornsby & The Range

    87. Bryan Adams

    88. Orleans

    89. Hootie and the Blowfish

    90. Gloria Estefan

    91. Crowded House

    92. Joan Armatrading

    93. Cliff Richard

    94. Simply Red

    95. Gin Blossoms

    96. Starship

    97. Clay Aiken

    98. Shawn Mullins

    99. Loverboy

    100. Marc Cohn

    101. Roxette

    102. Christopher Cross

    103. Al Stewart

    104. John Waite

    105. Aimee Mann

    106. Five For Fighting

    107. Eric Carmen

    108. Train

    109. Berlin

    110. Cowboy Junkies

    111. Del Amitri

    112. England Dan & John Ford Coley

    113. Ben Harper

    114. Juice Newton

    115. Wilson Phillips

    116. Crystal Gayle

    117. Dionne Farris

    118. Mike and the Mechanics

    119. Firefall

    120. The Honeydrippers

    121. Natalie Cole

    122. Matchbox 20

    123. Blues Traveler

    124. K.T. Tunstall

    125. Fiona Apple

    126. The Cranberries

    127. Carrie Underwood

    128. Dido

    129. Paula Cole

    130. Nicolette Larson

    131. Los Lobos

    132. Ambrosia

    133. Counting Crows

    134. Matthew Good Band**

    135. The Sundays**

    136. Belinda Carlisle

    137. Ben Folds

    138. Paul Young

    139. Jann Arden**

    140. Michael Franks**

    141. Joan Osborne

    142. Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories

    143. Atlanta Rhythm Section

    144. Dan Hill

    145. The Beautiful South**

    146. Billy Vera & the Beaters

    147. Melissa Manchester

    148. Stephen Bishop

    149. Climax Blues Band

    150. Squeeze

    151. The Babys

    152. Soul Asylum

    153. Bonnie Tyler

    154. Dobie Gray

    155. Portishead

    156. Bobby Caldwell

    157. Billy Ocean

    158. Jim Brickman

    159. Everything But The Girl

    160. Rickie Lee Jones

    161. Robbie Dupree

    162. Kelly Clarkson

    163. a-ha

    164. Mazzy Star

    165. Tracy Bonham

    166. Daniel Powter

    167. The Fray

    168. Freddy Johnston**

    169. Indigo Girls

    170. Beth Orton

    171. Corinne Bailey Rae

    172. Blue Rodeo**

    173. The Finn Brothers**

    174. Benny Mardones

    175. Kelly Sweet**

    176. Goo Goo Dolls

    177. David Gray

    178. Katrina Carlson**

    179. The Eels

    180. Neil Finn**

    181. Sam Philips**

    182. Joe Henry**

    183. Toby Beau**

    185. Walter Egan**

    186. Michael Pen**n

    187. Savage Garden

    188. Pure Prarie League

    189. Robert John

    190. Pablo Cruise

    191. Joshua Kadison

    192. Bob Welch

    193. Kristin Hersh**

    194. Kimberley Locke

    195. Ron Smith**

    196. Ayla Brown**

    197. Kirsty McColl**

    198. Matthews' Southern Comfort**

    199. Chrisette Michele**

    200. Kimberly Dahme**

    I have heard that this list is amongst the greatest of all time, so I hope it helps you. Sorry if it is long.

  • nolton
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    affordable Trick - hi There (short yet sweet) Pearl Jam - Even move, Alive guns 'n' Roses - Welcome To The Jungle, sweet infant O' Mine, November Rain, Paradise city, Rocket Queen Def Leppard - Love Bites, enable's Get Rocked, Rocket, Pour some Sugar On Me Jane's addiction - Mountain music, stop! AC/DC - Jailbreak, Thunderstruck, Who Made Who, Moneytalks The Eagles - inn California, get over It Motorhead - Ace Of Spades Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild Daddy Cool - Eagle Rock Black Sabbath/Ozzy Osbourne - Paranoid, conflict Pigs, Iron guy ZZ excellent - l. a. Grange, Legs, ranges

  • Thrakk
    Lv 4
    10 years ago

    band _ good starting album

    the sea and cake - the biz

    archer prewitt - three

    thingy - songs about angels, evil, and running around on fire

    quasi - featuring birds

    jim guthrie - now more than ever

    jim o'rourke - insignificance

    guided by voices - bee thousand

    john shough - ultra vega

    king creosote - rocket d.i.y., kc rules ok, kenny and beth's...

    beach boys - smiley smile, wild honey, pet sounds

    (because the beach boys greatest hits album (stuff people know) isn't as cool as their trippy stuff)

    genesis - the lamb lies down of broadway, selling england by the pound

    (an acquired taste but once you get it, it is like woah)

    can - future days

    Source(s): my favorites, at least give em a try
  • 10 years ago

    portishead

    lovage

    peeping tom

    wire daisies

    the yeah yeah yeah's

    pucsifer

    massive attack

    kind of went off soft rock but these bands you should def check out if you like soft rock

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  • 10 years ago

    Obadiah Parker

    Camera Obscura

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camera_Obscura_(band)

    Modest Mouse

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modest_Mouse

    I'll have to get some more for you but I am drawing a blank right now.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    The Perishers. Noone in the US Knows about them. I have no idea why. But they are great

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    ^ What he said.

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