If you like Maroon 5, Matchbox Twenty, Third Eye Blind, Imagine Dragons, Counting Crows, Dave Matthews Band, No Doubt, Sheryl CrowGoo Goo Dolls, The Killers, Green Day and Train, then you’re going to love PopRocks (Ch. 17) — fun, upbeat music that started in the world of rock then crossed over to became massive pop hits in the ’90s and ’00s. You’ve likely jammed out to these artists on The Pulse (Ch. 15) or Lithium (Ch. 34), but now you can find them in one dedicated spot!

PopRocks is like one non-stop carpool karaoke — air guitars, hair-brush microphones and all. Plus, you’ll hear your favorite artists talk about the songs that became pop hits and how it changed their lives and careers.

Get to know one of your new favorite channels with our primer below!


What does PopRocks sound like?

Rock music from the ’90s and ’00s that is edgy while still satisfying the need for that catchy pop hook.

Who are its most important artists?

Maroon 5, Green Day, Matchbox Twenty, The Killers, Third Eye Blind, Imagine Dragons, Goo Goo Dolls

Which artists influenced the artists on PopRocks?

Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Cars

How did PopRocks artists change music?

They started on the rock format of the music industry then broke the mold and crossed over to the mainstream pop world, bringing their music to a larger audience and proving rock songs have mass appeal.

Who did this music later influence?

Imagine Dragons, Walk The Moon, twenty one pilots

What were some of the important albums of the era?

Maroon 5’s Songs About Jane, Green Day’s Dookie, The Killers’ Hot Fuss, Matchbox Twenty’s Yourself or Someone Like You

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