Soft rock, also known as light rock and adult-oriented rock, is a derivative form of pop rock that originated in the late 1960s in the U.S. region of Southern California and in the United Kingdom. The style smoothed over the edges of singer-songwriter and pop rock,  relying on simple, melodic songs with big, lush productions.
The following is a list of notable soft rock bands and artists and their most notable soft rock songs. This list should not include artists whose main style of music is anything other than soft rock, even if they have released one or more songs that fall under the "soft rock" genre.
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"Soft/Rock" is the debut single released by Lemon Jelly on 21 June 2001. The 7" single was released in two formats; the first was limited to 1,000 copies and released on blue vinyl, each coming in its own hand-stitched denim sleeve with a flavoured condom, the second was also limited to 1,000 copies but released on black vinyl in a black sleeve with a sticker.
- Too Many Artists Listed
- Soft Rock vs. Adult Contemporary
- The Term Soft Rock Was First Used in The 60s
- The List Is Getting Longer
- Is There Any Need For The George Carlin Quote?
- Pop Rock?
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I removed a bunch of artists from the article, but they got re-inserted. Some of these make no sense. The Beatles? Simon & Garfunkel? The Supremes? They stopped recording before soft rock was even invented. Others just don't fit the category. Not everything that's "easy listening" is soft rock. R&B like Boyz II Men and New Age like Enya are their own genres. Korny O'Near08:19, 13 July 2006 (UTC) 1. Hmm.. The Beatles' "If I Fell" does seem to sound very 'soft-rocky'. Dave Clark Five also had a hit with "Because". Don't forget about the Bee Gees' 1960's material with songs such as 'Spicks and Specks' (a poppy yet soft-rock sound), 'Could It Be' or 'Three Kisses of Love'. Don't know why 98 Degrees or All 4 Onewere thrown in there by that user. This genre does indeed confuse alot of people. My idea is to erase the list altogether and simply put artist/singers in alphabetical order with an example of a song or songs, so we know why they were thrown into the soft rock category in the firs...
Soft Rock is just a slogan for an Adult Contemporary format. There is no "soft rock" industry classification. Thus, this article should be combined with the Adult Contemporary article. Does a Wikipedian know how to add that tag, so it can be discussed? Goeverywhere05:44, 27 September 2006 (UTC) I disagree. I felt like the description was very accurate. Soft Rock is a single style of music within the many in adult contemporary.
for groups like the Association, Fifth Dimension, Free Design, Simon & Garfunkel & hundreds of others! Go and buy the japanese book 'Soft Rock' from Vanda! The Artikel is WRONG! it's rubbish to say that Soft Rock startet in the 70s!
The examples of soft rock songs/singers is overly long. When I sorted it into a list I only expected a short sample, but I guess some editors decided to put every soft rock song/singer out there. I'm putting a clean up tag and a note not to add further more. It's bloated as it is. ResurgamII14:00, 20 June 2007 (UTC)
Does the quote by comedian George Carlin serve any purpose other than to express an editor's distaste for soft rock? Does anyone mind if I remove it? 1337wesm03:26, 30 July 2007 (UTC) Cliff Richard, Olivia Newton John, Dione Warwick, the Carpenters...come on if the term is to have any validity at all these defintely aren't soft rock —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 14:26, 26 February 2008 (UTC)
Couldn't soft rock be a form of pop rock? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 20:21, 20 March 2013 (UTC) 1. Sometimes soft rock can copy pop rock. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 20:31, 20 March 2013 (UTC)
Looking through the history, I see this article is much better than it was a few years ago when most of the comments on this talk page were relevant... But the middle paragraph in the "History" section contains significant original research which is mostly incorrect (Spector's orchestration on "The Long and Winding Road" is not a 'remix,' 'acid rock' was not the dominant form of music in the 60s or the Beatles' sound, Spector did not operate without the Beatles' knowledge, and they certainly did not break up because of it). The single citation given does not support any of this information, but because it's cited, I'm leaving this explanation as to why I removed it.--Drasil (talk) 01:01, 28 June 2013 (UTC) 1. I am sorry to see that removed, because I believe these are all acknowledged facts, but any references will tell you the same thing. Start by reading The Long and Winding Road which should verify that the orchestration is Spector's remix, he did operate without the Beatles' kno...
@Lustiger seth: Could you please explain why the text you removed is "spam"? It was simply a reference helping to verify what is stated in the accompanying text. LifeofTau13:56, 1 October 2018 (UTC) 1. @Life of Tau: I don’t see the reasoning for it to be spam, but the person then said it is a unreliable source. ~SML • TP15:16, 1 October 2018 (UTC)
A discussion is taking place as to whether Portal:Soft Rock is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted. The page will be discussed at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Soft Rockuntil a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines. Users may edit the page during the discussion, including to improve the page to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the deletion notice from the top of the page. North America100023:20, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
I've been working to improve this article by adding info on some significant artists and songs, notably in the mid-60s The Byrds and The Turtles. Also added mention of Neil Young's "Heart of Gold" from 1972, as well as a paragraph on Charlie Rich's 1973 hits "Behind Closed Doors" and "The Most Beautiful Girl". I had even included a quote about Charlie Rich by Greil Marcus in Mystery Train. The removal of my edits is seeming to be malicious, as though someone is claiming ownership of this article. BlueMesa171 (talk) 06:17, 16 January 2020 (UTC) 1. The last removal was of content either not referenced or the songs you mentioned were not sourced as soft rock in their respective articles. Thanks for your good faith edits nonetheless. ~ Hiddenstranger (talk) 02:52, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
Soft Rock was the last official release by Minneapolis band Lifter Puller.Released in 2002, it was a compilation of nearly all of the band's songs—save those found on their final studio album, Fiestas and Fiascos—and a few other odds and ends.
Soft rock. Soft rock is subgenre of rock music. Some people find it lighter and more relaxing than rock and roll while some cannot stand it. Some singers and musicians who sing soft rock are: Bread, The Carpenters and Chicago . This short article about music can be made longer.