Kansas: classic rock with complex symphonic arrangements. All we are is dust in the wind, man. (Kansas playlist.)
Laura Branigan: pop-rock, synthpop, dance, heartfelt hurt/comfort love songs. (Laura Branigan playlist.)
Lifehouse: Post-grunge alt-rock. Some of the songs have spiritual overtones, but they’re not a religious band. (Lifehouse playlist.)
This first one is an eerily-perfect “Stephen Colbert” theme song.