The topics picked for RR lists just goes to show (for the mockers and sneerers) that there's a lot of overlap between pop and poetry. The songs people mention can very often easily stand beside the stuff I read in Carol Ann Duffy's piece in today's Guardian :
Those wonderful poems brought to mind a song from one of Australia's biggest ever bands Cold Chisel called Khe Sanh. Don Walker writes like Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan, two other pop poets (among many)
http://www.coldchisel.com.au/l1_khesahn.html (no, that's not one of my prolific typos - it really is the URL).
And then I went rummaging around for stuff about pop and poetry and found this piece from last year about poet Simon Armitage's love for pop :