I can’t say that melody is a strong quality in the music I listened to. There is a feel of chant to the songs, from Hip Hop to Rock, usually with a loud beat driving it. However, some of the melodies carry the song, and provide variations on formula Pop that are pleasing. Jordan Sparks is a good melody artist, as is Colby Caillat. Both have written songs that could hold their own with just guitar and voice. The melodies of Love Remains the Same by Gavin Rossdale and A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton hold emotion within them and involve some good melodic instrumental hooks. Ne-Yo’s So Sick (of Love Songs) makes a pretty tune, as does everything by Maroon 5, no matter how graphic or horrible the words.