Chris, Chris, Chris...Where to begin?
First off, we need to fact-check your title. DOES EVERYONE LOVE Cheap Trick? Methinks not.
Leaving that aside, I'm ok with some of your list, with these exceptions:
The Cars - Clearly, you meant to type, "I Totally get the Cars and love their melodies." It's ok; we all make mistakes.
Yardbirds - They're famous for two things:
1) having some of the greatest guitar players ever
2) constantly having those same guitar players leave their band and become superstars.
Have pity on them.
Blues Traveler - I'll excuse you if you didn't realize their debut album was released in 1994.
Bon Jovi - (in Jersey accent) What ya got against Jersey, bro?
Def Leppard - (also in Jersey accent) What ya got against strippers, bro?
But seriously, good post!