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Pop is a popular music genre that emerged in its present form in the United States and the United Kingdom in the mid-1950s. Although the phrases popular music and pop music are sometimes used interchangeably, the former refers to all popular music, which encompasses a wide range of forms. Pop music comprised rock & roll and the youth-oriented forms it influenced during the 1950s and 1960s. Until the late 1960s, rock and pop were virtually synonymous, with pop being associated with music that was more commercial, transitory, and accessible.

Despite the fact that much of the music on record charts is classified as pop music, the genre is distinct from chart music. Repeated choruses and hooks, short to medium-length songs composed in a simple style (typically the verse-chorus structure), and easy-to-dance-to rhythms and tempos are all common identifying features. Pop music frequently incorporates elements from various genres, including rock, urban, dance, Latin, and country.

Pop music is defined by David Hatch and Stephen Millward as “a corpus of music distinct from popular, jazz, and folk musics.” Pop music, according to Pete Seeger, is “professional music that incorporates both folk and fine arts music.” Pop music, according to music scholar David Boyle, is any form of music that a person has been exposed to through the mass media. Most people believe that pop music consists just of singles charts and not of all chart songs.


Tunes from a range of genres, including classical, jazz, rock, and novelty songs, may be found in the music charts. Pop music is viewed as a distinct genre that exists and develops on its own. As a result, the word “pop music” may be used to designate a separate genre that is meant to appeal to everyone, and is typically described as “immediate singles-based music geared towards teens,” as opposed to “album-based music for adults.”

Pop music evolves in lockstep with the term’s meaning. Popular music, according to music critic Bill Lamb, is “music that has been most in tune with the preferences and interests of the urban middle class since industrialisation in the 1800s.” In 1926, the phrase “pop song” was used to describe a piece of music with “popular appeal.”

Many events in the history of recording in the 1920s, according to Hatch and Millward, may be viewed as the genesis of the contemporary pop music business, especially in country, blues, and hillbilly music.

The word “pop music” “originated in Britain in the mid-1950s as a descriptor for rock and roll and the new young music forms that it spawned,” according to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians’ website. While pop’s “earlier meaning meant concerts appealing to a wide audience since the late 1950s, however, pop has had the special meaning of non-classical mus, usually in the form of songs, performed by such artists as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, ABBA, and others,” according to the Oxford Dictionary of Music. “In the early 1960s, ‘pop music’ competed terminologically with beat music, while its coverage overlapped (and still does) with that of ‘rock and roll’ in the United States,” according to Grove Music Online.

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