Pop Music

Pop Music

Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the 1950s, and comes from rock and roll. As a genre, pop music is very eclectic, often borrowing elements from other styles including urban, dance, rock, Latin and country; nevertheless, there are core elements that define pop. These include generally short-to-medium length songs, written in a basic format (often the verse-chorus structure), as well as the common use of repeated choruses, melodic tunes, and catchy hooks.

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Pop music (a term that originally derives from an abbreviation of 'popular') is a genre of popular music which originated in its modern form in the 1950s, deriving from rock and roll. The terms popular music and pop music are often used interchangeably, even though the former is a description of music which is popular (and can include any style), whilst the latter is a specific genre containing qualities of mass appeal. As a genre, pop music is very eclectic, often borrowing elements from other styles including urban, dance, rock, Latin and country; nonetheless, there are core elements which define pop. Such include generally short-to-medium length songs, written in a basic format (often the verse-chorus structure), as well as the common employment of repeated choruses, melodic tunes, and catchy hooks.

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