Pop music

This article is about a specific music genre. For popular music in general, see Popular music. For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation).
"Pop song" redirects here. For other uses, see Pop Song.

Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the Western world as a softer alternative to rock and roll. The terms "popular music" and "pop music" are often used interchangeably, although the former describes all music that is popular and includes many styles. "Pop" and " rock" were synonymous terms until the late 1960s, when they were increasingly used in opposition from each other.

Although pop music is seen as just the singles charts, it is not the sum of all chart music. Pop music is eclectic, and often borrows elements from other styles such as urban, dance, rock, Latin, and country; nonetheless, there are core elements that define pop music. Identifying factors 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 hooks.

Definitions

David Hatch and Stephen Millward define pop music as "a body of music which is distinguishable from popular, jazz, and folk musics". [4] According to Pete Seeger, pop music is "professional music which draws upon both folk music and fine arts music". [3] Although pop music is seen as just the singles charts, it is not the sum of all chart music. The music charts contain songs from a variety of sources, including classical, jazz, rock, and novelty songs. Pop music, as a genre, is seen as existing and developing separately. [5] Thus "pop music" may be used to describe a distinct genre, aimed at a youth market, often characterized as a softer alternative to rock and roll. [6] Musicologist Allan Moore surmises that the term "pop music" itself may have originated from Pop art. [7] Additionally, it's important to note that pop music is always evolving, which means that the definition of pop music can change, too. [8] It's also important to be cognizant of the distinction between pop music and popular music. According to The New Grove Dictionary Of Music and Musicians, popular music is defined as "the music since industrialization in the 1800's that is most in line with the tastes and interests of the urban middle class." [8]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Popmusiek
Alemannisch: Popmusik
العربية: بوب
aragonés: Musica pop
asturianu: Pop
azərbaycanca: Pop musiqi
Bân-lâm-gú: Pop im-ga̍k
беларуская: Поп-музыка
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Поп-музыка
български: Поп музика
Boarisch: Popmusi
bosanski: Pop-muzika
català: Música pop
Cebuano: Musikong pop
čeština: Pop music
dansk: Popmusik
Deutsch: Popmusik
Ελληνικά: Ποπ μουσική
español: Pop
Esperanto: Pop-muziko
euskara: Pop
Fiji Hindi: Pop music
føroyskt: Popptónleikur
français: Pop (musique)
Frysk: Popmuzyk
Gaeilge: Pop-cheol
Gàidhlig: Pop
galego: Música pop
贛語: 流行音樂
한국어: 팝 음악
hrvatski: Pop
Bahasa Indonesia: Musik pop
interlingua: Musica pop
íslenska: Popptónlist
italiano: Musica pop
ქართული: პოპ-მუსიკა
қазақша: Поп-музыка
Kiswahili: Muziki wa pop
Kurdî: Pop
Кыргызча: Поп-музыка
latviešu: Popmūzika
Lëtzebuergesch: Popmusek
lietuvių: Popmuzika
Limburgs: Popmeziek
la .lojban.: zgirpopu
magyar: Popzene
македонски: Поп-музика
मराठी: पॉप संगीत
მარგალური: პოპ-მუსიკა
Bahasa Melayu: Muzik pop
Nāhuatl: Pop
Nederlands: Popmuziek
norsk bokmål: Popmusikk
norsk nynorsk: Pop
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Pop musiqa
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਪੌਪ ਸੰਗੀਤ
Patois: Pap myuuzik
polski: Muzyka pop
português: Música pop
română: Muzică pop
русский: Поп-музыка
Scots: Pop muisic
Seeltersk: Popmusik
sicilianu: Mùsica liggera
Simple English: Pop music
slovenščina: Pop glasba
ślůnski: Popowo muzyka
کوردیی ناوەندی: مۆسیقای پۆپ
српски / srpski: Поп музика
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Pop
svenska: Popmusik
Tagalog: Musikang pop
தமிழ்: பரப்பிசை
ไทย: ป็อป
Türkçe: Pop müzik
українська: Поп-музика
Tiếng Việt: Pop
Võro: Popmuusiga
ייִדיש: פאפ מוזיק
粵語: 波普音樂
Zeêuws: Popmuziek