Introduction Pop music is usually understood to becommercially recorded music, often orientedtowards a youth market, usually consisting of relatively short, simple songs utilizing technological innovations to produce newvariations on existing themes. Pop music hasabsorbed influences from most other forms of popular music, such as Pop Rock.
OriginsThe term "pop song," is first recorded as being used in 1926in the sense of a piece of music "having popular appeal".Pop Music began roughly 50 years ago. Its date of birth, isdifficult to define. What is indisputable is that Elvis Presley,was the first, and perhaps the most dynamic, expression of amusic that was raw and primal, charged with a sexualtension that was best measured by the shrill din of the adultvoices attempting to shout it down.At that moment the notion of youth, both as a culture and ademographic, was born; it defines our culture now to adegree that we no longer question.
Pop FactsMichael Jackson was often referred to as the King of Pop.The Beatles were said to be the biggest pop band of all time.Pop artists often started in the music business from a veryyoung age. Eg. Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, JustinBieber.Sometimes people refer to pop music as cheesy pop when itinvolves dance moves and soppy lyrics.If pop music stands for popular music then technically allthe music in the charts could be classed as pop music.
AlbumsKey Pop Albums:1970 - 1980Michael Jackson - Thriller ABBA – Super Trouper Duran Duran - Rio Madonna – True Blue The Osmonds – The Very Wham! – Make It Big Kylie Minogue - Kylie Nsync – No Strings Attached Best Of The Osmonds
Albums Key Pop Albums: 1990 - 2005 Britney Spears – Oops…I Spice Girls - Spice S Club 7 - S Club Boyzone – Where We did it again BelongNsync – No Strings Attached Steps Take That – Everything Changes Christina Aguilera
AlbumsKey Pop Albums:2005 - PresentJustin Bieber – My World 2.0 Lady Gaga – Born This Way The Wanted Selena Gomez – Kiss & Tell Miley Cyrus - Breakout Jessie J – Who You Are Katy Perry – Teenage Dream Rihanna - LOUD