Types of Pop music

types of pop music

Types of pop music

Although pop music is melting pot of styles, there is a types of pop music that claims to be pop music in its purest form. This music, usually called pure pop or power pop, typically consists of relatively brief (not over 3 1/2 minutes) songs played on the standard electric guitar, bass and drums with vocals that have a very strong catchy chorus, or hook. Art is not a concern. Audience pleasure in listening to the song is the primary goal.

Among the top pure pop or power pop performers of the past are the Raspberries, Cheap Trick and the Memphis group Big Star. The Knack’s #1 smash hit “My Sharona” is often considered the biggest power pop chart hit. In recent years groups like Jimmy Eat World, Fountains of Wayne have been seen as successors to classic power pop.

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I don't believe this post shows racism as much as it shows a preference for jazz over rap. Fair enough, it's a free country. Imagine a similar post with a transcript from Beethoven, and one from Hank Williams. The poster would not be accused of racism, but expressing a preference between two different types of music. By the way, as everybody knows, both types of music are 'good' and equally valid. (Intellectual/serious vs. folk/pop).
However, I don't agree with the poster in this respect: John Coltrane is unarguably the greater artist, but Lil' Wayne is likely more popular now than Coltrane was during his lifetime

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Who is the most popular French musical artist/band right now in the pop music category?

The artist Yelle is very popular in pop music right now and plays in the electronic genre. She is 26 years old. ChaCha again!

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