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Pop goes the World... The History of Pop!

24 August, 2016
Pop goes the World... The History of Pop!
Pop as we know it today originated in the UK and the States during the 1950s/1960s, and came about from rock and roll!

Pop music is universal, and often borrows elements from other music styles such as dance, rock, and country to name a few; but there are definitely core elements that define pop music. Short to medium-length songs, verse-chorus structure, repeated choruses and melodic tunes for example...
 
1950's Pop started with the men such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Elvis Presley... with a swing of the hips Pop was on the music radar!
1960's We saw the beginnings of what we call "The Boy Band" today - The Beatles and The Beach Boys dominated the charts, but artists such as Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder were also on the rise.
1970's With the likes of Abba, disco started to influence pop.
1980's This decade had a huge influence on Pop music! The king and queen of Pop were anointed... Michael Jackson and Madonna! Jackson with his Thriller LP and Madonna with hits such as "Like a Prayer". The 80's was also known for its one-hit-wonders but it still produced amazing artists such as Prince, Kylie Minogue and U2.
1990's Influenced by R&B, acts such as Mariah Carey, MC Hammer and Destiny's Child thrived and artists such as J Lo and Ricky Martin's popularity saw a rise In Latin pop music. Even pop music was on the rise in Asia, known as J-pop! The J = Japan!
2000's Artists as well as groups are thriving! The backstreet Boys, Gwen Stefani, Robbie Williams, Britney Spears to name a few… The Pop divas of the 90's were still going strong thanks to albums they released. The trend of teen pop stars also took off thanks to TV’s the Disney channel, so girls like Miley Cyress hit the Scene. And of course the show American Idol has been a Massive Phenomenon and having created many a pop star, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood are just two. R&B and Pop also blended to bring about singers such as Rhianna.

Pop music may be simple, repetitive, easy-to-make music according to the critics but its catchy, cool, sing-a-long tunes that we all know and love!

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