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Popular music, briefly Pop, is the most widespread and profitable genre worldwide. On charts,like TOP 100 the majority of songs are pop songs.

It could be national pop music (the pop music of each country) or international the songs are usually in English. The origins of pop music is found in 1920s almost a hundred years before ! The “parents” of pop music in America are country music and RnB (Rythm and blues) is relative with Rock music, another popular music genre. Pop stars are very famous in every country of this world!Pop music had changed a lot in the way of time, but main basics are still there! Firstly basic is the quite small length of the songs like two and a half or three minutes. Secondly, are ear catching songs with almost no improvisations or solos. The main musical instruments used are electric guitar, base guitar, drums and keyboards.Since last decade indispensable elements of pop songs are sound effects lend by dance music. There is always a singer( man or woman ). Very few pop songs are instrumental. The most of Pop songs many focus on very simple subjects like sentimental situations or self introspection. Some songs in 60s or 70s have had more complicated lyrics about drugs, political situation, against war messages etc.

Basic elements of pop songs is chorus ,the part of the song that repeats in regularly in the same song, and the riff the basic and repeatable melody in all song. Pop music is liked overwhelmingly by teenagers so it called by many “young’s people” music. As it mentioned above there are lot of things changed in pop music. Today’s pop music is “merged” with elecrodance music. Such a term as a DJ was born. DJ headphones became a new musical instrument. The union of two genres does the electropop music. There is a significant declining in popularity of pop music. Most young people like more hip-hop and RnB music, or indy- stoner- psychedelic rock music. Nevertheless pop music still touches the heart and soul of young people. In pop stars concerts many people meet the man or the woman of them life. Pop music stars are ,positive or negative, role models for teenagers of all over the world. Pop music had been blamed for the drugs raising in people between sixteen and twenty two years old. On the other hand pop concerts like “live aid” helps poor nations and spread the message of world solidarity. Many pop stars in the past prompted piece and justice in the world. Is the only music genre that can change our planet!

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