1. An acronym for "Popular".
2. A type of music which has been created in order to target a specific demographic which is most likely to buy the music; This is currently 8-16 year olds. Pop is really a sub-genre of many other genres (such as R&B
), however songs are usually written using no more than four chords, following an "ABABCB" pattern of verse, chorus and instrumental. Also it is rare for a pop band to write their own songs, instead having their songs written by some Music College proffessional song writer. Another important part of pop music is image; generally, boy bands/artists tend to look "sexy" and like "bad boys", whilst girl bands/artists tend to be "rebels" against society. However, it is important to note that it is rarely what the artist/band is really like.
3. Bands of other genre's (e.g. Rock
) may become pop when they hit the mainstream
. This is usually because they have been successful enough in their own genres for concert and album sales for their record companies
to use them in the charts to earn a lot more money. The major differences between commercial pop bands and those which "find their way" into pop are that that they usually DO write their own songs, create their own image, even play their own instruments... but can relish in the fact that they don't have to. This music is usually much better, too.
4. Can be used as an acronym for genre's
5. A type of carbonated soft drink. Usually fizzy.
1. "Whoa look at that bloke, he's so pop"
2. Avril Lavigne, Britney Spears, Mcfly, Busted are all pop bands.
3. Green Day are a good example of this - They've managed to appeal to the mainstream as well as their old fans.
4. Pop-Rock, Pop-Punk
5. Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Tizer