commonly mistaken for being a shortened version of 'popular music', pop music is a term that applies to songs which use a pretty formulaic verse chorus bridge, verse chorus as the standard.. a rock n' roll song that hits it bigtime is still a rock song.. popular country tunes are still country tunes.. hip hop be hip hop. due to mass-corruption on many levels of humanity, pop's name has been spoiled--forever linked to (but not limited to) the latest top40 geared studio manufactured product pusher of the month.
fella #1: "did you watch conan last night?"
duder #2: "nah, too busy watchin'the music video station."
fella #1: "those music video's are nothing more than 3 1/2 minute commercials, played over and over until we know the words, associate that with liking it and buy the album."
duder #2: *singing latest madonna song in his head* "huh? whah? sorry, i wasn't listening."
fella #1: "record companys decide and let the music channels and radio stations know what the next hit single shall be. they can afford to do that sorta thing."
duder #2: "but kelly clarkson totally rocks!"
fella #1: "wrong. she will be gone shortly and forever erased from our memories."
duder #2: "who was on conan?"
fella #1: "broken social scene.. amazing band, proving that the pop music has room for growth, depth, and talent."
duder #2: "you gonna eat that?"
fella #1: "ugh.. take it." *hands over his sandwich*
by the-rich February 27, 2006
Music that people like because the singer(s) are cute. You never hear somebody call a rock god cute.
OMG look its Justine Timberlake hes is the cutest thing ever. ( wat is heard all the time)
OMG look its Jimi Hendrix he is the hottest thing ive ever seen (wat is never heard)
by goosebumpsadair June 26, 2005
A music genre that tends to be in the mainstream. It usually is repetitive, and it focuses of the words being formed in a rhythm that connects to people who grown a liking to it, usually people are raised upon it because it is the easiest and weakest form of music created, this is why most artists resort to it when they are desperate, it becomes famous instantly and easily, but A lot of it is recycled and processed into another song that is similar with beats but the lyrics are changed and the rhythm is changed a little. That's why when people start off or resort to pop music or the mainstream "Pop "of their Genre, they tend to get less respect because it is typical, not original or meaningful, it is repetitive and only weakens music as a whole. It can start off as for example rock music and then weaken to pop music, people may think it is still rock, but it's really turned pop, with just enough rock to even be considered rock music, when it's just pop music disguised as rock n roll. This is why they may call it "mainstream" because it is basically pop music of that genre. So all in all pop music is either a weakened, recycled, & repetitive form of another genre, or it is simply lyrics with a weak beat and formed to whom like the mainstream sound, which tends to be extremely popular.
Idiot: "Is that hip hop song fancy by Iggy azalea?"

Smart person: "No, that is simply a mainstream pop music disguised as hiphop"
by Madison P February 07, 2015
Pop Music: the reason I have my dad's .22 loaded, next to my head if I hear that goddamn "Toxic" song one more time!!
1. Who really wants to know about Britney's sexual peferences?(That was a retortical question, boys.)
2. I really do not give a shit about being young and hopeless.
by dark soul March 16, 2004
Owww my ears...make it stop make it stop make it stop.::Gets out cd player and puts in rock music::
Pop music must die!
by darkdreamer July 21, 2003
The shittiest excuse for music since rap. See also craptacular or shithouse. The only exception from pop being shit it The Beatles, but I think of them as classic rock.
Pop loving teenager - Oh wow, don't you just love Justin Timberlake? His new song is so hooooot!!! I LOVE POP MUSIC!!!
Real music lover - Get the fuck away from me *kicks several times in head*
by The Awesomest Guy EVER October 18, 2006
pop music is written by no-talent persons and sung by bitches and losers like Janet Jackson. Mostly one pop music sounds just like the others because it was written by a drunken 19 year old asstard who took a music class in high school and think's he's the next David Bowie.
I listened to pop music for 3 hours until my brain imploded because of all the stupid sound-alike music and the retarded lyrics.
by myliecyrussucks August 14, 2009

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