Pop music is probably the biggest waste of time this side of Rap. Mostly, the singers are stupid teens with no talent singing about love or what a great day it is. Pop artists never touch on serious or meaningful topics, as it would alienate their fanbase.
Set "Pop music was created by Satan as a way to torture human beings and drive good music FURTHER underground."
by Set Abominae March 15, 2007
Pop music- n. Music that is, as the name suggests, popular among music listeners. Pop(ular) music can be anything really, dance, hip hop, rock, etc. Pop music also varies from country to country, and can be considered to vary even in different areas (what's popular in Midland, Texas may not be as popular in London, for instance...heck, they may even be the same sometimes, who knows). Popular music is not really a genre, but rather any kind of music that is spinning round and round the minds of consumers.
Elvis was popular in his time, so were the Beatles, Nirvana, COUNTLESS folk acts, and well, you get the idea. Popular music is just a term used to designate whats hot on the pulse of music. Just because a lot of people like something doesn't make it bad (not to say that I don't dislike some, if not a lot of pop music personally) because heck, maybe the collective consciousness can come up with some good ideas sometimes, eh? If you just listen to a band because it is not well known, or refuse to listen to a band because it is popular (God forbid you do both), then you are listening to music for all the wrong reasons, and should look into joining a secret club to satisfy your superficial desires to be "cool" because the cool folks just do whatever the heck they want, we dont care what the critics say, even if its good. Thats how cool we are. ;)
by The King of Californitopia December 27, 2005
While originally it was defined solely as merely meaning popular music, the term has evolved, with a second definition.

This newer use defines mostly mainstream music. Catchy, simpler rhythms, repeating chorus, minimal (or no) guitar, heavy drum beats, streamlined lyrics that don't really have a deeper meaning, and so on. Acts such as Britney Spears, Lily Allen, late 80's/early 80's-on Michael Jackson, Christina Aguilera, and the like... would not be categorized as rock, hip hop, R&B (while a common element of pop music), metal, blues, or anything else... it would be categorized as "Pop Music". It is a genre as well as a term referring to music that is popular.
Pop music
Pop songs
Michael Jackson
Britney Spears
Lily Allen
Christina Aguilera
Rihanna
Lady Gaga
Kate Nash
The Jackson 5
Prince
Ricky Martin
The Spice Girls
Billy Joel
Early Beatles
by Lemony Flavor October 15, 2009
A genre of music. Pop refers to 'popular'

This genre of music is generally listened to by the wild fag.
"What's that playing on the radio?"

"Pop music"

"No wonder i hear fags"
by Erik N. Maknov March 31, 2014
Contrary to popular belief (above) pop music is not short for Lollypop music but Popular music. Pop Music = Popular Music, basically rendering a lot of "alternative music" IE Nirvana, to be Pop, and a lot of rock music like the beatles (or nirvana) to not only be rock music, but also pop music. Sorry people.

"pop" is deemed to mean more than popular to record copanies, they see it as an actual type of music, a particular sound. A money-making sound. Don't confuse yourself thinking you dont like "pop" music though.
"I am Britney Spears, I sell records, I am a pop artist*"

(*please note if she referred to herself as an artist in my presence i would donkey punch her)

"Hi Im Jake Teblaauznikov, I am an overweight 30 year old Russian man. I make music inspired by Britney Spears, basically exactly the same to her music, but noones heard of me and noone buys my record, I am not a pop artist"
by xxoo May 14, 2003
A type of music popularized by the mainstream. Often a perfect example of the moral degradation in our modern society.
James died last week because he heard the latest Pop Music "Sensation."
by The guy behind you... January 07, 2015
An extremely broad genre of music. Pop music consists of catchy melodies, infectious beats, polished instrumentals, and usually a calculated image/vision to go along with it and promote it. "Pop music," as a genre, isn't to be confused with the term, "popular music," which could be music from any genre that has garnered mainstream attention or adoration. Many works of pop music also never gain widespread popularity. Pop music is commonly structured in a verse-bridge-chorus-verse-bridge-chorus-middle 8-chorus form, but there are numerous exceptions to this standard, but pop music always has a catchy and polished sound to it that is intended to appeal to the public at large. Although, at times, pop music can have a "unique" sound to it that instantly will make one label it as "pop," pop music often heavily borrows from other genres of music, creating subgenres such as: dance pop, teen pop, bubblegum pop, r&b pop, pop rap, country pop, electropop, etc. The one characteristic that sets these subgenres away from the genres they borrow from is, again, a catchy, structured, and polished sound.

Pop music is also often maligned by music elitists and critics. But, the one thing you have to remember is that pop music is mostly intended to be fun and exciting, not some deep emotional work of art; although pop music can be deep and emotional at times, contrary to popular notion.
Examples of Pop Music and its stars:

Britney Spears
Madonna
Kylie Minogue
Bananarama
Rihanna
Girls Aloud
Sugababes
One Direction
The Wanted
Michael Jackson
Justin Timberlake

... and the list goes on...
by bluesunstorm January 08, 2013
(a term that originally derives from an abbreviation of "popular") is usually understood to be commercially recorded music, often oriented towards a youth market, usually consisting of relatively short and simple love songs and utilizing technological innovations to produce new variations on existing themes. Pop music has absorbed influences from most other forms of popular music, but as a genre is particularly associated with the rock and roll and later rock style.
Tim: Ey,bob did you here that Micheal Jackson died?

bob: Yeah..i heard some people called him, ''The king of pop music''.
by Ghostâ„¢ June 26, 2010

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