THE BEATLES AND DURAN DURAN ARE NOT BRITPOP, IDIOT!

Britpop is indie pop music that came out of the UK in the the 90s, key word here THE NINTIES. These bands had a distinct pop style with very british lyrics. The two best examples of Britpop I can think of are Pulp and Blur. If you want to know more about britpop download the song Parklife by Blur or Babies by Pulp.
Britpop bands include:
Blur, Pulp, Supergrass, Oasis, The Verve, Suede, Elastica, Stereophonics.

Bands that are no where near britpop and I have no idea why morons think they are britpop:
Muse (progressive rock), The Beatles (rock), The Jam (mod rock)
by Urban Dictionary September 26, 2005
A mostly mid 1990's style of British music that began with Suede's release of "Suede". It was greatly influenced by late 80's Madchester and Post-Madchester bands such as The Stone Roses, The Happy Mondays, The Charlatans UK and others. They also have very heavy The Smiths influence, along with roots in 60's style British Rock, and British Traditional Rock. Also, the rock magazine NME used to love them. Some early 2000's bands are Britpop like, but aren't at the height of the movement.
Blur, Oasis, Pulp, Supergrass, Kasabian, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers, Mercury Rev, (the London) Suede. Look out--- That band is Britpop!
by Jurg May 31, 2005
Oasis, Oasis, Oasis, Oasis.
elvis is almost as good as britpop
by bob February 5, 2004
Britpop is Music that is created by the BRITISH

BRITISH music that doesnt give one unlike Americans
OASIS, Pulp, Blur, Travis are some forms of britpop

by Indie__ March 5, 2006
The last time British music was really fun. Then Radiohead came along with "Hello Computer" and killed it off for a few years. But its influence is strong with newer groups like Coldplay, The Kieser Chiefs and Keane.
Dodgy was one of the best, yet most overlooked groups of the UK Britpop era.
by BGS August 10, 2005
great music. some good britpop bands are oasis, doves, travis, pulp, and the smiths.
the smiths are britpop.
by samuel March 9, 2004
the most overrated genre ever. all of the bands are overrated and boring as hell especially Radiohead. most of it is soft rock with pop added to the mix. IMO its just boring bullshit, I don't know why everyone likes britpop.

also Kasabian aren't britpop (like that other retard said)
britpop is Oasis, Coldplay, Radiohead, Blur, Keane, Pulp, The Verve, Bloc Party, Kaiser Chiefs etc. Most britpop bands suck (with a few exceptions like Muse)
by laugh in your face June 1, 2006