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‘Pop music’ vastly known as pop music originated in the USA and UK in the mid-1950s. In the beginning ‘pop’ was stamped on any genre that was a hit or became popular at that time. Pop and Rock were considered to be the same until the 1960s.

Different people have different takes on the genre. While some believe that pop is an independent body of music distinguishable from popular jazz and folk music, others beg to differ. Like Pete Seeger who believes that pop is a “professional music which draws upon both folk music and fine arts music.”

Pop is widely seen as single-chart music. “Instant singles-based music aimed at teenagers” in contrast to “album based music for adults.” (Wikipedia)

This genre has been continuously evolving since its inception in the industrialization period in the 1800s. It has been catering to the tastes and likings of the urban middle class throughout the ages. The word ‘pop song’ was first used in 1926 to describe the songs which had a popular appeal.

Initially ‘pop’ started out as ‘popular’ but as the years went by people started seeing it as ‘non-classical songs’. The type that The Beatles, the Rolling stones and ABBA would play. But people from different parts of the world had different takes on it. While in the 1960s Americans would closely associate it with Rock ‘n roll, the English saw it as ‘music with a beat’.

From 1967 a division was set between rock and pop. Hence the two genres gained generic significance. Pop has become a commercial form of music designed to appeal to everyone. According to musicologist Simon Frith this particular genre is produced ‘’as a matter of enterprise not art.’’ And ‘’it is not driven by any significant ambition except profit and commercial reward and in musical terms, it is essentially conservative.”

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Popular Quotes

“A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.” ― Leopold Stokowski

“Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can't.” ― Johnny Depp

“If it weren't for music, I would think that love is mortal.” ― Mark Helprin, A Soldier of the Great War

“Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can't.” ― Johnny Depp

“A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.” ― Leopold Stokowski

“Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.” ― Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

“Music is an outburst of the soul.” ― Frederick Delius

“Everybody has that point in their life where you hit a crossroads and you've had a bunch of bad days and there's different ways you can deal with it and the way I dealt with it was I just turned completely to music.” ― Taylor Swift

“Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens.” ― Maria Augusta von Trapp

“If you're going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use two feet.” ― Keith Richards, Keith Richards: In His Own Words

“It is always fatal to have music or poetry interrupted.” ― George Eliot, Middlemarch

“Close your eyes and I'll kiss you, Tomorrow I'll miss you.” ― Paul McCartney

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley

“Music is the strongest form of magic.” ― Marilyn Manson

“The only one who's got enough of me to break my heart.” ― Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift: Piano Play-Along Volume 95

“I still don't belong to anyone - I am mine.” ― Morrissey

“Patrick actually used to be popular before Sam bought him some good music.” ― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

“A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.” ― Leopold Stokowski

“If you look in the mirror and don't like what you see, you can find out first hand what it's like to be me.” ― Gerard Way

“Music is the universal language of mankind.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Music is an outburst of the soul.” ― Frederick Delius

“My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.” ― Edith Sitwell

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” ― Victor Hugo, Hugo's Works: William Shakespeare

“Everybody has that point in their life where you hit a crossroads and you've had a bunch of bad days and there's different ways you can deal with it and the way I dealt with it was I just turned completely to music.” ― Taylor Swift

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley

“Thank God for books and music and things I can think about.” ― Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon

“Music is the universal language of mankind.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” ― Confucius, The Book of Rites