1950s , United Kingdom. Folk music can have a number of different meanings including Traditional music: The original meaning of the term "folk music" was synonymous Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States Rock and roll (also known as rock 'n' roll) is a form of Music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s with roots in mostly African Traditional pop or Classic pop or Standards music denotes in general Western (and particularly American popular music that either wholly predates the advent of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located
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Pop music is music charted by the number or sales, plays, etc. Music is an Art form in which the medium is Sound organized in Time. Record chart are a method of ranking Music according to Popularity during a given period of time , that the work receives.  It is not a particular genre or style of music, but simply that which is the most popular for the tracked period of time. A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Most commercial music of any genre is composed with deliberate intent to appeal to the majority of its contemporaries, but, unless extremely popular in its own genre, it must appeal to a wider audience to appear on the pop charts. Contemporary Commercial Music or CCM is a term used by some Vocal pedagogists in the United States of America to refer to non-classical Music. Musical composition is an original piece of Music the structure of a musical piece the process of creating a new
In opposition to music that may require education or formation to fully appreciate, a defining characteristic of pop music is that anyone is able to enjoy it. Music education is a field of study associated with the teaching and learning of music Artistic concepts such as musical form and aesthetics are not a concern in the writing of pop songs, the primary objectives being audience enjoyment and commercial success. The term musical form refers to two related concepts the type of composition (for example a musical work can have the form of a Symphony, a Traditionally the aesthetics of music or musical aesthetics concentrated on the quality and study of the beauty and enjoyment ( Plaisir and 
Although pop music is produced with a desire to sell records and do well in the charts, it does not necessitate wide acclaim or commercial success: there are bad or failed pop songs. Record chart are a method of ranking Music according to Popularity during a given period of time 
Initially the term was an abbreviation of, and synonymous with, popular music, but evolved around the 1950s to describe a specific musical category. Popular music is Music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and are disseminated by one or more The 1950s Decade refers to the years of 1950 to 1959 inclusive 
Musicologists identify a tendency in society for individuals to set the music of themselves and their peers apart from that of other groups with a self-proclaimed genre of music.  This tendency has resulted in an almost unlimited list of names for styles of music, and no possible method to define them all.  Recording labels cater to these perceptions placing their product in outlets under a number of different categories. 
However, due to market requirements, in commercial popular music there is in reality only a limited number of genres. Market statistical models require a certain amount of stablity but societal changes and technical advancements do drive change.  The last major change in music categories occurred in 1991.  These are the current popular music genres:
The standard format of pop music is the song, customarily less than five minutes in duration, and with an instrumentation that can range from an orchestra to a lone singer. The Official UK Dance Chart is a chart compiled by The Official UK Charts Company. The UK Rock Chart usually refers to the BBC Radio 1 Top 40 Rock Singles The UK Independent Chart or Indie Chart is a chart of the best-selling independent record releases in the UK Popular music is Music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and are disseminated by one or more Digital audio uses Digital signals for Sound reproduction. This includes analog-to-digital conversion, digital-to-analog conversion, storage Oldies is a generic term commonly used to describe a Radio format that usually concentrates on Top 40 music from the 1950s 1960s and 1970s (about 1955-1977 Contemporary R&B (also known as R&B, urban) is a Music genre of western Popular music (predominantly American and Canadian Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. Latin music, includes the music of all countries in Latin America (and the Caribbean) and comes in many varieties Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreviated AC, refers to styles of popular music that ranges from "lush Sixties pop often vocal -based and rooted in Top Heatseekers is a weekly albums chart introduced by Billboard in 1993 whose purpose is to highlight sales by new and developing musical recording artists In Popular music, independent music, often abbreviated as indie, is a term used to describe independence from major commercial record labels and an autonomous Christian music is music that is written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life Synonyms Since around the mid-1980s electronic dance music has enjoyed popularity in many Nightclubs and as of 2006 is the predominant type of music played in DVD (also known as " Digital Versatile Disc " or " Digital Video Disc " - see Etymology)is A concert is a live Performance, usually of Music, before an Audience. A song is a Musical composition. Songs contain vocal parts that are performed 'sung' and generally feature Words ( Lyrics) commonly followed In Music, the word instrumentation is used to refer to the particular combination of Musical instruments employed in a composition and to the properties An orchestra is an instrumental ensemble, usually fairly large with string brass woodwind sections and possibly a percussion section as well Despite this wide scope, a typical lineup in a pop band includes a lead guitarist, a bassist, a drummer (or an electronic drum machine), a keyboardist and one or more singers, who may or may not themselves be instrumentalists. A guitarist is a Musician who plays the Guitar. Guitarists may perform solo pieces or play with ensembles and bands of a wide variety of genres A bass player (bassist is a Musician who plays a Double bass, Bass guitar, keyboard bass or wind A drummer is a Musician who plays a Drum or drums particularly a Drum kit ("drum set" or "trap set" Marching percussion For the early "drum machine" computers that used a rotating cylinder as their main memory see Drum memory A drum machine is an A keyboardist is a Musician who plays Keyboard instruments Until the early 1960s musicians who played keyboards were generally classified as either pianists A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a
Pop songs are generally marked by a consistent and noticeable rhythmic element, a mainstream style and traditional structure. Rhythm (from Greek ῥυθμός - rhythmos, "any measured flow or movement symmetry" is the variation of the length and accentuation of Mainstream is generally the common current of Thought of the Majority. The structures or Musical forms of Songs in Popular music are typically sectional forms such as Strophic form. The most common variant is strophic in form and focuses on melodies, catchy hooks and the appeal of the verse-chorus-verse arrangement, with the chorus sharply contrasting the verse melodically, rhythmically and harmonically. In Music, strophic form (or chorus form) is a sectional and/or Additive way of structuring a piece of Music based on the In Music, a melody (from Greek μελῳδία - melōidía, "singing chanting" also tune, voice, or A hook is a Musical idea, often a short Riff, passage or phrase, that is used in popular music to make a Song appealing and to "catch the In Music, an arrangement refers either to a rewriting of a piece of existing Music with additional new material or to a fleshing-out of a compositional sketch such A refrain (from Vulgar Latin refringere, "to repeat" and later from Old French refraindre) is the Line or lines that are The structures or Musical forms of Songs in Popular music are typically sectional forms such as Strophic form. In Western music, harmony is the use of different pitches simultaneously and chords actual or implied in Music. 
Some of the most common themes in pop music are romantic love and feelings. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE-ROMEOS*************** Pop music often uses the technique of taking themes from other records producing a satirical or self-referential mixture of past styles. It also employs techniques of sampling and sequencing to introduce individuality and creativity. In Music, sampling is the act of taking a portion or sample, of one Sound recording and reusing it as an instrument or element of a new recording A music sequencer (also MIDI sequencer or just sequencer) is software or hardware designed to create and manage computer-generated music
The origins of pop music can be traced to post-World War II, the Second World War in United States, where a succession of events made commercial sound recordings accessible to the population at large for the first time. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
The chain began with the end of the Speed War, a battle between the labels of the day to enforce their own standard. A format war describes competition between mutually incompatible proprietary formats typically for Data storage devices and Recording formats for Electronic In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music The dominating format, the 10 inches (25 cm) 78 revolutions per minute (rpm) disc, was challenged in 1948 by the new 33 ⅓ rpm 12 inches (30 cm), and then in 1949 by the 45 rpm 7 inches (18 cm). A gramophone  Next came the switch in the material records were made of, from shellac to vinyl; the new component, combined with the slow 33 ⅓ rpm playing speed, allowed recordings to extend their duration further than was previously possible, and gave birth to the long playing record (LP). Shellac is the commercial resin marketed in the form of amber flakes made from Lac, the secretion of the family of lac-producing insects though most commonly from the Vinyl polymers are a group of Polymers derived from Vinyl Monomers Their backbone is an extended alkane chain made by polymerizing an Alkene Long play (LP record albums are 33⅓  Rpm vinyl Gramophone records (phonograph records generally either 10- or 12- Inches in diameter  Changes continued with the invention of the multitrack tape recorder, permitting completely electronic studio recordings for the first time, and the advent of stereophonic sound in 1958. Multitrack recording ('multitracking' or just 'tracking' for short is a method of Sound recording that allows for the separate recording of multiple sound sources to create The term studio recording means any recording made in a studio, as opposed to a live recording, which is usually made in a Concert venue or a Theatre Stereophonic sound, commonly called stereo, is the reproduction of Sound, using two or more independent audio channels through a Symmetrical 
These technical advances brought about a recorded music that was standardised, of better quality than ever before, and most importantly, easier and less costly to produce, which meant it could be offered to the public at consistently lower prices. Standardization (or standardisation) is the process of developing and agreeing upon technical standards. In just one year, 1954 to 1955, the average selling price of an LP in the US dropped from US$5. The average sales price ( ASP) of Goods or Commodities. Especially used in the Retail sector and technology distribution. The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been 95 to $3. 98.  Cheaper records led to greater demand for record players, which in turn became less expensive and continued to boost sales. Supply and demand is an Economic model describing effects on price and quantity in a Market. The phonograph, or gramophone, was the most common device for playing recorded Sound from the 1870s through the 1980s
These changes in sound recording, coupled with the improved economic circumstances of the era, led the general public to purchase records like never before. Music ceased to be a minority ware with limited following and became a mass-market commodity with an enormous audience. The new financial prospects and opportunities for secure investment attracted capital, which began applying commercial merchandising techniques to music: advertising, tie-ins, cross-media marketing and others. In Economics, capital or capital Goods or real capital refers to items of extensive value Advertising is a form of Communication that typically attempts to persuade potential Customers to Purchase or to consume more of a particular Brand A tie-in is an authorized product based on a media property a company is releasing such as a movie or Video / DVD, Computer game, Video game Cross media marketing is a form of marketing where several products and/or properties are used to promoted each other in various ways through multiple media, such as Radio The most infamous of these is the payola, whereby record labels pay radio stations or disc jockeys to play particular songs, artificially influencing their popularity. Payola, in the American Music industry, is the illegal practice of payment or other inducement by record companies for the broadcast of recordings on Music This article is about radio broadcasting for other uses see Radio (disambiguation. A disc jockey (also known as DJ or deejay) is a person who selects and plays recorded music for an audience
The emerging role of investors in the music industry led to tensions between the creative and the productive sides of the business, with the former accusing the latter of excessive concern with commercial success. The music industry is the business of Music. Although it encompasses the activity of many music-related businesses and organizations it is currently dominated by the "big In many cases the artists won and retained the idiosyncrasies of their style; those battles the musicians lost to the producers resulted in what we call pop music today.
Pop did not have as easy a start in the United Kingdom as in the US due to intense regulation of radio play, known in the day as needle time. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Needle time was created in the United Kingdom by the Musicians' Union and Phonographic Performance Limited, in order to restrict the amount of recorded This legislation required the BBC, the only broadcaster legally allowed to play music, to do so for only a few hours a day for fear of damaging the revenues of the music industry by allowing the public to hear songs without purchasing them.  The ordinance lasted until the launch of Radio 1 in 1967.
In contrast to genres with clear origins and a traceable evolution, pop developed, and continues to expand, as a haphazard merging of styles. Pop is an amalgam of successive fashions, of elements of many differing styles that have been successful over the years and have ended up incorporated into the genre. This section introduces the most significant tunes of each decade, and shows the progression of pop to its current form. Because performers of all varieties have released tracks that can be classified as pop, this article analyses songs, and does not list names of acts, bands, musicians or singers. For these please see the List of artists who reached number one on the Hot 100 (U.S.), List of artists who reached number one on the UK Singles Chart and List of artists by total number of U.S. number-one singles. The following is a list of artists that have had 5 no1's in the United Kingdom. This is a list of artists and the titles of their number one singles in order of total number one singles on the U
The first songs to belong to the new category were crossover styles from the standard formats of the day. Crossover is a term applied to Musical works or performers appearing on two or more of the Record charts which track differing musical tastes or genres Traditional pop or Classic pop or Standards music denotes in general Western (and particularly American popular music that either wholly predates the advent of In country music, instrumental soloing was de-emphasised and more prominent vocals added, commonly backed by a string section and vocal chorus, as exemplified in "(How Much Is) That Doggie In The Window", which became a hit in both the US and the UK in 1953. Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. Two years later American folk music entered the pop spectrum with a modern version of a traditional tune, "The Yellow Rose of Texas" (1955). See also Americana or Americana (music American folk music, also known as Roots music, is a broad category of music including " The Yellow Rose of Texas " is a traditional folk song which has long been popular in the United States and is considered an unofficial state song of Texas
Vocal performers of the great American songbook classics, crooners and big band singers, incorporated elements of other styles and orchestral enhancements to their repertoire, giving them greater formal complexity than their traditional antecedents. Great American Songbook (sometimes abbreviated as "GAS" is a term referring to the interrelated music of Broadway musical theater A big band is a type of Musical ensemble associated with playing jazz music and which became popular during the Swing Era from the early 1930s until the late Orchestral enhancement is the technique of using orchestration techniques architectural modifications or electronic technologies to modify the sound complexity or color of a Musical The Marc Blitzstein arrangement of "Mack the Knife" is an emblematic example, topping the charts on both sides of the Atlantic in 1954, as did "Singing the Blues" in late 1956 and early 1957. Marc Blitzstein ( March 2, 1905 &ndash January 22, 1964) was an American Composer. Mack the Knife or The Ballad of Mack the Knife, originally Die Moritat von Mackie Messer, is a song composed by Kurt Weill " Singing the Blues " is a popular song It was written by Melvin Endsley and was published in 1956.
This was also the decade of the advent of rock and roll, a massively influential genre that spawned innumerable changes in the social and cultural fabric of the US, and subsequently the World. Rock and roll (also known as rock 'n' roll) is a form of Music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s with roots in mostly African The convulsion began when "Rock Around the Clock" crowned the charts in the spring and summer of 1955, and continued with "Heartbreak Hotel" in 1956 and "All Shook Up" in 1957. For the movie named after the song see Rock Around the Clock (film. " Heartbreak Hotel " is a Rock and roll song performed by Elvis Presley, with Bill Black ( bass) Scotty Moore ( " All Shook Up " is one of the many hit songs of Elvis Presley.
Previously regional or niche formats became mainstream for the first time, some going on to become genres in their own right. Latin music entered the general consciousness with "Cherry Pink (and Apple Blossom White)" in 1955, and Italian popular music with "Nel blu dipinto di blu" in 1958. Latin music, includes the music of all countries in Latin America (and the Caribbean) and comes in many varieties " Cherry Pink (and Apple Blossom White " is a popular Song with music by Louiguy. Rock and pop Italian Popular Music has produced pop stars including: Anthony Tortorich, Paola & Chiara, Lucio Dalla, Renato Zero " Nel blu dipinto di blu " (literally "In the blue painted blue" popularly known as " Volare " ( Italian for the infinitive form of the
The decade kicked off a style that is still recorded today, the novelty song, combining humorous or parodic lyrics and simple, catchy melodies: "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" (1960). A novelty song is a silly or nonsensical Song, performed principally for its comical effect. A parody (ˈpɛɹədiː US, [ˈpaɹədiː] UK) in contemporary usage is a work created to mock comment on or poke fun at an original work its subject " Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini " is a Novelty song telling the story of a shy high-school student in a very revealing Bathing suit who In 1961 a new format arose around close vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting the Californian relationship with surfing, girls and cars: Surf pop. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. Surf music is a Genre of Popular music associated with Surf culture, particularly Orange County and other areas of Southern California This very successful style is epitomised by tunes like "Surfin' USA" (1963), "California Girls" (1965) and "Good Vibrations" (1966). " Surfin' USA " is the title of a Song written by Brian Wilson for The Beach Boys, set to the melody from Chuck Berry 's " California Girls " is a Song written by Mike Love and Brian Wilson and recorded by The Beach Boys in 1965. " Good Vibrations " is a pop single by The Beach Boys. An unusual combination of minor chords and an unexpected synthesizer formed the basis of one of the greatest hits of the first half of the decade, "Runaway" (1961), whilst in the second half a four-note electric bass riff offsetting a simple melodic arrangement brought commercial and critical success to "Windy" (1967). In Music theory, a minor chord ( is a chord having a root, a Minor third, and a Perfect fifth. The clavioline is an electronic Keyboard instrument, a forerunner to the Analog synthesizer. " Runaway " was a number one Billboard Hot 100 song in the spring of 1961 by Del Shannon. The electric bass guitar (also called electric bass, or simply bass; ˈbeɪs as in "base" is a Stringed instrument played primarily with the In Music, a riff is an Ostinato figure a repeated Chord progression, pattern refrain or melodic figure, often played by the Rhythm " Windy " is a Pop music song written by Ruthann Friedman and recorded by The Association.
The music that had radiated from the US to the rest of the World in the previous decade bounced back in this one, bringing with it nuances, variations and completely new styles. In the United Kingdom teens developed a feel for rock and roll and the blues, blending them with local traditions like skiffle and giving rise to music they could relate to and perform with conviction. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of Music based on the use of the Blue notes It emerged as an accessible form of self-expression Skiffle is a type of Folk music with Jazz, Blues and Country influences usually using homemade or improvised instruments such as the Washboard Youths with electric guitars began joining beat bands and writing and playing up-tempo melodic pop. Some of these enjoyed success only in Europe ("Apache" (1960), "The Young Ones" (1962), "Keep On Running" (1965) and "Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)" (1969)), as others crossed the Atlantic and became the British invasion (1964 to 1967), delivering a whole new range of influences to US pop with songs like "I Want to Hold Your Hand", "Can't Buy Me Love" and "Downtown" (all 1964), "Yesterday" (1965), "Yellow Submarine" (1966), "To Sir, with Love" (1967), "Hey Jude" (1968) and "Get Back" (1969). The Young Ones is a single by Cliff Richard and The Shadows. The song written by Sid Tepper and Roy C Keep On Running is a single by The Spencer Davis Group released in 1965 "Where Do You Go To (My Lovely?" is a 1969 Song by Peter Sarstedt. The British Invasion was the term applied by the news media — and subsequently by consumers — to the influx of Rock and roll, beat and pop performers " I Want to Hold Your Hand " is a song by the English pop and rock band The Beatles. " Can't Buy Me Love " is the title of a song composed by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon/McCartney) and released by The Beatles on the A " Downtown " is a pop song composed by Tony Hatch following a first-time visit to New York City. " Yesterday " is a pop song originally recorded by The Beatles for their 1965 album Help!. " Yellow Submarine " is a 1966 song by The Beatles (credited to Lennon/McCartney) which was recorded by John Lennon, Paul McCartney " To Sir with Love " is the theme from the 1967 film To Sir with Love. " Hey Jude " is a song by the English rock band The Beatles that was recorded in 1968 " Get Back " is a song primarily written by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon/McCartney.
African American music broke into popular culture in a big way in this decade, bringing with it new grooves and tempos, such as doo-wop, a style giving prevalence to melody-dominated homophony and vocal-based harmonies; rhythm and blues, a combination of jazz, gospel and blues; Motown, soul music with a prominent and melodic bass line, a distinctive chord structure and a call-and-response singing style:
|"I Can't Stop Loving You" (1962)|
"He's So Fine" (1963)
"Hello Dolly!" (1964)
"Baby Love" (1964)
|"Reach Out I'll Be There" (1966)|
"(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay" (1968)
"I Can't Get Next to You" (1969)
Producers' involvement in the business reached new levels in 1965 when Raybert Productions set out to create a pop band from scratch, selecting the members by their looks, dancing ability and appeal to different personalities of fan, rather than musical prowess. African American music (also called black music) is an umbrella term given to a range of Music and Musical genres emerging from or influenced by the Groove is the sense of propulsive Rhythmic "feel" or sense of " Swing " created by the interaction of the music played by a band's Rhythm section 2266-Tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxyl or TEMPO is the Chemical compound with the formula (CH23(CMe22NO Doo-wop is a style of vocal-based Rhythm and blues music which developed in African-American communities in the 1940s and which achieved mainstream popularity both in the 1950s In Music, homophony (hoʊˈmɒfəni from Greek "homófonos" where ομοιο = the same and φωνή = a sound tone is a texture in which two or more Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States Gospel music is Music that is written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life as well as (in terms of the varying music styles to "Motown" redirects here For the city see Detroit Michigan. Soul music is a Music genre that combines Rhythm and blues and Gospel music, originating in the United States. " I Can't Stop Loving You " is a Popular song written and composed by country singer songwriter and musician Don Gibson, who first recorded it on December " He's So Fine " is a 1963 song written by Ronald Mack and recorded by girl-group The Chiffons. " Hello Dolly! " is the title song of the popular 1964 musical of the same name. This article is about the song recorded by The Supremes. For other uses see Baby Love (disambiguation. " Reach Out I'll Be There " (also formatted as " Reach Out (I'll Be There " is a 1966 hit song recorded by The Four Tops for the Motown " Respect " is a song written and originally released by Stax recording artist Otis Redding in 1965 " I Can't Get Next to You " is a 1969 number-one single recorded by The Temptations and produced by Norman Whitfield for the Gordy ( Motown In the Music industry, a record producer or music producer has many roles among them controlling the recording sessions coaching and guiding the musicians organizing Raybert Productions was a 1960s Production company, founded by Robert (Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider. Fans in Little Italyjpg|thumb|right|Fans in Little Italy Manhattan celebrating the victory of the Italian association football team after the 2006 FIFA World Cup]][[Image Wm-oly-de-cr The company controlled every aspect of the group, from choice of music to individual behaviours, and guided them to extraordinary success in music, television and cinema. This type of prefabricated band was termed manufactured pop and is the precursor of boy bands and girl groups. Manufactured pop refers to a type of Pop music or pop group that rely entirely on other people to create and organize their work A girl group is a Popular music act featuring several young Female Singers who generally harmonize together The greatest hit by the original act was "I'm a Believer" (1967), followed shortly after by a number one from the second of these manufactured groups, "Sugar, Sugar" in 1969. " I'm a Believer " is a song composed by Neil Diamond and recorded by the band The Monkees in 1966 with the lead vocals by Micky Dolenz For the Baby Bash song see Suga Suga " Sugar Sugar " was a four week 1969 number-one hit single by fictional
Singer-songwriters and other folk-based artists were the biggest contributors to the pop genre in the first half of this decade, from 1970's "Bridge over Troubled Water" and "(They Long to Be) Close to You", through 1971's "It's Too Late", to 1972's "American Pie", "Alone Again (Naturally)" and "Without You". Singer-songwriter is a term that refers to Performers who write, compose and sing their own material including Lyrics " Bridge over Troubled Water " is the title song of Simon and Garfunkel 's final album together Bridge over Troubled Water, released January 1970 " American Pie " is a Folk rock song by Singer-songwriter Don McLean. " Alone Again (Naturally " is a Song by the Irish Singer-songwriter Gilbert O'Sullivan. " Without You " is a song originally recorded by Badfinger for their album No Dice (1970 and written by Pete Ham and Tom Evans
The main influence in the second half of the decade came from disco, a dance-oriented style with soaring, reverberated vocals, a steady beat and prominent, syncopated electric bass lines: "Disco Lady" and "Play That Funky Music" (both 1976), "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" (1977), "Night Fever" and "Stayin' Alive" (both 1978), "Bad Girls", "Le Freak" and "YMCA" (all 1979). Disco is a Genre of dance-oriented music whose origins are hard to define " Disco Lady " is a 1976 single for Johnnie Taylor, and went on to become his biggest hit "Play That Funky Music" (also known as " Play That Funky Music White Boy " is a Funk rock song written by Robert Parissi and recorded "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" was a hit song by pop singer Andy Gibb. " Night Fever " is a Disco song written and performed by The Bee Gees. " Stayin' Alive " is a song by the Bee Gees, released as a single in 1977 "Bad Girls" is a critically acclaimed 1979 single released by American singer Donna Summer. " Le Freak " is a 1978 hit Disco song by Chic. It was the band's third single and first Billboard Hot 100 number-one song " YMCA " is a 1978 song by the Village People which became a hit in January 1979
Country music re-entered pop in 1973 with "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" and in 1975 with "Rhinestone Cowboy", whilst the African American rhythms that had so affected the genre in the previous decade were still producing hits and expanding limits in this one. " Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree " was a song by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando. Disco, an almost entirely African American creation, was joined in the charts by protest songs ("War" (1970)), soulful ballads ("The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" (1972), "Killing Me Softly with His Song" and "Let's Get It On" (both 1973)), and by more upbeat compositions ("Best of My Love" (1977)). A protest song is a Song which Protests against perceived problems in Society. This article is about the Edwin Starr song for other uses see War (disambiguation. " The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face " is a 1957 Folk song written by Ewan MacColl for his wife Peggy Seeger. " Killing Me Softly with His Song " is a 1971 song composed by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel. " Let's Get It On " is a song and Hit single by soul musician Marvin Gaye, released June 15, 1973 on Motown-subsidiary "Best of My Love" (1977 is the first musical single released by the band The Emotions, from their album Rejoice.
Sounds from the UK continued to permeate pop music, with pop rock songs like "Maggie May" (1971), "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" (1978) and "My Sharona" (1979); blues-based tunes in the style of "In the Summertime" (1970); and simple pop ditties such as "Save Your Kisses for Me" (1976) "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" and "Silly Love Songs" (both 1979). Pop rock is a hybrid of Pop music and Rock music that uses catchy pop style with light lyrics over top of guitar-based songs " Maggie May " is a song written by singer Rod Stewart and Martin Quittenton and recorded by Stewart in 1971 for his album Every " Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? " is a 1978 hit song for Rod Stewart. " My Sharona " is the 1979 debut single released by rock band The Knack, off their album Get the Knack. "Save Your Kisses for Me" was the winning song of the Eurovision Song Contest 1976, performed for the United Kingdom by Brotherhood of Man in " Don't Go Breaking My Heart " is a duet by Elton John and Kiki Dee. " Silly Love Songs " is a song written and sung by Paul McCartney with his band Wings in 1976
In the same way that Britain contributed to the genre since the 1960s, pop artists started appearing in other nations in the 1970s, some with surprising longevity and significance.
Special mention must go to Sweden for ABBA who took over the Music world with songs like "Waterloo" (1974), "Fernando" (1976), "Take a Chance on Me" (1978), "Dancing Queen", "The Name Of The Game" and to Boney M for the hits "Daddy Cool" (1976), "Ma Baker" (1977) and "Rivers of Babylon" (1978). "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. " Waterloo " first called "Honey Pie" was the first single from Swedish pop group ABBA 's second album Waterloo, their first for " Fernando " is Swedish pop group ABBA 's first non-album single released in the spring of 1976 " Take a Chance on Me " is a song recorded in 1977 by Swedish Dance-pop group ABBA. " Dancing Queen " is the biggest hit single recorded by Swedish pop group ABBA, and as such is considered by many to be their Signature song " The Name of the Game " is the title of a 1977 song by Swedish pop group ABBA, and was released as the first single from the group's album The Boney M is a German pop and Disco group created by West German Record producer Frank Farian. " Ma Baker " is a 1977 disco hit single by German disco band Boney M " Rivers Of Babylon " is a popular song written and recorded by Brent Dowe and Trevor McNaughton of The Melodians in 1972
The mutual benefits the film and music industries could afford each other were evidenced in this decade by the songs from movie soundtracks that became chart-toppers: "Eye of the Tiger", from 1982's Rocky III; "Flashdance... What a Feeling", from Flashdance (1983); "Footloose" from the eponymous 1983 film; "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" from 1984's Against All Odds; "Into the Groove" from 1985's Desperately Seeking Susan; and "Say You, Say Me", out of the 1985 blockbuster White Nights. " Eye of the Tiger " is a song performed by the American rock group Survivor, and is taken from the album of the same name. Rocky III ( 1982) is the third installment in the Rocky movie series. " Flashdance What a Feeling " is an Academy Award winning song from the 1983 film Flashdance which was performed by Irene Cara. Flashdance is a musical / Romance film released in April 1983 and was one of the most successful films of the early 1980s " Footloose " is a single by Kenny Loggins which spent three weeks at number one March 31 - April 14 1984 on the U For the musical see Footloose (musical. For the title song by Kenny Loggins from this movie see Footloose (song. " Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now " is a song originally written and recorded by British singer Phil Collins. Against All Odds is a Neo-noir 1984 film, a remake of Out of the Past. " Into the Groove " is a 1985 song by American singer-songwriter Madonna from her first major feature film Desperately Seeking Susan Desperately Seeking Susan is a 1985 film directed by Susan Seidelman and starring Rosanna Arquette and Madonna. " Say You Say Me " is a Golden Globe and Academy Award winning song written and recorded by Lionel Richie for the film White Nights White Nights is a 1985 film starring Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gregory Hines, Jerzy Skolimowski, Helen Mirren and
The return influences of pop were having a greater impact in this decade than ever before. Hits in the US charts came from the UK, "Careless Whisper", "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" (both 1984), "Faith" (1987), "Got My Mind Set on You" and "Never Gonna Give You Up" (both 1988); and from Australia, "Need You Tonight" (1987). " Careless Whisper " is a 1984 single by Wham!, released by Epic Records in the UK Japan and other countries and by Columbia Records in " Faith " is a number-one song written and performed by George Michael and released on Columbia Records from his album of the same title " Got My Mind Set on You " is a song written by Rudy Clark and originally recorded by James Ray in 1962. " Never Gonna Give You Up " is a Dance-pop song originally performed by Rick Astley. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. " Need You Tonight " is the fourth song on INXS 's 1987 album Kick as well as the first single from the album
The rock genre delivered a good number of pop hits this decade, with bands otherwise protective of their roots delving briefly into commercialism. See "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" (1982), "Centerfold", "Every Breath You Take" (both 1983), "Down under" (1983, also from Australia), "I Want to Know What Love Is" (1985) and "Sweet Child o' Mine" (1988). " I Love Rock 'n' Roll " is a Rock and roll song written in 1975 by Alan Merrill and Jake Hooker of The Arrows, who recorded the first " Centerfold " was a hit for The J Geils Band. The song is about a man who is shocked to discover that his Highschool crush did a Centerfold For the compilation album see Every Breath You Take The Singles. " Down Under " is the title of a pop song of Reggae flavour written by Colin Hay and Ron Strykert, recorded in 1981 by the Australian " I Want to Know What Love Is " is a Power ballad recorded by the British - American Rock band Foreigner. " Sweet Child o' Mine " is a song by the Hard rock band Guns N' Roses.
Producers wishing to multiply their markets tried bringing two accomplished acts together, aggregating the fans of one to those of the other. The concept worked, and the following combinations became hits: "Endless Love" (1981), "Ebony and Ivory" (1982), "Say Say Say" (1983) and "On My Own" (1986). " Endless Love " is a song originally recorded as a duet between soul singers Diana Ross and Lionel Richie, who wrote the song " Ebony and Ivory " is a 1982 number-one single by Paul McCartney, performed with Stevie Wonder. " Say Say Say " is a 1983 hit single for Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson, produced by George Martin. "On My Own" was a hit duet by singers Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald when it was released as a single in 1986
Pop music came of age in this decade, crowning its own King and Queen ( Michael Jackson and Madonna ) of the popular music, rock artists that left behind them histories with other styles and devoted themselves wholeheartedly to, or began whole careers in, rock music. Michael Joseph Jackson (born August 29 1958 is an American musician entertainer and businessman Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16 1958 known as Madonna, is an American Primary examples are "Rock with You" (1980), "Billie Jean", "Beat It" (both 1983), "Borderline," "Like a Virgin" (both 1984), "Papa Don't Preach" (1986), "Bad" (1987), "Dirty Diana" (1988) "Like a Prayer" (1989) and "Straight Up" (1989). This article is about the song by Michael Jackson. For the song by BoA see Rock With You (song. " Billie Jean " is a 1983 hit single from Michael Jackson 's Thriller album " Beat It " is a hit single from Michael Jackson 's album Thriller, released in 1983 (see 1983 in music) " Borderline " is the fourth single by American singer-songwriter Madonna and was released on February 15, 1984 by Sire Records " Like a Virgin " is the first single by American singer-songwriter Madonna from the album of the same name and was released on November " Papa Don't Preach " is the second single by American singer-songwriter Madonna from her 3rd studio album True Blue and was released " Bad " was a 1987 hit recording by American singer Michael Jackson. " Dirty Diana " is a hit song by Singer Michael Jackson. "Like a Prayer" is the first single by American singer-songwriter Madonna from her 4th studio album Like a Prayer. " Straight Up " is a 1988 hit single by American singer Paula Abdul, which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and brought her widespread
The African American influence reached new heights with songs like "What's Love Got to Do with It?" and "I Feel for You" in 1984, "Shake You Down" and "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" in 1987, "My Prerogative" in 1988 and "Miss You Much" in 1989. " What's Love Got to Do with It " is the second single released from Tina Turner 's breakthrough solo debut album Private Dancer " I Feel for You " is a song written by Prince that originally appeared on his 1979 self-titled album. " Shake You Down " is a US number-one hit from Gregory Abbott's eponymous debut album Gregory Abbott in 1986 " I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me " was released in May 1987 and is the first single from Whitney Houston 's second studio album Whitney " My Prerogative " is a 1988 single by R&B Singer Bobby Brown (see 1988 in music) " Miss You Much " is the Lead single from American R&B / pop singer Janet Jackson 's fourth studio album Janet
A new kind of release debuted in this decade, the charity record, aimed at raising funds for a particular cause held dear by the performer(s). A charity record (also known as a charity single) is a release of a song for a specific charitable cause. The first of these came from the United Kingdom in 1984, "Do They Know It's Christmas?", followed in 1985 by "We Are the World", and by "That's What Friends Are For" in 1986. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located " Do They Know It's Christmas? " is a song written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in 1984 specifically to raise money for relief of 1984–1985 famine " We Are the World " is a 1985 song written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, produced and conducted by Quincy Jones and recorded " That's What Friends Are For " is a 1982 song written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager and introduced by Rod Stewart for the soundtrack
The nineties were clearly the decade of the female pop artist, their successful singles greatly outnumbering those of male performers. A few of the most significant are "Hold On", "Nothing Compares 2 U" "Better the Devil You Know" and "Vogue" (all 1990), "Rush Rush" (1991), "Save the Best for Last" (1992), "The Power of Love" , "That's The Way Love Goes" and "Hero" (all three from 1993), "Creep" (1994), "Waterfalls" (1995), "Wannabe (1996)" and "Always Be My Baby" (1996), "You Were Meant for Me" (late 1996 and early 1997), "How Do I Live" (1997), "Frozen", "Ray of Light", "Believe" and "The Boy Is Mine" (all 1998), and "...Baby One More Time", "Genie in a Bottle", Maria and "Have You Ever?" (all 1999). " Hold On " is the debut single by Wilson Phillips. Chart performance "Hold On" became Wilson Phillips' first number one single reaching " Nothing Compares 2 U " is a song written in the mid-1980s by Prince for The Family. " Better the Devil You Know " is a Dance-pop Song written by Stock Aitken & Waterman for Australian pop singer Kylie "Vogue" was the first single by American singer-songwriter Madonna from her soundtrack album I'm Breathless (Music from and Inspired by the " Rush Rush " was the first single off of Paula Abdul 's second album Spellbound. " Save the Best for Last " is a 1992 song written by Phil Galdston Wendy Waldman and Jon Lind. " The Power of Love " is a famous Power ballad co-written and originally recorded by Jennifer Rush. " That's the Way Love Goes " is a song by American R&B / pop singer Janet Jackson. " Hero " is a song written and produced by American singer Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff, and recorded for Carey's fourth album Music " Creep " is a song by TLC, which became their first number one single on the Billboard Hot 100, (fourth number one total and the first " Waterfalls " is a 1995 R&B hit single by female trio TLC off of their sophomore album CrazySexyCool, and the group's " Wannabe " is a song by the British pop group Spice Girls, released as their debut single and widely considered to be their Signature song " Always Be My Baby " is a pop / R&B song written and produced by American singer Mariah Carey, producer/rapper Jermaine Dupri, and " You Were Meant for Me " is a folk pop song written by Jewel and Steve Poltz and performed by Jewel on her first album " How Do I Live " is a 1997 song written by Diane Warren, that was released originally by LeAnn Rimes, and shortly afterward by Trisha " Frozen " is a pop song by American singer Madonna from her 1998 album Ray of Light, written and produced " Ray of Light " is the second single by American Singer Madonna from her 1998 album of the same name, and is based on Curtiss " Believe " is a Grammy Award winning global number one Multi-Platinum Dance Song which served as the world-wide lead single for American singer " The Boy Is Mine " is an R&B song recorded by American singers Brandy and Monica. " Genie in a Bottle " is the first single and Signature song from Christina Aguilera 's debut album Christina Aguilera "Have You Ever?" is a pop Ballad written by Diane Warren for Brandy 's second Studio album, Never Say Never
Following-up on the positive results of the eighties, the music and film industries continued to scratch each other's backs in this decade, including pop songs in movie soundtracks and releasing them as singles. Defining hits of the genre include "It Must Have Been Love" from 1990's Pretty Woman; "I Wanna Sex You Up" from New Jack City and "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (both 1991); "End of the Road" from Boomerang and "I Will Always Love You" from The Bodyguard (both 1992); "Can't Help Falling in Love" from 1993's Sliver; "Gangsta's Paradise" from Dangerous Minds and Kiss from a Rose from Batman Forever (both 1995); Don't Let Go from Set It Off (1996) and "My Heart Will Go On" from Titanic (1998). " It Must Have Been Love " is a pop song written by Per Gessle and performed by the Swedish pop duo Roxette. Pretty Woman is a 1990 Romantic comedy film. The film centers around the titular character down-on-her-luck Prostitute Vivian Ward ( " I Wanna Sex You Up " is a hit single for R&B group Color Me Badd in 1991, released as the first single from their debut album C New Jack City is a 1991 Crime - thriller / Neo-noir film starring Wesley Snipes, Ice T Robin Hood Prince of Thieves is a 1991 Adventure film directed by Kevin Reynolds. " End of the Road " is a 1992 number-one song recorded by Boyz II Men for the Motown label Boomerang is a 1992 Romantic comedy film, directed by Reginald Hudlin. " I Will Always Love You " is a song written and originally performed by American country singer-songwriter Dolly Parton (first released as a single in 1974 The Bodyguard is a 1992 romantic-suspense film directed by Mick Jackson, written by Lawrence Kasdan, and starring Kevin Costner " Can't Help Falling in Love " by George Weiss, Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore, is a pop song based on " Plaisir d'amour Sliver is a 1993 film based on the Ira Levin novel Sliver about the mysterious occurrences in a privately owned New York " Gangsta's Paradise " is a rap song by Coolio featuring L Dangerous Minds is a 1995 Drama Film based on LouAnne Johnson 's autobiographical account of her experience as a Marine " Kiss from a Rose " is a song from Seal 's second Eponymous album Seal, subsequently featured on the Batman Forever See also Batman Forever (score, Batman Forever (soundtrack, Batman Forever (video game, Batman Forever The Arcade Game Batman Set It Off is a 1996 Action - Drama Film directed by F Gary Gray, and stars Jada Pinkett, Queen Latifah " My Heart Will Go On " is the Theme song of the 1997 blockbuster Film Titanic. Titanic is a 1997 Disaster film directed written co-produced and co-edited by James Cameron about the sinking of the RMS ''Titanic''
Dance music broke out of a specialised section of the market into pop in this decade, with hits such as "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" (1991) and "The Sign" (1993). " Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now " was C+C Music Factory 's first hit " The Sign " is a 1993 Dance-pop song by the band Ace of Base. Simultaneously, African American influences continued with rock, rhythm and blues and hip hop-inspired tunes. Hip hop is a cultural movement which developed in New York City in the 1970s primarily among African Americans and Latinos. Indicative examples of the first are "Black or White" (1991) and "You Are Not Alone" (1995), notable instances of the second being "Baby Got Back" and "Jump" (both 1992), "On Bended Knee" and "I'll Make Love to You" (both 1994), and "I'll Be Missing You" and "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" (both 1997). " Black or White " was the first single taken from Michael Jackson 's album Dangerous, released in October 1991 " You Are Not Alone " is a hit single by Singer-songwriter Michael Jackson, released in August 1995 " Baby Got Back " is a 1992 Hip hop Song by Sir Mix-a-Lot from his album Mack Daddy. " Jump " is a 1992 song by the hip hop duo Kris Kross. "On Bended Knee" is a 1994 number-one hit single by Boyz II Men for the Motown label " I'll Make Love to You " is a 1994 number-one hit single by R&B group Boyz II Men for the Motown label " I'll Be Missing You " is a Grammy Award -winning song and hit single recorded by Puff Daddy and Faith Evans featuring 112, in memory " Can't Nobody Hold Me Down " is a hip-hop song by Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs featuring Mase.
Pop became truly international in the nineties, with hits coming from diverse and distant locations:
In a similar vein to the previous decade, female singers have had a big influence on the pop music in the first decade of the twenty-first century, with rhythmic ballads, hip hop pieces and dance tracks: "Music" (2000); "Fallin'", "All for You" and "Whenever, Wherever" (all 2001); "Foolish", "What about Us?", "Beautiful", "I Begin To Wonder", "Murder on the Dancefloor" and "Can't Get You Out Of My Head"(all 2002); "Crazy in Love" and "White Flag" (both 2003); "Goodies", "If I Ain't Got You", "1, 2 Step", " Toxic", "Since U Been Gone", "Come Clean", "Slow" (all 2004); "Hips Don't Lie", "Hollaback Girl" , Hung Up and "We Belong Together" (all 2005); and "The Sweet Escape", With Love", "Umbrella" and "Gimme More" (all 2007). " I Have A Dream " is the popular name given to the historic public speech by Martin Luther King Jr " Seasons in the Sun " is a song made famous as a worldwide hit Song for Terry Jacks in 1974. Westlife is an Irish pop band that was formed on 3 July 1998 They were signed on by Simon Cowell and are currently managed by Louis Walsh. " Music " is the first single by American singer-songwriter Madonna from her 8th studio album Music and was released on August " Fallin' " is an R&B – soul song written and produced by American singer-songwriter Alicia Keys for her debut album " All for You " is a Dance-pop – R&B song written and produced by American singer-songwriter Janet Jackson and American songwriting/production " Whenever Wherever " is a Latin pop song written by Colombian Singer-songwriter Shakira for her first English Album " Foolish " is the 2002 platinum selling debut single by R&B / pop singer Ashanti, produced by Irv Gotti and taken from her " What About Us? " is an R&B song written by American singer-songwriter Brandy, LaShawn Daniels, Rodney "Darkchild" " I Begin to Wonder " is a Dance-pop song written by Roselyn Della Sabina and Dannii Minogue Jean-Claude Ades, Dacia Olaf K and Ian Masterson for Minogue's " Murder on the Dancefloor " is a song written by Gregg Alexander and Sophie Ellis-Bextor, produced by Alexander and Matt Rowe for Ellis-Bextor's " Can't Get You out of My Head " is a pop-dance song recorded by Australian Singer-songwriter Kylie Minogue for her eighth studio album " Crazy in Love " is a song by American R&B singer Beyoncé Knowles, featuring American Hip hop singer Jay-Z. " White Flag " is a song by Dido, released as the lead single from her second album Life for Rent. " Goodies " is a pop song recorded by American R&B singer Ciara and rapper Petey Pablo for Ciara's debut album Goodies " If I Ain't Got You " is a soul – Jazz song written and produced by American singer-songwriter Alicia Keys for her second studio " Toxic " is a Grammy Award -winning Dance-pop song written by Bloodshy & Avant, Cathy Dennis, and Henrik Jonback for Britney Spears " Since U Been Gone " is a song written and produced by Max Martin and Lukasz "Dr "Come Clean" is a song that is written by Kara DioGuardi and John Shanks, and produced by Shanks for American singer Hilary Duff 's debut " Slow " is a pop &ndash dance song written by Australian singer-songwriter Kylie Minogue, Mr " Hips Don't Lie " is a Grammy Award -nominated Latin pop song based in a salsa and Cumbia mix and fused with Reggaeton " Hollaback Girl " is a pop song written by singer Gwen Stefani and Pharrell for Stefani's debut solo album Love " Hung Up " is a pop song written by American singer-songwriter Madonna, Stuart Price, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus " We Belong Together " is a song recorded by Mariah Carey for her tenth studio album The Emancipation of Mimi (2005 and released as the album's " The Sweet Escape " is a pop song written by Gwen Stefani, Akon, and Giorgio Tuinfort for Stefani's second solo album The Sweet " Umbrella " is a song by singer Rihanna. It was written by Terius "The Dream" Nash, Christopher Stewart, Kuk Harrell " Gimme More " is a song by American pop singer Britney Spears.
Traditional rock and modern rock made forays into pop with consecrated artists and newcomers both introducing songs to the pop music: "Smooth", "Maria Maria" and "It's My Life" (all 2000), "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)", "Hanging By A Moment" and "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of" (both 2001), "This Love" (2003), and "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" (2005). Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. Modern rock is a term commonly used to describe a Rock music format found on American commercial Radio. " Smooth " is a duet by Carlos Santana and Rob Thomas, the latter of the rock group Matchbox Twenty. " Maria Maria " is a song by Carlos Santana featuring The Product G&B. " It's My Life " is Bon Jovi 's first single from the album Crush. "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me" is an Alternative rock song by California rock band Train on their second album Drops of Jupiter (2001 " Hanging by a Moment " is the single that catapulted Rock group Lifehouse to fame peaking at number-one in Australia and number two in the " Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of " is a single release from U2 's 2000 album All That You Can't Leave Behind. " Boulevard of Broken Dreams " is a song by American rock band Green Day, from their seventh studio album American Idiot Entirely digital productions integrated new technology and sounds, and as electronic dance music entered the mainstream, pop artists started using producers and remixers who contributed their styles to the genre: "Feel Good Inc." (2005) and "Crazy" (2006) are good examples. " Feel Good Inc " is a song by Gorillaz, on their album Demon Days, featuring De La Soul. " Crazy " is the first single from Gnarls Barkley, a musical collaboration between Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo, and is taken from their 2006
Once more, African Americans contributed heartily to pop with diverse styles. Some hits were hip hop-based, such as "Hot in Herre" and "Dilemma" (both 2002), "In da Club" and "Ignition" (both 2003), "Yeah!" and "Goodies" (both 2004), "Candy Shop" and "Don't Phunk with My Heart" (both 2005). " Hot in Herre " is a popular song and single performed by the hip-hop artist Nelly, and was released in 2002 as the first single on his album " Dilemma " is a hit single by the Rapper Nelly, with Kelly Rowland from Destiny's Child, released in 2002 "In Da Club" is a hip hop song performed by rapper 50 Cent for his commercial debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin'. " Ignition (Remix " is a single by R&B Singer R Kelly from his Chocolate Factory album in 2003 " Yeah! " is a song written by American songwriters and producers Lil Jon, Sean Garrett, Patrick J " Goodies " is a pop song recorded by American R&B singer Ciara and rapper Petey Pablo for Ciara's debut album Goodies " Don't Phunk with My Heart " is the first single from The Black Eyed Peas ' fourth album Monkey Business. Other chart-toppers were variations on reggae beats ("It Wasn't Me" (2000) and "Get Busy" (2003) or more traditional rap compositions such as "The Way You Move" (2003). " It Wasn't Me " is a 2000 number one hit Song by Reggae artist Shaggy, featuring Ricardo " RikRok " " Get Busy " is a 2003 re-released song by Jamaican dancehall reggae toaster Sean Paul, from his album Dutty Rock. " The Way You Move " is a 2003 number-one single recorded by Big Boi of the hip-hop duo OutKast, released on LaFace Records.
The international appeal of pop was evident in the new millennium, with artists from around the world influencing the genre and local variants merging with the mainstream.
Russia made its breakthrough to the international charts with "All the Things She Said" (2002) which even topped the UK Singles Chart. Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending "All the Things She Said" is also a song by Simple Minds from the album Once Upon a Time. The UK Singles Chart is compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC on behalf of the British record industry
Latin pop was successful with songs from Spain, "Hero" (late 2001/early 2002), "The Ketchup Song" (2002); and Colombia, "Whenever, Wherever" (2002) and "Hips Don't Lie" (2006). Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. " Hero " is a single released by Enrique Iglesias from his second English album Escape. " The Ketchup Song " is the English title of the song "Aserejé" which was an international hit in 2002 Colombia (kəˈlʌmbɪə officially the Republic of Colombia () is a country in northwestern South America. " Whenever Wherever " is a Latin pop song written by Colombian Singer-songwriter Shakira for her first English Album " Hips Don't Lie " is a Grammy Award -nominated Latin pop song based in a salsa and Cumbia mix and fused with Reggaeton
Irish entered the charts with Westlife hits: "Fool Again" and "My Love" (2000), "Uptown Girl" and "Queen of My Heart" (2001), "Bop Bop Baby", "World Of Our Own", and "Unbreakable" (2002), "Mandy" (2003), "You Raise Me Up" (2005). Westlife is an Irish pop band that was formed on 3 July 1998 They were signed on by Simon Cowell and are currently managed by Louis Walsh. "Fool Again" is a song by Westlife, released as their fifth single "My Love" is a song by Westlife, released as a single from their album Coast to Coast. " Uptown Girl " is a Song performed by musician Billy Joel, whose lyrics deal with a working-class "downtown man" attempting to woo a wealthy "Queen of My Heart", an original song by Irish boyband Westlife, was released as the lead single from the album World Of Our Own in " Bop Bop Baby " is a song by Westlife, which was released as a single in 2002 "World of Our Own" is a song by Westlife, released as a single in 2002 " Unbreakable " is a song by Westlife, released as the first single from their first Greatest Hits album released in November 2002 " Mandy " (or " Brandy " in 1971 was a 1974 hit song for Barry Manilow. "You Raise Me Up" is a popular song in the inspirational mould
Canada entered the charts with "That's the Way It Is" (2000). " That's the Way It Is " is a hit single from Céline Dion 's All the Way… A Decade of Song album released on November 1
British artists did the same with "Feel" (2003); "You're Beautiful" (2005); "You Give Me Something" (2006) and "Rehab" (both 2006); "Smile";"Tell Me 'Bout It" and "Bleeding Love" (all 2007). " Feel " is a song by British pop singer Robbie Williams. " You're Beautiful " is a Pop rock song co-written by British singer James Blunt, Sasha Skarbek and Amanda Ghost for Blunt's Debut " You Give Me Something " is the first single by British singer James Morrison, which was released on July 16, 2006. " Smile " is Lily Allen 's first mainstream single release and was penned by Lily Allen Iyola Babalola and Darren Lewis (the duo who produced the track as " Tell Me 'bout It " is a Neo soul – Alternative hip hop – Funk song written by English singer-songwriter Joss Stone, " Bleeding Love " is a pop ballad written by Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic and Jesse McCartney and produced by Tedder for British
Moldova hit the European charts with "Dragostea din Tei" (2003), "Despre tine" (2004); and Romania did with "Kylie" (2005). Moldova, officially the Republic of Moldova ( Republica Moldova) is a Landlocked country in Eastern Europe, located between Romania " Dragostea din tei " ( pronounced /ˈdragoste̯a din tei̯/ is the most successful single by the Moldovan pop group O-Zone. "Despre tine" is the third single release from O-Zone 's second album DiscO-Zone. Romania ( dated: Rumania, Roumania Akcent is a Romanian Dance-pop act Members Group consisting of Adrian Claudiu Sana Sorin Ştefan Brotnei
Australia reentered the global pop scene with the mainstream return of superstar Kylie Minogue whose single "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" was number 1 in 40+ countries. Kylie Ann Minogue, OBE, born 28 May 1968 is an Australian pop Singer - Songwriter and occasional Actress. " Can't Get You out of My Head " is a pop-dance song recorded by Australian Singer-songwriter Kylie Minogue for her eighth studio album Australia also saw other success stories with Natalie Imbruglia, Delta Goodrem, Holly Valance and Dannii Minogue. Delta Lea Goodrem (born 9 November 1984 is a multi ARIA Award winning Australian Singer-songwriter, Pianist and Logie Award winning Holly Rachel Vukadinović ( Serbian Cyrillic: Вукадиновић born 11 May 1983 who is better known by her Stage name of Holly Valance, is Danielle Jane Minogue (born 20 October 1971 known as Dannii, is an Australian singer songwriter Television personality and occasional actress,
|Artist||Records Sold||Genre||Albums||Years Active|
|1. Michael Jackson||350 Million +||Pop||20||1967-present|
|2. Michael Joseph Jackson (born August 29 1958 is an American musician entertainer and businessman Madonna||290 million +||Pop||21||1982-present|
|3. Elton John||250 Million +||Pop||56||1964 - present|
|4. Sir Elton Hercules John CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947 is an English pop / rock Singer, Composer Celine Dion||215 Million +||Pop||45||1982-present|
|5. Céline Marie Claudette Dion ( OC OQ (born March 30 1968 in Charlemagne Quebec) is a Canadian pop Singer Julio Iglesias||200 Million +||Pop||77||1968-present|
|6. Julio Iglesias (born September 23 1943 in Madrid) is a Spanish singer who has sold over 300 million albums in 14 languages and released 77 albums Mariah Carey||190 million +||Pop||14||1990-present|
|7. Cher||180 Million +||Pop||31||1964- present|
|8. Cher ( IPA: /ʃɛr/ born Cherilyn Sarkisian, May 20 1946 Whitney Houston||170 Million +||Pop||14||1985-present|
|9. Whitney Elizabeth Houston' (born August 9 1963 is an American Singer-songwriter, Actress, Film producer, Arranger and former ABBA||160 Million +||Pop||33||1972-1982|
|10. Janet Jackson||130 Million +||Pop||11||1982 - present|
|11. Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16 1966 is an American recording artist and entertainer Bee Gees||110 Million +||Pop||29||1965-present|
|12. The Bee Gees were a singing trio of brothers — Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb. Barbra Streisand||100 Million +||Pop||60||1957- present|
|13. Barbra Streisand (ˈstraɪsænd "STRY-sand" born April 24 1942 is an American Singer, Film and Theatre Actress Backstreet Boys||100 Million +||Pop||7||1993-present|
|14. Backstreet Boys are a Grammy -nominated American pop group They were the first group launched by fallen Boy band mogul Lou Pearlman. The Jacksons||100 Million +||Pop||19||1966- 1990|
|15. The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five or The Jackson 5ive, and later known as The Jacksons) was an American popular music Family Britney Spears||88 Million +||Pop||6||1998 - present (10 Years)|
|16. Britney Jean Spears (born December 2 1981 is an American recording artist and entertainer Robbie Williams||70 Million +||Pop||13||1990 - present|
|17. Robert Peter Maximilian Williams (born 13 February 1974) is an English singer New Kids On The Block||70 Million +||Pop||8||1984–1994, 2008-present|
|18. New Kids on the Block (also known as NKOTB) are an award-winning American pop group that enjoyed success in the late 1980s and early 1990s as a Boy band Kylie Minogue||65 Million +||Pop||21||1988-present|
|19. Kylie Ann Minogue, OBE, born 28 May 1968 is an Australian pop Singer - Songwriter and occasional Actress. Spice Girls||55 Million +||Pop||3||1996-2001, 2007-2008|
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