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popular music

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(Music, other) music having wide appeal, esp characterized by lightly romantic or sentimental melodies. See also pop2
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Noun1.popular music - any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)popular music - any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)
disco, disco music - popular dance music (especially in the late 1970s); melodic with a regular bass beat; intended mainly for dancing at discotheques
macumba - popular dance music of Brazil; derived from the practices of the macumba religious cult
pop music, pop - music of general appeal to teenagers; a bland watered-down version of rock'n'roll with more rhythm and harmony and an emphasis on romantic love
ethnic music, folk music, folk - the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community
ballroom music, dance music, danceroom music - a genre of popular music composed for ballroom dancing
jazz - a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles
rap music, hip-hop, rap - genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment; several forms of rap have emerged
R and B, rhythm and blues - a combination of blues and jazz that was developed in the United States by Black musicians; an important precursor of rock 'n' roll
rockabilly - a fusion of black music and country music that was popular in the 1950s; sometimes described as blues with a country beat
rock and roll, rock music, rock 'n' roll, rock-and-roll, rock'n'roll, rock - a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western; "rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll."
reggae - popular music originating in the West Indies; repetitive bass riffs and regular chords played on the off beat by a guitar
skiffle - a style of popular music in the 1950s; based on American folk music and played on guitars and improvised percussion instruments
music genre, musical genre, musical style, genre - an expressive style of music
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November 1: Popular singer Jess Glynne at the O2 Academy, Birmingham.
The popular singer said that he would love to perform at the upcoming Cairo International Film Festival, if invited to, and would even do it FREE of charge as a service to his country.
On Saturday the cars went down Ledras and Onasagorou streets and going back to the town hall in time for a free concert starring starring popular singer Katerina Stikoudi and others.
BORN SPIKE Lee, US film director, 1957 BRIAN Mulroney, Canadian PM, 1939 VERA Lynn, UK popular singer, 1917, above DIED BRENDAN Behan, Irish playwright, 1964 BRIAN Wilde, English actor, 2008, above LEV Yashin, Soviet Goalkeeper, 1990
The popular singer will be accompanied on stage by S Varadarajan on violin and N Venkatesh on
The popular singer has made the confession during a holiday in Barbados.
Counternarcotics officers found the man turned to be a popular singer in his home country.
POPULAR singer Gabrielle is preparing to rise to the occasion when she makes a triumphant return to the North East later this summer.
BJP Asansol MP Babul Supriyo who is a popular singer wrote about how he got the BJP ticket in the first part of a two-part article which he is writing for the Sunday supplement of Bengali vernacular Ananda Bazar Patrika.
Another popular singer Abrarul Haq has also entered politics few years ago in Pakistan.
Comedy queen, popular singer and artiste Ai Ai Delas Alas (left) and Kim Idol (on sunglasses) with organisers during the press conference.
The music of sub-continent is ruling in the world and music legends are listened in most of the countries in the world, these views were expressed by the popular singer Salman Alvi on occasion of completion of hundred years of film music in the sixth International Urdu conference here at the Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi.