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popular music

n
(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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At abrupt intervals in the outrageous performance he would hurl himself in full costume at the piano and bang out some popular music equally absurd and appropriate.
Popular Music and Multimodal Critical Discourse Studies: Ideology, Control, and Resistance in Turkey Since 2002
This book offers a critical theory and alternative history of rap music and hip hop culture by examining their roots in the popular music and popular cultures of the Civil Rights Movement and Black Power Movement.
Brian Longhurst and Danijela Bogdanovic, Popular Music and Society, 3rd edn.
The International Association for the Study of Popular Music's flagship Popular Music Futures conference on Thursday will look at the use of holograms in performances.
The Journal of World Popular Music is a new peer-reviewed journal that "publishes research and scholarship on recent issues and debates surrounding international popular musics, also known as World Music, Global Pop, World Beat or, more recently, World Music 2.
The research also discovered that the "musical tax" of having children means parents at every age stream less popular music than those without children - even when you discount the streaming of nursery rhymes and kids' music.
Although this method applies to both classical and jazz/popular music, it nevertheless changes somewhat for jazz/popular music, because the implication of arrangement in popular music is different from that of classical music.
ALEX PERULLO, Live from Dar es Salaam: popular music and Tanzania's music economy.
Sites of Popular Music Heritage: Memories, Histories, Places is an anthology of scholarly essays by learned authors, examining the challenges and conflicts involved in attempting to preserve a cultural record of popular music.
Sonic Modernities in the Malay World: a History of Popular Music, Social Distinction and Novel Lifestyles (1930s-2000s)
Murray Forman, One Night on TV is Worth Weeks at the Paramount: Popular Music on Early Television.

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