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bubblegum pop

Optimistic, lightweight, pop music of the late 1960s and early 1970s often written by professional songwriters working for music publishing houses and performed by session musicians.
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He said their songs should carry a message and steer away from bubblegum music. Maraba, who boasts of 37 albums, challenged youth to draw inspiration from old songs.
It shows how Hart's efforts helped The Monkees outsell The Beatles and the Rolling Stones combined in 1967, and it charts the rise of bubblegum music of the times.
Bubblegum music - which had dominated the early 1950's in America was gone and rock 'n' roll had arrived!
Last night at the Philharmonic Hall he proved that his brand of bobby sox and bubblegum music still hits the spot with the over 50s.
"They were above the bubblegum music of the day and the lyrics and music sat well together.
Air Hostess is pop punk bubblegum music at its most chewy.
Associate Editor Brian Doherty, whose work appears in the recent Feral House anthology Bubblegum Music Is the Naked Truth, interviewed Parfrey in June.
Watching four crazed characters spin across the screen slamming into each other, accompanied by bubblegum music, is a bit like watching Jackson Pollock do your washing.
And this, perhaps, is the horns of the Daisy Rock Guitar dilemma -- do we really need more bubblegum music flooding the airwaves?
The cranky reaction of certain critics to the Keith Haring retrospective - in The New Yorker, Kurt Andersen remarked that Haring's "barking dogs, glowing babies, and jaunty everypeople are not much more than pleasant downtown wallpaper" - is reminiscent of the kind of response "serious" people usually reserve for bubblegum music. Like, say, the unapologetically feel-good, populist confections of teen sensation Hanson, whose ubiquitous "MMMBop," was a Top Ten hit the week that the Whitney show opened.