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Pop Music : The world’s most important music form

Many people mistake pop music as disposable. But from the blus to the Beatles, some of the most important artistic statements have been wrapped up in the world’s most popular songs.

It is in England that the term spread widely in the 50's, it characterizes the rock n’ roll and the new styles which appear, influenced by this one. In France, and in the United States, Pop music appears in the Sixties, and it is a musical style which knew to

evolve with technology, in particular synthesizers.

Then it came to be grafted with a dancing rhythm, with a tempo close to the heartbeat and a construction couplet- chorus-couplet almost systematic.

The boy bands arrived during the same period, with a colossal success. And The Spice Girls for example. The singers with a voice are not left behind, among them Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey…

In recent years, Pop music has been inspired by sounds to make a joyful and festive music, with artists like Beyoncé, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Shakira and Katy Perry to name only a few.

Teve K.

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