The rise of the crying and emotional singers in the late 1940s, such as Mario Lanza, began the pop music vocal style.
Notable highlights for pop music in the 1980s are Michael Jackson's second Epic label release Thriller, which went on to become the best-selling album of all time.
Pop musicians often use simple musical techniques, refraining from complex solos and using odd time signatures, as compared to classical music, jazz, and rock.
Pop music performers typically make use of state-of-the-art technology and recording studios to achieve the sound they want, and record producers may have a heavy influence.
The vocal style found in much pop music has been heavily influenced by African American musical traditions such as rhythm and blues (R&B), soul music, and gospel.
The crossing of race-based social boundaries around race, for ragtime, swing, and later Rock’n’Roll, was the source of many moral panics in America inspired by pop music.
Pop music in the 1980s was heavily influenced by an electronic sound with synthesizers and drum machines, and dance-type music.
Pop music is often criticized for being overly simple and repetitive.
Today distributed by major record companies as part of a global music market, pop music often involves mass marketing through radio, television and other media, making it a part of many people's daily life.
Laпkу was the pop music of Greece in the 1950s and 1960s.
Pop music, often called simply pop, is contemporary music and a common type of popular music (distinguished from classical or art music and from folk music.
Western Pop music teen idols of the 1960s included the Beatles, The Beach Boys, Cliff Richard, Sandy Shaw, The Who, Lulu, The Small Faces, Gene Pitney, and The Shadows.
Pop music may include elements of rock, hip hop, reggae, dance, R&B, jazz, electronic, and sometimes folk music and various other styles.
The dance music element of western pop music can be traced back to Ragtime, which was initially popular in African American communities, and mainly disseminated through sheet music and player pianos.
Following the MTV music video "explosion" in the 1980s, pop music became more image-based, and musicians became less focused on the musical aspect of their performance.
The rhythms and the sound of pop music have been heavily influenced by swing jazz, rock and roll, reggae, funk, disco, and more recently by hip hop.