Does something just have to be popular to be described as pop, or is there more to it? If it's just a question of popularity, how popular do you have to be to be 'pop'?
Is pop a genre in its own right, or can a song or artist always belong to a more stylistically-descriptive genre (rock and roll, or disco) as well as being 'pop'?
Are there stylistic elements in common between a pop song from the 50s, one from the 80s, and one from 2015?
Is the concept of 'pop' equally applicable to all eras, or has pop waxed and waned in popularity over the years?
Did pop exist even before the term was created?