Questions tagged [pop]

For questions about the genre known as "pop music", which is characterised by being appealing to a general audience rather than a particular sub-culture or ideology.

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What is that haunting string instrument in Kesha's new song, Praying?

I believe it is a stringed instrument, but I am not even sure of that. You hear it prominently here: https://youtu.be/tLR3Gqz5PEs?t=124
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What is this song from this youtube video?

What is this song in this YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RcW3-3W3Xw ? The title of the video is "【手描きHQ】飛雄と及川で威../風.堂/". Someone said commented that it is Pomp and Circumstance, ...
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Identify pop-punk music video with costumes from american revolution

I'd like to identify a pop-punk song I've watched in YouTube some years ago. All I remember is that in the music video all the band members were dressed like The Founding Fathers (wigs, waistcoasts, ...
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I'm looking for this really cool music video that involved monsters and kids

The video starts off with two kids a boy and a girl—both are speaking Spanish. They wake up and find that not only are their parents gone but also everyone in their town, so they pack up and try to ...
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when did the 1980's sound of pop music and power ballads end?

When were the latest pop and power ballad songs done in the style of the 1980's, such as in Journey's "who cries for you", Brenda Russell's "Piano in the Dark" or Chicago's "we can last forever"? I'm ...
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Enrique Iglesias song with “Come to me” in lyrics

It's sung by Enrique Iglesias. I don't remember the title; only that I recall the last verse for the chorus; 'come to me' (sung by a woman's voice) Specifications: 1. artist: Enrique Iglesias 2. ...
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Trying to identify 80/90s music video with woman in an old castle and locked in Santa

I'm trying to identify a music video about which I have been thinking again lately. I watched this in my childhood and I'm afraid I only remember a few impressions. The video itself was from the 80s ...
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Genre of two songs

The genre of Love Yourself by Justin Bieber is Dance/Electronic. But the genre of Dancing On My Own by Calum Scott is Pop. They both are a bit sad and go slowly. So why are they considered different ...
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Did Robbie Williams write any songs for Take That?

The title says it all really. Great writer is our Robbie but I'm wondering if Gary Barlow allowed him to write for Take That.
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Can't find a cutesy pop song from 2000 sung by a young woman

I've been looking for this song for more than 12 years already and asking others for help is my last resort. The song was not a big hit, though you could often hear it on the radio or see the video ...
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Black Beatles and the Mannequin Challenge

The "Mannequin Challenge" is a new viral video meme where people freeze in place like mannequins, without camera tricks. Most of the videos use the song "Black Beatles," by Rae Sremmurd. But how did ...
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I'm trying to identify a music video from the early 90's - 2000's with repetitive dance choreography

I'm trying to identify a music video but I'm not sure what year it came out – maybe early 90's to 2000's? The genre of music is pop, I think. The video consists of one set – a multi–colored, multi-...
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“Wake up in the morning”

The only lyrics that I remember when hearing this song for at least once a week is, the chorus which is "Wake up in the morning". I think this song is still new, maybe not a year old. The vocals are ...
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What are the first lines of Peter Gabriel's “Sledgehammer”?

For the Peter Gabriel song "Sledgehammer", all the lyrics sites list the first two lines of the song as being: you could have a steam train if you'd just lay down your tracks But every time I ...
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What is this song effect called?

I noticed some songs having this effect1, almost always rock/pop ones: A singer just finishes singing a verse, and meanwhile a (the same or another one) singer starts singing another one. This effect ...
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Name of note sequence present in many pop songs?

I remember hearing about a 3 or 5 note sequence that is in many popular songs like Frozen's Let it Go or Katy Perry's Fireworks. Supposedly your brain eats it up like sugar. Is there a name for ...
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80's pop song with lyric “It's the story of my life if you wanna know”

I'm trying to identify a song by a female 80's pop group. Here are the lyrics I remember: It's the story of my life if you want to know a play where everything is meant to be you're the story ...
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Why are backing vocalists almost always older than the leads?

Why is it that 9 times out of 10 the backing vocalists in songs are older than the lead vocalists? E.g. Niki Harris (born 1962) as backing vocalist for LeAnn Rimes (born 1982) in Can't Fight the ...
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'Woo' sound Pitbull makes in (almost) every song

Can I somewhere find the 'woo' sound Pitbull makes in every song? Does it have a name? Here are two examples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-tJuHsCDzc&t=24s between 0:24 and 0:26 https://www....
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What genre is the music from “A Monster in Paris”?

I absolutely love the music from "A Monster in Paris". I am having difficulty pinpointing the genre so I can find similar artists and music. It seems like some kind of upbeat jazz/pop sound.
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“Holding out for a hero” - is this song about sex?

Whenever I listen to this song, I always picture the singer lying in bed waiting for her man to come home and have sex with her, so many of the lyrics seem to have a double meaning. Is it just my ...
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Identify Armenian romantic song by video?

I'm afraid I have almost no details. I saw a small part of an Armenian music video and really liked it, but because I don't speak Armenian I don't know how to locate it. The video was recent. It ...
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Is Christina's high note on “Fighter” real?

If you listen to Christina Aguilera's live performance of her song "Fighter", her high note is not the same as in the studio version. Is she really able to sing that high? Is there some studio ...
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What defines the aesthetic of current American Top 40 Pop

I've been listening again to Top 40 recently (I was a huge Top 40 fan in my teens, circa early 1990's and haven't listened to it much since then). It definitely seems like there's a new aesthetic in ...
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Does “Gangnam Style” contain any non-Korean words?

I used to assume "Style" was English and couldn't be Korean, but I subsequently found out that there's a Korean word based on the English word "style". However, I'm still wondering about what sounds ...
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Does Ed Sheeran sing out of key on a few studio songs?

A few songs in which I believe this to be the case are One and New York from the album X (Wembley Edition). Is it just me, or does he sing out of key on these songs?
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Album by Ohio Band with motto “Make A Difference” on cover

It has the motto "I want to make a difference" on the album cover being held by one of the members of a group. I'm quite certain it is an Ohio band (maybe just Mid West). It has a light blue ...
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Historical “pop” music in Europe

Today, we have youtube, radio, TV, and background music in shopping malls -- all which proliferate our exposure to music. It's easy to measure weekly hit songs, based on listenership/requests of radio ...
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What happen to Roxie LS?

So, yeah, what happened to Roxie LS? I like her style and voice. She was supposed to be big. She studied classical music, she is British if I remember correctly. She loved surf culture and she surfs ...
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What is Pop Music?

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 ...
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What genre is CHVRCHES?

I can't tell if CHVRCHES is pop or electro. It seems like some songs would be for the radio, but some songs by them are more for dancing and I can't decide on what exact genre they are.
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Did any members of Katrina and the Waves have pet anteaters?

This certainly seems like an incredibly unnecessary question, but I need it answered to prove a point to a buddy of mine. Have any of the members of Katrina and the Waves ever have, legally or ...
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Oh True Love - Everly Brothers

There were numerous such songs in 50's. All of them are characterized by the same rhythm and typically they are very similar. Is there some name for this kind of songs?
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Does Blur's song MyTerracotta Heart signal another Blur breakdown?

In Blur's latest album The Magic Whip there's a song called "My Terracotta Heart" that makes me wonder about the future of the band. The Magic Whip is the new album recorded by Blur after 12 years of ...
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What are popular genre of music in U.S

I am trying to find out popularity of music genres. This page provides the popularity of music genre, but its little old, can anyone share the ranking of genres based on popularity?
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Hoax easy-listening record?

Years ago I was told that someone (Eydie Gorme?) had made a record in the early '60s, possibly under a pseudonym, where she purposefully sang every song a half-tone flat, as a joke. Has anyone else ...
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Is there a guide or database that links a specific sound to a synth?

I was wondering if there a is guide so you can link a specific sound to a synth. Or some kind of database that catalogs the synths used in popular songs.
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When is the SAMA 21 CD coming out?

When is the 21st South African Music Awards Nominees CD coming out? The winners were announced in March this year already (2015).
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What does the KOBATEAM team do in Babymetal's music?

Kobametal (Key Kobayashi) from Amuse, Inc. is the producer for the band Babymetal. What does his team do for the music? Help with musical compositions? Give advice? Give them ideas? What is his ...
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Looking for a early 2000s pop song with “tu tu tutu” hook

While listening to this song, I remembered an early 2000 pop song with very much the same melody (see Youtube clip at 1:30). The hook of the song I look for, is nothing more than "tu tu tutu tututu" ...
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Oasis' song “Waiting For The Rapture” as a tribute to The Doors?

In Oasis’ last album, Dig Out Your Soul, there’s a song called Waiting For The Rapture. That song has a guitar riff that is identical to the guitar riff of the The Doors song Five To One, and it ...
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reasons behind K - pop success

K-pop seems to be much more successful (compared to other Asian genres and even most countries in the world) in spreading its influence rapidly across the globe. What are some reasons behind this ...

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