Pop music refers to the genre of music that produces the most hits. Modern popular culture is transmitted to the masses via mass media, aiming the attention of young people. Fashion, music, and movies are the forms of pop culture that make the maximum amount of commercial profit. Over the years, the best of pop bands were able to win both – maximum profits and the love of their fandom.
We are not completely unaware of how relaxing music really can be. Right from helping us to have a sound sleep, to helping us to escape from boredom, without music it is impossible. Thus, music taking a larger part of our life, pop music has become a genre without which we cannot live. Imagine a day without music. Impossible right!
A hit is a song that sells the maximum number of copies. The latest hits are listed every week on the charts. Songs that become hits almost always share the same formula of pop music. They have a good rhythm, catchy melody, and are easy to remember and sing along too. It never fails to grab the attention of the audience. They usually have a choir which is repeated several times and has some two or more verses. Most pop songs by the greatest pop bands ever are between two to five minutes long.
The 1960s were the golden period of pop music culture, giving us the most iconic pop bands of all time, from Led Zeppelin to Pink Floyd. However, we should not complain, because this decade has also successfully given us the best pop bands and pop music artists.
Pop artists are not the only ones to produce hit singles. Artists from other genres like country music singers like Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift, rock groups Radiohead and Foo Fighters, folk singers Bob Dylan and Mumford & Sons. Artists like these produce music following the pop formula and then adding elements of their genre to it, thus making the music unique on its own. It is artists like these who are to create new styles of pop music in the coming future.
Rulers of Pop Music Culture
Here are the rulers of pop music culture:
1. Billie Eilish
By any chance, if you haven’t heard about Billie Eilish yet, she’ll be inescapable by the time you wrap this up. The 17-year-old lyricist has just amassed a sizeable and raging fan base after self-releasing her breakout single, ‘Sea Eyes’, in 2016, and since then this star has just kept on rising. Regardless of her beautiful voice, Eilish composes the sort of dismal popular music that talks directly to our Generation Z, who definitely loves and appreciates her.
She is just eighteen and has already taken the world by a storm. Honestly, we cannot even imagine, what more surprises she holds for us in the future. The song, “Bad Guy” is considered to be one of her most popular songs.
2. Ariana Grande
In the same way as other stars on this list, the pathway to fame for Ariana Grande was cleared in the teenage TV industry. With her gorgeous signature high ponytail, she never fails to give us major fashion statements. A pop star in the Spotify time, she was the first artist to score a UK No 1, when streaming began being represented. Grande’s voice is nothing more than amazing. She has made songs to satisfy all your moods.
Ariana Grande is known to be a hardcore feminist, and she strongly believes in the empowerment of women. Her strong opinions, brilliant voice, and an absolutely gorgeous fashion statement-there is nothing about her that you won’t love.
3. Spice Girls
The Spice Girls is one of the best pop-punk bands. It was formed in 1994. It is one of the best pop bands we have ever heard of. The band involves Melanie Brown, otherwise called Mel B (“Scary Spice”), Melanie Chisholm, Mel C (“Sporty Spice”), Emma Bunton (“Baby Spice”), Geri Halliwell (“Ginger Spice”), and Victoria Beckham (“Posh Spice”). With their “young lady power” mantra, the Spice Girls were one of the greatest pop bands of the 1990s.
Time called them “apparently the most recognizable face” of Cool Britannia, the mid-1990s festival of youth culture in the UK. They are referred to as a feature of the Second British Invasion of the US.
4. Black Pink
BlackPink is the most famous top Korean band shaped by YG Entertainment. The four-member group comprising of Jisoo, Rosé, Lisa, and Jennie, appeared for the first time in 2016. Their single “Boombayah” turned into their first number-one hit on the Billboard World Digital Songs diagram and is the most-saw debut music video by a Korean act! It is indeed considered to be one of the best Korean bands ever.
In 2017, BlackPink made a solid rebound with “As though It’s Your Last”, that accomplished more than 14 million views on YouTube in under 24 hours! They have one of the largest fandoms around the world.
5. Fifth Harmony
Fifth Harmony is one of the greatest pop bands we ever heard of. It is also abbreviated to 5H, is an American young lady band situated in Miami, which is composed of Ally Brooke, Normani, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui, and beforehand Camila Cabello until her takeoff from the band in December 2016.
The band marked a joint record manage Simon Cowell’s name Syco Records and L.A. Reid’s mark Epic Records in the wake of forming and securing as third in the second season of the American singing rivalry competition series, “The X Factor” in 2012. “Work from home’ is one of their most famous compositions. No wonder it is one of the best pop bands we ever heard.
Rihanna, a Barbadian singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, has turned the tables of 21st-century pop and RandB music genres. Rihanna shaped the texture and text of the air by doing what pop music is supposed to do at it’s very best. She is called the most influential musician of the 21st century. She is strong, fierce, bold, and slams patriarchy as nobody else does.
Emotional Attachment To The Pop Music Industry
Some pop music bands are an emotion for most of us. While artists like Rihanna has the power to influence us like no one ever can, bands like One Direction had the power to break the hearts of millions by just taking a single personal decision. It is all because we get attached to the music they make and then in turn, with the artists themselves. Thankful to pop music culture for sheltering our moods whenever we needed it to.