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When did pop music become so popular?

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April 08, 2011 2:00PM

You do know that the perm pop is an abbreviated form of the word popular, right? Pop music is popular by definition, that's what the word means. Pop music as we know it today can be traced back to the 1950's. In earlier decades, although there did exist popular forms of music, we would not recognize much similarity to what is known today as pop music. For an early example of pop music you have to go back to singers such as Rosemary Clooney.