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  Bubblegum pop - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some of the defining characteristics of bubblegum pop include catchy melodies, simple three-chord structures, simple harmonies, and repetitive riffs or "hooks." Bubblegum pop is also characterized by its lightweight lyrics (which may include nursery rhymes or nonsense lyrics), often surrounding themes of romance and courtship.
Critics of bubblegum pop maintain that the music is void of artistic merit and that the performers are "groomed" by record labels to depend on physical appearance as opposed to musical or artistic talent.
Bubblegum pop then appeared to be declining at the turn of the early millennium, as audiences tired of the many boy bands and pop princesses but suddenly started a new rebirth as network executives at Disney molded their female stars such as Hilary Duff, Hayden Panettiere, and Lindsay Lohan into pop princesses.
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 Pop music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The expression "pop music" may also be used to refer to particular subgenres (within the pop music genre) that are in some cases referred to as soft rock and pop/rock.
A proliferation of new sounds from the disco of the BeeGees, the piano-based pop of Billy Joel and Elton John, the country stylings of the Eagles, and the rock-influenced pop of Rod Stewart, Steely Dan, and Fleetwood Mac.
Other pop singers whose music comprises other genres include RandB singers Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, country singers Garth Brooks and Shania Twain, and dance pop artists Kylie Minogue and Madonna, who is one of the best-selling singers of all time.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pop_music   (765 words)

 Pop music - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Pop music is generally described as very commercial friendly, marketable and memorable, with either vocals, lyrics, instruments, or a combination of all three creating catchy choruses or verses.
Pop music is also known for its ability to attract listeners through its versatile sound since it pulls from a plethora of musical influences.
Pop music is far too ambiguous and far too diverse to say that it has a real concrete history as to when it began or so to speak.
www.voyager.in /Pop_music   (1017 words)

 Bubblegum pop - WikiRadish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Many critics describe the Monkees as bubblegum due to their producer-driven career and reliance on outside songwriters and session players, others claim that they did not do any pure bubblegum until 1970's "Half-Monkees" LP Changes, which was produced by Jeff Barry.
The Ramones' music was critically accepted and the group's fans were dissimilar from the classic bubblegum fan, a pre-adolescent experiencing the thrill of his or her first pocketfull of allowance money; they were working class adults and disaffected teens that constituted a prime social force of the late 1970s and beyond.
It is meant to be an irreverent juxtaposition of pop and hardcore not-pop, and thus is not considered a bubblegum song.
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 Bubblegum pop - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
Bubblegum pop (bubblegum rock, bubblegum music) is a genre of popular music and rock and roll.
The first era of bubblegum carried on for a few more years, as LPs were released by the Partridge Family, the Osmonds, the Jackson 5, the Brady Bunch, the Banana Splits and Josie and the Pussycats.
It is meant to be an irreverent juxtaposition of pop and hardcore not-pop, and thus is no more a bubblegum song than Andy Warhol's infamous Campbell's soup label artwork is an advertisement for the company.
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 Bubblegum pop @ Soundbug
Bubblegum pop (bubblegum rock, bubblegum music) is a genre of popular music and/or rock and roll.
Though many disagree, the band members actually referred to themselves as a "nouveau bubblegum band with teeth." Their songs were all simple, three-chord riffs with catchy choruses that occasionally made little sense (such as "Gabba Gabba Hey") and appeared on their album covers in cartoon form.
Though the band covered "Indian Giver", a massive bubblegum hit, at one point, many critics would still not classify even that song as bubblegum because the purpose of such punk covers (many punk bands cover pop hits) is to deconstruct the original.
www.soundbug.com /genres/bubblegum.php   (912 words)

 An Informal History Of Bubblegum Music by Carl Cafarelli Part 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Although Bubblegum has gained a certain cachet of cool in some circles over the past few decades (while remaining a pop pariah in other circles), during its original heyday it was viewed strictly as fodder for juvenile tastes, pure pabulum for pre-teen people.
Bubblegum producers only wanted you to fork over the dough and go home to play your new acquisition over and over to your heart's content (and, no doubt, to your older brother's consternation).
Although the birth of bubblegum as a genre is generally dated from the success of the 1910 Fruitgum Company's Simon Says and the Ohio Express' Yummy, Yummy, Yummy for Buddah Records and producers Jerry Kasenetz and Jeff Katz in 1968, there are important antecedents to consider in tracing bubblegum's history.
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Bubblegun - The Merrymakers at Epinions.com
With their album Bubblegum, the Merrymakers continue to show that Sweden is one of the best best sources out there for pop music.
More than twenty years later, the Swedish pop group The Merrymakers released an album entitled Bubblegum, an album that doesn't attempt to copy the music that shares its name, but rather blends that music with the guitar pop of the late nineties to create a sound both retro and modern.
The lyrics are pretty saccharine and sweet like most bubblegum pop music, but in the middle of this a capella intro the guitars and drums come barging in, making this one so much more than just a sappy piece of bubblegum.
www.epinions.com /content_80443772548   (1364 words)

 Bubblegum Downloads - Download Bubblegum Music - Download Bubblegum MP3s
Bubblegum is a lightweight, catchy pop music that was a significant commercial force in the late '60s and early '70s.
Bubblegum was targeted at a preteen audience whose older siblings had been raised on rock & roll.
Bubblegum was a manufactured music, created by record producers that often hired session musicians to play and sing the songs.
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 PopMatters | Columns | Iain Ellis | Alternative Rock Cultures | Bubblegum Pops the (Counter-)Culture
Fake and faceless, bubblegum pop in the late '60s and early '70s offended the prevailing rock myths of artistic creativity and rugged opposition to the powers-that-be.
As such, bubblegum was not only a tacit reaction to rock snobbery, but it was also the second coming of the novelty pop that had dominated the US charts in the late '50s.
As with bubblegum, the humor of punk's back-to-basics model was an implicit (and often explicit) satirical counter-reaction to the self-importance of many of the rock idols/idles of the day.
www.popmatters.com /music/columns/ellis/060825.shtml   (1463 words)

 Pop rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Start the Pop rock article or add a request for it.
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 - Mark Bacino - press
His voice possesses a touch of soulful grit that keeps even the most romantic pop numbers from getting too sugary, but Bacino's not afraid to recall the days of bubblegum pop with his insanely catchy choruses and hook lines.
There are only a few power pop revivalists operating today who have the same blend of reverence for the past and energy and verve for today.
The original Pop Job EP is spread out among seven new songs (listed "The Hidden Track" is a home recording of a child's brief rendition of "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head") that all blend well with the bright, classic powerpop feel of the EP.
www.popjob.com /press.html   (1956 words)

 Bubblegum Babylon Now Premiering on Sunday, November 24th at 9 P.M. (ET/PT)
But few realize that beneath its appealing, feel-good surface, bubblegum pop is a cold and calculating business where, ultimately, the stars themselves are made to be broken.
A cautionary tale about the cost of becoming one of pop's expendable icons, "Bubblegum Babylon" explores the dark history and culture of carefully-crafted, sticky-sweet pop music directed toward teens -- its songs, its bands, its commercialism, its undeniable relevance -- from inside the bubblegum music machine.
"Bubblegum Babylon" goes inside the industry to examine how this pre-teen pop is literally "manufactured" and profiles the songwriters, producers, impresarios and image-makers behind the cold and calculating business of selling the same kinds of bands time and time again.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/11-20-2002/0001845458&EDATE=   (351 words)

 oneword.: bubblegum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
bubblegum pop pop bubblicious gum from the corner store down the street in junior high, only 2 students at a time and the evil eye.
bubblegum is that sweet feeling in you mouth after you've felt the lips of the person you love.
smells of bubblegum, pink comforter, going to keep me up until she finishes her final the next day after drinking vodka, bleaching her hair with her other cookie cut friends after painting her nails a cheap color that matches an expensive pair of pink shoes.
www.oneword.com /mt/archives/000738.html   (3104 words)

 Pop Grows Up | Music | The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper
Lester Bangs once dismissed bubblegum pop by describing it as "the basic sound of rock 'n' roll--minus the rage, fear, violence, and anomie that runs from Johnny Burnette to Sid Vicious." Did he have a flout during glam's heyday--which obviously pulled from his so-called toothless genre as much as anything else?
But the bubblegum influence is less of a factor.
Vells, on the other hand, have the pop savvy to pull it off on their own.
www.thestranger.com /seattle/Content?oid=18157   (611 words)

 The Guide -- U2 is Back, Without the Bubblegum
Pop was not the disastrous album everybody called it; it was just unfinished.
The music of the new album is the sound of a band that has done the electronic thing, the blues thing, and the alternative thing and has decided to come back to doing what it does best: the rock and roll thing.
Disappointing is that after Pop’s lack of success and the advent of the boy band era, it’s pretty clear that neither caters to the masses.
www.thehoya.com /guide/111700/guide4.htm   (801 words)

 Bubblegum Pop music on payplay.fm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The Bran Flakes combine sound-collage with live instrumentation resulting in a beat oriented blend of exotica, easy listening, children's music and experimentation, often with a humorous effect.
He's the tempting combination of mature perspective and youthful spirit that the music world is craving.
High-energy pop and heart-wrenching ballads are headed your way.
www.payplay.fm /genre/177   (195 words)

 Aligator Pop - Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 | The Article
After all, the original Bubblegum Crisis — and its team of crime-fighting heroines — was a hard act to follow.
The unprecedented success of the original Bubblegum Crisis, produced and distributed by Artmic and Youmex, was a combination of both artistic excellence and fortuitous timing.
In 1991, an attempt to continue BGC with the three-episode Bubblegum Crash OAV miniseries was met with a lukewarm public response.
www.aligatorpop.com /anime/bubblegum_crisis_2040/article.htm   (696 words)

 Sixties / Seventies Bubblegum Music from The Bomp Bookshelf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
In the late '60s, Bubblegum was the Archies and their ilk, then we had the Brady Bunch, Osmonds, Partridges, Cassidys, et al.
The editors take the broadest possible definition for "bubblegum" (a bit too broad if you ask me) but there's plenty about the real stuff, and with the all-star cast of writers, the history, social context, and post-modern analysis should all be well covered.
Bubblegum, in general, is very simplistic music for very young listeners, usually masterminded by producers rather than artists.
www.bomp.com /BompbooksBubble2.html   (3117 words)

 Spectropop Group Discussion Archives: Digest Number 994 - 20 Aug 2003
But there's no doubt that it was a singles-driven style, and as a result nearly every bubblegum album I've ever owned, especially those on the Buddah and Kama Sutra labels, has some absolute howlers buried deep on side 2.
Bubblegum is definitely a category of music I like a lot and I have quite a few bubblegum 45's.
Probably the bubblegum song I would most like to snap up would be "Elephant Candy" by the Fun and Games.
www.spectropop.com /archive/digest/d994.htm   (2332 words)

 digital stater
Pop has gone through many phases, ranging from early Beatles tunes to disco to new wave.
Teeny bopper music, or bubblegum pop, first came and went in the late '80s.
It's the inevitable curse of the pop superstar.
www.stater.kent.edu /stories_old/01spring/042001/f418TOPTENteenybooperLC.html   (1079 words)

 cMusicWeb.com: Pop
a young pop trio with a healthy variety in their sound and a mission to preach the gospel.
giving a clean alternative to the bubblegum pop of britney is the mission of this trio.
Christian pop icon Michael W. Smith appeared on CNN's Larry King Live on February 10 to discuss a drug addiction he held in his pre-record contract days, and to promote his film The Second Chance, which opens in theatres tomorrow.
www.cmusicweb.com /pop/index.shtml   (1564 words)

 Amazon.com: Bubblegum Classics, Vol. 3: Music: Various Artists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Here in Varese Vintage's third volume of bubblegum/feelgood/goodtime music compilations is found a wide-ranging collection of sometimes sophisticated, often silly songs from the height of the so-called bubblegum music craze in the late 60s and early 70's.
With its mix of bubblegum classics and rarities among the generous 22 tracks and the fascinating liner notes stories behind the music, this piece represents an outstanding sampling of the genre.
This is the purest of Pure Pop, and the tunes are all completely comprised of sunny hooks and melodies, and nothing else to get in the way.
www.amazon.com /Bubblegum-Classics-Vol-Various-Artists/dp/B0000014YT   (1473 words)

 Popdirt.com - Pop Princesses Outlasting Their 15 Minutes
Anonymous writes "On the heels of the rise of the boy band, 1999 saw the emergence of the so-called “Pop Princesses”; Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson and Mandy Moore.
Britney has stuck to the same formula that has made her a star, bubblegum pop.
While her debut album was pure bubblegum, her follow-up albums showed much growth.
www.popdirt.com /article30523.html   (603 words)

 From Bubblegum to Sky: Nothing Sadder Than Lonely Queen - PopMatters Music Review
Some racehorses are endurance runners, some shoot out of the gate and dwindle away, and some build up speed until they finish the race at the top of their performance.
His earliest musical memories are of Japanese pop, it was only later in life that he discovered the Western canon.
This plays out in the overall tone of his songs, which can be breezy, short pop nuggets, but never have the feel of imitating the Smiths/Belle and Sebastian sound that so much other indie pop strives for.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/f/frombubblegumtosky-nothing.shtml   (1578 words)

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