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Dance-pop is dance-oriented pop music that originated in the early 1980s. Developing from post-disco and synthpop, it is generally up-tempo music intended for clubs with the intention of being danceable but also suitable for contemporary hit radio. Dance-pop music is generally characterised by strong beats with easy, uncomplicated song structures which are generally more similar to pop music than the more free-form dance genre, with an emphasis on melody as well as catchy tunes. The genre, on the whole, tends to be producer-driven, despite some notable exceptions.

  • also known as 舞蹈流行音乐
  • subgenre of K-pop


Dance-pop is a film genre.

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Google previewThe Music Sound (2014)

by Nicolae Sfetcu

Back | Home | Up | Next Dance-pop is a style of dance music that grew out of disco in the mid-1980s. Complete with pounding, dance-club beats, the songs of this music are more fully-formed when it comes to the structure of the lyrics ...

Google previewThe Biographical Dictionary of Popular Music (2012)

From Adele to Ziggy, the Real A to Z of Rock and Pop by Dylan Jones

As the Noughties gave way to the Twenties, there briefly appearedto beonlytwo dominant forcesin music:dance-pop performedby teenagers soundinglike chipmunks, and folk-rock bashed outby earnest youngmen and women with wistful ...

Google previewThe Rock Snob's Dictionary (2005)

An Essential Lexicon Of Rockological Knowledge by David Kamp, Steven Daly

a highly mechanized dance-pop heavy on synthesizers, VOCODERs, and ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Popular Music (2017)

by Norman Abjorensen

teen-oriented dance-pop song that topped charts throughout the world, selling more than 10 million copies. The album of the same name was one of the most successful debut albums of all time, selling 30 million copies internationally and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Recorded Sound (2004)

by Frank Hoffmann

graduated from generic synth-flavored, dance-pop released on indie labels to a more individualized sound via a succession of increasingly popular EMI ...

Google previewContinuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume 8 (2012)

Genres: North America by John Shepherd, David Horn

Easy listening/MOR radio redefined itself to AC in order to target younger acts and open up its aural template to dance-pop and rock crossovers. For example, acts not usually associated with AC such as Foreigner and Hall 8: Oates made ...

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