Question by  john78 (12)

What does an "American popular song" mean?

What are some examples?


Answer by  AnnaZed (38)

An American Popular song is a song that gains currency through repeated airplay on American radio. Popular songs are composed by American or English writers and performed by American commercial singers and bands. The Billboard Top 100 chart is a recognized measure of a song's popularity as are Grammy Awards and chart positions in the trade publication Radio & Records.


Answer by  Jjoe (13)

It means a song that is easy to listen to and that most people in America have heard and like. This can change from decade to decade. Examples: Benny and the Jets by Elton John, All You Need is Love by the Beatles, or Mr. Tambourine man by The Byrds.


Answer by  veronica26 (193)

An "American popular song" most likely refers to a contemporary top 40 hit that is played often on pop radio stations. These are songs by artists that most people like such as Lady Gaga and Rihanna. Poker Face and Paparazzi by Lady Gaga would be considered contemporary American popular sonogs.

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