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    Ultimate pop songs

    With Clay Aiken's CD coming out and the references to it as being heavily pop-flavored, I've been thinking about what calling something a pop song really means. Maybe the best way to answer this is to think of songs that represent the ultimate in pop songs.

    My vote: Man in the Mirror, Michael Jackson

    I think Jackson's phrasing is amazing and the song is so catchy.
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    I think it depends on what kind of pop they mean. If it's bubblegum pop, the first thing that comes to mind is Britney Spears, or Justin Timberlake. However, I hope that, for Clay's sake, it's not bubblegum pop, in which case the first performer I'd think about is Michael Jackson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boredouttamind
    , ...the first performer I'd think about is Michael Jackson.
    Any particular song?

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    Probably the same song as you, 'Man In the Mirror'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by htp
    With Clay Aiken's CD coming out and the references to it as being heavily pop-flavored, I've been thinking about what calling something a pop song really means. Maybe the best way to answer this is to think of songs that represent the ultimate in pop songs.

    My vote: Man in the Mirror, Michael Jackson

    I think Jackson's phrasing is amazing and the song is so catchy.

    htp, I'm not trying to be a smart aleck just doing some of my own thinking If you're trying to figure out "what calling something a pop song really means" that says that you don't know, right? So... how can you think of "songs that represent the ultimate in pop songs" if you haven't defined what a pop song is? Or maybe you'll get the definition from the answers people give? Sorry if I'm being overly analytical I did read an article the other day that said (more or less) that Clay's album isn't "edgy" enough and some of the PTB at RCA didn't want to have anything to do with it. The way I see it -- the man has a beautiful voice that people obviously love listening to. Why does he need to fit into a particular category? I suppose from a marketing aspect fitting into a certain genre is helpful -- I just don't understand marketing when it comes to music :rolleyes
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    Obviously, being the King of Pop, Michael Jackson defines pop, but there's also, like bored said, bubblegum pop like Spice Girls, Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, etc . . . but as far as Michael Jackson, I would say Black or White

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    A different example of would be "Our Lips Are Sealed" by the Go-Gos.

    Pop seems to be very upbeat and danceable. Althought that can be said for other types of music, Pops does not give any serious message. It is just fun and catchy.

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    Another I was thinking about is Ace of Base. I love these guys and songs like "I Saw the Sign", "Cruel Summer", "Beautiful Life", "Don't Turn Around", and most every one of their other songs are very upbeat, fun, and catchy.

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    When talking about pop I always think about Pet Shop Boys and Wham.
    ps. This is just my opinion in the matter.

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    I haven't heard of either of those bands...

    I feel infantile now...

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