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Today, popular songs (usually abreviated to 'Pop') are songs sung by 20th and 21st century popular artists, played frequently on radio stations, used in dance clubs and discoth�ques, and usually released as hit parade recordings on vinyl and compact disks, or as MP3 files down-loadable from the internet. They are written in the Popular Modern style.

In previous centuries, the term was used for what we now often describe as folk songs. They share the elements of simple melodies and harmonies with traditional folk songs, in many cases. However, today they are often accompanied by very loud percussion on every beat.

Who knows, in future centuries, which of today's pop songs will be remembered, and called 'folk songs'?

Tunes belonging to the Popular Songs category. Audio is available for 60 tunes for this category.
No.Name of WorkComposerEnsemblePeriod
1 And I Love HerMcCartneyOther EnsemblesPopular Modern
2 As Time Goes ByVariousRhythm ComboPopular Modern
3 Besame MuchoVariousRhythm ComboPopular Modern
4 Cheek to CheekBerlinSoloPopular Modern
5 Chicken danceVariousOther EnsemblesPopular Modern
6 Days of Wine and RosesVariousOrchestraPopular Modern
7 Deep PurpleVariousRhythm ComboPopular Modern
8 Fascinating RhythmGershwinRhythm ComboPopular Modern
9 Happy BirthdayVariousSoloTraditional
10 Hey JudeMcCartneyRhythm ComboPopular Modern
11 How About YouVariousRhythm ComboPopular Modern
12 I'm in the Mood for LoveVariousPops OrchestraPopular Modern
13 Jingle BellsPierpontPops OrchestraTraditional
14 La PalomaYradierOther EnsemblesRomantic
15 Les Bicyclettes de BelsizeVariousOther EnsemblesPopular Modern
16 Love is a many Splendored ThingVariousPops OrchestraTraditional
17 Memory from 'Cats'.Lloyd-WebberOther EnsemblesPopular Modern
18 My Fair LadyLoeweOrchestraPopular Modern
19 Once in a WhileVariousRhythm ComboPopular Modern
20 Over the RainbowVariousOrchestraPopular Modern
21 Picnic TimeVariousPops OrchestraTraditional
22 Quando Quando - sambaVariousPops OrchestraTraditional
23 Roses are RedVariousPops OrchestraTraditional
24 Rudolph the Red-nosed ReindeerVariousSoloPopular Modern
25 Rumba from JamaicaVariousPops OrchestraTraditional
26 San FranVariousPops OrchestraTraditional
27 Santa Claus is Coming to TownVariousSoloPopular Modern
28 Smoke gets in your EyesKernRhythm ComboPopular Modern
29 Snow White and the seven DwarfsVariousPops OrchestraPopular Modern
30 Someone to Watch Over MeGershwinRhythm ComboPopular Modern
31 South of the Border TangoVariousPops OrchestraTraditional
32 South PacificRodgersOrchestraPopular Modern
33 Spanish LadyVariousOther EnsemblesTraditional
34 Taking a Chance on LoveVariousRhythm ComboPopular Modern
35 Tea Cha ChaVariousPops OrchestraTraditional
36 The Phantom of the OperaLloyd-WebberOrchestraPopular Modern
37 The Sound of MusicRodgersOrchestraPopular Modern
38 These Foolish ThingsVariousRhythm ComboTraditional
39 Three Coins in the FountainVariousPops OrchestraTraditional
40 When I Fall in LoveVariousPops OrchestraTraditional
41 When You Wish Upon a StarVariousPops OrchestraPopular Modern
42 Who's Sorry NowVariousTrad Jazz BandPopular Modern
43 YesterdayMcCartneyOrchestraPopular Modern
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