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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 61 tunes for this category.
No.Name of WorkComposerEnsemblePeriod
1 Ain't She SweetVariousOther EnsemblesPopular Modern
2 Along the Road to GundagaiVariousTrad Jazz BandPopular Modern
3 And I Love HerMcCartneyOther EnsemblesPopular Modern
4 Besame MuchoVariousRhythm ComboPopular Modern
5 Cheek to CheekBerlinSoloPopular Modern
6 Chicken danceVariousOther EnsemblesPopular Modern
7 Days of Wine and RosesVariousOrchestraPopular Modern
8 Deep PurpleVariousRhythm ComboPopular Modern
9 Fascinating RhythmGershwinRhythm ComboPopular Modern
10 Happy BirthdayVariousSoloTraditional
11 Hey JudeMcCartneyRhythm ComboPopular Modern
12 How About YouVariousRhythm ComboPopular Modern
13 I'm in the Mood for LoveVariousPops OrchestraPopular Modern
14 Jingle BellsPierpontPops OrchestraTraditional
15 La PalomaYradierOther EnsemblesRomantic
16 Les Bicyclettes de BelsizeVariousOther EnsemblesPopular Modern
17 Love is a many Splendored ThingVariousPops OrchestraTraditional
18 Memory from 'Cats'.Lloyd-WebberOther EnsemblesPopular Modern
19 My Fair LadyLoeweOrchestraPopular Modern
20 Once in a WhileVariousRhythm ComboPopular Modern
21 Over the RainbowVariousOrchestraPopular Modern
22 Picnic TimeVariousPops OrchestraTraditional
23 Quando Quando - sambaVariousPops OrchestraTraditional
24 Roses are RedVariousPops OrchestraTraditional
25 Rudolph the Red-nosed ReindeerVariousSoloPopular Modern
26 Rumba from JamaicaVariousPops OrchestraTraditional
27 San FranVariousPops OrchestraTraditional
28 Santa Claus is Coming to TownVariousSoloPopular Modern
29 Smoke gets in your EyesKernRhythm ComboPopular Modern
30 Snow White and the seven DwarfsVariousPops OrchestraPopular Modern
31 Someone to Watch Over MeGershwinRhythm ComboPopular Modern
32 South of the Border TangoVariousPops OrchestraTraditional
33 South PacificRodgersOrchestraPopular Modern
34 Spanish LadyVariousOther EnsemblesTraditional
35 Taking a Chance on LoveVariousRhythm ComboPopular Modern
36 Tea Cha ChaVariousPops OrchestraTraditional
37 The Phantom of the OperaLloyd-WebberOrchestraPopular Modern
38 The Sound of MusicRodgersOrchestraPopular Modern
39 These Foolish ThingsVariousRhythm ComboTraditional
40 Three Coins in the FountainVariousPops OrchestraTraditional
41 When I Fall in LoveVariousPops OrchestraTraditional
42 When You Wish Upon a StarVariousPops OrchestraPopular Modern
43 Who's Sorry NowVariousTrad Jazz BandPopular Modern
44 YesterdayMcCartneyOrchestraPopular Modern
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