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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 62 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 Autumn LeavesVariousOrchestraPopular Modern
5 Besame MuchoVariousRhythm ComboPopular Modern
6 Cheek to CheekBerlinSoloPopular Modern
7 Chicken danceVariousOther EnsemblesPopular Modern
8 Days of Wine and RosesVariousOrchestraPopular Modern
9 Deep PurpleVariousRhythm ComboPopular Modern
10 Fascinating RhythmGershwinRhythm ComboPopular Modern
11 Happy BirthdayVariousSoloTraditional
12 Hey JudeMcCartneyRhythm ComboPopular Modern
13 How About YouVariousRhythm ComboPopular Modern
14 I'm in the Mood for LoveVariousPops OrchestraPopular Modern
15 Jingle BellsPierpontPops OrchestraTraditional
16 La PalomaYradierOther EnsemblesRomantic
17 Les Bicyclettes de BelsizeVariousOther EnsemblesPopular Modern
18 Love is a many Splendored ThingVariousPops OrchestraTraditional
19 Memory from 'Cats'.Lloyd-WebberOther EnsemblesPopular Modern
20 My Fair LadyLoeweOrchestraPopular Modern
21 Once in a WhileVariousRhythm ComboPopular Modern
22 Over the RainbowVariousOrchestraPopular Modern
23 Picnic TimeVariousPops OrchestraTraditional
24 Quando Quando - sambaVariousPops OrchestraTraditional
25 Roses are RedVariousPops OrchestraTraditional
26 Rudolph the Red-nosed ReindeerVariousSoloPopular Modern
27 Rumba from JamaicaVariousPops OrchestraTraditional
28 San FranVariousPops OrchestraTraditional
29 Santa Claus is Coming to TownVariousSoloPopular Modern
30 Smoke gets in your EyesKernRhythm ComboPopular Modern
31 Snow White and the seven DwarfsVariousPops OrchestraPopular Modern
32 Someone to Watch Over MeGershwinRhythm ComboPopular Modern
33 South of the Border TangoVariousPops OrchestraTraditional
34 South PacificRodgersOrchestraPopular Modern
35 Spanish LadyVariousOther EnsemblesTraditional
36 Taking a Chance on LoveVariousRhythm ComboPopular Modern
37 Tea Cha ChaVariousPops OrchestraTraditional
38 The Phantom of the OperaLloyd-WebberOrchestraPopular Modern
39 The Sound of MusicRodgersOrchestraPopular Modern
40 These Foolish ThingsVariousRhythm ComboTraditional
41 Three Coins in the FountainVariousPops OrchestraTraditional
42 When I Fall in LoveVariousPops OrchestraTraditional
43 When You Wish Upon a StarVariousPops OrchestraPopular Modern
44 Who's Sorry NowVariousTrad Jazz BandPopular Modern
45 YesterdayMcCartneyOrchestraPopular Modern
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