[The Music Listening Chronicles] Pop is a music style not a stand-in for meaning Popular music

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Believe it or not I have to bring this up since some people continue to want to confuse the style/genre that is Pop with it standing for Popular.

In a nutshell, there could be other styles of music that could invariably be popular but that doesn’t mean it is Pop music.

Take the band Muse, they are obviously Rock but they also happen to be popular with a lot of people.