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ripov Can a pop song become traditional? (679* d) RE: Can a pop song become traditional? 18 Nov 14

The point may have been made before, this is a long thread, but surely it depends as much on how you define "pop" as how you define "traditional" or "folk". Is it to be "popular"? Then most traditional tunes were - and remain - popular. That's why we keep playing and singing them. But ask a teenager if they like "pop" music; you will be told "No, I like rock/metal/rap/techno/ballads/indie"; "pop" appears to be used as a a derogatory term for all the (light? I don't know a word to describe the whole gamut - perhaps it IS "pop"!) music they dislike, and particularly for commercial products of the music industry (except the ones they like!).

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