Pop Music

Mario Rivera

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Pop Music is dying and Trap music is taking over the charts. In the Summer of 2018, Trap music has been flooding the charts from many artists. Trap music is the new rap genre that came out about 4 years ago. It branches from Hip-Hop/Rap music because of the elements used to produced these records. This music is different from Pop because it had a different beat style. Pop music is used with more electronic instruments. Trap music is used with a tempo of hi-hats and contains about 2-4 melodies. It depends on what producers make. It’s best to say that Trap music is more simple than Pop Music. Popstars aren’t quitting music; they are actually transitioning to trap music and R&B music. Drake’s “In My Feelings” was the #1 record of the summer. All of the songs that are under Drake’s #1 record are Trap and R&B. Ariana Grande’s “No Tears Left To Cry” is the only pop record on the Top 10 songs of the summer.

I don’t think that pop music is completely gone, but it’s slowly fading away from the charts. In 2015, There were 9 pop songs in the Top 10 songs of the summer. The other song that wasn’t a pop song was a trap record, which was Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen.” In 2016, Trap music started to evolve, but the majority of the top records were pop. The top songs included Calvin Harris’ “This Is What You Came For (featuring Rihanna)” and The Chainsmokers’ “Don’t Let Me Down (featuring Daya).” In 2017, Half of the top songs were pop music. In the past 3 years, the number of pop records in the top 10 has been decreasing. The top pop songs of 2017 included Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Cut to the Feeling” and Selena Gomez’s “Bad Liar.”

Looking at the charts today, you won’t find any pop records like the songs in 2015. It would be nice to see pop music back in the charts as much as trap music right now. It’s not clever if every artist makes the same kind of music. The charts do have the different type of music, but you can’t differ by just the mood and lyrics of the song. There should be different types of genres as well. We don’t know what is going to happen the pop culture. Trap could just fully take over and continue this new era of music. It can stop the pop music and put an end the era. It won’t be such a bad because people who grew up on pop music can look back on it and value it forever. It’s just like adults who value the 80’s music. We will just have to find out.

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