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Timeline of Pop Music in America

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1940s - Glenn Miller - A String of Pearls
1950s - Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender
1960s - Del Shannon - Runaway
1970s - Paul McCartney - Another Day
1980s - Nena - 99 Red Balloons
1990s - Mariah Carey - Vision of Love
2000s - Lady GaGa - Poker Face
1940s - Bing Crosby - Swinging On A Star
1950s - Everly Brothers - Wake Up Little Susie
1960s - Archies - Sugar Sugar
1970s - Carpenters - Sing
1980s - Wham - Freedom
1990s - Madonna - Ray of Light
2000s - Uncle Kracker - Follow Me
1940s - Johnny Mercer - Personality
1950s - Paul Anka - Diana
1960s - Beatles - Something
1970s - Four Seasons - December 1963
1980s - Medley & Warnes - Time of My Life
1990s - Right Said Fred - I'm Too Sexy
2000s - Christina Aguilera - What A Girl Wants
1940s - Dinah Shore - Anniversary Song
1950s - Ricky Nelson - Poor Little Fool
1960s - Beach Boys - California Girls
1970s - Elton John - Honky Cat
1980s - Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
1990s - Maxi Priest - Close To You
2000s - Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love


1940s - Big bands and lounge acts rule the pop charts.
1950s - The pop charts are infiltrated with new sounds from rock and roll.
1960s - A diverse mix of pop, rock, soul, country and jazz characterizes the mainstream.
1970s - Milestones in stereo multitrack recording modernize the sound of pop.
1980s - New wave, electronic music and hip hop influence the new mainstream.
1990s - The pop charts become much more teen-oriented, leaning on hip hop.
2000s - Hip hop, Latin music and female dance artists dominate the charts.
2010s - Adele dominates pop award show with her authentic sound that deviates from the norm.









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