Oklahoma Pop: Past, Present, and Future
The genre known as Pop music has undergone various definitions over the decades. The term "pop song" was first used in 1926, in the sense of a piece of music "having popular appeal". It has been indicate that many events in the history of recording in the 1920s can be seen as the birth of the modern pop music industry, including in country, blues, and hillbilly music. Some early Oklahoma artists who helped define this era were Kay Starr and Patti Page.
During the 1950s and 1960s, pop music encompassed rock and roll and the youth-oriented styles it influenced. Rock and pop remained roughly synonymous until the late 1960s, after which pop became associated with music that was more commercial, ephemeral, and accessible. Artists such as Dwight Twilley Band touted elements of both pop and rock in their music.
Modern Pop music is associated with the usage of synthesizers, with synthpop music and other electronic genres featuring non-traditional instruments increasing in popularity. More recently, pop music worldwide had been permeated by electronic dance music and hip hop.
As pop music has evolved, so too has the genre in Oklahoma. The artists represented in this playlist fall under the definition ofwhat is considered "popular" at the time of its creation and spans the era beginning with the introduction of synthesizers into pop music along with more traditionally accessible vocal pop artists.
- "You're One in a Million" by Olivia Kay from the 2015 single You're One in a Million.
- "Bomb (English Version)" by AleXa from the 2019 single Bomb.
- "Held Back" by Sophia Massad from the 2014 EP Sophia Massad.
- "Good Vibes" by Gwyn Love from the 2020 EP At First Blush.
- "Forever Young" by Morgan Ganem from the 2017 album Paradise.
- "Miracle" by Serra from the 2019 single Miracle.
- "Worth It" by Lauryn Hardiman from the 2018 EP Reload.
- "February" by Kale Dumas from the 2020 EP I Thought You Hated Parties?.
- "Around In My Head" by Salem Blue from the 2020 album Lady Themis.
- "Blow It Up" by Parker Simon from the 2013 EP Blow It Up.
- "Drive" by Earthquake Weather from the 2020 EP Vol. 1.
- "Diva Diaries" by Ciara Brooke from the 2018 EP Diva Diaries.
- "Waves" by Ray Little from the 2017 album Spring.
- "Loverboy" by Tr3yton from the 2020 album Loverboy.
- "One Size Fits All" by Jarvix from the 2020 album An Exorcism.
- "Kiss Kiss" by Lust from the 2020 album You Can Dance.
- "The End" by Layers of Pink from the 2019 album The End is Coming.
- "Here Comes the Light" by Casii Stephan from the 2021 single Here Comes the Light.
- "Cerebral" by TWNS from the 2020 album I..
- "Falling 4 U" by Prettyboy from the 2013 album Dejvická.
- "Keeping Warm" by Hello, 4am from the 2020 album Dreaming of U.
- "Everything We Could've Been" by Brady Mann from the 2020 album Breathe.
- "Fake Gold" by Sophia Wells from the 2019 EP Sophia..
- "Anywhere You Are" by Abby Nance from the 2016 EP High Hopes.
- "Afraid of Love" by Love is a Story from the 2010 EP The Hills.
- "Nothing Can Stop Us" by Ursa Wyld from the 2017 album Ursa Wyld.
- "Day After Day" by Jenny Labow from the 1997 album Flourish.
- "Take It Back" by Colin Babb from the 2020 single Take It Back.
- "Hearts On Fire" by Sam Harris from the 1984 album Sam Harris.
- "If I Were the Moon" by Kailey Abel from the 2018 album The Piano Sessions.