Pop music, short for "popular music," refers to a wide range of styles and genres that are popular and widely listened to by the general public. It is a genre of popular music that originated in the 1950s and encompasses a wide variety of styles and subgenres such as rock, electronic, hip-hop, country, and R&B. Pop music is characterized by a strong melody, simple harmony, and a focus on vocals. Pop songs are typically between 2 to 4 minutes in length and have a catchy chorus, repetitive structure, and simple lyrics which makes it easy for the audience to sing along. Pop music is often associated with commercial success and is considered to be more mainstream in comparison to other genres. It is considered as the most popular form of music around the world and is enjoyed by people of all ages.