What Does CITY POP Mean?

CITY POP is a category of Japanese pop music

CITY POP emerged in the late 1970s, peaked in the 1980s and is still enjoyed throughout the world into the 2020s. It is a loose category of music without a clear consensus as to its definition.

CITY POP was originally considered an offshoot of Western-influenced "new music." However, it came to include a wide range of styles associated with Japan's economic boom. Well known CITY POP artists include Mariya Takeuchi, Junko Ohashi, and Tomoko Aran. Some of their songs are amongst those featured on this complilation:

Japanese 80s City Pop Compilation

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meaning of CITY POP

"Category of Japanese Pop Music"

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"Category of Japanese Pop Music" is the most common definition for CITY POP on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Category of Japanese Pop Music
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3: Guessable

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Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

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