Electropop is a subgenre of electronic pop music characterized by a distinctive low frequency synthesizer sound which might variously be described as crisp, crunchy, crackly, fuzzy, warm, distorted or dirty. Not to be confused with the cleaner sounding dance-pop or the sparser sounding synthpop.

Despite first emerging as early as the 1970s via artists such as Yellow Magic Orchestra, Telex and Yello, electropop only achieved significant mass market popularity during the 2000s, thanks in part to the renewed popularity of the electro sound in a mainstream dance music style known as electro house (e.g. "Satisfaction").

Signature modern electropop songs include "Heartbeats" by The Knife and "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga. Though the terms electropop and synth pop were once used interchangeably, each genre now has its own distinctive sound.[1]


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