Pop Music Chart Day – January 4, 2022

Pop Music Chart Day is on January 4 and isn’t music an amazing way to tune up the new year? Pop music is catchy and difficult to resist. Even if it’s not your typical jam, you’ve probably bobbed your head to a pop song or two, and you may even know a few. Pop music is currently the most popular type of music and there’s a chart every week. While some songs stay on the charts for a week, others that are more popular can stay on the charts for months. 

History of Pop Music Chart Day

The origin of Pop Music Chart Day is unknown. However, pop is a genre of popular music that emerged in its recent form during the 1950s in the United States and the United Kingdom. During the 1950s and 1960s, pop music incorporated rock and roll and the youth-focused behaviors it influenced. Pop music was somewhat similar to rock, until the late 1960s, then pop became associated with music that was more commercial, convenient, and short. 

Popular music and pop music are often used to mean the same type of music, but popular music equally relates to all music that is popular and comprises many different styles. Although a significant percentage of the music that features on record charts is seen as pop music, the genre is different from chart music.

Factors that are common in pop music include the repeated choruses and hooks, short and medium-length songs, which are often about two to three minutes in length, and the lyrics in a basic format (often the verse-chorus structure). Pop music features rhythms or tempos that can be easily danced to, making it more commercial. Much of pop music also borrows elements from other styles such as dance, rock, indie, urban, Latin, and country. 

On Pop Music Chart Day, the countdown of the top 10 or five songs on the chart is played. These top songs are usually popular hit songs loved by most. Many pubs and restaurants will blast these pop songs on Pop Music Chart Day and pop music events and festivities will be organized to celebrate.

Pop Music Chart Day timeline

1936
A Pop First

“Billboard” magazine publishes its first pop music chart.

Mid-1950s
Pop Music Emerges

Pop music originates in the U.S. and the U.K.

1980s
The King and Queen of Pop

Michael Jackson and Madonna are crowned King and Queen of Pop.

2021
Ariana Grande’s Popularity Soars

Ariana Grande is voted, especially by teenagers, as the most influential female pop artist.

Pop Music Chart Day FAQs

What is a pop chart?


A pop chart is a list of the most popular or best-selling pop music at a particular time. And in general terms, a music chart is a ranking of recorded music according to certain criteria within a particular period.

What female pop star is recognized as the best-selling artist of all time?


The Guinness World Records still ranks Madonna as the best-selling female recording artist of all time.

What male pop star is recognized as the best-selling artist of all time?


Elvis Presley is recognized as the best-selling artist of all time with Michael Jackson following closely.

Pop Music Chart Day Activities

  1. Groove to pop music

    Get out your dancing shoes! Turn up the volume and groove to some of your favorite pop songs to celebrate the day.

  2. Share your favorite pop songs on social media

    Use social media to share your fave pop songs. See who shares your musical interests and who knows, you could end up making great new friends.

  3. Try making your own pop songs

    You're never too old to make a pop song. And don't worry about your singing voice, pop songs are more about the vibes than the voice.

5 Amazing Facts About Pop Music

  1. Millions have been sold in the U.K.

    In the U.K., 178 songs have sold over a million copies.

  2. There are hundreds of pop types

    Today, there are probably hundreds of different types of pop music, including K-pop (Korean pop), hip hop, teen pop, and indie pop.

  3. The Beatles remain the best

    The Beatles are still ‘The Best Selling Pop Artists Of All Time’.

  4. Elvis Presley was also successful in pop

    Elvis Presley was the King of Rock and Roll but he was also regarded as one of the first worldwide pop music stars.

  5. The U.S. has the most pop music

    The United States not only has the most pop music but the biggest music market in the world.

Why We Love Pop Music Chart Day

  1. It's a day to get together with everyone

    Everyone (well almost everyone) loves pop songs. Dance the day away to some of the best pop songs with friends and family.

  2. Pop music is good for the brain

    Scientists have found that brain activity increased in three regions — the amygdala, the hippocampus, and the auditory cortex — when the test subjects were listening to music.

  3. Pop music positively improves your ur mood

    Pop is the best! Unlike some genres, pop music promotes a positive mood and boosts your happiness levels.

Pop Music Chart Day dates

YearDateDay
2021January 4Monday
2022January 4Tuesday
2023January 4Wednesday
2024January 4Thursday
2025January 4Saturday

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