popular song


Definition of popular song

: a song written and marketed with the intention of achieving mass distribution and sales principally in the form of recordings

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First Known Use of popular song

1906, in the meaning defined above

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“Popular song.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/popular%20song. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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