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Music genre
Stylistic originsPop musicPost-disco • Club/dance • R&B
Cultural originsLate 1970s, Early 1980s
Typical instrumentsDrum machine • Keyboards • Synthesizers • Vocals (sometimes rapping)
Mainstream popularityModerate in both the U.S. & UK in the 1980s. Popular worldwide since the late 1990s.
Fusion genresTeen pop
Other topicsBoy bandsGirl groups • EurodanceTeen popStock, Aitken & Waterman • Dance-pop artists

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Dance-pop is dance-oriented pop music that developed from post-disco, beginning in the early 1980s.

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