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* The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has long expanded beyond what's traditionally considered rock music, with country, blues, R&B, pop, and rap artists having been inducted over the years. This has led to a BrokenBase among fans and musicians, as many feel that only "pure" rock artists should be honored and chafe when someone like Music/{{Madonna}} or Music/TupacShakur is inducted over a rock band. Others argue there's now a distinction between the rock genre and "rock-n-roll" as a catch-all term for all popular music (albeit a dated one), while also pointing out that only allowing "traditional" rock would exclude the majority of black performers.

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* The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has long expanded beyond what's traditionally considered rock music, with country, blues, R&B, pop, and rap artists having been inducted over the years. This has led to a BrokenBase among fans and musicians, as many feel that only "pure" rock artists should be honored and chafe when someone like Music/{{Madonna}} or Music/TupacShakur is inducted over a rock band. Others argue there's now a distinction between the rock genre and "rock-n-roll" as a catch-all term for all popular music (albeit a dated one), while also pointing out that only allowing "traditional" rock would exclude the majority of modern black performers.


* The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has long expanded beyond what's traditionally considered rock music, with country, blues, R&B, pop, and rap artists having been inducted over the years. This has led to a BrokenBase among fans and musicians, as many feel that only "pure" rock artists should be honored and chafe when someone like Music/{{Madonna}} or Music/TupacShakur is inducted over a rock band. Others argue that rock has long since evolved into its own genre while "rock-n-roll" remains a catch-all term for all popular music (albeit a dated one).

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* The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has long expanded beyond what's traditionally considered rock music, with country, blues, R&B, pop, and rap artists having been inducted over the years. This has led to a BrokenBase among fans and musicians, as many feel that only "pure" rock artists should be honored and chafe when someone like Music/{{Madonna}} or Music/TupacShakur is inducted over a rock band. Others argue that there's now a distinction between the rock has long since evolved into its own genre while and "rock-n-roll" remains as a catch-all term for all popular music (albeit a dated one).one), while also pointing out that only allowing "traditional" rock would exclude the majority of black performers.


* In the 60s, R&B music stood for rhythm & blues music, and was often applied to blues rock groups. Over the decades, it somehow evolved into its present term, soul-influenced pop music.

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* In the 60s, R&B music stood for rhythm & blues music, and was often applied to blues rock groups. Over the decades, it somehow evolved into its present term, soul-influenced pop music. This has had the controversial side-effect of labeling (and pigeonholing) all black pop singers as R&B even if soul isn't their style.



* Pop: These days if a ballad is released without any rock overtones, it's pop music, regardless of whether it is Popular or not.

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* Pop: These days if a ballad is released without any rock overtones, country twang, or heavy soul influence, it's pop music, regardless of whether it is Popular or not.



* The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has long expanded beyond what's traditionally considered rock music, with country, blues, R&B, pop, and rap artists having been inducted over the years. This has led to a BrokenBase among fans, musicians, and industry observers, as many feel that only "pure" rock artists should be honored. Others simply accept that there's a distinction between the rock genre and "rock-n-roll" as a catch-all term for all popular music (albeit a dated one).

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* The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has long expanded beyond what's traditionally considered rock music, with country, blues, R&B, pop, and rap artists having been inducted over the years. This has led to a BrokenBase among fans, fans and musicians, and industry observers, as many feel that only "pure" rock artists should be honored. honored and chafe when someone like Music/{{Madonna}} or Music/TupacShakur is inducted over a rock band. Others simply accept argue that there's a distinction between the rock has long since evolved into its own genre and while "rock-n-roll" as remains a catch-all term for all popular music (albeit a dated one).

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* The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has long expanded beyond what's traditionally considered rock music, with country, blues, R&B, pop, and rap artists having been inducted over the years. This has led to a BrokenBase among fans, musicians, and industry observers, as many feel that only "pure" rock artists should be honored. Others simply accept that there's a distinction between the rock genre and "rock-n-roll" as a catch-all term for all popular music (albeit a dated one).

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* Music/{{Radiohead}}'s song "Nude" at different points in its development had more emphasis on sex in its lyrics and featured lines like "what do you look like when you're nude?" and "we look so funny when we're nude". The song was first released by the band on their album "Music/InRainbows", and this version doesn't explicitly mention sex or nudity, but the title "Nude" remained. Oddly enough, when the song did include lines about sex, it's working title was "Big Ideas (Don't Get Any)", which would seem more appropriate for the officially released version.


* Space Twins were originally a duo consisting of [[{{Music/Weezer}} Brian Bell]] and Susan Fox, who would dress up in ''Series/StarTrek''-inspired uniforms and pipe-cleaner antennae and perform for children's birthday parties. The group kept the name when they became a trio, then a quartet... Though the "space" part of their name started making sense in a less literal way when they started incorporating more PsychedelicRock influences.

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* Space Twins were originally a duo consisting of [[{{Music/Weezer}} Brian Bell]] and Susan Fox, who would dress up in ''Series/StarTrek''-inspired uniforms and pipe-cleaner antennae and perform for children's birthday parties. The group kept the name when First they dropped the costumes and became a trio, then expanded further into a quartet...quartet. Though the "space" part of their name started making sense in a less literal way when they started incorporating more PsychedelicRock influences.


* In the 60s, R&B music stood for rhythm & blues music, and was often applied to blues rock groups. Over the decades, it somehow evolved into its present term, soul-influenced pop music.



* [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]]: Thirty-five years and counting.

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* [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]]: Thirty-five years and counting. It is also worth noting that the term was used in the UK to refer to guitar-led pop music that wasn't punk, in the US it was used to refer to groups that the UK would call synthpop.


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** Similarly, synthwave started off as distinctly 80s sounding (the name is a combo of synthpop and new wave), and would use dreamlike chords and instrumental passages. However, the imagery and synths have been borrowed by numerous modern pop artists that just want to cash in on RuleOfCool.


*  Russian rave band Little Big started out as a quartet with included two little women (hence, the name reflected the contrast in size between the members of the band) . As of 2018, both have left and no new little people joined the band, yet the name remains.

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*  Russian Russian rave band Little Big started out as a quartet with included two little women (hence, the name reflected the contrast in size between the members of the band) . As of 2018, both have left and no new little people joined the band, yet the name remains.

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* Russian rave band Little Big started out as a quartet with included two little women (hence, the name reflected the contrast in size between the members of the band) . As of 2018, both have left and no new little people joined the band, yet the name remains.


* Many purists fear that Nightcore has become this. Originally, the term referred to a style involving [[SpeedyTechnoRemake speeding up slow electronic music to make it faster and happier]]. But by TheNewTens, people (especially on YouTube) were applying the term to any sped up song, regardless of its original genre.

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* Many purists fear that Nightcore has become this. Originally, the term referred to a style involving [[SpeedyTechnoRemake speeding up slow electronic music to make it faster and happier]]. But by TheNewTens, people (especially on YouTube) Website/YouTube) were applying the term to any sped up song, regardless of its original genre.


** The terms single, EP, and LP were introduced with the format ... in fact, all the latter had [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:LPlogo.svg a special logo]] on the cover that gave the format its name. They are still used today in describing the length of a recording despite most music coming out on the same format (usually CD or MP3 download) regardless of length.

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** The terms single, EP, and LP were introduced with the format ... in fact, all the latter had [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:LPlogo.svg a special logo]] on the cover that gave the format its name. They are still used today in describing the length of a recording despite most music coming out on the same format (usually CD or MP3 [=MP3=] download) regardless of length.

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* The last time Average White Band had an all-white line-up was in 1974, before their breakthrough album ''AWB''.

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* Funk carioca sounds almost nothing like traditional funk. Thing is, back in the 1970s, funk and soul were hugely popular in Rio's favelas. But as a new music style[[note]]derived from Miami bass, Latin freestyle, and gangsta rap[[/note]] grew popular and supplanted it, people kept calling the parties "funk balls".

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* Pop singer Noah Cyrus, younger sister of [[Music/MileyCyrus Miley]], signed a record deal with the RECORDS label in 2016. Her debut album was giving the working title, ''NC-17'', a pun on her initials and the age she was when she signed. As of July 2018, Noah having turned 18 in January, she has yet to release ''NC-17'' or change the name of the album, feeling she did not want to release it until she felt satisfied with the finished project (though she has released many singles and collaborations and played many concerts over the two-year wait, including opening for Music/KatyPerry on Perry's ''Witness'' tour).

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* Music/PenguinCafeOrchestra's "Music For A Found Harmonium" is much-covered, particularly by Irish/Celtic folk groups. Very few cover versions actually feature a harmonium - most don't even ''try'' to represent the sound, and those that do, generally substitute an accordion.

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