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Electropop

Electropop was a genre of synthesizer pop music which flourished during the early 1980s, although the first recordings were made in the late 1970s .

Electropop was often characterised by a cold, robotic, electronic sound, which was largely due to the limitations of what synthesizers could achieve at the time.

Electropop songs were old-fashioned pop songs at heart, with simple, catchy hooks and dance beats. But it differs from the later genres of electronic music it helped to inspire techno, dub, house, etc. in that strong songwriting was emphasized over simple danceability. Electropop was closely intertwined with the New Romantic movement of the early 80s.

Electropop musicians included: