Dance Pop

Dance-pop is a style of electronic dance music and a subgenre of pop music that evolved from post-disco era, circa 1981, that combines dance beats with a pop and/or R&B song structure. Because there is such an emphasis on fully-formed songs in dance-pop, it is often viewed as a separate classification unto itself apart from pure dance music. Dance-pop is also closely related to the teen pop and Eurodance movements in the mid-80s and late 1990s, the rise of boy bands and girl groups, and the reintroduction of the vocoder and similar such innovations.