Synthpop

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Synthpop
Stylistic origins New Wave, glam rock, punk rock, soft rock, disco, pop, funk, electronica
Cultural origins Late 1970s/Early 1980s Germany, United Kingdom, United States
Typical instruments Synthesizer - Drum machine - Tape loops - Drums - Guitar (in latter incarnations were added Sequencer - Keyboard - Sampler)
Mainstream popularity Large, worldwide mostly during early to mid 1980s
Derivative forms Electroclash, Bubblegum pop, Ambient pop
Subgenres
Electropop - Electroclash
Fusion genres
Futurepop - Synthpunk

Synthpop is a subgenre of pop music in which the synthesizer is the main musical instrument. An electronic music genre, synthpop is additionally influenced by rock genres such as New Wave music and punk rock, as well as disco music. It is most closely associated with the era between the late 1970s and early to middle 1980s, although it has continued to exist and develop ever since.