Umculo we-Pop wuhlobo oluthile lomculo odumile owavela efomini lesimanje e-United States nase-United Kingdom phakathi nendawo ka-1950. Amagama athi "umculo odumile" nomculo we-pop "avame ukusetshenziselwa ngokungahambisani, nakuba owake echaza yonke umculo ethandwa futhi ihlanganisa izitayela eziningi ezihlukahlukene. "I-Pop" nelithi "idwala" yayimagama afanayo ngokufanayo kuze kube yi-1960s eyedlule, lapho behlukana kakhulu komunye nomunye. Nakuba umculo omningi ovela kumashadi erekhodi kubonakala njengomculo we-pop, uhlobo oluhlukile kumculo weshadi. Umculo we-Pop uyingqayizivele, futhi uvame ukuboleka izinto ezivela kwezinye izitayela ezifana nedolobha, umdanso, idwala, isiLatin, nezwe; Noma kunjalo, kunezici ezisemqoka ezichaza umculo we-pop. Izici zokukhomba kufaka phakathi izingoma ezifushane kuya ezide ezibhalwe ngesakhiwo esiyisisekelo (ngokuvamile isakhiwo sevesi-chorus), kanye nokusetshenziswa okuvamile kwama-choruses aphindaphindiwe, izingoma zomculo, nezingwegwe.

Akukho imikhiqizo atholakele ukumadanisa ukukhetha kwakho.