(About Pop Idols) Obviously, it's designed by record company executives who want a cheap success, and they don't want to give money to anybody and they don't want to give contracts, so they've created this world of very bubbly teenagers who want to be "idols" and they think all they have to do is mime quite well and they've made it. ... But it's not the problem of the kids, it's the problem of the record companies, because it's just an inexpensive way for them to have so-called, I won't say "artists", but erm...You're nodding, you know what I mean.
Pop music is probably the only art form that is totally dependent for its success on the general public. The more people buy a record, the more successful it is - not only commercially but artistically.
I recorded Jimmy Page and Leona Lewis performing Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin together... For me there were several moments that still seem a little unreal [like] realising just how technically and musically accomplished Leona Lewis is as an artist. I've not worked with many singers in the Pop world who can discuss coloratura technique, and operas by Purcell and Bellini. [...] Leona can really sing with heart and soul, balanced with quite astounding technique.leona lewis
Pop music is the classical music of now.
The Pop artists did images that anybody walking down Broadway could recognize in a split secondcomics, picnic tables, men's trousers, celebrities, shower curtains, refrigerators,Coke bottlesall the great modern things that the Abstract Expressionists tried so hard not to notice at all.Andy Warhol
I want to make Pop cool again, and the only way I can do that is by being ambitious and grand.The Weeknd
When the pods went Pop on the broom, green broom, And apples began to be golden-skinned, We harboured a stag in the Priory coomb.john davidson
In England, Pop art and fine art stand resolutely back to back.Colin MacInnes
I had my 15 minutes of being the new boy of Pop, like lots of people before and after me. Overnight, everyone starts treating you differently, and perceives you differently.rick astley
Go and tell that nasty, rude little princess that we've known each other for long enough and gabbed enough in ladies' rooms that she should skip the ho-hum royal routine and just Pop over here and ask me herself. ... Tell her I'll sing if she christens a ship first.judy garland
What better job is there for a 17-year-old girl than being in a Pop group?
Do we really have to wander around apologizing for enjoying plot, just because James Wood and a few dozen other arch-aesthetes sniff at it? It's like being careful not to sing Pop songs in the shower because some guy in the local alt-weekly is a music snob.patrick nielsen hayden
God was feeling sardonic the day He created the Universe. So it's rather up to at least one man every few centuries to Pop up and come just as close to making him swallow his laughter as possible.l. ron hubbard
The discipline, nonetheless, is exacting: everything that can be observed should be observed, even if it is only recalled as the bland background from which the intriguing bits Pop out like Venus in the evening sky. The goal is always finding something new, hopefully unimagined and, better still, hitherto unimaginable.k. barry sharpless
I dont want to lose any of the emotion or energy. We are just testing how far we can bend Pop in our direction.paul smith
With female singers being plucked from their cradles our Kim is almost a geriatric in Pop terms. God knows how many times she's been written off, and then bounced back stronger and slicker than ever. This latest album is proof that Kim will still be around when her rivals are fighting it out in the bargain bins.kim wilde
As soon as you put men together, they somehow sink, corporatively, below the level of the worst of the individuals composing it. Collect scholars on a club committee, or men of science on a jury; all their virtues vanish, and their vices Pop out, reinforced by the self-confidence which the power of numbers is bound to bestow.aleister crowley
The men of God are like fishes in the ocean; they Pop up into view on the surface here and there and everywhere, as they please.jalal al-din muhammad rumi
Who hath not met with home-made bread, A heavy compound of putty and lead And home-made wines that rack the head, And home-made liquors and waters? Home-made Pop that will not foam, And home-made dishes that drive one from home * * * * * * Home-made by the homely daughters.thomas hood
People respond to something which intrigues them instead of something that gives them all the information - particularly in Pop, which is, like, the genre for knowing way too much about everyone and everything.
In Korea , where beautiful male Pop icons are now commonly referred to as kkonminam (kkot= flower; minam = handsome man), Korean male beauty has, by any standard of judgement , taken on a distinctly effeminate quality .
We have found that television is such a huge part of baby boomers' DNA that it makes sense that so much of America's Pop culture jargon comes from TV.