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a song that is written to have an immediate and wide appeal and is usually popular for only a short time, but that sometimes is of a sufficiently high quality to become part of the permanent repertoire of popular music and jazz.Compare standard (def. 12).
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Origin of popular song

First recorded in 1835–45
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