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popular song

noun
1.
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).
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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