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Electropop (also called Technopop) is a subgenre of synth pop music which flourished during the early 1980s, although the first recordings were made in the late 1970s. Numerous bands have carried on the electropop tradition into the 1990s and 2000s. Electropop is often characterised by a cold, robotic, electronic sound, which is largely due to the limitations of the analog synthesizers used to make the music.

Electropop songs are pop songs at heart, with simple, catchy hooks and dance beats, but differing from those of electronic dance music genres which electropop helped to inspire — techno, dub, house, electroclash, etc. — in that strong songwriting is emphasized over simple danceability. Electropop is closely intertwined with the New Romantic movement of the early 80s, and the synthpop and electroclash movements of the 1990s and beyond.

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Notable electropop musicians

1970s

Buggles
Human League (continued recording into 1980s, 1990s, 2000s)
Japan (continued recording into 1980s)
Kraftwerk (continued recording into 1980s, gap during 1990s, reappeared in 2000s)
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Gary Numan (continued recording into 2000s)
New Musik (1979-1982)
Space (French band)
Sparks (US Band that moved to the UK, still recording today)
Yellow Magic Orchestra

1980s

A Flock of Seagulls
Blancmange
Depeche Mode (continued recording into 1990s, 2000s)
Thomas Dolby
Duran Duran (continued recording into 1990s, 2000s)
Erasure (continued recording into 1990s, 2000s)
Eurythmics (continued recording into 1990s, 2000s)
John Foxx (continued recording into 1990s, 2000s)
Heaven 17 (continued recording into 1990s)
Howard Jones (continued recording into 1990s)
Norman Iceberg
Men Without Hats
Modern Talking (continued recording into 1990s, 2000s)
Bill Nelson
New Order (continued recording into 1990s, 2000s)
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Pet Shop Boys (continued recording into 1990s, 2000s)
Rational Youth (continued recording into 1990s)
Soft Cell
Tears for Fears
Thompson Twins
Ultravox
Yello (continued recording into 1990s, 2000s)
Yazoo (Yaz in the U.S.)
Fad Gadget
Visage

1990s

Joy Electric (continued recording into 2000s)
Orgy (continued recording into 2000s)
Polysics
Röyksopp(continued recording into 2000s)
Sneaker Pimps
Télépopmusik
Air (continued recording into 2000s)

2000s

Alice in Videoland
Annie
The Bravery
Cherry Bikini
Clone - The MUS/Dr BRAIN
Fischerspooner
Freezepop
Frou Frou
The Future Bible Heroes
Futuro
Goldfrapp
iClash
I SATELLITE
The Knife
Jon Baz
Kylie Minogue
Ladytron
Maxx Klaxon
Metric
Miranda
Moenia
Motormark
Mr. Pacman
The Mystic Underground
Nun
Printed Circuit
The Postal Service
Protocol
Regina
Rogue Traders
Shiny Toy Guns
Sista Mannen På Jorden
Soviet
SovietElectro [1]
The Stereophonics
Vive la Fête
The Capricorns

Synthpop
Electropop - Electroclash - Futurepop - Synthpunk
Other electronic music genres
Ambient | Breakbeat | Drum and bass | Electronica | Electronic art music | Hard dance | Hardcore | House | Techno | Trance | Industrial | Synthpop

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