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Adult Top 40 is a another variation on the Top 40 format, in which this genre is more geared towards an adult audience who are not into Rock music teen Pop, Dance music, Hip-Hop, Modern Rock or slower Adult Contemporary fare. Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Pop can mean: Pop culture Pop music Pop art Pop icons Pop (frozen snack) Short form of Lollipop Short form of Popcorn Short form of Soda pop Father Mayan Calendar - Pop is the first month of the Mayan Calendar Pop (album) by U2 Pop, a character in Happy Tree Friends... Dance music is music composed, played, or both, specifically to accompany social dancing. ... Hip hop is a cultural movement that began among urban African Americans in New York City in the early 1970s, and has since spread around the world. ... Modern rock is a phrase commonly used by radio stations to describe rock music styles that are commonly found on mainstream radio stations. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ...

Adult Top 40's origins can be traced back to the late 1980s, when several Top 40 stations decided to focus on playing artists with real vocal-driven substance and weed out other genres in an effort to attract the more desired 25-34 demo. It wasn't until 1994 that Adult Top 40 became an official format after years of growth and support from both stations and artists. // Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ...

Most Adult Top 40s feature a playlist that include artists like Lenny Kravitz, Avril Lavigne, Sheryl Crow, Gavin DeGraw, Dido and Goo Goo Dolls. Its progamming is often compared to the musical playlist of the VH1 Channel (as its programming as seen often as a midway point between Top 40 Mainstream and The Adult Contemporary charts) Lenny Kravitz, 2005 (José Cruz/ABr) Lenny Kravitz (born Leonard Albert Kravitz on May 26, 1964 in New York) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and guitarist whose retro-style amalgam of rock, pop, funk, and even techno is inspired by such music icons as Jimi Hendrix and John... Avril Lavigne in her music video for the song Complicated (2002) Avril Ramona Lavigne (born September 27, 1984) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. ... The Very Best of Sheryl Crow album released October 2003 Sheryl Crow (born February 11, 1962 in Kennett, Missouri, USA) is an American blues rock singer, guitarist and song writer. ... Gavin DeGraw is an American rock musician who broke out in popularity in 2003 and 2004. ... In Greek and Roman sources Elissa or Dido appears as the founder and first Queen of Carthage in Tunisia. ... Goo Goo Dolls are an indie and alternative band, who formed in 1986. ... VH1 (which originally stood for Video Hits 1) is an American cable television channel that was created in 1985. ...

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Top 40: Definition and Much More from Answers.com (1490 words)
Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles.
Top 40 also spawned the first generation of star disk jockeys, whose between-song patter and connection with the listeners became as important as the songs themselves.
Although Todd Storz is regarded as the father of the Top 40 format, Gordon McLendon of Dallas, Texas is regarded as the person who took an idea and turned it into a mass media marketing success in combination with the development in that same city of PAMS jingles.
Adult contemporary music at AllExperts (1522 words)
Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreviated AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream contemporary pop music, excluding hip hop and hard rock (mainly since it is geared more toward adults than teens, despite the fact that most singers are adults, yet perform music for all ages.).
Adult Top 40 was an American radio format which was reminiscent of pre-1995 Top 40 radio before rap music became a staple on playlists.
Adult Top 40 radio was created to appeal to a demographic that liked pop music without the rap.
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