Bubblegum pop (also known as bubblegum rock, bubblegum music, or simply bubblegum) is a genre of pop music with an upbeat sound contrived and marketed to appeal to pre-teens and teenagers, that may be produced in an assembly-line process, driven by producers and often using unknown singers. Bubblegum's classic period ran from 1967 to 1972.
In researching the possible songs for a 60s era bubble gum music cd I spent upwards of 10 evenings googling different search terms. Bubble gum music, bubblegum music, bubblegum pop, songs of the 60/70s and on and on until I found enough songs to fill a cd.
His number one song from 1969. This song was number one for four weeks.
Roe had the most bubblegum hits compared to other artists during the '60s and '70s.
Bubblegum is a lightweight, catchy pop music that was a significant commercial force in the late '60s and early '70s. Bubblegum was targeted at a preteen audience whose older siblings had been raised on rock & roll. It was simple, melodic, and light as feather -- neither the lyrics or the music had much substance.
If you grew up in the mid-1960s through the early-1970s, it's highly likely that you became a fan of bubblegum pop. The genre, which targeted tweens and teens, had an upbeat sound and featured young men and women singing these catchy songs. Some might say that bubblegum pop was the precursor to boy bands and pop stars, and they wouldn't be wrong.
*Note: many of the artists on this list don't fall under the classic ('60s/'70s) era of bubblegum music.
"Sugar, Sugar" is one of 16 animated music segments created to be shown on "The Archie Comedy Hour" on CBS-TV in 1969.
The Archies were the epitome of a "bubblegum group," being entirely manufactured and comprised of session musicians.
Love it or hate it, there's no denying that bubblegum music - true bubblegum, not boy bands or tweener divas like Britney Spears - was quite the phenomenon in its heyday (roughly 1968 to 1974). Reportedly, it all started with rock guru Don Kirsher, tired of dealing with the egos of his manufactured pop group the Monkees, decided to create a TRULY manufactured group with no real faces and names to get in the way.
Bubblegum pop (also known as bubblegum rock, bubblegum music, or simply bubblegum) is a genre of pop music whose classic period ran from 1967 to 1972.
The Ohio Express was a musical recording unit, mainly active from 1967 through 1970.
The Ohio Express were another manufactured pop group that gained popularity in the '60s and '70s.