Synthpop is a subgenre of pop music in which the synthesizer is the main musical instrument. An electronic music genre, synthpop is additionally influenced by rock genres such as New Wave music and punk rock, as well as disco music. It is most closely associated with the era between the late 1970s and early to middle 1980s, although it has continued to exist and develop ever since.
|Stylistic origins||New Wave, glam rock, punk pop, soft rock, disco, pop, funk, electronic|
|Cultural origins||Late 1970s/Early 1980s Germany, United Kingdom and Japan|
|Typical instruments||Synthesizer - Drum machine - Tape loops - Drums - Guitar (in latter incarnations were added Sequencer - Keyboard - Sampler)|
|Mainstream popularity||Large, worldwide mostly during early to mid 1980s|
|Derivative forms||Electroclash, Bubblegum pop, Ambient pop|
|Futurepop - Synthpunk|