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Genre: dark pop

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Dark pop is a subgenre of pop music that incorporates elements of electronic, alternative, and gothic music. It often features haunting melodies, moody lyrics, and atmospheric production. The genre explores themes of love, heartbreak, and mental health, often delving into the darker aspects of these topics. The vocals are typically emotive and raw, conveying a sense of vulnerability and introspection. Dark pop artists often experiment with unconventional song structures and instrumentation, creating a unique and captivating sound.

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Parent Genre: pop

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Instruments used

Piano, Cello, Vocals, Synthesizer, Keyboard/Piano, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drum Kit

Releases by year

Here you can see the popularity of Dark Pop genre over time. This graph shows albums and singles releases count by year and decade.

1990s 202
1992 36
1994 44
1995 6
1996 40
1997 14
1998 34
1999 28
2000s 267
2000 6
2001 13
2002 19
2003 21
2004 3
2005 28
2006 27
2007 22
2008 38
2009 90
2010s 945
2010 39
2011 51
2012 79
2013 59
2014 44
2015 95
2016 86
2017 149
2018 149
2019 194
2020s 876
2020 205
2021 197
2022 199
2023 173
2024 102
2290 releases

Popular dark pop Songs


Top New dark pop Songs of 2024


Most popular dark pop albums

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When The Pawn...
1999
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Arcane League of Legends (Soundtrack from the Animated Series)
2021
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Dummy
1994
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HEADSPLIT
2024
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She Reaches Out To She Reaches Out To She
2024
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Girl With No Face
2024
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Radical Romantics
2023
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Good Omens (Original Television Soundtrack)
2019
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another eternity
2015
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Seelie
2017
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Sorry
2015
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Songs For My Funeral
2021
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Odd One Out
2019
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SEWERSTAR
2023
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The Dream of Delphi
2024
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love you forever
2023

dark pop music by decade

Explore dark pop history by listening to songs from every decade. Click on the decade to view songs.

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List of dark pop artists

Here is a list of dark pop artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the dark pop genre. You can find out what dark pop genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 63 1471025
2 52 857114
3 63 2044630
4 61 2028251
5 50 462325
6 46 376613
7 48 591441
8 54 803089
9 42 310172
10 51 237867
11 49 97043
12 35 128369
13 49 404837
14 49 314276
15 46 183669
16 55 49190
17 37 183886
18 47 354335
19 42 55231
20 48 247284
21 47 19242
22 35 27740
23 41 125380
24 41 79561
25 40 210970
26 37 11460
27 34 96949
28 39 39519
29 36 36158
30 34 25152
31 35 583
32 32 10948
33 26 19265
34 35 15968
35 35 3688
36 34 23788
37 34 4062
38 33 18856
39 31 20459
40 31 15133
41 30 25524
42 28 8565
43 28 10043
44 24 11606
45 22 9119
46 26 6082
47 26 3120
48 23 14742
49 21 2184
50 24 5692
51 24 3452
52 22 3112
53 21 6070
54 21 6947
55 20 2861
56 18 8687
57 14 1505
58 14 1713
59 11 390
60 9 6605
61 8 145
62 1 2516

dark pop playlist created by Chosic

Enjoy this playlist of popular dark pop music. We made this playlist using an algorithm created by our team.