THIS IS POP (2021)

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Uncover the real stories behind your favorite pop songs as this docuseries charts the impact of the festival scene, Auto-Tune, boy bands and more.

1. The Boyz II Men Effect
The Philly Sound meets classic Motown in the impeccable crossover harmonies of Boyz II Men, whose string of smashes inspired a new wave of boy bands.

2. Auto-Tune
Embraced and mocked in turn, Auto-Tune shifts the pitch of the pop charts and changes the game for artists such as Cher, T-Pain and Kanye West.

3. Stockholm Syndrome
How did Sweden become music's stealth superpower? Map its pop trajectory with the arrival of ABBA, Ace of Base and producer-songwriter Max Martin.

4. When Country Goes Pop
From starry outlaws to a "9 to 5" cup of ambition: The lines between country and pop blur with the ascent of Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson and Lil Nas X.

5. Hail Britpop!
With grunge on the rise, UK bands reimagine pop in their own playful images, sweeping up a scene in its wake as Oasis and Blur feud with laddish fury.

6. Festival Rising
From the Human Be-In to Glastonbury, music festivals become a pop rite of passage as onstage electricity connects with an enormous crowd's energy.

7. What Can A Song Do?
Can music change the world? Take the pulse of protest music while Hozier, MILCK, Chuck D, the Halluci Nation, Billy Bragg and others weigh in.

8. The Brill Building in 4 Songs
A hit dedicated to another Brill Building songwriter, a sweet earworm penned for a cartoon combo — these numbers powered a midcentury music factory.