Pop rock is a mix of pop music and rock music that uses catchy pop style, with light lyrics over top of guitar-based songs. There are varying definitions of the term, ranging from it being classed as an "upbeat variety of rock music" to a subgenre of pop music. Scholars have noted that pop and rock are usually depicted as opposites; the detractors of pop often deride it as a slick, commercial product along with advocates of rock who claim that rock music is a more authentic, sincere form of music.
Mayday is a Chinese rock band that originated in the late 1990s but has since become one of the biggest rock bands to hit Taiwan pop culture. As one of Taiwan's million-selling rock artists, they have received a range of accolades as well as moving records all over the world.
Their music has the unique ability to bring the listener to his feet or move the listener to tears. They sing songs mostly in Taiwanese and Chinese although some fans profess that their Taiwanese songs are more emotional and touching. Unlike some rock bands, they also project a clean and healthy image and have never been seen smashing musical instruments wilfully, drinking or gambling. Mayday represent the zeigeist of the Taiwanese and Chinese youth who identify with the band's themes of innocence, childhood, dreams, aspirations, loneliness and determination. At the same time, the band's unique outlook on life has attracted many fans who find their views refreshing.
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