This is really interesting, as it sort of explains why pop music is, well, pop music.
Pop = Popular
I'm starting to suspect the difference between overt pop music lovers and those who "hate" mainstream music is one group has no rep to protect, and in order to comply with certain perceived social norms, must vocally contradict their brains. :D
Food for thought...
The rest of the article is here: http://www.cracked.com/article_19426_5-things-you-do-every-day-that-are-actually-addictions.html