«Popcorn» is an early electronic pop instrumental, composed by Gershon Kingsley in 1969 and first appearing on his album Music to Moog By.

The same year it was released and recorded at Audio Fidelity Records label in New York City. The composition received its title during a meeting between Kingsley and Audio Fidelity; Kingsley indicated the track did not have a title and someone suggested «Popcorn», with ‘Pop’ standing for pop music and ‘corn’ for kitsch.

In 1972, Hot Butter‘s rerecording was a huge hit in many countries. That version is by far the best known, even more than the original. «Popcorn» has since been covered by a great number of artists.