Top Ten Music Artists People Like Because They Think It Makes Them CoolFinch People are very divisive when it comes to music artists and their songs. Not everyone enjoys the same music genres as their friends, family, or mainstream radio. What is musical poetry to one, is another person's bag of fighting cats.
There does seem to be one musical constant out there however; that many people choose their musical preferences, at least publicly, based on what they believe it says about themselves. Whether they are a contrarian who only likes what other people hate, or a hipster who exclusively follows bands without radio air time, the actual sound of a band isn't always the thing people latch on to.
There are iconic bands that have been popular since they first puts lips to microphone and fingers to strings, and there are those who only reached fame long after they disbanded. Regardless of the media or the quality, there are fans who obsess over a band (or genre for that matter) simply to agree, or disagree, with their friends.
Below are the music artists that many people seem to like, not because the music merits it, but simply because they think it makes them look cool. Some of the artists are critically acclaimed, others aren't, but to musical bandwagoners, it doesn't really matter. This list is not a statement about whether a band is good or not, just about whether their fans care.
The Top Ten
Depends on the crowd. Being an enthusiastic fan of any of the listed music artists will open you up to ridicule from music snobs--the kind who like Krautrock, modern classical, and drone. I speak from experience.
(I like Krautrock and modern classical, by the way.) - PetSounds
One wonders how these judgements were determined. Surveys? Guesses? How does one judge the attractions motivating others?
Their songs themselves are fine, but I'm not going to be a sheep and say they are the "BEST BAND ever" (if anything they are among the worst) with a 20 plagiarism count and getting away with the same things Justin Bieber (mainly centraling substances) doesn't. - WonkeyDude98
They are thieving basterds.V 2 Comments
Nah, AC/DC is fine. Probably the only hard rock band I like. - SwagFlicks
THey so old bro icant even. They got like nothing on twenty one pilots bruh - LizardBoy
Once I asked my classmate, "why do you think Bohemian Rhapsody is the best song ever? " He said, "It's a very unique song, cause it has no chorus". All right, from critics BR may be the best song ever. But when it spread that it's the best song, people started to think, "hey, if I like this song, that mean's my music taste is very good" I honestly think that there are hundreds of better songs than Bohemian Rhapsody.
And about Freddie Mercury, some say he is the best singer ever. But can't give one reason to choose him the best singer ever. Probably they heard it. - zxm
Once I asked my classmates if they had even heard of queen. Only one girl said yes. We were very offended when nobody knew who they were.
But they're great one of the best groups ever so why don't like them?
Actually I like The Beatles because it's a part of the music history and for songs like Let It Be and Yesterday - MatrixGuy
The Beatles are good, but I wish people would stop treating them like gods. - SwagFlicks
I for one am a true Pink Floyd fan. I love them because I think they're creative. But I don't love them just to look cool and I don't think they're the greatest band of all time. Also, I can understand why most people dislike them and I don't force them to like Pink Floyd or some other things I like. I simply let people enjoy what they enjoy. People are free to like or dislike whatever types of art they want. Because you have to know that there's always gonna be someone who's not gonna like what you like. And that's okay.
I'm sure they'll be terribly disappointed; their lives wasted
No, I am not a sheep. I can say loudly and proudly that I do not like this band. Never have and never will. - Britgirl
People like him for (mostly) all of the right reasons. - SwagFlicks
People really do support him with very little reason, particularly given a very flawed justification of himself as the artist which he claims to be. In my eyes, there are few people who are more superficial in this world. There's nothing I can stand about him. - PositronWildhawk
You know, I always find it hypocritical when you slag off rap by using only mainstream artists as your basis for hatred, but someone says dubstep is bad and you tell them to listen to underground dubstep artists instead. Does rap not get that luxury because you don't like it? - ArchAces
If you're really a Nirvana fan, tell me about the numerous Nirvana songs which are better than Smells Like Teen Spirit. - PositronWildhawk
I prefer Heart Shaped Box or Something In The Way, but that's because the broody side of me won't allow me to play anything remotely upbeat. - ArchAces
See tons of Nirvana shirts. I bet half of those people probably think Kurt Cobain is still alive.V 1 Comment
I think they should be on top 10. Just think, isn't there any metal band that are better than Metallica? For me yes. Not one, tons of them. Then why do many (not everyone) people try to act like that they are the best band ever. And in the end it turns that they heard only one song "Master of Puppet". And for this song they're the best band ever! If you're really a big fan of an artist then you should listen at least 15-20 songs of them. But a lot consider them as best band from hearing 2-3 songs. It's probably because everybody says they're the best metal band. - zxmV 1 Comment
Well... Dio is basically about Dungeons and Dragons and mythical things. Not exactly cool in my neck of the woods. But I do like them. RIP Ronnie. - IronSabbathPriest
They are a good band, but their fandom consists of annoying edgy scene kids. - RiverClanRocks
No one likes them to become cool. - zxm
Trust me as a kid at a school whose majority of students only like "gangsta rap" people think rae sremmurd makes them cool - ProPanda
If anything, these are the reasons people hate rap these days. Unoriginal, bland, tasteless and uninspired. If you want a decent rapper, listen to Kendrick Lamar. - Swellow
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