Top Ten Music Genres That Teens Like

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Rock
I listen to primarily rock. I've noticed that it really gives me a better appreciation for ALL genres of music. Ex: Deathcore, Metalcore, Jazz, Rap, HipHop, Pop, Country, Classical, Punk, Grundge, Metal, BlackMetal, Emo, Pop-punk, Alternative and etc... One thing that I really love and appreciate about Rock music is that I can ALWAYS find a song that describes how I feel, for example, if I'm feeling depressed "Hopeless" by Breaking Benjamin or "Someone Who Cares" by Three Days Grace would describe how I feel, or if I'm feeling daring "Do It Now, Remember It Later" by Sleeping With Sirens would work. But you can find a song to describe ANY emotion
Now, don't get me wrong, I listen to various kinds of music. You'll find Rock, Pop, EDM, and Hip Hop happily coexisting on my MP3 player. But rock is like popular music's home base. Everyone, evens those who aren't rock fans, know at least one rock song. Many of the great mass appeal artists are rock based, such as Queen. And a majority of the other genres no doubt have their origins in some form of rock. Plus, it's flexible. So many sub genres of rock exists, as well as fusion genres to suit any mood. While, like I said before, I listen to many types of music, my early years were heavily shaped by my parents musical interests. David Bowie in particular is like home to me (and he's a great example of a rock crossover artist).
Glad to see I'm not the only teen who hates rap and hip/hop and love rock.
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2Metal
While it may have crazy artists, sometimes bordering evil, metal is often the fastest and the most intense of all the genres as well as the more mellower ones, which are still epic. This takes the most skill and sometimes the most creativity, and the only thing that matches metal is rock. It can go from your shredder bands to your metal/symphony bands and if the band isn't screamo, and god forbid I hope it's not screamo, then they tend to amaze. I don't see the appeal in pop which tends to be focused toward the singer, and I don't see the appeal in rap or hiphop which is centered toward a repetitive beat and continuously droning, ahem, singers.
Metal deserves to be number one because irs NOT simple and boring, its really complex and fast compared to other music genres like rap and pop. It also makes the whole band important instead of a backing track behind a singer and calling it music. Another thing is the topics, they are about soceity, politics, and history not about how a boy always gets a girl because he sings its about lifes ups and downs but at the same time it has a big punch that gets you happy and you can enjoy the bass behind the guitar solos while the singer is singing. If anyone is new to metal I would tell them to listen to either Iron Maiden or Megadeth. Also metal isn't all screamo, death, and goth there are more metal bands who don't have anything to do with that stuff then the stuff that do. Metal is a genre has shows importance in the whole band, but has important tipics but at the same time it will have really technical rythems with guitar solos and amazing singers such as Bruce Dickinson. That is why Metal deserves to be the number 1 music genre.
Progressive metal, It's a lot different than metal. It's THE most diverse and eclectic music genre ever, and is very dissimilar to popular metal, such as what most of the people on this list are listening to. For some reason though a lot of teenagers say they listen to "metal" when it's really just pop music with distortion and screaming. Very few popular "metal" are actually metal, and this is one of the most misunderstood genres.
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3Alternative
Honestly, Alternative music should be number one on all of the music. It should be number one on the charts because of its creativity and originality. Another reason I favor Alternative music is because it’s sneaky. By sneaky I mean that it is commonly mistaken for other genres, such as metal, scream, country, rock, pop, jazz, etc. My examples: Mumford and Sons is typically mistaken for country music, the band Fun. For Pop, and Linkin Park for Rock. Not only is it creative, original, and sneaky genre, but it has variety. Tons and tons of variety. All the artists and bands who selected the genre Alternative deserve a round of applause. From back in the day Red Hot Chili Peppers and Sublime to 2013's Lana Del Rey and Imagine Dragons will always rank and be number one.
Radiohead, Joy Division, Placebo, Bright Eyes, Sigur Ros, Pixies, Gotye, Half Japanese, Mumford & Sons, The Vaccines, Vampire Weekend

Just a few of the brilliant alternative bands out there you will find
Right now I'm obsessed with Joy Division; post punk sounds and lyrics that I can really sense genuine emotion in
Mix in a little folky Simon & Garfunkel to revise to and Radiohead for everyday and you've got my eclectic taste in music
P. S - listen to Yann Tiersen, beautiful music - mixed with the Beatles and Broken Social Scene and you have a great morning combo x
Alternative encompasses a broad range of sounds, who wouldn't like it? Ps- I can't believe heavy metal is number one, seriously it is god awful.
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4Electronic Dance Music
This genre is great, gets you going in no time. Avicii - Levels is a song from heaven. I just wanna know how DubStep didn't make the list.
Daft Punk and Deadmau5 forever! I like that many of the top electronic artists don't actually have to have vulgarity in there songs to make them good.
This is definitely the most popular genre between me and the rest of my friend group. Most teenagers where I live listen to EDM more than pop music. Also, house music and EDM is also topping the charts and getting huge air play and now EDM artists are collaborating with pop artists. This genre just seems to keep getting bigger and bigger.
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5Thrash Metal
Thrash Metal is amazing. The songs are fast paced and creative. In my opinion pop, hip-hop and rap is garbage. Thrash Metal is just pure creativity and skill. My friend introduced me to Thrash metal and I'm so glad he did
Megadeth, Metalica, Anthrax, Death Angel, Testament, Annihilator, Slayer, Exodus, Overkill...well you get the point

6Grunge
Bands like Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, STP etc. Are undoubtably some of the greatest bands around and there masterpieces will never be forgotten...R.I.P. kurt Cobain & Layne Staley
Awesome and I don't hate it

7Pop
Today, teens don't like rock music at all. It was very sad, but I am the only one left in my whole entire school y
That even knows Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd. I am proud to love rock music of all kinds, but being a teen, I know that normal teens like pop, not rock or metal. There are a few of us left, but we are very scarce.
For dubstep but figure 8 is a great song.
Supposed to be number 1

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8R&B
I love R&B. It relaxes my soul.
R&b is the bestt!
Rnb back in the 90's had soul like jodeci. Dru hill list of great rnb artist r kelly. Boyz 2 men. Keith sweat. Swv. TLC. Tevin Campbell and the list go on continue reading...

9Screamo
When I saw screamo I was so happy! I love the heavy screamo stuff! Metal, alternative and screamo are a part of me and forever will be and I agree why does everybody hate on screamo? If you don't like it, you don't need to rub in our faces (our faces being screamo fandom's faces)
Screamo should always be first. It has a meaning and helped so many people. Don't hate me but that's the truth.
Listen to jared leto (30 seconds to mars) and then feel it
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10Progressive Rock
Progressive rock should be on this list, the genre is known for mixing in genres like jazz and classical into rock. The songs are often longer, Yes, Genesis, Jethro Tull, Magma, and King Crimson are some examples.

The Contenders

11Dubstep
Steps to making a dubstep song (2 ways) 
Way 1: repeatedly bang your head on a keyboard while on a dubstep making program
Way 2: Repeatedly say "wub" while smashing bottles in a rhythmic fashion, stamping your feet and scratching your nails on a chalkboard in a rhythmic fashion 
Results: money 
A lot of people don't accept this genre of music yet because it is so different from everything else. But that's what they said about heavy rock 50 years ago, so I think with time dubstep will grow in popularity. Also, there are many cool styles, such as chill step, which is more relaxing and quiet, and more heavy brostep.
Dubstep is super good I think that it isn't the best genere of music but it is the best on this list and I used to love rap but I seem to appreciate dubstep way better because its been around for a while but lately its been getting better and although not everyone enjoys it I'm sure that there still are people who are will eventually appreciate it
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12Hip Hop
Man, there are too many metal fans on this sight. These days metal hardly prospers in the Industry (which in truth is a sad thing). HIP HOP, though it is still in early stages, has become a sort of new ROCK because ROCK at its time was a voice against the world and something totally unique. Now rock is a LEGENDARY genre but teens want something that is NEW and REBELLIOUS. Its the same thing as saying that the BEATLES came, got attention and are now legends... In the same way guys like EMINEM have come and to get attention and become LEGENDS.
I just love the attitude it's my favourite out of all of them I have no idea why it's 3rd I think it should at least be 2nd it's ju
Hip hop is better than pop. pop < Hip hop.
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13Kpop
From SNSD to 2NE1 to Miss A. They are all amazing! It doesn't matter what language its in. It's the music that matters. The feel of it and the beat. That is real music.
Hello I'm pretty sure psy gagnam style was the most popular song to listen to like a year ago. And Kpop is actually catchy music like wonder girls miss a girl generation super junior and so on are awesome then again I'm obsessed with Asian people in general :/
KPOP for the win! LEE MIN HO! KIM HYUN JUNG
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14Hardcore Punk

15Blues
You can't get anything with more feeling and soul than this kind of music. It's Great.
As much as blues rocks, I'm not don't think it belongs on this list. No teens still listen to blues. Blues is good. In today's music industry, the music has to suck to be popular. That seems to be the trend: Dubstep, rap, pop, hip-hop. Those genres wouldn't exist without blues. Blues gave birth to rock and everything branched off that. Blues is like the Adam and Eve of popular music. That's where it all started. I don't listen to much pure blues, but I do listen to bands that are majorly influenced by it (Cream, Led Zep). Too bad blues bit the dust. I just hope rock can recover

16Rap
Kid Cudi. That is all.
Kanye all the way baby
Tupac, Biggie smalls I don't like metal
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17Punk
Green Day All The Way
What about blink 182, green day all the good bands. Especialy Blink 182 I advise everyone to listen to them
A powerful voice in rock music.

18Classical
When done right, Classical is great.
When done wrong, Classical is pompous and self serving.
Singers like Jackie Evancho can bring classical back and make it popular again.

19Jazz
I mainly like that jazz is played with real instruments over synthesizers, but I also love the feeling and soul that artists like John Coltrane and Bill Evans put into their work.
You don't have to read music sometimes and Jazz made other genres with advanced techniques

20Pop Punk
Pop punk, punk and skate punk is the same. Blink 182 is the best band ever but guys in my school don't know who the hell blink 182 is, which sucks. They don't even try to listen but just consider it bad because it's not popular. Pop is popular nowadays, everyone listen to it because it's just popular. But I have listened to almost every genre and I like metal, rock all those sort of genres.
WHAT THE HELL? I can't believe that this wasn't even on the list! Pop Punk is aimed at and appeals more to teens than most genres here!
Its just great, bands like Sum 41, Green Day, Blink 182 are just awesome.

21Hardstyle
The best type of music, the buildups are amazing, and when that raw kick starts pumping it just takes over control

22Indie

23Emo

24Disco

25Gospel
M it's a trending genre in my high school

26Celtic Metal

Because it is awesome.


27Indie Folk

28J-pop
J-pop is very diverse, which can range from the really cute & sugary to weird, wild, fun, sexy, edgy, etc. styles. I personally like k-pop more, but j-pop is amazing as well, too. Some really good artists include Arashi, Ayumi Hamasaki, E-girls, Generations, AKB48, Morning Musume, Perfume, EXILE, etc. Go check J-pop out, and you won't regret it ;).
J-Pop needs more love!
Really? REALLY?!
People, I think the J-pop lovers need a chance. D:

29Soul

30Dark Ambient

31Art Punk

32Punk Blues

33New Wave

34Horrorcore

35Nintendocore

36Latino

37Celtic Rock
Flogging Molly, The Pogues, and The Dropkick Murphy's. Just listen to these bands and you'll like this genre.

38Crossover Thrash
Fusing elements of heavy metal with punk rock.

39Nardcore

40Skate Punk

41Street Punk

42Black Metal

43Garage punk

44Anarcho-punk

45Celtic Punk

46Christian Punk

47Oi!

48Glam Punk

49Horror Punk

50Surf Rock

51Garage Rock

52Protopunk

53Riot Grrrl

54Punk Jazz

55Ska punk

56Neo-classical Metal

57Experimental rock

58Instrumental Rock

59Reggae
King of reggae is Bob Marley one of the greatest of all time

60Country
Country music is the best genres of music ever! There are so many amazing country singers out there. Johnny Cash, George Strait, Alan Jackson and Easton Corbin, and new people like Carrie Underwood and Josh Turner - they are all wonderful! And they have real talent.
Country is the best! Scotty McCreery and Hunter Hayes are my top favorite! (: but all country music is good! I mean some of today's music is good and all but country is by far the ultimate best don't you think?
Country is the best my favorites are luke bryan and jason aldean country is the best!
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