Top Ten Music Genres Which Work Best with Rock


The Top Ten

1 Blues

Better than "Here she comes agin'" ;P - Britgirl

Have I heard of Bessie Smith? What am I, a Tibetan monk?

@Britgirl, yes. Led Zeppelin is a very blues band. Jimmy Page, their guitarist, was originally a blues guitarist. he played hard rock with mixture of blues rock - zxm

T: Just thought of "Christmas Must Be Tonight," The Band. Pretty. (Appreciated what you had to say about patriotism. Some knuckleheads over here think it's a dirty word:).

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2 Punk

That's why there's a genre of music call Punk Rock because it a great combo! - Curti2594

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3 Country

Ah, V: I hope I didn't offend you by asking that. I didn't mean "do you suggest any old random song" I asked because the lyrics to a few of them seem so personal... (a certain Elmore James and a Little Walter song in particular) Do you know what I mean?
Sorry if I offended you or completely misread the situation. It's not your fault I overthink things sometimes.:). - Britgirl

Was a different life, T. Different person, long time ago. playing' the bars, fergettin' who you are, or who you're s'posed to be. "Whippin' Post" is killer, right? Always wanted Gregg Allman's voice. But he's a tenor, so... "One Way Out" is actually an Elmore James cover. Might wanna give the original a shake. Not the same power and energy, but still...:).

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4 Rap

Linkin Park is a band that raps, but it is not lame rap like Drake and Lil Wayne. Linkin Park actually is a good band. - AnimeDrawer

Alone, rap sucks, but with rock music, it's actually pretty good. May I remind you that linkin park raps - AnonymousChick

@visitor - agreed! But regardless of what we think (and a few others) rap is *ahem* a popular genre. Made slightly less bad with rock.
A satisfactory compromise, yes? :). - Britgirl

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5 Ska
6 Opera

RE Avantasia - they are a very diverse band with different types of songs and not all of them are metal: some are rock/hard rock. And yes - they have some poppy songs: for this reason Avantasia are liked by non-metal fans. But the songs you checked out aren't the ones I had in mind (these aren't even among my favorite by Avantasia). - Metal_Treasure

Yes, it's called rock opera (ex. Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber). Currently a good rock opera band is Trans-Siberian Orchestra and a good metal opera band is Avantasia. - Metal_Treasure

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7 Cajun

A Cajun rock opera. I'd give my lucky armadillo boots to see that.

I'd gladly give you my Cajun rock opera tickets to see your lucky armadillo boots! - Britgirl

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8 Folk

Folk is a good genre. But folk rock is always better! - zxm

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9 Classical

Yes, this combination exists - it's called heavy metal. Metal music is rock music inspired by classical and not by blues. I guess this is my favorite combination since metal is my favorite genre. Progressive rock is also classically inspired. - Metal_Treasure

Can just picture the Sex Pistols rendition of "Waltz Of The Flowers."

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10 Gospel

Melanie Safka, T., "Candles In The Rain." Little hippie-dippy come-by-ya for this ol' rebel, but gotta admit it's gorgeous.

Nice. Very very nice. Very hypnotic, happy and calming "Candles in the Rain" I like! So this is how the ol' rebel winds down, eh? Rebel? Are you sure...? ;). - Britgirl

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The Contenders

11 Pop

Time was, T, "pop" included stuff like "Chain of Fools," "Mustang Sally," "Take Me For A Little While," "Dock Of The Bay," "Sunshine Of Your Love," "Want To Take You Higher," "Snowbird" (so pretty), "Without You"... What the hell happened?!
Hey, when's the last time you listened to "I Put A Spell On You" (Arthur Brown)?

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12 Alternative Alternative
13 Jazz

Rock guitar riffs and jazz drumming will work good - zxm

Ooh...V: "Your Mind is on Vacation" stinging lyrics (not a bad song though). I have an idea on who you have in mind, just hope it doesn't apply to me too... - Britgirl

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14 Electronic Electronic
15 Industrial
16 Heavy Metal Heavy Metal

I don't understand this item - Heavy Metal is already rock and it's a rock subgenre: I don't see how metal could be combined with rock more than it is. Metal is rock. - Metal_Treasure

With rare exception, metal is noise.

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