Top 10 Most Common Music Stereotypes

There are many music steriotypes, there's probably at least one for every genre. These are the most common ones.

The Top Ten

1 Rap fans are criminals

Lol that cracked me up. In my country, people think metal fans are criminals.

This is commonly associated with black people, which is racist on its own. - SwagFlicks

Most Hip-Hop Heads like myself don't have time for a life of crime because we're too busy listening to hip hop/rap - KrazzyMadd

This, being accoiated with being black, is racist. However, only the old songs have lyrics about them but don't get me wrong, old rap is phenomenal. - AlphaQ

2 Metal fans are satanists

Not all metal is satanist, I really like death metal, and my stereotype is that metal haters are crazy fangirls and that they have no talent in music

Oh hell no! The thing is all music genres have a stupid stereotype like this.

Our opinions are more well-founded and well-defended, except the extremely narrow-minded elitists. Not to mention that only a small percentage of metal fans are actual satanists.

That's not true. Just think about how great Ghost (doom metal + pop) are. If you don't know them, listen right now. - Songsta41

I am definitely not a satanist. And not all metal is that "screamo" stuff. There's Power Metal (I like to call it fantasy metal), Symphonic Metal, Alternative metal, even Pirate Metal (etc.). Whilst exploring these I have found very few satanic themes. - Merilille

3 Reggae fans are rasta marijuana smokers

Not true. My cousin likes reggae and he is none of this.

Who put this on the list? Why does it exist? - DynastiNoble

4 Justin Bieber fans are crazy fangirls

Nah, those are the Directioners.

I like Justin Bieber and I'm not that crazy for him.

I don't like JB but I know fans of him that aren't crazy fangirls. - Martinglez

True, but some are shy and quiet. I used to be one (When I was 5...fml).

5 One Direction fans are crazy fangirls

Actually more than half of those I see are actually really crazy about their looks.

I used to be very crazy for One Direction, back in my teens.

They compare with Kpop fans.

This is the only true stereotype on this list.

6 Christians can't listen to metal

I'm a christian girl (15) who is very strong in belief and trust in the lord. I also love metal, classic rock, thriller movies, and fandoms. I'm a Christian- I believe in god and I follow his rules. Stereotypes aren't fair- are they?

No, a lot of Christians listen to Metal. - AlphaQ

I love Metallica and I'm Christian

Christians listen to Britt Nicole and of course, teen pop girl 1 Girl Nation. - DynastiNoble

7 Pop fans are crazy fangirls

I'm a crazy fangirl, and pop is the bane of my existence. But this stereotype is true, most pop fans I've met are obsessed. - RiverClanRocks

Not all of us - blackflower

8 Rap is only about sex, drugs and money

It's better you listen to Rakim (it's just an example) listen to his "After You Die" & this kind of rap songs and come to know what rap music is all about.if I had enough time I'd let you know a bunch of rap songs that are representing science,myths,technology & all..

Not true. There might be more other rap songs that isn't about sex, drugs and money.


so wrong

9 Anything with unclean vocals is automatically "screamo".

So false... that I don't even know where to begin.

Exactly.Metalcore is often associated with Screamo but it's not.Metalcore bands like Asking Alexandria and Bring Me The Horizon have made some Screamo stuff but you have to be Emo to make Screamo which would mean bands like Bullet For My Valentine and Miss May I are not Screamo but they're Metalcore.Screamo is stuff like Alexisonfire,Black Veil Brides,Orchid,Pg 99 and I Set My Friends On Fire and Metalcore is stuff like Bullet For My Valentine,Miss May I,As I Lay Dying,Killswitch Engage,Trivium and Avenged Sevenfold(Older stuff).Asking Alexandria and Bring Me The Horizon are both Screamo and Metalcore.-DarkBoi-X

10 Metal fans hate pop

The genre "pop" in my opinion is trash because it has no meaning to it and isn't even written by the pop star most of the time. Also the excessive use of autotune

Most metal fans I see usually hate on pop but don't worry I respect your opinion but I'm a bit sick of the bashing. - AlphaQ

I don't hate all pop music - christangrant

Totally wrong. Even metal musicians like pop. - zxm

The Contenders

11 Classical fans are old

Classical music will be the last music standing. It's been around long before there were even musical recordings. I am 43 now but started listening to this stuff when I was 17.

I hate this one so much. I'm 14 and classical is one of my favorites. - CommanderLudwig

That’s not true! Not all of them! I’m 13 and I love classical and jazz. Pop is so horrible in my honest opinion!

I’m not - blackflower

12 Rock fans have long hair

I've been listing to classic rock fora couple years now, and in that time I've only gotten small haircuts, about an inch, or less, and last time I checked, a few months ago my hair measured in at about 8-9 inches long

I actually do have long hair, it's safe to say that most metalheads have long hair now, but most of Classic Rocks fans are in their 40's now so they probably have short hair - KrazzyMadd

I really like rock music and I never had long hair. - Userguy44

Do dreadlocks count? Cause I have them. - AlphaQ

13 Rap nowadays sucks

I think they're has always been bad rappers, but there were more good rappers back then, than there are now, if you wanna find a good artist nowadays, don't listen to the radio - KrazzyMadd

Rap Now in days SUCK there may be a god bat but there's no good singing!

Nah, trap is worse.

You are right! - uzun

14 Punk Rock fans have crazy hairdos

As a punk, I can say that while there are exceptions, you aren't exactly wrong.

15 Opera fans are sophisticated

Lisa Loud is an opera fangirl like I am. She is so sophisticated and so am I. I love opera. - DynastiNoble

16 Rap fans wear chains

I (hip hop head) have a few chains, I only wear one though and not often because they're just to much to carry around - KrazzyMadd

I have a chain but I don't really care much about it. - AlphaQ

17 All jazz music is sexy

I have had many erections because of Jazz music

I am a jazz musician and I have never got turned on by my music

18 Metal has no depth
19 Only black people like hip hop and rap

Oh, no. I like a few bands, and I'm half Chinese

20 When music sounds bad, it's the technicians fault

I feel like sometimes a musician has so little talent that there is nothing a technician can do. You can probably make it bearable, but at that point it would be so little of the original content that the technician might as well have made the music by him/herself. I'm not a technician though.

21 The majority of Lana Del Rey Fans are part of the LGBT+ community
22 EDM music is for club people

I like EDM and don’t conform to this stereotype

23 Dancing to Swing turns you into a gentleman

I don't know if this is whether true or not.

24 Emos only like sad music
25 All K-Pop fans are toxic

Some of my friends like K-Pop and they are very nice - Nic427

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