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 Metal fans are satanists

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

Depends upon your definition of "talent," and the threshold thereof.
Then there's talent abused. No doubt many metal musicians are talented, but chose to pursue sub-genres that range from dark and extremely disturbing, even psychotic, to mind-numbing noise and shrieking "vocals."

Ever heard of Symphonic Metal and other metal subgenres? They have clean vocals, and have creative songwriting.


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2 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

3 Justin Bieber fans are crazy fangirls

Nah, those are the Directioners.

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).

Those are the Selenators!

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4 Reggae fans are rasta marijuana smokers

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

5 One Direction fans are crazy fangirls

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

This is the only true stereotype on this list.

They compare with Kpop fans.

Same as JB, they aren't all like those steriotipical ones. - Martinglez

6 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

7 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!

8 Rock fans have long hair

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

Do dreadlocks count? Cause I have them. - AlphaQ

I'd like to have long hair.
"When everybody has their hair short, The Rebel grows his hair long." - Swellow

Actually now rockstars also have short hair (Billie Joe Armstrong, Matt Bellamy, James Hetfield etc). It was just a style of 60s and 70s. Its not only rockstars or rock fans who had long hair in 60s and 70s. - zxm

9 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

10 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

The Contenders

11 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

12 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.

Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, Danny Brown, Eminem, Dr Dre, Rakim, Tech N9ne, Busta Rhymes, Run the Jewel, MF Doom and Ghostface Killah Suck? Hmm I never knew that... - AlphaQ

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13 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

Erm I'm a Christian and have lots of Christian friends who love metal we all listen to it constantly

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14 Metal fans hate pop

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

Totally wrong. Even metal musicians like pop. - zxm

I don't hate all pop music - christangrant

15 Punk Rock fans have crazy hairdos
16 Rap is only about sex, drugs and money
17 All jazz music is sexy
18 When music sounds bad, it's the technicians fault
19 Metal has no depth
20 Jazz is only listened to by the working class people

I'm 13. I have the radio in my bedroom perpetually turned onto a jazz station. - RiverClanRocks

I'm a working class girl and I love jazz. - DynastiNoble

21 Only black people like hip hop and rap
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2. Pop fans are crazy fangirls
3. Rap nowadays sucks
1. Rap fans are criminals
2. Reggae fans are rasta marijuana smokers
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