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

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.

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.

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

2 Metal fans are satanists

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.

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.

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.

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

3 Reggae fans are rasta marijuana smokers

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

4 Justin Bieber fans are crazy fangirls

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

This is kind of true. Most JB fans I have met were super crazy about him.

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

Nah, those are the Directioners.

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.

This is the only true stereotype on this list.

They compare with Kpop fans.

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?

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

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

No, a lot of Christians listen to Metal.

7 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.

8 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.

Not all of us

9 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.

I only hate the crappy modern pop singers like Chris Brown and Billie Eilish.

Chris Brown is not that new though he has been around for ages. I agree he sucks worst major pop star of the century hands down.

Totally wrong. Even metal musicians like pop.

10 Anything with unclean vocals is automatically "screamo".

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

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

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.

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!

12 Rock fans have long hair

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.

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

Do dreadlocks count? Cause I have them.

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

13 Rap nowadays sucks

There's good ones, but when we have people like Cardi B, Lil Wayne and Lil Pump, it's understandable to see that modern rap sucks. There are plenty of good rappers out there, you just need to know where to look

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

Nah, trap is worse.

You are right!

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.

16 Rap fans wear chains

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

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

17 All jazz music is sexy

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

I have had many erections because of Jazz 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 Men who like female pop artists are gay

I'm not gay and listen to a lot of female pop artists. Carly Rae Jepsen especially is assumed to only be listened to by gays.

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