Top Ten Least Popular Music Genres


The Top Ten

1 Country

This is far from underrated.

Improved research needed here, the #2 most popular music artist in US history is a Country act, plus 2 others in the top 10 regularly crossed over into Country.
One might even say The Beatles did at least a couple of Country songs, including "Act Naturally" [a cover though], and "Rocky Raccoon".

As a country fan living in Hong Kong, I’ll say this: The genre seems to be very popular in the USA, but country hasn’t had as much global popularity unlike many other American and western music genres like Hip-Hop/R&B and electronic music. But things like increasing globalization and music streaming, more liberalism in country music, and the Country 2 Country festivals seem to be changing that! I do hear mainstream country played in Asia sometimes!

2 Metal

What the heck!? Metal is awesome! So are all types of Metal.

What? No. Metal is pretty popular. - Pegasister12

3 Heavy Metal Heavy Metal Heavy Metal music is a sub-genre of rock music that originated in the late 1960s-70s, featuring more distorted and heavier instrumental work and darker lyrical themes. Heavy Metal broke into mainstream success with bands such as Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Metallica. more.
4 Death Metal
5 Hard Rock Hard Rock Hard Rock is a subgenre of rock music known for having heavier guitar riffs/solos. It originated around 1964-1965 with various Garage Rock bands.
6 Jazz Jazz
7 Techno
8 Rap

Rap is just talking

9 Powerviolence

Never heard of it, so it must be a good contender.

10 Progressive Rock Progressive Rock

The Contenders

11 Rock Rock Rock music is a music genre that was created in the 1950s . The genre really got popular in the 60s, 70s and 80s . It generally consists of a guitar player, a drummer, bass player and singer . There are a lot of rock subgenres .

I find it a shame that I'm the only one in my entire grade (i'm in the final grade) that knows who the beatles, led zeppelin, queen, etc. are. everyone else listens to justin bieber or drake or someone like that. - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

12 Irish Folk
13 Industrial
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