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".

I am a huge fan of the genre. From what I heard, it is very popular in the USA, but the genre unfortunately doesn't seem to get as much international popularity as other genres like rock, pop, and R&B. You're getting pop, R&B, and hip-hop music videos regularly racking up millions of likes on YouTube, while country videos on the other hand, typically only rack up thousands (there are exceptions I know). I do hope that country becomes more global in the future, and I think that's already happening in the UK and Europe, with artists like Ward Thomas, Catherine McGrath, and the Shires. - Katanaceilingfan

2 Metal

Not even close to popular in real life, but popular in TheTopTens - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

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 Techno
7 Jazz Jazz
8 Rap
9 Progressive Rock Progressive Rock
10 Irish Folk

The Contenders

11 Industrial
12 Powerviolence
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