Top Ten Best Music Genre Combinations

There are plenty of music genres, but some go really well together. Let's take a look at some. And most of the items have classical music in there because it goes with just about everything.

The Top Ten

1 Classical and Metal

Bohemian Rhapsody of course

Classical is metal before electricity. - maverick88

Yes! This is awesome - symphonic metal exists and I love it. Can't get enough of Blind Guardian's 2015 album!
Actually every metal subgenre goes well with classical - thrash, prog, death, black, power metal...
It's because metal music is based on classical. You didn't know that? No problem, now you know. - Metal_Treasure

I'm not interested in Black Metal but for some reason I like Symphonic Black Metal - SirSkeletorThe3rd

2 Classical and Rock
3 Rock and Electronic

I have only two words: DEPECHE MODE. - IronSabbathPriest

There are a good amount of industrial bands and bands of other genres that mix rock and metal and are good at it.

Three words: Nine Inch Nails.

Oops. I voted on my own list accidentally. :/ - RiverClanRocks

4 Classical and Electronic

I've always thought of how this would work.

5 Classical and Dubstep

Like what Lindsay Stirling does? I love her music! - Pegasister12

6 Rap and Rock

This is usually horrible, (see: Linkin Park, limp bizkit) but I love me some Rage Against the Machine! - Brobusky

Forget about Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park, listen to Beastie Boys and Rage Against the Machine to know good rap rock - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

Two words: Hollywood Undead

In the End by Linkin Park my 6th favourite Song. - PatrickStar3

7 Folk and Metal

So folk is like loving and sadness while metal in the other hand is crazy imagine folk with metal music it’d be nice

Folk Metal already exists.

Ensiferum! - Brobusky

8 Pop and Electronic

Most pop music has electronic influences, but unfortunately, the pop artists abuse electronic most of the time. - RiverClanRocks

9 Trance and Progressive House
10 Industrial and Rock

The Contenders

11 Rap and Electronic

If the rap part is executed well, and doesn't take up a majority of the song, it can work. - RiverClanRocks

12 Jazz and Electronic

I love both therefore I like the combination

I was introduced to this by our very own P.Wildhawk. It's really rather good. - Britgirl

13 Hard Rock and Alternative Rock

Best Genre Combination ever. - Soulstealer

14 Metal and Jazz


15 Heavy Metal and Techno
16 Pop and Metal
17 Opera and Hip Hop

That would sound interesting

18 Hard Rock and Folk Rock
19 Hard Rock and Indie Rock
20 Chillout and Dubstep
21 Country and Rock


22 Soft Rock and Hard Rock
23 Acoustic Rock and Heavy Metal
24 Punk Rock and Heavy Metal
25 Rock and Pop

Pop Rock's already a thing and most of the time it's done horribly (Maroon 5, Coldplay, Fall Out Boy etc.) maybe if it's done better then maybe...

Like The Script! - SamuiNeko

26 Jazz and Rock
27 Jazz and Funk

Acid jazz? - Alkadikce

28 Techno and EDM
29 Metal and Electronic

Not really... - Metal_Treasure

30 Industrial and Metal
31 Glitch and Dubstep

Almost the same genre, so they go great together! - AsteroidCat

32 Hard Rock and Glam Metal

Two words... Bon Jovi - Draco

Glam Metal is a very misleading notion because it's not really metal. The so called 'glam metal' is actually Glam Hard Rock - it’s the glam/pop version of hard rock.
So Bon Jovi is a successful combination of hard rock and glam rock (there's no metal in that). - Metal_Treasure

33 Metal and Dubstep

But didn't Korn already do that? - SirSkeletorThe3rd

34 Indie and Pop

Indie isn't a music genre - 'indie' describes artists from any genre who release their music independently (so independent is shortened to indie). These are music artists who are not signed to major labels.

Usually indie artists are not pop or mainstream. - Metal_Treasure

35 Chiptune and Glitch
36 Industrial and Dubstep
37 Ethnic and Jazz
38 Trance and Rap
39 Alternative and Electronic
40 Folk and Rock
41 Pop and Death Metal

I remember Amaranthe combining Eurodance and Pop elements with power metal and death growls.

42 Rock and EDM

Listen to Zedds Transmission to know what I mean

43 Country and Alternative Rock
44 Punk Rock and Classical
45 Opera and Rock
46 Country and Pop

Taylor swift!

47 Chiptune and Jazz
48 Techno and Jazz
49 House and Jazz
50 Chiptune and House
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List Stats

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Top Remixes

1. Hard Rock and Alternative Rock
2. Hard Rock and Folk Rock
3. Hard Rock and Indie Rock
1. Classical and Metal
2. Classical and Rock
3. Pop and Electronic
1. Classical and Metal
2. Classical and Rock
3. Heavy Metal and Techno


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