Top Ten Music Genres Considered New in the 1960s

Don't put surf rock, surf rock has elements from the late 1950s, so technically that were considered in the 1950s....

The Top Ten

1 Psychedelic Rock
2 Garage Rock
3 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.
4 Funk Funk
5 Acid Rock
6 Protopunk
7 Baroque Pop
8 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.

Re:"Heavy metal should not be here." actually there were some bands who are considered as metal bands and they are from 60s. - zxm

Heavy metal should not be here.

Not the pure heavy metal, only some proto metal songs - somekindofaguy

9 Proto Metal
10 Psychedelic Soul

The Contenders

11 Progressive rock Progressive rock

Prog rock was created in the 60s from different genres like classical, jazz, blues etc. - zxm

12 Mod
13 Surf Rock

Anyone who put this to here, hard to read the description? Surf Rock has elements from the late 50s, so technically this isn't considered new in the 1960s... - somekindofaguy

14 Blues Rock Blues Rock
15 Thrash Metal Thrash Metal Thrash metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music characterized by its fast tempo and overall aggression. The songs usually use fast percussive beats and low-register guitar riffs, overlaid with shredding-style lead work.The genre evolved in the early 1980s from combining the fast drum beats more.

Blue Cheer were a thrash metal band

16 Blues Metal

By the way, there isn't a genre called "blues metal". don't know why its even on here. but there is a genre called "heavy blues". but a lot of people don't count them as a proper genre. that was most probably a failed genre for creating heavy metal. and bands like these are Led Zeppelin, Blue Cheer etc etc. It used old blues riffs and played with hard rock power chords. so it looks like heavy blues = hard rock+blues. - zxm

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17 Punk Rock Punk Rock Punk rock is a subgenre of rock music. It usually has rebellious lyrics and down stroked power chords played on guitars. Bad Religion, Sex Pistols, and Green Day (actually pop-punk, which is still punk in a way) are a few punk rock bands. The subgenre influenced thrash metal because of it's down stroked more.
18 Doom Metal

As far as I know doom metal was originated by black sabbath in early 70s - zxm

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19 Progressive Metal

Iron Butterfly were a progressive metal band

20 Reggae
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