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
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.
Psychedelic Rock
Garage Rock
Funk Funk is a music genre that originated in African-American communities in the mid-1960s when African-American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B).
Acid Rock
Baroque Pop
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.

Not the pure heavy metal, only some proto metal songs

Heavy metal should not be here.

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

Proto Metal
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...

The Contenders
Psychedelic Soul
Progressive rock Progressive rock is a broad genre of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom and United States throughout the mid to late 1960s.

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

Blues Rock Blues rock is a fusion genre combining elements of blues and rock. It is mostly an electric ensemble-style music with instrumentation similar to electric blues and rock: electric guitar, electric bass, and drums, often with Hammond organ.
Thrash Metal Thrash Metal is a Heavy Metal subgenre developed during the early 1980s and an early precursor of Extreme Metal. Thrash Metal features a faster and more aggressive guitar work than Traditional Metal with shredding and double-bass drums and can range from melodic singing to loud shouts. more.

Blue Cheer were a thrash metal band

Blues Metal

What is blues metal? - zxm

Steppenwolf are 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

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.
Doom Metal

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

Black Sabbath

Progressive Metal

Iron Butterfly were a progressive metal band

Experimental Rock
Psychedelic Metal
Death Metal
Speed Metal

Not really, most people consider either Deep Purple's Highway Star or Queen's Sheer Heart Attack to be the first speed metal song. While some say that Sheer Heart Attack was more likely a punk rock style. But anyway, both of them were released in 70s. - zxm

Pop Metal
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