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 Acid Rock
4 Funk 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).
5 Baroque Pop
6 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.
7 Progressive rock 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

8 Proto Metal
9 Experimental Rock
10 Protopunk

The Contenders

11 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. ...read 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

Not the pure heavy metal, only some proto metal songs

Heavy metal should not be here.

12 Mod
13 Folk Pop
14 Psychedelic Soul
15 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...

16 Blues Rock 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.
17 Thrash Metal 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. ...read more.

Blue Cheer were a thrash metal band

18 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

19 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 ...read more.
20 Doom Metal

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

Black Sabbath

21 Progressive Metal

Iron Butterfly were a progressive metal band

22 Reggae
23 Psychedelic Metal
24 Death Metal
25 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

26 Pop Metal
27 Black Metal
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