Top Ten Music Genres That Have Gone Downhill


The Top Ten

1 Pop

The Beatles, Queen, Michael Jackson, could all be considered pop because they topped the charts. And they all were awesome too, Michael has so much talent in singing and dancing, Queen and The Beatles are both legends, now we have Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber. Even Adele and One Republic were good, but Adele is over and One Republic gets no recognition. All the good artist like The Fray, Imagine Dragons, Bastille, etc get no recognition! - ToptenPizza

We all know it went downhill but there's still other meaningful songs. People need to shut the hell up about pop. Try finding some better songs that are meaningful. Slow Me Down by Emmy Rossum is an example. Please stop. Just stop. - JaysTop10List

Pop means popular it isn't classified as a genre.

Pretty much everybody on the planet would disagree with you on that. It's classified as a genre EVERYWHERE you find music. - BKAllmighty

Oh yes. So much. - BKAllmighty

2 Rap

I don't know if rap was ever about real issues, aside from the obvious and frequent exceptions: Macklemore, Kendrick Lamar (man, I need to get into his music)... But it has gone farther and farther down the road of meaningless egotistical words spat into a mix. - keycha1n

It used to be about a message, whether it was a feel-good message or some political issue etc. Now it's always about money, hoes, weed, drank, and all this other stupid crap that no one would really care about. I won't deny that some of the older songs had lyrics about weed and hoes too, but now it's ALWAYS about those things.

PS can you change the title to Rap/Hip-Hop? - jmtoptens

Now there is no more real life issues, opinions, and social comments (aside from Eminem and Macklemore), now it is all about booty and being wealthy.

Grand master flash, the message:
Broken glass everywhere
People pissin' on the stairs, you know they just don't care
I can't take the smell, can't take the noise
Got no money to move out, I guess I got no choice
Rats in the front room, roaches in the back
Junkies in the alley with a baseball bat
I tried to get away but I couldn't get far
Cause a man with a tow truck repossessed my car

That was old rap, now let's look at Lil Wayne's Love Me:

And these ho's love me like Satan, man!
F with me and get bodied
And all she eat is dick
She's on a strict diet, that's my baby

Agh - ToptenPizza

I don't think it goned much dowhill but in the 1990s it's the golden age of rap so yes it going downhill

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3 Emo

Listen to the rites of spring, here lyrics from their song End on End:

Restless movement in an empty room,
Gathering shadows of a darkened blue.
And oh- it feels so strange- when it comes again.
Cycles of end on end, edges begin to blend, time
Following time, a pattern becomes defined.
I had a feeling from end to end.
Tried to catch it before it started again.
Pushed it away to force a laugh,
But inside I didn't have the breath.

And Jimmy Eat World is emo, and they didn't sing about self harm, this is lyrics from The Middle:

Don't write yourself off yet
It's only in your head you feel left out or looked down on
Just try your best
Try everything you can
And don't you worry what they tell themselves when you're away

And Moss Icon has so much talent:
In my eyes I said you’d always be
Underneath your hand would be me
But to see you faults baby, its not me
No, its not me.

But now we have Fall Out ...more - ToptenPizza

4 Punk Punk 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.

Punk ran its course, then died in the mainstream eye, like other genres that depend on the times. - PetSounds

I'm saddened by the loss of this genre as a driving force in the music industry. Everything guitar-oriented has all but dried up. - BKAllmighty

The Ramones are so much better than Blink 182 witch shouldn't even be called punk because of how crappy it is, and Avril Lavigne, who thinks she is so PUNK RAAWK AND GRUUUNGE - ToptenPizza

5 Rock Rock Rock music is a music genre that was created in the 1950s. The genre got popular during the 60s, 70s and 80s. Rock bands generally consists of a guitar player, a drummer, bass player and singer. There are a lot of rock subgenres.

Rock has gone downhill so much, it used to have meaning and more than 3 cords on a guitar, now it is idiots pretending like they rock, such as the PUNK RAAAWK Avril Lavigne and 1 direction - ToptenPizza

My brother is a Rock fan and he says that more likly ther whoulden't be rock and metal in 20 years

2000s (Best era in my opinion): Three Days Grace, Evanescence, Seether, Sixx AM, Evans Blue, Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Staind, etc.

Now there's a lot of rip-off garbage coming out like Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots that don't even belong in the rock category. What happened? I mean, most of the bands that I mentioned are still making music, (except for two of them) but I don't know.

6 Country

Well country was never really my thing but it definitely went downhill, I used to he able to hear people sing it without wanting to rip my ears out! - ToptenPizza

7 Screamo

Black veil brides was from the early 200's, like 2006 but they are a good example of lyrical style and talent:
We are the in between, cast down as sons of war
Struck to the earth like lightning, on this world we're torn
We won't cause the pain, of living out their law
Take joy in who you are, we know our wings are flawed

And now, in 2015 it has gone to:
AH - ToptenPizza

8 Soul Soul Soul music (often referred to simply as soul) is a popular music genre that originated in the African American community in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It combines elements of African-American gospel music, rhythm and blues and jazz.

Never really enjoyed this genre much, but I liked Aretha Franklin, she was pretty good. But now the genre is dead. - ToptenPizza

9 Electronic
10 Metal

Nu Metal. Enough said.

The Contenders

11 Jazz Jazz
12 R&B
13 Reggae
14 Techno
15 K-Pop
16 Hip Hop
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