Top Ten Music Genres That Have Gone Downhill

The Top Ten

1 Pop

It used to be good before all they released was modern rap music with drum machine beats and cringeworthy Taylor Swift type pop music/annoying earworms.

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

2 Rap

It used to be good before it got more explicit to the point where it becomes offensive and that stupid drum machine, need I say more about it.

I have a good idea for a song. About how much men can be dickheads and cockfaces.

Ps: I am a man so I can use this word to offend other men who act sexist. If these dickhead male rappers keep being sexist, I will create the dickhead song.

Rap sucks

Just listen to Ice Cube Arrest The President and tell us what you think.

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 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 music is a music genre that was created in the 1940s. 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 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 is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime. Jazz is seen by many as "America's classical music".
12 R&B
13 Reggae
14 Techno
15 K-Pop
16 Hip Hop
17 Dream pop
18 Indie
19 Indie Pop
20 Shoegaze
21 Blackgaze
22 Alternative Rock Alternative rock is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. In this instance, the word "alternative" refers to the genre's distinction from mainstream rock music.
23 Alternative Metal Alternative metal is a music genre that infuses heavy metal with influences from alternative rock and other genres normally associated with metal.
24 Indie Rock
25 Alternative Hip Hop
26 Chillwave
27 New Age
28 Psychedelic
29 Nu Gaze
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