Top Ten Music Genres That Teens Likementalfeed70 i only want people ages 12-21 voting on here please!
The Top Ten
I listen to primarily rock. I've noticed that it really gives me a better appreciation for ALL genres of music. Ex: Deathcore, Metalcore, Jazz, Rap, HipHop, Pop, Country, Classical, Punk, Grundge, Metal, BlackMetal, Emo, Pop-punk, Alternative and etc... One thing that I really love and appreciate about Rock music is that I can ALWAYS find a song that describes how I feel, for example, if I'm feeling depressed "Hopeless" by Breaking Benjamin or "Someone Who Cares" by Three Days Grace would describe how I feel, or if I'm feeling daring "Do It Now, Remember It Later" by Sleeping With Sirens would work. But you can find a song to describe ANY emotion
I have one friend that listens to rock music as well. We listened to bands such as Arctic Monkeys, which are more in the indie rock spectrum than classic rock. I listen to a broad amount of music, ranging from rock, alternative, indie, and R&B. I highly recommend Arctic Monkeys by the way, BEST BAND EVER.
Honestly teens today only care for artists like Cardi B. But when I was a teen I was hella emo
My personal favourite on this list. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy100 Comments
While it may have crazy artists, sometimes bordering evil, metal is often the fastest and the most intense of all the genres as well as the more mellower ones, which are still epic. This takes the most skill and sometimes the most creativity, and the only thing that matches metal is rock. It can go from your shredder bands to your metal/symphony bands and if the band isn't screamo, and god forbid I hope it's not screamo, then they tend to amaze. I don't see the appeal in pop which tends to be focused toward the singer, and I don't see the appeal in rap or hiphop which is centered toward a repetitive beat and continuously droning, ahem, singers.
I'm the only kid in my grade who listens to metal... I'm sure if my friends listened to Gorguts or something they would hate it.
I haven't seen a lot of teens who like Metal. - Userguy44
Metal is my favorite genre, and I'm a 15 year old girl. From Children of Bodom, to Slayer, to Iron Maiden, Cannibal Corpse, etc...it's literally the greatest thing I've ever been introduced to. But seeing it as number two on the list of "music genres teens listen to" is really shocking. I have many friends from many different schools and no one is into metal. You only get kids listening to emo crap. That's not even metal. Metal is something that more teens should get into, of course, but almost EVERYONE I know thinks it's satanic and not real music. Good to see that some people in this world, voting for it on this list, know music when they hear it. And congrats to rock for making it to number one.
I'm assuming by "emo crap" you're referring to bands like Pierce the Veil and Black Veil Brides. Many pretentious teens listen to those bands under the illusion that they're METAL AS HELL, when they are in fact pop rock bands with a slightly faster tempo + added screaming.76 Comments
Today, teens don't like rock music at all. It was very sad, but I am the only one left in my whole entire school y
That even knows Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd. I am proud to love rock music of all kinds, but being a teen, I know that normal teens like pop, not rock or metal. There are a few of us left, but we are very scarce.
I don't know the bands you do, but I do know Linkin Park, Soundgarden and System Of A down. - LemonComputer
It's like people are dumbfounded; too simple. They can only handle the simple verse/chorus jingle playing as background music in their car, not real music. Music is ANYTHING but pop, from Classical music to Death Metal. Pop music is only called "pop" because the few underachieving, auto-tuned artists who run the industry are able to keep brainwashing the simpletons who keep listening to it, and block out good music at the same time.
I prefer Pop over Metal music.
People are voting based on what they want teens to love not what most of them actually do. Pop not being in the top 2 is a prime example of this.82 Comments
Rap definitely is #1 nowadays
Why is Rap number 4 it should be 1 with teens today
Should be 1
it's great30 Comments
This genre should be the most popular among teens, but I'm sorry to say that a lot of them listen to trap instead of this, and it's sad. Bands like linkin park, breaking Benjamin, three days Grace, red, shinedown, godsmack, starset and many others deserve more attention in today's society. This is the real music
I'm surprised someone used Red as an Alternative Band Example. Awesome! - Soulstealer
Radiohead, Joy Division, Placebo, Bright Eyes, Sigur Ros, Pixies, Gotye, Half Japanese, Mumford & Sons, The Vaccines, Vampire Weekend
Just a few of the brilliant alternative bands out there you will find
Right now I'm obsessed with Joy Division; post punk sounds and lyrics that I can really sense genuine emotion in
Mix in a little folky Simon & Garfunkel to revise to and Radiohead for everyday and you've got my eclectic taste in music
P. S - listen to Yann Tiersen, beautiful music - mixed with the Beatles and Broken Social Scene and you have a great morning combo x
Wow, someone on this list who actually knows what they're talking about when it comes to a particular genre...
The only alternative bands that most modern teens know are Nirvana, Coldplay, and Nickelback. - Soulstealer
Alt-Rock has a lot of great artists like Radiohead, Green Day, Muse, Nirvana etc. - Userguy4438 Comments
Zedd, Daft Punk, and Lindsey Starling make great music.
Daft Punk and Deadmau5 forever! I like that many of the top electronic artists don't actually have to have vulgarity in there songs to make them good.
This genre is great, gets you going in no time. Avicii - Levels is a song from heaven. I just wanna know how DubStep didn't make the list.49 Comments
Man, there are too many metal fans on this sight. These days metal hardly prospers in the Industry (which in truth is a sad thing). HIP HOP, though it is still in early stages, has become a sort of new ROCK because ROCK at its time was a voice against the world and something totally unique. Now rock is a LEGENDARY genre but teens want something that is NEW and REBELLIOUS. It's the same thing as saying that the Beatles came, got attention and are now legends... In the same way guys like Eminem have come and to get attention and become LEGENDS.
Literally everyone listens to this and no one listens to rock anymore, just face it: Rock is dead
Hate it... - PinkF
Eminem and drake always a repeated name19 Comments
This should be higher on the list. So many teen girls are obsessed with Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Dove Cameron, Shawn Mendez, Taylor Swift, etc. Literally every idiot teen girl is obsessed with this genre along with mainstream rap and hip hop. I am a classical music fan. I even am playing the violin.
I like pop rock
I doubt it, usually it's just them wearing Nirvana T-Shirts or them listening to SLTS. - Soulstealer
Awesome and I don't hate it
Grunge is easily my favourite genre of music, and way better then dubstep (which I don't actually consider music). And this is coming from a teen.
Grunge was exactly the thing I was listening to when I was in high school, and then I moved on to more metal music. - NuMetalManiak7 Comments
This genre is limitless leaving the artists to really lash out and show the world how creative and how insane they are. The problem is that most people don't understand it and they really don't want to. Also the fact that for more people the only dubstep in the world is made by Skrillex sickens me and makes them forever unable to understand this amazing genre.
A lot of people don't accept this genre of music yet because it is so different from everything else. But that's what they said about heavy rock 50 years ago, so I think with time dubstep will grow in popularity. Also, there are many cool styles, such as chill step, which is more relaxing and quiet, and more heavy brostep.
Music is what makes people pumped up or relax and dubstep is that genres that makes people pumped up but only those who enjoy it like drops because it makes them in the mood for it. Every sound in that sequence makes sense to people who truly enjoy this genres
People say it's just noise and requires no skill. When really it requires just as much skill as others. And it annoys me that people only mention skrillex. He's not the only one. I LOVE DUBSTEP. It's the best music ever. My opinion so back off22 Comments
Most of the people here still don't know what screamo actually is lol uwu - xEliHbkx
Okay I love emo/ screamo bands and the music style. And to the anonymous person who said and I quote " look at me guys I'm so edgy"
We don't listen to this music because we think it makes us seem edgy. ( I mean true I'm a CreepyPasta fan( the good kind not the kind that are attracted to them) but I still don't listen to it because I think it makes me seem edgy or insane. I listen to it because the genre has helped me through a lot in my life ) Just because you're anonymous doesn't give you the right to make fun of a genre and the people that listen to it
When I saw screamo I was so happy! I love the heavy screamo stuff! Metal, alternative and screamo are a part of me and forever will be and I agree why does everybody hate on screamo? If you don't like it, you don't need to rub in our faces (our faces being screamo fandom's faces)
Screamo helps people get through life. I don't understand why people think we are so different for listening to it. one of my favorite bands Of Mice &Men has really helped me. Don't hate.13 Comments
I don't actually think many teens listen to real emo. They listen to Emo-Pop not Emo. - Soulstealer
Guys, My Chemical Romance IS NOT EMO! Just because emos like them doesn't mean it's emo! - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy
My Chemical Romance. Enough said.
Bands like My Chemical Romance and Fall Out Boy fall squarely into the realm of emo-pop, whereas bands like American Football are pure emo.
If you liked My Chemical Romance, you should check out Gerard's solo album, Hesitant Alien (no shows, and action car are my favorites)5 Comments
Thrash Metal is amazing. The songs are fast paced and creative. In my opinion pop, hip-hop and rap is garbage. Thrash Metal is just pure creativity and skill. My friend introduced me to Thrash metal and I'm so glad he did
Megadeth, Metalica, Anthrax, Death Angel, Testament, Annihilator, Slayer, Exodus, Overkill...well you get the point
Thrash almost in best 10 again. I think it's because most of teens haven't ever heard about it -,-
Am I the only one in this generation who likes Thrash Metal?10 Comments
Even with the language barrier for some fans, the song reaches out to you, not by lyrics but by the melody and the tone of all of the artists' voices and you can literally hear the emotion in their voices.
K pop fan right here everyday all dayyy wooo wooo!
From SNSD to 2NE1 to Miss A. They are all amazing! It doesn't matter what language its in. It's the music that matters. The feel of it and the beat. That is real music.13 Comments
Pop punk, punk and skate punk is the same. Blink 182 is the best band ever but guys in my school don't know who the hell blink 182 is, which sucks. They don't even try to listen but just consider it bad because it's not popular. Pop is popular nowadays, everyone listen to it because it's just popular. But I have listened to almost every genre and I like metal, rock all those sort of genres.
Blink-182 were extremely popular in their heyday, particularly with pre-teens & teenagers.
While the only good pop punk band is green day :I - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva
WHAT THE HELL? I can't believe that this wasn't even on the list! Pop Punk is aimed at and appeals more to teens than most genres here!
Pop without a little complex formations sucks! Sometimes, people ask: "Who the hell Green Day & Blink 182 are? " Stupid people are never gonna recognize legends, the godfathers of Pop-Punk...8 Comments
I have grown up with this music so its one of my favorites but the new pop music is also my favorite I love singing alone with it
I'm Filipino, and live in Hong Kong, so why is more than half of what I listen to country? Well, my taste was probably somewhat influenced by rock and alternative (from my dad), and one of my family's helpers was a pop music freak, and started showing me all these pop songs. Maybe it's just me, but I think modern country music is somewhere in between pop and rock. Maybe it was also because I was introduced to Taylor Swift (who unfortunately went pop in 2014), and I like how the genre tends to use real instruments (instead of a synthesizer and a drum machine like much of the pop/Kpop stuff my classmates listen to), but I dunno, I just somehow learned to like the genre. I also like pop-rock, as in, the stuff from the 2000s (today's pop-rock is just too synthesized and experimental for my tastes).
Country music is the best genres of music ever! There are so many amazing country singers out there. Johnny Cash, George Strait, Alan Jackson and Easton Corbin, and new people like Carrie Underwood and Josh Turner - they are all wonderful! And they have real talent.
This is the only genre I don't like because not too many people are as country as Johnny Cash. - MusicalPony
Country is the best! Scotty McCreery and Hunter Hayes are my top favorite! (: but all country music is good! I mean some of today's music is good and all but country is by far the ultimate best don't you think?23 Comments
I love R&B. It relaxes my soul.
Dope, melodic and has to be the coolest
R&b is the bestt!
Rnb back in the 90's had soul like jodeci. Dru hill list of great rnb artist r kelly. Boyz 2 men. Keith sweat. Swv. TLC. Tevin Campbell and the list go on continue reading...1 Comment
One of my favorite music genres
The Clash, Green Day, the Misfits, AFI, etc. and all are great - xEliHbkx
I'm the son of rage and love, The Jesus of Suburbia!
Sex pistols 'enough said
Green Day All The Way12 Comments
It's my favourite genre - PinkF
Progressive rock should be on this list, the genre is known for mixing in genres like jazz and classical into rock. The songs are often longer, Yes, Genesis, Jethro Tull, Magma, and King Crimson are some examples.
I actually don't know any teens besides people on this site that listen to Progressive Rock. It's a good genre, and has lots of complexity and long instrumentals into it. Just listen to Pink Floyd, Genesis, or King Crimson, and you will want this to be much higher than it is.
Just listen to Tool's Lateralus album and you will want to vote this... - Jetticus126 Comments
Why is indie down here I know loooads of people that like indie
Best music to relax
Very nice music
Classical music is the most underrated kind of music in the youths' world.
Most teenagers don't seem to understand the meaning of classical music. They think it's boring and complex for there's nothing to indicate what the composition is about except for the title, which sometimes also represent far too little information on what the piece is about.
But that is the beauty of it. Each person after listening to a classical piece will form their own opinions and thoughts about the music. Such of an example is whenever I listen to Moonlight Sonata 1st movement, my mood reaches sky high.
Another problem is that the kids that like classical music are regarded by their peers as trying to sound cool or being boring. How I hate those mindless idiots. They should learn to respect others.
I hope whoever reads this will give a vote for classical genre.
I'm 18. I'm heavy into music, all kinds, but classical works of great beauty and meaning are number one with me. After listening to everything, I've come to agree with the late Maestro Andres Segovia, that "the only real music, is beautiful music". I have come to feel that most of the other genres are mostly crap created from other crap from the past. Rap has been popular, but is not real music. It's just an artform that came out of prison culture / ghetto poverty and the lack of being able to actually sing. Kanye West says it's the rock of the future, but I think rap is dying, simply because more teens are smarter and more sensitive to real, great music these days. But, as always, crap minds will listen to... Crap. no matter what time in space. Not rocket science. The most intelligent and awesome people I know are into like Ralph Vaughn Williams, JS Bach, Debussy, and similar profound works of real music. The only other genre I have respect for is someone truly unique.. Like Burt ...more
This is where the real beauty is, the classical music. The classical music is contemporary as it has been used in soundtracks. Sometimes the soundtracks are created I itating the classical style. You all love movies, don’t you?12 Comments
Teens on Reddit, 4Chan, Cheezburger, all love Vaporwave. Vaporwave's the new genre everybody loves! Soon it will replace all annoying overrated pop music, I just know it
Are you nuts?! Teens are not even close to blues... Blues is a profound genre that our parents and also people who are listening to good music love it. I really love blues and I'm a teen but I tall you you wont ever find a teen who is the biggest fan. - poisonforever
I like the blues and I'm 14. I even know Robert Johnson and the fact that Rock was influenced by blues! - MusicalPony
You can't get anything with more feeling and soul than this kind of music. It's Great.
I don't think so. Most teenagers don't listen to blues. Even if they do, its mostly blues rock. - zxm
Sadly, I have to agree. Speaking from personal experience, most kids weren't aware of the blues or its existence. A shame, really... - Gg2000
Love blues. Founder of Rock N' Roll.1 Comment
I love this music genre. It's sad to see that, so far, I have not come across anyone in my school who is aware of the existence of indie rock. Most people adore K-pop, English pop or punk (emo is a very sensitive word so I won't mention it). It would be wonderful if everyone can come together and appreciate all sorts of music.
Gimme Indie Rock-Sebadoh, not necessarily a song that I enjoy, but it definitely has its place in the world of alternative/indie rock. It details the struggle to want to hear that hard driving, heavy hitting, heart pounding guitar that only rock music can provide.
The musicians hate major labels because their music is not good enough to get signed to one. An endless pit of carbon copies of great bands, but with far inferior instrumentation and sound quality.
I love indie rock! It is by far my favorite.
This list is bizarre.
Am I the only one that listens to this genre
Nothing is better than listening to some good ol' German tunes from the '70s and having no one in high school with the same taste.
Ahh 50's jazz.
I mainly like that jazz is played with real instruments over synthesizers, but I also love the feeling and soul that artists like John Coltrane and Bill Evans put into their work.
You don't have to read music sometimes and Jazz made other genres with advanced techniques
How can this be so low.
Terrible... - PinkF
Best music genre out there, fills you up with emotion & it's just so full of energy. Everyone should give hardstyle a chance, it could change their life just how it changed mine.
The best type of music, the buildups are amazing, and when that raw kick starts pumping it just takes over control
Best music there is. No doubts3 Comments
I love hardcore punk
80s disco isn't bad... - PinkF
Disco dancing is the only dancing style that looks cool. There's nothing any sexier than a good looking lady disco dancing with a partner who also knows how to dance.
Dubstep and disco are such awesome genres of music.
J-Pop needs more love!
J-pop is very diverse, which can range from the really cute & sugary to weird, wild, fun, sexy, edgy, etc. styles. I personally like k-pop more, but j-pop is amazing as well, too. Some really good artists include Arashi, Ayumi Hamasaki, E-girls, Generations, AKB48, Morning Musume, Perfume, EXILE, etc. Go check J-pop out, and you won't regret it ;).
People, I think the J-pop lovers need a chance. D:
M it's a trending genre in my high school
King of reggae is Bob Marley one of the greatest of all time
Why is this here. Reggae is such a deep and vibrant jam. Its time for reggae to rise up.
Indie music is probably the most patriotic, and loved music in my school. It shows people's love for country and can be used for competitiveness. I see the top 5 of this list and get sad. What has music come to? Apparently, all you have to do to get views is play loud music and sing out of tune. I don't mean to hate but seriously, what happened to all the country music. It's an excellent type of music, and should in my opinion be heard more around the world.
I'm so hipster! ' lolololol
THE 1975 I LOVE THEM AND THEY ARE SO RELAETABLE ( teens only)
Like the death metal of ambient music
Punk bands that are Christian.
I love it
This is what got me into metal. YNGWIE MALMSTEEN FOREVER!
Is the most listen genre in latin america specially in Puerto Rico
I really love it! It's very popular here in Argentina.
This wasnt even on the list yet. Not cool, this genre gave us many great bands, some bad ones, but many great.
Needs to be higher. Why is so many teens like this borefest of a genre. At least country music feels like music. - truespongebobfan
@truespongebobfan, Modern country music sucks, Old country is real country. Also teens don't listen to techno, they listen to dubstep, complextro, big room, like that.
I love Techno! :D
Related ListsTop 10 Movie Genres That Teens Like Top Ten Music Genres You Would Also Like If You Love Blues Top Ten Music Genres that Do Not Exist that are Combinations of Other Music Genres that You Would Not Like to Hear Music Artists I Like From Genres I Don't Like Top 10 Musical Artists People Usually Like Despite Hating Their Genres
8 years, 282 days old
Top Remixes (17)
3. Thrash Metal
View All 17