Top Ten Music Genres with the Most Heart

Britgirl

The Top Ten

1 Blues Blues Blues is a music genre and musical form originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States around the end of the 19th century.

Agreed completely! Once I read about it. Blues musicians were very sad, depressed about their lives. That's why they created the sad songs, emotional songs. Those old blues guitar licks are prime example of it. - zxm

I believe it was Eric Clapton who said: "Some people find the Blues depressing. I find the opposite. It rescued me..."
I totally get what he means by that. Blues has so much heart, soul and truth. These artists wore their heart on their sleeves and sang about their lives and experiences with so much passion and honesty The Blues doesn't have any old nonsensical lyrics to music like you find with some genres - Blues lyrics have real feeling and meaning; it's an emotional projection of their heart and soul to yours. So please tell me, in what way is that "depressing"? - Britgirl

Inc. Blues-Rock.
Blues is about real peoples' real lives, issues, struggles, real emotions. It's passionate, soulful, extremely emotive and does indeed have a whole lot of heart. And I've taken it into mine. - Britgirl

"Agreed completely. Once I read about it. Blues musicians were very sad, depressed about their lives." This is what happens with armchair expertise. Some people "read about it." Some people have actually lived it. While some noted blues musicians were chronically depressed, most are not. Blues is the OUTLET for such emotions. Beyond that, not all blues is depressing, regardless of anyone's fundamental misunderstanding of the genre. Be-bop, boogie, boogie-woogie, rock 'n' roll (not to be confused with "rock," except sometimes) are all blues, and are generally quite energizing and uplifting. Try living an experience before presuming to inform others about it.

2 Jazz Jazz
3 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.

I vote for rock because it has a lot of heart and it can get your heart pumping and feeling emotions! - Curti2594

4 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.
5 Country
6 Gospel
7 Classical Classical
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.
9 Opera
10 Folk

The Contenders

11 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 ...read more.

Sure. If your only emotions are hate, anger and angst.

12 Hip Hop
13 Country-Rock

Which I have grown extremely fond of. - Britgirl

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