Top Ten Most Popular Music Genre on TheTopTens


The Top Ten

1 Rock 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.

Who DOESN'T like rock? - Britgirl

Rock music Rocks my world! Hard rock, Rock, Classic Rock, Alternative Rock even Pop/Rock I love Rock Music! - Curti2594

Rock 'n roll, baby! - Delgia2k

Probably my most favorite genre of all time. Thousand Foot Krutch, Metallica, P! Nk, The Script. - kontrahinsunu

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2 Metal

Lots of users don't like this fact though... - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

You can't go on this site without seeing a list or comment about Metal. - Userguy44

True. There are lots of metalheads on this site. - Misfire

I've found an appreciation for it. I guess it must have been lurking somewhere in the depths of me.. - Britgirl

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3 Pop

Most popular genre to hate on, that's for sure. - Zach808

I love pop music and taylor and 1D - 0744rose

Eew just no taylor or 1D and we will be fine

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.

Punks not dead, 'enough said

5 Hip-hop

Hip-Hop is a culture. - Userguy44

I would say most overhated on this site, to be honest. - SwagFlicks

It's ok

6 R&B
7 Alternative Alternative 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.
8 Jazz Jazz

The trumpets, the saxophone and VOCAL, DUH! - kontrahinsunu

I love jazz. I may have mentioned it once or twice. Maybe three...
Did I tell you I love Jazz...? - Britgirl

Jazz is a genre I respect a lot because it takes talent. Jazz and metal have several things in common: both are among the genres with the most complex music, both put a great emphasis on musicianship and technical aspects of the performance, i.e. how difficult it is to play a solo or do the vocals. Not only metal but also jazz offers some amazing guitar work. Several metal guitarists often use jazz tunes and techniques in their solos. And last but not least, even though metal is very popular on this site, jazz and metal are not very popular in general, compared to pop and hip-hop/rap. - Metal_Treasure

9 Indie
10 Trance

The Contenders

11 Grunge Grunge Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock and a subculture that emerged during the mid-1980s.
12 Country
13 Folk
14 Rap
15 Classical
16 EDM
17 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.
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