Top Ten Most Popular Music Genre on TheTopTens

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The Top Ten

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

Who DOESN'T like rock? - Britgirl

Rock 'n roll, baby! - Delgia2k

Metal is good.I love it.especially heavy metal. But nothing could beat rock - zxm

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2 Metal

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

Back in the good ol' days! It's lost a lot of steam on this website recently, but this always used to be the dominant genre. And it was really fun when it was. - Songsta41

It's never late Britgirl. Sir Christopher Lee, the legendary actor, discovered metal music in his late 80s, became a metalhead and even recorded metal albums at 90. He said “Metal is a way of life. I’ve been metal for many years … only I did not know about it. I associate heavy metal with fantasy because of the tremendous power that metal music delivers… I'm a metal singer now." - Metal_Treasure

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 ...read more.

Punks not dead, 'enough said

5 Hip-hop

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 Trance
10 Indie

The Contenders

11 Country
12 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.
13 Folk
14 Rap
15 Classical
16 EDM
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