Reasons Pop and Rap are Better Than Rock

Here are the reasons why rap and pop music is better than stupid old rock music.

The Top Ten

1 Lyrics are actually creative

Most modern Pop singers have lyrics talking about love, sex, and breakups and they are not very creative in talking in those subjects. - Soulstealer

Lil Pump is the perfect example of this CAUSE HE IS A GOD! - LilPumpTheGod

This list makes me want to leave this site. Because of the people being rustled AND the people loving this bland troll. People need to buck their ideas up or else this site is gonna become nothing more than a playground for trolls and their fans... and no one falling for them. - IronSabbathPriest

More users got rustled with other trolls. Like Jbl for example. Even I got rustled by her. Not as badly as others did though. - IronSabbathPriest

Queen, metallica, beatles, iron maiden, ac/dc, pink floyd. Have you even heard those bands? I was into the music industry for a long time until I stopped in about 2016 or 17 because music is so terrible now that I have been having problems about annoyance! PLEASE STOP WITH THE HATE! - LightningStrike

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2 Rock fans are immature

Pop fans are immature - Soulstealer

True with Rock Fans who say "You have been brainwashed by the media" "You force it down our throats" "Phase" "Ruined the music industry" "Not real music" bash singers, groups for any mistakes they made (If the singer or group was angry at a fan)

This is actually a pretty good point. Some rock fans pretty much bash other genres based on a couple of people in the mainstream. Like, if you go to the underground, you will find some better rap & pop music. If you're a rock fan and you don't do that, cheers to you. - djpenquin999

Is it because they didn't make lists like these "Reasons Why Breadwinners is Better Than Pink Floyd" comparing a cartoon with a band - zxm

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3 Rock songs don't have rapping

What about Rock Rap? - Oliversky

Well Pop songs don't have rapping either. - Soulstealer

Rap Rock - Oliversky

You think this is a bad thing? Thank God most of the rock songs don't have rapping. - Metal_Treasure

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4 Better stage names

Really? As soon as someone's stage name starts with "Lil", you know he's a rapper. - WheresMyGuitarPick

Oh please, Lil this, Big that... come on! - Metal_Treasure

Tupac is legendary but the rest (rappers) I agree with. Those are cool names and a lot better than the rappers mentioned (except for Tupac)

Let’s compare The Rolling Stones to 6ix9ine. See, what do you think? - JoeBoi

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5 Guitar solos suck

What makes you think that? There's space here. - LightningStrike

There are guitar solos longer than 1 minute. And it doesn't matter. A metal or hard rock guitar solo of 2 minutes can be stretched to 10 minutes if played slowly. All it matters how many chords you play. And this takes talent. And it's better if you play those chords faster. - zxm

Hmm Rap and Pop have worse choruses and verses guitar solos however take ACTUAL talent.

No offense, but many songs have solos that last for more than 1 minute. - zxm

Like you.

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6 Rock music doesn't require talent

You don't need talent to mumble

Pop needs way more talent to play and so does rap. - Userguy44

No, Rock Music requires a lot of talent. Musicians who play in prog rock bands like King Crimson and Genesis probably have a lot more talent than musicians who just rap all day long like Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

It requires a lot of talent, vocals, guitar, drums, bass, piano sometimes. WHile pop is autotune and electronic music. - AnonymousChick

I agree that rock needs talent. But pop and electronic do as well. - ProPanda

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7 Anyone can pluck strings, or whack a drum

Well anyone can sing or rap in the microphone if you say that. - Soulstealer

Rock is easy. I've never played an instrument but I've rapper and it's pretty hard.

This is stupid. Have you even tried playing guitar? Seriously! Grow up. And the drums are a different story. Try them before you say stupid things like that.

8 More fun to listen to

Rock is fun to listen to. Each vocal, each guitar solo, each crashing of the drums tells a story of beauty. - AnonymousChick

Rock music would make me fall asleep on the dance floor, but pop music will just make you want to dance like you have never done before. Rap music does the same, but with swag. - BarneyTheDinosaurRocks

Blood on the Dance Floor, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Insane Clown Posse, and 2 Chainz all want to make me puke on my laptop. At least rock has better bands like AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, and Motorhead.

My anaconda don't my anaconda don't... - VFD

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9 Better singing voices

Billy Corgan, Eddie Vedder, Layne Staley, and Chris Cornell have much better voices then most Pop singers ever did.

I know right? Autotune is awesome and it requiers more talent than rock! - Userguy44

Robert Plant, Phil Collins, Jim Morrison, and Freddie Mercury all have good singing voices. Other good singers with excellent singing voices include Rob Halford, Ronnie James Dio, Geddy Lee, and every single Eagles singer.

Most pop and rap singers can't really sing so they use autotune. - JoeBoi

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10 Pop and rap are more popular

Stupidest Reason. - Soulstealer

Popular =/= Good - LightningStrike

I was at camp and bohemian rhapsody played on the radio. It's decades old. Do you hear pop music from 5 years ago on the radio? NOPE. - AnonymousChick

Let’s get this straight. In the 1960s to 1980s, rock was the popular genre. The 1990s and 2000s, I think Rock, Pop and rap were equally popular, but then came the 2010s when Pop became more popular, people started becoming immature by obsessing nonstop over untalented singers that can't sing without autotune. I hope the 2020s is when Rock becomes more popular again. Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, and 6ix9ine just highly suck. - JoeBoi

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The Contenders

11 Rock music has nothing to do with real rocks

Well Pop has nothing to do with soda pop - Soulstealer

LOL, by this logic pop music has nothing to do with real pop corn. I love real pop corn. - Metal_Treasure

But, pop has nothing to do with popcorn

Yeah well rap has nothing to do with wraps - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

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12 You can dance to them

I have heard this one quite a lot. However, Pop and Hip Hop dances are simplistic. Try dancing to Jazz instead (it worked in 1931).

I'm not a dancing fan and proud. - Soulstealer

13 Rock is dead, get over it

If rock is dead, then you're dead to me. - Soulstealer

By the way, Metal is the fastest growing genre. lmao

Get over it? No! We're not taking it! - LightningStrike

It isn't dead. People just need to listen to it again! - Userguy44

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14 Better subject matter
15 Rock music has terrible beats

But is rock bland?... Makes you think - LightningStrike

What the hell. - Userguy44

Incorrect. Plain old Incorrect - AnonymousChick

I agree with the comment of TTT AnonymousChick and the one that responded to her comment is wrong. An opinion is never incorrect? An opinion is " incorrect " when the statement is false or doesn't make sense. Rock has very diverse beats that require real drum skills. Pop and Rap are usually 4/4 beats with no diversity.

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16 Rap is very creative
17 Rap has better beats

Its mostly smoothand cool

18 Better artists

This is very true. - ProPanda

19 Rock is just screaming and yelling

What an ignorant reason and it's not true at all. - Soulstealer

Not all rock is yelling and screaming. Ever listened to Coldplay lol. - Userguy44

20 Pop has more complex beats and more talent
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1. Rock songs don't have rapping
2. Better singing voices
3. Rap has better beats
1. Anyone can pluck strings, or whack a drum
2. Lyrics are actually creative
3. You can dance to them
1. Lyrics are actually creative
2. Guitar solos suck
3. Rock fans are immature

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