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

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.

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

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

The existence of this entire list forum thingy pisses me off so much. You could not be more wrong.

Rock has better lyrics because Rock is actually creative.

2 Rock fans are immature

I must agree with this as much as I love rock music I don't think it's the best! Well music preference is subjective and so is the best music which to is the obe that fits the best with your personality or the situation! That's why music is so varied to fit everyone according to the taste! To me I like it the best but it doesn't make other genres inferior! It's only my preference!

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.

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)

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

3 Rock songs don't have rapping

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

Um have you heard of nu metal bands like Linkin Park and Rage Against the Machine? They rap quite a bit...

Well their rapping is terrible. The "rapping" in Rage Against the Machine's songs is just annoying yelling. - BarneyTheDinosaurRocks

Happily you don't rap in rock haha, it would make rock as bad as rap

Rock songs don't need rapping because it will become trash

4 Better stage names

Basically, you're comparing artists like Tupac, Drake, Lil Wayne, and 2 Chainz, with bands like Iron Maiden, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Overkill, Judas Priest, Megadeth, Ronnie James Dio, and other rock bands like Rush, Genesis, King Crimson, Jethro Tull, The Who, Aerosmith, and The Rolling Stones, which all have good band names.

Tupac has a good stage name and Drake isn't that bad of a stage name either. Can't say the same for the rest though. - RiverVibeZ

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

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

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)

5 Guitar solos suck

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.

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

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

Like you.

6 Rock music doesn't require talent

Dumbest claim of this section! Why you think rock music is not popular anymore! Because it requires lots of talent! Five main reason why rock music is hard to succeed in! First Good voice which most singers today certainly don't have as many of them require autotuning to sound good! Many of the greatest singers of all time are rock singers Mercury, Mccartney, Lennon, Plant, Presley and so much more! Second it requires playing at least one instrument! Most of them play many instrument! Third It has deep lyrics and great rhythm many of the greatest songs in music history are rock songs! 4 Fourth Creativity, rock music is one of the most progressive and varied genres which makes it special not repetitive! Fifth It requires a great deal of stage presence and energetic performance which makes rock concerts one of the most successful in entertaiment history!

Stupidest thing I've ever heard on this list. Why do you think so many people like rock now, because they got talent.

Pop, rap and rock all require talent - Unnamed Google User Remade

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.

7 Anyone can pluck strings, or whack a drum

Whoever says this has never tried guitar - Unnamed Google User Remade

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

I play guitar, and it's REALLY hard. I suggest that you try it

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

8 Better singing voices

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.

If you count autotune as singing, you're still wrong.

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!

9 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.

Sorry, but I have a great time listening to rock

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.

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.

10 You can dance to them

You can dance to any kind of music. I hope you realize that rock will change your life.

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.

The Contenders

11 Pop and rap are more popular

Of course only people care about popular stuff. They don't even try out the new stuff. They only like what other people like.

Yeah, I've heard that Justin Bieber has been all the rage lately

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.

It doesn't prove they are better.

12 Rock music has nothing to do with real rocks

It's emotion bonehead, and pop is not about popping balloons and rap is not about wrapping gifts.

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

But, pop has nothing to do with popcorn

Yeah well rap has nothing to do with wraps

13 Rock is dead, get over it

Go die in a hole then everyone will get over it and delete this list. This listed is the stupidest thing I've ever seen in my life.

This list is an abomination, made by a 12 year old who lives an empty life on TikTok

Volbeat just came out with a new album. They are still shows that sell out. I will keep rock alive if I have to, but luckily there are millions more who will help me

If rock is dead then it is a classic and rap will be dead in 2-3 years

14 Better subject matter
15 Rap is very creative

Rapping about weed is not creative.

Rap is more creative

16 Rock music has terrible beats

This person hasn't even listen to rock. If they do they'll figure out that rock is better than pop and rap.

Incorrect. Plain old Incorrect

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.

Better than pop and rap's crappy "beets"

17 Rap has better beats

Its mostly smoothand cool

18 Better artists

Rock actually tries and doesn't do it for the money they do it to show their talent what they got. Pop doesn't even do any that nor does rap.

This is very true.

19 Rock is just screaming and yelling

In that case, all rap is mumbling. Let's not judge by vague stereotypes here.

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

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

That is black metal and death metal. Go suck a butthole.

20 Pop has more complex beats and more talent

Stupidest thing I've ever heard about rock. I bet this person hasn't even listen to rock and just listens to annoying TikToks.

Your calling a guy saying "ay" and "yeah" to a microphone is talent

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