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

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

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! - AliBab

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

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 - zxm

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. - Metal_Treasure

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 - BigFatNoob22

4 Better stage names

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

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

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)

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. - 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

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

Like you.

6 Anyone can pluck strings, or whack a drum

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

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

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

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

7 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! - AliBab

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

This is dumb. Rock music does require talent. Before I start I'm not hating because I like rock, rap, pop and soul music(anything but country haha). It's easier becoming a rapper than being a famous rock artist. In rock music you need instruments. Brendon Urie can play like 10 different instruments where as rapper really don't need to play one. Lets not forget about Mariah Carey singing on New Year's Eve and lip singing. In pop you lip sing. All genres require talent especially rock! - booklover24

8 Better singing voices

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

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.

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

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

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. - AnonymousChick

Sorry, but I have a great time listening to rock - SirSheep

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.

10 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

The Contenders

11 Pop and rap are more popular

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

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

It doesn't prove they are better. - Metal_Treasure

But Metal fans are more loyal to their artists and don't care how popular Pop and Rap are.

12 Rock music has nothing to do with real rocks

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

Yes! It's a disgrace to the naturally formed small chunks of earth's crust! You can touch rocks, but can you touch rock music? Ha! - styLIShT

13 Better subject matter
14 Rock is dead, get over it

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 - SirSheep

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

Rock is pretty much alive, especially metal. - Metal_Treasure

15 Rap is very creative

Rap is more creative

16 Rock music has terrible beats

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.

Better than pop and rap's crappy "beets"

I can say the same for recent rap and pop music. - Misfire

17 Rap has better beats

Its mostly smoothand cool

18 Better artists

This is very true. - ProPanda

19 Rock is just screaming and yelling

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

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

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

20 Pop has more complex beats and more talent

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

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