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. - 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

Lyrics in poetry books are the real creativity and those were born before Rap or Pop. Just because you sing your " poetry " at some beat doesn't make you Original. Rock from the fifties till now have told in their lyrics every topic possible. Just because your so-called " creative lyrics " sounds like poetrybooks doesn't mean that the music is better.

Hey there's a reason my favorite type of rock is "pop" rock. - ProPanda

Look up the lyrics to Gucci Gang

I Rest my case

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2 Rock fans are immature

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

When I see a Barney fan watching Barney I can't help but imagine a crying baby - TwilightKitsune

Me too. Whenever I see a Disney fan watching Liv and Maddie, I can't help but imagine a crying baby. - TheYoshiPyro64

Kinda true but not all rock fans though.-LitSavage

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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

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4 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

Like you.

One of the main pionts of punk rock is not having guitar solos(they still have guitar breaks, but no solos) - RecklessGreed

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5 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.

Being completely honest, I'd rather listen to an artist called 2 Chainz than the Beatles, without having any previously known knowledge about either. - ProPanda

This one... I can't even. What? BEtter stage names? I'm almost about to laugh - AnonymousChick

BTDR actually has a good point here - ProPanda

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6 Rock music doesn't require talent

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

Yeah right. Pop is what doesn't require talent. In a lot of artist's case, someone else writes the song, other people make up the music and then the "singer" is autotuned. Pop artists aren't musicians, rock artists are - LMackenzie722

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7 Pop and Rap have more annoying fans

Oh look. Now people are trolling the troll. - Powerfulgirl10

Whoever got away with this is AWESOME - Neonco31

Lol people trolling the troll - BorisRule

Rock fans can get annoying sometimes. - AlphaQ

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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. - AnonymousChick

Rock singers like like Robert Plant, Steven Tyler, Phil Collins, Jim Morrison, Axl Rose, Vince Neil, and Freddie Mercury have weird singing voices. At least singers/rappers like Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, and Drake actually sound good. - BarneyTheDinosaurRocks

9 Pop and rap are more popular

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.

Based on statistics yes

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10 Rock music has terrible beats

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.

Incorrect. Plain old Incorrect - AnonymousChick

I love Pop and Rock equally. - TwilightKitsune

In the name of Sensei Wu from Lego Ninjago: FEEBLE AND INCORRECT! - BorisRule

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The Contenders

11 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

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

You noobs,electronic music is better than these 3 genres.Ok seriously,I like rock and rap in fact I don't know which is better and I consider pop as mediocre but electronic is the best.Truth hurts(Actually it's my opinion but whatever)-TheCoolGuy1

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12 Rock is dead, get over it

Rock is pretty much alive, especially metal. - Metal_Treasure

Guys, don't you know I was joking, rock is nowhere near dead. Rap is dead and pop is also. - jack2244

I wouldn't say that, but I see where you're coming from - ProPanda

Just because your crap like cardi b and snoop dogg is mainstream these days doesn't mean rock music is dead. Rock was the big thing from elvis and beatles all the way up to the 90s with nirvana. There are plenty of rock bands still going strong today such as U2, The Killers, Foo Fighters, and Radiohead and many more

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13 Rock Music has nothing to do with real rocks

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

Only valid reason on this list

Only voting so I can comment on other reasons. - Metarock

But, pop has nothing to do with popcorn

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14 Rap has better beats

Its mostly smoothand cool

15 Rock music doesn't have Run The Jewels (for rap) or CHVRCHES (for pop)

This is very true. - ProPanda

16 Pop and Rap artists don't care about their fans or music, but the money instead

Proof? And did you see what the Disturbed singer did to a fan? Creed's actions in general? Now look at Selena Gomez and Adele who help charities and kids be better people. - ProPanda

Did you see Five Finger Death Punch stop a whole concert to help someone who got hurt in the mosh pit? The guitarist dropped his guitar, which I think broke, to help calm the person until they get there. I know some bands in which one of the members got hurt but still made it to the concert! Justin Bieber decided to show up 2 HOURS late because of a broken toe. I mean really. Oh and David apologized to that fan that was called out for texting during the whole show! - lonewolfe12345

Uh...That means pop and rap musicians are better marketers and businessmen/women than rock music producers. Boom, shot yourself in the face - styLIShT

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Top Remixes (5)

1. Rock songs don't have rapping
2. Better singing voices
3. Rap has better beats
1. Rock fans are immature
2. Rock music doesn't have Run The Jewels (for rap) or CHVRCHES (for pop)
3. More fun to listen to
1. Rock fans are immature
2. More fun to listen to
3. Better singing voices

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