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

Did u guys noticed Steve jobs was a big fan of beatles and bob dylan which are rockers.
Rock is for outgoing n creative people.

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.

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!

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

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.

I'm a rock fan but I am not immature.But yes sometimes rock fans can be immature but so can pop and rap fans. Also I like Electronic music better than rock or pop and rap.

Whenever I see a rock fan complaining about how pop and rap music "sucks", I can't help but imagine a crying baby.

3 Rock songs don't have rapping

Good thing most of them don't. Like can you imagine The Beatles rapping in their songs? Or Guns N' Roses releasing a rap album? LMAO.

This list is so stupid, There is rapping in some of Linkin park's songs. But the rapping in their songs actually sounds really good. R.I.P. Chester Bennington it's so sad that he killed himself, and also R.I.P. Chris Cornell.

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.

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

4 Guitar solos suck

The person who created this list thinks that Barney The Dinosaur rocks. No wonder this list is horrible. Everyone I know loves guitar solos. Even rap lovers.

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.

Guitar solos are one of the hardest things in music. Playing 25-30 chords isn't an easy thing. I don't know if this item is troll or not. but there is a huge variation of guitar solos. guitar solos can be slow and fast both. like november rain's guitar solo is slow and beautiful while avenged sevenfold's afterlife guitar solo is fast and aggressive.

All they're doing is just hitting a bunch of random notes at high speed. Rappers and popstars don't waste their time with stupid guitar solos.

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.

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.

Rock bands have stupid names like Led Zeppelin, Metallica, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, and the worst one of all, the Beatles (Why would you name your band after a bug). Musicians like Lil Wayne and Drake have good 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.

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)

6 Better singing voices

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.

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.

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

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

7 Anyone can pluck strings, or whack a drum

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

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

8 Rock music doesn't require talent

This list has to be a joke. I am actually laughing at how terrible this list is lol. I'm also happy to see all the hate that this list is getting.

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!

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!

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.

9 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).

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

I'm not a dancing fan and proud.

10 More fun to listen to

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.

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

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

The Contenders

11 Pop and rap are more popular

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.

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.

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

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

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!

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.

I love rock and this had my dying! LMAO very valid make it numer 1. This is a fact and has nothing to do with your opinion.

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.

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

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

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

14 Rap is very creative

Rapping about weed is not creative.

Rap is more creative

15 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.

At least the beats in pop music and rap music are catchy and keep rhythm, while rock drummers just play drums as fast as they can, which is stupid.

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

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

16 Better subject matter
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.

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

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

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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