Reasons Rock is Better Than Pop and Rap

The Top Ten

1 Rock actually has good lyrics, while pop and rap have trash lyrics

Stairway to Heaven and Bohemian Rhapsody have better lyrics than Anaconda and Baby.

And you cite those songs as bad while rock has trash such as Nickelback, Creed, among others? No genre is perfect, but you're just being ignorant. - SwagFlicks

Some rap has some fantastic lyrics. - BeatlesFan1964

Compare Would? and Stargazer to Stimulated and Beez In The Trap. Now which songs are better lyrically? - Lucretia

Pop and Rap lyrics are just "I got to big butt my big (x3) I poopy doopy woo (x4) I butt the big butt now (x4) I got my butt on my poo". Rock lyrics are more meaningful.

2 Pop and rap fans are more immature than rock fans

Oh right, because the pop and rap fans are the ones that comment on every song ever and talk about how their music taste is superior to that of everyone else's based on the genre of music they listen to. CLEARLY. - DCfnaf

As long as I've been on this site, I'd say that rock and metal fans are more immature because of the ridiculous amount of pop and rap music hate lists that flood the site - Mcgillacuddy

Whenever I see a Pop or Rap fan going around saying they like music, I think of a whiny fetus.

I love rock music, but I'm starting to disagree with this, because I've come across a lot of rock/metal fans bashing on other people who don't like what they like.

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3 Pop and rap don't have guitar solos, but rock does

These days pop and rap doesn't even have guitars at all. - AnonymousChick

Because Guitar Solos are good.

Hnng durr. And rock doesn't have people rapping. - DCfnaf

4 Rock songs don't have rapping

There's an entire genre of rock infused with rap, and ill add its pretty good.

Well Red Hot Chili Peppers rap as well as Rage Against The Machine and others. - Jefftt

Really? I thought that they did! Wow, what great reasoning! - DCfnaf

Doesn't linkin park rap - AnonymousChick

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5 Rock has better band/stage names than pop and rap

You telling me names like Eminem, Gorillaz, Gnarls Barkley, Outkast, and De La Soul aren't cool enough for ya?

Explain your reasoning - ProPanda

So Gorillaz, Twenty One Pilots, Eminem, Fall Out Boy, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, 2Pac, etc. don't have good names? - DCfnaf

50 Cent, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Dr Dre, Shorty Shi-
They all better than damn Nickleback - AlphaQ

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6 Rock can be both loud and soft

So you're saying that "Irvine" by Kelly Clarkson and "Hello" by Adele are extremely loud songs? - DCfnaf

So as Rap. Eminem is loud and Drake is soft. We even? - AlphaQ

7 Pop and rap musicians have no talent, rock musicians have a lot of it

Especially Progressive Rock bands like Rush and King Crimson.

Well, let's be honest here. SOME pop/rap people have talent. Look at eminem - AnonymousChick

Right, because Kelly Clarkson has no talent and Creed has talent. *Rolls Eyes* - DCfnaf

Either way, define Talentless and how pop/rap musicians lack it. - ProPanda

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8 Rock musicians work hard to learn instruments

Indeed they do, Rock Stars practice a lot to play their instruments and get better at them when they perform live or if their making a new album. Pop stars just sing with auto tune to a stolen drum beat that's it. - BoredJeff02

While most of this list is untrue garbage, I agree with this item. Because rock (where instruments are concerned) is more technical, it makes people want to replicate it. I've never heard anyone state that they want to be the guitarist for Britney Spears. - IronSabbathPriest

Pop musicians work pretty hard as well. It takes a while to get a melody, enhance vocals, make a beat, put it all together, nail performances through choreography. It's some hard stuff. - ProPanda

To reiterate on my last point, I just think rock inspires more musicians outside of vocalists. There's a two sided debate as to whether programming music can count as musicianship, or just programming. You're definitely making music at the end of the day. I know there's nothing wrong with it, I use Logic and Cubase all the time to create random compositions. Drum triggers and whatnot are used all the time in metal. I know it is a challenge to make music either way you choose.

Use autotune if you want, I don't care. If it'll encourage you to improve then go for it. - IronSabbathPriest

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9 Rock singers are better than pop and rap singers

Agreed I'd rather hear Steve Perry then The Weeknd or Drake. - BoredJeff02

Disagreed I'd rather hear The Weeknd and Drake then Steve Perry - AlphaQ

Freddie Mercury, Robert Plant, Axl Rose, Bon Scott, and that also includes metal singers like Ronnie James Dio.

I heard this one pop song once and I wanted to tear off my ears. - AnonymousChick

Depends really. - DCfnaf

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10 The best rock songs are still around today after 40 years while pop and rap are 2-3 years at most

"Uptown Funk", "Billie Jean", "Rolling in the Deep", "Happy", "On the Floor", and other pop songs are still around ya know... - DCfnaf

Well, didn't rock come before rap and pop?

Jackson, Goo Goo Dolls, Coldplay I still hear on my radio. - ProPanda

@ProPanda, (I am not saying that rock is better than pop and rap), Goo Goo dolls and Coldplay are rock bands too.both of them are alternative pop, which is a combination of alternative rock and pop, so they are a part of rock music. - zxm

I am not saying rock is better than rap and pop. I am just saying these bands are rock bands more than pop bands - zxm

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The Contenders

11 Pop and rap have more annoying fans

All genre have bad fans. All genres have good fans, okay? - AnonymousChick

Rock fans are pretentious, snobby, and condescending. - RecklessGreed

Rap fans? White kids pretending to be poets with a " black ghetto " attitude.

No they aren't, unless you count people like you, who always preach about how objectively better rock is

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12 Rock is unique
13 Rock has lots of sub-genres

You got Pop Rock, Soft Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Hard Rock, Prog Rock, Blues Rock, Southern Rock and much more.

Um, so does pop/rap.

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15 Rock music has better, more creative beats than pop and rap

Listen to Surfin Bird by The Beach Boys and you get crap beats. Listen to Stylo by Gorillaz and you'll actually get something good. See? I can cherry pick too!

Surfing bird is a song recorded by " The Trashmen ", not by " The Beach boys ".

Listen to Nicki Minaj's stupid hoe and you will see a bunch of crap beats. Listen to AC/DC's Back in Black and you actually get something pretty good.

16 Some of the best selling artists of all time played rock music

The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd have are all in the top 10 for most records sold.

And rap and pop. Eminem and Taylor Swift are better and sell more than Led Zeppelin and Linkin Park - AlphaQ

This applys to both rock and pop. I don't see how it is an augrement - RecklessGreed

17 Rock singers don't use auto tune

And auto tune doesn't make you talented. The only reason pop songs use auto tune is because they can't sing so they use this to hide their real voice making them sound fake. With rock singers they actually sing and don't need to hide how they actually sing. - BoredJeff02

I am a fan of rock but I beg to differ on this one - Jonerman

That's not true, and autotune dosen't define talent! - ProPanda

Anyone that uses auto tune in a song can't sing. If you can't sing then you don't have singing talent hence why a lot of modern wannabe pop stars use it. - BoredJeff02

18 Rock songs don't get old

Straight Outta Compton is still nice to hear and it's an 80s rap song - AlphaQ

19 Rock has good guitar riffs
20 Rock is inspirational

Eminem is inspirational - AlphaQ

Yes. Whenever I hear phrases like "FACK FACK FACK" it really aspires me to stay in school and become a better person. - ProPanda

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