Top Ten Reasons Why Rock Music Is Better Than PopMcKing1003
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So much better than that electronic crap that defines pop "music" - Shake_n_Bake13
In pop you just depend on vocals, which aren't that good in most of pop. In rock you are able to hear amazing guitars, bass and drums and it gives a lot more emotion and it's just more touching.
Yeah that's right.. Not hating on pop music here, they use instruments too. But how often do you see a pop group with 4 dudes rocking the stage out while focusing on the instruments, which is really hard. Rock is already hard to record with all the complex guitar riffs and heavy drumming, let alone doing that stuff live in front of a crowd.
How many popular pop musicians are very good at playing instruments? Barely any. And don't go saying Ed Sheeran is amazing at guitar because all he does for songs is use the same chords but changes the order of them and uses a capo - LMackenzie722V 28 Comments
Some pop singers do write their own songs. However, rock bands write better lyrics most of the time. Listen to Blink-182's I Miss You, that song has amazing lyrics, as well as American Idiot by Green Day. - AnimeDrawer
Okay then, listen to Stay Together For The Kids, Untitled, and Anthem Part 2, these songs have meaning. Plus, Tom DeLonge is a better songwriter than Sia, even though they both are good, listen to his song Secret Crowds by his band Angels And Airwaves. "Watch your words spread hope like fire" is a great lyric. - AnimeDrawer
Adele writes all of her songs. Lady Gaga DEFINITELY writes her own songs, there is no way anyone else could come up with "Rah rah ah ah ah, roma Romama Gaga ooh la la" on their own. Taylor Swift writes her songs about her exes. Katy Perry writes some of her songs. Miley Cyrus definitely wrote "Malibu". The point is that this is a stupid entry. - DCfnaf
That's true. Chad Kroeger helps other artist by contributing on song writing, matter of fact he even helps writing songs in films as well!
Max Martin and Lukas Gottwald wrote most modern pop for the last few years. They’ve written for Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Jessie J, P! nk, Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5, Katy Perry, Ellie Goulding, Robin Thicke, etc. Wether as Nirvanas In Utero album was written entirely by Kurt Cobain, Dave Ghrol and Krist Novosellic.V 2 Comments
Most of pop songs like closer, work, love yourself and other pop songs are the worst and most the worst tracks of the genre today nobody ranks the best metal songs like hardwired by Metallica or dystopia by megadeth they always voting the worst musicians in the world the billboard charts are ruined these days and nobody listens to heavy metal music they think are satanic
No they are absolutely wrong they don't pay attention to the lyrics at all because is not pop song
Who cares what music genre it is they only care those stupid musicians who write songs about sex drugs partying and anything else those songs are satanic you fools.
Pop is messed this genre must self-destruct to listen only metal. Death to all but metal biliebers fans only metal wins no pop
This is a very ignorant comment. I respect your opinion that you don't like pop but have you EVEN BOTHERED to listen to the genre? - AlphaQ
Not all pop today sucks, but many pop songs, yes. I am sick of hearing that house noise on many mainstream songs, it sounds awful. The vocals are so autotuned and the songs are boring. There are little to no emotion in pop songs. The top charts suck, they don't know what music is actually good. Some pop just takes an attractive singer, produced songs for them, they sing with autotune, then they cash in much more money than rock singers. But some pop actually requires musical talent and vocals. - AnimeDrawer
Not all. The most popular songs suck but you can't say that all pop of today sucks.
The beatles were pop back in the day but I agree, most modern pop is bad - LMackenzie722V 18 Comments
Genres of music are not defined by their lyrics. You can not say no pop songs have any motivational lyrics.
Some pop songs have good lyrics, but most if them are about sex and partying. Rock has more variety when it comes to lyrics, and some bands actually make songs that relate to you. - AnimeDrawer
It tells you that everything is not ok but you have to move on, while tells you everything is fine when it's not and rpackers always put something motivational in it while poppers say S. like your mother is better than you.
Rock is for those who actually love music for music.V 12 Comments
Oh my lord, this entry is so stupid. Adele is modern pop and her music is some of the best of the decade. She is the woman who made "Rolling in the Deep", "Set Fire to the Rain", and "Rumor Has It". Lady Gaga is also pop. Say what you want about her costume choices, but she's a fantastic writer, has a great range, and has hit tons of music genres. Pink counts as pop rock and her songs are amazing. Kelly Clarkson is simply amazing. We also have Demi Lovato, Tori Kelly, Bruno Mars, Twenty One Pilots, Fall Out Boy, Rihanna, Sia, and many other amazing artists. Therefore, it is simple bias to call pop musicians untalented. - DCfnaf
Honestly in my opinion Fall Out Boy is more of Alt Rock like Bastille - hugh201
The ultimate demonstration is justin beiber
These days they are mostly lip syncing and using autotune make music. But Rock/Metal are real damn skills. You can see it by how the vocals voice changed
If they don't write their own music and use autotune, they have no talent. Just listen to most rappers without autotune, they sound horrible - LMackenzie722V 17 Comments
Pop is made for a single reason: money. Rock is much more meaningful and emotional.
Oh right, because Adele has no emotion in her songs and only gives a crap about money. Somebody is ignorant. - DCfnaf
I don't see a lot of rock commercials nowadays, but I see plenty of pop advertisements. But I do have to admit, rock at some point was advertised. - AnimeDrawer
Okay, it is MOSTLY corporate (Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus are big examples), but not ALL of it is. Rock was the same thing at one point. - DCfnaf
Hair metal is comercial and very poppy rock and it is bad, but some commercial music is fine,V 4 Comments
The lyrics in rock music are based on REAL feelings the vocolist might have experienced, pop music focused on how a person looks and that their perfect and the people should worship them. The lyrics in pop mean nothing but teaches people that partying, drugs and alcohol are the right moral people should follow.
Real meaning not just "believe in yourself" or "don't let the bullies bother you". - PianoQueen
Adele's song "Hello" is about longing to reconcile with a former lover. Yeah, I'm pretty sure Pop Music can have meaning. - DCfnaf
Everything in pop is about money,sex, girls, etc. Rock can be about childhood, war, trauma so much more than pop will ever be.V 10 Comments
This is so true. Especially with Beliebers and Directioners.
I am a girl, and I am not letting pop brainwash me. The mainstream tries to impress girls by hiring so called "hot" guys to sing in autotune like One Direction and Justin Bieber, and produce annoying songs. I don't even find the guys attractive and honestly those boy pop bands that try to impress girls suck. So many girls in my school are obsessed with Justin Bieber. - AnimeDrawer
Same. I'm also a girl and I listen to rock music while the rest of the girls in my school listen to Justin Bieber and One Direction (and other mainstream pop music). It's hard for me to find good mainstream pop songs while it's so easy to find great rock songs for me. I don't really like pop music because the lyrics are all about love, break ups, fall in love, etc while rock has wide range of lyric themes. - rocketmoon
Everyone is getting brainwashed by Pop! Everyone in my music class doesn't even know Bohemian Rhapsody, Stairway to Heaven, and Smells like teen spirit!
Stairway to Heaven is a satanic song, just listen to it backward. - MalikCampbell
I am a girl and I only hear pop when it has a real meanig. I prefer loud rock and metal music, I also hear Skillet's songs all the time and only in rare occesions jazz or pale pop and electronic music. People like pop because it's popular and say auto-tuner exist so "music" sounds "nice". I like some songs by simple plan, but I prefer real music. I dunno how some girlys like to be called "hot" or "doll'. I think its even more insalting than bein' called dumsell or clumsy.V 22 Comments
All pop fanbases are annoying
Rock fans are not that better, one example? This list. - DaisyandRosalina
Rock and metal actually has a community, people who like it are generally part of the "rock and metal community". Pop doesn't really have a community, there are just people who listen to it - LMackenzie722
Care to disagree?
Rock and Black Metal fanbases are much, MUCH more annoying than Pop Fanbases. - wrests
Did you forget about Adele? Did you forget about Beyoncé? Did you forget about Kelly Clarkson? Did you forget about Fall Out Boy? Did you forget about Twenty One Pilots? - DCfnaf
TOP is repetitive and seems to encourage people to pretend they have depression just so they can feel better about themselves. - naFrovivuS
It does have more feeling and has good guitar solos.
Yup rock music has so much more Feeling. Example is linkin parks castle of glass etc.
To be honest, I enjoy pop! I really do. But this is an item I can agree with. I love these two bands. They have fantastic lyrics, and are certainly better than most modern pop lyrics today. - MontyPython
Hell no you telling me they are gods compared to pop artists like Prince and Michael Jackson? Don't make me laugh - JESUSISKING
Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd stands above all
Kanye West is not a god! Kanye "not the best" West mistakenly thought he himself was Jimi Hendrix who is the real God of not only African Americans but of all music! Rock and Roll is the new rap!
Led Zeppelin no...but Queen yes, especially Freddie Mercury from Queen was a GOD, I would trade any other singer for him.V 14 Comments
People only like the music because it's popular. I like music whether it's popular or not.
People only like these pop singers just because they are well... Popular
This is a site where most users bash pop, and you're telling me that's why I like it? Lol, give me a break. - DCfnaf
People have forgotten about proper music because people listen to what the majority listen to - LMackenzie722V 7 Comments
Rock singers sing with their actual voices on stage. Whats the point of going to a pop concert where singers lip sync most of the time.
Those who listen to pop have hard time coping with reality as almost everything they listen is fake.
Yeah. Why not just instead call pop music "lip music"? Or call pop concerts "lip sync recitals"? - PianoQueen
Pop singers have the worst voices than rock singers
Right because Scott Stapp has a better voice than Adele. Yeah, you guys are full of crap. - DCfnaf
Billie Joe Armstrong, Chester Bennington, Brendon Urie? Sure... Adele is better than all of them. - Portal_Chicken
Some metal singers use autotune but not as much as pop singers - LMackenzie722V 15 Comments
Except for Michael Jackson - yungstirjoey666
Yeah, Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, and George Michael are definitely talentless. - naFrovivuS
I don't even need to say why this is a stupid entry. - DCfnaf
Not necessarily talentless, they got talent, but they rely too much on technology (e.g, autotune) to do so. But then again, not all artists are. Michael Jackson, Prince, Whitney Houston and Bruno Mars are perfect examples.V 5 Comments
Selena Gomez, Britney Spears, and Taylor Swift are perfect examples, but is this every singer? No. Adele and Kelly Clarkson (and I love Adele and Kelly so that's why I keep mentioning them) obviously have nothing to show, both are overweight. They are simply popular for their stunning singing voices and great music. Sure, there are some MALE pop singers like Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes who have bland music but pretty looks, but girls screamed for Paul McCartney when he was younger and singing "Yesterday". Bruno Mars is also young, but does that mean he's talentless and his music sucks? Absolutely not. - DCfnaf
The people at my school think its gross to listen to music made by people over the age of 40. I find it gross how the girls listen to the annoying pop music
YES! one of my friend keeps saying that all these pop people she listens to are hot or something but when I show her the members of the bands I listen to she always has something to say like "ew, he looks so old, how could you listen to an old guy like that" (that was about Beau Bokan of BlessTheFall) or she compares them to her own "okay fine you might think Chris roe-whatever is good or whatever but harry styles is a lot hotter" it's so dumb
So true I can't stand the word or sentence "pop is amazing" no it's not it's terrible because they don't write quality music at allV 4 Comments
St. Anger is still a crappy album and there are MANY Rock and Pop albums that are actually BETTER than that garbage. - DCfnaf
Well, it's better than Midnight Memories, sure, but 4 and Made In The AM are infinitely better, despite both being only decent. - WonkeyDude98
St. Anger isn't even a bad album - METABOLICA
St Anger was garbage. Many pop and rock are better.
Lady Gaga: 9/10
St Wanker: 3/10 - AlphaQ
" Nobody can escape it, it's everywhere you go, in my school, people say that I am listening to unpopular music, they say listen to pop music, its popular.
Rock was too popular at one point, so what are you trying to convey here? - wrests
Metal/Rock music is underground music. The term of 'underground' means uncommercial or non-mainsteream. While pop music is mainstream and mainstream means popular or commercial, idiots. - BeaM456
"POPular music" - DCfnaf
Autotune is essentially what keeps pop alive. That and the people who think it is actually good music. - PositronWildhawk
All I know about rock music is you don't need to soft your voice but instead you must deeper you voice to sing while pop music requires you to has soft voice. So no wonder why pop music needs auto-tunes plus it actually hard to follow the note of song using soft voice. - BeaM456
Justin Bieber, One Direction, Adele, Rihanna, they barely use autotune or don't use it at all. Then there are people like Lady Gaga who use it on purpose as an art form rather than a way to cover up talent, cause Gaga HAS talent. - DCfnaf
Metal bands need to use autotune. - AlphaQV 2 Comments
Progressive rock, psych rock, hard rock, soft rock, death metal, black metal, nu metal, thrash metal, groove metal, heavy metal, speed metal, power death, melodic death metal... but still more sub genres does not make a music genre more quality.
Quality > Quantity. Also, pop is extremely diverse because any genre can be pop. - DCfnaf
Pop has Pop Rap, Pop Rock, Hip Pop, Electropop. Plus rap has even more subgenres than rock. - AlphaQ
Actually No. Rock has the most subgenres, because Metal is a Rock Subgenre. You named 4 subgenres for Pop, I can name you 10 times more for Rock! - Duken_V
Yes.that's why rock has many variation. - zxmV 1 Comment
I'm a big fan of rock (hard rock and punk rock mostly) and all I can say that this is 99.9% true. Metal has darker parts that some of you shouldn't probably explore. Satanic (who cares about religion nowadays) and brutal themes. Good. But pop music has more bad lessons to offer.
So themes that are brutal and satanic are far better lessons/themes than love and partying? LMFAO. - DCfnaf
Metal artists aren't actually Satanist, they just wanna be edgy. Tom Araya from Slayer is actually CATHOLIC. In pop however, they actually do lots of drugs and have lots of sex. - GreenDayFan21
The truth has spoken right here!
The lyrics in pop influences people to drink, party and etc which can lead to stupid decisions - LMackenzie722V 8 Comments
And Michael is the only one of them that isn't boring!
Michael Jackson was called Disco when I was young ( I'm 55 years old ) and Disco was concidered Anti-Rock. His title as " King of Pop " came later and in my opinion he didn't deserved it. About crap singers like Beyonce and Madonna I even don't want to talk about. LONG LIVE ROCK!
Michael jackson is the " King of Pop", people say, well if that's true since he is dead, please let it make pop dead, shouldn't it be dead - RustyNail
Adam lambert is much better than beyonce and madonna and all other pop artists todayV 11 Comments
That's right. In pop it just sounds like robots singing kind of slow. A good song with heavy riffs and guitar solos is the way to go.
Nothing compares to a good guitar solo.
Try Paranoid Android - Radiohead, no pop music that can make a better AWESOME guitar SOLO than Jonny Greenwood's Solo
Metal has the best instrumentals though/V 6 Comments
I am Christian and Marilyn Manson is one of my favourite bands
Music is music. a lot of people, like me, listen to music to enjoy it for the music rather than the lyrics. Marilyn Manson songs are great but I dislike the lyrics. There are many bands I like but dislike the lyrical content because I'm Christian - LMackenzie722
Meh, Marilyn Manson's songs are pretty awful. - DCfnaf
Justin Bieber is stupid and weird. Slash, on the other hand, he's the king of guitar solos and all of the awesome rock. I think Bieber should have stayed in jail.
Rock (along with NWA and 2pac and all other pre 2000 rappers as Rock welcomes them with open arms) has actual real humans being (human is plural and being is singular on purpose by the way)! Pop stars (including the kardashians) are not people don't deserve constitutional rights!
Rock/Metal has Cannibal Corpse, Pop has 2017 Kesha and Adele. Of course comparing good artists from one genre and bad artists from another is a ridiculous comparison, but I just wanted to show that pop artists can be better than rock artists. - DCfnaf
A song about an evil producer is better than a song about having sex with a dead woman. - DCfnaf
Rock has Creed, pop has Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. - WonkeyDude98V 3 Comments
I agree with this topic cause Rock has motivational lyrics about something like love or loss while all pop manages to do is talk bout how they can never get any boy or girl to like them and it's pathetic
Oh dear... Whoever put this on here has never listened to any 2000s rock songs in their life. - Zach808
Not gonna lie.
A lot of Rock is wayy more whiny than Pop. - wrests
Rock Has Amal Cvnt, Cannibal Horse And Dread Nippelin While Pop Has Maikel Jocksen And Ariana Grande Machine Along With A Dell And RiRi Handa. - AlphaQV 2 Comments
Well, pop does tell you cheesy morals that you're probably not gonna believe anyway. - PianoQueen
Rock teaches you to be emo which is very bad. - AlphaQ
Listen to Amazing by Aerosmith. It will teach you a lot of life lessons. - big-dude
Listen to "Wind of Change" by Scorpions. - NickVog
Rock has real meanining and it can show you the way of life. There is something from life in every rock song. It can help you when you feel blue because of knowing you are not the only one. What can you take from Shape of you? Nothing. But try to listen to Estranged by GN'R and it can save your life...V 1 Comment
Led Zeppelin are plagiarists that can't make anything original to save their life. Cannibal Corpse is a disgusting and awful band that writes about disgusting and awful topics. Nickelback is generic as all hell and makes nothing interesting. Design the Skyline speaks for itself. Mayhem is satanic. There. I've criticized Rock. Wanna fight me? - DCfnaf
Being Satanic doesn't mean bad, Satanic black and death metal are the very best metal
The All American Rejects have one good song. There, I just did. - ProPanda
Simple, if you're giving you're opinion (even if it's fully honest) on rock, expect someone on YouTube to pelt on your shirt. by the way, I added this because I felt like why people can criticize pop but you can't do it on Rock. It's like it's factual
Rock can sound really whiny at times, added with diluted lyrics an angsty 13 year old could've wrote.
Led Zeppelin is so unoriginal it hurts. - wrests
Or very softer - zxm
Metal is super loud...
Most pop is simple-minded. Drakes new hit "Hotline Bling" doesn't even have a meaning, Drake only added that in the lyrics because it's catchy, which I think is stupid.
I'm sure no one will forget Rihanna years to come. - ProPanda
Modern Pop is greater than oldies Rock. - AlphaQ
Adele will not sound dated. - DCfnaf
DCfnaf, that's what they said about Madonna and here we are
Are you serious? Did you seriously forget about "Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston, "Thriller" by Michael Jackson, "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion, "Set Fire to the Rain" by Adele, and so many more songs? - DCfnaf
Are you kidding? What about classical? - naFrovivuS
You can really tell that they have experienced what they wrote about. Pop is just not the same.
Pop music has always been in and popular, but rock has fought through a lot and has more of a troubled story to tell then pop. Rock has a long history of being an outsider so it was easier to relate to for a lot of people.
I have no hate for pop I just personally find rock much better.
Nickelback and Skillet talented? Are you actually trolling right now? - WonkeyDude98
Imagine Nickelback and Skillet having talent...sorry, but I don't think they're better than Twenty One Pilots and Maroon 5... - DCfnaf
I listened to some of Mickle Crack's songs and one of the albums and so far they seem like drunk fools. - AlphaQ
Nickelback isn't that creative though - wrestsV 5 Comments
Lzzy hale of halestorm is the queen of metal, and she could surely beat ariana grande, taylor swift or any whiney pop brat
Or Amy Lee I would rather listen to her than Ariana Grande by far!
Janet Gardner and Lita Ford will overpower and out do Demi and Selena!
Or... I really know more male singers but...V 1 Comment
And good pop acts in the underground today. - WonkeyDude98
True, there's probably Pop bands I haven't heard of that I might want to listen to. I'd rather do that then hear Believer by Imagine Dragons one more F-ing time! - ProPanda
True, there's probably Rock bands I haven't heard of that I might want to listen to. I'd rather do that then hear Sorry by Justin Bieber one more F-ing time!
Yeah you can. I didn't know rock until 2013, at age 8. I listen to alternative bands like Arctic Monkeys and Black Keys. And Beck. Iove the past 😍
All pop singers care about is money
Pop stars aren't people therefore they shouldn't have constitutional rights!
Of course! Taylor Swift is totally not a real person because she writes songs about breakups! Marilyn Manson is a cool guy though and he deserves constitutional rights, ignoring all of the creepy as hell stuff he's done. *Sarcasm* - DCfnaf
They are all fake - RustyNail
It's not true. - zxm
lies - wrests
"Ah ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah ah"
An entire section of Bolevaurd Of Broken Dreams, a song I actually like! - ProPanda
Pop music may have motivational lyrics, there are not as in depth as rock music. I mean some artists like Lukas Graham or Christina Perri. They both make beautiful music and so many more artist. But I can only name like 5 talented pop artists, while I can name more people who make well written lyrics that are alternative or rock. For example my chemical romance, Panic! At the disco, Fall out boy, green day, blink 182, 21 pilots, and classic rock artists like Billie Joel, Elton John, ACDC, Queen, Guns N Roses, and so many more.
You know what pop has? Miley Cyrus, Niki Manag (sorry for spelling), Drake, oh and a lot of these artist use auto tune. It is so sad that children in my own generation find this music influential and amazing.
Rock has Panic! at the Disco, Fall Out Boy, Queen, Led Zeppelin (sorta good), Elton John, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Twenty One Pilots, Evanescence, Pink, Maroon 5, and many more great artists...
Pop has Adele, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Céline Dion, Madonna, Tori Kelly, and many more great artists, some of which are rock as well.
So what's the point of fighting? Both genres have talented artists. - DCfnaf
50 years on, and people still listen to The Beatles. Do you honestly think that people will be listening to Justin Bieber's songs a decade from now. Probably not.
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