Top Ten Reasons Why Rock Music Is Better Than Pop

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21 Michael Jackson, Beyoncé and Madonna Are the Only Good Pop Singers

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

Beyonce hasn't made a good song in 10 years. And if you're talking amazing pop singers, well, Cyndi Lauper, Whitney Houston, Adele, Robbie Williams, Bruno Mars...
Not that I'm a pop fan myself, just saying. - naFrovivuS

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22 Pop is Too Popular

" 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

"POPular music" - DCfnaf

23 Even Christians Listen to Bands Like Marilyn Manson

I am Christian and Marilyn Manson is one of my favourite bands

Meh, Marilyn Manson's songs are pretty awful. - DCfnaf

Same

24 Rock Has Slash, Pop Has Justin Bieber

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

Rock has Creed, pop has Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. - WonkeyDude98

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25 Not as Whiny

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. - AlphaQ

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26 Rock Can Actually Teach You Something

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

Sabaton has taught me more about WW2 than school - Zombieguy745

27 You Can't Criticize Rock

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
-Neonco31

Haha
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

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28 It Can Be Louder

Or very softer - zxm

Metal is super loud...

29 Most Pop is Simple-Minded

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.

30 Classic Rock Music is Timeless, While Modern Pop Will Sound Extremely Dated in 5 to 10 Years from Now.

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

31 Rock bands such as Nickelback, Skillet, Nirvana,... are a lot better than Justin Bieber, One Direction, 5 Seconds Of Summer

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 - wrests

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32 Lzzy Hale Could Beat Any Female Pop Singer

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! - BoredJeff02

Janet Gardner and Lita Ford will overpower and out do Demi and Selena!

Or... I really know more male singers but...

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33 Rock Doesn't Repeat Its Lyrics

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

34 You Can Find Good Rock Bands in the Underground Today

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! - BoredJeff02

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 😍

35 The Beatles Formed in 1960, and Kids Today Still Listen to Them

I'm sure no one will forget Rihanna years to come. - ProPanda

36 The Best Songs of All Time are Only Rock

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

37 Most Pop Stars Are Fake

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

38 More in Depth

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

39 Pop is Only Popular Due to It Being in the Radio More Often
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