Top 10 Songs Which are the Signature Song of Their Genre

The Top Ten

1 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (Rock)

But it's not rock. - venomouskillingmachine

2 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana (Alternative)

Though it's a signature song of this genre but there are hundreds thousands other better alternative rock songs than this (from my point of view) - zxm

Not the best alternative song but certainly the most iconic. - Martinglez

3 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden (Heavy Metal)
4 Raining Blood - Slayer (Thrash Metal)
5 Strobe (Radio Edit) - deadmau5 (EDM)
6 Billie Jean (Single Version) - Michael Jackson (Pop)

Billie Jean is R&B - RobertWisdom

7 American Idiot - Green Day (Pop-Punk)
8 November Rain - Guns N' Roses (Rock)
9 Counting Stars - OneRepublic (Pop Rock)
10 Walk - Pantera (Groove Metal)

The Contenders

11 Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia (Dance-Pop)
12 Lose Yourself - Eminem (Rap)
13 Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley (Rock N' Roll)
14 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian (Symphonic Metal)
15 Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi (Hair Rock)
16 Back in Black - AC/DC (Hard Rock)
17 Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple (Hard Rock)
18 Majesty - Blind Guardian (Speed Metal)
19 Even Flow - Pearl Jam (Grunge)
20 Royals - Lorde (Alt-Pop)
21 Blitzkrieg Bop - Ramones (Punk Rock)
22 Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard (Hair Rock)
23 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin (Rock)
24 Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan (Folk Rock)
25 Hey Jude - The Beatles

I think this is more fitting as the signature song of pop rock than Counting Stars. - Powell

26 Baby One More Time - Britney Spears (Teen Pop)

Why does this stay as a newcomer when will it become part of the main list? - Powell

I don't think many could argue with this one. - Powell

27 Hot Boy - Bobby Shmurda (Nu-Crunk)
28 Born to Be Alive - Patrick Hernandez (Disco)
29 Levels - Avicii (Electronic)

I don't know about electronic music that much but I think it's better than strobe by deadmau5.I first listened it when I was 10 or 11 years old and from that time the music still rings my in my ear. - zxm

30 Gasolina - Daddy Yankee (Reggaeton)
31 In the End - Linkin Park (Alternative Rock)
32 Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees

Disco - Powell

33 Painkiller - Judas Priest (Heavy Metal)
34 I Want Out - Helloween (Power Metal)
35 The Look - Roxette (Euro Pop Rock)
36 Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars (Pop)
37 Blind - Korn (Nu-Metal)
38 Beat It - Michael Jackson (Pop)
39 The End - The Doors (Psychedelic Rock)
40 Wonderwall - Oasis (Britpop)
41 Mr. Brightside - The Killers (Alternative Pop)
42 One-X - Three Days Grace (Alternative Rock)
43 I Hate Everything About You - Three Days Grace (Alternative Rock)
44 Master of Puppets - Metallica (Thrash Metal)
45 God Save the Queen - Sex Pistols

punk rock

46 Changes - 2Pac (Rap)
47 Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses (Hard Rock)
48 Livin la Vida Loca - Ricky Martin (Latin Pop)
49 Despacito - Luis Fonsi (Reggaeton)
50 I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston

Soul pop - Powell

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