Top Ten Things That Ruined the Music Industry


The Top Ten

1 Rap

Two words: Post Malone. Aka, garbage.

Rap started off okay but now a lot of songs sound like a 6 year old put together lyrics they found in some angry deviants journal. Bring back talent, instruments and melody.

'Rap' them days is more like 'Crap' to be exact.

There are many rappers that are better than Eminem and its not too hard to find them so open your eyes. - MLGPoossySlayer6969

2 People Getting Judged On Looks

This why Slipknot wears their masks mask

Madonna was the one who started this stupid trend. She paved the way for mediocre singers to become famous because of their sex appeal and their willingness to create a provocative and overtly sexual image of themselves.

This is one of the absolute worst things.

Justin at Number One? People still make good music, just it does not get popular enough. - 445956

3 Auto-Tune

It's annoying! If you can't song well, then get good at it! Don't use an effect to make to sound like you can sing! - myusernameisthis

4 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette. more.

I'm surprised he is not higher in this list. - ShyChick

Why do people always say he's that bad? I mean, he's not the best singer in the world. But I still think he has a lot of talent. - dipperpinesfangirl618

He is killed the music along with Nicki Minaj, no doubt. - 05yusuf09

It's always obvious he's number 1. - Neonco31

5 Nu-metal

Something is wrong with this in this list, Nu Metal is the best Metal genre out there and one of the coolest genres of all time. - Johnalove

Korn, Disturbed, Soulfly and Slipknot

Eeww who listen to that stuff its gross - Thump

Go listen to your One Direction and don't mess up with real music genres. - Johnalove

6 Pop

Modern pop. Ugh! - Misfire

Its made with ghost producers and sounds all the same.

Pop music and rap music is NASTY.

7 MTV MTV MTV is an American basic cable and satellite television channel which is a part of the "Viacom Music and Entertainment Group" which is the flagship Property of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom, of which it is a subsidiary.

Video killed the radio star.

This gets my vote because MTV is a Tele-VISION and focuses more on what you see (looks) than on what you hear (music). - Metal_Treasure

Brought us all this glam metal - gemcloben

MTV always cares incompetent pop stars. - 05yusuf09

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8 Almost all songs having a reference to sex

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9 One Direction One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records more.

This music group is for gay people who have been in a row in themselves.

These guys and Bieber will soon fade away, we should be so lucky as to have Rap fade away just as quickly.

Though I'm pissed that they did not disband, I think they actually sounded BETTER without zayn...

If Justin Bieber joined 1 direction I would kill myself

10 Songs about partying, sex, and drugs becoming popular among the mainstream crowd

I'm sure the song titled "Entrails Ripped from a Virgins C*** " is perfectly okay, because its metal. But if a artist nowadays says any reference to sex, drugs, or money they deserve to be shot. Just because a certain style of lyrics doesn't appeal to you doesn't mean it doesn't appeal to others. - MLGPoossySlayer6969

The Contenders

11 The rumor of rock and metal being the devil's music

Oh please, today's pop and rap music are nowhere fact rap music is not wholesome either.

Could at least put this at number 4?

This is offensive to people who like rock music

It is actually racist. - 445956

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12 Songs about doing drugs
13 Ke$ha Ke$ha Kesha Rose Sebert (formerly known as Ke$ha) was born on March 1st, 1987 in Los Angeles, United States. She is best known for her hits like Timber, Tik Tok, and We R Who We R. more.

I hate that trashy bitch

14 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and seven albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's 2017 album, Two Hearts, more.

The reality is that the kids who hate on her are intimidated by the fact that a regular, everyday kid from Pittsburgh, who is their own age, has emerged onto the world stage with a historic talent level.

Ruined this site more than music - gemcloben

15 Dubstep

I hate dubstep it's so overrated and dumb - Harri666

Worst music genre ever. - 05yusuf09

Sarcasm ahead:
How is dubstep on this list? I mean really, is dubstep not the definition of music? I can feel exactly the anger or joy or agony of the musician when he put together that aaah wubwubwub we hfhfhfhf lo flaflaflafla zien shaaa psh oOOOo weeieieiei wuoiuouw

16 Screaming Fans

Honey screaming fans have existed long before we were born. Frank Sinatra started this trend along with Elvis. The Beatles had the biggest one but they tried to end it just to take their music career seriously.

Screaming fans are nothing new; Rudolf Valentino in the 1920's, Bing Crosby in the 1930's, Frank Sinatra in the 1940's, Elvis Presley in the 1950's, etc, etc. etc.

It may me nothing new, but it is bad - gemcloben

17 Billboard
18 Posers
19 No More Guitar Solos

They may not be applicable to all genres, but they do take a lot of talent. I don't really see songs that have pretty long guitar solos nowadays. But I'm not saying that having no guitar solos is bad.

If you want guitar solos, listen to metal music! - Metal_Treasure

The only number 1 songs of the year with guitar solos are thinking out loud and rude. there not really eddie Van Halen. - gemcloben

This should be 2nd after Bieber

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20 Greed

Its all about the money, not music - gemcloben


21 Simon Cowell Simon Cowell Simon Phillip Cowell is an English reality television judge, entrepreneur, philanthropist, film, record, and television producer.

He is one of the reasons why the Charts is Crap.

The biggest ass to ever walk the face of the earth.

Hope he goes away soon. He is a 'Disgrace' to 'Music' so he is, giving us 'Honey G' who has no Talent at all. Wanker he is...

Hope he gets 'Shot' one day. He is a 'Wanker' so he is.

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22 Napster

There is better ones than napster now - gemcloben

No one uses Napster anymore. We have piratebay and it's 100 times better then Napster. I support music downloading and if you don't like it tough - Sabbath

23 Skrillex Skrillex Skrillex is an American (Born in 1988, in Los Angeles, California) EDM producer who is known for popularizing dubstep. He is part of the bands Jack Ü (DJ) and From First To Last (Lead Singer). His album Recess debuted at 4 on the BB200, tying him with Zedd for the highest debut for an EDM album on more.

Skrillex helped muse make dubstep. Why. Muse shouldn't do any more dubstep ever again. Hey at least the video was creepy as a living nugget. (See: muse-unsustainable)

Liters,skrillex is awesome - Nateawesomeness

24 Pop Fangirls

You got that right

25 Record Labels
26 Trap
27 Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian/American rapper / pop music artist. Nicki is most known for songs like "Anaconda", "Only", "Truffle Butter", "Super Bass" and "Stupid Hoe" . Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. She was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James Trinidad and Tobago. more.

Need I say more?

How she isn't in the top 10? - 05yusuf09

28 Soulja Boy Soulja Boy DeAndre Cortez Way, known professionally as Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, or simply Soulja Boy, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur.
29 Kurt Cobain's Suicide

I'm so sad that I'm to young to have lived in those times

And from there, 1997 happened and music went downhill from there...

30 Emos

They basically made a new genre for whiny little kids that cut themselves for attention.


31 Twerking

Nicki Minaj for example duh... - Neonco31

In music videos

32 Fans recording with their phones
33 The Chainsmokers The Chainsmokers The Chainsmokers are an American DJ and production duo consisting of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The EDM-pop duo achieved a breakthrough with their 2014 song "#Selfie", which was a top twenty single in several countries.
34 People Complaining About Things That Ruined the Music Industry

There's still plenty of great music if you actually look for it.

No it doesn't. that's why I made this list - gemcloben

So basically the people who vote on this list - SammMinajj

35 Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus Miley Ray Hemsworth (born Destiny Hope Cyrus), known as Miley Cyrus, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, to Tish Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus. Her voice type is Mezzo-Soprano and has 4 octaves. She became a teen idol starring as the more.

She is so repulsive.

And a "song" called Twerk It Like Miley was made! What is up with the new generation?!

36 Boy Bands
37 Modern popular artists dissing old classic artists

Like how Justin Bieber called The Beatles the crap band and how Gucci Mane said that he is better than Nas.

If I were a popular modern musician, I wouldn't dare call Joy Division "unnecessary crap" or pass Patti Smith off as "a product of that damned CBGB thing"...

38 Rick Ross Rick Ross William Leonard Roberts II, better known by his stage name Rick Ross, is an American rapper and entrepreneur.
39 American Idol American Idol
40 Kids Bop
41 Kimbra Kimbra Kimbra Lee Johnson, known mononymously as Kimbra, is a New Zealand recording artist based in Los Angeles.
42 Bollywood Songs
43 Payola

This is why Limp Bizkit got famous.

44 Psy Psy Park Jae-sang, better known by his stage name Psy, stylized PSY, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, record producer and rapper.

All kpop is bad - gemcloben

45 Classical Music

Classical music has been around for over 700 years, and is responsible for creating the music industry.

It helped make it - gemcloben

46 Freddie Mercury's death
47 Music Streaming

The number 1 reason there's no money in making music anymore

48 Lil Wayne
49 Young Money Young Money
50 The X Factor

Every year it's xmas number 1. ratm broke their system. - gemcloben

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1. People Getting Judged On Looks
2. Auto-Tune
3. Almost all songs having a reference to sex
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