Ten Most Popular Types of Music in History
1) Rock 'n Roll - Whether it's a classic 50's rockabilly song, a hard rock song from the 70's, or even a glam metal power ballad from the 80's, just about every person likes at least one rock song (no matter what the sub genre is). Many polls indicate that the 6 best rock bands ever are The Beatles,
The Rolling Stones, U2, The Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd
2) Pop - POP stands for POPular music. pop music. Pop music inspires dancing and expression of yourself and emotion. It creates a happy vibe. It may be used to describe a distinct genre aimed at a youth market It's often characterized as a softer alternative to rock and roll.
3) Heavy Metal - Metal's fans may be the most dedicated music fans on the planet. Metal is a godlike style that is innovative and loved by people of all aged and cultures. Metal music needs no introduction; if you hear it you know that it's Metal.
4) Rap - Rap music is a genre where you aren't as limited as other forms of music. You can rap about anything at any tempo with any background music you want. Artists include Eminem, Tupac, Biggie, Nas, and Rakim.
5) Country - Recently taken polls show that 20-30% of people in the USA listen to country music the majority of the time. Country music tends to touch peoples hearts and influence a lot of people. Many times it is story telling filled with love and compassion. Critic picks (Billboard) insofar as the five greatest country artists of the modern era are Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, and Dolly Parton.
6) R & B - Recently there'ss been a jolt of alternative R&B which is taking over the contemporary R&B that we've come to know based on hip hop. This R&B is more focused on quiet storm, electronica and soul. Some of the new pioneers are The Weeknd, Miguel and Frank Ocean. We also have retro soul making a comeback with Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke and Pharrell produced tracks.
7) Punk - Punk rock is a rock music genre developed in the early to mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. It's rooted in 1960s garage rock.
8) Classical - Classical music is actually a specific genre, but most people group it in a broad conglomerate of styles including baroque and opera. None of these other genres would even exist today without classical music trailblazing the way first.
9) Jazz - Jazz music is America's only original music art form. After 100 years it still remains fresh and innovative. Jazz originated in New Orleans circa 1900. Great jazz artists include Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. Ellington mastered the integration of rhythm section and band with pieces such as ''Such Sweet Thunder'' (1957), ''Suite Thursday'' (1960) and ''Anatomy of a Murder'' (1959).
10) Soul - Soul music soul legends include Aretha, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Al Green, Gladys Knight, Temptations, O'Jays, Isleys, and James Brown. Soul is one of a kind music because it takes your mind to a peaceful place.