Music plays a key role in our lives. It seeps its way into people’s lives in different ways. Some listen to music because it gives them hope. Some listen to music because it makes them feel safe and homely. While some listen to feel better.
Our generation has hands down one of the best musicians, artists, and idols of all time. You can take the most well-known artists such as Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Cardi B, BTS, Post Malone, Drake, Halsey, Shawn Mendes, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, etc. to underrated artists such as Rex Orange County, HER, Iggy Azalea, IRL, Madison Beer, Now United, Zara Larsson, Alessia Cara, Meghan Trainor, Julia Michaels, Mindy Gledhill.
I guarantee you that you have heard at least one song of Justin Bieber or at least a snippet. But have you ever heard of Mindy Gledhill or Rex Orange County? Probably not. That’s because even if their music is worth liking, it’s just isn’t famous.
Today I’m going to take you to a trip that will make you want to update your playlist a little and turn it into a mind dazzling juke box of amazing songs. But for that it’s important to know what genres you can choose from. So here’s world’s best top 10 genres.
The terms “popular music” and “pop music” are often used interchangeably, although the former describes all music that is popular and includes many diverse styles.
Pop is the leading genre in the world right now. People are indulging themselves into this genre because it not only gives you a wide range of music and artists to select from but also a different perspective of pop. Artists like Post Malone, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, who rule the Billboard charts mostly work on pop.
2. Hip Hop/ Rap
This genre has its roots formed in the late 1970s, The Bronx. It may not appeal to a lot of people at first, but gradually it seeps into your mind. Such raps mostly have a ‘parental explicit content’ tag on it. The genre does not only talk about inappropriate stuff, but also tells a story of an artist behind it or how much work the artist has put into the raps or album, or it talks about the artist’s early life or even disses other artists. One of the most famous feuds are the Eminem and MGK (Machine Gun Kelly) disses. Artists such as Eminem, Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, Drake, 21 Savage, etc. are some of the most famous artists known for their raps. This genre is just as famous as any other.
Electronic dance music (EDM), also known as dance music, club music, or simply dance, is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres made largely for night clubs, raves, and festivals. It is generally produced for
playback by disc jockeys. Artists like Martin Garrix, Marshmello, Zed, David Guetta, Dmitri Vegas and Like Mike, etc. are one of chart ruling EDM artists.
Now, this genre is probably you come across a lot of times. But it’s growing rapidly in western countries and even in a country like India. K-pop ( Korean Pop) has a wide variation of music genres in itself. Artists like BTS, who have won the Billboard Social Artist Award two times in a row, while breaking the record of Justin Bieber, they have also broken records such as most likes for a video in 24 hours which have gained, 74 million likes. They have also represented an award at the Grammy’s, making them the first Korean Pop boy group to ever do so in any history. K-pop is flourishing rapidly to all parts of the world. If you haven’t already listened to the music or seen a music video, what are you doing with your life?
Other famous groups are, EXO, GOT7, MONSTAX, NCT, Red Velvet, Twice, Black Pink.
Many times Rock music takes political or social topics in the songs. It is one of the most defined genres of music to ever exist. Rock bands like Nirvana, The Queen, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, etc. are considered legends in this genre.
6. Heavy Metal
Heavy Metal, the genre of rock music that includes a group of related styles that are intense, virtuosic, and powerful. Driven by the aggressive sounds of the distorted electric guitar, heavy metal is arguably the most commercially successful genre of rock music. The most iconic artists are Black Sabbath, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Slip Knot.
Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of western culture, including both liturgical and secular music. This genre gives off a very soothing vibe. People who are a fan of soft or slow music should for sure listen to it. The most famous classical singers are Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, etc.
Jazz is modern music originally developed by African Americans, with a rhythm in which the strong noted often come before the beat. Some of the best jazz artists are Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, etc.
9. Country Music
Country music, also known as country and western (or simply country), and hillbilly music, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s. Luke Combs, Brett Young, Bret & Shay, Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt are some of the chart toping artists.
Emo is a rock music genre characterized by an emphasis on emotional expression, sometimes through confessional lyrics. This genre basically moves all your emotions at the same time. The deep meaningful lyrics can bring tears to one’s eyes. Some of the best groups for this genre are Fall Out Boy, Taking Back Sunday, The Get Up Kids, The Promise Ring.
These genres are some of the top 10 around the world. Now given below are some recommendations that you can use to update your playlist.
Artist- 5SOS (Rock/ Pop)
Songs- Babylon, Youngblood.
Artist- Cardi B (Rap)
Songs- Money, Bodak Yellow, Please Me.
Artist- Nicki Minaj (Rap)
Songs- The Night Is Still Young, Barbie Dreams, Hey Mama, Idol.
Artist- Ariana Grande (Pop)
Songs- Break up with Ur girlfriend cause I’m bored, breathin’, thank u, next, 7 rings, Email
Artist- Billie Eilish (Pop/ Alternative/ Indie)
Songs- Copycat, Bellyache, bad guy, ilomilo, you should see me in a crown.
Artist- Taylor Swift (Pop)
Songs- Blank Space, Clean, Look What You Made Me Do, Ready For It, 22, Bad Blood.
Artist- Shawn Mendes (Pop)
Songs- Nervous, Lost In Japan, Treat You Better, I Know What You Did Last Summer, There’s Nothing Holding Me Back.
Artist- Bruno Mars (Pop)
Songs- That’s What I like, 24K Magic, There For You, Grenade, The Lazy Song.
Artist- Rex Orange County (alternative/indie)
Songs- Sunflower, Best friend.
Artist- BTS (K-pop)
Songs- Blood, Sweat & Tears, Dope, Boy With luv ft. Halsey, Mic Drop, Spring Day, Agust D, Danger.
Artist- Halsey (Pop/ Alternative)
Songs- Bad at Love, Colours, 11 minutes, Without Me, Don’t Play, Gasoline.
Artist- EXO (K-pop)
Songs- Monster, Call Me Baby, Universe, Lotto, Tempo, Oh la la la, Ko Ko Bop.
Artist- Sam Hunt (Country)
Song- Body like a back road
Artist- Justin Bieber (Pop)
Songs- Catching Feelings, Next to You, Get Used To It, 2U, Friends.
Artist- Zed (EDM)
Songs- The Middle, Stay.
Artist- Mindy Gledhill (Pop/ Alternative)
Songs- I do Adore, All the Pennies
Written by Aashka