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Most Popular Music Genres in the US

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Most popular types of music in the United States

Rated 3 points - posted 11 years ago by phdlist in category Music.
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rock and roll Report Abuse
This has only been bumped from the #1 spot because "pop" has come to include many tracks from "rock and roll," "country," "R&B," and "hip hop."
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blues Report Abuse
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country Report Abuse
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heavy metal Report Abuse
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pop Report Abuse
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R & B Report Abuse
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alternative Report Abuse
Though this term is often used for any music not in the Top 40, there IS an alternative genre.
57 points - added 11 years ago by phdlist - 1 comment
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There is and it is also called Christian. Definitely number one in my book, way ahead of that rap crap people call music.
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hip hop Report Abuse
What started, like jazz and rock and roll, as a rebellious approach to music has become as mainstream as pop in the 21st century.
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jazz Report Abuse
Since jazz thrives on innovation, this genre seems to stay eternally fresh.
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classical Report Abuse
33 points - added 11 years ago by phdlist - 3 comments
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I love classical music! Just listen to it! Classical music is beautiful, Meditation from Thäis is so beautiful! Dvoraks largo from his 9th symphony is just my favorite!
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Classical music is just beautiful! Come on! Classical music is so beautiful and underrated! It shall be playing in restaurants!
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Should have been #1.
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punk Report Abuse
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folk Report Abuse
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swing Report Abuse
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big band Report Abuse
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techno Report Abuse
As long as there are dance clubs, there will be techno music.
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zydeco Report Abuse
1 point - added 11 years ago by phdlist - 1 comment
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what even?
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world music Report Abuse
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