Most Popular Music Genres

Andrew Parker
Oct 25, 2022

There are hundreds if not thousands of different music genres. You may not have realized this because instead of liking one specific genre, you like a specific artist. Don’t worry, there is nothing wrong with this. But there are so many different music genres for you to discover. You never know you might just find one that you fall in love with. With that being said, there are a few music genres that are more popular than others. That’s right, there are in fact music genres that are listened to more worldwide. Don’t worry, we have the most listened-to music genres right here.

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This may come as a surprise but our first most listened-to music genre is rock music. That’s right, rock music or well rock n roll music is at the top of our list. Rock music has been a popular music genre since the early 1950s. However, since its inception rock music has since been changed and altered to accommodate everyone’s individual tastes. This is why you now get subgenres like pop rock and soft rock. You also get a heavy metal genre. Next, we have jazz music which has been around since the late 19th or early 20th century.

Jazz music has roots in European and West African cultures. With that said, it is also known as the music genre that doesn’t have many rules to it. This is why there are so many people who prefer this genre of music. Now moving to the 20th century we have to talk about Electronic Music. More specifically we are talking about Electronic Dance Music. This genre of music has a great technological aspect to it. With that said, it has become increasingly popular throughout the world. These are just a few of the most popular music genres around the world.