The most comprehensive list of genres of music available on the Internet

Music comes in many different types and styles ranging from traditional rock music to world pop, easy listening and bluegrass. Many genres have a rich history or geographical significance, a cult following or music roots that go far beyond the 20th century.

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  • Alternative
    • Art Punk
    • Alternative Rock
    • Britpunk
    • College Rock
    • Crossover Thrash
    • Crust Punk (thx Haug)
    • Emotional Hardcore (emo / emocore)
    • Experimental Rock
    • Folk Punk
    • Goth / Gothic Rock
    • Grunge
    • Hardcore Punk
    • Hard Rock
    • Indie Rock
    • Lo-fi
    • Musique Concrète
    • New Wave
    • Progressive Rock
    • Punk
    • Shoegaze
    • Steampunk
  • Anime
  • Blues
    • Acoustic Blues
    • African Blues
    • Blues Rock
    • Blues Shouter
    • British Blues
    • Canadian Blues
    • Chicago Blues
    • Classic Blues
    • Classic Female Blues
    • Contemporary Blues
    • Contemporary R&B
    • Country Blues
    • Dark Blues
    • Delta Blues
    • Detroit Blues
    • Doom Blues
    • Electric Blues
    • Folk Blues
    • Gospel Blues
    • Harmonica Blues
    • Hill Country Blues
    • Hokum Blues
    • Jazz Blues
    • Jump Blues
    • Kansas City Blues
    • Louisiana Blues
    • Memphis Blues
    • Modern Blues
    • New Orlean Blues
    • NY Blues
    • Piano Blues
    • Piedmont Blues
    • Punk Blues
    • Ragtime Blues
    • Rhythm Blues
    • Soul Blues
    • St. Louis Blues
    • Soul Blues
    • Swamp Blues
    • Texas Blues
    • Urban Blues
    • Vandeville
    • West Coast Blues
    • Zydeco (also under ‘World’ genre)
  • Children’s Music
    • Lullabies
    • Sing-Along
    • Stories
  • Classical
    • Avant-Garde
    • Ballet
    • Baroque
    • Cantata
    • Chamber Music
      • String Quartet
    • Chant
    • Choral
    • Classical Crossover
    • Concerto
    • Concerto Grosso
    • Contemporary Classical
    • Early Music
    • Expressionist
    • High Classical
    • Impressionist
    • Mass Requiem
    • Medieval
    • Minimalism
    • Modern Composition
    • Modern Classical
    • Opera
    • Oratorio
    • Orchestral
    • Organum
    • Renaissance
    • Romantic (early period)
    • Romantic (later period)
    • Sonata
    • Symphonic
    • Symphony
    • Twelve-tone
    • Wedding Music
  • Comedy
    • Novelty
    • Parody Music (Weird Al!)
    • Stand-up Comedy
    • Vaudeville

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  • Commercial
    • Jingles
    • TV Themes
  • Country
    • Alternative Country
    • Americana
    • Australian Country
    • Bakersfield Sound
    • Bluegrass
      • Progressive Bluegrass
      • Reactionary Bluegrass
    • Blues Country
    • Cajun Fiddle Tunes
    • Christian Country
    • Classic Country
    • Close Harmony
    • Contemporary Bluegrass
    • Contemporary Country
    • Country Gospel
    • Country Pop
    • Country Rap
    • Country Rock
    • Country Soul
    • Cowboy / Western
    • Cowpunk
    • Dansband
    • Honky Tonk
    • Franco-Country
    • Gulf and Western
    • Hellbilly Music
    • Honky Tonk
    • Instrumental Country
    • Lubbock Sound
    • Nashville Sound
    • Neotraditional Country
    • Outlaw Country
    • Progressive
    • Psychobilly / Punkabilly
    • Red Dirt
    • Sertanejo
    • Texas County
    • Traditional Bluegrass
    • Traditional Country
    • Truck-Driving Country
    • Urban Cowboy
    • Western Swing
    • Zydeco
  • Dance (EDM – Electronic Dance Music – see Electronic below)
    • Club / Club Dance
    • Breakcore
    • Breakbeat / Breakstep
      • 4-Beat
      • Acid Breaks
      • Baltimore Club
      • Big Beat
      • Breakbeat Hardcore
      • Broken Beat
      • Florida Breaks
      • Nu Skool Breaks
    • Brostep
    • Chillstep
    • Deep House
    • Dubstep
    • Electro House
    • Electroswing
    • Exercise
    • Future Garage
    • Garage
    • Glitch Hop
    • Glitch Pop
    • Grime
    • Hardcore
      • Bouncy House
      • Bouncy Techno
      • Breakcore
      • Digital Hardcore
      • Doomcore
      • Dubstyle
      • Gabber
      • Happy Hardcore
      • Hardstyle
      • Jumpstyle
      • Makina
      • Speedcore
      • Terrorcore
      • Uk Hardcore

    • Hard Dance
    • Hi-NRG / Eurodance
    • Horrorcore (thx Matt)
    • House
      • Acid House
      • Chicago House
      • Deep House
      • Diva House
      • Dutch House
      • Electro House
      • Freestyle House
      • French House
      • Funky House
      • Ghetto House
      • Hardbag
      • Hip House
      • Italo House
      • Latin House
      • Minimal House
      • Progressive House
      • Rave Music
      • Swing House
      • Tech House
      • Tribal House
      • Tropical House
      • UK Hard House
      • US Garage
      • Vocal House
    • Jackin House
    • Jungle / Drum’n’bass
    • Liquid Dub
    • Regstep
    • Speedcore
    • Techno
      • Acid Techno
      • Detroit Techno
      • Free Tekno
      • Ghettotech
      • Minimal
      • Nortec
      • Schranz
      • Techno-Dnb
      • Technopop
      • Tecno Brega
      • Toytown Techno
    • Trance
      • Acid Trance
      • Acid-House
      • Classic Trance
      • Dark Psy
      • Deep House
      • Dream Trance
      • Goa Trance
        • Dark Psytrance
        • Full on
        • Psybreaks
        • Psyprog
        • Suomisaundi
      • Hard Trance
      • Prog. Trance
      • Psy-Trance
      • Minimal Techno
      • Tech House
      • Tech Trance
      • Uplifting Trance
        • Orchestral Uplifting
      • Vocal Trance
    • Trap
  • Disney
  • Easy Listening
    • Background
    • Bop
    • Elevator
    • Furniture
    • Lounge
    • Middle of the Road
    • Swing
  • Electronic
    • 2-Step (thx Ran’dom Haug)
    • 8bit – aka 8-bit, Bitpop and Chiptune (see below)
    • Ambient
      • Ambient Dub
      • Ambient House
      • Ambient Techno
      • Dark Ambient
      • Drone Music
      • Illbient
      • Isolationism
      • Lowercase
    • Asian Underground
    • Bassline
    • Chillwave
    • Chiptune
      • Bitpop
      • Game Boy
      • Nintendocore
      • Video Game Music
      • Yorkshire Bleeps and Bass
    • Crunk
    • Downtempo
      • Acid Jazz
      • Balearic Beat
      • Chill Out
      • Dub Music
      • Dubtronica
      • Ethnic Electronica
      • Moombahton
      • Nu Jazz
      • Trip Hop
    • Drum & Bass
      • Darkcore
      • Darkstep
      • Drumfunk
      • Drumstep
      • Hardstep
      • Intelligent Drum and Bass
      • Jump-Up
      • Liquid Funk
      • Neurofunk
      • Oldschool Jungle:
        • Darkside Jungle
        • Ragga Jungle
      • Raggacore
      • Sambass
      • Techstep
    • Electro
      • Crunk
      • Electro Backbeat
      • Electro-Grime
      • Electropop

    • Electro-swing
    • Electroacoustic
      • Acousmatic Music
      • Computer Music
      • Electroacoustic Improvisation
      • Field Recording
      • Live Coding
      • Live Electronics
      • Soundscape Composition
      • Tape Music
    • Electronica
      • Berlin School
      • Chillwave
      • Electronic Art Music
      • Electronic Dance Music
      • Folktronica
      • Freestyle Music
      • Glitch
      • Idm
      • Laptronica
      • Skweee
      • Sound Art
      • Synthcore
    • Electronic Rock
      • Alternative Dance
        • Baggy
        • Madchester
      • Dance-Punk
      • Dance-Rock
      • Dark Wave
      • Electroclash
      • Electronicore
      • Electropunk
      • Ethereal Wave
      • Indietronica
      • New Rave
      • Space Rock
      • Synthpop
      • Synthpunk
    • Eurodance
      • Bubblegum Dance
      • Italo Dance
      • Turbofolk
    • Hardstyle
    • Hi-Nrg
      • Eurobeat
      • Hard Nrg
      • New Beat
    • IDM/Experimental
    • Industrial
    • Trip Hop
    • Vaporwave
      • Hyponagogic
      • Vektroid
      • Mallsoft
      • Vaportrap
      • Vaporhop
      • Protovapor
    • UK Garage
      • 2-Step
      • 4×4
      • Bassline
      • Grime
      • Speed Garage
  • Enka
  • French Pop
  • Folk Music (also under various other categories)
    • American Folk Revival
    • Anti-Folk
    • British Folk Revival
    • Contemporary Folk
    • Filk Music
    • Freak Folk
    • Indie Folk
    • Industrial Folk
    • Neofolk
    • Progressive Folk
    • Psychedelic Folk
    • Sung Poetry
    • Techno-Folk
  • German Folk
  • German Pop
  • Fitness & Workout
  • Hip-Hop/Rap
    • Alternative Rap
    • Avant-Garde
    • Bounce
    • Chap Hop
    • Christian Hip Hop
    • Conscious Hip Hop
    • Country-Rap
    • Grunk
    • Crunkcore
    • Cumbia Rap
    • Dirty South
    • East Coast
      • Brick City Club
      • Hardcore Hip Hop
      • Mafioso Rap
      • New Jersey Hip Hop

    • Freestyle Rap
    • G-Funk
    • Gangsta Rap
    • Golden Age
    • Grime
    • Hardcore Rap
    • Hip-Hop
    • Hip Pop
    • Horrorcore
    • Hyphy
    • Industrial Hip Hop
    • Instrumental Hip Hop
    • Jazz Rap
    • Latin Rap
    • Low Bap
    • Lyrical Hip Hop
    • Merenrap
    • Midwest Hip Hop
      • Chicago Hip Hop
      • Detroit Hip Hop
      • Horrorcore
      • St. Louis Hip Hop
      • Twin Cities Hip Hop
    • Motswako
    • Nerdcore
    • New Jack Swing
    • New School Hip Hop
    • Old School Rap
    • Rap
    • Trap
    • Turntablism
    • Underground Rap
    • West Coast Rap
  • Holiday
    • Chanukah
    • Christmas
    • Christmas: Children’s
    • Christmas: Classic
    • Christmas: Classical
    • Christmas: Comedy
    • Christmas: Jazz
    • Christmas: Modern
    • Christmas: Pop
    • Christmas: R&B
    • Christmas: Religious
    • Christmas: Rock
    • Easter
    • Halloween
    • Holiday: Other
    • Thanksgiving
  • Indie Pop
  • Industrial
    • Aggrotech
    • Coldwave
    • Cybergrind
    • Dark Electro
    • Death Industrial
    • Electro-Industrial
    • Electronic Body Music
      • Futurepop
    • Industrial Metal
      • Neue Deutsche Härte
    • Industrial Rock
    • Noise
      • Japanoise
      • Power Electronics
      • Power Noise
    • Witch House
  • Inspirational – Christian & Gospel
    • CCM
    • Christian Metal
    • Christian Pop
    • Christian Rap
    • Christian Rock
    • Classic Christian
    • Contemporary Gospel
    • Gospel
    • Christian & Gospel
    • Praise & Worship
    • Qawwali
    • Southern Gospel
    • Traditional Gospel
  • Instrumental
    • March (Marching Band)
  • J-Pop (also under ‘Asian’)
    • J-Rock
    • J-Synth
    • J-Ska
    • J-Punk
  • Jazz
    • Acid Jazz
    • Afro-Cuban Jazz
    • Avant-Garde Jazz
    • Bebop
    • Big Band
    • Blue Note
    • British Dance Band (Jazz)
    • Cape Jazz
    • Chamber Jazz
    • Contemporary Jazz
    • Continental Jazz
    • Cool Jazz
    • Crossover Jazz
    • Dark Jazz
    • Dixieland
    • Early Jazz
    • Electro Swing (Jazz)
    • Ethio-jazz
    • Ethno-Jazz
    • European Free Jazz
    • Free Funk (Avant-Garde / Funk Jazz)
    • Free Jazz
    • Fusion
    • Gypsy Jazz
    • Hard Bop
    • Indo Jazz
    • Jazz Blues
    • Jazz-Funk (see Free Funk)
    • Jazz-Fusion
    • Jazz Rap
    • Jazz Rock
    • Kansas City Jazz
    • Latin Jazz
    • M-Base Jazz
    • Mainstream Jazz
    • Modal Jazz
    • Neo-Bop
    • Neo-Swing
    • Nu Jazz
    • Orchestral Jazz
    • Post-Bop
    • Punk Jazz
    • Ragtime
    • Ska Jazz
    • Skiffle (also Folk)
    • Smooth Jazz
    • Soul Jazz
    • Swing Jazz
    • Straight-Ahead Jazz
    • Trad Jazz
    • Third Stream
    • Jazz-Funk
    • Free Jazz
    • West Coast Jazz
  • K-Pop (also under ‘Asian’)
  • Karaoke
  • Kayokyoku
  • Latin
    • Alternativo & Rock Latino
    • Argentine Tango
    • Bachata
    • Baithak Gana
    • Baladas y Boleros
    • Bolero
    • Bossa Nova
    • Brazilian
      • Axé
      • Bossa Nova
      • Brazilian Rock
      • Brega
      • Choro
      • Forró
      • Frevo
      • Funk Carioca
      • Lambada
      • Maracatu
      • Música Popular Brasileira
      • Música Sertaneja
      • Pagode
      • Samba
      • Samba Rock
      • Tecnobrega
      • Tropicalia
      • Zouk-Lambada

    • Chicha
    • Criolla
    • Contemporary Latin
    • Cumbia
    • Flamenco / Spanish Flamenco
    • Huayno
    • Joropo (popular style in Venezuela, and also in the llanos (plains) of Colombia)
    • Latin Jazz
    • Mambo (Cuba)
    • Mariachi
    • Merengue Típico
    • Nuevo Flamenco
    • Pop Latino
    • Portuguese Fado
    • Punta
    • Punta Rock
    • Ranchera
    • Raíces
    • Raison
    • Reggaeton y Hip-Hop
    • Regional Mexicano
    • Salsa y Tropical
    • Soca
    • Son
    • Tejano
    • Timba
    • Twoubadou
    • Vallenato
    • Zouk
  • Metal
    • Heavy Metal
    • Speed Metal
    • Thrash Metal
    • Power Metal
    • Death Metal
    • Black Metal
    • Pagan Metal
    • Viking Metal
    • Folk Metal
    • Symphonic Metal
    • Gothic Metal
    • Glam Metal
    • Hair Metal
    • Doom Metal
    • Groove Metal
    • Industrial Metal
    • Modern Metal
    • Neoclassical Metal
    • New Wave Of British Heavy Metal
    • Post Metal
    • Progressive Metal
    • Avantgarde Metal
    • Sludge
    • Djent
    • Drone
    • Kawaii Metal
    • Pirate Metal
    • Nu Metal
    • Neue Deutsche Härte
    • Math Metal
    • Crossover
    • Grindcore
    • Hardcore
    • Metalcore
    • Deathcore
    • Post Hardcore
    • Mathcore
  • New Age
    • Environmental
    • Healing
    • Meditation
    • Nature
    • Relaxation
    • Travel
  • Opera
  • Pop
    • Adult Contemporary
    • Arab Pop
    • Baroque
    • Britpop
    • Bubblegum Pop
    • Chamber Pop
    • Chanson
    • Christian Pop
    • Classical Crossover
    • Europop
      • Austropop
      • Balkan Pop
      • French Pop
      • Latin Pop
      • Laïkó
      • Nederpop
      • Russian Pop
    • Dance Pop
    • Dream Pop
    • Electro Pop
    • Iranian Pop
    • Jangle Pop
    • Latin Ballad
    • Levenslied
    • Louisiana Swamp Pop
    • Mexican Pop
    • Motorpop
    • New Romanticism
    • Orchestral Pop
    • Pop Rap
    • Popera
    • Pop/Rock
    • Pop Punk
    • Power Pop
    • Psychedelic Pop
    • Schlager
    • Soft Rock
    • Sophisti-Pop
    • Space Age Pop
    • Sunshine Pop
    • Surf Pop
    • Synthpop
    • Teen Pop
    • Traditional Pop Music
    • Turkish Pop
    • Vispop
    • Wonky Pop
  • Post-Disco
    • Boogie
    • Dance-pop
  • Progressive
    • Progressive House / Trance
      • Disco House
      • Dream House
      • Space House
      • Japanese House
      • Bounce / Scouse House
    • Progressive Breaks
    • Progressive Drum & Bass
    • Progressive Techno
  • R&B/Soul
    • (Carolina) Beach Music
    • Contemporary R&B
    • Disco
    • Doo Wop
    • Funk
    • Modern Soul
    • Motown
    • Neo-Soul
    • Northern Soul
    • Psychedelic Soul
    • Quiet Storm
    • Soul
    • Soul Blues
    • Southern Soul
  • Reggae
    • 2-Tone
    • Dub
    • Roots Reggae
    • Reggae Fusion
    • Reggae en Español
      • Spanish Reggae
      • Reggae 110
      • Reggae Bultrón
      • Romantic Flow
    • Lovers Rock
    • Raggamuffin
      • Ragga
      • Dancehall

    • Ska
      • 2 Tone
      • Dub
      • Rocksteady
  • Reggae Dancehall
  • Rock
    • Acid Rock
    • Adult-Oriented Rock
    • Afro Punk
    • Adult Alternative
    • Alternative Rock
    • American Traditional Rock
    • Anatolian Rock
    • Arena Rock
    • Art Rock
    • Blues-Rock
    • British Invasion
    • Cock Rock
    • Death Metal / Black Metal
    • Doom Metal
    • Glam Rock
    • Gothic Metal
    • Grind Core
    • Hair Metal
    • Hard Rock
    • Math Metal
    • Math Rock
    • Metal
    • Metal Core
    • Noise Rock (genre – Japanoise)
    • Jam Bands
    • Post Punk
    • Post Rock
    • Prog-Rock/Art Rock
    • Progressive Metal
    • Psychedelic
    • Rock & Roll
    • Rockabilly
    • Roots Rock
    • Singer/Songwriter
    • Southern Rock
    • Spazzcore
    • Stoner Metal (duuuude)
    • Surf
    • Technical Death Metal
    • Tex-Mex
    • Thrash Metal
    • Time Lord Rock (Trock)
    • Trip-hop
    • Yacht Rock (soft rock)
  • Singer/Songwriter
    • Alternative Folk
    • Contemporary Folk
    • Contemporary Singer/Songwriter
    • Indie Folk
    • Folk-Rock
    • Love Song (Chanson)
    • New Acoustic
    • Traditional Folk
  • Soundtrack
    • Foreign Cinema
    • Movie Soundtrack
    • Musicals
    • Original Score
    • Soundtrack
    • TV Soundtrack
  • Spoken Word
  • Tex-Mex / Tejano
    • Chicano
    • Classic
    • Conjunto
    • Conjunto Progressive
    • New Mex
    • Tex-Mex
  • Vocal
    • A cappella
    • Barbershop
    • Cantique (sacred vocal)
    • Doo-wop
    • Gregorian Chant
    • Standards
    • Traditional Pop
    • Vocal Jazz
    • Vocal Pop
    • Yodel
  • World
    • Africa
      • African Heavy Metal
      • African Hip Hop
      • Afro-Beat
      • Afro-House
      • Afro-Pop
      • Apala (or akpala)
      • Benga
      • Bikutsi
      • Bongo Flava
      • Cape Jazz
      • Chimurenga
      • Coupé-Décalé
      • Fuji Music
      • Genge
      • Gnawa (hypnotic trance)
      • Highlife
      • Hiplife
      • Isicathamiya
      • Jit
      • Jùjú
      • Kapuka
      • Kizomba
      • Kuduro
      • Kwaito
      • Kwela
      • Lingala (Rumba Lingala / Congolese Rumba)
      • Makossa
      • Maloya
      • Marrabenta
      • Mbalax
      • Mbaqanga
      • Mbube
      • Morna
      • Museve
      • Negro Spiritual
      • Palm-Wine
      • Raï
      • Sakara
      • Sega
      • Seggae
      • Semba
      • Soukous
      • Taarab
      • Zouglou
    • Asia
      • Anison
      • Baithak Gana
      • C-Pop
      • CityPop
      • Cantopop
      • Enka
      • Hong Kong English Pop
      • Fann At-Tanbura
      • Fijiri
      • J-Pop
      • Japanese Pop
      • K-Pop
      • Khaliji
      • Kayōkyoku
      • Korean Pop
      • Liwa
      • Mandopop
      • Onkyokei
      • Taiwanese Pop
      • T-Pop (Thai pop)
      • Sawt
    • Australia
    • Cajun
    • Calypso
    • Caribbean
      • Chutney
      • Chutney Soca
      • Compas
      • Mambo
      • Merengue
      • Méringue

    • Carnatic (Karnataka Sanghetha)
    • Celtic
    • Celtic Folk
    • Contemporary Celtic
    • Coupé-décalé – Congo
    • Dangdut
    • Drinking Songs
    • Drone
    • Europe – Portugal: Fado music is a form of Portuguese singing that is often associated with pubs, cafés, and restaurants.
    • Europe – Greece: Laiko, Entechno, Rebetika
    • Europe – Germany / Austria / Sweden / UK: Schlager (varies by country)
    • France
    • Hawaii
    • Japan
    • Klezmer
    • Mbalax – Senegal
    • Middle East
    • North America
    • Ode
    • Piphat – Thailand
    • Polka
    • Soca
    • South Africa
    • South America
    • South / Southeast Asia
      • Baila
      • Bhangra
      • Bhojpuri
      • Dangdut
      • Filmi
      • Indian Pop
      • Hindustani
      • Indian Ghazal
      • Lavani
      • Luk Thung
      • Luk Krung
      • Manila Sound
      • Morlam
      • Pinoy Pop
      • Pop Sunda
      • Ragini
      • Thai Pop
    • Traditional Celtic
    • Worldbeat
    • Zydeco

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505 Responses
  • Rod
    March 20, 2016

    Music that never goes out of style, CLASICCAL MUSIC!!!

    • rod
      April 3, 2019


      • Desmon
        October 24, 2022


    • Jenna Braun (not my real name)
      April 4, 2019


      • askajsks
        March 14, 2022

        Bruh hahahahaha be NicE tO othER pEopLE

        • Di3acter
          October 6, 2022

          Where Phonk

          • Seth Jaxon
            October 28, 2022

            Actually that was my first question too :/

      • isaiah
        August 9, 2022

        Why would you pick jenna braun as a fake name

      • osama bin obama (real name)
        December 15, 2023

        shut up ya gronk

    • Jocelyn Billington
      May 8, 2019

      I know…Riiight?? This list is crazy. Way too long. Ridiculous.

      • C C
        September 8, 2022

        Of course it is way too long for those of you who pretty much limit your listening experience to what is played on the radio. However, a list of such proportions does serve a useful function for some of us.

        “They play both kinds of music here: Country, and Western.”

      • weah
        December 4, 2023

        look up “list of music genres” on wikipedia, its longer lol

        • admin
          December 16, 2023

          Not really 🙂

    • Eraina
      June 24, 2019

      I love the sound of Classical music. I often listen to “Soft Rock”, “Pop, R&B and HipHop.”

      • PulSamsara
        October 4, 2022

        The Inuit/Yupik have 50 words for snow. Why not 500 for music? ; )

      • Samuel
        October 6, 2022

        Then we are good to go ❣️

    • ss
      September 26, 2019

      classical music is crusty


      • Chris Lupullini
        March 27, 2022

        I think Fidget House is a thing?
        Not on the list.

      • Brandon
        June 22, 2022

        Nah, ur crusty

    • Nancy
      November 30, 2022


      April 19, 2024

      YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASS! i luv classical music

  • Timothy Mathers
    March 30, 2016

    Great list but you could include Britpunk, Hardcore Punk and emo in the rock section.

    • admin
      February 23, 2019

      Added in alt / punk – thanks!

      • Rolo Weston
        March 7, 2019

        Missing several very popular styles of music under Latin Category, all of these have become popular throughout the region, some of them exported and heard in concerts in Europe and Asia:
        – Vallenato (from Colombia)
        – Joropo: (this is the most popular style in Venezuela, and also in the llanos (plains) of Colombia
        – Danzón: (from Cuba)
        – Mambo: (from Cuba, it also represents the origins of salsa music
        – Merengue: a dancing style originating in the Dom Republic but exported all over the world. More popular than Bachata (already in your list)

      • Nishant Gharat
        May 3, 2019

        This is lot of music genres i appreciate your work

      • Deborah Drake
        May 19, 2019

        Where is Neo-Classical ???

      • anthony
        February 12, 2024

        I understand the other ones but why emo in rock

    • Lisa
      June 19, 2019

      And Screamo

    • EE EEE
      March 28, 2022

      preach timmothy

    • Marc
      November 20, 2022

      What about melodical / melodic rap?

  • rena ronik
    April 3, 2016

    What about vaporwave and its subgenres? (hypnagogic,vektroid,mallsoft,vaportrap ,vaporhop,protovapor etc)

    • D
      March 22, 2019

      Ummm. No

      • D
        September 25, 2019

        U M M M . N O

    • violett chloe
      September 4, 2019

      And… Synthwave :'(

  • rena ronik
    April 3, 2016

    What about outrun music?

  • rena ronik
    April 3, 2016

    And also trill wave /cloud rap

  • Debora Vieira
    April 5, 2016

    Hello, have you checked out “Fado”?
    It’s a music genre from Portugal. Marisa is one of its best known artists.

    • Anton
      April 2, 2019

      How could you leave out Lingala (Rumba Lingala or Congolese Rumba) from the African list? It rocks the bars from Kinshasa to Mombasa day and night! Thanks.

    • Michael O'Hare
      November 19, 2022

      Alexa is playing for me now


    May 16, 2016

    Trap should be under hiphop, same as crunk and grime. under afro – fuji, negro spiritual, afro house, afro beat.under reggea should be ragga muffin, Dancehall is also called reggea dancehall but its a genre of its own and has nothing to do with reggea apart from the fact that they both have thier root in jamaica pls correct that


  • Breannan Kolb
    May 22, 2016

    You forgot emo!

    • Dave
      March 22, 2019

      They call it by its full name – “Emotional Hardcore”

      • DemonicSlime
        July 26, 2022


  • Manthos88
    May 26, 2016

    Why is metal music not included in this list (or is it and I didn’t notice?) ???

  • Noah Munday
    May 30, 2016

    Metal is not rock it’s like rock but it is METAL

    • melody
      May 9, 2019

      wait is that a joke XD

  • Ts
    June 2, 2016

    Sea punk?
    YouTube poop music video?

  • Aarit Yashri
    June 6, 2016

    I like only Pop songs..

  • Kris Han
    June 11, 2016

    I listen to every type of music. But for most music that I listen is Rock music. Music make you feel better no matter what but it’s great to enjoy the feeling of good sound cross to your ears.

  • Philip L
    June 18, 2016

    Here are some you missed: Psy-trance, Goa, Prog. (Trance), Prog. Psy-trance), Dark Psy, Acid-Trance, Acid-House, Deep-House, Tech-House, Minimal Techno.
    Maybe classified as sub-genres, but different enough if what you have up already is anything to go by…
    I’ll try to think of more in other genres another time, if you like.
    Hope it helps! 🙂

  • Carrie
    July 22, 2016

    You should also add Muzak, elevator music (which people say is different than Muzak and I think so too to an extent), new jack swing, and third wave ska. And yodeling, if it is considered a music genre. I don’t think you have any of these, at least that I could see.

    • Jenny
      May 22, 2019

      Yodeling. So… it’s not a form of torture?

  • Moose
    July 26, 2016

    I beilive Tropical House should be added to the list. The artist who coined the term is Thomas Jack

  • Alex
    August 13, 2016

    I’m trying to put together a playlist featuring a track from each genre… Have you already done this?

    • admin
      October 17, 2016

      Nope. But I was thinking about adding snippets of music for various genres. Just a lot of work! 🙂

      • Heather
        June 20, 2018

        Is calypso on the list?

        • Brian
          December 20, 2018

          Yep-under “World”

        • Oliver Eriksson
          February 20, 2019

          Use Control+F And it will give you a bar where you can search for your type of music and it will come up as a yellow bar on the side

      • Justin
        December 3, 2018

        why u no add rainy jazz?

        • Lucas J. Harvey
          March 7, 2019

          I believe you are talking about lofi hip hop. Some real good stuff, that.

        • admin
          March 13, 2022

          Maybe… just maybe it’s not a true style but more of a playlist?

    • Val
      May 24, 2018

      Me too I want to start having an open mind of all music ?each genre is a different perspective in my opinion

    • trhow
      January 14, 2019

      Stupid poll. Lists Includes only polls liked types.

  • Terry Burns
    August 26, 2016

    What is boogy woogy music called?

    • admin
      October 17, 2016

      “Boogie-woogie is a musical genre that became popular during the late 1920s, but developed in African American communities in the 1870s. It was eventually extended from piano, to piano duo and trio, guitar, big band, country and western music, and gospel.”

  • Mir
    August 31, 2016

    I love rap.. I am a rapper

    • Alec Garner
      July 17, 2018

      I hate rap, i dont understand how people who dont play instrument’s consider them selfs artists? They could be called performer’s. I appreciate any music who actually uses instuments. Instead of sitting and plaing with a computer. No rap artist will ever reach the height oh zeppelin or the Beatles. Elvis or even MJ, pink Floyd, the stones. Never, bevause there lack of real talent. Most don’t even write their own music.

      • Roxanne
        October 1, 2018

        Why are you being such a downer? Plus you’re just mad because you enjoy living in the past than enjoying the moment.

        • Jon T.
          May 29, 2019

          I dunno, I have a general distaste for rap myself. Repeated rhythms of hi-hats and maybe a little bass part with mumbling over it isn’t music as far as I’m concerned.

          On the ‘you’re just not enjoying the moment’ remark, I have a concern. Rap in-and-of itself just isn’t music to some people. That’s not a case of ‘old gatekeeper doesn’t like new things’, but more a case of ‘new things are trying to call themselves something they aren’t, and some people aren’t going to recognise it as what it says it is’. Rap, to some, just isn’t music. As an orchestral, jazz, and marching/DCI band musician myself, rap just seems so primitive and unfulfilling. Of course, there are some exceptions; a few certain rap songs (emphasis on ‘songs’), I don’t mind. Some are better-made than the rest. As for the rest, I just really don’t understand its appeal to anyone with an actual interest or basic knowledge of music, and personally don’t consider rap as music because of that.

          Anyways. Big point there was that I agree with Alec to an extent; that rap isn’t music. I won’t say it isn’t art; art is far too diverse and frankly anything can be called ‘art’. I don’t believe that any noise can be called ‘music’ though, hence why I don’t like rap, which simply lacks substance.

          • Aun Collective
            April 5, 2022

            If you remove the vocals from a rap song, does it still cease to be music? That would seemingly put Blockhead, Mixmaster Mike, and many other talented artists under the “not music” banner.

            There’s a lot of experimental, avant-garde, sound experimentation, music concrete, etc works I’d be more apt to call not music long before the bulk of what’s under the rap. Rap is also such a catchall phrase that it loses meaning. The work of Subtle and Aesop Rock often shares more in common with outside genres than the most basic of mainsream rap that was contemporary to any of their albums.

            Throwing “Rap” into not music would even catch a few Tom Waits songs, not counting the spoken word stuff (i.e. the tracks with Burroughs on The Black Rider).

            What’s the definition of music that encapsulates it’s broad range in such a way as to be exclusionary to rap? I’m curious, not necessarily criticizing the point-of-view.

      • Archie
        October 4, 2018

        Just because some people have ghost writers doesn’t mean all of them to do. also, Do you consider poems art? because of rap is just faster musical rap

      • Lily Drimm
        October 5, 2018

        So a singer isn’t an artist? A rapper isn’t as well while they write theirnown lyrics that can really be peotry sometime and you’re saying rap isn’t art?

      • Lily Drimm
        October 5, 2018

        So a singer isn’t an artist? A rapper isn’t as well while they write theirnown lyrics that can really be peotry sometime and you’re saying rap isn’t art?
        I can name you many rappers that are really talentuous, write their own lyrics, compose, even some I know had create their own beats ^^
        And there is a hip-hop/rap/pop group right now that kill the charts, records and even went on UN to do a speach…
        Rappers can be genius as well.

        • VT
          December 15, 2018

          I am not sure if you are an A.R.M.Y. Or no, but I second your view. Appreciate you recognising them! Thanks.

      • Mullaney
        October 6, 2018

        IoI it does sometimes seem that way, but it’s amazing how they can do it so fast with that type of flow, a lot, sadly really aren’t good, just sometimes saying a couple of words and making up stupid words just for the rhyme is eye-rolling-ly nauseating,
        but, ones with a flow and a meaning in it, not just saying money one-hundred-eighty-times in a row, are spectacular,

        In my opinion, a singer who only sings others music, doesn’t play any instrument and doesn’t write , is worst.

      • Cole
        October 7, 2018

        If an individual can take a computer and use it to create a beat or a tune through programs, that computer definitely then becomes an instrument of sorts. Also, I really doubt any rapper is trying to reach the same pinnacle that The Beatles or Led Zepplin achieved. That’s not their style of music so they’re climbing a different mountain to reach other heights away from people like you that hate something that’s different and doesn’t suit their tastes. I’m personally a huge fan of The Beatles, Led Zepplin, Tupac & Kendrick because the talent they produced/produce is obvious, even thought extremely different.

        • Wilma
          May 19, 2019

          Already tried outrun.
          Doesn’t work, and doubt it ever will..

        • Jayne
          September 13, 2019

          You said that better than I could! Thanks for pointing this out

      • Emgold Uba
        October 16, 2018

        Alec Garner, it’s absurd to say you hate Rap for the reason you mentioned above. The days of analog music are gone. It’s digital age and computer age, no one can change that. With all due respect to all the great artists you mentioned as greatest heights in music. But I’ve to tell you their songs were great then, not now that music has overgrown and magnified. It’s now music of today and tomorrows, not music of the past and yesteryears!

        • Karen Culpepper
          November 9, 2018

          The music of yesteryear is music that stands the test of time. Todays artists are just splashes in the pan. 5 yrs from now will anyone remember the “artists” of today. Naturally there arena few who
          Id love to see record labels pick artists who stand the test of time. NOT the ones who may make it to the end of a season..

        • Mark Bajona
          November 13, 2018

          Actually its technology that holds the spot that creative artists used to hold back in the day. Younger generation is more interested in the newest iphone comming out and best gamming to play. That is where it has changed. Rock is not dead. Just the buisiness is….At this present time in our world.

        • Dave
          March 22, 2019

          How can you possibly justify saying it’s “absurd” for *HIM* to hate rap for the reasons *HE* mentioned. That’s completely rediculous! He can hate rap for any reason he wants– that doesn’t mean you have to.

      • Darwin Bell
        November 7, 2018

        @Alex Garner. You should really rethink your statement. I personally don’t like Rap Music as well as several other genres. But to say that someone who doesn’t play an instrument isn’t an artist is absurd. Try sitting down and listening to some of the modern-day Accapella bands such as Home Free and Pentatonix. The only instruments they use is their voices and bodies but you would bet money they have a band backing them, buI they don’t. If you take the time to listen to these guys and you still don’t think that they are artist then maybe you need to open your mind and accept the fact that everyone has different views and taste. If you don’t you are missing a whole wide, beautiful world out there.

      • Mark Bajona
        November 13, 2018

        Now you know what makes money today. Its sad isnt it. Rock is not dead. Just the buisness is.

      • Wize'El
        November 24, 2018

        Because it’s so much that go into writing a rap, like rhythmic patterns, rhyme schemes, metaphors, similes, punch lines,melodies, etc. Then you have to artisticly craft a way to deliver it over a beat and then it’s the level of the performance. This is poetry, song writing, performance taken to the next level, Art.

      • mr. good taste
        January 1, 2019

        dear alec,

        stop being a dumbass boomer and stop listening to dated stale 70s bands
        theres good rap music and you’re being an absolute dumbass about it
        you obviously don’t listen to much music and only spend your time listening to boring ass 60s psychedelic rock

      • Grimm
        January 2, 2019

        Alec, that is too bad that you “Hate Rap” and while everyone has different ear taste buds and is entitled to their opinion…my opinon of your opinion is very stuck in your era…pretty close minded for someone who seems know everything about artistry There is not one single form of expression through an external medium that is not art. I am a lyricist, rapper, singer, producer and composer and performer in countless genres… I cant read or write sheet music, play the yet composed classical sonatas and choruses by ear, sang on and wrote for jazz, gospel, Metal, pop, r&b and even show tunes and nursery rhymes. hm… lets see what the Websters say: Definition of music. 1a : the science or art of ordering tones or sounds in succession, in combination, and in temporal relationships to produce a composition having unity and continuity. b : vocal, instrumental, or mechanical sounds having rhythm, melody, or harmony choral music piano music recorded music.

        • admin
          February 16, 2019

          Keep the conversation civil, please!
          Different tastes, different genres.
          Music can unite, just have to appreciate we each have different tastes.
          Celebrate the diversity. Thanks

      • David
        January 5, 2019

        There are not only rappers outside, who are only rapping over music, other people did for them. For example, I tried rap and I did my own beats. That’s cool, because you can make the music, that it fits perfect, Alec.

        • Dave
          March 22, 2019

          Correct. Rappers can be “artists”. I think he meant to say that rappers aren’t musicians- which they certainly aren’t. Being able to snap together beats on an iPad or PC doesn’t make you a musician.

          Did you know that when you “create beats”, every single sample in the library you’re choosing from is a sound that was recorded in a studio by an actual musician playing an actual instrument? Those recordings are then put in a library for you to use to “create beats”.

          There’s nothing wrong with what you’re doing of course, and it can be wonderful poetry or artistry, but taking snippets of the recordings of *other people* (who actually know how to play instruments) and dragging and dropping them into a DAW does not make you a musician.

          I think that’s all he was getting at.

      • Alucard
        January 23, 2019

        Rap music is a form or poetry. Where people express their hardship of life through word expressions. The same how poets express themselves, so is the same with rappers. Now if you said you hate new age rappers, I’ll understand. Because they sing pure nonsense. All the do is talk about how much they abuse women, being harm to each other and their unwise use of their income. Also if you hate poetry then rap music is not for you.

        I love all genre of music, because you can feel the story the artist is trying to potray. Don’t just listen to the beat, live in the lyrics. Feel the music.

      • Dave
        March 22, 2019

        I would consider rappers “artists”, but only in the sense that they can be great poets/writers. But they certainly aren’t “musicians” by any stretch of the imagination.

      • Lila Gemstone
        May 3, 2019

        I have to disagree with you on that because a lot of rappers do write their own lyrics and they write their lyrics based on real life not made up stuff that they have no idea about so yeah you can say they’re not artists but you’re just a hypocrite they are artists in a way that most singers and songwriters are not they actually experience a lot of what they put into their music.

      • Jenny
        May 22, 2019

        Alec my man, you are ILL-informed about Rap. How are going to compare your well worn, over-rated drek–yes I said drek–with rap/hip hop? It’s like comparing cars to sailboats or trains or bicycles. The bands you mentioned ought only to compare with their peers making Queen better than zeppelin, the Kinks or the Zombies or hell how about anything John Pantry(the Factory)had his hands in, better than the beatles. Let’s see..not touching the (un)disputed Kings of Pop just because off the top of my head, I can’t think of anyone but I am partial to Bolan though he’s not that comparable. Okay I’ll give you Floyd but have you heard a song called Moon People by a band called Easily Embarrassed(not a peer of Floyds but is a trippy jam) .Stuff that’s as good as Floyd is Man(welsh), East of Eden, July, & stuff you hear on Rubbles/Circus Days compilations. As for the stones, The Pretty Things, Q65 & stuff you’ll hear on Pebbles/Highs in the Mid-60’s them beat.

        I don’t know how you can say rappers lack real talent. That is so far from the truth. Oh and by the way-how many of your precious bands regularly utilized session musicians? Quite a few–okay let’s not get into the Jimmy page played the guitar solo for “You really got me” by the kinks-that is simply not the case, Page banged a mean tamborine for that song though.

        I think your beef is really with Electronica. Rap has been given a bad one because of Gangsta Rap and the violence it parades. There is great rap out there where lots of rappers also write & produce their own songs. The fact is that rap/hip hop rose up out of a jaded & dying music scene(r&r) and reinvented music itself by implementing samples, record scratching, and upping the ante lyrically. The unity that true hip hop has encouraged by stepping up their game with each other on their next track or performance is incredibly refreshing. And you will never find lyrics as good as what I’ve heard in some rap. For example Killah Priest’s “Color of Ideas’ and “Quantum Spirit of Creation” are simply beautiful and deep. Hip hop has proven itself to be imaginative & resourceful whereas classic rock can be an elitist circle-jerk. Just sayin..

        “That spoon, that spoon, that spooonful…” as only Q65 could do

      • Aniela
        August 4, 2019

        I’m sorry Alec Garner that you hate rap as a whole. There are soooo many different variations of rap like sub-rap genres (just like i.e. Electronic music or Classical). I’m also sorry no one has ever introduced you to some of the good rap artists out there 😔. I recommend J.Cole personally, since he has written, recorded & produced his own music, and makes his own beats. That’s just ONE of many. There’s gangsta rap, mumble rap, trap, west coast/east coast, just to name a few sub genres of rap. Dive in deeper and I bet you’ll find at least ONE song that you like, relate to even! Oh & there’s Christian rap, for those who are on the religious and/or spiritual side and like rap art that preaches to ya! There’s really something for everyone in every genre. So I say to you, and others reading this, go dabble in music!! Checkout Zydeco, learn something new, find out what part of the world it originates, how is it composed. There’s a whole wide world of an array of music genres. It’s art, for your ears and emotions. With love & light, “hashtag” music is life (when JT is on SNL 😂)

      • Eddie
        October 29, 2022

        Thank you! I couldn’t have put it better, well done! The BEATLES, Dylan and then the rest. ✌️

    • jewish music producer from israel
      March 4, 2019

      rap sucks, i like real music with instruments and synths not repetetive beats and some kind of ghetto mumbling.

    • Bearandbu
      March 14, 2019

      Rap, regardless of the style, is artistic expression whether you like it or not (I don’t, generally). If rap includes music accompaniment, whether it’s original scoring, sampling or a mix, then it belongs on the list.

  • Iván Guerrero
    September 3, 2016

    Metal Industrial
    Nu Metal
    Trash Metal
    Gothic Metal
    Black Metal
    Heavy Metal

  • Nicole Christian
    September 4, 2016

    Inspirational: Spirituals, Hymns, Traditional

    Q. Is Hippie a musical genre?

    • admin
      October 17, 2016

      No 🙂

    • Johnson Jahner (Ken)
      October 15, 2018

      “Hippie Rock” is basically Psychedelic and/or Acid Rock i.e. Greatful Dead and possibly Hendrix.

  • Ian Dury
    September 12, 2016

    Love the list, would be great if you could start adding dates too!

  • Ness
    September 19, 2016


  • Jonathan
    September 29, 2016

    Hi. Where is Folk Metal? Represents bands like Finntroll, Enslaved, Korpiklaani etc 🙂

    • maenpaa
      July 27, 2022

      good one!!!

  • KoSithu Nyeim
    October 13, 2016

    Please ! I want to learn musicgenres .
    Give me a chance

  • April
    February 25, 2017

    Djent Metal

  • Justin
    May 25, 2017

    Alternative Hip-Hop
    Alternative R&B
    Country Dubstep
    Blue-Eyed Soul
    K-Hip-hop (korean hip-hop)
    Mando-Pop (mandarin/chinese pop)
    Agro Fusion
    Reggar Fusion

    • jwalker
      April 19, 2019

      Death metal/ Black metal? Really? Separate these or this list is a joke.

    • Ethan Merlyn
      August 13, 2019

      Hey! I guess you should add PC Music.

  • Sans
    May 27, 2017

    Tropical House, Pumpcore, Bass House, Videogame Soundtrack, Metalstep. These are just a few, but d*mn, you’re well on your way to having all of them. I’m impressed. 🙂

  • Steve
    October 8, 2017

    Would love to see calypso/soca on the list.

  • Bo
    October 24, 2017

    And what about jazz-pop? Also looking for subcategories (if that even exist) of jazz-pop. Any ideas?

  • Basheer
    November 2, 2017

    You can definitely add QAWWALI…

  • Guy
    November 19, 2017

    No horrorcore/juggalo rap (icp twiztid king gordy) or even grim reality rap (insane poetry, dance with the devil) or acapella? What about Nightcore?

  • Martin
    January 14, 2018

    What about Merengue and Bachata under Latin? Big miss!!!

  • Lucas Villa
    March 16, 2018

    You’re missing Vaporwave, and Gabber

  • Rameen rajpoot
    May 18, 2018


  • Muscovy duck
    May 20, 2018

    Great list! Didn’t know there were so many genres! I’m not sure if you put this or not but is KPOP a genre?

  • Damon Linley
    May 21, 2018

    You forgot nu metal

  • Mateo Arsenault
    May 22, 2018


  • Marcel
    May 24, 2018

    No Latino, Salsa or South American?

  • Jacob
    May 31, 2018

    Maybe I missed it but where is Avant-Funk?

  • Michael kanno
    June 25, 2018

    I think house should be added to the list , as a genre on its own , because it has other sub-genres ,

    The sub genres should be:

    Funk House / Radio

    This is like electronica with a dull gospel background.

    Ghetto house

    This is like rap and electronica

    Ghost house

    This is like Ghost themed sounds with electronica


    This is the normal sub genres of electronic

    Jazz house

    Spooky house

    This is like electronica with a soul background.

    Spooky funk House

    This is electrica with soul and gospel background ( e.g Sia bring it to me)

    Spooky rock house

    Electronica with soul and pop or rock ( e.g Katy Perry , Ur so gay)

    Fun house

    Like electronica and children’s song ( e.g pink funhouse)

    Electro house

  • Eva
    August 1, 2018

    I think this list is more than wrong. And it’s quite wrong to put it at all, because this is spreading false information. For example, you are listing “christmas” as if it was an own genre — but infact a genre is not defined by the meaning of a tune. There are many Christmas songs that definitely and officially belong to the pop-genre for example. According to your list they make up an own genre..? And you are listing subgenres of Rock under another classification….? How does that make sense? I mean — you can “filter” genres — but not in the same breath as you are categorising them. It’s like making a list of mammals and all it’s species and amonst all the species and their subspecies, you start listing all animals that can swim. You wouldn’t do that either, would you? Please either correct this article or delete it.

    • Anthony
      September 25, 2018

      Then maybe YOU should put together a list instead of criticizing this one? It’s easy to throw mud when you do nothing yourself, huh?

      • Tiffany Winger
        May 2, 2019

        Yeah, what you said 😜

    • Dave
      March 22, 2019

      If you’re saying that “Christmas Music” isn’t a genre of music, you’re being really, really silly (and you’re wrong of course)! Just because a song fits into more than one genre, doesn’t mean those other genres don’t exist! Do you think that “punk rock”, “hard rock”, “soft rock”, “classic rock”, “heavy metal”, “death metal”, “christian rock” and “acoustic rock” should all just be called “rock” (even though they are VASTLY different)?? And if so, what’s the point of genres in the first place?

      By your standards, couldn’t we just classify every single song of any type (rap, classical, punk, country, techno, broadway, disco, etc) that’s EVER been played on the radio as “pop” (which of course simply means “popular”)?? It’s on the radio, so I guess it’s *ALL* just “pop”, right? Every single song no matter what it sounds like? That’s pretty silly, isn’t it?

      By the way, you may be a millenial and not understand this, but not everything that YOU don’t like or agree with needs to be “corrected”. And not everything that YOU don’t like or agree with needs to be “deleted” from the world.

      With all due respect, please get a grip!

    • Jennifer
      April 2, 2022

      I personally like the list if no other reason, having a reasonable way to categorize my extensive LP collection with dividers. I plan to make a divider called “Holidays” so all those albums are together and not randomly spread out to the other classifications which would make them much more difficult to find.

      Great effort was obviously put into this, I thank the author. Now I’m hoping to find a list that has a link to an example of each kind because I need to hear it to understand it.

    September 26, 2018

    What about Eminems gener of music:

    • Archie
      October 4, 2018

      Why you hating

    • Aniela
      August 4, 2019

      One man’s trash, is another man’s treasure 😁

  • Lucas
    September 28, 2018

      Pop rap (or hip pop) is a pop music influenced style of hip hop that contains pop-influenced melodic hooks and pop influenced melodies. The style became popular in the early 1990s, as hip hop music found commercial success. Pop rappers such as Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer were more radio-friendly than the explicit lyrics of gangsta rap such as Ice-T.

  • Lucas
    September 28, 2018

    Hip hop is a cultural movement that originated in the working class communities of New York City, United States, in the late 1970s.[1][2][2] DJ Afrika Bambaataa first outlined the five pillars of hip-hop culture: MCing, DJing, breaking, graffiti writing, and knowledge.[3][4][5][6] Other elements include beatboxing, hip hop fashion, and slang. Since first emerging in the South Bronx, hip hop culture has spread around the world.[7] When hip hop music began to emerge, it was based around disc jockeys who created rhythmic beats by looping breaks (small portions of songs emphasizing a percussive pattern) on two turntables, which is now more commonly referred to as sampling. This was later accompanied by “rap” (a rhythmic style of chanting or poetry more formally in 16 bar measures or time frames) and beatboxing, a vocal technique mainly used to imitate percussive elements of the music and various technical effects of hip hop DJs. An original form of dancing and particular styles of dress arose among lovers of this new music. These elements experienced considerable refinement and development over the course of the history of the culture.

  • Ligma Ligma Yes Papa
    September 30, 2018

    A minor quibble: Baroque music is different from classical music. Baroque music should hence not be a subcategory of classical because baroque dates back to 17th century, when pianos aren’t invented yet and harpsichords are used instead, which explains why most baroque music have detached notes (e.g. Bach, Handel). Classical, on the other hand, has rich harmonies and a lot of scale-like notes. Classical dates back to 18th century (e.g. Mozart, Beethoven)
    Hope this helps.

  • Fitsum Tesfaye
    October 2, 2018

    Dear sir
    I think you overlooked some music types which are very ancient and very comprehensive, with their own melody and language. You only mentioned Ethio-jazz, which is a very small part of the types in that country. There are more than 11 styles which are unique and some inherent. I am doing a research on identifying and classifying those styles from the rest of the international music. So far I got successful result on identifying and classifying most of them. Let me give you the lists first. If you require I can give you sample songs with description of the style and other information. These styles use a pentatonic scale which is different form the diatonic scale that almost the whole world is using.
    I believe they need to be included in the list. Some of them existed since the 3rd century as religion songs.
    Tizita /Waltz in pentatonic scale
    Somaligna (Not the country Somalia song)
    Ethiopian Orthodox church songs styles
    … and more

    Please contact me if you need any explanation and resource about the styles.
    My email (i think you can find it on the comments module)

    Best regards
    Fitsum Tesfaye
    Hawassa University
    Hawassa, Ethiopia

  • josh head
    October 2, 2018

    this is nowhere near a complete list of musical genres… what about witch hop or s3rl… or happy hardcore… or future base. was just wanting to point that out… there is way to much music for anyone but a large team of hundreds to list and research.

  • RS
    October 4, 2018

    French House, Happy Hardcore, Nightcore, mumble rap

  • Howdy
    October 10, 2018

    Under your country genre I see you have Country Gospel. That is great however the correct name should be Inspirational Country, which includes Country Gospel. The Radio Station I worked at was Inspirational Country, which includes Artsit like George Strait, Josh Turner, Clay Walker, Vince Gill, Garth Brooks, Reba, ECT and only there songs that are inspirational but also many many Independent Artist like Jenna Faith, Johnny Rowlett, Chris Hale, Chuck Day, Lisa Daggs ECT . Other Radio Stations like Heavens Country in Colorado, Camp meeting Radio in Knoxville, HLE Radio in Jennings Lousiana, not to mention KVVO 94.1 Inspirational Country Radio in Abilene Texas as well as tons of others are known as Inspirational Country Radio Stations. The Inspirational Country/ Gospel Is taking off in a major way and has been the last several years especially. Sunday’s Kind of Country Radio and Tv also are known for this out of Tenn.
    Country Gospel is great but the true name for it Inspirational Country Music. Its country music with a message, FAITH, FAMILY, COUNTRY whether that be an artist singing about the love of his wife or girlfriend to an artist singing about restoring a mustang ect. It all falls under Inspirational Country which includes the Country Gospel. It’s been around for years but has become well known in the Country Radio world from Nashville to Texas, to NY even over seas were people listen on line through there sites or Facebook live right from the studios, even the Artist do live Facebook stuff all the time. Just some FYI for ya. I will include one of the radio website for you in the field below. The main man there is Hunter a friend, check It out

  • Nekavrad
    October 11, 2018

    death rock

  • Natalia Galicia
    October 13, 2018


  • David Olson
    October 13, 2018

    I don’t know if it is considered a subgenre of Black Metal, but there is DSBM, depressive suicidal black metal. I have been checking this out lately and it is quite different from the usual Black Metal. Xasthur would be an example of this.

    • Devon
      January 9, 2019

      Given they’ve spelled thrash as ‘trash metal’, I wouldn’t hold out much hope of any kind of sensible outling of metal subgenres…

      • admin
        February 16, 2019

        Fixing… appreciate you spotting that.
        Any help you can provide as far as metal subgenres welcome!

        • Patrick
          April 5, 2019

          Add “kalindula” African, zambia to be specific.

  • Rays Koshy
    October 15, 2018

    I wonder how carnatic music is just a sub genre in world music. One of the most complicated of all music is Carnatic music and the other one Hindustani, both Indian classical music. Indian classical music and indian popular music themselves make a genre. Its rich melody puffed with rich harmony and accompaniment. Some indian popular movie songs are so rich that they can be converted to a symphony. Unfortunately the world shows an attitude to india always which is seen in the case of music as well.

      November 22, 2018

      I totally agree with you.

  • siebenhirter
    October 15, 2018

    waltz is missing

  • Adrian
    October 16, 2018

    Where is city pop?
    I cannot find it, and it’s kinda basic subcategory =”)
    Anyhow, you can add it I believe.

  • Michael's
    October 16, 2018

    One is missing….
    Afro music
    Origin: Nigerian music genre

  • Alan veliz
    October 17, 2018

    Tech house, deep house, progressive house, minimal house etc etc etc etc.

    • niggerhunter
      June 27, 2019

      big house pool house apartment

  • WCM32
    October 20, 2018

    What about New Romanticism? It’s a sub genre of New Wave, bands like Japan, Duran Duran, Spandua Ballet, A Flock of Seagulls, etc etc…

  • merric
    October 21, 2018

    what does the band daughter fall under 1

  • Liz
    October 22, 2018

    Viking Metal

  • Ivo
    November 1, 2018

    FUTURE HOUSE mann cmon… Check Ellis on YT!

  • bayley
    November 3, 2018

    Beach Goth

  • Erinc Tepetas
    November 6, 2018

    narrow minded, you are

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  • Mike
    November 19, 2018

    I don’t know who made up this list but progressive rock is not typically considered to be part of alternative. I see prog rock/art rock listed under rock but it shouldn’t be considered distinctive from progressive rock as far as genres go.

  • jeaden
    November 20, 2018


  • Tiny_Shovel
    November 20, 2018

    Yo so wb like space punk. Tropical House, Full Flavor,

  • Samuel
    November 20, 2018

    What genre is “All the pretty girls” by Kaleo?

    • admin
      February 17, 2019

      Interesting, probably falls between blues & rock. Cheers

  • Rito
    November 23, 2018

    Kasékò (kaseko in Suriname) is a musical genre from French Guiana and after imported in Surinam, a fusion of African, European and American styles. The Guianan Creole term Kasékò translates literally in casser le corps (break the body) of the French expression, which was used during slavery to indicate a swift dance. It is rhythmically complex, with percussion instruments including skratji (a very large bass drum) and snare drums, as well as saxophone, trumpet and occasionally trombone. Singing can be both solo and choir. Songs are typically call-and-response, as are Creole folk styles from the area, such as kawina.

    Kaseko first evolved out of Bigi Pokoe, which was a 1930s’ style played by large brass bands during festivals, strongly influenced by Dixieland jazz. Later, calypso, rock and roll and other styles left an influence.

  • Annette
    November 30, 2018

    What about music that is spiritual in nature, but is NOT religious OR New Age? Uplifting, earthy music with a positive message, but that stays well into the mainstream? Alternative spiritual ? Spiritu-alt?
    Anybody have any suggestions?

    • Hattie
      April 15, 2022

      I am also wondering this!!

  • Jean Mouton
    December 1, 2018

    you should definitely add Hardbass to the list

  • Justin*
    December 3, 2018

    Dubstep and electro are really hanging low nowadays. it was said that 2013 was the golden age of all electronic dance music and lemme tell ya it was. man i miss those times

  • Justin
    December 3, 2018

    They forgot about EDM Type 1 electro-dance and EDM Type 2 electro-dubstep

  • Mondeaz
    December 5, 2018

    Still trying to figure out some genres … And were certain songs actually fall.. Snippets of sound would help..

  • Michael Kennedy
    December 15, 2018

    Scandinavian music is amazing. Unless I’m mistaken, I don’t see it listed here.

    • Vilhelm
      June 16, 2019

      I know it should!

    • Nithesh N
      July 24, 2019

      Carnatic music: or Karnāṭak music or Karnāṭaka Saṃgīta is a system of music commonly associated with the southern part of the Indian subcontinent.

  • Dave
    December 16, 2018

    Future Garage is also referred to as “Future Bass”:
    And is Melodic Dubstep considered a genre?

  • Breann Johnson
    December 17, 2018

    What about Post-grunge?

  • The Danimal
    December 29, 2018

    Reggaeton and Barbershop Quartet should be on the list.

  • 51315
    January 10, 2019

    Kind of a mess since quite a few of the genres come under more than one of the main genres, but the obvious things that stand out to me are that post-hardcore, emotional hardcore(and all its fusions), nu metal and all the punk+metal fusions (called cores), are missing, metal should really have a separate category from rock, and that death metal and black metal are different things

  • Carole Kennedy
    January 13, 2019

    I’m looking for a genre that I suppose could be considered “cool.” For instance, I consider Leonard Cohen to be cool.

  • Gino
    January 20, 2019

    What about Balkan?

  • Ashley
    January 21, 2019

    It is Thrash Metal not trash metal.

  • Kenneth Murray
    January 28, 2019

    What style or John rock or era of music would you classify bands and artists, such as the Association, The Young Rascals, singer’s nd songs, Glenn Campbell, McArthor Park, Incense Peppperment.

  • Essy
    February 2, 2019

    You have a pretty extensive list here. As an avid listening to heavier rock music genres, I’d like to recommend a adding a few more to the rock genre.

    Symphonic Metal
    Emo rock

  • Ines
    February 8, 2019

    Hi! I think inside electronic music you are missing a lot of them. First of all I would put dance music inside electronic music. And I don’t consider any of the genres you have inside Dance as Dance music subgenres. I think Dance is a style on itself so probably would put everything as subgenres of electronic music.
    I would also add

    Still, very nice list you have here! congrats 🙂

    • admin
      February 16, 2019

      Thank you for the input… I welcome all and any music genre insights!

  • Maria
    February 12, 2019

    what is the name of the author of this page. I am doing a research paper of music and I want to give credit to the author.

    • admin
      February 16, 2019

      Grant Simmons

      • Rach Pamie-George.
        September 15, 2022

        I am also writing a research paper. Can I get some background information about the author of this paper.

        • admin
          October 14, 2022

          About me? I’m a simple guy who loves to collaborate to build things. Like this list. Cheers

  • Bryn Phillips
    February 13, 2019

    I would suggest that you add Piedmont Blues to the Blues section

    • cutie
      April 2, 2019

      What do you mean by that

  • Carriema
    February 13, 2019

    Carrie Underwood is my favourite country singer. She is young, beautiful and charming woman in her 30s. Her strong voice takes me away from all problems of this world so I can enjoy my life and listen songs created by her voice. Now the singer is on a Cry Pretty 360 Tour started in May of 2019. The concerts scheduled for the whole 2019, up to the last day of October. Ticket prices are moderate and available for all men and women with different income. If you are a country music lover as me, then you must visit at least one of her concert. All tour dates are available at the [url=]Carrie Underwood tour Hershey[/url]. Open the website and make yourself familiar with all Carrie Underwood concerts in 2019!

  • Felipe
    February 15, 2019

    You people from the U.S. are so funny, you only count north american and european music, what about brazilian Samba or Bossa, or uruguayan Candombe, or Chilean Cueca, or Argentinian Tango, Peruvian Festejo and so on…. even Africa itself, every country has got hundreds of different rythms, styles, genres or whatever you wanna call it, if you wanna organize music styles or genres or rythms, do it by country, and you’ll never end…..its like trying to find every single popular dish in the world….

    • admin
      February 16, 2019

      Welcome all input. I’m actually European, and would love any expertise you can offers as far as structuring South American music genres. Cheers

    • Dave
      March 22, 2019

      Oh look… Another person criticizing us “people from the US”. Oh, what’s that you say? This list wasn’t made by an American??


  • Johnny Dickshot
    February 20, 2019

    solid list. take a closer look at trap music – like early Gucci, and acid rap like early Chance

  • Skaa
    February 28, 2019

    Amazing…Thanks for sharing..I really Didn’t know there were so many genres of music. I love Hip Hop rapping. Hip-hop or rap music is a music genre developed in the United States by inner-city African Americans in the late 1970s. Pop rappers such as Drake and Ice are one of my favorites rappers.

  • Cristiano
    February 28, 2019

    You guys should add an “always updated” total number of genres on the list.
    Great job btw!


  • Luigi Tedde
    March 1, 2019

    Where is

    Funeral Doom

    Neoclassical Darkwave

  • Leiah
    March 4, 2019

    You should add riddim under reggae

  • Darrell Allen
    March 5, 2019

    Thank you for the list!Keep it going!

  • Rey
    March 5, 2019

    Under Latin, you left out Merengue (from the Dominican Republic).

  • Madelyn Youngren
    March 5, 2019


  • L
    March 16, 2019

    I thought I tried a lot of genres. Now I know how limited I reached.
    Classical, ballet, opera
    and Alt are my favourites.
    Currently interested in Tango, Slows, Flamenco, Boleros.

  • Claudia
    March 17, 2019

    Hello, congrats on your great work in categorising. I guess you used the melody for this classification. Have you thought about using the lyrics to classificate the songs? I`m trying to do it is a phD work on Linguistics, any clues on that?

  • Dave
    March 22, 2019

    Great work, Grant. This took a lot of time and effort!

  • Bianca
    March 23, 2019

    We’re Through – The Hollies

    what genre is that?

  • Baspoopy
    March 23, 2019

    Metalcore? Deathcore? Djent? Trap rap?

  • Claire
    March 26, 2019

    Has anyone brought up Power Metal yet, or J-Power Metal, like Galneryus?

  • cass
    April 2, 2019

    some more ideas!!
    christian indie
    christian folk
    along with traditional folk, ballads and other types of traveling music sung by minstrels, troubadours, etc
    chill hop (lo-fi hip hop)
    instrumentals performed by waits etc, for battles, the arrival of royalty, or announcements (fanfare)
    motets and madrigals
    word pictures, music based off of poems or paintings
    romantic nationalism
    national anthems
    circus and carnival music ( you may already have that idk)
    pre medieval music
    (you probably already have this) garage and bedroom pop, rock, etc
    hope this could help 🙂

  • Asa
    April 3, 2019

    Lo-Fi is not alternative. It would fall under downtempo Electronic if anything or maybe easy listening. Definitely not alternative though.

  • Nic
    April 7, 2019

    You forgot Deathstep and Minatory

  • anonymouse
    April 12, 2019

    yacht rock

  • David
    April 13, 2019

    In Uganda, there’s a genre called “Kadongo kamu” which means one beat. There is literally one beat and the singer tells a story along with the beat. The story is usually about witchcraft or treachery.
    In Tanzania there’s “Bongo” and in Congo there’s “kwassa kwassa”

  • Diggin' Dawn
    April 21, 2019

    Hey, I went thru the list twice but didn’t see classic rock or swamp rock. I guess I still could have missed them somehow. Very nice compilation you have here! Just a suggestion but have you thought about adding the era’s to the list?

  • Angel A
    April 21, 2019

    Please spend some time with hip hop history. Crunk is not an electronic genre, it’s a subgenre of hip hop that uses synths. Trap is also not an electronic genre, nor is it a subgenre of electro, but a southern subgenre of hip hop. The electronic version of “trap” uses the same name, but would be better characterized as “Trap (EDM)” or “Electronic Trap.” The electronic form of trap rose to prominence as electronic producers in America started incorporating elements of southern Trap (rap) music and modern dubstep into their own production, eventually going so far as to feature rappers on their tracks.

  • The Chordstore
    April 25, 2019

    Omg! what a catagory and sub-catagories of songs. My question is ” Indian gazals and bhajan are which catagory of songs?”

  • Tiffany Winger
    May 2, 2019

    How about Zef (not sure if one f or two ffs)? Like Die Antwoord- they claim to have created it. I guess they could be the only ones doing it… if so, would that really count?
    Also, shouldn’t everything be broken down into families, styles & types? I mean, lots of what is listed are branches of certain genres, but not all are genres on their own. Right? Or did you already do that & I didn’t get it?

  • Tiffany Winger
    May 2, 2019

    Okay, I just reread the first paragraph, so scratch that last question 🙃

  • Chris Brown
    May 4, 2019

    Some of these I may/must have overlooked, but I could not find:

    Alternative Metal
    Country Metal
    Groove Metal

  • Michael Radny
    May 8, 2019

    Didn’t see No Wave and Punk Jazz. No Wave is an avant-garde genre from New York in the late 70’s and 80’s.

  • Jay
    May 8, 2019

    where should “retro funky” “retro punk” “retro soul” go?
    Is “retro” part of the music genre?
    Just curious…

  • Autosave
    May 9, 2019

    Should be a genre on the path of “Epic”
    Think marvel trailer music, artists like two steps from hell and 5 second previews.

  • Rod Miller-Boyer
    May 12, 2019

    I didn’t see where either traditional or contemporary Native American music might fit in here. Here’s a general Wikipedia article, which is a good jumping-off point for additional research: Good luck, and thanks for the great work!

  • Math
    May 18, 2019

    Free jazz in jazz section la important man

  • Moss
    May 28, 2019

    A couple of genres from South Africa:

    House music subgenres:

    World music type:

  • Wm Esposito
    May 30, 2019

    You forgot Yoko Ono’s Genre…

  • DeWall
    May 31, 2019

    How about “Old Time” or “Appalachian Mountain” music

  • DeWall
    May 31, 2019

    What about “Old Time” or ” Appalachian Mountain” music

  • unknown
    June 5, 2019

    Solid list. take a closer look at trap music

  • john benge
    June 5, 2019

    Nu-Metal (Limp Bizkit, Korn)
    Bro Country

  • Sup my Guy
    June 6, 2019

    You forgotten about modal jazz, free jazz and rock opera (yes that is a thing)

  • Carla C Kerr
    June 10, 2019

    I am looking for Cherokee Indian music, specifically Cherokee Wedding Music. I didn’t see any Native American Music listed.

  • benevolence
    June 14, 2019

    guyz what about korean music ,it’s also a type of music not so

  • Ryan Sky
    June 16, 2019

    Splittercore and Extratone! These both fall under Speedcore music. The core idea of both is to ramp up the already breakneck speeds of some Speedcore music (300 BPM+) and to push the boundaries of recognizing it all together. Splittercore pushes the BPM up to 600+ while Extratone pushes it all the way to a staggering 1000+. Cant wait for you to see this!

    • Cman
      November 14, 2022

      RIP 3+ years later and still no extratone (which is a sub-genre of speedcore btw)

  • Bwc
    June 21, 2019

    Blue wave such as King Krule

  • John Doe
    June 22, 2019

    Awesome! Maybe you could add Modal Jazz in the list? (

  • Josiah Jones
    June 28, 2019

    Can you expand on Salsa sub-genres please? You are also missing Merengue in the Latin category. You should also expand on Urbano Latino and Trap Latino.

    Thank you for such a comprehensive list! Keep improving! Blessings!

  • Alan from Kent
    July 2, 2019

    I cannot believe some of the negativity on here. Good grief, what is wrong with people. There’s such a proliferation of sub-genres these days I defy anyone (especially the critics) to come up with a more comprehensive, better organised web site that this. I am using this information for a sixth-form project and have found it very informative. Thank you for all your hard work, and thanks to the positive contributers. Love and peace.

  • Tim
    July 12, 2019

    Hey i am looking for the name of Suicideboys/ Ghostemane / Night lovell / Fat nick/ Kamiyada+ / Bones that kind of style but after many time i didn’t find anything ( i’m listening to music i don’t even know the style 😭 )

    • Oceana
      April 29, 2022

      hip-hop/punk rap/horrorcore trap metal

  • Hdndnsns
    July 14, 2019

    Black metal and death metal not the same

  • Oudhero
    July 18, 2019

    -> Add Turkish Folk Music
    -> Isn’t supposed to be “Tarab”? Never seen “Taarab”

  • Kim
    July 19, 2019

    How about Power Ballads under the Rock category?

  • TJ
    July 23, 2019

    Great list – I think it’s never ending as it’s always changing and styles are always being added. I like how you’ve grouped them into the major genres then put into sub-groups.
    Agree with the South-American styles, but you could add even more from other countries too. Eg: Australia – Indigenous (Aboriginal), Australian country, pub rock (Australian).
    Reading some of the negatives but I think having a list is awesome regardless. You can always improve but hey, starting somewhere!!
    Teaching genre, this may open the eyes and minds of others.
    Thank you

  • Jackie Donnelly
    July 25, 2019

    I would add “grunge” and “sludge metal/sludge core.” Also, psychobilly is a harder/faster kind of rockabilly.

  • abraham
    July 25, 2019

    great list, there’s a new genre in Africa called “singeli” its hilarious

  • Noc
    July 26, 2019

    I think missing is Satanic Death Metal..and Murder Metal..but this is a cool site..thanks to creators for the time put into it..thanks to the list i found WitchHouse..but what would be the ultimate would be a way to get a very short sample of each one, instead of leaving the site to sample the types..but that would require permission from artists and some would be D ish about it..but itd be a avenue for exposure..but if Bob owned a rug store and only had one rug he probably wouldn’t want to advertise because if he sold his only rug hed be out of business..huh..

  • Pål S.
    July 30, 2019

    Death Rap missing

  • Tiago Fernandes
    August 4, 2019

    Power Metal?
    Viking Metal?
    Alt Metal?
    Symphonic Metal?
    New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHW)?

    And so many more!

  • Slo Pro
    August 5, 2019

    Sick list, a very fun read! I am fascinated by genre in music, so i will visit and peruse this list with fair regularity. Plus it’s a killer page to show musos who claim to not know what genre their music is…. “Stop being pretentious, you’re not that bloody original, now sit here and choose three maximum!” (Ahem!)

    Anyways i have a few suggestions…

    Footwork, those badboy Chicago breaks a la DJ Rashad. Where it comes since its kinda house derived but breakbeat-based and at 160 bpm…

    Chopped & Screwed — does it count as a sort-of genre, or just a style of DJing? After all nobody raps in slomo exactly but the Houston originals rapped knowing they would be slowed down, so…?

    Vaporwave – possibly not a real genre, buit a weirdly specific ambient scenelet.

    Soca – definitely a real genre! As heard at carnival the world over, you were just too distracted by them gals…

    Under UK Garage, how about UK Funky/Funky House?

    And finally, under Hardstyle as subgenres, how about Gabber, Frenchcore and Donk? (Put a donk on it!)


  • James
    August 7, 2019

    This is completely bloody ludicrous. I see there is a genre called ‘Cowpunk’ – why not ‘Sheeppunk’ or ‘Gerbilpunk’. And what the hell is ‘Outlaw Country’ – is that country music that’s so crap it’s been banned from being broadcast?
    I’m sure most musicians and producers like me despise all this nonsense.

  • Mare
    August 7, 2019

    Is the ‘hEllbilly’ spelled wrong?

    Isn’t it ‘Hillbilly’?

  • Impaler
    August 8, 2019

    I believe “Melodic Trance” is a genre

  • c3sc
    August 8, 2019

    ITALODISCO from the 80, pionering dance/disco music in Europe and being the bridge from 70’s funky to 90’s Eurodance. Not be confused with italodance. Just check Italodisco entry at the wiki, a decade beetwen both. I spawned countless styles after, and great current revivals in eastern Europe currently. Check the dyskoteka’80 Moscow Fest at youtube.

  • Cliff
    August 14, 2019

    The Face of Music 🎼

  • Marc
    August 19, 2019

    Desert rock!

  • Cana
    August 19, 2019

    the list is dope! I do like a lot of cultural music like salsa and what not. I also love theater so all musical theater music is fan-freakin-tastic!

  • TrYb
    August 20, 2019

    Could you take African music out of world music category, for the same reasons you have classed Latin music seperatly?

    There is enough listeners (both from within and outside the diaspora) to have crossed into it being…just music.
    eg: Beyonce Gift, Ciara, Chris Brown, Drake collaborations etc
    Afro centred Festivals and club nights all over Europe attended by increasingly mainstream audiences
    French footballers celebrating goals with Afrobeats & US basketball players too
    prominant Afrobeats artists featuring on mainstream US shows (Burna Boy on Jimmy Kimmel)

    Lastly the hybrid fusions of African music into other genres (like Latin Chicana culture into mainstream)
    eg Afro swing genre, Justin Bieber – Sorry, Ed Sheeran – I Don’t Care

    Prominant chart postions of Afrobeat songs or styled songs like Danza Kuduro and Oliver Twist

    ……its about time.

  • User
    August 28, 2019

    Hello everyone,
    I’m searching for know style of Lullaby song covered by Aida Nikolaychuk originally from Polina Gagarina, do you know which kind of music similar to this? Tnx

  • G
    August 31, 2019

    What genre would a song that’s in the style of musical theatre, but is a standalone song be? ex. Alto’s lament, Oh Henry Bar, etc.

  • freej
    September 4, 2019

    where is “hardbass” genre

    • Static
      September 25, 2019

      You probably need more detail. If the person who published this list still checks on it, then you may want to tell them that Hardbass would fall under Hardcore Elctronica, or whatever this list has that fits similarly. It may also be important to note it’s Russian origins which may put it in some other categories. Notable Hardbass artists can be found with a quick search of the genre name, and it’s pretty smooth sailing from there.

      • admin
        September 27, 2019

        I do check and update fairly frequently, but always welcome additional insights, especially on those music genres I may not be familiar with. Thanks for your input. Cheers Grant

  • Jakoto
    September 5, 2019

    It appears you’re missing capoeira. I’m pretty sure it counts as a genre.

  • cnnr
    September 8, 2019

    ay wat about Anti-pop?

  • J. Prince
    September 8, 2019

    Good list, I appreciate your time to research and publish. One genre I didn’t see listed under Rap was screwed rap. The sound of slowed down tracks and strategically placed breaks and repeats in the track originally came from Houston, TX. It was popularized by a local musician, DJ Screw who coined the name of the style of music and it blew up in the South. Many artists followed and the style quickly gained popularity all over. So many people loved the style that they began taking their favorite music from other genres’ and “screwing” the tracks with editing software, many of which are available to listen to on youtube.

  • Randal wolfe
    September 11, 2019

    Need Baiao under Brazilian

  • Randal wolfe
    September 11, 2019

    Also, boogie-woogie (under R&B, jazz, or something..)

  • Randal wolfe
    September 11, 2019

    Another popular form is Chamame from Argentina. But as Felipe mentioned, there are countless forms and traditions within cultures around the world.

  • 😎
    September 11, 2019

    Anime consists of soft anime, punk anime, and also anime is also technicality techno

  • doug chase
    September 11, 2019

    I would like a different kind of dance music that would be played every Fri for a senior afternoon luncheon

  • Overdo
    September 12, 2019

    is vocaloid a genre?

  • Tamar
    September 13, 2019

    Deep Dark House

  • Russell Lott
    September 16, 2019

    I see you’ve got swamp blues and Louisiana swamp pop but where is swamp rock? Prime examples are “Polk Salad Annie” by Tony Joe White and Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Born On The Bayou.”

  • :)
    September 16, 2019

    *Soft Anime
    *Descending Anime
    *Deafening Anime
    *Hardcore Anime

  • Kevin Mayorga
    September 21, 2019

    There’s a lot here that can be disputed and made into a better list (maybe like a family tree).

    But this is the best thing I have seen out there, so I appreciate all the work that was put into this. I’m willing to help out and make it more coherent/specific!

  • Arris
    September 26, 2019

    Hi-Nrg is listed twice.

  • Ali
    August 25, 2020

    You should add “Happy Hardcore”

  • Dave Clark
    August 25, 2020

    I’ve always thought of Americana as related to Folk rather than Country.

  • CrossbonesGT
    August 26, 2020

    A couple of additions: Hauntology, Synthwave, Vaporwave, Game Soundtrack

  • Dave Clark
    August 26, 2020

    Great list. If you posted examples along with them, it would be outstanding

  • ChissyCheeze
    August 28, 2020

    What about Pirate Metal? Ex: Alestorm

  • Anders Bo Knudsen
    August 30, 2020

    I’m an old guy from Denmark looking at a list over the Rolling Stone 500 greatest songs. Some of the songs are called TBD genres. Do you know what that is?

    • Annatta
      March 24, 2022

      To be determined

  • sci
    August 31, 2020

    No synthwave/darksynth?

  • Shawn Hollis
    September 11, 2020

    this is a veriity of music kinds never knew there was that many

  • nydea
    September 11, 2020

    thank you so much this helped alot

  • Andy Marin
    September 11, 2020

    Thanks for a GREAT job! Very thorough!

    I just wanted to point out that the genre “Cumbia Villera” is missing in Latin.

    It is notably different than traditional cumbia. It was born in the poor barrios of Argentina.


  • James Stretten
    September 12, 2020

    Thanks for this comprehensive list. However, you have missed out the following:
    Birmingham Soul
    Midlands Soul
    AcaciaAvenue Soul
    Merseyside Soul
    M25 Soul
    Shit House
    OldGeezer House
    Junction 12 of the M6 House
    Ripoff Garage
    WTF Funk Brother

  • Rachel Bell
    September 15, 2020

    What does music mean to me and how it effects my life? I grew up listening to all genres of music.From music Rock to Hip hop music,Jazz,Pop music,Soul music,Funk,Popular music,Singing,Dance music,and Orchestra.Music means everything to me i honesty would be stuck in depression right now if it wasn’t for be believing in god,listening to that one good song and having people on your team to believe in me.How it effects my life music is a big part of my culture. Music has got me through some rough times.I have played lots of instruments to help me connect with my roots.

  • Kylan Renfroe
    September 15, 2020

    This list is a labor of love! So much time and effort. It’s EXACTLY what I’ve been looking for!
    Um, I’m sorry if I missed or accidentally overlooked it, but I didn’t see my favorite genre.
    Melodic Dubstep
    I know some people might think it’s just dubstep or an insignificant sub genre, but it definitely feels different. If you just give it a listen, I’m sure you’ll hear a difference. It’s unique. I think it might deserve a place on this list! 😁

  • Chill Billy Tronica Dance Master Funk
    September 17, 2020

    Interesting how you managed to side-step perhaps one of the most important categories of music: Protest Songs which, of course, can fit into any number of other categories, depending on whose singing it and what kind of beat is behind the vocalist.

    Also of interest is how protest songs have been around for at least 200 years (and probably much longer if we were to really dig deeper), and yet no mention in your list.

    And you missed a few others, as well.
    “Speed Garage” (which is one of my favourites)
    “Chill-Billy” (okay, I just made that one up)

    Actually, there are also more ‘electronica’ types:

    “Funkadelic” which is both the name of a band and a style/genre

    You folks should really get out, more.

  • rudy
    September 17, 2020

    l want like from Disne

  • Not published
    September 17, 2020

    Incredible music list!

  • JL
    September 18, 2020

    Rock also has a sub-genre called “Garage Rock”, famous with bands like “The White Stripes” and “The Black Keys”.

  • jacob
    September 18, 2020

    my fav is spazzcore

  • jess
    September 21, 2020

    hey i was just wondering, and i don’t know a lot about it, but isn’t hyperpop a genre too! somethin to look into

  • Erdem
    September 22, 2020

    Where is Synthwave and Post-Rock?

  • 101
    September 25, 2020

    great list

  • Dhanisha J Rankhambe
    September 26, 2020

    I m also one of the rock music fan from India can you get me some playlist of it of bollywood songs. And thank you for helping the rock music lover to know the more types of rock music

  • Julien J Palliere
    September 29, 2020


  • Algernon
    October 5, 2020

    Could you tell me how I can get hold of Music which accompanies some of the British TV programmes. It’s often very uplifting and inspiring music. I hope you can help please ?
    Thank you very much. Algernon

  • Churchboy Jaykeys
    October 6, 2020

    This list is really inspiring

  • n99
    October 8, 2020

    Add Raggacore (subgenre of Breakcore), Frenchcore (subgenre of Dance->Hardcore) and Neue Deutsche Welle (not quite sure where to put it)

  • Aditya Mishra
    October 8, 2020

    Hardcore is not a subgenre of metal it is a subgenre of punk. It just sounds similar because many elements are used in both genres which are same.

  • Charles Fross
    October 15, 2020

    You should add “Dark Pop” as a sub-genre of pop music to the list. Melanie Martinez and Halsey are both good examples of Dark Pop music.

    Thank you!

  • Clara Fernandez
    October 16, 2020

    You forgot Slam, a subgenre of Deathcore.

  • Charles Fross
    October 16, 2020

    You need to add Future House and Future Bass and Dark Room House.

  • Kay
    October 16, 2020

    An answer to a crossword clue has me puzzled. The clue is “style of rock music”. The answer is “curet”. I can’t find any information on this “style”. Did the crossword people make up this word? What do you know about curet?

  • Denis
    October 16, 2020

    Sovietwave (also spelled Soviet wave[1] or Soviet-wave[2]) is a subgenre of synthwave music which appeared in a number of post-Soviet states, primarily Russia. It is characterized by themes associated with the Soviet Union and is part of the phenomenon of nostalgia for the Soviet Union.[1]

  • anon
    October 17, 2020

    wheres vaporwave

  • Yardley R.
    October 20, 2020

    What about ‘Phonk’?

  • Derek Shelyer
    October 23, 2020

    Christian Alternative also exists. Examples of such include Steve Scott (the only one I can think of off the top of my head)

  • delianni cuevas perez
    October 23, 2020

    Urban Blues, Vocal Pop,Caribbean,C-Pop,Taiwanese Pop and Classic

  • Fleur
    October 24, 2020

    where’s NightCore ???????

  • Tyrus M Gerlach
    November 2, 2020

    Exactly what I needed to group music whatever quantity of storage boxes it takes to separate all your CD collection with A-Z categories provided by your detailed outline. Thanks

  • Tyrus M Gerlach
    November 2, 2020

    Exactly what I needed to group music whatever quantity of storage boxes it takes to separate all of my CD collection with A-Z categories provided by your detailed outline. Thanks

  • Alex
    November 6, 2020

    A newer recent addition would be bardcore.

  • Scott
    November 7, 2020

    Awesome list! Thank you very much! 👍
    Here are a few more to add if you’d like: *You can file each one under your subheadings in parentheses (Your Subheadings)

    AltSynth (Alternative)
    CyberSynth (Industrial)
    DarkSynth (Electronic>Electronic Rock)
    DreamWave (Electronic>Electronica)
    Gothic Synth (Electronic>Electronic Rock)
    IndustrialPop (Industrial)
    Modern Rock (Rock)
    NuDisco (Electronic>Eurodance)
    OutRun (Alternative)
    PopWave (Electronic>Electronica)
    Retro Electro (Electronic>Electronica)
    RetroWave (Electronic>Electronica)
    SpaceWave (Electronic>Electronica)
    SynthRock (Rock)
    SynthWave (Alternative)
    SynthCountry (Country) Yes, LOL! I have heard this before. Here is an example of an Artist:

    or this one they did with SynthPop/Industrial artist Solitary Experiments

    from album:

    Back in my day (80’s) we called all the genres New Wave. Simple and easy. LOL. 😂

  • dentadsio
    November 9, 2020

    You are missing ‘Moombahton’
    It is a mix of house music and reggaeton.
    It will fit under electronic music

    Also dubtep has few more sub genres and will list a few of them.
    Wobble Step
    Half Step

  • Dan Jordan
    November 16, 2020

    Anglican Chant, and various forms of Orthodox liturgical music have been omitted from your list. There are divisions in the Byzantine/Orthodox traditions which might differentiate differences. Anglican Chant is separate and distinct from Gregorian Chant. Thanks.

  • Madeline Boffoli
    November 18, 2020

    pop, country, and katy perry

  • Gospotainment
    November 19, 2020

    Well There is a Genre called Ariaria. Its fast paced version of Highlife

  • Julien Palliere
    November 20, 2020

    Muwushshah – Andalusian Arabic Song;
    Piyyutim (s. Piyyut) – Hebrew liturgical song;
    Tarab Classical ;
    Wasla – Classical Eastern Arabic Song cycle;
    Nuba – Classical Moroccan/Algerian Arabic Song cycle;

  • Luk
    November 20, 2020

    Dangdut is indonesian native music genre.
    Gamelan and keroncong are traditional folk one.

  • Steve
    November 21, 2020


  • marlow
    November 26, 2020

    Never knew that the number of music types is so large!!! And there are EVEN MORE types and groups of music out there!!!

  • Mert
    November 28, 2020

    im so disappointed, you add all the genres from all the world but dont add the anatolian rocl/Turkish Psychedelic Folk Rock, its an amazing genre also it really began being popular in the last couple years

  • Danielle Joe
    November 29, 2020

    Reggae category…SOCA

  • Red Komfolio
    December 1, 2020

    Im not sure what the genre is called or if it would even be considered a genre but I think it should be a separate genre, its like indie, pop, and lo-fi combined. some examples of songs in this “genre” would be, “Televisions” by Current Joys, “Laputa” by Panchiko, “In Your Arms” by Sunbeam Sound Machine, and “Pope Is a Rockstar” by SALES.

    Sorry if this is already a genre that I just don’t know about and Im just wasting your time. Also if this does become a genre for the list please don’t put my name next to it, I would like to stay anonymous.

  • Charles Green
    December 2, 2020

    Maybe I missed it, but perhaps Patriotic songs could be on this list?

  • Fe Rigole
    December 2, 2020

    What is octacore, I am so confused what it is

    December 2, 2020

    Why Go-Go which was formed in Washington DC not on this list???

    • Dani
      May 17, 2022

      Exactly. I was thinking the same thing.

  • Marl
    December 3, 2020

    Could you perhaps publish a count of how many genres are on this list?

  • misskim
    December 4, 2020

    What about Grime?

  • Alexander cross
    December 5, 2020

    I will never forget that I can remember the alphabet without singing it.

  • NickTMPR
    December 5, 2020

    no Hardbass

  • DarraTheExplara
    December 5, 2020

    Was inspired to look for more genres after seeing “vapor soul” I’m my top genres of 2020 Spotify wrapped. I also had a friend with “indie poptimism” neither of these were on your list, but still found some new genre Mamés I didn’t know and like thanks to this!!

  • Meow
    December 10, 2020

    Future Funk and Vaporwave seem to be missing…

  • Ammar
    December 12, 2020

    i only like Li-fi hip hop and rap waegae dub jazz and Chicago Hip Hop
    Detroit Hip Hop and 90s hip hop and rap.

  • Adam V.
    December 20, 2020

    My friend told me about “Doomer Rock” out of Russia during the time everything was so bleak. Credit to Dr. Kipp van Schooten or Dr. Kipp van bootin scootin boogie as he’s also known as….

  • judy
    December 21, 2020

    honky tonk is on the list twice. thought you’d want to know

  • Robin
    January 1, 2021


    These are genres that are very emerging Meditation music, Medicine songs, icaro medicine songs, world music, ethnic.
    warm regards,

  • Radmehr
    January 2, 2021

    It was a complete list, I couldn’t find persian traditional though
    It is a really huge genre, I mean It is so complete and you can’t find the end of it when you are learning, give it a try!
    Songs like havaye gerye by homayoun shajarian(I know you won’t understand a word, from name of the song or singer or the lyrics but the music is wonderful)
    Or something like keyhan kalhor’s
    Thanks for the great list!

  • Colby M Schrom
    January 3, 2021

    Didn’t see a few on here I know about. Black Midi (an extreme electronic genre), medieval folk rock (self explanatory), Vegan Straight Edge (punk rock). I think there are a few more as well but I’ll have to marinate on them. If you are interested when I think of them let me know.

  • Tom Nessinger
    January 4, 2021

    What about Production Music under “Commercial?” The music one could license for, say, an industrial film. Kind of pieces written by Laurie Johnson or King-Palmer.

  • Lewis Hoffman
    January 5, 2021

    I tried your email link. It didn’t work. At any rate, I believe you forgot Parlour Music as a music genre. Also, Sea Shantys and War Marches/Music/Cadences?

  • Exile in Guyville
    January 6, 2021

    tbh i’m just trying to see the comments

  • gyancarlo
    January 11, 2021

    latin pop

  • Hairo Perez
    January 17, 2021

    Excellent job!!
    But I didn’t see Dembow in the Latin group.

  • neo
    January 23, 2021

    emo trap, punk trap, trap metal, memphis rap, hardcore trap, death trap, ragecore

  • BL
    January 23, 2021

    Hi, awesome list. Is helping me a lot for me research of all existing musicgenre. One thing, maybe its too new and thats why, but the list is missing vaporwave etc. Keep it up!

  • Young Boomer
    January 24, 2021

    where is “boom bap” and “trap” in the hip hop subgenres, especially boom bap, that’s been around for years, was very popular in the 90’s

  • Morgan Diamond
    January 27, 2021

    Holiday music
    Rap/hip hop

  • Zacarias Sigurd slaastad
    January 27, 2021

    Jazz classical pop

  • Kris Caruso
    February 3, 2021

    You forgot:
    – Hot R&B
    – Alternative Hip-Hop
    – Freestyle (all other genres, doesn’t just apply to Rap)
    – Soul music is its own genre
    – Hip-Hop/Soul (it’s happening)

    • chunky
      November 15, 2023


  • Blair
    February 10, 2021

    Thanks! Didn’t see No Wave or Noise Rock here (unless I missed them). Great resource!

  • Greg W
    February 20, 2021

    Do you recommend sites that explain and differentiate between these genres? For example what is the difference between Classical Country and Traditional Country? What is World Drone Music?

  • Connor
    February 23, 2021

    Where tf are boom bap, synth wave, and trapetón

  • Carol Willis Simsak
    February 26, 2021

    I love this.
    *Singer Songwriter* genre needs
    “Women’s Music” as its own group.

  • Ryle
    March 6, 2021

    You forgot dark synthwave and speedcore

  • robert
    March 10, 2021

    i don’t see italian music listed

  • person
    March 11, 2021

    DANG. This list is super comprehensive. Thank y’all!

  • Precious
    March 31, 2021

    The article was nice!. It as open my knowledge before na I use to tink that we have only 4 or 5 genres of music. But na I’ve learned more. Tanks very much

  • Ben
    April 2, 2021

    Great list, but I don’t remember seeing art pop listed anywhere. I apologize if I missed it, just think it would be a nice addition.

  • Caleb
    April 20, 2021

    Crash bandicoot

  • Sven
    April 20, 2021


  • Sven
    April 20, 2021

    Gabber House, Gabber Techno and Commercial House

  • Sven
    April 20, 2021

    Future Bass and Future House

  • Sven
    April 20, 2021

    BigRoom, Melbourne Bounce, Future Bounce, Slap House/Brazilien Bass

  • Sven
    April 20, 2021

    Hardstyle (normal, Xtra-Raw, Rawstyle, Jumpstyle, Euphoric)

  • kiara
    April 23, 2021


  • Stella Carnahan
    April 25, 2021

    What about Christian music?

  • Killua Zoldyck
    April 27, 2021

    What about k pop?

  • Layaan al shidhany
    April 28, 2021

    whaaaat how did you write all of this? how many days did it take you?

  • Cyrus Leighton
    April 29, 2021

    future mettal is actualy kinda idustrial

  • Cyrus Leighton
    April 29, 2021

    progressive electro-metal.
    its kinda industrial aswell

  • Cyrus Leighton
    May 1, 2021

    hay this ones different its called industrial trance
    a mix of trance and industrial

  • Cyrus Leighton
    May 3, 2021

    power trash

  • D-Sanity
    May 3, 2021

    “Bass House” is missing

  • Cyrus Leighton
    May 4, 2021

    and then theres noise pop

  • Cyrus Leighton
    May 4, 2021

    noise pop

  • Davon Auzenne
    May 4, 2021

    I don’t get it

  • Denise
    May 5, 2021

    What happened to my favorite—Classic Rock??

  • James Stretten
    May 13, 2021

    You have missed out Sxzuiver Pop

  • John A. MacDonald
    May 23, 2021

    I’ve run across ‘Blue-Eyed Soul’ quite a lot recently. Would that be a possible candidate for your list?

  • Sandra
    May 24, 2021

    Great list! Have been discussion Music genres for ages and great to have such a full list!
    Might be missing it but what about swing? And Electric swing like parov stelar

  • Adisa Doughlin
    May 27, 2021

    Why did you state Calypso like this, Calypso (thx Gerald John)? Its Trinidad and Tobago Folk music. It is the forefather to Soca, Chutney Soca, and many other fusion styles.

  • Nicole
    May 29, 2021

    I was thinking maybe Rock Ballad could be a genre. One example I have is Bad Woman by FTISLAND.

  • Hollis Selman
    June 2, 2021

    Bedroom Pop

  • Hadley
    June 11, 2021

    Where is emo? I’ll help you. Put it under alternative rock somewhere and some sub genres are Midwest, first wave, skramz, emo revival, screamo.

  • Job Rau
    June 17, 2021

    I don’t think dark techno, frenchcore, and psytrance are on this list.

  • Robert
    June 17, 2021

    on this list there are only one trap item, but trap has many sub-genres, like hybrid trap etc

  • Donna
    July 11, 2021

    Is there a way to get examples of each type? I’d really like to expand my musical knowledge.

  • ronald Reagan
    July 14, 2021

    what about reaganomics its my favorite genre and its not here

  • trfulan
    July 15, 2021

    Please add Chinese Mandarin song category. There are huge population world wide speaking Chinese Mandarin. Thanks!

  • Kyelan Perko
    July 16, 2021

    Why aren’t Nightcore and Daycore included on this list?

  • Gina Love-Aguilar
    July 18, 2021

    The number of genres is overwhelming. But I did find my niche: easy listening.

  • Noah
    July 19, 2021


    I think experimental pop and footwork (in the hip hop category) should be added.


  • Lindsey Fidler
    July 20, 2021

    What about that Mongolian Throat singing (The Hu) that’s gained popularity.

  • Aisha
    July 22, 2021

    This is a amazing this. There were a few suggestions I thought of.
    Have a wonderful day.

    Tin Pan Alley
    Rag Time
    American Folk

    Hip Hop and Rap are two very different things and should be in their own groups. (or Rap as a Nested group of Hip-Hop)
    Hip Hop:
    Alternative Hip Hop
    Golden age
    West Coast::
    Bay Beats
    Alternative Rap
    Southern Rap::
    Trap Music
    North Carolina Sound

    R&B and Soul are two very different things as well (or Soul as a Nested group of R&B)
    R n B:
    Alternative R&B
    90′ R&B
    Baby makers
    Old School

    Thanks for all your work!

  • Amy
    August 4, 2021

    What music genre is the song “Comin’ Home Baby” by Mel Torme?

    I am trying to figure out the genre of music with this style song and others.

    Thank you kindly.

  • 𝕩𝕏ℝ𝕪𝕝𝕚𝕖𝔸𝕗𝕥𝕠𝕟𝕏𝕩
    August 10, 2021

    ℙ𝕗𝕗𝕥- 𝕋𝕙𝕒𝕥’𝕤 𝕒 𝕝𝕠𝕥. 𝔹𝕦𝕥 𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕖’𝕤 𝕟𝕠 𝕔𝕒𝕥𝕖𝕘𝕠𝕣𝕪 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕔𝕒𝕝𝕞 (𝕠𝕣 “𝕘𝕒𝕞𝕖”) 𝕞𝕦𝕤𝕚𝕔 𝕠𝕟 𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕤 𝕡𝕒𝕘𝕖, 𝕚𝕤 𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕖? 𝕀 𝕕𝕠𝕟’𝕥 𝕤𝕖𝕖 𝕒𝕟𝕪. 𝕋𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕨𝕒𝕤 𝕞𝕪 𝕨𝕙𝕠𝕝𝕖 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕤𝕠𝕟 𝕨𝕙𝕪 𝕀 𝕧𝕚𝕤𝕚𝕥𝕖𝕕 𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕤 𝕤𝕚𝕥𝕖 (𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕗𝕚𝕣𝕤𝕥 𝕥𝕚𝕞𝕖). ℍ𝕒! 𝕎𝕠𝕨. 𝕋𝕙𝕚𝕤 𝕨𝕒𝕤 𝕙𝕠𝕟𝕖𝕤𝕥𝕝𝕪 𝕒 𝕤𝕥𝕦𝕡𝕚𝕕 𝕔𝕙𝕠𝕚𝕔𝕖, 𝕀 𝕛𝕦𝕤𝕥 𝕣𝕖𝕞𝕖𝕞𝕓𝕖𝕣𝕖𝕕 𝕠𝕟𝕖. 𝕊𝕖𝕖 𝕪𝕒 𝕟𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕣! 𝔹𝕪𝕖~ 𝕩𝕏ℝ𝕪𝕝𝕚𝕖𝔸𝕗𝕥𝕠𝕟𝕏𝕩

  • Trinity
    August 17, 2021

    My teenage daughters and I have been listening to what we’ve dubbed ‘grunge rap’. Check out Corpse, Savage Gasp, older Sueco.

  • Emad
    August 22, 2021

    What about Dream Rock?

  • emad
    August 24, 2021

    Dream Rock?…

  • antonio herron
    August 26, 2021

    Progressive House / Trance
    Disco House
    Dream House
    Space House
    Japanese House
    Bounce / Scouse House
    Progressive Breaks
    Progressive Drum & Bass
    Progressive Techno
    Contemporary R&B
    Disco (not a top level genre Sheldon Reynolds!)
    Doo Wop
    Modern Soul (Cheers Nik)
    Northern Soul (Cheers Nik & John Maher)
    Psychedelic Soul

  • Apollon Georgopoulos
    August 26, 2021

    Think u’ve missed a type of techno, Agro tech

  • Kaleb
    August 28, 2021

    I Have now learned that there are 334 differnt genres of music and im impressed.

  • durgium
    August 31, 2021

    Outsider Pop

  • Renee Rassasse
    September 2, 2021

    Wonderful list, however I didn’t see any mention of Moroccan genres. Also, I thought that there was Brazilian Jazz missing on the Jazz list.
    Thanks for the effort in putting this together.

  • Ms Lisa F Clark
    September 3, 2021

    Great extensive list. Wow

  • Bella
    September 7, 2021

    Under Rock, a subgenre of Garage Rock can be made

  • Jack G
    September 8, 2021

    You missed out gamelam music in the south East Asia.

  • Martinique
    September 10, 2021

    West Virginia Indie

  • Martinique
    September 11, 2021

    Please add sax house

  • william cortes
    September 23, 2021

    falto “Jersey club”

    September 24, 2021

    Y’all forgot V-Pop (Vietnamese Pop)

  • Marc
    September 29, 2021

    Synthwave, Vaporwave, darksynth ?! :0

  • Gary middle school
    September 30, 2021

    i like hiphop

  • Marc
    October 3, 2021

    All these but no “hardbass”!?

  • ash
    October 6, 2021

    uk drill music should be added to the list

  • Estella
    October 8, 2021


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    October 8, 2021


  • Cyrus Leighton
    October 9, 2021

    I have one that’s not on here called powerviolence its pretty heavy and it would fall under metal.

  • Ellie
    October 11, 2021

    Um, I was wondering weather there was a such thing as synth-pop or Indie pop or anything like that! I mean, I can probably ask my teacher, but I don’t really want to bother him right now, so I’m just asking you. Really I just want to know the genres for Jack Stauber’s, AJR’s, and Lemon Demon’s kind of music! 😀

    • :)
      November 2, 2023

      yes synth pop is reeel

  • Anita
    October 17, 2021

    What about Tulsa Sound?

  • Y
    October 23, 2021


  • Todd
    November 15, 2021


    P.S. thank you so much for this list! I’ve been trying to listen to every genre in depth in the next few years and this list is what I keep coming back to:) appreciate the work!

  • You
    November 19, 2021


  • Alex Brooks
    November 19, 2021

    I saw that in the jazz section there was no mention of jazz metal, a loud obnoxious and flamboyant form of jazz that mixes heavy guitars and drums with saxophones pianos and jazz beats, although it could be summed up as prog jazz/prog metal. Jazz metal is more then that

  • Victoria
    November 21, 2021

    Hi there, the category for Adult-Oriented Rock has a misspelling. You put John Maher, but it’s John Mayer.

  • Phileo
    November 23, 2021

    It’s my first time to see such organized work which is clearly grouped and so easy to understand. Now, it’s easier for me to work out my songs with easy since I have an idea of what genre and style of music I am working with. Thanks.

  • Alex Hansen
    December 2, 2021

    An important genre (and a fairly recent one) to add to “House” would be Tropical House, it got huge in 2015 and has since had a large impact on lots of pop music sounds today

  • Esteban
    December 4, 2021

    Where would Jazz Rock be categorized?

  • Jonathan
    December 15, 2021

    “Go-Go” is now the official musical genre of Washington DC.

  • John K
    December 23, 2021

    Why doesn’t punk have its own genre and subgenres?
    Punk –
    Straight Edge
    Skater Punk
    Political Punk
    Hardcore Punk
    Crossover Punk
    Youth Punk
    New York City Hardcore
    (I’m sure there’s some I missed)

  • wu yang
    December 28, 2021

    c-rap (chinese rap)

  • Cynthia Anne Haagens
    January 2, 2022

    There is a form of folk music in Asia in which two instruments duet together with a light counterpoint between their 2 parts. One follows the other. I am racking my brain trying to remember the name of the form or genre. Please let me know if you know. My email is

    Thank You in advance for answering my question.

  • Mr G S Young
    January 5, 2022

    Please correct me if I am wrong but I thought there were only 3 genres of Reggae – Mento, Ska and Rocksteady and within those different styles e.g. Ska > Two-Tone, Mento – Calypso from Trinidad and Tobago etc

    Interested on peoples views….

  • Keith Miller
    January 5, 2022

    Music is a good thing for people it make them rest and have fun during the time.

  • Luna
    January 8, 2022

    Hi, you’re missing some genres such as Zeuhl = bands such as Magma, et al. Wiki lists it as a sub-genre of Progressive Rock. 🙂

  • John
    January 9, 2022

    dunno if its there and im blind, but please add “outsider” music. i would listen to “true love will find you in the end” by david johnston. it’s basically imperfect music. it’s like people who make music just for the sake of having fun. the idea is really inspirational. although i dont enjoy the songs, (besides true love will find you in the end) they have a deep history. for example, a band named “the shaggs” were forced to form because of some “prophecy” this dad saw. they never took lessons for anything, but for some reason they are actually pretty good at songwriting.

  • Tomas Rodriguez
    January 24, 2022

    Thank you for the great list.

    One thing though. In my opinion, “flamenco” should not be included in Latin Genre. Flamenco comes from the gypsy people of Spain. It is not rooted in what makes Latin music distinctive: namely the combination of African, Indigenous and Spanish influence. It should be a world music category and then have sub categories such as rumba flamenca, new age flamenco instrumental, sevillanas ect.

  • John CHOREMI
    January 25, 2022

    Seem to be missing: CORSICAN POLYPHONICS
    ie. A Filetta, Vox Bigerri, Donnisulana, Les Nouvelles Polyphonies Corses, etc

    What would be great (although complicated to implement) is to give a few top names/bands for each genre.

  • David
    January 26, 2022

    French folk?
    Throat signing?
    Choir, as opposed to Gospel?

  • yeet
    January 28, 2022

    extratone is indeed music! so is splittercore!

    January 30, 2022

    Thanks for listing a variety of music types that I can choose from to listen to.

  • Karen Lukert
    February 4, 2022

    Will you add Tribal Industrial?
    Will you add Afro Jazz?

  • Joshua
    February 4, 2022

    melodic UK hardrock

  • gino
    February 6, 2022

    bruv… where the hell is post-rock?

    Thx for ur work tho

    • admin
      March 16, 2022

      There now bruv 🙂

  • MikeD
    February 6, 2022

    Cali Reggae

  • Annithetoast
    February 11, 2022

    I think there is also the genre vocaloid 🙂

  • Andy Halmay
    February 11, 2022

    You left out Calypso, which left a big historical mark on the music industry.

  • Daniel Williard
    February 15, 2022

    You may not be aware, but there are thousands of listeners you are missing, the entire east coast has a genre of music called “Beach Music” you may have heard the song by Jackie Gore called “I love Beach Music” was made into a commercial that sang as “I love Budweiser” but Beach music is not a fad and has been around longer than rap. It is not recognized as a Genre on any music station. I think it’s time “Beach Music” gets recognized. There is also an Beach Music award ceremony every Year at the “Alabama theater” in Myrtle Beach call “The Carolina Beach Music Awards” or “CBMA” If you search the web you will find many station who play “Carolina Beach Music” check out or 94.9 the Surf and many others but don’t search for beach music as it’s not there. Beach music consist of “Oldies & R&B with a dance beat. Sometimes called “Shag Music” as Shagging is the Dance. Search YouTube for “Carolina Shag” if you want to see the dance. Please consider adding “Beach Music to your Genre.

    • admin
      March 16, 2022

      Added it as a sub-genre of R&B, although it doesn’t fit *exactly* under there, I think it’s the best ‘parent’ genre for it. LMK if you have any insight into where else it may fit. Cheers

  • Alice G
    February 16, 2022


  • Jona
    February 17, 2022

    Must add Citypop genre from Japan

    • admin
      March 13, 2022


  • Richard Gordon
    February 20, 2022

    Wow! I’ve been in the business as a brass musician, composer repair technician and author for over 60 years and I had no idea there were that many genres of music.

  • Robbie Slaney
    February 22, 2022

    Hi and thank you for an amazing list!

    I’m hoping you may be able to help me or point me in the right direction.

    I’m wanting to know what genre my music falls under, what the micro niche is actually.

    I hope you can help, and would be very grateful if you could.

    I only just put up a page with artwork for first album.

    Kindest regards
    Robbie Slaney

  • Richard Steele
    February 25, 2022

    One category of music that is missing is Yacht Rock

  • bsns
    February 27, 2022

    make a equailizer of all genre presets

    • admin
      March 12, 2022

      Would love to. Need to find the time or clone myself!

  • Brian
    February 28, 2022

    Great list. I was talking with some Greek people about their genres of music, laiko, entechno, rebetika and decided to look up the list. I know including genres like these might be too many though. You should however include Balinese and Indonesian gamelan music.

    • EE EEE
      March 28, 2022

      greek representation required ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 #LGBTQA2BSGEXT #BLM

  • Dj smoov
    March 4, 2022

    Nice list but “apala” should be consider

    • EE EEE
      March 28, 2022

      i agree DJ!

  • Ann Atta
    March 24, 2022

    TBD= ‘To Be Determined’

  • ray
    June 15, 2022

    cock rock is my favourite

  • naijagenre
    June 23, 2022

    This is very great, Music is life

    • admin
      July 28, 2022

      Indeed! Indeed. Music is Life!

  • Tran Huyen
    June 28, 2022

    I totally agree!

  • ross
    July 14, 2022

    great list – is there any way to like get a .csv file of all the genres?

    so as to be able to build it into a website ? – rather than the arduous task of copy paste the .pdf

    great effort though – love this resource

    • admin
      July 28, 2022

      Wouldn’t that just be a direct copy of this website? One that isn’t frequently updated? Hmmm.

  • Eugene
    July 24, 2022

    Really this is a complete list of music genre.

    July 26, 2022


  • HelikesEDM
    August 2, 2022

    My friend who’s a music snob wants to know if this site is legit or not. Pls help.

    • admin
      August 14, 2022

      Well, I’m legit 🙂

      I’m not a music snob, but I do have an interest in building a definitive list helped by hundreds of folks who have contributed.

      Welcome your friend to be a contributor or help edit the list. It’s a part-time endeavor for me, so the more help the merrier.

      And yes… to answer the question more fully. Each of these genres has been submitted by users, or exists within various authoritative databases, and have been verified or validated before posting as music genres that have more than one reference point on the web.

      I’m not an expert though, marketing guy with some interest in 70’s and 80’s music who did some marketing work for Napster, which is where this all started!



  • Conrad Halama
    August 5, 2022

    where is Phonk music?

  • isaiah
    August 9, 2022

    How long did this take to write??? And why are there so many types of dance?????

    • admin
      August 14, 2022

      A long time 🙂
      It’s a crowd-sourced project… although ‘dance’ may have some core root genres, many contributors have offered sub-genres that have expanded the dance category.

  • Frode O H
    August 15, 2022

    Jesus, there were a lot of genres that I’ve never heard of. 😲

  • Frode O H
    August 15, 2022

    Isn’t Vocaloid also a type of genre, or am i completely delusional now? I can’t find it in this list. 🤨 By the way, you forgot T-Pop.

    • admin
      August 15, 2022

      Added Vocaloid to EDM / Electronic
      Also added T-Pop to World > Asian
      Cheers Grant

  • Duude
    August 18, 2022

    You might add space-rock

    Thank you for the list!

  • Doomer
    September 18, 2022

    What about doomer wave?

  • Karn
    September 22, 2022

    Amazing list! Is Motown included?

  • Music Genre List and Dave Lover N.o.482
    September 26, 2022

    Thank you Grant. You too Dave. 🙂

  • Musik profeshional
    November 15, 2022

    Where is phonk on the list?

  • Rain rain
    November 22, 2022

    Y’all didn’t have Witch House or throat singing

  • Hudson
    December 4, 2022

    Has anybody counted how many genres this list has?

  • Mia
    November 17, 2023

    Hi, this one’s new but you should add hyperpop to the list…it could be under pop or electronic — perhaps if you feel like it, you should look into genres like it – it’s all become quite a thing over the last few years it feels like and it would be good to include 🙂

    • admin
      December 16, 2023

      Thanks… will do!

  • Sar
    December 7, 2023

    This list is crap: there’s no goregrind (let alone gorenoise)

    • admin
      December 16, 2023

      Welcome suggestions and where those genres should sit!

  • SOL
    March 9, 2024

    Missing, AMAPIANO , GQOM, AFROBEATS (under africa) also missing cumbiaton which is a very HUGE popular genre in Mexico, its like reggaeton but different, cumbia influences more bass etc.

  • spidy
    March 20, 2024

    I see all of these comments that are like, “where is patriotic music” or “where is phonk”, but have any of you ever stopped to think about just how much music is out nowadays? of course you would miss some music genres if you were making a list like this. it’s impressive that Admin even knew about this much music.

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