Music Genres List

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.

What is a music genre?

The Music Genres List site covers many of the most popular styles of music, the site is becoming the definitive list of music genres on the Internet – thanks to you – and if you feel any music genres are missing (we’re sure there are many!) please send an email to add @ musicgenreslist dot com and we’ll add to get closer to completing the music list of genres.

And a big thank you to the folks who have already sent in suggestions. We haven’t added them all as some are not easily verified or differentiated from our current list (and we get many music genres suggestions that are duplicates), however all the genres we can research and confirm as valid or derivatives or existing genres or music types, we’ve added and have attributed by way of thanks.

Keep them coming! Take me to the list of music genres below!


  • Alternative
    • Art Punk
    • Alternative Rock
    • Britpunk
    • College Rock
    • Crossover Thrash (thx Kevin G)
    • Crust Punk (thx Haug)
    • Emotional Hardcore (emo / emocore) – (Thanks Timothy)
    • Experimental Rock
    • Folk Punk
    • Goth / Gothic Rock
    • Grunge
    • Hardcore Punk
    • Hard Rock
    • Indie Rock
    • Lo-fi (hat tip to Ben Vee Bedlamite)
    • Musique Concrète
    • New Wave
    • Progressive Rock
    • Punk
    • Shoegaze (with thx to Jackie Herrera)
    • Steampunk (with thx to Christopher Schaeffer)
  • 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
    • Delta Blues
    • Detroit 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 (cheers GFS)
    • Rhythm Blues
    • Soul Blues
    • St. Louis Blues
    • Soul Blues
    • Swamp Blues
    • Texas Blues
    • Urban Blues
    • Vandeville
    • West Coast Blues
    • Zydeco (thx Naomi McElynn – 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 (thx Julien Palliere)
    • Early Music
    • Expressionist (thx Mr. Palliere)
    • 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
    • Wedding Music
  • Comedy
    • Novelty
    • Parody Music (Weird Al!)
    • Stand-up Comedy
    • Vaudeville (cheers Ben Vee Bedlamite)
  • Commercial (thank you Sheldon Reynolds)
    • 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 (thanks Sarah Johnson)
    • 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 – with thx to Eric Shaffer-Whiting & Drew :-))
    • Club / Club Dance (thx Luke Allfree)
    • Breakcore
    • Breakbeat / Breakstep
      • 4-Beat
      • Acid Breaks
      • Baltimore Club
      • Big Beat
      • Breakbeat Hardcore
      • Broken Beat
      • Florida Breaks
      • Nu Skool Breaks
    • Brostep (cheers Tom Berckley)
    • Chillstep (thx Matt)
    • Deep House (cheers Venus Pang)
    • Dubstep
    • Electro House (thx Luke Allfree)
    • Electroswing
    • Exercise
    • Future Garage (thx Ran’dom Haug)
    • Garage
    • Glitch Hop (cheers Tom Berckley)
    • Glitch Pop (thx Ran’dom Haug)
    • Grime (thx Ran’dom Haug / Matthew H)
    • 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 HouseTribal House
      • UK Hard House
      • US Garage
      • Vocal House
    • Jackin House (with thx to Jermaine Benjamin Dale Bruce)
    • Jungle / Drum’n’bass
    • Liquid Dub(thx Ran’dom Haug)
    • Regstep (thanks to ‘Melia G)
    • Speedcore (cheers Matt)
    • Techno
      • Acid Techno
      • Detroit Techno
      • Free Tekno
      • Ghettotech
      • Minimal
      • Nortec
      • Schranz
      • Techno-Dnb
      • Technopop
      • Tecno Brega
      • Toytown Techno
    • Trance
      • Acid Trance
      • Classic Trance
      • Dream Trance
      • Goa Trance
        • Dark Psytrance
        • Full on
        • Psybreaks
        • Psyprog
        • Suomisaundi
      • Hard Trance
      • Tech Trance
      • Uplifting Trance
        • Orchestral Uplifting
      • Vocal Trance
    • Trap (thx Luke Allfree)
  • 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 – (thx Marcel Borchert)
    • Ambient
      • Ambient Dub
      • Ambient House
      • Ambient Techno
      • Dark Ambient
      • Drone Music
      • Illbient
      • Isolationism
      • Lowercase
    • Asian Underground
    • Bassline (thx Leon Oliver)
    • Chillwave(thx Ran’dom Haug)
    • Chiptune (kudos to Dominik Landahl)
      • Bitpop
      • Game Boy
      • Nintendocore
      • Video Game Music
      • Yorkshire Bleeps and Bass
    • Crunk (with thx to Jillian Edwards)
    • Downtempo
      • Acid Jazz
      • Balearic Beat
      • Chill Out
      • Dub Music
      • Dubtronica
      • Ethnic Electronica
      • Moombahton
      • Nu Jazz
      • Trip Hop
    • Drum & Bass (thx Luke Allfree)
      • 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 (thank you Daniel Forthofer)
    • 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 (kudos to Dominik Landahl)
    • Hi-Nrg
      • Eurobeat
      • Hard Nrg
      • New Beat
    • IDM/Experimental
    • Industrial
    • Trip Hop (thank you Michael Tait Tafoya)
    • 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
    • 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
    • Hardcore Rap
    • Hip-Hop
    • Hip Pop
    • 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
    • Turntablism (thank you Luke Allfree)
    • 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 (with thx to Jillian Edwards)
    • Southern Gospel
    • Traditional Gospel
  • Instrumental
    • March (Marching Band)
  • J-Pop (also under ‘Asian’)
    • J-Rock
    • J-Synth
    • J-Ska
    • J-Punk
  • Jazz
    • Acid Jazz (with thx to Hunter Nelson)
    • Avant-Garde Jazz
    • Bebop (thx Mwinogo1)
    • Big Band
    • Blue Note (with thx to Jillian Edwards)
    • Contemporary Jazz
    • Cool
    • Crossover Jazz
    • Dixieland
    • Ethio-jazz (with thx to Jillian Edwards)
    • Fusion
    • Gypsy Jazz (kudos to Mike Tait Tafoya)
    • Hard Bop
    • Latin Jazz
    • Mainstream Jazz
    • Ragtime
    • Smooth Jazz
    • Trad Jazz
  • K-Pop (also under ‘Asian’)
  • Karaoke
  • Kayokyoku
  • Latin
    • Alternativo & Rock Latino
    • Argentine tango (gracias P. Moth & Sandra Sanders)
    • Bachata
    • Baithak Gana
    • Baladas y Boleros
    • Bolero
    • Bossa Nova (with thx to Marcos José Sant’Anna Magalhães & Alex Ede for the reclassification)
    • 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 (gracias Richard Kemp)
    • Flamenco / Spanish Flamenco (thank you Michael Tait Tafoya & Sandra Sanders)
    • Huayno
    • Latin Jazz
    • Mariachi
    • Nuevo Flamenco (and again Michael Tafoya)
    • Pop Latino
    • Portuguese fado (and again Sandra Sanders)
    • Punta
    • Punta Rock
    • Ranchera
    • Raíces
    • Raison
    • Reggaeton y Hip-Hop
    • Regional Mexicano
    • Salsa y Tropical
    • Soca
    • Son
    • Tejano
    • Timba
    • Twoubadou
    • Zouk
  • New Age
    • Environmental
    • Healing
    • Meditation
    • Nature
    • Relaxation
    • Travel
  • Opera
  • Pop
    • Adult Contemporary
    • Arab Pop
    • Baroque
    • Britpop
    • Bubblegum Pop (thx Haug & John Maher)
    • Chamber Pop (thx Haug)
    • Chanson
    • Christian Pop
    • Classical Crossover
    • Europop
      • Austropop
      • Balkan Pop
      • French Pop
      • Latin Pop
      • Laïkó
      • Nederpop
      • Russian Pop
    • Dance Pop
    • Dream Pop (thx Haug)
    • Electro Pop (thx Haug)
    • Iranian Pop
    • Jangle Pop
    • Latin Ballad
    • Levenslied
    • Louisiana Swamp Pop
    • Mexican Pop
    • Motorpop
    • New Romanticism
    • Orchestral Pop (thx Haug)
    • Pop Rap
    • Popera
    • Pop/Rock
    • Pop Punk (thx Makenzie)
    • Power Pop (thx Haug)
    • Psychedelic Pop
    • Schlager
    • Soft Rock
    • Sophisti-Pop
    • Space Age Pop
    • Sunshine Pop
    • Surf Pop
    • Synthpop (thx Haug)
    • 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
    • Progressive Breaks
    • Progressive Drum & Bass
    • Progressive Techno
  • R&B/Soul
    • Contemporary R&B
    • Disco (not a top level genre Sheldon Reynolds!)
    • Doo Wop
    • Funk
    • Modern Soul (Cheers Nik)
    • Motown
    • Neo-Soul
    • Northern Soul (Cheers Nik & John Maher)
    • Psychedelic Soul (thank you John Maher)
    • Quiet Storm
    • Soul
    • Soul Blues (Cheers Nik)
    • Southern Soul (Cheers Nik)
  • Reggae
    • 2-Tone (thx GFS)
    • Dancehall
    • 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
  • Rock
    • Acid Rock (with thanks to Alex Antonio)
    • Adult-Oriented Rock (thanks to John Maher)
    • Afro Punk
    • Adult Alternative
    • Alternative Rock (thx Caleb Browning)
    • American Traditional Rock
    • Anatolian Rock
    • Arena Rock
    • Art Rock
    • Blues-Rock
    • British Invasion
    • Cock Rock
    • Death Metal / Black Metal
    • Doom Metal (thx Kevin G)
    • Glam Rock
    • Gothic Metal (fits here Sam DeRenzis – thx)
    • Grind Core
    • Hair Metal
    • Hard Rock
    • Math Metal (cheers Kevin)
    • Math Rock (thx Ran’dom Haug)
    • Metal
    • Metal Core (thx Ran’dom Haug)
    • Noise Rock (genre – Japanoise – thx Dominik Landahl)
    • Jam Bands
    • Post Punk (thx Ben Vee Bedlamite)
    • Prog-Rock/Art Rock
    • Progressive Metal (thx Ran’dom Haug)
    • Psychedelic
    • Rock & Roll
    • Rockabilly (it’s here Mark Murdock!)
    • Roots Rock
    • Singer/Songwriter
    • Southern Rock
    • Spazzcore (thx Haug)
    • Stoner Metal (duuuude)
    • Surf
    • Technical Death Metal (cheers Pierre)
    • Tex-Mex
    • Thrash Metal (thanks to Pierre A)
    • Time Lord Rock (Trock) ~ (thanks to ‘Melia G)
    • Trip-hop (Ta Will)
  • Singer/Songwriter
    • Alternative Folk
    • Contemporary Folk
    • Contemporary Singer/Songwriter
    • Indie Folk (with thanks to Andrew Barrett)
    • Folk-Rock
    • Love Song (Chanson – merci Marcel Borchert)
    • New Acoustic
    • Traditional Folk
  • Soundtrack
    • Foreign Cinema
    • Movie Soundtrack (thanks Julien)
    • Musicals
    • Original Score
    • Soundtrack
    • TV Soundtrack
  • Spoken Word
  • Tex-Mex / Tejano (with thx to Israel Lopez)
    • Chicano
    • Classic
    • Conjunto
    • Conjunto Progressive
    • New Mex
    • Tex-Mex
  • Vocal
    • A cappella (with kudos to Sheldon Reynolds)
    • Barbershop (with thx to Kelly Chism)
    • Cantique (sacred vocal)
    • Doo-wop (with thx to Bradley Thompson)
    • Gregorian Chant (hat tip to Deborah Knight-Nikifortchuk)
    • Standards
    • Traditional Pop
    • Vocal Jazz
    • Vocal Pop
  • World
    • Africa
      • African Heavy Metal
      • African Hip Hop
      • Afro-Beat
      • Afro-Pop
      • Apala
      • Benga
      • Bikutsi
      • Bongo Flava
      • Cape Jazz
      • Chimurenga
      • Coupé-Décalé
      • Fuji Music
      • Genge
      • Highlife
      • Hiplife
      • Isicathamiya
      • Jit
      • Jùjú
      • Kapuka
      • Kizomba
      • Kuduro
      • Kwaito
      • Kwela
      • Makossa
      • Maloya
      • Marrabenta
      • Mbalax
      • Mbaqanga
      • Mbube
      • Morna
      • Museve
      • Palm-Wine
      • Raï
      • Sakara
      • Sega
      • Seggae
      • Semba
      • Soukous
      • Taarab
      • Zouglou
    • Asia
      • Anison
      • C-Pop
      • 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
      • Sawt
    • Australia
    • Cajun
    • Calypso (thx Gerald John)
    • Caribbean
      • Chutney
      • Chutney Soca
      • Compas
      • Mambo
      • Merengue
      • Méringue

    • Carnatic (Karnataka Sanghetha – thx Abhijith)
    • Celtic
    • Celtic Folk
    • Contemporary Celtic
    • Coupé-décalé (thx Samy) – Congo
    • Dangdut (thank you Achmad Ivanny)
    • Drinking Songs
    • Drone (with thx to Robert Conrod)
    • Europe
    • France
    • Hawaii
    • Japan
    • Klezmer
    • Mbalax (thank you Samy) – Senegal
    • Middle East
    • North America
    • Ode (thank you Sheldon Reynolds)
    • Piphat (cheers Samy B) – Thailand
    • Polka
    • Soca (thx Gerald John)
    • South Africa
    • South America
    • South / Southeast Asia
      • Baila
      • Bhangra
      • Bhojpuri
      • Dangdut
      • Filmi
      • Indian Pop
      • Hindustani (thank you Abhijith)
      • Indian Ghazal (thank you Gitika Thakur)
      • Lavani
      • Luk Thung
      • Luk Krung
      • Manila Sound
      • Morlam
      • Pinoy Pop
      • Pop Sunda
      • Ragini
      • Thai Pop
    • Traditional Celtic
    • Worldbeat
    • Zydeco

Different types of music genres
2009-2019 Music Genres List

Thank you for over 10 years of musical genre shenanigans!

250 comments for “Music Genres List

  1. Rod
    March 20, 2016 at 11:26 pm

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

    • rod
      April 3, 2019 at 9:29 am


    • April 4, 2019 at 10:04 pm


    • Jocelyn Billington
      May 8, 2019 at 5:24 pm

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

    • Eraina
      June 24, 2019 at 3:15 pm

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

    • ss
      September 26, 2019 at 2:35 pm

      classical music is crusty


  2. Timothy Mathers
    March 30, 2016 at 3:29 pm

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

    • admin
      February 23, 2019 at 5:24 pm

      Added in alt / punk – thanks!

      • Rolo Weston
        March 7, 2019 at 4:47 pm

        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 at 3:35 pm

        This is lot of music genres i appreciate your work

      • May 19, 2019 at 12:47 am

        Where is Neo-Classical ???

    • Lisa
      June 19, 2019 at 2:36 pm

      And Screamo

  3. rena ronik
    April 3, 2016 at 8:24 pm

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

    • D
      March 22, 2019 at 2:08 am

      Ummm. No

      • D
        September 25, 2019 at 3:52 pm

        U M M M . N O

    • violett chloe
      September 4, 2019 at 2:12 pm

      And… Synthwave :'(

  4. rena ronik
    April 3, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    What about outrun music?

  5. rena ronik
    April 3, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    And also trill wave /cloud rap

  6. Debora Vieira
    April 5, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    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 at 4:57 pm

      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.

    May 16, 2016 at 12:05 am

    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


  8. Breannan Kolb
    May 22, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    You forgot emo!

    • Dave
      March 22, 2019 at 2:11 am

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

  9. Manthos88
    May 26, 2016 at 3:33 pm

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

  10. Noah Munday
    May 30, 2016 at 4:04 pm

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

    • melody
      May 9, 2019 at 12:34 pm

      wait is that a joke XD

  11. Ts
    June 2, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    Sea punk?
    YouTube poop music video?

  12. Aarit Yashri
    June 6, 2016 at 6:44 am

    I like only Pop songs..

  13. Kris Han
    June 11, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    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.

  14. Philip L
    June 18, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    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! 🙂

  15. Carrie
    July 22, 2016 at 3:28 am

    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.

    • May 22, 2019 at 4:36 am

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

  16. Moose
    July 26, 2016 at 10:53 am

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

  17. Alex
    August 13, 2016 at 1:22 am

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

    • admin
      October 17, 2016 at 1:36 am

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

      • Heather
        June 20, 2018 at 5:51 am

        Is calypso on the list?

        • Brian
          December 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm

          Yep-under “World”

        • Oliver Eriksson
          February 20, 2019 at 11:40 am

          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

      • December 3, 2018 at 5:17 pm

        why u no add rainy jazz?

        • Lucas J. Harvey
          March 7, 2019 at 3:14 am

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

    • Val
      May 24, 2018 at 12:55 am

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

    • January 14, 2019 at 12:18 am

      Stupid poll. Lists Includes only polls liked types.

  18. Terry Burns
    August 26, 2016 at 12:48 am

    What is boogy woogy music called?

    • admin
      October 17, 2016 at 1:34 am

      “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.”

  19. Mir
    August 31, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    I love rap.. I am a rapper

    • Alec Garner
      July 17, 2018 at 4:26 am

      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 at 2:12 pm

        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 at 3:55 pm

          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.

      • Archie
        October 4, 2018 at 2:55 pm

        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 at 5:36 pm

        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 at 5:43 pm

        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 at 6:25 pm

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

      • October 6, 2018 at 5:05 pm

        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 at 9:23 pm

        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 at 6:21 am

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

        • Jayne
          September 13, 2019 at 5:23 am

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

      • October 16, 2018 at 6:43 am

        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!

        • November 9, 2018 at 5:36 am

          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 at 2:45 am

          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 at 2:18 am

          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 at 9:32 pm

        @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 at 2:39 am

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

      • Wize'El
        November 24, 2018 at 1:12 pm

        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 at 8:52 am

        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

      • January 2, 2019 at 8:47 am

        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 at 7:04 pm

          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

      • January 5, 2019 at 9:10 pm

        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 at 2:28 am

          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 at 2:22 am

        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 at 2:14 am

        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 at 1:36 pm

        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.

      • May 22, 2019 at 5:51 am

        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 at 8:45 am

        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 😂)

    • jewish music producer from israel
      March 4, 2019 at 3:55 pm

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

    • Bearandbu
      March 14, 2019 at 1:42 pm

      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.

  20. Iván Guerrero
    September 3, 2016 at 6:01 am

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

  21. September 4, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    Inspirational: Spirituals, Hymns, Traditional

    Q. Is Hippie a musical genre?

    • admin
      October 17, 2016 at 1:32 am

      No 🙂

    • Johnson Jahner (Ken)
      October 15, 2018 at 6:48 pm

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

  22. Ian Dury
    September 12, 2016 at 8:52 pm

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

  23. Ness
    September 19, 2016 at 1:20 pm


  24. Jonathan
    September 29, 2016 at 5:16 am

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

  25. KoSithu Nyeim
    October 13, 2016 at 2:31 pm

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

  26. April
    February 25, 2017 at 1:04 am

    Djent Metal

  27. Justin
    May 25, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    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 at 1:42 pm

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

    • Ethan Merlyn
      August 13, 2019 at 2:45 pm

      Hey! I guess you should add PC Music.

  28. Sans
    May 27, 2017 at 2:19 am

    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. 🙂

  29. Steve
    October 8, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Would love to see calypso/soca on the list.

  30. Bo
    October 24, 2017 at 6:34 am

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

  31. Basheer
    November 2, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    You can definitely add QAWWALI…

  32. Guy
    November 19, 2017 at 9:49 pm

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

  33. Martin
    January 14, 2018 at 4:41 pm

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

  34. Lucas Villa
    March 16, 2018 at 4:19 am

    You’re missing Vaporwave, and Gabber

  35. Rameen rajpoot
    May 18, 2018 at 8:11 pm


  36. Muscovy duck
    May 20, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    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?

  37. Damon Linley
    May 21, 2018 at 12:23 am

    You forgot nu metal

  38. Mateo Arsenault
    May 22, 2018 at 2:10 am


  39. Marcel
    May 24, 2018 at 4:55 am

    No Latino, Salsa or South American?

  40. Jacob
    May 31, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Maybe I missed it but where is Avant-Funk?

  41. Michael kanno
    June 25, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    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

  42. Eva
    August 1, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    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 at 2:47 am

      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 at 6:07 pm

        Yeah, what you said 😜

    • Dave
      March 22, 2019 at 2:51 am

      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!

    September 26, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    What about Eminems gener of music:

    • Archie
      October 4, 2018 at 2:55 pm

      Why you hating

    • Aniela
      August 4, 2019 at 8:48 am

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

  44. Lucas
    September 28, 2018 at 12:46 am

      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.

  45. Lucas
    September 28, 2018 at 12:49 am

    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.

  46. Ligma Ligma Yes Papa
    September 30, 2018 at 2:05 am

    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.

  47. October 2, 2018 at 5:53 am

    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

  48. October 2, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    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.

  49. RS
    October 4, 2018 at 12:33 am

    French House, Happy Hardcore, Nightcore, mumble rap

  50. October 10, 2018 at 12:28 am

    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

  51. Nekavrad
    October 11, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    death rock

  52. Natalia Galicia
    October 13, 2018 at 2:21 pm


  53. October 13, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    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 at 3:23 pm

      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 at 7:01 pm

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

        • Patrick
          April 5, 2019 at 9:18 pm

          Add “kalindula” African, zambia to be specific.

  54. Rays Koshy
    October 15, 2018 at 11:41 am

    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 at 1:28 am

      I totally agree with you.

  55. siebenhirter
    October 15, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    waltz is missing

  56. Adrian
    October 16, 2018 at 5:47 am

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

  57. Michael's
    October 16, 2018 at 11:57 am

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

  58. October 17, 2018 at 9:52 pm

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

  59. WCM32
    October 20, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    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…

  60. merric
    October 21, 2018 at 12:20 am

    what does the band daughter fall under 1

  61. Liz
    October 22, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    Viking Metal

  62. Ivo
    November 1, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    FUTURE HOUSE mann cmon… Check Ellis on YT!

  63. bayley
    November 3, 2018 at 3:29 am

    Beach Goth

  64. Erinc Tepetas
    November 6, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    narrow minded, you are

  65. -
    November 15, 2018 at 6:28 pm


  66. Mike
    November 19, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    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.

  67. jeaden
    November 20, 2018 at 4:05 pm


  68. Tiny_Shovel
    November 20, 2018 at 5:10 pm

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

  69. Samuel
    November 20, 2018 at 8:11 pm

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

    • admin
      February 17, 2019 at 3:36 pm

      Interesting, probably falls between blues & rock. Cheers

  70. Rito
    November 23, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    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.

  71. November 30, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    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?

  72. Jean Mouton
    December 1, 2018 at 8:09 am

    you should definitely add Hardbass to the list

  73. December 3, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    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

  74. December 3, 2018 at 5:16 pm

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

  75. Mondeaz
    December 5, 2018 at 8:18 pm

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

  76. Michael Kennedy
    December 15, 2018 at 1:46 pm

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

    • Vilhelm
      June 16, 2019 at 12:27 pm

      I know it should!

    • Nithesh N
      July 24, 2019 at 8:15 pm

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

  77. Dave
    December 16, 2018 at 12:46 pm

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

  78. Breann Johnson
    December 17, 2018 at 1:54 am

    What about Post-grunge?

  79. The Danimal
    December 29, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Reggaeton and Barbershop Quartet should be on the list.

  80. 51315
    January 10, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    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

  81. Carole Kennedy
    January 13, 2019 at 7:02 am

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

  82. Gino
    January 20, 2019 at 8:45 am

    What about Balkan?

  83. Ashley
    January 21, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    It is Thrash Metal not trash metal.

  84. Kenneth Murray
    January 28, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    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.

  85. February 2, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    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

  86. Ines
    February 8, 2019 at 7:13 am

    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 at 6:59 pm

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

  87. Maria
    February 12, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    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 at 6:23 pm

      Grant Simmons

  88. Bryn Phillips
    February 13, 2019 at 11:20 am

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

    • cutie
      April 2, 2019 at 1:53 pm

      What do you mean by that

  89. Carriema
    February 13, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    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!

  90. Felipe
    February 15, 2019 at 7:42 am

    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 at 6:58 pm

      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 at 3:01 am

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


  91. Johnny Dickshot
    February 20, 2019 at 3:54 am

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

  92. February 28, 2019 at 7:53 am

    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.

  93. Cristiano
    February 28, 2019 at 6:16 pm

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


  94. Leiah
    March 4, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    You should add riddim under reggae

  95. Darrell Allen
    March 5, 2019 at 4:07 am

    Thank you for the list!Keep it going!

  96. Rey
    March 5, 2019 at 4:22 pm

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

  97. Madelyn Youngren
    March 5, 2019 at 4:54 pm


  98. L
    March 16, 2019 at 4:08 am

    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.

  99. Claudia
    March 17, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    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?

  100. Dave
    March 22, 2019 at 3:01 am

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

  101. Bianca
    March 23, 2019 at 4:57 am

    We’re Through – The Hollies

    what genre is that?

  102. Baspoopy
    March 23, 2019 at 5:12 am

    Metalcore? Deathcore? Djent? Trap rap?

  103. Claire
    March 26, 2019 at 5:38 am

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

  104. cass
    April 2, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    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 🙂

  105. Asa
    April 3, 2019 at 5:29 pm

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

  106. Nic
    April 7, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    You forgot Deathstep and Minatory

  107. April 12, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    yacht rock

  108. David
    April 13, 2019 at 1:32 am

    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”

  109. Diggin' Dawn
    April 21, 2019 at 10:12 am

    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?

  110. Angel A
    April 21, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    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.

  111. April 25, 2019 at 5:27 pm

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

  112. Tiffany Winger
    May 2, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    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?

  113. Tiffany Winger
    May 2, 2019 at 5:59 pm

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

  114. Chris Brown
    May 4, 2019 at 11:16 am

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

    Alternative Metal
    Country Metal
    Groove Metal

  115. Michael Radny
    May 8, 2019 at 11:22 am

    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.

  116. Jay
    May 8, 2019 at 11:55 am

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

  117. May 9, 2019 at 5:42 pm

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

  118. Rod Miller-Boyer
    May 12, 2019 at 12:37 am

    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!

  119. Math
    May 18, 2019 at 12:01 am

    Free jazz in jazz section la important man

  120. Moss
    May 28, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    A couple of genres from South Africa:

    House music subgenres:

    World music type:

  121. Wm Esposito
    May 30, 2019 at 7:53 am

    You forgot Yoko Ono’s Genre…

  122. DeWall
    May 31, 2019 at 11:46 pm

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

  123. DeWall
    May 31, 2019 at 11:49 pm

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

  124. June 5, 2019 at 4:54 am

    Solid list. take a closer look at trap music

  125. john benge
    June 5, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    Nu-Metal (Limp Bizkit, Korn)
    Bro Country

  126. Sup my Guy
    June 6, 2019 at 6:16 am

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

  127. Carla C Kerr
    June 10, 2019 at 10:01 pm

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

  128. June 14, 2019 at 10:19 am

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

  129. Ryan Sky
    June 16, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    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!

  130. Bwc
    June 21, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Blue wave such as King Krule

  131. John Doe
    June 22, 2019 at 2:22 pm

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

  132. Josiah Jones
    June 28, 2019 at 2:45 am

    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!

  133. Alan from Kent
    July 2, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    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.

  134. Tim
    July 12, 2019 at 10:20 am

    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 😭 )

  135. July 14, 2019 at 10:29 am

    Black metal and death metal not the same

  136. Oudhero
    July 18, 2019 at 3:02 pm

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

  137. Kim
    July 19, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    How about Power Ballads under the Rock category?

  138. TJ
    July 23, 2019 at 9:47 am

    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

  139. Jackie Donnelly
    July 25, 2019 at 1:29 am

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

  140. abraham
    July 25, 2019 at 3:58 pm

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

  141. Noc
    July 26, 2019 at 10:22 am

    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..

  142. Pål S.
    July 30, 2019 at 9:23 am

    Death Rap missing

  143. Tiago Fernandes
    August 4, 2019 at 2:30 am

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

    And so many more!

  144. Slo Pro
    August 5, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    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!)


  145. August 7, 2019 at 8:19 am

    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.

  146. August 7, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Is the ‘hEllbilly’ spelled wrong?

    Isn’t it ‘Hillbilly’?

  147. Impaler
    August 8, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    I believe “Melodic Trance” is a genre

  148. c3sc
    August 8, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    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.

  149. August 14, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    The Face of Music 🎼

  150. Marc
    August 19, 2019 at 6:42 am

    Desert rock!

  151. Cana
    August 19, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    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!

  152. August 20, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    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.

  153. User
    August 28, 2019 at 7:59 am

    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

  154. G
    August 31, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    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.

  155. freej
    September 4, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    where is “hardbass” genre

    • Static
      September 25, 2019 at 8:39 pm

      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 at 8:24 pm

        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

  156. September 5, 2019 at 5:15 pm

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

  157. cnnr
    September 8, 2019 at 9:56 am

    ay wat about Anti-pop?

  158. J. Prince
    September 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    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.

  159. Randal wolfe
    September 11, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Need Baiao under Brazilian

  160. Randal wolfe
    September 11, 2019 at 4:38 pm

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

  161. Randal wolfe
    September 11, 2019 at 4:44 pm

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

  162. September 11, 2019 at 11:54 pm

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

  163. doug chase
    September 11, 2019 at 11:59 pm

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

  164. Overdo
    September 12, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    is vocaloid a genre?

  165. Tamar
    September 13, 2019 at 5:34 am

    Deep Dark House

  166. Russell Lott
    September 16, 2019 at 2:28 am

    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.”

  167. :)
    September 16, 2019 at 8:17 pm

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

  168. September 21, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    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!

  169. Arris
    September 26, 2019 at 10:56 am

    Hi-Nrg is listed twice.

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