Music Genres

 

 

 

 

My main objective here is to understand the “formula” or “feel” of each genre so that as an effective musician, you can “fake it till you make it!”  It simply adds more “crayons to draw with.”  My band The Revampers used these pages to “come up to speed” or “bone-up” quickly on genres/styles so we can “revamp” killer hits from other genres to make them fresh and exciting!

 

 

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Disclaimer:  The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the referenced videos below belong solely to the original artists, and are thus not necessarily those of myself – actually most of is far from it!  Actually as a drummer, I rarely listen to the actual words in music, but instead focus on the interaction of the vocal melody (if there is one) and other melodic instruments with the supporting rhythm section instruments to create the “groove,” with of course my focus particularly on the drumming.  If the video and/or lyrics are objectionable to you, tune it out, or click to another song – there’s hundreds of thousands of songs to choose from here!  However, my experience has shown that the Christian genre does have worship and lyrics that you can genuinely live by!  I’ve collected the best for the Media page.

 

Music Genre:  A category characterized by similarities of time period, geographical location, cultural/ethnic background of composer, instrumentation (or voices) or treatment of those instruments (or voices), means of transmission or dissemination, designated audience, musical form or structure, function, expressive style, or subject matter. For a list of every possible genres, see Wikipedia and Wikipedia’s Music by Genrewww.MusicGenreList.com,  All Music Genres.

 

Purple links are to YouTube Video Playlists or Topic Channels (which also have definitions and playlists) unless otherwise noted, e.g., website songlists, Wikipedia articles, or other descriptive information.  If you have something to contribute to this page, email me at corebeat@cox.net.

 

Format:  Music that is dominantly a Jazz genre but with a Latin style/sub-genre would be called “Latin Jazz” and categorized here under the Jazz genre heading as “Jazz-Latin” or possibly for grouping as “Latin Jazz.”  However, if it is dominantly a Latin genre heading with a Jazz style/sub-genre, you would find this as “Latin-Jazz” or possibly as “Jazz Latin.”

 

Browse/Sample music at Napster by Genre, Themes, Decades, What’s Trending, Top Picks, Moods, Activities, Featured, etc.

 

Index of All Songs in Hal Leonard’s 26 volumes of Real Books

 

Advertising

 

Music in advertising refers to music integrated in (mass) electronic media advertisements in order to enhance its success. Music in advertising affects the way viewers perceive the brand by different means and on different levels, and “can significantly affect the emotional response to television commercials.”  It also has an effect on the musicians whose music is featured in advertisements.  See also Wikipedia, Topic Channel.

 

Top 10 Product Commercials, 104 Commercials, 189 Popular, 200 Commercials

Classic Commercials – 1950-60s – Part 1

Classic Commercials – 1950-60s – Part 2

Classic Commercials – 1960-80s – Part 1

Classic Commercials – 1960-80s – Part 2

 

Alternative

 

“Alternative music” was a phrase invented in early 1980s describing bands which broke from the barrage of pop and hair metal and formed a new direction of more focused and honest rock, thus “Alternative Rock” doesn’t fit any other Rock genre. Their only real connection in terms of roots is to the English Punk Rock movement, so technically “Alternative Rock” means rock descended from Punk Rock. In the early 1980s the underground Alternative Rock (mainly REM) began to be played on a few college radio stations, thus the term College Rock. In the 1990s, ironically as it spread and became commercially successful, it took the form of Grunge (starting in Seattle, Washington), which denounced commercialism.  See Wikipedia.

 

Alternative – 186 Billboard #1 Hits – 1988-2002

Alternative – 144 #1 Hits – 1990s

Alternative – 151 #1 Hits – 2000-2015

Alternative – 105 Billboard #1 Hits of the 2000s

Alternative – 61 Billboard #1 Hits of the 2010s

Crossover Thrash:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 86 Playlist

Country-Alternative: (see Country genre):

Grunge:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 49 Best Of, 59 Songs 

Lo-fi:  Wikipedia’s Lo-Fi, Topic Channel, 7 Hits, Top  10 #1 Songs, 62 Hits

Lo-fi – Industrial:  Topic Channel, Top 10

Metal-Alternative:  Funk Metal, Nu Metal, Rap Metal:  (see Rock-Metal genre)

New Wave:  (see Pop genre)

Pop-Indie:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel , Ultimate 2000s, 156 Top Tracks

Punk or Punk Rock:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 50 Top Classics, 100 Greatest of All Time, 50 Best Ever

Punk-Art:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 293 Songs, 33 Videos, 19 Videos

Punk-Avant Garde:  (see Avant-Garde genre)

Punk-Crust:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 53 Top Tracks108 Videos

Punk-Cyber:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 180 Videos, 54 Top Tracks

Punk-Folk:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 54 Top Tracks, 37 Best of Acoustic

Punk-Hardcore:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 126 Old School, 134 Top Tracks

Punk-Indie:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 20 Classics 1, 84 Classics 2

Punk-Steam:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 28 Best Songs, 48 Bands

Punk-Surf:  (see Rock-Surf genre)

Rock-Alternative or College:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 492 Top Tracks, 45 Best of 90s, 355 #1 Billboard Songs

Rock-Alternative:  Geek Rock (Nerd Rock, Dork Rock):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 177 Popular, 48 Songs

Rock-Alternative:  Geek Rock:  Time Lord Rock (Trock):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 375 Songs

Rock-Experimental (see also Rock-Experimental genre):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 52 Top Tracks59 Songs

Rock-Gothic (Goth):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Greatest, 100 Pure Old-School

Rock-Indie:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Top Tracks, 44 Best Of

Rock-Indie: Noise Pop:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel

Rock-Indie: Shoegaze (Dream Pop):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 23 Best Of, 47 Top Tracks

 

Ambient

 

Ambient music is a genre of music that puts an emphasis on tone and atmosphere over traditional musical structure or rhythm. A form of slow instrumental music, it uses repetitive, but gentle, soothing sound patterns that can be described as sonic wallpaper to complement or alter one’s space and to generate a sense of calmness.  Intended to relax, the genre is said to evoke an “atmospheric”, “visual”, or “unobtrusive” quality.

 

Ambient music focuses on creating a mood or atmosphere through synthesizers and timbral qualities, often lacking the presence of any net composition, beat, or structured melody. It uses textural layers of sound without prevalent musical tropes, rewarding both passive and active listening.  Nature sound-scapes are usually included, and the sounds of acoustic instruments such as the piano, strings and flute, among others, may be emulated through a synthesizer.  According to Brian Eno, one of its pioneers, “Ambient music must be able to accommodate many levels of listening attention without enforcing one in particular; it must be as ignorable as it is interesting.”  See Wikipedia, Topic Channel.

 

Subgenres:

 

Dark Ambient (1980s Ambient Industrial: 19 Songs, 25 Songs):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 154 Horror Movie, 56 Top,

Drone:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 19 Top, 39 Songs

Lowercase:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 19 Songs, 16 Songs

 

Fusion Genres:

 

Ambient Dub:  Wikipedia, Wikipedia’s Dub, 13 Songs29 Songs, 48 Songs

Ambient House:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 198 Popular, 5 Top

Ambient Pop:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 77 Popular, 16 Songs

Illbient:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 42 Songs

 

Avant-Garde

 

This is music that is considered to be at the forefront of experimentation (see Experimental Music) or innovation in its field, with the term “avant-garde” implying a critique of existing aesthetic conventions, rejection of the status quo in favor of unique or original elements, and the idea of deliberately challenging or alienating audiences.  See Wikipedia, AllMusic, Avant-Garde Music Topic Channel, Avante-Garde Topic Channel, 75 Top Tracks.

 

Classical Avant-Garde:  AllMusic, 3 Songs, 5 Best, 20th c. Piano, 23 Baroque-Classical

Electronic Avant-Garde:  20 Best, 5 Songs, 4 Songs, 3 Songs

Avant-Garde Jazz:  Topic Channel, 500 Top, 321 Songs

Avant-Garde Metal:  Topic Channel, 200 Songs, 40 Songs, 11 Top

Avant-Garde Pop:  Topic Channel, 7 70s & 80s Ambient-pop, 16 Songs, 8 Songs

Avant-Prog:  20 Songs, 16 Songs, 22 Songs, 86 Songs

Avant-Punk:   32 Songs, 52 Songs

Avant-Garde Rock:  9 Songs, 21 Songs

 

 

 

Most “Blues” feature simple, usually three-chord progressions and have simple structures that are open to endless improvisations, both lyrical and musical.  Classic 12-bar Country Blues moved to the city in the black diaspora that accompanied the depression of the 1930s, and as a result gave us urban Electric Blues.  Soon there was jump blues, which became Rhythm ’n’ Blues, which then crossed over into Rock ’n’ Roll. Then Gospel got a taste of the ‘Devil’s music’, and morphed into Soul.  Following the Civil War, the Blues arose as “a distillate of the African music brought over by slaves. Field hollers, ballads, church music and rhythmic dance tunes called ‘jump-ups’ evolved into a music for a singer who would engage in call-and-response with his guitar. He would sing a line, and the guitar would answer it.” By the 1890s the Blues were sung in many of the rural areas of the South. And by 1910, the word ‘Blues’ as applied to the musical tradition was in fairly common use.  See Wikipedia.

 

Blues:  Wikipedia’s Standards List, Gold Standard Song List, Topic Channel, 57 Standards, 1920s Hits, 1930s Hits, 1940s Hits, 1950s Hits, 1960s Hits

Blues-Acoustic:  Wikipedia (see Country Blues), Topic Channel, 28 Songs, 36 Best Of

Blues-British:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel,1960s Songs, Best of Vol 1, Best of Vol 2

Blues-Chicago:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Top Tracks,176 Best Of

Blues-Classic Female:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 165 Top Tracks200 Popular Classic

Blues-Contemporary:  Wikipedia, Top 10 Guitarists, 31 Songs

Blues-Country:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 10 Best Of, 50 Greatest

Blues-Delta:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 22 Best Songs500 Top Tracks

Blues-Electric:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Top Tracks, 75 Best Of

Blues-Jazz:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 33 Top Tracks, 19 Songs

Blues-Jump:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 17 Top Tracks, 158 Songs

Blues-Louisiana:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 28 Greatest Hits, 16 Songs

Blues-Memphis:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, Top 10, 41 Songs

Blues-New Orleans:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 1960s Songs, 200 Popular,44 Songs

Blues-Piano:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 40 Top Tracks, 18 Best Of

Blues-Punk:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 17 Punk Blues Review,93 Songs

Blues-Ragtime:  Popmatters’s Rough Guide, Ragtime Blues Progression, 90 Songs

Blues-Soul:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 1960s Songs, 158 Southern Best

Blues-St. Louis:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 38 Legends, 200 Popular

Blues-Swamp:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 157 Songs, 200 Popular

Blues-Texas:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 176 Favorites, 16 Top Tracks

Blues-West Coast:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 82 Songs, Top 10

Boogie-woogie:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 144 Top

 

Children’s (Kid’s) Music

 

Most albums targeted nationally to children are soundtracks for motion pictures or symbiotic marketing projects involving mass-marketed acts such as The Wiggles or Veggie Tales.  The 21st century has also seen an increase in the number of independent children’s music artists. Trout Fishing in America has achieved much acclaim continuing the tradition of merging sophisticated folk music with family-friendly lyrics. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo infuses hip-hop with family friendly messages and imaginative stories and is known as “The King of Kid-Hop”. Also recently, traditionally rock-oriented acts like They Might Be Giants have released albums marketed directly to children, such as “No!” and “Here Come the ABCs.”  Jimmy Buffett simply remade his Cheeseburger in Paradise song into children’s music with cleaned up lyrics (“Root Beer” instead of “Draft Beer”). His songs were already kid friendly with catchy lyrics and simple melodies punctuated with penny whistles and ship bell sound effects.  See Wikipedia’s Children’s Music and Children’s Song.

 

Disney: Wikipedia’s Walt Disney Record Discography, Disney Music Channel, 234 Ultimate

Dubstep:  Topic Channel, 11 Songs, 20 Songs

Holidays:  (see Holidays genre)

Lullabies:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 127 for Kids, 150 Rock-a-bye Baby, 47 Christian for Babies

Sing-Along:  Wikipedia’s Disney, Disney Topic Channel, Regular Topic Channel, 28 Disney, 158 Rhymes & Songs, 25 Christian, 69 Kid’s Bible

Stories:  Wikipedia, Bedtime Stories, 49 Disney Bedtime, 56 Bedtime Animation

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Special Needs:  16 Songs About, 16 Music Therapy, 12 Early Childhood & Needs, 10 on Teaching

Autism:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 8 Sing-Along Therapy, Speech & Learning, 20 Learning, Calming Music, 64 Justin’s Songs

 

Christian

 

This is music that has been written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life and faith. Common themes of Christian music include praise, worship, penitence, and lament, and its forms vary widely across the world. The music is composed and performed for many purposes, ranging from aesthetic pleasure, religious or ceremonial purposes, or with a positive message as an entertainment product for the marketplace.  See also Wikipedia, and Wikipedia’s Christian Music Genres.

 

Christian-Children’s: (see Children’s genre)

Christian-Classic:  ClassicChristian247.com, ClassicChristianRadio.com, 91 1970s Songs33 Songs

Christian-Contemporary (CCM, Inspirational Music):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 304 Favs217 Awesome Songs

Christian Country:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel

Christian Hip Hop (Rap):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 189 Best, 140 Best, 499 Top Tracks

Christian Metal:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 136 Heavy, 22 Top Tracks

Christian Metal, Unblack Metal:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 161 Songs

Christian Pop:  Wikipedia, 64 Upbeat, 48 Songs, 131 Songs, 43 Best

Christian Rock:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 88 Best, 58 Best Bands, 142 Best

Gospel:  Wikipedia, Gold Standard Song List, 500 Top Tracks, 70 Top, 55 Top 2018

Gospel Blues:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 262 Songs, 21 Very Best

Gospel-Bluegrass:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 157 Songs83 Songs, 33 Best

Gospel-Country: 28 Old Songs, 149 Songs, 72 Classics, 120 2018 Songs

Gospel-Southern:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 703 Songs, 87 Greats, 500 Top Tracks

Gospel-Traditional-Black:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 103 Greatest Old School, 154 Classics, 124 Songs

Gospel-Urban Contemporary:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 315 Popular with Lyrics, 70 Songs, 200 Popular

Praise & Worship:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 122 Best Ever, Top 40 2018, 94 Best of Hillsong

 

Classical

 

Classical Music is Western Art Music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western culture, including both religious and secular music. While a more precise term is also used to refer to the period from 1750 to 1820 (the Classical period). The central norms of this tradition became codified between 1550 and 1900, which is known as the common-practice period. For more descriptions of this genre, see Wikipedia, Topic Channel.  The major time divisions of music are as follows:

 

Prehistoric music period:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 119 Popular

Ancient music period (before 500 AD)Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 136 Songs

Early music period:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel7 Songs

    1. Ars Antiqua (1170-1310): Wikipedia, 9 Songs, 5 Songs
    2. Ars Nova (1310-1377): Wikipedia, 3 Songs, 8 Songs
    3. Ars Subtilior (1360-1420): Wikipedia, 47 Songs, 57 Songs

Common-practice period:  Wikipedia

20th-century:  Wikipedia

21st-century (2001-present):  WikipediaTopic Channel, 62 Songs, 50 Songs, Gold Standard Song List

 

Avant-Garde:  (see Avant-Garde genre)

Chamber Music:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 22 Best for Relaxing, 100 Best

Chant:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel

Chant-Gregorian:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 79 Top, 11 Best

Choral:  Wikipedia, 173 Songs, 41 Songs

Classical Crossover:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 395 Songs, 68 Top

Computer Music: (see Computer genre)

Experimental: (see Experimental genre)

Opera:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 29 Best, 22 Hits, 15 Top

Postminimalism:  Wikipedia or Wikipedia’s Minimal Music, Topic Channel, 9 Composers, 9 Songs

 

Comedy

 

Comedy music is music that is comic or humorous in nature.  See Wikipedia, Topic Channel

 

Comedy Rock:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel,47 Bands, 103 Songs

Comedy Hip Hop:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 24 Songs

Novelty Song:  WikipediaTopic Channel , Top 200, 364 Demented, 176 Songs

Parody:  WikipediaTopic Channel, Weird Al Channel, 10 Best SNL, 13 Best, 32 Greatest, Parody-Funk – 1980s

Standup:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 21 Songs, 30 Songs

Vaudeville:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 99 Top, 30 Songs, 51 Songs

 

Computer Music

 

Computer music is the application of computing technology in music composition, to help human composers create new music or to have computers independently create music, such as with algorithmic composition programs. It includes the theory and application of new and existing computer software technologies and basic aspects of music, such as sound synthesis, digital signal processing, sound design, sonic diffusion, acoustics, and psycho-acoustics. The field of computer music can trace its roots back to the origins of electronic music, and the very first experiments and innovations with electronic instruments at the turn of the 20th century.  See Wikipedia, Topic Channel, Magazine Topic Channel, All-Stars Topic Channel, Top 10, 10 Songs, 4 ClassicsSee also Electronic Music and EDM.

 

Computer-generated Music with Video:  22 Songs

History:  26 Videos

How To:  202 Tutorials, 194 Artists in Studio

Algorithm:  7 Songs, 7 More, 85 Popular

Classical:  16 Songs

Christmas:  12 Songs

Early, Oldies, Retro:  16 Songs, 113 Songs, 12 Songs, 15 Songs, 25 Songs

K-Pop Computer Music (see also World genre):  21 Songs

 

 

 

 

Although musicians had been recording fiddle tunes (Old Time Music) in the southern Appalachians for several years, Country music truly found its footing in the early 1920’s. The first commercial recording of “country music” was “Sallie Gooden” by fiddlist A.C. (Eck) Robertson in 1922.  Country music was a federation of styles, rather than a monolithic style. Its origins were lost in the early decades of colonization, when the folk dances (Scottish reels, Irish jigs, and square dances – the poor man’s version of the French “cotillion” and “quadrille”) and the British ballad got transplanted into America and got mixed with the religious hymns of church and camp meetings.  In 1923, Fiddlin’ John Carson recorded “Little Log Cabin in the Lane,” and Vernon Dalhart was the first Country singer to have a nationwide hit in May of 1924 with “Wreck of the Old ’97.”  In 1925, The Skillet Lickers were formed, and “The Dying Cowboy” by Carl T. Sprague was the top country record. Jimmie Rodgers, the “Father of Country Music,” credited with the first million-selling single, “Blue Yodel #1″ and his catalog of songs, all recorded  between 1927 and 1933.  The musical styles were reminiscent of their British ancestors, but the lyrics were completely different: The Americans disliked the subject of love, to which they preferred practical issues such as real-world experiences (ranching, logging, mining, railroads) and real-world tragedies (bank robberies, natural disasters, murders, train accidents).

 

“Alternative Country” was coined in 1990s for any type of country music that was played during a time when it wasn’t popular according to main stream standards.  County Pop that started in the 1960s is perhaps the most listened, popular Country music (top 40), which crosses over or blends in other genres, often Hip Hop.  Pop country artists are classified under this genre if their country songs cross over and make it onto the top 40 radio pop list. Bluegrass is a fusion of Country music, Jazz, Ragtime, and Traditional music. Typical sounds and instruments unique to this genre are: fiddles, guitars, bass, drums, banjo, harmonica, mandolin, and vocals.  Rockabilly (a Rock genre), was hillbilly music, became popular in the 1950s, and was heavily influenced by: Country, Honky Tonk, Swing, and R & B, their sound made unique by guitar, drums, double bass, and piano.  See Wikipedia, Topic Channel, Hit Superstars Topic Channel, Heroes Topic Channel, All-Stars Topic Channel, Guitar Players Topic Channel

 

Gold Standard Song List

American:  147 Greats139 Hits

American:  Outlaw Country:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel,37 Top, 502 Classic, 74 Real Deal

American:  Texas Country:   Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 85 Songs, 101 Best

American:  Western Swing:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 47 Top, 198 Popular

Bluegrass:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 35 Instrumental Standards, 500 Top, 103 Classics

Bluegrass Gospel: (see Christian genre)

Bluegrass-Neo Traditional:  Wikipedia

Bluegrass-New Orleans:  Bluegrass-New Orleans

Bluegrass-Progressive:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 11 Top, 200 Popular

Bluegrass-Traditional:  Wikipedia 1, Wikipedia 2, Topic Channel, 355 Songs, 17 Songs

 

Country:  Topic Channel, 140 Standards, 80 Standards, 54 Standards, 53 Standards, 51 Standards, 46 Standards, 42 Standards, 25 Standards, 100 2018, 122 2010-2018 Favs

County & Western (see also Western and Traditional Country below):  Topic Channel, 658 Best, 39 Old, 24 Songs

Country Pop:  (see Pop genre)

Country Rap:  (Hick-Hop, Rural Rap):  (see Hip-Hop genre)

Country Rock:  (see Pop genre)

Country-Alternative (Insurgent Country, Americana):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Top, 311 Songs

Country-Contemporary:  42 Best, 20 No.1’s, 28 Songs, 126 Songs

Country-Christian: (see Christian genre)

Country-Gospel:  (see Christian genre)

Country-Progressive:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 11 Songs, 13 Songs, 18 Songs, 101 Songs

Honky Tonk:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 114 90s, 185 Top All Time, 108 Songs

Urban Cowboy:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, Soundtrack, 18 Songs

Western (see also Country & Western above):  Topic Channel, 17 Old Time, 20 Songs

 

Easy Listening (Mood)

 

From Rhapsody:  It contains both vocal (like Dean Martin and Glen Campbell) and instrumental music (like Jackie Gleason, Ray Conniff, Burt Bacharach), offering easy listening pleasures for hard-living fans, laying out lush swing and pop-inflected mood-scapes that can work as unobtrusive background music or blueprints for romantic conquest, or conjure up imaginary worlds filled with shining space crafts, densely foliated jungles or streamlined convertibles zipping along lightly populated freeways.

 

From Wikipedia:  Easy listening (sometimes known as mood music) is a popular music genre and radio format that was most popular during the 1950s to 197 It is related to middle-of-the-road (MOR) music and encompasses instrumental recordings of standards, hit songs and popular non-rock vocals. It was differentiated from the mostly instrumental beautiful music format by its variety of styles, including a percentage of vocals, arrangements and tempos to fit various day parts during the broadcast day.  See WikipediaTopic Channel 1, Topic Channel 2All-Stars Topic Channel, Instrumentals Topic Channel.

 

Ambient (see also Ambient genre):  Topic Channel, 5 Songs66 Songs

Beautiful Music (MB, B/EZ, BM/EZ):  Wikipedia22 Songs44 Songs

Chill-out:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 212 Songs83 Songs

Lounge:  WikipediaTopic Channel, All-Stars Topic Channel, 72 1960-70s100 Songs

Lounge-Jazz (see also Jazz-Smooth genre):  All-star Topic Channel, Restaurant Jazz Topic Channel, 42 Top Tracks, 11 Morning30 Songs

Lounge-Swing (see also Jazz-Swing genre):  52 Songs14 Piano Songs,  7 Songs, 52 Songs

 

Electronic Music

 

According to Collins Dictionary:  a form of music consisting of sounds produced by oscillating electric currents either controlled from an instrument panel or keyboard or prerecorded on magnetic tape. Per Wikipedia, Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments, digital instruments and circuitry-based music technology. In general, a distinction can be made between sound produced using electromechanical means (electroacoustic music), and that produced using electronics only.  Electromechanical instruments include mechanical elements, such as strings, hammers, and so on, and electric elements, such as magnetic pickups, power amplifiers and loudspeakers. Examples of electromechanical sound producing devices include the telharmonium, Hammond organ, and the electric guitar, which are typically made loud enough for performers and audiences to hear with an instrument amplifier and speaker cabinet. Pure electronic instruments do not have vibrating strings, hammers, or other sound-producing mechanisms. Devices such as the theremin, synthesizer, and computer can produce electronic sounds.  Topic Channel.  See also Electronica/Electronic Dance Music.

 

2-Step (2-Step Garage):  WikipediaTopic Channel200 Songs23 Classic27 UK

8Bit, Bitpop (Chiptune):  WikipediaTopic Channel8 Bit Universe Topic Channel 1, Channel 2485 Top28 Covers

Bassline (Bassline House, Organ House, Niche, 4×4):  WikipediaTopic Channel41 Top192 2018

Chillwave (Glo-Fi, Hypnagogic Pop, Dream-Beat):  WikipediaTopic Channel30 Top200 Popular

Downtempo (Trip Hop):  WikipediaTopic ChannelTrip Hop WikipediaTrip Hop Topic Channel200 Popular500 Top

Electro (Electro Funk):  WikipediaTopic Channel, 81 Top66 Best

Electro: Electrocore:  Last.fm, Topic Channel, 67 Popular53 Top 

Electro:  Skweee (Scandinavian Funk):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular14 Songs183 Songs 

Electroclash:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 107 Top184 Popular 

Electro House:  WikipediaTopic Channel195 Popular258 Top

Electro Swing (Swing House):  WikipediaTopic Channel198 Popular90 Top

Electronic Rock:  WikipediaTopic Channel246 Top84 Songs 

Electronic Rock:  Dance Punk:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel12 Songs, 79 Songs 

Electronic Rock:  Electroclash (see above)

Electronic Rock:  Indietronica:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular371 Songs

Electronic Rock:  New Rave:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 199 Popular44 Songs

Electronic Rock:  Post-Punk Revival:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 20 Top34 Songs192 Songs

Electronic Rock:  Post-Rock:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 99 Top166 Songs

Experimental (see Wikipedia) or Intelligent Dance Music (IDM or Braindance):  WikipediaTopic Channel, 54 Top180 Songs

Glitch:  WikipediaTopic Channel74 Top200 Popular

Hardstyle:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 200 Popular, 500 Top

Progressive Electronic(a):  (see New Age genre)

 

Electronica or Electronic Dance Music (EDM)

 

Per Wikipedia’s article, although the music started in the late 1980s, this music term was used in the late 1990s to describe the overt use of electronic music (by electronic instruments, synthesizers, sequencers, drum machines, digital audio samples or loops) in Techno, Big Beat, Drum & Bass, Trip Hop, Downtempo, and Ambient style, originally created for dancing in underground nightclubs and rave scenes but later for concentrated listening (AllMusic: “for headphone and chillout areas”) simply as an alternative to Alternative Rock.  By the mid-1990s, the union of the club community and independent labels provided the experimental and trend-setting environment (especially in New York City) for Electronica acts to develop and reach the mainstream.  By late 1990s and early 2000s, it found its way into TV ads, video games, computers, and financial services.  That’s why by the early 2010s, the term Electronic Dance Music (EDM) was instead favored due to its roots in academia and increasing association with outdoor music festivals and more mainstream, post-rave Electro House and Dubstep music.  However, in the UK and other parts of the world, Electronica is a broader term for non-dance-oriented music, including relatively experimental style of Downtempo electronic music, partly overlapping with non-UK as Intelligent Dance Music (IDM).  Alternative versions (remixes) became prevalent in Ambient, Jungle, and EDM.  Topic Channel. See An Idiot’s Guide to EDM Genres.  See also Electronic Music genre.

 

Gold Standard Song List

Club (Club Dance):  WikipediaTopic Channel, 82 Songs143 Songs

Breakcore:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 77 Top, 229 Songs

Breakcore:  Raggacore:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 166 Popular, 45 Songs

Breakcore:  Noisecore (see Hardcore Techno and Power Noise):  Topic Channel, 20 Classic55 Top 20

Breakbeat (Breakstep Wikipedia):  WikipediaTopic Channel, 500 Top, 487 2017

Breakbeat:  Acid Breaks:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 90 Popular, 143 Songs

Breakbeat:  Big Beat:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 24 Top, 39 Essential

Breakbeat:  Broken Beat:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 65 Top, 36 Best

Breakbeat:  Florida Breaks:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 13 Top, 17 Classics, 185 Songs

Breakbeat:  Nu Funk:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 200 Popular, 48 Songs34 Songs

Breakbeat:  Nu Skool Breaks:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 296 Songs, 176 Songs

Brostep:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 14 Top, 348 Songs

Chillstep:  Wikipedia91 Songs, 77 Songs

Drum & (‘n’) Bass (D&B, DnB, D’n’B):  Wikipedia, SubgenresTopic Channel, 500 Top, 83 Songs

D&B:  Ambient D&B (59 Atmospheric D&BIntelligent D&B Topic132  Intelligent Jungle26 Jazzy D&B):  25 Songs3 Songs , 79 Songs

D&B:  Breakcore: (see Breakcore above)

D&B:  Darkstep:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 7 Top, 79 Songs33 Songs

D&B:  Drill ‘n’ Bass (Fungle, Spunk Jazz):  WikipediaTopic Channel, 200 Popular, 70 Songs

D&B:  Drumstep (Halftime):  Topic Channel, 3 Top, 27 Songs94 Songs

D&B:  Hardstep:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 200 Popular, 5 Top, 193 Songs

D&B:  Jazzystep (Jungle Jazz):  58 Songs, 102 Songs

D&B:  Jump-Up:  Topic Channel, 11 Top, 447 2017, 68 Songs

D&B:  Liquid Funk:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 18 Top, 68 Songs122 Songs

D&B:  Neurofunk:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 10 Top, 165 Vocal, 24 Best

D&B:  Ragga D&B:  Wikipedia’s Ragga JungleTopic Channel, 77 Songs, 33 Songs

D&B:  Sambass (Brazillian D&B):  WikipediaTopic Channel, 200 Popular, 80 Classics

D&B:  Techstep:  WikipediaTopic Channel , 225 Songs, 16 Best231 Songs

Dubstep:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 500 Top, 57 Songs

Dubstep-Christmas: (see Holiday genre)

Dubstep-Kids: (see Children’s genre)

Dub-Liquid:  Urban Dictionary21 Vocal161 Songs

Garage (Garage House, New York House):  WikipediaTopic Channel, 72 US Classics, 102 Old School

Garage-Future:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 200 Popular, 495 Ultimate

Garage-Speed:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 200 Popular, 436 95-2006

Garage-UK:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 65 Top, 53 Classics

Glitch: (see Electronic genre)

Glitch Hop:  WikipediaTopic Channel500 Popular48 Songs

Glitch Pop:  Wikipedia257 Songs, 21 Songs

Grime:  Wikipedia (follow Music Genre link), Topic Channel, 136 Top, 106 Songs

Grime-Alternative:  LastFm, Spotify

Grime-Tropical:  Spotify, 27 Songs

Grime:  Rhythm & Grime (R & G):  Topic Channel, 69 Songs, 10 Best

Grime:  Sinogrime:  TimeoutBeijing Primer79 Songs, 17 Songs, 33 Songs

Hard Dance:  WikipediaTopic ChannelMasters Topic Channel200 Popular, 120 Masters

NRG (Hard NRG TopicNu NRG Topic, Filthy Hard House, Filth):  Wikipedia14 Old School, 41 Albums

NRG-Hi:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 295 Classics, 101 80s, 5 Top Mixes

House:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 500 Top, 49 1980s127 Old School

House-Acid:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 20 Best, 54 Classics

House-Balearic (Balearic Beat, Balearic):  WikipediaTopic Channel, 200 Popular, 54 1980s

House-Deep:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 195 Top, 477 Top

House-Diva (see Handbag House):  WikipediaTopic Channel, 160 Popular, 28 Classics

House-Electro:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 247 Top, 99 Top

House-Experimental:  Topic Channel, 61 Set45 Songs

House-Funky:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 40 Top, 83 Songs

House-Future (UK Deep House Topic):  WikipediaTopic Channel, 200 Popular, 58 Songs

House-Future: Jackin’ (Gully) House:  Wikipedia36 Songs, 212 Classics

House-Hard (UK Hard House):  WikipediaTopic Channel, 50 Top, 271 Classic

House:  Hardbag:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 40 Popular, 45 Songs

House:  Microhouse:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 3 Top, 523 Songs99 2018

House-Outsider:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 52 Popular, 45 Songs

House-Swing (Electro-Swing):  see Electronic genre

House-Tribal:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 36 Top, 31 Songs, 39 Best

House-Tropical:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 98 Spotify, 52 Songs

Jungle (Old School Jungle):  WikipediaTopic Channel, 80 Top, 317 Songs

Jungle-Intelligent:  (see Ambient D&B above)

Jungle-Ragga:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 200 Popular, 119 Songs

Progressive Electronic(a):  (see New Age genre)

Techno:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 500 Top

Techno-Acid:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 31 Top

Techno-Ambient (Intelligent Techno):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular

Techno-Bouncy:  (see also Happy Hardcore): Wikipedia and Topic Channel

Funcore:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 200 Popular

Techno-Dub:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 200 Popular

Techno-Hardcore (Hardcore):  WikipediaTopic Channel, 399 Top

Techno-Hardcore:  Darkcore (Doomcore Topic):  WikipediaTopic Channel, 3 Top, 31 Songs160 1993

Techno-Hardcore-Early (Gabber):  WikipediaTopic Channel, 82 Top

Techno-Hardcore-Industrial:  (see Industrial genre)

Techno-Hardcore-Mainstream (30 Mainstyle37 Newstyle HardcoreFrenchcore Topic):  WikipediaTopic Channel, 38 Best, 109 2017

Techno-Hardcore:  Makina:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 81 Songs

Techno-Hardcore:  Speedcore:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 130 Top

Techno-Industrial:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 200 Popular

Techno-Minimal:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 56 Top, 81 Songs

Trance:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 500 Top

Trance-Acid:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 13 Top, 144 1990s

Trance-Balearic (see House-Balearic, 12 Ibiza Trance):  WikipediaTopic Channel, 200 Popular

Trance-Goa:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 73 Top

Trance-Hard:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 77 Top

Trance-Progressive:  Urban DictionaryTopic Channel, 48 Popular, 66 Songs

Trance-Psychedelic (Psytrance):  WikipediaTopic Channel, 366 Top

Trance:  Dark Psytrance:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 25 Top, 228 Songs

Trance-Tech:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 19 Top, 40 Songs

Trance-Uplifting (162 Epic4 Energetic24 Anthem230 Emotional42 Euphoric Trance – also Electropop):  WikipediaTopic Channel, 26 Top

Trance-Vocal:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 28 Top, 136 Best

Trap (see also Hop-Hop genre):  Wikipedia (follow EDM link), Nation Topic Channel, Topic Channel, Network Channel, 500 Top52 2018

 

Experimental

 

 

This is a general label for any music that pushes existing boundaries and genre definitions. Experimental compositional practice is defined broadly by exploratory sensibilities radically opposed to, and questioning of, institutionalized compositional, performing, and aesthetic conventions in music. Elements of experimental music include indeterminate music, in which the composer introduces the elements of chance or unpredictability with regard to either the composition or its performance. Artists may also approach a hybrid of disparate styles or incorporate unorthodox and unique element.

 

The practice became prominent in the mid-20th century, particularly in Europe and North America. John Cage was one of the earliest composers to use the term and one of experimental music’s primary innovators, utilizing indeterminacy techniques and seeking unknown outcomes. In France, as early as 1953, Pierre Schaeffer had begun using the term “musique expérimentale” to describe compositional activities that incorporated tape music, musique concrète, and elektronische Musik.  Also, in America, a quite distinct sense of the term was used in the late 1950s to describe computer-controlled composition associated with composers such as Lejaren Hiller.  Harry Partch as well as Ivor Darreg worked with other tuning scales based on the physical laws for harmonic music.  For this music they both developed a group of experimental musical instruments.  Musique concrète (French; literally, “concrete music”), is a form of electroacoustic music that utilises acousmatic sound as a compositional resource.  Free improvisation or free music is improvised music without any rules beyond the taste or inclination of the musician(s) involved; in many cases the musicians make an active effort to avoid “clichés”, i.e., overt references to recognizable musical conventions or genres.

 

In the 1950s, the term “experimental” was often applied by conservative music critics — along with a number of other words, such as “engineers art”, “musical splitting of the atom”, “alchemist’s kitchen”, “atonal”, and “serial” — as a deprecating jargon term, which must be regarded as “abortive concepts”, since they did not “grasp a subject.” This was an attempt to marginalize, and thereby dismiss various kinds of music that did not conform to established conventions.  In 1955, Pierre Boulez identified it as a “new definition that makes it possible to restrict to a laboratory, which is tolerated but subject to inspection, all attempts to corrupt musical morals. Once they have set limits to the danger, the good ostriches go to sleep again and wake only to stamp their feet with rage when they are obliged to accept the bitter fact of the periodical ravages caused by experiment.” He concludes, “There is no such thing as experimental music … but there is a very real distinction between sterility and invention.”  Starting in the 1960s, “experimental music” began to be used in America for almost the opposite purpose, in an attempt to establish an historical category to help legitimize a loosely identified group of radically innovative, “outsider” composers.  Whatever success this might have had in academe, this attempt to construct a genre was as abortive as the meaningless name-calling noted by Metzger, since by the “genre’s” own definition the work it includes is “radically different and highly individualistic.”  It is therefore not a genre, but an open category, “because any attempt to classify a phenomenon as unclassifiable and (often) elusive as experimental music must be partial.”  Furthermore, the characteristic indeterminacy in performance “guarantees that two versions of the same piece will have virtually no perceptible musical ‘facts’ in common” (Nyman 1974, 9). See WikipediaTopic Channel200 Popular videos. See also Avant-Garde genre.

 

Biomusic (also a subgenre of New-Age genre):  WikipediaTopic Channel, 154 Popular

Classical (see also Classical genre):  64 Songs, 28 Piano

Contemporary:  24 Songs, 491 Ultra

Documentaries:  35 Docs

Electroacoustic:  19 1950-60s

Electronic (see also Electronic genre):  129 Songs

Experimental Turntablism (see also Hip Hop genre):  15 Songs

House:  (see EDM-House-Experimental)

Instruments:  161 Videos

Jazz:  (see Jazz-Experimental)

Musicians:  70 Videos

Pop:  (see Pop-Experimental)

Rock:  (see Rock-Experimental)

Russian:  27 Videos

 

Fitness & Workout

 

The interplay of exercise and music have been long-discussed, crossing the disciplines of biomechanics, neurology, physiology, and sport psychology. People “automatically feel the beat” of the music they listen to and instinctively adjust their walking pace and heart rate to the tempo of the music. Listening to music while exercising has been found in multiple studies to create an increased sense of motivation, distracting the mind while increasing heart rate. Faster tempo music has been found by researchers to motivate exercisers to work harder when performing at a moderate pace, but peak performance has been found to be unaffected by listening to music.  Generally, studies suggest that athletes use music in purposeful ways to facilitate training and performance.  For more see Wikipedia.

 

Workout Music By Genre

Workout Playlist Proven to Work

Workout Music Service Channel

Live Strong’s Best Workout Music

Fitness Magazine’s 100 Best Workout Songs

Timeout’s 50 Best Workout Songs

 

Hop Hop/Rap

 

 

Hip Hop, Rap (rhythmic/rhyming speech or chant or MCing), and R & B genres are closely associated with each other. Hip Hop music takes its roots from Jamaican Reggae and dance hall music that was quite popular in the late 1960s. It was mainly originated in Jamaica and was later spread to America and then the world. The music became quite popular among inner-city African Americans and Latinos in the 1970s. There are very few musical instruments used in order to create Hip Hop because most of the sound is synthetic from synthesizers, drum machines (or mimicked by vocal Beatboxing/B-Boxing), turntables (DJing, Turntabilism, Scratching, and mimicked by B-Boxing), samplers and many more such electronic machines (see Electronic and Electronica genres).  See Wikipedia, also Wikipedia’s List of Hop Hop genres, Rapping Topic Channel.

 

Gold Standard Song List

Bounce:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 30 Songs, 115 Songs

Crunk:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 64 Top, 115 Songs

Crunk: Snap (Snap Rap, Ringtone Rap):  WikipediaTopic ChannelTop 2223 Songs

Dirty South (South Coast Hip Hop, Southern Hip Hop, Southern Rap):  WikipediaTopic Channel, 500 Top

Hip Hop-Industrial:   WikipediaTopic Channel17 Songs, 12 Songs

Horrorcore:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 44 Top, 121 Songs

Rap:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 245 Best 201888 All Time

Rap-Alternative:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 500 Top

Rap-Chicano:  (see Latin genre)

Rap-Country:  (Hick-Hop, Rural Rap):  WikipediaTopic Channel, 200 Popular

Rap-East Coast:  WikipediaTopic Channel200 Popular

Rap-Gangsta:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 500 Top

Rap-Hardcore:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 78 Top, 57 Songs

Rap-Jazz:  WikipediaTopic Channel50 Top, 94 1990s34 Songs

Rap-Latin:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 500 Top

Rap-Old School (Old Skool Rap/Hip Hop):  WikipediaTopic Channel, 500 Top

Rap-Underground:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 85 Top, 452 Songs

Rap-West Coast:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 500 Top

Trap (see also EDM genre):  Wikipedia (follow Hip-Hop link), Topic Channel, 50 Top, 500 Top

Turntablism:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 39 Top, 44 Top

Turntablism-Experimental:  (see Experimental genre)

 

Holiday

 

 

This ranges from the spiritual to the celebratory, and often manages to be both at once.

 

Jewish Holiday Songs:  WikipediaTopic Channel, 20 Authentic

Chanukah (Hanukkah):  WikipediaTopic Channel, 175 Popular, 27 Top

Christmas:  WikipediaTopic Channel 1, Topic Channel 2500 Top

Christmas-Children’s:  WikipediaChorus Topic Channel, 151 Top

Christmas-Classic:  Topic Channel151 Top

Christmas-Classical:  Topic Channel20 Songs

Christmas-Comedy:  176 Weird41 Crazy, 12 Kids, 11 Classics

Christmas-Dubstep:  Topic Channel23 Top

Christmas-Jazz:  Topic Channel81 Top

Christmas-Modern:  Topic Channel44 Songs

Christmas-Pop:  2018 Pop19 Best55 Punk14 Best

Christmas-R&B:  Topic Channel89 Songs

Christmas-Religious:  60 Songs92 Christ-Centered

Easter:  Topic ChannelPiano Channel40 Mormon Choir4 Instrumental

Halloween:  Topic Channel64 Party80 Best80 Best Party

Thanksgiving:  Topic Channel 1, Topic Channel 2331 Top

 

Industrial

 

This is a genre of experimental music which draws on harsh, transgressive or provocative sounds and themes. AllMusic defines it as the “most abrasive and aggressive fusion of rock and electronic music”; “initially a blend of avant-garde electronics experiments (tape music, musique concrète, white noise, synthesizers, sequencers, etc.) and punk provocation”.  The term was coined in the mid-1970s with the founding of Industrial Records by members of Throbbing Gristle in the UK and Monte Cazazza from San Francisco California, though many artists came from Chicago in the 1980s (Front 242, KMFDM, Front Line Assembly, Sister Machine Gun). UrbanDictionary says:  “A very dark and experimental genre of music. The genre was first created by Throbbing Gristle in the 1970’s. The sound is characterized by drone-like noises in an ambient style and frequent use of found objects and electronic instruments (mainly the keyboard and computer programming but electric guitars, bass, and drums are found in it). Industrial music became more well-known when the genres of Industrial Rock and Industrial Metal first came into being. Fans of Industrial music are called rivetheads though Industrial is very popular with straight up Goths.”    See Wikipedia, Wikipedia Subgenres, Topic Channel.

 

Electronic Body Music (EBM):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 43 Top, 26 Songs

Industrial-Electro (Industrial Dance Music Wikipedia, see Electronic Body Music above):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular

Industrial Hardcore (see also EDM genre, Techno-Hardcore):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 15 Top, 9 Popular, 104 Songs

Industrial Hip Hop:  (see Hip Hop genre)

Industrial Lo-Fi:  (see Alternative-LoFi genre)

Industrial-Martial:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular

Industrial Metal:  (see Rock-Metal genre)

Industrial Rock:  (see Rock genre)

Industrial Techno:  (see EDM-Techno genre)

Neofolk (Post-Industrial, Apocalyptic Folk):  (see Singer-Songwriter/Folk genre)

Power Noise (Rhythmic Noise, Noize, Distorted Beat Music, see also fusion of Noise Music + EDM):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 95 Songs, 78 Songs

 

Jazz

 

This genre originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, USA, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in Blues and Ragtime.  Jazz is seen by many as ‘America’s classical music’.  Since the 1920s Jazz Age, Jazz has become recognized as a major form of musical expression. It then emerged in the form of independent traditional and popular musical styles, all linked by the common bonds of African-American and European-American musical parentage with a performance orientation.  Jazz is characterized by swing rhythm and blue notes, call and response vocals, poly-rhythms, and improvisation. Jazz has roots in West African cultural and musical expression, and in African-American music traditions including Blues and Ragtime, as well as European Military Band music.  Although the foundation of Jazz is deeply rooted within the black experience of the United States, different cultures have contributed their own experience and styles to the art form as well.  Intellectuals around the world have hailed jazz as “one of America’s original art forms”.  See also Wikipedia, Wikipedia List of Jazz genres.

 

Jazz:  Topic Channel 1, Topic Channel 2

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz Academy Channel

Jazz Drums Channel

All that Jazz Channel

Vargasko Jazz & Funk Channel

JazzStandards.com top 300

Woodshed’s 300 Jazz Tunes to Know:  Prioritized (36 Critical, 51 High, 126 Medium, 183 Low) and Categorized (Ballads, Blues, Jazz Standards, Latin, Rhythm Changes, Standards) plus Learning tips.

Matt Warnock’s Top 100 Jazz Standards:  11 Ballads, 8 Pre-Bebop, 9 Bebop, 8 Blues, 8 Brazilian, 7 Latin, 9 Guitar Greats, 14 Jam Classics, 10 Modal, 9 Modern, 8 Waltzes

Index of Jazz Standards to Learn: History, Biography, Chord Charts, Play-along, Popular Recordings, Practice Guide

List of 50 Jazz Standards Every Jazz Musician Needs to Know

Gold Standard Song List

Jazz 24.org listener’s 100 Quintessential Jazz Songs of All Time

Spotify’s The Jazz 100

RateYourMusic.com 100 Greatest Jazz Standards of All Time

Hope Street Music Studios’ 100 Must-Know Jazz Tunes

43 Jazz Standards Playlist

48 Oldies, Big Band, Swing, Jazz Standards

58 Jazz Flute Standards

72 Real Book Jazz Standards

31 Jazz Standards with Lyrics

Top 100 Jazz Classics Playlist – Best Jazz Songs of All Time

100 Must Know Jazz Standards Consensus List

165 Best Jazz Standards Ever

211 Jazz Standards Bible

103 Classic Jazz Standards

Jazz Backing Tracks:  Funk, Rock, Smooth, Blues, Jazz Standards, Real Book, much more.

33 Bass & Drums Backing Tracks of Jazz Standards

Wikipedia’s List of Jazz Standards List:  see all 291 videos

Wikipedia’s List of pre-1920 Jazz Standards

Wikipedia’s List of 1920 Jazz Standards

Wikipedia’s List of 1930 Jazz Standards

Wikipedia’s List of 1940 Jazz Standards

Wikipedia’s 1940s Jazz Standards

Wikipedia’s List of post-1950 Jazz Standards

Wikipedia’s 1955-59 Jazz Standards

Wikipedia’s 1960-64 Jazz Standards

Jazz – 1970s (52 videos)

Jazz – 1970s (32 videos)

Jazz – 1970s (14 videos)

Jazz – 1970s 24 Soothing Sax Jazz Music Hits

Jazz – 1970s Jazz Fusion (Jazz-Funk, Bass, Instrumentals)

Jazz – 1970s Jazz Fusion (33 videos)

Bebop (Bop):  Wikipedia, 14 Fast Standards to Know, Topic Channel, 500 Top, 31 Top

Bop-Hard:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular

Bop-Neo:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 21 Popular

Bop-Post:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular

Big Band (see also Swing below):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 74 Top

Bossa Nova: (see World-Brazilian genre)

British Dance Band:  Wikipedia, 62 Carroll Gibbons, 18 Lew Stone, 197 Savoy Orpheans

Dixieland (Traditional Jazz of New Orleans, Hot Jazz):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 182 Top

New Orleans:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel

New Orleans Second-Line: Wikipedia’s Second Line (Parades), 29 Songs, 6 Songs, 114 Songs9 Drumming,

Free Funk:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular

Free Improvisation (Free Music):  Wikipedia, 195 Songs, 77 Songs, 179 Songs

Jazz-Acid:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel

Jazz-African (South African Jazz):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel 1, Topic Channel 2, 200 Popular, 93 Popular

Jazz-AfroBrazilian (see also World-Brazilian genre):   Connection Topic

Jazz-AfroCuban:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 211 Songs21 Top, 1950s

Jazz-Asian American:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 25 Popular

Jazz-Avant Garde:  (see Avant-Garde Music)

Jazz-Blue Note Jazz Club:  Wikipedia, All-Stars Topic Channel, 8 Top, 19 Top, Jazz Club Channel

Jazz-Brazilian:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 27 Songs, 11 Top Guitar, 46 Smooth

Jazz-Cape:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 49 Popular

Jazz-Chamber:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 187 Popular

Jazz-Continental:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 13 Popular

Jazz-Cool:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 36 Songs, Early 50s, 50s-60s

Jazz-Crossover:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular

Jazz-Dark:  Reddit, Spotify, Last.FM, Topic Channel, 45 Popular

Jazz-Ethno (World Jazz):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 69 Songs

Jazz-Free:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 16 Top, 200 Popular

Jazz-Free-European:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel

Jazz Funk:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 144 Top, 200 Popular

Jazz Fusion (Fusion, Jazz-Rock):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Top

Jazz-Gypsy (Gypsy Swing, Hot Club):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 203 Top, 200 Popular

Jazz-Hot:  (see Dixieland above)

Jazz-Indo:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular

Jazz-Kansas City:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 6 Top

Jazz-Latin (see also Afro-Cuban Jazz, Afro-Brazilian Jazz, World-Brazilian-Bossa Nova, Samba):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 37 Giants, 500 Top

Jazz-Mainstream:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 122 Popular

Jazz-Modal:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 17 Standards, 4 Top, 43 Popular

Jazz-Nu:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 219 Top

Jazz-Orchestral (Symphonic Jazz):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 5 Top, 9 Top

Jazz-Punk:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular

Jazz Rap:  (see Hip Hop/Rap genre)

Jazz-Ska:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 31 Top, 71 NY Ensemble

Jazz-Smooth:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Top

Jazz-Soul:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 31 Top, 1970s

Jazz-Straight Ahead:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 178 Top

Jazz-Stride (Stride):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Popular

Jazz-Traditional (Hot Jazz):  (see Dixieland above)

Jazz-Vocal:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 100 Standards, 146 Standards Sing-Along, 500 Top

Jazz-West Coast:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 23 Top, 199 Popular

M-Base:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 14 Top

Ragtime:  WikipediaGold Standard Song List, Topic Channel, 224 Top, 1910s

Ragtime-Novelty Piano:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 1920s

Swing:  Wikipedia, Standards List, Topic Channel, 500 Top

Swing-Electro:  (see Electronic genre)

Swing-Neo (Retro Swing, Swing Revival):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular

Third Stream:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular

 

Latin

 

Latin music (música latina in Spanish and Portuguese) is a genre that is used by the music industry as a catch-all term for any music that comes from Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking areas of the world (including Spain and Portugal), as well as music sung in either language.  In the US, the music industry defines “Latin music” as any recording sung mostly in Spanish regardless of its genre or the artist’s nationality.  See also Wikipedia, Wikipedia’s Music of Latin America, and World music genre.

Argentine Tango:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular

Cumbia:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Top

Cha-Cha-Cha: Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular

Flamenco:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 24 Top All-Star

Flamenco-Nuevo (New):  Wikipedia, 35 Songs, 179 Songs

Flamenco-Spanish:  Topic Channel, 107 Best

Jazz-Latin:  (see Jazz genre)

Latin American (many subgenres):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Top

Latin Ballad (Balada Romantica, see also Bolero):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular

Latin-Contemporary:  54 Songs

Metal-Latin:  Wikipedia, Wikipedia 2, Topic Channel, 167 Popular, 21 Songs

Merengue:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 261 Top

Pop-Latin:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Top

Portuguese:  Fado:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 375 Best

Portuguese:  Fado-Coimbra:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular

Puerto Rico:  Reggaeton:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 499 Top

Puerto Rico:  Reggaeton-Alternative:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 7 Top, 8 Popular

Regional Mexican (Mexican Country/Folk):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Top

Sub-genres:

Banda:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 174 Top

Conjunto:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular

Conjunto-Progressive:  5 Songs

Duranguense:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 71 Top

Grupero:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 29 Top, 78 1980-90s

Mariachi:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 41 Top

New Mexico music:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular

Norteña:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 372 Top

Ranchera:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 135 Top

Tejano (Tex-Mex):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 85 Top

Rap-Chicano:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 38 Top, 72 Songs

Rock-Alternativo (Spanish Alternative Rock):  93 Songs

Rock-Chicano:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 70 Songs, 44 Songs

Rock-Latino:  138 Songs

Salsa Music:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Top

Tropical Music:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular

 

New Age

 

This genre is intended to create artistic inspiration, relaxation, and optimism. It is used by listeners for yoga, massage, meditation, reading as a method of stress management to bring about a state of ecstasy rather than trance, or to create a peaceful atmosphere in their home or other environments, and is associated with environmentalism and New Age spirituality.  See also Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Top.

 

Biomusic:  (see Experimental genre)

Environmental:  Wikipedia, 107 Songs, 20 Songs

Healing:  Music Therapy Wikipedia, Topic Channel, Best Healing Channel

Meditation:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Popular

Mood Music (see also Easy Listening genre):  Topic Channel, Top 75

Mood Music – Ambient: (see Ambient genre)

Nature:  500 Top

Progressive Electronic:  Wikipedia, 9 Songs, 24 Songs

Relaxation:  Topic Channel 1, Topic Channel 2,Topic Channel 3,Topic Channel 4, Vocal Channel, 87 Songs

Space Music:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 35 Songs, 72 Ambient

 

Noise

 

Noise music is a category of music that is characterized by the expressive use of noise within a musical context. This type of music tends to challenge the distinction that is made in conventional musical practices between musical and non-musical sound. Noise music includes a wide range of musical styles and sound-based creative practices that feature noise as a primary aspect.  See Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 21 Top, 57 Songs

 

Sub-genres:

 

Power Electronics:  Last.fm, Follow the music link at top of Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 174 Popular, 552 Songs

Harsh Noise Wall (HNW):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 32 Songs, 344 Songs

 

Fusion genres:

 

Glitch:  (see Electronic Music)

Noise Pop: (see Alternative-Indie Rock)

Noise Rock: (see Rock-Experimental)

Power Noise (see also Industrial and EDM)

 

Pop

 

Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s.  The terms “popular music” and “pop music” are often used interchangeably, although the former describes all music that is popular and includes many different styles. “Pop” and “rock” were roughly synonymous terms until the late 1960s, when they became increasingly differentiated from each other.  See Wikipedia, Topic Channel.  See also Rock genre and World genre.

 

Adult Contemporary:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular

Metal-Pop:  (see Rock-Metal-Glam genre)

Pop-Avant Garde:  (see Avant-Garde genre)

Pop-Brit:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Top, 200 Greatest

Pop-Brit:  New Wave of New Wave:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 30 Popular, 48 Greatest

Pop-Bubblegum:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 62 Top, 228 Songs

Pop-Chamber (Ork-Pop):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 114 Top, 64 Songs

Pop-Country:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Top, 49 Top 2018

Pop-Dance:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 193 Popular, 500 Top

Pop-Dream:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 20 Top, 35 Best, 191 Songs

Pop-Electro (see also Synth-Pop below):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 194 Popular, 500 Top

Pop-Electro:  Chillwave (Glo-Fi, Hypnagogic Pop):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 28 Top, 199 Popular

Pop-Electro:  Uplifting Trance:  (see EDM-Trance music)

Pop-Orchestral (Symphonic Pop):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 118 Songs, 77 Covers

Pop-Orchestral:  Baroque Pop:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 58 Top

Pop-Orchestral: Shibuya-keiWikipedia, Topic Channel, 12 Top, 144 Songs

Pop-Power:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 93 Top, 200 Popular

Pop-Power:  Britpop (see above)

Pop-Power:  Jangle Pop:  (see below)

Pop-Power:  New Wave:  (see below)

Pop-Power:  Pop Punk (see below)

Pop-Swamp: (see Rock-Swamp genre)

Pop-Synth:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 472 Top, 198 Popular

Pop-Teen:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 492 Top, 199 Popular

Pop-Teen:  Europop (see also EDM-Eurodance):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Top

Rock-Country:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 97 Top, 162 Mix

Rock-Pop:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Top, 105 2018 Songs

Rock-Pop:  Jangle Pop:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 196 Popular

Rock-Pop:  New Wave:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Top, 199 Popular

Rock-Soft (Lite Rock):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 373 Top, 200 Songs

 

Reggae

 

Its origins are in traditional African and Caribbean music, American R & B, in Jamaican Ska and Rocksteady. In 1963, Jackie Mittoo (pianist of The Skatalites) with the help of drummer Lloyd Knibbs, slowed down the traditional Ska beat to create the Reggae beat. The term “Reggae” may have been first used by the Ska band Toots and the Maytals, in the title of their 1968 hit “Do the Reggay.”  The Oxford English Dictionary says the origin of the word “Reggae” is unknown, but may be derived from the Jamaican-English word “rege-rege,” meaning quarrel. Other theories are that the term came from the word “streggae,” a Jamaican slang term for prostitute, or that it originated from the term “Regga,” which was a Bantu-speaking tribe from Lake Tanganyika.  Although Bob Marley popularized Reggae worldwide, his early recording was of Ska, Rocksteady, and Nyabinghi drumming. By the late 1960s, reggae was getting radio play in the UK with a fairly large following during the 1970-80s, with certain Punk bands like The Clash, The Slits, and The Ruts incorporating Reggae influences into their music.

 

Reggae is always played in 4/4 Straight or Swung Time.  Harmonically, the music is often very simple, and sometimes a whole song will have no more than one or two chords.  These simple repetitious chord structures add to the hypnotic effect that Reggae sometimes has.  See also Wikipedia, Wikipedia subgenres, Topic Channel.

 

Gold Standard Song List

2-Tone:  (see World-Jamaican-Ska)

Dancehall:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Top

Dancehall:  Ragga (Raggamuffin):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 47 Top, 66 Greats

Dancehall:  Reggae en Espanol (see also Latin Reggae):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 388 Songs

Dub:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Top

Lovers Rock:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 54 Top, 200 Popular

Mento:  (see World-Jamaican for pre-Reggae genres)

Reggae Fusion:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 15 Songs, 12 Songs, 22 Songs

Reggaestep:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular

Reggaeton:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 498 Top

Rocksteady:  (see World-Jamaican for pre-Reggae genres)

Roots Reggae:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 94 Top, 139 Classics

Roots Reggae – Rockers rhythm:  Wikipedia 1, Wikipedia 2, Topic Channel, 23 Old School, 123 Songs

Samba Reggae:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular

Seggae:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular

Ska:  (see World-Jamaican for pre-Reggae genres)

Skinhead Reggae:  Reggaepedia, 138 Songs, 50 Songs

 

Rhythm & Blues (R & B)

 

This is a genre of popular music that originated in the 1940s, the term originally used by record companies to describe recordings marketed predominantly to urban African-Americans, at a time when “urbane, rocking, Jazz-based music with a heavy, insistent beat” was becoming more popular. In the early 1950s the term was frequently applied to Blues records.  In the mid-1950s after Rock and Roll developed from this genre, R&B then meant music from electric Blues, Gospel, or Soul.  In the 1960s, British Rock bands like the Rolling Stones, Who, and Animals referred to themselves as R&B bands, thus this mix with Rock called “British R&B.”  By the 1970s, the term became a blanket term for Soul and Funk.  In the 1980s, Contemporary R&B combined R&B, Soul, Funk, Pop, Hip Hop, and Dance (Electronica), though the commercial bands usually consisted of piano, one or two guitars, bass, drums, one or more saxophones, and sometimes background vocalists. R&B lyrical themes often encapsulate the African-American experience of pain and the quest for freedom and joy, as well as triumphs and failures in terms of relationships, economics, aspirations, and sex.  See also Wikipedia, Topic Channel.

 

Gold Standard Song List

R&B-Contemporary:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 499 Top

R&B-New Orleans:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 74 Songs, 36 Songs

 

 

Disco:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Top, 1970s

Disco-Euro:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 43 1990s, 304 Songs

Disco-Nu:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 89 Top, 163 Songs

Disco Polo:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 118 Top, 196 Popular

Disco-Space:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 331 Songs, 87 Songs

Doo-Wop:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 96 Best, 95 Uptempo, 140 1950-60s

Funk:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, Top Tracks, Popular

Funk-Deep:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 28 Top

Funk:  Go-Go:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 56 Top, 10 Songs, 220 Classics

Funk-Nu:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular

Funk-P (Parliament-Funkadelic):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 22 Top, 37 Greatest, 254 Songs

Motown:  Wikipedia, Classic Topic Channel, 95 Greatest, 80 Songs

Smooth Jazz: (see Jazz genre)

Soul:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Top, 1960s, 1970s

Soul-Blue Eyed:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 35 Top, 199 Popular

Soul-Brown Eyed:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 32 Songs, 100 Oldies

Soul-Latin:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 20 Oldies, 43 Songs,171 Rare

Soul-Modern:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 144 Classics, 240 Songs

Soul-Motown Sound:  (see Motown above)

Soul-Neo:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, Top 41

Soul-Northern:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 168 Top, 200 Popular

Soul-Psychedelic (Black Rock):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 656 Songs, 110 Songs

Soul-Southern:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 110 Classics, 76 Songs

Soul-Smooth:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 117 Songs, 37 Oldies

Soul Blues:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 158 Best

Soul:  Quiet Storm:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 21 Top, 415 Songs, 159 Songs

 

Rock

 

Rock and Roll music began as a melting of R&B and Country-Western genres of the 1940-50s. The beat of Rock and Roll music comes mainly from a R&B boogie beat. The key difference is made by the addition of an accented backbeat on Counts 2 & 4, also often using a verse-chorus form.  The normal instrumentation includes one or two electric guitars, a bass guitar, and a drum kit.  Keyboards and other instruments have been added from time to time as well.  Classic Rock has withstood the tests of time, with many artists from other genres “covering” Classic Rock hits, giving rise to many other styles in the 1960s.  See also Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 496 Top

 

Gold Standard Song List

Adult Album Alternative (see also Alternative genre):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 2017 #1 Songs, Top 50, 100 Songs

British Invasion:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 397 Songs, 200 Popular

Core-Grind:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 101 Top, 19 Best

Core-Grind:  Deathgrind:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 59 Songs, 200 Popular

Core-Grind:  Goregrind:  Wikipedia, 360 Songs, 408 Old School

Core-Grind:  Pornogrind:  Wikipedia, 137 Songs, 53 Songs

Core-Metal:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Top, 390 2018

Core-Metal:  Deathcore:  Wikipedia, Wikipedia 2, Topic Channel, 54 Top, 96 Best

Core-Metal:  Mathcore:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 199 Popular, 221 Songs

Core-Metal:  Melodic Metalcore:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 98 Songs, 136 Songs

Core-Spazz (Spazz):  Wikipedia (Post-Hardcore – see Alternative-punk genre), Topic Channel, 40 Songs, 162 Top

Jam Bands:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 62 Top, 200 Popular

Metal (Heavy Metal):  Wikipedia, Wikipedia Subgenres, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 500 Top, 100 Alltime

Metal-Traditional Heavy:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 153 Songs, 118 Songs

Metal-Alternative:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Top, 86 Songs

Metal-Alternative:  Funk Metal:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 124 Songs, 62 Songs

Metal-Alternative:  Nu Metal:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 77 Top, 105 Songs

Metal-Alternative:  Rap Metal:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 68 Songs

Metal-Avant Garde:  (see Avant-Garde genre)

Metal-Christian:  (see Christian genre)

Metal-Extreme:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 252 Bands, 103 2017

Metal-Extreme:  Black Metal:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Top, 200 Popular

Metal-Extreme:  Black Metal-Ambient (Atmospheric):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel 1, Topic Channel 2, 200 Popular, 205 Songs

Metal-Extreme:  Black Metal:  Blackgaze:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 106 Songs

Metal-Extreme:  Black Metal-Industrial (IBM, see also Metal-Industrial below):  Wikipedia, 32 Songs, 19 Songs

Metal-Extreme:  Black Metal-National Socialist (NSBM):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 193 Songs, 141 Songs

Metal-Extreme:  Black Metal-Post:  Wikipedia, 124 Songs, 25 Songs

Metal-Extreme:  Black Metal-Red/Communist & Anarchist (RABM):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 28 Classics, 94 Songs

Metal-Extreme:  Black Metal-Symphonic (see Metal-Symphonic below):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 83 Songs, 56 Songs

Metal-Extreme:  Black Metal:  Viking Metal:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 118 Songs, 14 Top

Metal-Extreme:  Black Metal:  War Metal:  Wikipedia, 266 Songs, 432 Songs

Metal-Extreme:  Crust Punk (Crust, see also Alternative-Punk genre):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 55 Top, 108 Songs

Metal-Extreme:  Death Metal:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 482 Top

Metal-Extreme:  Death Metal-Brutal:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 397 Songs, 45 Songs

Metal-Extreme:  Death Metal-Brutal Slam:  Wikipedia, 140 Songs, 173 Songs

Metal-Extreme:  Death Metal-Blackened:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 29 Songs

Metal-Extreme:  Death Metal:  Death ‘n’ Roll:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 41 Songs

Metal-Extreme:  Death Metal-Industrial (see also Metal-Industrial below):  Wikipedia, 34 Songs, 12 Bands

Metal-Extreme:  Death Metal-Melodic:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 52 Top, 734 Best

Metal-Extreme:  Death Metal-Symphonic (see Metal-Symphonic below):  Wikipedia, 171 Songs, 58 Songs

Metal-Extreme:  Death Metal-Technical:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 35 Songs, 200 Popular

Metal-Extreme:  Doom Metal:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 497 Top

Metal-Extreme:  Doom Metal:  Death/Doom (Death-Doom, Deathdoom):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 40 Popular, 401 Songs

Metal-Extreme:  Doom Metal:  Drone Metal:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 49 Songs

Metal-Extreme:  Doom Metal:  Epic Doom:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 86 Top

Metal-Extreme:  Doom Metal:  Funeral Doom:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 48 Best

Metal-Extreme:  Doom Metal-Traditional:  Wikipedia, 144 Songs, 172 Songs

Metal-Extreme:  Doom Metal:  Sludge Metal:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 15 Top, 199 Popular

Metal-Extreme:  Speed Metal:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 13 Top, 200 Popular

Metal-Extreme:  Thrash Metal:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 500 Top

Metal-Extreme:  Thrash Metal:  Crossover Thrash:  Wikipedia 1, Wikipedia 2, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 86 Songs

Metal-Extreme:  Thrash Metal:  Groove Metal:  Wikipedia 1, Wikipedia 2, Topic Channel, 16 Top, 111 Best

Metal-Extreme:  Thrash Metal:  Teutonic Thrash Metal:  Wikipedia 1, Wikipedia 2, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 18 Songs

Metal-Folk:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 80 Top, 200 Popular

Metal-Folk:  Celtic Metal:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 99 Songs

Metal-Folk:  Medieval Metal:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 92 Popular, 25 Songs

Metal-Folk:  Pagan Metal:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 8 Top

Metal-Folk:  Pirate Metal:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 73 Songs

Metal-Glam (Hair Metal, Pop Metal):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Top, 291 Songs

Metal-Gothic:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 47 Top

Metal-Gothic:  Deathrock:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 31 Top

Metal-Industrial:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Top

Metal-Kawaii:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel177 Popular, 13 Best

Metal-Latin (see Latin genre)

Metal-Math:  (see Mathcore above, Math Rock below, or Djent below)

Metal-Neoclassical:  Wikipedia, Wikipedia 2, Topic Channel, 14 Best, 89 Songs

Metal:  Neue Deutsche Harte:  Wikipedia 1, Wikipedia 2, Topic Channel, 500 Top, 181 Songs

Metal-Post:  Wikipedia 1, Wikipedia 2, Topic Channel, 5 Top, 40 Best, 101 Songs

Metal-Power:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 67 Top, 100 Top, 48 Best

Metal-Progressive:  Wikipedia 1, Wikipedia 2, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 500 Top

Metal-Progressive:  Djent:  Wikipedia 1, Wikipedia 2, Topic Channel, 175 Songs116 Songs

Metal-Progressive:  Space Metal:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 20 Popular, 11 Top, 76 Songs

Metal-Stoner:  (see Rock-Stoner below)

Metal-Symphonic:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 308 Top

New Wave:  (see Alternative and Pop genres)

Punk-Afro (see also Alternative-Punk genre):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 34 Bands, 200 Popular

Punk-Glam:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 62 Songs

Punk-Post (see also Alternative-Punk genre):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 199 Popular, 134 Top

Punk-Post:  Dance Punk:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 12 Top, 79 Songs, 173 Songs

Punk-Post:  Gothic Rock:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 97 Top, 200 Greatest

Rock & Roll:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 221 Top, 138 Songs

Rock & Roll:  Garage Rock (Garage Punk, 60s Punk):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 87 Top, 48 Best

Rock & Roll:  Garage Rock:  Frat Rock:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 118 Popular, 52 Songs

Rock & Roll:  Rockabilly:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 500 Top

Rock & Roll:  Rockabilly:  Gothabilly:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 119 Popular, 36 Songs

Rock & Roll:  Rockabilly:  Psychobilly:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 125 Top, 199 Popular

Rock-Adult Oriented (AOR):  Wikipedia, 199 Songs, 108 Songs

Rock-Alternative (Alt-Rock, Alternative Music):  (see Alternative genre)

Rock-American Traditional (American Rock):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 78 Songs, 162 Songs

Rock-Anatolian (Turkish Rock):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 461 Songs

Rock-Arena (AOR, Album-Oriented Rock, Anthem Rock, Corporate Rock, Dad Rock, Melodic Rock, Pomp Rock, Stadium Rock):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 102 Songs

Rock-Art:  (see Progressive Rock below)

Rock-Avant Garde:  (see Avant-Garde genre)

Rock-Blues:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 15 Alltime, Top 25, 200 Popular, 1960s, 1970s

Rock-Classic: Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Greatest, 1950s, 1950s-Mellow, 1960s, 1960s-Rumba, 1970s, 1970s-Mellow, 1980s

Rock-Cock:  Wikipedia, 49 Best, 51 Songs

Rock-Country:  (see Pop genre)

Rock-Experimental (Avant-Rock):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 59 Top, 283 Songs

Rock-Experimental:  Krautrock:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 47 Top, 39 Top, 505 1970s

Rock-Experimental:  Math Rock:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 28 Top, 160 Songs

Rock-Experimental:  Neo-Progressive Rock (Neo-Prog):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 47 Top, 200 Popular

Rock-Experimental:  Noise Rock (Noise Punk):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 41 Top, 199 Popular

Rock-Experimental:  No Wave:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 44 Songs

Rock-Experimental:  Post Rock:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 99 Top, 166 Songs

Rock-Folk: (see Singer/Songwriter genre)

Rock-Geek (Nerd Rock, Dork Rock):  (see Alternative Rock genre)

Rock-Glam:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 67 Top, 199 Best

Rock-Gothic:  (see Post-Punk above)

Rock-Hard:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Top

Rock-Indie (see Alternative Rock genre)

Rock-Industrial:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 29 Top, 125 Songs

Rock-Jazz (Jazz-Fusion, Fusion):  (see Jazz genre)

Rock-Progressive (Prog, Prog-Rock, Art Rock):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 329 Top

Rock-Progressive:  Canterbury Scene/Sound:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 80 Popular, 145 Songs

Rock-Progressive:  Neo-Progressive Rock (Neo-Prog):  (see Rock-Experimental above)

Rock-Progressive:  Rock in Opposition (RIO):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 74 Songs, 200 Popular

Rock-Psychedelic:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Top, 200 Popular

Rock-Psychedelic:  Acid Rock:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 28 Top, 200 Popular

Rock-Punk:  (see Alternative-Punk genre)

Rock-Roots:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 98 Songs

Rock-Roots:  Heartland Rock:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 150 Popular, 26 Songs

Rock-Roots:  Southern Rock:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 82 Top, 502 Classic

Rock-Roots:  Swamp Rock (Swamp Pop):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 23 Top, 221 Songs

Rock-Singer/Songwriter (see Singer/Songwriter genre):

Rock-Soft (Lite-Rock):  (see Pop-Rock genre)

Rock-Stoner (Stoner Metal):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 135 Top, 199 Popular

Rock-Wizard (Wrock):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 256 Songs, 41 Best

Surf (Surf Rock)Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Top, 200 Popular

Surf:  Hot Rod Rock:  Wikipedia 1, Wikipedia 2, 181 Songs, 186 Songs

Surf-Instrumental:  Wikipedia, 31 Old, 293 Guitar

Surf Punk:  Wikipedia, 27 Songs, 44 Bands

Surf-Vocal:  Wikipedia, 29 Songs, 6 Songs

Tejano: (see Tex-Mex genre)

 

Singer-Songwriter/Folk

 

Singer-songwriters are musicians who write, compose, and perform their own musical material, including lyrics and melodies. The genre began with the folk-acoustic tradition.  Singer-songwriters often provide the sole accompaniment to an entire composition or song, typically using a guitar or piano.  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 142 Ultimate Songs, 41 Hits.   See also World genre.

 

Contemporary Singer-Songwriter:  Wikipedia, 62 Songs, 42 Songs.

Folk:  Wikipedia, Gold Standard Song List, Topic Channel, 191 Popular

Folk-Alternative:  Wikipedia (see Indie Folk below), 68 Songs

Folk-Contemporary:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 34 Best Bands

Folk-Contemporary:  Progressive Folk:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 155 Songs, 200 Popular

Folk-Contemporary:  American Primitive Guitar:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 146 Popular, 486 Songs

Folk-Contemporary:  Nerd Folk:  Wikipedia, 8 Songs, 7 Songs

Folk-Contemporary:  Filk:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 26 To Learn

Folk-Neo (Post-Industrial, Apocalyptic Folk):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular

Folk Rock:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Top, 24 American, 1970s

Folk Rock – British:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 203 Songs, 175 Songs

Folk Rock:  Celtic Rock:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 41 Songs, 20 2018

Folk Rock:  Folk Metal:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 143 Songs

Folk Rock:  Folk Punk:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 199 Popular, 40 Top

Folk Rock:  Indie Folk:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 44 Top, 94 Best

Folk Rock – Medieval:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 56 Songs

Folk-Traditional:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel 1, Topic Channel 2, 195 Popular, Songs Playlist, 1900s

Love Song:  Wikipedia, 22 Songs, 11 Pop

New Acoustic:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular

 

World/Global/International

 

This is musical category encompassing many different styles of music from around the globe, which includes many genres including some forms of Western music represented by Folk music, as well as selected forms of ethnic music, indigenous music, neo-traditional music, and music where more than one cultural tradition, such as ethnic music and Western popular music, intermingle.  The term was popularized in the 1980s as a marketing category for non-Western traditional music.  See also Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 168 Top.   See also Latin Music, Tex-Mex, Reggae.

 

Africa:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Top

African:  Mbalax:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular

Afro-Beat:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 126 Top

Afro-Caribbean:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 69 Popular

 

 

 

 

Afro-Cuban:  Wikipedia, All Stars Channel, 200 All Stars, 88 Popular

Afro-Cuban:  Cha-cha-cha:  Wikipedia (follow music link), Topic Channel, 79 Ballroom, 200 Popular

Afro-Cuban – Jazz:  (see Jazz-AfroCuban genre)

Afro-Cuban:  Rhumba (Ballroom Rumba): Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Cuban Popular, 181 Popular

Afro-Pop:  Wikipedia, 90 Songs, 206 2016

Asia:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 195 Popular, 498 Top

Australia:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 98 AllTime

British:  2-Tone (see Jamaican below)

Cajun:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 198 Popular, 79 Top

Calypso:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 211 Top, 75 Songs

Caribbean:  Wikipedia Genres, Topic Channel, 500 Top

Caribbean:  Soca:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Top

Celtic:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 500 Top

Celtic-Contemporary:  31 Songs

Celtic Folk:  16 Songs

Celtic-Traditional:  21 Songs, 22 Songs

Coupé-décalé – Congo:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 83 Top, 200 Popular

Ethnic Fusion (Global Fusion, World Fusion):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Top, 23 Songs, 500 Songs, 101 Popular

French:  Wikipedia, 200 Top, 100 Famous, 176 Modern

French Pop:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Top

German:  Wikipedia, 200 Top, 50 Top 2108

German Folk: Wikipedia, Wikipedia’s Volksmusik, 26 Popular

German Pop:  42 Best, 50 2108

German Pop-Early: Kabarett (Caberet) and Swing Movement:  Wikipedia, 24 1930s, 14 1930s Cabaret

German Pop-West Germany (1945-90s):  Wikipedia, 558 1970-80s

German Pop-East Germany (early 1970-90s):  Wikipedia, 54 1980s

German Pop-Reunified Germany (1990s-present):  Wikipedia, 153 1990s, 193 2000s

Hawaii:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular

Hindustani Classical:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 17 Top, 25 Vocal, 72 Songs

Jamaican:   Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 192 Popular

Jamaican – pre-Reggae:  Mento:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 133 Songs, 66 Songs

Jamaican – pre-Reggae:  Rocksteady:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 61 Top

Jamaican – pre-Reggae:  Ska:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 261 Top

Jamaican – pre-Reggae:  2-Tone Ska (British 2-Tone):  Wikipedia (follow music link), Topic Channel, 33 Songs, 42 Songs

Jamaican – Reggae:  (see Reggae genre)

Indian:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 197 Popular, 500 Top

Indian Pop (Indi-pop, Indipop, I-pop):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 24 Top, 195 Popular

Indian:  Carnatic:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 365 Top

Indonesian:  Dangdut:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 498 Top

Japanese:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 498 Top

Japanese Enka:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 328 Top

Japanese-Pop-Kayokyoku:  Wikipedia, 193 Songs

J-Pop:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 198 Popular, 500 Top

J-Punk:  Wikipedia, 113 Songs, 101 Songs

J-Rock:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular

J-Ska:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular

J-Synth (Japanese Synth-Pop):  Wikipedia’s Synth-Pop, 20 1980s, 136 Songs

Japanese Visual Kei:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 79 Top

Jewish:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 170 Top

Jewish-Klezmer:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 14 Top

Korean:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular

K-Pop:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Top

Latin:  (see Latin genre)

Middle East:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 500 Top

North America (indigenous, Native American):  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 202 Songs

Polka:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular, 500 Top

Thailand:  Piphat:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular

Vietnamese:  Wikipedia, 128 Songs

V-Pop:  Wikipedia, 511 Most Viewed

Worldbeat:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 200 Popular

Zydeco:  Wikipedia, Topic Channel, 206 Top

 

 

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