What songs do your playlist contain? Is it all Country music or is it a mix of Hip-Hop and Rhythm and Blues? Or do you have songs belonging to a variety of genres? Among all these categories you know, which one do you think would people really like the most? Which genre has more downloads? Which one is most commonly played by people around the world? Are you liking the same songs or is your preference totally different? Knowing this, you’ll be up to date with the latest trends in music. So, what are today’s most popular music genres?
Spotify, a popular music streaming application, claims that its most popular genre is heavy metal. This is evidenced by the survey the streaming music did to determine which genre of music fan was the most loyal. However, in another survey they conducted, they found out that hip-hop is the world’s top genre, showing up on playlists more than all others, regardless of geography or language.
In general though, survey results have shown that there is an apparent loyalty among listeners to musicians from their own cities. Although partly true, especially in London and in the United States, there are also some unexpected patterns. Twitter has also studied which music genres were the most-talked about, and where they’re talked about. Finding were truly surprising, like a K-pop contingent in the Arabian Peninsula, or the cluster of country-music fans near Cape Town, South Africa. The biggest surprise, however, is that pop music doesn’t get more social-media love from Brazilians.
Despite all these contrasting pieces of information, what we do know is the top ten most popular music genres today include: Heavy Metal, Rock and Roll, Alternative, Hard Rock, Classical, Punk Rock, Blues, Rap, Jazz, and Thrash Metal. So, do you have songs from these genres in your playlist? If yes, then you’re probably more up-to-date in the latest trends!