By: Kaleigh A.

Are you tired of listening to the same music everyday? Are you in need of new playlist suggestions? If so, this is the article for you. Here are some of my song suggestions sorted by genre. As with all media, make sure you check with a parent or guardian before checking out these songs!


Alternative is a category of rock that originated in the 1970s and became popular in the 90s. It is given the name “Alternative” because it differs in certain ways from the mainstream rock from which it originated. Indie is a very similar category of music, and also has its roots from similar types of music. Both genres include unusual vocals, lengthy songs (often 3-5 minutes long), unusual sounds or instruments. Here are a few songs that are in this category: 

  • “Where’d All the Time Go?” - Dr. Dog

  • “Space Song” - Beach House

  • “YKWIM” - Yot Club

  • “Michelle” - Sir Chloe

  • “Young” - Vacations

  • “I Wanna Be Yours” - Arctic Monkeys 

  • “Sweater Weather” - The Neighborhood 

  • “Rhinestone Eyes” - Gorillaz

  • “Home” - Cavetown 

  • “The Bidding” - Tally Hall

  • “Cigarette Daydreams” - Cage The Elephant

  • “Wires” - The Neighborhood


Pop is a genre of music that originated in the 1950s in the US and UK. Pop is amongst one of the most popular choices of music. It is also the genre that produces the most hits. Most pop songs feature electronic instruments, strong beats, simple tunes that are easily remembered, and are usually no longer than three minutes. A few of these songs include:

  • “Drivers License” - Olivia Rodrigo

  • “Good 4 U” - Olivia Rodrigo

  • “Kiss Me More” - Doja Cat 

  • “MONTERO” - Lil Nas X

  • “Peaches” - Justin Bieber

  • “Bad Habits” - Ed Sheeran

  • “Levitating” - Dua Lipa

  • “INDUSTRY BABY” - Jack Harlow 

  • “My Universe” - Coldplay


Rock is a genre of music that originated in the late 40s to early 50s in the US and UK. By the 1960s there became a broader variety of different types of rock. Rock combines elements of R&B, jazz, and the use of electric instruments. Most rock artists are bands of 4 people (A drummer, keyboardist, guitarist, and vocalist). Here are a few rock songs:

  • “Smells Like Teen Spirit” - Nirvana

  • “Come As You Are” - Nirvana

  • “Nothing Else Matters” - Metallica 

  • “Numb” - Linkin Park

  • “Are U Mine” - Arctic Monkeys

  • “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” - Green Day

  • “Lithium” - Nirvana

  • “Supermassive Black Hole” - Muse

  • “Cold Cold Cold” - Cage The Elephant


R&B is short for Rhythm and Blues, and originated in the 1940s by African Americans. R&B combines elements of Pop, Soul, Funk, Hip Hop, and Electronic music.  This genre features drum machine rhythms, pitch corrected vocals, and a smooth, lush style of vocal arrangements. R&B is one of the most popular genres of music. Here are a few R&B selections:

  • “Girls Like Me” - Jasmine Sullivan 

  • “Pick Up Your Feelings” - Jasmine Sullivan 

  • “At My Worst” - Pink Sweats 

  • “Kiss Me More” - Doja Cat

  • “Still Your Best” - Giveon 

  • “Waves of Blue” - Majid Jordan

  • “How Much Can A Heart Take” - Lucky Daye 

  • “What’s Next” - Drake 


Country is a genre of music originating from blues, gospel, and folk. Country became a genre of music in the 1920s, and became popular in the mid 40-50s. This music was particularly popular in the southern parts of America. Early country music consisted of ballads played on the fiddle, guitar, steel guitar, and keyboard. Today's country is more modern and uses some elements of pop. Here are a few country hits:  

  • “More Than My Hometown” - Morgan Wallen

  • “What's Your Country Song” - Thomas Rhett

  • “Wasted on You” - Morgan Wallen

  • “Next Girl” - Carly Pearce 

  • “Minimum Wage” - Blake Shelton

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