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100 Best Songs With Music Genres in the Title

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Every individual’s taste in music differs. Although every music genre has something special to offer, not every genre may appeal to listeners. While the majority of listeners prefer mainstream music, non-mainstream genres are popular with music buffs and music purists. A number of songs actually mention music genres in their song titles. You may find this surprising, but if you scrutinize closely you will be astonished at what you come across.

What Is the Purpose of Mentioning Music Genres in Song Titles?

While certain musicians may have intent and purpose of mentioning a musical style in their song title, most times words that makeup a music genre convey an entirely different meaning. Musicians may express their joy and gratitude towards a certain kind of music with a unique title that includes the music genre. Usually, it is one word in a title that morphs multiple meanings. Words may have the same spelling or pronunciation, but convey a wide-range of meanings; these words are termed as homonyms.

Certain genres may be mentioned in songs to showcase the passion and intensity associated with the type of music. The impact a certain kind of music has had on musicians or listeners, is sometimes poetically expressed as a tribute. Singers and songwriters may also mention a music genre to figuratively convey a deeper understanding of a concept or idea. Sometimes musicians may use specific words in a title as a catchy hook for the verse or chorus.

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What Do Musical Styles Symbolize in Songs?

Musical styles in songs may symbolize a wide spectrum of attributes that are generic or personal. Different types of music may represent a celebratory aspect of life associated with people from different walks of life. Genres and subgenres may also be mentioned to showcase the culturally diversity of musical forms in different parts of the world. Different musical styles may harvest comparative forms to explain drastic differences or similarities.

A number of singers and songwriters like to creatively portray the emotions associated with the music genres they love. Certain musicians tell heartwarming stories of how the music they listened to, or the music they played helped them cope with difficult times. Musicians may also promote non-mainstream musical styles through their songs to ensure certain genres reach a wider audience and in the process attain popularity. Although music genres may denote a wide-range of expressions in songs, often they may signify or symbolize

  • Happiness
  • Dedication
  • Hope
  • Sadness
  • Integrity
  • Difficulties
  • Sarcasm
  • Celebration
  • Energy
  • Insecurity
  • Positivity
  • Gratitude
  • Honesty
  • Sincerity
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The list below showcases a diverse collection of songs that mention rock, pop, country, R&B, folk, rock n roll, hip hop, indie, heavy metal, reggae, soul, funk, disco, reggaeton, trap, jazz, and blues genres in songs. If you have a view, opinion, or song suggestion, let us know in the comments section.

Top 10 Best Songs With Music Genres in the Title

  1. “Uptown Funk”—Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
  2. “God’s Country”—Blake Shelton
  3. “Pop That”—French Montana
  4. “It's Only Rock 'N' Roll”—The Rolling Stones
  5. “Party Rock Anthem”—LMFAO featuring Luren Bennett and GoonRock
  6. “Disco Inferno”—50 Cent
  7. “Roadhouse Blues”—The Doors
  8. “A-Punk”—Vampire Weekend
  9. “Rap Devil”—Machine Gun Kelly
  10. “Who Will Save Your Soul”—Jewel

#11—20

11. “Rock That Body”—The Black Eyed Peas

12. “Trap Queen”—Fetty Wap

13. “Disco Tits”—Tove Lo

14. “Hip-Hop Is Dead”—Nas

15. “Country Again”—Thomas Rhett

16. “We Will Rock You”—Queen

17. “Pop Out”—Polo G featuring Lil Tjay

18. “Soul Survivor”—Young Jeezy featuring Akon

19. “Rock And Roll Music”—Chuck Berry

20. “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker”—Ramones

#21—40

21. “Still Got the Blues for You”—Gary Moore

22. “Rock and Roll”—Led Zeppelin

23. “Get the Funk Out”—Extreme

24. “Jailhouse Rock”—Elvis Presley

25. “Pop”—NSYNC

26. “Sultans of Swing”—Dire Straits

27. “Soul Man”—Sam & Dave

28. “Girl in a Country Song”—Maddie & Tae

29. “Electropop”—Jupiter Rising

30. “Metal Health”—Quiet Riot

31. “Boogie On Reggae Woman”—Stevie Wonder

32. “Pop Style”—Drake featuring The Throne

33. “Rock You Like a Hurricane”—Scorpions

34. “Lean wit it, Rock wit It”—Dem Franchize Boyz

35. “Rock the Casbah”—The Clash

36. “That’s the Way I Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll”—AC/DC

37. “Pop, Lock, & Drop It”—Huey

38. “Raised on Country”—Chris Young

39. “Soul to Squeeze”—Red Hot Chilli Peppers

40. “Funk Pop a Roll”—XTC

#41—60

41. “Pop Singer”—John Cougar Mellencamp

42. “Let it Rock”—Kevin Rudolf featuring Lil Wayne

43. “Rock Yo Hips”—Crime Mob and Lil’ Scrappy

44. “You Rock My World”—Michael Jackson

45. “I Wanna Rock”—Twisted Sister

46. “Reggaeton Lento (Bailemos)”—CNCO

47. “Glamorous Indie Rock & Roll”—The Killers

48. “Trap”—Shakira featuring Maluma

49. “Pretty Girl Rock”—Keri Hilson

50. “Rock Me Amadeus”—Falco

51. “Make My Head Go Pop”—Roxette

52. “Bossa Nova Baby”—Elvis Presley

53. “Ragga Bomb”—Skrillex featuring Raga Twins

54. “Metal Metldown”—Judas Priest

55. “For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)”—AC/DC

56. “Disco Lies”—Moby

57. “Beautiful Soul”—Jesse McCartney

58. “Rock the Bat”—Aaliyah

59. “Take Me Home, Country Roads”—John Denver

60. “Rock Around The Clock”—Bill Haley & His Comets

#61—80

61. “Punk Rock Girl”—The Dead Milkmen

62. “(Love Is) a Tender Trap”—Frank Sinatra

63. “Rock and Roll All Nite”—Kiss

64. “Deacon Blues”—Steely Dan

65. “Club Can’t Handle Me”—Flo Rida featuring David Guetta

66. “Heavy Metal (Takin’ a Ride)”—Don Felder

67. “Rock Your Body”—Justin Timberlake

68. “Soul Singing”—The Black Crowes

69. “Boogie Oogie Oogie”—A Taste of Honey

70. “Gone Country”—Alan Jackson

71. “Dance Hall Days”—Wang Chung

72. “The House of the Rising Sun”—The Animals

73. “Crocodile Rock”—Elton John

74. “Let There Be Rock”—AC/DC

75. “Red House”—Jimi Hendrix

76. “Dub Be Good To Me”—Beats International

77. “Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through”—Meat Loaf

78. “Smuggler's Blues”—Glenn Frey

79. “Kind Hearted Woman Blues”—Robert Johnson

80. “Raised On Rock”—Elvis Presley

#81—100

81. “You Had Your Soul with You”—The National

82. “Punk Rock 101”—Bowling for Soup

83. “Rock of Ages”—Def Leppard

84. “Bell Bottom Blues”—Derek & the Dominos

85. “I Got the Blues”—The Rolling Stones

86. “Rock n Roll”—Avril Lavigne

87. “The Rock Show”—blink-182

88. “God Gave Rock and Roll to You”—Argent

89. “One Big Country Song”—LoCash

90. “Love in This Club”—Usher featuring Jeezy

91. “Detroit Rock City”—Kiss

92. “I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair)”—Sandi Thom

93. “Planet Rock”—Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force

94. “Stick That in Your Country Song”—Eric Church

95. “Acapella”—Karmin

96. “Heavy Metal and Reflective”—Azealia Banks

97. “Our House”—Madness

98. “Hip Hop Hooray”—Naughty by Nature

99. “Mr. Rock and Roll”—Amy MacDonald

100. “Old Time Rock And Roll”—Bob Seger

Other Notable Songs With Music Genres in the Title

  • “Heart Full of Soul”—The Yardbirds
  • “Pop a Top”—Alan Jackson
  • “Show Me Your Soul”—Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  • “Pop That Thang”—The Isley Brothers
  • “The Heart of Rock & Roll”—Huey Lewis & the News
  • “Cowboy Blues”—Kesha
  • “Nihilist Blues”—Bring Me the Horizon
  • “This is Pop”—XTC
  • “Statesboro Blues”—The Allman Brothers Band
  • “Soul Bossa Nova”—Quincy Jones
  • “Rock with the Caveman”—Tommy Steele
  • “It's Still Rock And Roll to Me”—Billy Joel
  • “Integrity Blues”—Jimmy Eat World
  • “Metal Thrashing Mad”—Anthrax
  • “Indie Cindy”—Pixies
  • “Kill Rock N' Roll”—System of A Down
  • “Singing the Blues”—Guy Mitchell
  • “Black Country Rock”—David Bowie
  • “300 M.P.H. Torrential Outpour Blues”—The White Stripes
  • “Rock and Roll Girls”—John Fogerty
  • “Swing”—Quavo featuring Normani and Davido
  • “Why I Sing the Blues”—B.B. King
  • “Rock and Roll Is Dead”—Lenny Kravitz
  • “If You Can't Rock Me”—The Rolling Stones
  • “Pop Thrash Movie”—Duran Duran
  • “Metal on Metal”—Anvil
  • “Shaman's Blues”—The Doors
  • “Oi Oi Oi”—Cockney Rejects
  • “The Boy That Invented Rock & Roll”—The Psychedelic Furs
  • “It Don't Mean a Thing (If it Ain't Got that Swing)”—Duke Ellington
  • “Save Rock and Roll”—Fall Out Boy featuring Elton John
  • “American Country Love Song”—Jake Owen
  • “Rock with You”—Michael Jackson
  • “Boogie Chillen’”—John Lee Hooker
  • “Rock the Boat”—Aaliyah
  • “The Celtic Soul Brothers”—Dexys Midnight Runners
  • “Revolution Blues”—Neil Young
  • “I Was Not a Nazi Polka”—Chad Mitchell Trio
  • “Funana”—Madonna
  • “God and Country Music”—George Strait
  • “The Metal”—Tenacious D
  • “I Love Rock And Roll”—Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
  • “King of Rock”—Run-D.M.C.
  • “Rock and Roll Shoes”—Johnny Cash
  • “Jazz (Delicious Hot, Disgusting Cold)”—Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
  • “Forever Pop”—Lil Tjay
  • “I Love the Nightlife (Disco 'Round)”—Alicia Bridges
  • “This Is Heavy Metal”—Lordi
  • “Punk Rock Classic”—Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • “U.S. Blues”—Grateful Dead
  • “Death Disco”—Public Image Ltd.
  • “House Every Weekend”—David Zowie
  • “Trenchtown Rock”—Bob Marley & the Wailers
  • “Rock N' Roll Is Free”—Ben Harper
  • “We Sold Our Souls to Metal”—Soulfly
  • “Black Mountain Blues”—Bessie Smith
  • “Da Funk”—Daft Punk
  • “Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay”—Danny & the Juniors
  • “Sugar Blues”—Clyde McCoy
  • “Deep Blues”—Kano featuring Damon Albarn
  • “Omomo Punk”—Warren Hue
  • “Rock And Roll Heaven”—The Righteous Brothers
  • “The Last Waltz”—Engelbert Humperdnick
  • “Roots Reggae Music”—Rebelution
  • “Disco 2000”—Pulp
  • “Blues for Allah”—Grateful Dead
  • “Hop Scotch Polka (Scotch-Hot)”—Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians
  • “Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker)”—Parliament
  • “Rock wit U (Awww Baby)”—Ashanti
  • “Billy's Blues”—Laura Nyro
  • “Hard Time Killing Floor Blues”—Skip James
  • “Kicked Outta Country”—George Strait
  • “Rock Me Tonite”—Billy Squier
  • “Jazz at the Bookstore”—Ron Sexsmith
  • “Abattoir Blues”—Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
  • “Basin Street Blues”—Louis Armstrong
  • “Country Must Be Country Wide”—Brantley Gilbert
  • “Livin' My Life Like a Country Song”—Theory of A Deadman
  • “Psychobilly Freakout”—The Reverend Horton Heat
  • “The Dada Polka”—Magnetic Fields
  • “Almost Like The Blues”—Leonard Cohen
  • “Dress Blues”—Zac Brown Band
  • “Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy”—Bad Company
  • “Boogie With Stu”—Led Zeppelin
  • “New Wave”—Islander
  • “Ladies Love Country Boys”—Trace Adkins
  • “Country on the Radio”—Blake Shelton
  • “Fort Worth Blues”—Steve Earle
  • “Rock And Roll Deserves To Die”—The Darkness
  • “Emo Kid”—Adam and Andrew
  • “Rock the Night”—Europe
  • “Higgs Boson Blues”—Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
  • “Just Wanna Rock 'N Roll”—Rodney Atkins
  • “Long Live Rock”—The Who
  • “Country Girl Blues”—Brother Yusef
  • “Helplessness Blues”—Fleet Foxes
  • “Blame It on the Bossa Nova”—Eydie Gorme
  • “Country”—Angaleena Presley
  • “Don’t Play your Rock ‘n’ Roll to Me”—Smokie
  • “Rock Your Heart Out”—AC/DC
  • “Deranged for Rock & Roll”—Chelsea Wolfe
  • “Memphis Blues”—W.C. Handy
  • “Rock 'N Roll Train”—AC/DC
  • “Loves Me Like a Rock”—Paul Simon
  • “Cosmic Jazz”—Wishbone Ash
  • “Ambulance Blues”—Neil Young
  • “Do You Wanna Funk”—Sylvester and Patrick Cowley
  • “Let There Be Rock”—Drive-By Truckers
  • “Rock N' Roll Ain't Noise Pollution”—AC/DC
  • “Tupelo Blues”—John Lee Hooker
  • “Handyman Blues”—Billy Bragg
  • “Slam Dunk (Da Funk)”—Five
  • “Rock Me”—ABBA
  • “What Makes You Country”—Luke Bryan
  • “Jelly Roll Blues”—Jelly Roll Morton
  • “Old Country Soul”—The Reklaws
  • “Wedding Bell Blues”—The 5th Dimension
  • “Loose Rap”—Aaliyah
  • “Damn Country Music”—Tim McGraw
  • “Rock 'n' Roll is Cold”—Matthew E. White
  • “All Country on You”—Austin Webb
  • “Mr. Johnson's Blues”—Lonnie Johnson
  • “I Need to Hear a Country Song”—Toby Keith
  • “So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star”—The Byrds
  • “Country Girls”—John Schneider
  • “No Better Blues”—Chance the Rapper
  • “Rock Lobster”—The B-52’s
  • “Country Boy”—Alan Jackson
  • “Funk Box”—Sugarhill Gang
  • “Big Bill Blues”—Big Bill Broonzy
  • “Pop Muzik”—Robin Scott
  • “Dime Store Rock”—Slash's Snakepit
  • “Buried Alive In the Blues”—Janis Joplin
  • “Metal Heart”—Accept
  • “Got a Little Country”—Blake Shelton
  • “All Disco”—Elbow
  • “Elimination Blues”—Primal Scream
  • “Bubble Pop Electric”—Gwen Steffani
  • “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Ko”—Johnny Winter And
  • “New Speedway Boogie”—Grateful Dead
  • “Rock the Joint”—Jimmy Preston & His Prestonians
  • “Barstool Blues”—Neil Young
  • “Rock and Roll”—Eric Hutchinson
  • “Disco Duck”—Rick Dees & His Cast of Idiots
  • “City Boy Blues”—Action Bronson
  • “Rock and Roll Lullaby”—B.J. Thomas
  • “And the Cradle Will Rock”—Van Halen
  • “Boxing Day Blues”—Courtney Barnett
  • “Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)”—Def Leppard
  • “Filthy Blues”—Orianthi
  • “Jungle Boogie”—Kool & the Gang
  • “Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out The Barrel)”—Will Glahe
  • “Rock On”—David Essex
  • “Coward of the Country”—Kenny Rogers
  • “Buckskin Stallion Blues”—Townes Van Zandt
  • “Long Live Rock & Roll”—Daughtry
  • “She Likes Rock N Roll”—AC/DC
  • “Ventilator Blues”—The Rolling Stones
  • “Country”—Mo Pitney
  • “Dead Shrimp Blues”—Robert Johnson
  • “Rock 'N' Roll Widow”—Wishbone Ash
  • “Acid Jazz Singer”—The Fratellis
  • “Rock & Roll Found Me”—Eric Church
  • “She’s Country”—Jason Aldean
  • “Rock And Roll Band”—Boston
  • “Country Death Song”—Violent Femmes
  • “Fisherman's Blues”—The Waterboys
  • “Death By Rock And Roll”—The Pretty Reckless
  • “Country Music Has the Blues”—Billy Ray Cyrus
  • “A Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy”—The Kinks
  • “Jimmy Jazz”—The Clash
  • “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock 'N Roll”—Donny & Marie
  • “Pop That Lock”—Adam Lambert
  • “Heavy Metal”—Bring Me the Horizon
  • “Astrobiology Rap”—Jonathan Chase
  • “Rock 'N Me”—Steve Miller Band
  • “Country Side of Heaven”—Eric Paslay
  • “Halloween Blues”—The Fratellis
  • “Call Me Country”—Jon Pardi
  • “This Is What Rock N' Roll Looks Like”—Porcelain Black
  • “Not a Pop Song”—Little Mix
  • “Casino Boogie”—The Rolling Stones
  • “Hesitation Blues”—The Holy Modal Rounders
  • “Lisa Likes Rock 'N' Roll”—Ian Hunter
  • “Phonograph Blues”—Robert Johnson
  • “Dirty Punk”—The Clash
  • “Rock And Roll”—The Velvet Underground
  • “Aphorismic Wasteland Blues”—Howler
  • “Brilliant Blues”—Pete Townshend
  • “Your Bright Baby Blues”—Jackson Browne
  • “Rock And Roll Never Forgets”—Bob Seger
  • “Vampire Blues”—Neil Young
  • “Good Country Song”—Blake Shelton
  • “From a Closet in Norway (Oslo Blues)”—You+Me
  • “Eulogy for A Rock Band”—Weezer
  • “Folk Song”—Bernard Cribbins
  • “John Walker's Blues”—Steve Earle
  • “Rock & Roll Love Affair”—Prince
  • “Country Honk”—The Rolling Stones
  • “Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?”—Ramones
  • “Candy Store Rock”—Led Zeppelin
  • “Heavy Metal”—Sammy Hagar
  • “The Meaning of Soul”—Oasis
  • “Got Some Rock & Roll Thunder”—AC/DC
  • “Catch Hell Blues”—The White Stripes
  • “Doing It to Country Songs”—Blake Shelton
  • “King of the Blues”—Steve Earle
  • “Mellow Mama Blues”—Dinah Washington

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