ROCK Genre

Punk Rock/ New Wave 

Blondie

The Cars


Heavy Metal/Glam

Van Halen

Motley Crue

Guns N' Roses

  

Alternative

R.E.M.


Heartland Rock

Bruce Springsteen

Bob Segar

Tom Petty

COUNTRY Genre

Alabama

Willie Nelson

The Oak Ridge Boys

R&B Genre

Marvin Gaye

Prince

Janet Jackson

Whitney Houston


Hip Hop

Run D.M.C.

LL Cool J

Beastie Boys


Rap 

also considered Hip Hop, but really the start of this new genre

Public Enemy

Ice T

Pop Genre

This is almost a new genre catagory that is still it's own today, although any "popular" song of the day can be considered "pop" this has a different connotation today than in the past. This is because we associate it with the image of the artist as much as the music that they make. It's more about their stage presence and acclaim as a person than the music they make.


Michael Jackson

Madonna

The Go-Go's

Tiffany

Wham!