Song starters for every genre


Hannah Young, Online Editor

Pop, Rock, Alternative, Hip-Hop, and Country are the few of the popular music genres to date. Trying to find different music to start listening to can be hard, but here are a few introductory songs that will make it easier to explore new genres


  • “Say So” by Doja Cat
  • “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored” by Ariana Grande
  • “NO” by Meghan Trainer
  • “Young Dumb & Broke” by Khalid 
  • “New Americana” by Halsey


  • What I Got” by Sublime 
  • Just a Girl” by No Doubt 
  • Lo/Hi” by the Black Keys 
  • Californication” by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Original Prankster” by The OffSpring 


  •  “Are You Bored Yet?” by Wallows 
  •  “Cry Baby” by Neighborhood
  •  “Black Madonna” by Cage the Elephant 
  •  “The Less I Know the Better” by Tame Impala 
  • After the Storm” by Kali Uchis 


  • Fade” by Kanye West 
  • Hypnotize” by The Notorious B.I.G
  • KOD” by J.Cole 
  • It’s a Vibe” by 2 Chainz 
  • “Bounce Back” by Big Sean


  • Greatest Love Story” by Lanco 
  • Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum 
  • Born to Love You” by Lanco 
  • I Hope” by Gabby Barrett 
  • “One Thing Right” by Marshmello and Kane Brown 


  • “Respect” by Aretha Franklin 
  •  “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell 
  •  “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder 
  •  “Back to Black” by Amy Winehouse
  •  “Everyday People” by Sly and the Family Stone 


  •  “Gangsta’s Paradise” by Coolio 
  •  “Push It” by Salt-N-Pepa 
  •  “Stan” by Eminem  
  • “Straight Outta Compton” by N.W.A
  • “Rapper’s Delight” by The Sugarhill Gang