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If you had to choose, which single song really epitomized the sounds of each genre? Feel free to include the songs you feel most represent all the various genres you can think of/care about, from Jazz to rock to blues to metal.
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Jazz - Giant Steps
Metal - Raining Blood
Country - Country Boy
Blues (acoustic) - anything by Robert Johnson
Blues (electric) - The Thrill is Gone
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SUBLIME!'s cover of the Toys- Smoke Two Joints...Is MY STONER TwoCents FOR Reagge...I like Bob but....come on Sublime was just a tad bit tastier musically than Marley. BUT THE WHAILERS KICK ASS! but sublime..was a three piece...a drunk ****ed up three peiece but Dude.... They put it on WAX!
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Raped-Raped

Perfect example of punk at its finest. Its snotty, abrasive, offensive, simple, and just wonderful

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Helter Skelter by the Beatles is a excellent representation of rock in the classic sense, although as the ultimate representation of rock, it's easily debatable.
Begin again in the night, let's sway again tonight.
Your arm on my shoulder, your cheek against mine.
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...what?


They have a very rediculous and rigorous cult following. I've met many members of said cult
#11
I'm not saying this just for the meme, but I Cum Blood for what someone who is afraid of metal thinks all metal is like.
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Deadmau5 & Kaskade - I Remember - House (i always thought it was trance )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGbRpdCRwt0

Benga - 26 Basslines - Dubstep
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4D-hCO8Y2k&feature=related

Noisecontrollers - Astral - Hardstyle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHiQ013bhPY&feature=related

Nas - Memory Lane - (good) Rap
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXBFG2vsyCM

Boards of Canada - Everything You Do Is A Balloon - IDM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQEmaj9C6ko

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I think that

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is the most genre specific piece of music that I enjoy listening to.



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#19
Metalcore -- Color Me Blood Red (Converge)
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#20
any Origin song, brutal technical death metal

any Necrophagist song, technical death metal with neoclassical influence
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Rock N' Roll - Led Zeppelin is a perfect example of hair metal.



come on now.........hair metal wasn't even around when that song was released
#22
Attack Attack - Stick Stickly


Heavy Metal
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Heavy Metal

psh they're so popcore, or electronicore, or something to that extent

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Death Metal - Forever Underground by Vital Remains
Thrash Metal - Raining Blood by Slayer

Metal in general? Death to all but metal by steel panther.
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Death Metal - Forever Underground by Vital Remains
Thrash Metal - Raining Blood by Slayer

Metal in general? Death to all but metal by steel panther.

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Folk Punk- Johhny Hobo, New Mexico Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqexThzOOC0

Ska(3rd wave)- Operation Ivy, Healthy Body
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8payOjZho-4
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SUBLIME!'s cover of the Toys- Smoke Two Joints...Is MY STONER TwoCents FOR Reagge...I like Bob but....come on Sublime was just a tad bit tastier musically than Marley. BUT THE WHAILERS KICK ASS! but sublime..was a three piece...a drunk ****ed up three peiece but Dude.... They put it on WAX!


Listen to your average reggae artist (Bob, Peter Tosh, etc.) then listen to Sublime. Sublime is more of a ska/punk band with heavy reggae influence. But in no way shape or form do they sum up the general sound or message of Reggae.
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Metal in general : Master Of Puppets
say what you want, but this has to be one of the must appreciated piece of metal ever written
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Not good with subgenres of rap, but

Mathematics - Mos Def

it has a sort of older feel to it as far as rap goes... I dunno, just listen to it.

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Metal in general : Master Of Puppets
say what you want, but this has to be one of the must appreciated piece of metal ever written

If Master of Puppets is the ultimate Metal song, then I want no part of metal ever again.

It's a good song, for sure, but the end-all-be-all metal song? Hell no.


To try and name just one song to be the definitive song for ANY base genre is absurd. There is no genre on the face of this planet that is JUST the core genre. There is no such thing as just "Rock", there is no such thing as just "Metal".

There has never been a band that is JUST "metal". "Metal" doesn't exist, it's just an umbrella term for a ton of different styles of music.

Same goes for rock, jazz, blues, etc. There is no such thing as a band that is JUST rock. The only thing that MIGHT count is the rock of the 1950s, where the genre took off, but even still it's all classified as rockabilly, because it was a mixture of country, blues, and other genres.

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#35
"Born To Be Wild" is the penultimate rock song. It just has the rebel attitude, the hard and heavy riffs, the driving groove, and the intensity that most people think of when they hear "Rock music."
#36
Nice question...I think Metal is too large...

Neoclassical Metal ---> Yngwie Malmsteen - Baroque and Roll
Trash Metal ---> Slayer - Raining Blood
Screamo ---> Bullet for my Valentine - Tears don't fall
Speed Metal ---> Cacophony - Speed Metal Symphony
Grudge ---> Drowning Pool - Let the bodies hit the floor
Gothic Metal ---> Evanescence - Call me when you're sober
Pop ---> Michael Jackson

Jazz Swing Blues are really HUGE GENRES of music.............I don't know.........

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Epic Metal ---> Gaia Prelude - Memories / Yngwie Malmsteen - Brothers / a Manowar's song
Opera Metal ---> Nightwish - Stargazers
what subgenre of metal is Buckethead's music ??? O_O
#38
IMO, Old-school Punk: Problems - Sex Pistols
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Metal in general : Master Of Puppets
say what you want, but this has to be one of the must appreciated piece of metal ever written


You can't name a song which defines the whole metal genre. It's got nothing to do with death, progressive or melodic metal, for example.

And, in my opinion, I think there are best songs which could define thrash. When I think of thrash metal, I think about fast musics, with lots of palm muting, and Master of Puppets isn't that fast. But it's good, anyway