Most Overrated Bands of All Time

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215 Seconds of Summer5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney that formed in 2011. The group were originally YouTube celebrities, posting videos of themselves covering songs from various artists during 2011 and early 2012. They rose to international fame while touring with One Direction on the Take ...read more.

I was at a summer camp and one girl at the summer camp said she liked rock music. She said her favorite bands were 5 seconds of summer and awolnation, and she liked one direction. If she listened to bands like Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd in the future, she'd be ashamed that she said she liked five seconds of summer and one direction. 5 seconds of summer is pop, not punk or rock. They aren't as bad as one direction, but still pretty overrated - Imreallyboredrightnow

Those rotten teenagers tried to steal from Green Day and failed. Also teen girls love them and they are so overrated.

Dear people, as a not teenage girl, I can say they have really good music without being considered biased because "omgomghg their so hot". They don't believe they are punk, IT'S A JOKE WITHIN THE FANDOM. They are inspired by pop-punk/pop-rock bands. The girl at your summer camp is an idiot, 1D are awful, and 5sos is pop rock.

Definitely a bland group, too poppy, and overall just bad.

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22Blink 182Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) ...read more.

I accidently voted this band when I did not want to. Green Day and this band should not be here at all. I respect those who do not like Blink 182 and Tom's vocals, but I personally did not find anything bad about the vocals. It actually took me longer to adjust to Mark's voice because I did not like it at first, I got easily adjusted to Tom's voice, am I the only one who thinks that? - AnimeDrawer

I like this band, but Green Day is much better (Green Day is my 4th favorite band, behind Beatles, Stones, and U2).

Plus, it takes a LONG time to adjust to Tom's voice.

I actually took a long time to adjust to Mark's voice instead. I had no problem with Tom's voice at all when I first heard the band. - AnimeDrawer

I haven't heard too much from them, and I shouldn't judge them by one song, but... "All the Small Things" is one of the dumbest songs I've ever heard.

If Tom didn't sound like a little boy giving sexual favours I don't think I would mind blink 182

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23Guns & Roses

The category is "overated", not bands that suck. In my opinion, although GnR was a decent hard rock band, they were WAY overrated. They just happened to catch on with the college-age, white, frat-boy, metal-newbie crowd who proudly displayed their new GnR CD on the shelf next to Garth Brooks, Steve Winwood and Cher so their girlfriend would see how "rockin'" they were.

I LOVE Guns N' Roses, but they are most defiantly overrated. They had one number one hit, with a couple other songs that even remotely hit the charts, and all of the sudden everybody in the world is in love with these guys! I love the songs but some of the attention that they are getting should go to a far more deserving band, whomever that may be.

3 full length studio albums of original material! Way to few albums. They are an over worshiped LA hair band. They did nothing new. They have a Bieber like fan base. Half of their live show is covers and solos. They are the definition of OVERRATED!

Rock for people that can't handle the real thing. Also they suck.

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24Limp BizkitLimp Bizkit is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland.

Are they really that good? I mean, I tried to like their songs, I had like 10 of their tunes on my iPod, but I never got amazed by them, except their name and the cover of behind blue eyes, which is amazing.

How are they overrated? I've never heard one good thing about this band, pretty much everyone thinks they suck.

Why are they even here? Only like 1 out of 100 people know that they exist!

Not only overrated, I hate them! - Strobo

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25The EaglesThe Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner.

Seen them live three times and they were better every time. I don't see how you can say they are overrated when an amazing singer like Don Henley can't even make the top 300 in the list of best male singers. Hotel California, their first album, and Desperado are terrific albums full of terrific songs. Their first greatest hits album is the best selling album of the 20th century! I had to add Henley to the greatest songwriters list, when the list included people like the Jonas Brothers, Bieber, and Josh Groban, who doesn't even write songs! Eagles are not overrated, their music will live on for a very long time.

First of it is not "The" Eagles. Its only "Eagles" and they are a great band. They deserve the money and fame. Try listening some songs. I don't mean hotel California. I don't think it is the best.

I've never heard a song by this band that I like. Other bands that I dislike, still have 1 or 2 songs that I like. Plus, in the 1970's, these guys said insulting things about Yes. Despicable.

What the eagles are incredibly underrated. Anyone remember when Glenn Frey died last January? Didn't think so

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26AerosmithAerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".

Aerosmith doesn't get enough credit. They are the Bad Boys from Boston and they rock. So many great albums/hits and not as much recognition. They are more underrated than overrated. They rule! They're a rock legend!

They are awesome. Dream On does not suck ass.

They are a good band but they are a bit overrated. I've heard some of their most famous songs over and over again! I am a fan of Aerosmith and Stephen Tyler but they need to release some new songs or something.

They just have 1 good song (dream on)! - ShahryRKnoT

Have you listened to 'I don't want to miss a thing'? You are a no-nothing - Jay_07

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27EvanescenceEvanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.

They're not horrible but a lot of people only like them because of Amy's vocals not the rest of the band and music

Generic lyrics and music. Amy Lee is a good singer but compared to some other symphonic rock singers... This band is basically worshipped because Amy Lee is apparently such a "great" singer

If it wasn't for Amy Lee's amazing vocals, and their cookie-cutter hits from their first album, this band would be nobodies. Other female-lead bands such as Within Temptation and Lacuna Coil have done it much better. - Swellow

They are overrated. Not saying they're trash or anything, but there are better gothic rock bands like The Cure or Bauhaus.

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28QueenQueen are a British rock group formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury ...read more.

Queen is great. I hate how they are always recognized for Bohemian Rhapsody, I agree that it is not the best song on the world. But how many of you have heard any of their amazing songs? Ever heard Dreamer's Ball? The March of the Black Queen? White Queen (As it Began)? Spread Your Wings? On a more personal note, they saved me from suicide. They got me through it. Please don't hate on then.

I must agree that so many people who hate Queen have never heard their earlier stuff or for that matter taken the time to listen to a full album of their's. I blame the radio stations a great deal for playing mostly their more commercial sounding songs which I myself am not a huge fan of like Another One Bites The Dust, WE Will Rock You We Are The Champions And a few other notable hits. But March of The Black Queen range to Invisible Man to Mother Love to These Are The Days of our Lives and Spread Your Wings back to Funny How Love Is Ogre Battle now that is true Queen. Should not even be considered for the list of most over rated bands only top ten best ever if not # 1.

They've got some memorable singles, but the truth is, neither of their albums is great. They were one of the bands that focused their career on singles, just like modern pop "musicians".

It's easy to say that Queen is brilliant, but if you hear someone saying that, ask them what's their favourite Queen album. I guarantee you they will stare at you quietly, because they probably don't know any, aside from single compilations and best of-s.

The band, sadly, became a victim of their singles' success - these days everyone know Bohemian Rhapsody and I Want to Break Free, but their discography as a whole is just average, mediocre. If you don't believe me, go and listen to it for yourself.

"neither of their albums" They've had 15 albums, most of which are great in my opinion. - SuperheroSith

For the fans who only listened to We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions, go to hell

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29Green DayGreen Day are an American punk rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock . Some of their influences ...read more.

I personally love their older stuffs though Warning is their last good album in my opinion but I would like to ask the haters if they listened to their old albums such as Dookie Insomniac, Kerplunk, 39/smooth at least before voting and leaving a hate comment about them. Just saying'

I LOVE THEM! I think they are underrated. The haters haven't listened to 1039 Smoothed Out Slappy Hours yet.

If this is punk, I'm not sure about music anymore. This is really uninventive crap, which by no means should be listened to as 'punk-rock'. This music should be used for background at festivals, while waiting for the actual bands to show up. Green Day really, really sucks.

How the heck are Green Day more overrated than Panic at The Disco? (I left out the! On purpose)

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30Twenty One PilotsTwenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One ...read more.

This right here is pop-rap with a little too much pop. And whining. Whoever the vocalist is he has some of the most pretentious (not that a Twenty One Pilots fan would know what "pretentious" means without a quick Google search) lyrics I have ever heard, they (and their fans) also seem to think that genre hopping makes them "special" and their fanbase will drone on and on and on and on about how important their annoyingly rapped, poorly written lyrics are. Another thing is how the band tries so hard to be ambiguous (look that one up too, Twenty One Pilots fans) when in reality their lyrics can be deciphered by teenage girls, aka all of their fans. They are overrated.

God, Twenty One Pilots. Probably the most overrated band to walk the face of the earth. I remember my friend introducing me to "Car Radio", saying it was 'one of the best songs he has ever heard'. But it's just a crazy dude having anxiety issues over losing his car radio (because there aren't more important issues to deal with in this world SMH). THIS WAS EASILY ONE OF THE WORST SONGS I've EVER HEARD.

I'm the type of guy who doesn't usually like hating on bands. I try my best to try and enjoy any band I listen to, and it works pretty much always. But not with TWENTY ONE PILOTS. A cringe worthy insult to vocalists in general, combined with cheap synth tunes in the background. That's Twenty One Pilots for you. And to think that people obsess over this nonsense. These guys should be at #1.

Twenty Øne Piløts are not the best ever and they are changing and growing (when I say they I mean only two people, the drummer and the songwriter/singer/rapper) and yeah they have gotten very popular it's because of the lyrics. Now, someone else said that "Car Radio" was about having anxiety because some stole the radio, that's not what it's about. It's more that they (and a lot of people) use the radio as a sort of static to ignore their thoughts by distracting their minds. It is a very poetic song. Also, a lot of the songs are pretty different from one another unlike a lot of pop bands. This means they might not prefect an instrumental sound but, it also means that they will not just be some one hit pop song with no meaning. If you don't enjoy it that's fine and don't look as the few extreme fanatics. All and all, not overly hyped (prohaps a few people are very excited because they enjoy the meaning and delivery of it but that will simmer down) and well written with fair ...more

Mediocre with an annoying fanbase

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31Black SabbathBlack Sabbath are a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward . The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback . In 1978, ...read more.

Who decided to put this on here? These guys founded one of the best music genres of all time. Without black sabbath, there would be no metallica or slipknot.

I agree, Who put this here?!?!
They created heavy rock and metal in a way, I know cream came before sabbath in metal. But without sabbath these guys wont be here...

Black Sabbath is great, and I don't think their overrated. I think deep purple should get more recognition though because them, sabbath and Zeppelin kind of created the foundation for hard rock and heavy metal. It seems as though people pay a lot more attention to Zeppelin and sabbath than deep purple. All three are great bands and deep purple deserves as much or almost as much recognition as sabbath and/or Zeppelin.

Black Sabbath is probably the best Metal band of all time. They should not be on this list. - Rambles

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32Panic! At The DiscoPanic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich.

They're basically just another fall out boy. One of the most overproduced bands ever

I can't believe this. They are nothing like fob. Panic! Is COMPLETELY different! With the genre changing every album I don't see them much as fob. I like Fall Out Boy its just Panic! At The Disco may have some similarities but they definitely not just another Fall Out Boy.

Panic at the disco is one of the worst bands I have ever heard. It's not even music it's more like random lyrics put together by some guy sitting at a desk all day.

I hate them with a burning passion. Overrated band made overrated by stupid, annoying fangirls.

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33ParamoreParamore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams and guitarist Taylor York.

Were good, now are causing bleeding ears

I'm not a huge fan, but they're really NOT overrated at all

They lost their bassist,and I think they're gonna break up soon anyway.

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34Boys Like GirlsBoys Like Girls is an American pop rock band from Boston, Massachusetts. Formed in 2005, the group gained mainstream recognition when it released its self-titled debut album.

These boys don't look like they like girls!

35Black Veil BridesBlack Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. ...read more.

Terrible. On every level. I think they made new levels of terrible.

Although BVB is overrated by many emo girls who simply like the look, black veil brides songs all in all aren't that bad. The riffs are actually pretty good but the bassist and drummer are a little artificial sounding.

I hate when people claim they like 'rock music', but say their favorite bands are BVB and/or SWS.

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36The Naked Brothers Band

I have never heard of it, but I voted for it just for the name. A band that's actually called "The Naked Brother Band" can't be good. If it's succesful, it's totally overrated.

Wow, I completely forgot about these guys.

When was the last time I heard this band being mentioned, 2007? They were overrated back then, though.

I don't know who they are, but if they were popular in 2007 I should. They look like they're ten

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37My Chemical RomanceMy Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

These guys work hard and make music, I love them

I personally love this band, and funny enough, it is here at the bottom as if to prove my point. Here's the thing, you listen to any old album by them, and you'd change your mind.

I do like a few My Chemical Romance songs but they're way overhyped

I like their songs but their fanbase can get pretty annoying.

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38Cannibal CorpseCannibal Corpse is a American death metal band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1988 . The band is known for their graphic album covers, explicitly violent lyrics and song titles like "I C** Blood" The group got into mainstream after performing the song "Hammer Smashed Face" in the 1994 film Ace Ventura: ...read more.

When it comes to death metal (or maybe even metal in general), it doesn't get much more overrated than Cannibal Corpse. There are many other great death metal bands who don't get as much recognition as Cannibal Corpse such as Death (yes, even Death isn't as popular as Cannibal Corpse; which is sad), Opeth, Morbid Angel, and Carcass. Cannibal Corpse songs usually have bad "lyrics" (By the way the vocalist sucks, a GOOD death metal vocalist would make it brutal, yet understandable such as Chuck Schuldiner or Mikael Akerfeldt), but it Cannibal Corpse it literally just sounds like the guy is burping into the mic. Cannibal Corpse songs also have the SAME drum beat for every song and the guitar work is horrible. This is the most overrated metal band ever; aside from Metallica and maybe some metalcore bands.

These guys just hands down suck and get tons of credit that they don't deserve

39Insane Clown PosseInsane Clown Posse is an American hip hop, horrorcore and rap rock duo consisting of rappers Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, that was formed in 1989 in Detroit. Insane Clown Posse is known for their violent and outrageous lyrics that interpolate often horror elements and religious symbolism, all of this ...read more.

Is this music at all or the mentally handicapped flailing instruments around with masks on? - gamefreak198

Terrible band... the Beatles are the greatest - jwileson

They are just a band of dumbasses who are dressed up as clowns. Their music is just horrible. Makes my ears bleed. What has music come to. And why are the Beatles on here? - llamaboy17

Terrible. No words to really explain how bad their rap lyrics are either. It's just random words that don't flow with the beat.

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40Imagine DragonsImagine Dragons is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.

What? I love imagine dragons! OK, I get it, their music isn't for everybody, and they do have an extremely diverse pool of music, but they still aren't overrated. In fact, I don't think they are underrated either. Just think about the lyrics. (wow they actually tell a story! ) Also, everyone here is just complaining about Radioactive. Sure, the song was super overplayed on the radio and started to grow on me, they still have really good songs! Monster, Thief, Bleeding Out, Roots, Dream, are all really good songs (just to name a few) So please listen to all their songs and just don't base this upon one song. Also I get if you don't like them, they do get a little while to get used to.

Radioactive wasn't too annoying until kids in my class started singing it over and over to the point where I started to hate the band. Hearing some of their other songs, I can see why people hate them so much. Because they have very generic pop rock music.

Unfortunately, this is probably the Rock Band that we will be looking forward to in the future until there are bands that are as good as The White Stripes, or The Black Keys. - MusicalPony

I tried listening to this band and getting used to them but I just can't! They are the only band I can't listen to! Radioactive is a song that I've heard so much that I almost gave up on all music completely

Radioactive isn't their only song, you know. Listen to Bleeding Out, Friction, All Eyes, Emma, Round And Round, Selene, Monster, and 30 Lives, then come back and tell me that they are that unbearable. - WonkeyDude98

If you're white, boring to the point that you and your friends never talk about life in its essence, and your main goal in life is making money: this is your band!

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