Most Overrated Musicians

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The Top Ten

1
Justin Bieber
I HATE JUSTIN BIEBER. I am a 14 year old girl and most of my friends are obsessed with him, but I don't get it AT ALL. This guy has absolutely NO TALENT, he just qualifies as a singer because a bunch of crazy 10-year-old fan girls wish they had hair like him. I can't even believe he isn't at #1. The JONAS BROTHERS? Really? I haven't even heard of them since 2006. All I can say is, Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby NO!
I don't know why he is not at the top in the list? Maybe because he is new and bands like linkin park, evanescence, breaking benjamin are not at their prime. His real fan base are silly girls who don't know anything about the music but just like his childish face. He is just a four day wonder and soon will be at the top of the list
I'm a 12-year-old girl. I hate Justin Bieber, Rebecca Black, all those other generic pop singers, Twilight, and I am not a Facebook addict. I am not an attention whore, a fangirl, a prep, an emo, or any sort of bad stereotype. I have friends, a social life and get A's (Yes, I'm Asian. Get over it. ) I don't understand the hype with Justin Bieber. His singing is mediocre. But THE WORST PART IS THE FANGIRLS. ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY CRITICIZE ANY OTHER FORM OF MUSIC UNRELATED TO JUSTIN BIEBER.
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2Lady Gaga
She's the biggest copycat in the world! She's has money and sucess just because she has copied the Queen of Pop!
Yet another blistering melanoma on the sunbed tanned plastic skin that is Popular Music. Idiocracy is here this list is full of proof.
The theatrics - meat wearing, semi-nudity and costume gimmicks cover up an average voice and pretty uncomplicated compositions. Yes she has talents (classically trained pianist) but so what? She doesn't seem to use her talents in the slightest.
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3Taylor Swift
This girl cannot stay on key to save her life. She should be a song-writer with co-writers (b/c without them all her songs sound the same) but NOT "sing". However, she is a brilliant business woman as was writing young women on facebook to be friends when she was just getting started. She knows how to sell her brand and get many people overlook her horrid voice. She is talented but not vocally. VERY overrated.
Nothing important. Just another whiny female country-pop singer who sings about nothing but love.
I've always thought that she was either a psychopath or a lyrical genius. After stats showed that her relationships last less 9 months, and she writes about half an album about each guy, even the ones who don't last that long. She's stalkerish and her once genuine lyrics now sound overprocessed

SearchingForSunsets

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4Madonna
A very below average vocal range. If she tried to be a singer in the 40's or 50's she would have trouble getting a job sweeping a recording studio let alone singing in one.
Madonna is the worst vocalist.. She has no vocal range be it high be it low.. Just keeps sexual themes.. Who made her the Queen of pop.. Its Lady GaGa who is a trained classical musician Rock dance fashion Icon

Moreover he fake blonde hair signifies she is not proud of being a brunette as if being a brunette is a sin.
Madonna is of Italian origin but has not done anything for the Italian music scene.

Her body is just like a man ^^ her vocals like a zero rating vocalist
She's a mediocre singer who uses shock value to draw attention to herself and to distract from her lack of talent. I don't understand why people like her.
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5Beyonce
Here whole career is based on her ass and looks. All her vocals sound the same and married Jay- Z (the most overrated rapper of all time ) to stay famous. She is talented but is famous for the wrong reasons.
No noteworthy contribution to the arts. Crazy in love? A sample from The Chi-Lites' 1970 song "Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)", used as the song's horn hook. Bootylicious? Seriously? Halo written by One Republic's Ryan Tedder. Total aesthetic appeal compensating for any true artistic value.
Yes, she is overrated. Because she is more popular with her big butt and her relationship with than with her voice and music. She is always in panties, with open legs.

...And sometimes, when she dance she jumps and tumbles as possessed, metal hen in rut.
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6Miley Cyrus
some people doesn't know what music is, they listen to her commercial stupid music!

by the way, THE BEATLES here? since Oasis to SOAD, many bands like them, only a retarded would vote for that in this list. LED ZEPPELIN? I bet the people who voted there likes to listen Justin Bieber. METALLICA and KURT COBAIN ahead Justin Bieber? that's stupid!

rock2metal

Anybody who likes her must be mentaly insane. I am so glad Tokio Hotel is not so baddly rated. Miley is stupid, not to mention she sings like a pile of poop.
shocking to believe she isn't higher and should be in the top 10 along with daughtry

idolangelx13

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7Kurt Cobain
All the time, I see him on lists of great guitarists and being one of the best guitarists ever. He was never even that good of a guitarist. He knew it too! He would say all the time that he wasn't that great of a player. His solos were sloppy and not that unique, his riffs were repetitive, his clean and acoustic stuff was just too simple, and not to mention that he screwed up about every show!
I'm sorry but this guy in the top 25 of Rolling stones top 100 guitarists and Slash not in top 100, somethings messed up, I respect him, but the hype around how good he is is way too big, there best song is not the crowning achievement in rock, all they did was make Grunge popular, which isn't even that good of music
Kurt wrote honest lyrics, hard to listen to his singing and he was an ok guitar player at best. He just happen to hit it when there was a desire for something other than glam rock. There were a lot of other bands that came out at the same time that have better lyrics and musical talent.
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850 Cent
Led Zeppelin Is over this clown?
what this guy sing is all about gangsta and some nonsense stuff
I wouldn't consider he rap because It's like he was just talking the lyric
nothin special
Those guy who said Led aren't good must not know what rock is voting Led Zeppelin instead of others
I'm not even born around 60's 70's or 80, s
but I love Led Zeppelin
Better than sellout marketing artist these day
and Eminem is the man dude
He really raps somethin meaning full
not just making fun of someone else
those who vote eminem must listen just 2 songs of him
never listen to Like Toy Soldier? Hailey's song? Mockingbird? My Daddy's gone crazy? Lose Yourself? Beautiful? and so on
He's not making fun at all
actually he really rap

These should be voted
The Jonas Brothers
Daughtry
Soulja Boy
Miley Cyrus
Pete Wentz
Lil Wayne
Justin Timberlake
Fall Out Boy
Avril Lavigne

robertlead37

people who commented and vote for a7x, 30seconds to mars, slipknot and linkin park you SUCK...! don't vote them becase they are popular.. they will never get overrated to us.. True music lovers... 50 cent, solja guy or whatevr they are music eaters... dnt call them mussians... justin kid, miley cyrus, rihanna, michel jaka... etc... can they sing...

skt

I don't get it. And that's a good thing.

FearlessFreep

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9Snoop Dogg
Excuse me, but why is everyone hatin' on Eminem! Just cause ya'll don't like rap and don't understand what real rap is doesn't mean you can just hate on Eminem. He's beast. But Snoop dogg sucks, he doesn't even rap, he just talks without any beat or rythem.

thelegacy

Snoopy is lousy rapper. More interested in young girls than music

10Lil Wayne
I almost doesn't get worse than lil wayne. Dumb thoughtless unlyrical hip-pop. Not to mention the fact that lollipop is one of the worst songs ever made

Chris-1

This clown sucks! He got booed off the stage at bonaroo, his lyrics suck, he's a whiny little prick. He repeats his lyrics because he's a terrible song writer.

Why the hell are Led Zeppelin, Nirvana (Kurt Cobain, Bono, U2, Eminem even on this list. The people who are voting to put these people with actually talent are thick and uneducated. They haven't listened to good music.
Definitely the worst popular hip-hop artist of all time. Makes me wanna kill myself.
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The Contenders

11Bono
Can't argue with this nom. He seems to be convinced that HE is U2. He's not that great a singer either, more of a shouter and groaner.

12Rihanna
worst pop singer. she sings very annoying
Walking STD that sounds horrible live. No talent woman that uses sex as some delusional form of female empowerment.
Her songs are annoying. Not even a fly or an ant would.

13Mariah Carey
All I can say is go and listen to vision of love and try to sing it you would do good at first but after maybe two or three minutes into the song and a couple of 3 or 4 or 5 octaves your voice will start to get tired and run out of breath and gasping for air Mariah Carey vision of love song is a hard song to sing can't nobody sing the song the difficulty of the song is just way to powerful especially the studio version it was enhanced and the live version is hard and difficult to sing as well Mariah Carey vision of love song, nobody will never master that song while singing it it's way to hard to sing along to.
If there was a singing contest in the Olympics she would win hands down. She can hit any note in any song mans nearly always does, that is why she us so terrible. Has no idea how to approach a song, any singer that tries to be better than the song cannot be taken seriously.
Way overrated and just not that good. You want good, try P.J. harvey or Chrissie Hynde.
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14Nicki Minaj
Sure it takes talent to rap like that but it doesn't change the fact that her lyrics make no sense AT ALL. I'm a junior in high school and literraly everyone is obsessed with nicki minaj. Nicki's music it WAY too overrated and she should be nearer to the top of this list.
Her "music" is so incredibly nonsensical, it makes me wanna rip my ears off

15Chris Brown

16Skrillex
You should think about your mental condition, if Skrillex is a musician in your opinion. All what he do is press Play and Stop on his computer to make "wubs" and "dubs". Come on, its bull#$%^, not music.
No talent AT ALL.
Also, I voted for him, just because Bieber and Lady Gaga are already on the top of this rank.
This Animal Loved By 13 Years Olds Is Pure Cr ap
All his songs sound the same, with the wubs and all that
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17Kanye West
He's just a regular human. I wouldn't even call him an artist

18Britney Spears
Britney is the best

19P. Diddy

202pac
2pac's overrated because of his fans. I'm not hating, again, at him. Like what these guys said, he didn't do anything fancy on his songs, and his fans are nothing but lowlife moralists. HE'S ONLY GOOD BECAUSE OF THE MESSAGE HE BROUGHT IN. But he still sucks. Dear Mama, Changes, Brenda's Got A Baby are all mediocre songs, despite the crap message he brought. He says he loves LA, but he's born in New York and he barely lived in LA. Even Snoop Dogg used different styles and he's more overrated than tupac? Even Dr. Dre is better than this fakeass. I only like the songs "Hit Em' Up", "Ambitionz Az A Ridah", or "California Love", and Snoop Dogg had better songs than that.
Tupac never did anything fancy in his songs, he used the same crap in his 4 years. He's not even a thug.

2pac is definitely overrated. Period. But hey, at least Biggie copied his style.

nolvorite

He used one flow his entire career yet is usually credited as the greatest rapper of all time. In his dreams he was jealus that real hip-hop fans liked nas and biggy way better than him. pac simpley sucks eminem has skills and actually uses similies, punchlines, and metaphors which increases the difficulty of your rhymes. Pac never did that he is overrated he was good but he can't be compared to the great nas or rakim or even ice cube. None lyrical with limited range and no flow, these days little kids think he was god but the true hip-hop heads know the truth and its that 2pac was and is overrated. He knew he wasn't that good himself but his brainless fans think he was the best witch he never was. If you think 2pac was the best you do not know anything about real hip-hop ohh, he rapped about politics he's the greatest, not immortal technique would have ripped this guy in a battle know doubt. Pac sells t-shirts but the real hip-hop heads know what's up.
Tupac was a smart guy, but he had no significant musical skill. He just wrote slightly (just slightly)above average rap lyrics and that's about the extent of his involvement in his albums. The rest was just his persona and producers in the studio. His music is practically indistinguishable from the glut of other gangsta rap from that period, and the lyrics are all crap.

He's taken on mythic status, but the majority of his output is awful, and even his best songs are just mediocre. Easily the most overrated entertainer in my generation. I can barely name one song and I am a into useless trivia, that's how irrelevant he truly is.
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22Tech N9ne
His fans are so stupid. They always talk about the mainstream and crap. I bet they could name a total of 5 underground rappers bunch of posers. His fans only listen to him to look cool and underground. I like tech he is okay but not top 100 good.

Chris-1


23Janis Joplin
Her voice isn't even pleasant

Flicka3Boom

Only famous 'cause she's white.

24Rebecca Black
Just not that good the only reason why she's famous is cause she has so many haters and auto-tuned is used in every song

25Selena Gomez

26K.S. Chithra
Really overrated on this site, but I don't know why, she is not that good, lata ji is better than her, even singers of today like shreya and sunidhi are better than her
I saw her on this site, listened to her, WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY overrated.

cheesemaster


27Soulja Boy
no talent at all he is the stupidest person I have ever heard, how many songs does he have anyway? 2? 3?

Hylologic


28Garth Brooks

29Jay-Z

30Michael Jackson
most jackson fans couldn't name 5 jackson songs they just go by the hype, didn't write most of his songs, didn't make an original dance move or routine, above average singer but certainly not the best

I actually like him but lets be real, his fans went from record low to record high the day he died
He gave himself the "King of Pop" nickname. More likely he was the king of child molestation. Very unstable... Look what he did to his face. He had no nose left... Not a stable human being.
It's another case if someone where's flashy clothes, dances and has some catchy songs he's considered a talented musician.

joshthomas

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31Ludacris

32Daughtry
Chris daughtry sucks! I can't see why he is so popular? They need to focus on the top 3 - taylor, katharine and elliott as they were the most talented contestants and have great music plus charisma and attitude unlike chris also I like them all. I think it would be nice if they did focus on these contestants instead of chris daughtry!

idolangelx13


33Usher
He's okay, but this is Justin Beiber's mentor. And he's incredibly self veneered.

34Jimi Hendrix
Well done he was good but there has been and will be better than that stupid stoner with an afro

35Miranda Lambert

36Pete Wentz
That's not how you play a bass!

37Slash
He really isn't that great, he's completely overrated because he has a total of three good songs and they are popular

Bigredgum69


38Charice Pempengco

39John Mayer
Lots of my friends suggested his music, which set the expectation high to me. So I went to Spotify and listened to his songs from the most popular list. First song, so-so; second song, no-no; third down to the tenth, still nothing. Honestly, I've been trying real hard to like his music, but he failed me. Still, it's a matter of taste
Just repeat the same lyrics over and over for the entirr length of a song, and you have John Mayer. My 5 year old could come up with better lyrics than "say what you need to say. " Ok John, we get it. Please just say what you need to say already and finish the song.
Is a no talent hack! Damn, when I was 12, I listened to bad music too. John mayer belongs in a high school dance, not on the radio

40Christina Aguilera

41Akon
really, really despise this guy and all he stands for. todays pop. him and the likes, neyo, flo rida, jay z or whatever they are called, they normally just crop up in the middle of a half decent song that they 'feature' in, and ruin it.

daftdavy

I change the channel when I see this one in tv. rap is crap. same beats, same style only lyrics is different

ronluna

Akon is all right and all, but come on...he sings like he's drunk and suckin' helium...all of his beats are the same, I cant tell the difference between song other than the words and his songs are played TOO MUCH!
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42Justin Timberlake
What's wrong with people these days. Celine Dion, Elvis and many other above justin timberlake. Please don't kid me. I am an ultimate fan of Celine. She has a beautiful voice. I don't know why people don't respect her that much. And this good for nothing Justin Timberlake is less overrated as compared to her. Please for God's sake. Well, the only good thing about this list is that Madonna is second cause I hated whenever she was called the greatest female singer the world has ever had. Well, no offense for her fans but seeing Celine in this list really freaks me out.
Sorry but he got the most whiniest voice ever and he thought people would think of him as the new Al Green. He thinks he got soul.
He can't rock because he came from a pop band. all he do is to dance, dance and dance.

ronluna

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43Frank Sinatra

44Shakira
Fake blond was criticizing for this voice.
Not completely a Latina.

45Joey Jordison
Not really that talented a drummer to be honest, and his double bass isn't even that impressive. His signature snare drum was also a disappointment.

46Cascada

47Bob Dylan
Honestly, I do like some of his music, but let's be honest for a minute: The man can't sing. Period.
His lyrics are OK, but you'd have to work pretty damn hard to get to the point where Bob Dylan is in music.
I mean, look at him, then look at someone like Eminem, who puts his near-traumatic childhood into his songs, worked his ass off every day of his life, and who is as I consider a musical genius of today.
Now look back at Dylan. Do you think he worked his ass off to get where he is? Nope. He's just a weed smoking hippie that wrote halfway decent songs at the right time in america when we needed songs like his.
Also, I wouldve voted for Madonna, but honestly, she seems like she at least is at some degree of talent.
You are so right he is a Bruce Springsteen of the past. Like Springsteen he can't sing. Unlike Springsteen his songs have a little more meaning not filled with cliches. Like Springsteen SO OVERRATED!
His lyrics were actually pretty good but... He can't sing. His voice sounds a cat screeching while its being pulled by a truck with its tail attached to it.
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48Elvis
Karaoke elevated to the mainstream stage. He was the end of rock & roll and started nothing.

49Gackt
actually very overrated in every list there is gackt. l'arc, d'erlanger and b'z are better than him

ronluna

Look at the lists here. He is at the top on many. This just can't be right. Very overrated
It must be Gackt according to the top ten lists here.

50Bon Jovi

51Sid Vicious
A yob with no talent for music, met a sad sticky end not a moment too soon.

52Avril Lavigne
Why the hell Green Day is there? Avril Lavigne is so overrated. Also she's a poser and she sings, she sounds like a dying goat. I don't know why do people like her life she sings pop, not punk.
Why is this bitch so bottom of this list she needs to be in the top 20

And the jonas sisters should be no.2 be because number 1 has been reserved for justin idiot
Why is she in this list? She is one of the most underrated not overrated musicians of all time. She has an amazing voice when she sings live and she is no poser.

53Angus Young

54Kylie Minogue

55Kelly Clarkson

56Keane

57Sarah Geronimo
She does not have original style of singing. All she does is copy other pop singers like celine dion, or regine velasquues and I hate it that she is being promoted as the next shron cuneta in the philippines... So OVERRATED.. HATE THIS GIRL.
The most Overrated musician I know.

hatcher234

Yeah.. most over rated.. immitation, mimicker, China phone.. Hehe

58T-Pain

Anyone who uses auto tune deserves to die a horrible death. Remember when you had to have talent to make music?


59Rod Stewart

awful voice - why is he so popular?

idolangelx13

I will give him Maggie May and Reason to Believe are great songs but the rest of stuff is white trash.


60Eric Clapton
Inarguably one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time. Cream is absolutely amazing. So, why is he making weepy ballads? He should stick to doing what he's best at: rocking.

TheAI

Even Though He Was A Great Guitarist, His Style Is Oh...
Too Repetitive...

61Lars Ulrich
Easily the worst drummer in metal.

62Katy Perry
My gramdma is highly overrated.

63Nas

64Sarah Brightman

65Bruce Springsteen
He should be number one on this list. He has zero song writing ability. His song writing are all cliches! He is an awful singer. This is clearly exposed when he gets on stage to do tributes. He's always so overmatched by the other legens on state. His voice is just awful
Don't understand how he can write or perform with his head buried in his ass

66Sting

67Hyde

Sadly, all that's left is just a pretty face.


68Lea Salonga

69Fergie

70The Notorious B.I.G.

71Cher

pretty much the same as madonna

123klongike


72Delta Goodrem

'Innocent Eyes' nice Delta gone 'plastic' Paris Hilton!

NoMcFlopStar


73Axl Rose
All hail the King of Douchebags: Paxil Rose! Guns N' Roses used to be good, but Izzy left, then it all went to Hell. Axl in a nutshell: issues, a bad attitude, and the desire to milk Guns N' Roses for all it's worth and more.
Being a total douche is his only true talent.

74Adele

75Dave Mustaine

76Mika

77Regine Velasquez

78Travis Barker

79Brian McFadden

80Phil Collins
Really the only musician I ever really think of as overrated. His songs are pure schlock. I love music, including a lot of stuff people here would scoff at, but I just don't get liking Collins.

reddeer


81Adam Levine

82Pink
It is the biggest con in the entertainment industry. Name is the most popular female colour, so the colour is everywhere and she gets helped out every time the colour shows up. She doesn't have a good voice either. Everyone of her songs gets 'helped' by the media because they enjoy conning people into liking something that is really crap. That 'so what' song sounds like a little baby copying 'black night' by deep purple and y'all eat it up like it's original and great because you are continually told to like it.

83Asking Alexandria

84Ariana Grande

85JLS

86Liam Gallagher

87Pitbull

88Eminem
Eminem is one of the greatest rappers Ever period no more no less. Other rappers are just jealous of his flow and awesome rhymes
Eminem is probably one of the most overrated rappers of all time. Sure, his flow and lyrics are awesome, but many of his fans treat him as the omnipotent god of hip-hop. Just go to ant top ten list on this site that is rap-related (and even some lists that are not rap-related) and you will see him in the #1 spot. His first few albums were great, but Encore and the albums that followed were kind of mediocre. His newer songs are mainly popular since they have popular singers like Rihanna sing the hook, and they appeal more to the pop music that would normally not enjoy hip-hop. While I still think he is a cut above lame rappers like 2 Chainz, he certainly isn't the king of the game, so stop treating him like he is.
I hope I'm not the only one who has noticed with each album he says I stuffed up so I'm gonna fix it and make a change. Well were still waiting for that change
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89Celine Dion

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