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61Iron MaidenIron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. They were known for some big hits such as The Trooper, and The Number of the Beast, and as of 2015, the band sold over 90 million albums.

They're nowhere near as overrated as Metallica. Just saying (I'm not disrespecting both bands).

62Pete Wentz

He can't play bass anyway,he's still in Fall Out Boy because he writes the lyrics

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63SlashSaul Hudson, known professionally as Slash, is a British-American musician and songwriter. He is best known as the lead guitarist of the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

He's a great guitarist, and could pull off amazing solos, but when I see him Nr. 3 on a list of the best guitarists ever, above Santana and Clapton, it just makes me cringe.

He's honestly not that great a guitarist. Great artist but not guitarist

All of you haters out there, go listen to the work he has done with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Velvet Revolver, AND Slash's Snakepit.

He really isn't that great, he's completely overrated because he has a total of three good songs and they are popular - Bigredgum69

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64John Mayer

I think John Mayer is an extremely talented artist who is constantly misjudged because of the prejudices people have about him. He has an amazing voice, writes good lyrics and plays the guitar beautifully. If you listen to his songs like 'Gravity' and 'Slow dancing in a burning room', you'll understand what I'm talking about. If you want to discover amazing music, I urge you to listen to his songs. Do not let your prejudice get in the way. - Malavikasunilk

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

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65Charice PempengcoCharmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco, popularly known by the mononym Charice, is a Filipina singer who rose to popularity through YouTube.
66Jay-ZShawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name Jay Z, is an American rapper, entrepreneur and investor. He is best known for his album Reasonable Doubt.

Overrated as hell. That's all I have to say.

67AkonAliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam, better known as Akon, is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, businessman, record producer and actor.

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

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!

I dislike how most of the music today is about autotune this and autotune that. I honestly don't see why disco beats and autotune creates such a hype in the world.. Like david guetta and various Korean pop groups.

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

68Frank SinatraFrancis Albert "Frank" Sinatra was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century.
69Pitbull

Okay I absolutely HATE pitbul I tried watching his bee year reveloution and almost was ready to pass out from boredom all he is is a spotlight hog who can't even sing. Not to mention the at least twenty races he is. All around he just pisses me off

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70EvanescenceEvanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.

The comments below. This band's music is band I can name many other female fronted bands that completely blow them out of the water. Not only do bands like Nightwish, Epica, and Xandria have superior instrumentation (that not only includes rock instruments, but sweeping symphonies as well), but the vocals surpass that of Amy Lee's by far. Check out Simone Simons or Tarja Turunen

Evanescence should not be here!

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71TLCTLC is an American girl group whose original recording line-up consisted of Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas.
72Joey JordisonJoey Jordison, is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer best known for his work as the former drummer and co-songwriter for the heavy metal band Slipknot as well as guitarist in the Horror-punk band Murderdolls.

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.

73PinkAlecia Beth Moore known professionally as Pink, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.

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.

Speaking of "So What" why does she think she's a rockstar? That song sounds like it's from a Disney film. She tried to be r&b and now she's trying to be rock. She sucks.

74Beastie BoysThe Beastie Boys are an American Rap/Rock group that was formed in 1981 by its three original members, Michael "Mike D" Diamond, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, and Adam "MCA" Yauch.

Wouldn't say they're overrated not that bad

75Sam Hunt
76Cascada
77ElvisElvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.

Not only is that picture stupid Elvis is to he's cheesy and if you're going to say he wasn't in the 50's well disco wasn't through the 70's and 80's

Elves is a phoney who stole his whole style and some of his songs from real rock and roll artists. The King of Rock is Chuck Berry. Go Johnny go go go!

What stupid idiot put this here!

Karaoke elevated to the mainstream stage. He was the end of rock & roll and started nothing.

Elvis is awesome! He is not called the 'King of Rock' for nothing. You have no taste and you're opinion sucks.

78Celine Dion

Best the world will ever see. God bless her

79Gackt

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.

80Lars UlrichLars Ulrich is a Danish drummer and one of the founding members of the American heavy metal band Metallica.

Lar Ulrich is not only a bad a drummer, he is also a jerk. Metallica should have kicked this clown out, not Dave mustaine

Easily the worst drummer in metal.

Obnoxious Fool. Kiss your Hair Bye-Bye, You Poser.

Overrated just like the rest of Metallica.

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