Top Ten Most Overrated SingersChris-1
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So overrated.. He doesn't even sing that good, I bet there are more deserving singers out there more than him. His only famous because of his fantards and because he has many connections.
Who the HELL voted Michael Jackson to #1 on this list? He's not overrated, he deserves to be the most famous person in history. He's the King of Pop and you all know it.
This overrated kid takes the overrated cake! His voice sounds SO auto tuned! I'm not kidding! His music videos don't make sense, and his songs are so painfully repetitive! What happened to music!? This kid is the reason I gave up on English music!
Bieber was only famous from the start because young girls found him cute, then he stayed famous by being a jerk. He can't write a decent song and his voice is nothing very special.V80 Comments
While his songs are great, lets face it, he is not exceptional to the point where he is the greatest ever, I think he is a phenomenal entertainer, but not a phenomenal singer. I don't think dying gives him any more credit either
For me, his best years were the Jackson 5. He was absolutely fantastic in those times. His early solo career was brilliant as well but after his Thriller days, his music became more repetitive, but still, he was a extremely talented and legendary musician. I love some of his later songs like Earth Song and They Don't Care About Us but I just prefer his J5 days. I loved seeing them perform altogether. It was just a lot more fun. You can tell Michael had a great time with his brothers.
Michael Jackson is only overrated by his fans. Before he died, he was a total has been too. How well did his Invincible album do? Not very. And hardly anyone remembers any tunes off it. As for his voice, he sounds like Mickey Mouse in comparison with Freddie Mercury and Elvis Presley. Being able to dance and sing other peoples tunes with a Mickey Mouse voice puts him where he deserves to be on this list. Almost the top of the most overrated singers list.
He's not overrated he is just popularV74 Comments
Although her music is catchy, she can't really sing that well. Not well enough to become as successful as she is. Her James Bond theme song would have to be the second worst, after Alicia Key's and Jack White's "Another Way to Die". Alicia Keys should be on this list.
By the way, the people who voted Mariah Carey down are just jealous that they can't sing like that. Lady Gaga is often synthesized but if you listen to her single "You and I" you will hear how good her actual vocals are. Others that should not be on this list are: Kylie Minogue (her 80's and early 90's stuff are the only annoying budgie songs, from then on, she was excellent), Michael Jackson (not the best singer, but not overrated for his performing talent) and Adele (one of the greatest singing talents of all time, and don't tease her about being a little chubby. I bet some people rating on this site couldn't walk a block with collapsing, hope you can find a carpark very close to the ...more
Madonna is so overrated. The main reason she is so popular is because she uses so much shock value in her videos and her performances.
People don't get real reasons to dislike music. They say (musician they are talking about) either "whines" or "screeches" when they sing. Now, when I hear Madonna, she can actually sing. Same with Katy Perry, Rihanna and Taylor Swift. I do not listen to any of these people, mainly because there's better music (Pink Floyd, Stone Roses, Muse, Nirvana, etc). But people, people, you are exaggerating I bet if you sang in public, you wouldn't be as good as these cheesy and overrated singers like I have named above. Maybe because you don't use autotune. Like these people.
Madonna is a good pop singer but lets see who's better: Cher, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Janet Jackson. Of mostly female pop singers she's top 10 but she's in no way the queen of pop, it's hands Cher hands down. You can debate that she's better than Janet but that's it.V17 Comments
Ugh, even her name disgusts me. My best friend is obsessive compulsive for Taylor swift, and she never stops! Makes me want to rip out my eardrums when I hear her sing. I tried to give her a chance, but I couldn't. My sister used to like her when she went through an awkward stage, but now she hates her very much, as do I. When my friend talks about her, I bite my lip to not say anything. I'm sorry if you like her and are reading this, but, my opinion. Way overrated if you ask me. Too many boy songs! If all of her songs were based on a different boy, she has had way too many boyfriends. But, I hate her, a LOT!
I'm honestly very surprised that you guys think that Taylor Swift is less overrated than Mariah Carey, I mean seriously, Mariah has been in the industry for what, 20 years and Taylor has been there for no more than 5. I have no idea why everyone is so obsessed with her, I mean, sure she can sing fine, but she is nothing special. And her songs are just complaints. The only reason I somewhat like her is that she is pretty (cat eyes, tall and thin, blonde hair blue eyes, pale skin).
UNDENIABLY, she is the MOST overrated artist. I mean, the girl can't sing. In my opinion, she should not be #7...of all the list I've seen, this is the ONLY one where she should be ranked #1. And it's nothing personal.I'm not doubting she's a decent person, but all the airplay she gets. I mean, seriously, the song comes out today and it's suddenly "most requested". HOW? They play her songs so damn much that there's no way people are requesting her songs. Anyway, hopefully she'll be gone SOON.
Hate everyone who hates Taylor. Understand that?V35 Comments
I just never jumped on the Beyonce bandwagon. It isn't even that I don't think she has talent. It is just that she is like a blank canvass. She doesn't seem to take chances. She will consistantly churn out generic simple poorly-produced tracks that will sound just like whatever is popular at the time. Her dancing is simple. Her personality seems phony. I just don't see her as a true artist despite whatever talent she truly does have. I think she lets her talents go to waste.
Can you even really call Beyonce an artist when she does nothing in the production of her own music? She just provides vocals for tracks that a team of 40 writers and producers scraped together in the most basic way possible to use her name to make money. Has this supposed "queen" ever released a noteworthy track that isn't a novelty song? All of her songs are remembered for some cheap novely. Irreplaceable? Its only known as the To the left song. Formation? That song would never have been big without the superbowl performance and music video that have literally nothing to do with the lyrical content of the song. Crazy in Love? While it is a great song and easily her best, I defy you to find me somebody in a club when this song plays who knows more words than just the chorus. Halo? Same thing as Crazy in love, does anybody even still listen to halo? Single Ladies? The song is only famous for a silly dance move and you are being very naive if you think otherwise.
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Beyonce is very OVERRATED. Her vocals are decent but she sings flat a lot and her versions of other people's songs are bad.. Ex: Etta James' "At Last, " and Lee Greenwood's "Proud to be an American. " She does not have as strong a voice as she would like people to believe she does.
Beyonce has a good voice, but she doesn't have one of those amazing voices like a Cher, Alicia Keys, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Christina Aguilera etc. Nor does she actually write great music. Beyonce is just slightly better than singers like Miley Cyrus. Sadly in music for female singers unless you have one of the absolute best voices and written songs all time, you won't be a star without attraction, it's no coincidence that 95% of the most famous female singers are very attractive.V52 Comments
This woman can murder any song ever written and worst of all is all of the idiots that want to copy her. They are all showbizz phonies. Personally I blame Michael and Janet Jackson, it's been going on for far too long.
I think Taylor Swift is much more overrated. Mariah Carey is too much of a diva, though. My opinion.
Her over the top obvious "sexy" poses and faces she pulls are just pathetic and OVER DONE. She sounds hoarse and like she's struggling, every time she sings live. She's a preening, pathetic attention ADDICT that needs to get a clue.
You can't marry and have kids with Nick Cannon and expect us to go on thinking you have class, Mariah.V14 Comments
She used to be great and underrated, but now since "Problem", she went downhill and became the most overrated star
I like her and do agree that she got the voice BUT her voice is still not that special that everyone make it out to be.
Terrible, just terrible. She should be in the top 20. Plus, she's a stuck up diva to boot.
She just can't singV15 Comments
Nice voice but nothing spectacular. I used to like her, until she turned into a HUGE slut
She is just awful! She sounds like she belongs in a pub to be honest just an all rounded terrible artist she's only in the music business for money she push markets all her songs when she doesn't need to completely overatted
Her stuff is so repetitive! She wasn't too bad when she first started, but now her stuff is pretty much always about love or sex and always has the same annoying clapping beat in every song
So boring and so full of herself.V15 Comments
In my opinion she's one of the most over rated artist in history she can't sing, can't dance as well as her fans like to believe, and I believe she's the reason pop music is so terrible nowadays because now thanks to Britney girls believe all they need is a pretty face to be successful in the music industry and don't actually need to know how to sing
I never liked Britney Spears and I feel like she is so 2007 a thing of the far past. I have watched some of her music videos and her lip syncing is terrible. She is unoriginal and I never really liked or listened to her songs.
All Janet Jackson mimicry, no talent! She should be number 1
Love every song she sings -HeArT G$1000V8 Comments
Whenever I mention Kurt Cobain, everyone says "Who? ". Soulja Boy is awfully overrated and mediocre. He makes Sean Kingston look like Biggie.
First soulja boy is not a singer, he is a rapper. Also he isn't overrated he just sucks. Kurt Cobain is really overrated though
He is so late and tired. Totally talent-free and played out.
Yup never heard of himV4 Comments
She became famous only because of her stupid show Hannah Montana
Her voice is horrible! Every time I hear her voice I get mad and yell everywhere"STOP IT! If you have a heart, please stop singing! "
She caused me ear bleeding! And I thought Hatsune Miku hands down has the most annoying voice!
If Hatsune Miku is so annoying, then go vote for her then kill yourself. The world doesn't care. In fact, the world will save you VIA HATSUNE MIKU.
Again, I keep seeing people that turn up on lists of people that are not liked. If you are not liked, you are not highly rated. This list looks almost identical to the worst singers list. If someone is one of your worst singers, how can they be overrated? It would be nice if people put some thought into these lists instead of putting Bieber, Cyrus, Swift, Madonna, Rhianna, same old, same old on every single list.
ARG! Sge's annoying and a basd role model for ALL the kids who look up to her!
I swear no one knows the meaning of the word "overrated".V20 Comments
Agree her voice is annoying. I noticed it first with a song from Evita I was listening to (Don't cry for me Argentina). I compared it to the version sung by Madonna. The Madonna version was so much better, so much more natural and really drew me in. Sarah Brightman's version sounded like it was a voice class.
She's a terrible Christine on Broadway. Her voice doesn't match the part, she has no emotion, and Michael was also TERRIBLE! She isn't a "legend" personally I dislike her voice with a great passion. I don't know how people like her voice it makes me cringe every time I hear it
I totally disagree with this list.
Elvis, Madonna, Whitney Houston and Celine Dion aren't overrated!
Each of them is real iconic legend.
Sarah Brightman is really overrated! - Alexandr
I think she's ugly -HeArT G$1000V8 Comments
He whines on every track. Can't hold a candle to Trey, Usher or any other singer.
He can't be number 22. Vote him up this list. His songs are worth nothing, and still get more views than owl city
Who would ever listen to his music? He beat his girlfriend.
He can dance but he sounds like a whiny little punk. Nothing special about his voice at all. PLEASE RETIRE, Chris!V5 Comments
Even after it's been through all those special effects, her voice still makes me uncomfortable. So do her fans.
Her voice annoys me so much, how does she even have fans? I have lost all hope in finding good music ever again
Sounds like a chipmunk. Songs suck too. No talent nobody and should have tossed it in a long time ago.
The music industry took pity on her because of her height? Who knows but she's a terrible singer and actor and her face looks like a balloon.V4 Comments
She fores every note. Its as if she has to prove herself every moment she sings. If she toned I down, I'd believe the hype.
She sings with a harmful technique
So I used to like her when she would articulate her words and was less with the WOOAAH! YEEAH! OOoh ohoho in all her songs. I don't know what she says half the time and her high notes are not effortless. My throat has sympathy pains. If she would stop trying to be a power house she'd be great.V2 Comments
Overrated. Her live perform is terrible.
Her music is just so boring and repetitive...
Her music is not my type and I don't know I've seen her perform her live she was not that good of a singer. (sorry)
She seems to think she's better than everyone else.V6 Comments
An archetypal embodiment of corporate mockery in music turning into self-parody; but not the only one : Bieber, rihanna, Montana, swift, spears,... we can continue further : to these corporate made money making creatures (crap packed in cellophane just like burgers for all the garbage eating stupid masses) Madonna & jackson stand like Beatles & floyd in comparison.
Her song I never need applause, well yeah you don't really deserve it diva alert
Most overrated musician in the history of the eniter galaxy. I hate her, Justin beiber, seline gomez, joe jonas, Lil Wayne, Paris hilton(how is she even a singer? ), TAYLOR SWIFT, Miley Cyrus, celine dion. Now Eminem, kurt cobain, shouldn't be on this list...
Fake! Lip sync & uglyV10 Comments
An arrogant mediocre singer who hypes up his own name. I never hear about how awesome he is unless he is the one who said it.
Money has taken a toll on this guy. Just cause he has this "famous" wife he can't make him look higher than he actually is.
He thinks he's more influential then the apostle paul! HAH! Cimorelli is more influential then you1
He has talent but he is way too advertised.V9 Comments
Lil Wayne is most overrated rapper of all time. He should be 1!
Very overrated. I don't understand how people think he can sing/rap and I also don't understand how people would call singers like MICHAEL JACKSON or MARIAH CAREY overrated.
Are you kidding me? He should probably be #2. Lil Wayne has no talent if anything he promotes cap talent, drug use, and gang affiliation. Who the he'll even considers him a singer for starters!
The most overrated rapper of all time is not Lil Wayne it should be pitbullV13 Comments
Oh please, why the HELL is Kurt Cobain on this list? Anyone who thinks he's not a good musician must not know what they're talking about, or are just plain retarded. I read his suicide note and it was heart breaking, he had a reason and didn't just do it for the sake of doing it... even the people who don't like nirvana know Kurt was a great musician. (It cracked me up when I saw his impression of the Axl rose 'snake dance')
His raspy voice is amazing and makes him the greatest singer and having nirvana being the greatest band of all time. - TheAlterPlace
You pretentious idiots need to shut up. You are so stupid it's not even funny.
I wouldn't say he's overrated. His singing and songwriting ability is where it needs to be for his songs, and his musical skills just as good.V12 Comments
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