I don't hate any of the bands listed below at all. It's just that everyone in the world (including me) is so sick and tired of hearing about these groups all the time. These are the most overrated bands that get way too much attention and their songs are played so much that it just makes you not wanna listen to them ever again (and keep in mind, overrated does NOT equal bad).
1 The Beatles
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.
OI you cannot bash The Beatles.
They are one of the greatest, one of the first bands I heard when I was a kid.
If you don't live there then go to Liverpool it is cool. I'm waiting for Brookside to come back.
Literally the most overrated band in all of history. I personally don't find their music to be anything special and I just wish I'd stop hearing about them all the time!
Yes, there are people who think they aren't the best band ever... and so? Get over it. Life would be boring if everybody would like the same things.
I really don't like the way every, EVERY band is automatically compared to them. I mean there's so many better bands it hurts. Plus everything they ever did is kinda pure plagiarism.
Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.
People even said that Nirvana grunge. They only popularized grunge and they had a short career. Alice In Chains was much better in that period even when they had a short career too. - Userguy44
I'm not even a fan of Nirvana. - Userguy44
Yep. - Camaro6
World's most overrated grunge band here. They're really nothing special and Kurt himself didn't even wanna be a superstar or anything.
3 Linkin Park
Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative ...read more.
They're not bad, but just overrated. - Userguy44
The most overrated band of the 2000s. Nobody really seems to like them anymore and I understand why. I actually used to like them when I was a kid, but as I got older I found stuff that was way better so I was like "Why am I bothering with this? "
You are so wrong. A lot of people still like them. I am not saying they are the best but they are still one of the best modern rock bands. - Uchiha_123
Just for edgy bois anymore - EliHbk
I still love them, even with their disappointing O.M.L. album. - Neonco31
Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed ...read more.
I’m not sick of hearing about Coldplay, I think their songs are good. Their feature in The Chainsmokers’s Something Just Like This was excellent.
5 Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin was an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.
The have the worst fanbase ever. - Userguy44
Another one I have to somewhat agree with you on, although I defiantly still like them, I don't like them as much anymore. Now, I'm way more into Psychedelic music than Hard Rock. In my personal opinion, which may be biased, you decide, I feel that Psychedelic music will age better in future decades, than 70s Hard Rock, I just find it way more creative in my opinion, and that might translate into aging better, but that may just be me.
Yes. Their plagiarisms really bother me too. But those cover songs are actually better. I mean even they didn't give credits to original songs, but the original songs are very boring. Led Zeppelin put it on fire. However one thing that still bothers me that everyone says Stairway to Heaven is plagiarized. But I have heard a lot of songs before Spirit that sounds same. - zxm
Their legacy is already dying because of their constant plagiarism. I doubt anyone is gonna still like them in the next decade.
They are already forgotten amongst new music fans. I hardy find anyone who listen to Led Zeppelin. At least to my age. Everybody talks about Eminem or Fifth Harmony. Or Metallica and Iron Maiden if someone listens to rock. - zxm
Queen are an English rock band 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.
Why is this even on the list? - Userguy44
They have some good songs. But they're overrated. We Will Rock You is the most overplayed garbage ever recorded and a lot of their other stuff is just as bad. I get they experimented a lot, and they hit some home runs, but they also swung and missed on much more. No way should they be even considered as one of the all-time great rock bands.
Depends on which song. This band has a lot of good underrated songs. And they're not as overrated as the Beatles. They're too high on the list in my opinion. They don't derserve this. - Userguy44
7 Twenty One Pilots
Twenty 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.
How is this under LP and Nirvana. I rather listen them than this mediocre duo. They're overhyped and not worth to listen to. - Userguy44
This is the only band that deserves to be here - DarthPhasey
Twenty One Pilots are so overrated. So many people talk about how good they are, but I don't feel it. In my opinion they are just another another Alt/Indie/Pop band out of many of those bands out there. Their fanbase is rabid as well.
Why isn't this number 1? As a middle schooler, I barely even hear that much about The Beatles. This is the closest thing there is to my schoolmates liking rock. - 445956
Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.
Not just everyone is sick hearing about them but also sick of seeing their T-Shirts. Metallica here, metallica there, blah blah. Two piece boring drum beats. - zxm
Most overrated metal band in history. I find their songs to be incredibly uninteresting, and I can't even forgive them for making St. Anger and Lulu.
I like their first four albums waaay too much to ever dislike them. - Sop
I love Metallica and nirvana but I’ll admit they are quite overrated - InsertCleverName
9 One Direction
One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records ...read more.
They're not even that good.
10 Avenged Sevenfold
Avenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). ...read more.
They really aren't very good at all. - Sop
11 Fall Out Boy
Fall Out Boy is an American pop rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.
They sold out. Decent band, but they went too much for the pop charts. - Userguy44
Only good song is "Centuries". - SionicRelations
Awful lot of things. - AlphaQ
Ever since I heard Young and Menace, I was sick of hearing it. I still like Hold Me Tight Or Don’t, though.
Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).
13 Black Veil Brides
Black 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.
14 Asking Alexandria
Asking Alexandria are an English metalcore band from York, North Yorkshire formed initially in 2008 by lead guitarist Ben Bruce along with former lead singer Danny Worsnop, bassist Joe Lancaster, keyboardist and synth player Ryan Binns, and current members drummer James Cassells and rhythm guitarist ...read more.
15 Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, singer John "Ozzy" Osbourne, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward. ...read more.
"Black Sabbath is the best because they were the first".
I guess by that logic, the best Thrash Metal band is Venom, even though Metallica and Slayer are better and define the genre to a much wider level.
That's exactly my problem with the praise this band gets. Just because they were "THE FIRST" doesn't make them the best. Iron Maiden may have come after, but they define the Metal genre much clearer and generally are more versatile than Black Sabbath ever will be.
Also, a vocal battle between Ozzy Osbourne and Bruce Dickinson is a complete curb-stomp in Bruce's favor. And there's numerous singers in and outside the Metal genre who are better anyway. - CrimsonShark
They didn't even create metal, even Tony Iommi himself stated that they were ONE of the creators of metal, not the ultimate creator. Dio was definitely a better replacement for Ozzy because he can actually sing (Ozzy's voice is overrated and not even that good).
I'm sick of everyone mentioning their name on every metal music related upload on YouTube.
U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have ...read more.
God I don’t see what is so special about them and the Beatles - InsertCleverName
Oh yeah...they still exist...
Bono's voice is so weak, and their songs are so boring... - Ananya
17 Fifth Harmony
Fifth Harmony is an American girl group based in Miami, composed of Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui, and previously, Camila Cabello until her departure from the group on December 18, 2016. The group signed a joint record deal with Simon Cowell's label Syco Records and L.A.
A mediocre girl group. - Userguy44
Ever since Camila quit, they went downhill.
AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014 . They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1979, after which they hired Brian Johnson ...read more.
Just like Metallica, their songs don't interest me one bit and I hear them too much so stop playing them already!
@Metallic_Lore-It's an opinion. Deal with it (also I'm not saying they're bad. I'm saying they get too much attention).
19 5 Seconds of Summer
5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney, Australia, 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 ...read more.
Kiss is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the band's original manager, Lew Linet.
One of the most generic bands in history. They don't really stand out from all the other bands out there. Plus, Gene Simmons is one of the biggest douches on the planet.
Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch.
I find their songs to be incredibly boring, and I'm sick of hearing Don't Stop Believin' every time.
You should listen to their debut self-titled album. It's honestly quite different and even I, as someone who is not a fan of Journey, enjoyed it pretty well. - cjWriter1997
I don't even hear talk about Journey, I dun know if I picked the right community for me - EliHbk
22 Little Mix
Little Mix are a British girl group formed in 2011, consisting of members Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson.
In my opinion, their music is downright horrible. It’s annoying. My best friend, however, thinks they are the best band.
oh deery - EliHbk
24 Nine Inch Nails
Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.
Shinee is a South Korean boy band formed by SM Entertainment in 2008. The group is composed of four members: Onew, Key, Minho, and Taemin. Originally a five-piece group, vocalist Jonghyun died in December 2017.
27 Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden are an English Heavy Metal / Hard Rock band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm ...read more.
Iron maiden forever! - Userguy44
NO. I will defend Iron Maiden until I die.
Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. They rose to fame with their 1986 album Reign in Blood, and is credited as one of the big four of thrash metal bands, the others being Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. ...read more.
One user here asked me to listen to one of their songs, I didn't like it and I'm perhaps not able to for the while - Neonco31
29 Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd was an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters ...read more.
Why would you? - Userguy44
30 Guns N' Roses
Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1985. The classic lineup, as signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. Apart from hard rock they are also ...read more.
Everyone says that Guns N' Roses is the greatest band in the world because Axl Rose has best voice and Slash is best guitarist, but that's not true. There are plenty of singers that are just as good as Axl and plenty guitarists that are just as good as Slash. And they have written songs that aren't that great, same as any other band. Guns N' Roses is good, but they're NOT the best.
Goes without saying. - Ananya
31 Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Formed in 1989 by frontman Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz, the group was originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids with their theatrical performances gathering a local cult following in the early 1990s. ...read more.
They get a lot more attention than NIN do.
32 Falling in Reverse
Falling in Reverse is an American post hardcore band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2008, signed to Epitaph Records.
33 Panic! at the Disco
Panic! 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.
Everyone wants to know how the pyramids were made.
And I'm here wondering how this is at the bottom of the list - SpectralOwl
34 The Who
The Who is an English rock band formed in London, England in 1964. The most recognizable lineup was Roger Daltrey (lead vocals), Pete Townshend (guitar), John Entwistle (bass guitar), and Keith Moon (drums). They are best known for their live performances and hit songs Baba O'Riley, My Generation, and ...read more.
35 Jonas Brothers
The Jonas Brothers are an American pop rock band. Formed in 2005, they gained popularity from their appearances on the Disney Channel television network.
36 Blind Guardian
Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large ...read more.
They are extremely popular on this site now thanks to Metal_Treasure, but that's it. They aren't known anywhere else. Looking at it in an unbiased way, maybe they are talked about a bit too much on this site. But on the other hand, the band kind of needed it. It bought a new wave of fans over. And as pointed out by several people above, the Beatles, Zeppelin, and others will ALWAYS be talked about more. If you don't like someone talking about a band loads, don't look at the list. Not hard to understand... - IronSabbathPriest
They're popular on this site, but not so much in real life (not being a fanboy or anything, it's just a simple fact).
The one person who added them is the only one sick of them. - christangrant
..they're not popular, still if there is a positive music list about metal (Not all obvi) ..they're on the top and I'm sick of seeing them everywhere ...it basically deprives the list off the actual facts, stats and logic . - Ananya
That's a pretty invalid reason to think that they are talked about much, but it's sure my opinion right? - Phillip873
37 Judas Priest
Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band that formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. They are often referred to as one of the greatest metal bands of all time, and are even commonly called “The Metal Gods”, after one of the songs on their 1980 album “British Steel”. ...read more.
NO. Whoever added them and Iron Maiden is retarded.
38 Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam is a Alternative/Grunge Rock Band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band had comprised of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. ...read more.
39 Alice In Chains
Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley.
Why? - Userguy44
Anthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker.
Rainbow are a British rock band led by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore from 1975 to 1984 and 1993 to 1997. They were originally established with Ronnie James Dio as the lead singer and lyricist. Rainbow were ranked No. 90 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. The band has sold over 28 million albums ...read more.
I respect people’s opinions, but how can you get sick of Rainbow? - Userguy44
Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. Megadeth was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine was fired from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums to date, and have gone through many lineup changes, with Dave ...read more.
Only sick of hearing their name when it's about proving they are better than Metallica... just stop it, Megadeth & Metallica are equally good. And they both sold out anyway, not only Metallica.
One reason is because of Dave’s voice. - Userguy44
Mastodon is an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in early 2000 and composed of bassist Troy Sanders, guitarists Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher and drummer Brann Dailor.
44 Mumford & Sons
Mumford & Sons are a British rock band from London, formed in 2007. The band consists of Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall and Ted Dwane.
45 Imagine Dragons
Imagine Dragons is an American pop 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.
The only song by them I dislike is Thunder. - Userguy44
That’s my favorite band. I listen to their songs every day. I’m not sick of hearing this band, and I love Whatever It Takes.
46 The Chainsmokers
The Chainsmokers are an American DJ and production duo consisting of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The EDM-pop duo achieved a breakthrough with their 2014 song "#Selfie", which was a top twenty single in several countries.
Needs to be higher. Much higher! - Userguy44
47 Cannibal Corpse
Cannibal 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.
Why are they not first? - Userguy44
This band is absolutely disgusting,they are not the best Death Metal band,they are the worst.I hate Death Metal in general.-DarkBoi-X
48 Amon Amarth
Amon Amarth is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Tumba, formed in 1992. The band takes its name from the Sindarin name of Mount Doom.
49 Green Day
Green Day are an American pop punk, punk rock, and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1986. 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 ...read more.
50 My Chemical Romance
My 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.