Top 10 Lyrically Most Overrated Songsxandermartin98 Songs in which everyone always makes out the lyrics to be ridiculously better and more engaging than they actually are.
The Top Ten
Absolute worst Ed Sheeran song. PERIOD.
Also, nothing he says in this song has any real emotional meaning or romantic weight behind it whatsoever; it's all just "generic dating tease here, creepy sexual innuendo there"
Top 3 Worst Lines In The Song:
1. "Last night you were in my room, and now my bedsheets smell like you; every day discovering something brand new; I'm in love with the shape of you"
2. "We push and PULL like a magnet do"
3. "Your love was handmade for somebody like me" - xandermartin98
"Last night you were in my room, and now my bedsheets smell like you". That says it ALL. Although the instrumental and vocals saved this from getting below 5/10 from me, it is still one of the most overplayed songs of the century, along with What About Us and Closer. - allamassal
"Last night you were in my room, and now my bed sheets smell like you."
That's not charming or romantic. That's just really weird and creepy... - phillysports
Gag gag gag.V 10 Comments
Okay, I'll admit that the "frozen fractals" line IS actually pretty good; REALLY not a big fan of the rest, however (nor of the movie, for that matter)
Cheesiest Part Of The Lyrics: Literally ALL of it - xandermartin98
I see why people are sick of hearing this song and I totally get it, but I still think it's great. The Idina Menzel version from the movie is far better, by the way. - phillysports
Just let it go already this was a few years ago now.
THE WORST.V 4 Comments
Guys stop talking about Backwards it has nothing do with anything we are talking about forwards here
Litsinig to thi backwards makes me think, why?
Backwards it's a satanic song... really scary.
Seriously? This song has some really good lyrics. It tells the story of a king who has been usurped from his throne, and with the help of his followers, go on a crusade to reclaim his kingdom, which has begun to fall and crumble.
Plus, there are many references to the tales of the bible, where there were many kingdoms and kings destroyed and defeated by god's will. - troll999999999
The lyrics of this song are great! I don't understand why it is so high up. Like I am just utterly confused. I honestly can't even think of any lines that people might think are overrated. - TheInsomniac
Just because it SOUNDS epic doesn't mean that it IS epic (honestly, this quote pretty much perfectly summarizes the entire band as a whole) - xandermartin98
What? The lyrics had many symbols and other elements in it. Look here: https://genius.com/172324. Genuinely a very meaningful song. - markusw0207V 1 Comment
This song has been praised for other things and not for the lyrics, so how exactly it's "lyrically overrated"? Lyrically overrated would be many Bob Dylan songs that are always praised for the lyrics but I wouldn't say they always impress me much. - Metal_Treasure
Exactly. Just like "Like a Rolling Stone." It's not a bad song, but lyrically it's so overrated it's ridiculous. - Metarock
I agree with every item in the top ten but this one (especially the Radiohead songs). The lyrics really aren't meant to be taken seriously---just grin at them and enjoy the song. - PetSounds
As an overall song-poem (all the lyrics together), it tells an unique enough story with different parts. But if you inspected every line carefully, there's some pretty questionably dumb lines.
The Gallileo line was pretty random, but the actual lyrics combined do tell several different stories. The most popular is the story of a man who killed another man, tells his mom goodbye, goes to court, pleas for his release, doesn't get it, freaks at the jury, and realizes it's meaningless. - troll999999999
It's not lyrically overrated! - Userguy44V 8 Comments
I'm now beginning to believe that Radiohead is one of the most overrated bands in history. None of their music really sounds pleasant to listen to and Thom York's moaning singing voice is just obnoxious. - phillysports
I like this song. I guess that's an unpopular opinion now? I don't know. I'm out. - Mcgillacuddy
This site's hatred of Radiohead is honestly baffling and unwarranted. - DCfnaf
Just because it's overrated does not mean it's a bad band. And by the way, Thom's last name is Yorke, not YorkV 3 Comments
This song isn't praised for the lyrics because everyone bashes on them and I can see why but it also means that the song isn't "lyrically overrated". It's a very overrated song but for other reasons. - Metal_Treasure
Nirvana hating continues to be a hipster trend I guess... - phillysports
Not overrated because of the lyrics. - Userguy44
Respond to phillysports comment: yup. People are stupidV 2 Comments
Awful song, The only reason he's still popular is because he's a meme - B1ueNew
"BECAUSE MAAAY-BEEE...YOU'RE GAW-NUH BE THE ONE THAT SAAAVES MEEE...AND AFTER ALL...YOU'RE MY WONDER-WAL-UL-ALLL..." - xandermartin98
Banana? How can half your heart be in a banana?
The lyrics of this song are lame. - Userguy44
Terrible song - B1ueNew
This song has lyrics? I thought it was just a commercial for autotuned products manufactured in Havana.V 1 Comment
Please stop, believin’, gotta let go of that feelin’!
Overrated? I thought everyone hates this song. - allamassal
(sees it occupying the Top 5 tier of Best Radiohead Songs) "It's just okay...medi-o-creee...what the hell is it doing there...it doesn't belong there..." - xandermartin98
Why the hell is this at the bottom of the list? This is the song that gets played 24/7 on the radio, and honestly, people only like it because it's a catchy song, which makes it even worse because there is no true meaning in the song.
Despacito 2 is better grrr
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Sorry, FTP, but a song needs more than just having insanely edgy subject matter in order to be good, hence this song being basically about the Columbine school shooting and spending what feels like at least two entire minutes straight yelling "ALL THE OTHER KIDS" like it's some kind of falsely ironic butchering of the old "All The Other Reindeer" trope (probably because it IS) - xandermartin98
This song is about starting a school shooting
WO - HarryBetts
How dare you? This song saved my life.Now you better run,better run,outrun my gun.-EdgyKidWhoGotBulliedV 1 Comment
Ugh. I'm hanging up. - truckturner
Bruno mars is overrated - B1ueNew
Cardi's verse is awful, just her singing about her butt - B1ueNew
It tries so hard to be edgy, but in the end, it's just another wannabe - xandermartin98
The person that wrote that song tried so hard to keep himself alive last year he hung himself because in the end he didn't think his life mattered. - Samantha27x
Lol no. - Userguy44
He beat his wife, neglected his son, owned an expensive NYC apartment and drove a Rolls Royce. Despite all that, he is celebrated around the world as an icon of peace and love all because he sang sappy songs.
John Lennon being a pretentious hypocrite, whilst also trying to justify his thoughts on the Afterlife when he was known as a wife-beater during that time.
I'm ready for hate :P. - CrimsonShark
I actually think the lyrics are great, it's the rest I think is overrated. - truckturner
This song is lyrical genius, remove this from the list now - lilrocketman
This song has a meaning actually. - Userguy44
How do you steal a mattress? - TheInsomniac
It is a fantasic music
Problem with this song being this high up on this list is that, nobody actually thinks that the lyrics are amazing. Sure, they're good, they kind of tell a life story, and have one of the most famous choruses (maybe the most famous chorus) in all of rock history. But nobody considers it a lyrical masterpiece, which makes me wonder why it's even on the list. What makes "We Will Rock You" badass is the foot stomping and clapping, the guitar solo, and the chorus. The verses are certainly good too, especially Mercury's vocal delivery, but nobody thinks its any kind of lyrical genius; it's the foot stomping that's original and genius.
I'm not sure about everyone else but this for me is one of the best queen songs ( top 3 ) and nothing is wrong with the lyrics remove it from this list now! No offense to anyone else I respect your opinion.
My school plays this at every one of our pep rallies and it drove me literally insane
Deep and meaningful.V 2 Comments
Can anyone say "broken record" for how incredibly redneck-Southern a song that was actually made by the Great British can end up sounding? Apart from that and the song's WAY-beyond-godlike intro (and Merry Clayton shrieking so loudly during the song's midsection that it allegedly caused her OWN midsection to have a pretty horrible case of miscarriage in the process) and the fact that it was made by the Rolling Stones about Vietnam, there's really nothing terribly notable or memorable about this one
(again, edgy subject matter is NOT everything) - xandermartin98
I like it but its old and has to much love can't people think about future songs!
Don't worry about the 4th of July, Khalid has his American Teen album,Lana Del Rey has National Anthem, and for the non-patriotic, we have Childish Gambino's This Is America, of course we can always watch the girl who's in love with Obama or Brother's Osborne It Ain't My Fault. The people who are looking for nostalgia can listen to Party In The USA, or Made In The USA, heck for you rednecks out there, you've got Everyday America,American Kids,and American Country Love Song. With so many options, this won't play!
Make them go "uh, uh, uh" as you shoot across the skuh, skuh, skuh
^How stupid is that? Now we can't have a single Independence Day without this abhorrent trash coming on.
Way overrated and repetitive
No, just no!
Katy Perry made a song about herself? - TeamRocket747
Ah. The usual hate on Coldplay. - Userguy44
Nobody cares about the lyrics. It's the video. - venomouskillingmachine
No? - Userguy44
LOVE THIS SONG, COME ON!
Cliche, simplistic cash grabbing lyrics, borderline edgy, and like all his songs way too repetitive.
Definitely over rated for a green day song. it isn't their best but it is still great
Not lyrically overrated or overrated in general it got lots of backlash when it was released. - CaptainMowzker
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