Most Misleading and Inaccurate Number One Items On TheTopTensAs it goes without saying, this will be an incredibly subjective list. There are lists where the authors, voters or both, got it wrong and put at #1 extremely inappropriate items. This happens for many reasons: limited knowledge on the subject, personal biases, unpopular opinions, poor voting tastes and the "effect of popularity". The "effect of popularity" appears when people vote for items they know or believe that the most popular is the best.
Voting is very subjective and certain variations are normal, but don't mean that. I mean number one items that scream "wrong".
Format: The #1 item (List Title)
I started with #1 music items but you can add items from every category.
WHAT - Misfire
Kurt Cobain isn't a metal singer. Nirvana are not a metal band. - Metal_Treasure
Nice list and forget about metal, Kurt Cobain isn't even a good hard-rock vocalist - zxm
He's not even the best grunge or alternative singer he's so overrated - christangrant
This is one of the most OVERrated bands. They even won a Grammy for best metal performance! Their Grammy winning metal song isn't impressive at all from a metal viewpoint - guitar work, vox, drumming. This is a very simple song and easy to play. On the other hand, bands like Megadeth never won a metal Grammy... - Metal_Treasure
I’m sorry, but Rage Against the Machine and underrated do not go together. - 3DG20
Update: I made this list in 2016 but in 2017 Megadeth won a Grammy. Yeah, after 11 nominations since the early 90s. RATM got a metal Grammy in the 90s. - Metal_Treasure
Thankfully, Iron Maiden are at no. 10 now on the list. This is still not ideal, but certainly a big improvement. - Gg2000
Really? I guess millions of people in real life who bought their songs and were at their shows... never heard of them. - Metal_Treasure
Due to Led Zeppelin plagiarism this album can't even be called their album:
1. I Can't Quit You Baby - uncredited cover of W. Dixon's I Can't Quit You Baby (the song was credited back to him)
2. You Shook Me - uncredited cover of W. Dixon' You Shook Me (credited back to him)
3. Dazed and Confused - uncredited cover of Jake Holme's Dazed and Confused
4. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You - uncredited cover of Joan Baez's Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, originally by A. Bredon
5. How Many More Times - a ripoff of Howlin’ Wolf's How Many More Years and Albert King's The Hunter - Metal_Treasure
This deserves to be higher because it completely ruined the original purpose of the list. The top four items are now songs instead of people. - Gg2000
This list is about musicians whose headbanging is good. Stay with Me, the #1 item (45%), is a song by The Faces - Rod Stewart's band before his solo career.
Item #2 is also a song (18%). And then you can see the relevant items - Tom Araya (9%), Joey Jordison, Jason Newsted,...
This happened due to spam voting when the spam voter didn't even get the idea of the list but is still voting blindly for items #1 and #2. And the user votes every day! - Metal_Treasure
It's a great album but definitely not the heaviest - Metallica are not even the heaviest thrash band. Besides, you have death metal, black metal and other forms of extreme metal that are way heavier. - Metal_Treasure
Kreator's Pleasure to Kill is more heavier.
There are many far better rock bands in my opinion. - 3DG20
Hmm... No. There are more deserving bands. - Metal_Treasure
Lol hard rock? - Misfire
Nirvana are not a hard rock band. The entire list is a mess - in the current top 10 only Guns N Roses are hard rock. - Metal_Treasure
Nirvana were alternatives not hard rock - zxm
Zxm Eruption ain't the hardest, once you have tapping it's easy. Metal Meltdown by Judas Priest or Altitudes by Jason Becker however...
I think the hardest is eruption by eddie Van Halen - zxm
No, it’s not the hardest.
How about Double Guitar Solo by Michael Angelo Batio, or Capricci Di Diablo by Yngwie, or Miles of Machines by Jeff Loomis? And there are probably at least 50 solos that are more difficult than the Afterlife’s. - Metal_Treasure
He is a good singer but definitely not the singer with the Best Talent/Voice of All Time. - Metal_Treasure
But Painkiller, Bohemian Rhapsody, Abigail, and many other songs that are obviously more difficult, weren't on the list. - Metal_Treasure
I agree that Breaking Benjamin is mostly pretty underrated, but they aren’t even close to metal. - 3DG20
Breaking Benjamin are neither metal nor underrated. - Metal_Treasure
He probably influenced a few people but claiming he was more influential than Bob Dylan or David Bowie is pretty silly. - Powell
But Mozart is at #15, Freddie Mercury at #16, and so on. - Metal_Treasure
How do I know it's an Avenged Sevenfold song?
It sounds just like all the other Avenged Sevenfold songs. Which sound like each other.
No, there are hundreds of better rock solos (especially solos by metal bands). - Metal_Treasure
Haha, Babylon was in Asia and not Africa. It was a city in Mesopotamia. In modern days in this region are located mostly Iraq and Kuwait, and parts of Eastern Syria and Southeastern Turkey.
Items #5 (Fire On Babylon) and #7 (Lebanon) are also problematic because Lebanon is again, in Asia.
Oh geography... - Metal_Treasure
I have added this cause I never heard he sang.In fact I never saw him singing backing vocals - zxm
Haha, this one is very good. Thanks, zxm. - Metal_Treasure
Spam Voting= anything getting a lot of votes that you don't like.
To the visitor- not true. I like Rod Stewart and I think this is wrong. This is one person's opinion, and TheTopTens' lists are supposed to represent a general consensus of the voters on the list. - Gg2000
1. Rod Stewart - 29%
2. Freddie Mercury - 17%.
I am pretty sure this is a result of spam voting. - Metal_Treasure
@visitor: RE "You can write your opinion as many times..." - my opinion is based on accurate facts. You can live in denial by the end of your life but this won't change the facts and your blind faith won't make them better. - Metal_Treasure
No, numerous blatant ripoffs don't speak talent - I made 2 lists about that just to avoid listing many song titles and writing explanations every time I want to give facts in support of my point:
Top 10 Songs That Led Zeppelin Ripped Off
Top 10 Led Zeppelin Songs That Were Ripped Off From Another Artist - Metal_Treasure
@visitor: RE "they are often credited as being one of the original heavy metal bands". Led Zeppelin are credited by pseudo-experts who don't know what metal is. Led Zeppelin have never been a metal band and never tried to be(come) a metal band. Thank God Led Zeppelin themselves don't see their music as metal. - Metal_Treasure
Still upset that they are often credited as being one of the original heavy metal bands?
There’s absolutely nothing unique in their sound. But bands with really unique sound were not on the list - Pink Floyd, Blind Guardian, Jethro Tull, Rush, Metallica, Type O Negative, and many more that would be more relevant than Three Days Grace. - Metal_Treasure
He's an OK singer but not the best, come on. He's not even the best metal singer from Finland. One year ago the top 10 of this list looked even worse. - Metal_Treasure
Oh, he is better than Hansi Kürsch, Michael Kiske, Tobias Sammet, Roy Khan, and even Dio? - Metal_Treasure
As much as I love Three Days Grace, they’re not that unique. - 3DG20
First of all, this song isn’t metal at all. If this simple, poppy and cheesy song is the Greatest Metal Song of the 2000s, I don't wanna call myself a metalhead anymore.
Pay attention to the vocal line and especially the chorus - it would be a perfect chorus to a children song. How is this metal? Moreover, the Greatest Metal Song of the 2000s?!? Playing children or/and poppy songs spiced with some loud guitars and drums doesn’t mean metal.
By the way the whole list is awful (Greatest Metal Songs of the 2000s) - most of the songs are not really metal songs. - Metal_Treasure
Eh okay... - Userguy44
No Metallica song should be at 1. - 3DG20
Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple (9%).
My guess: spam voter. - Metal_Treasure
And that list was made by a pop fangirl. What can possibly go wrong? - Userguy44
This definitely doesn't need to be first-it's probably the least likely Death song to scare anyone. Also, the author of the list said in the description that she'd never even listened to Death before, so that's probably why it's first on the list. - Element119
I find Daisy way more annoying. - 3DG20
Best fast food restaurant my *ss. They don’t wash their hands, they put disgusting things like dead animals and hair in your food and the employees are very selfish. - 3DG20
How? Ok, first of all, I see Green Day as a power-pop/alternative band but for the sake of argument let’s say they are a punk band. Mike is far from the most talented punk bassist, Tre is definitely not the best punk drummer, and Billie is not even a top 25 punk guitarist. They’re not the best songwriters and they have plagiarized so many other punk bands. So again, how are they the most talented? Because they have corporate backing? And to be clear, I don’t hate Green Day (nor do I like them), but a lot their fans are annoying, ignorant and lame. Most of them barely know of any other punk bands, but yet just KNOW Green Day is the “best” or “most talented”. Stop it already. Get a frame of reference, or actual knowledge about punk before coming to these ignorant conclusions. - THC13
Complete non-sense. Only teeny boppers Green Day fans (Not actual punk fans) think this. They only know of like 5 other punk bands (If that) to compare them to but yet they’re the best. True definition of ignorance. - THC13
Blind Guardian should be number 1 not Led Zeppelin - christangrant
Yeah, epic plagiarism - read my comment on the item "Led Zeppelin (Top 10 Most Talented Rock N Roll Bands)". - Metal_Treasure
This is just plain funny. - Britgirl
About epicness I think Led Zeppelin should come in top 10 - zxm
Heavy but not the heaviest. - Metal_Treasure
It is already dying because more and more of "their" songs are credited back to their original authors after plagiarism lawsuits. - Metal_Treasure
Thanks to whoever added this. I agree Axl Rose at #1 is plain ridiculous. He shouldn't be on that list at all. - Metal_Treasure
I’m not a big fan of them, but he is nowhere near the worst. - 3DG20
Good song, but not metal. It’s kind of punkish, well the riff is. - Userguy44
It’s not metal, and it’s not even that good in my opinion. - 3DG20
This isn’t a metal song. - Metal_Treasure
Why are there a lot of Rod Stewart items? And why is he always number one? - Misfire
Don’t like this song, but there is obviously worse. - Userguy44
I've never met a person who actually knows who he is. His voice can't be recognizable if a lot of us have never heard it. - Misfire
I do not know a single person outside of TheTopTens that even knows who he is and the only reason I very briefly know him is again, because of TheTopTens where he’s somehow known by everyone. I don’t understand this. - 3DG20
MegaSoulHero failed to take into account that the target audience for the movie was for young children, mainly kids from about ages 2-8. In mythology, the content are for older audiences around 13 and up.