Most Misleading and Inaccurate Number One Items On TheTopTens

Metal_Treasure
There are lists where the authors, voters or both, got it wrong and put at #1 extremely inappropriate items. This happens for 3 reasons: limited knowledge on the subject, personal biases 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.

I know that 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 start with #1 music items but you can add items from every category.

The Top Ten

1 Kurt Cobain (Best Metal Vocalists of the 90s)

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

Great rock singer but ain't metal. - catwalk

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2 Nirvana (Best Hard Rock Bands of the 90s)

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

3 Rage Against the Machine (Top Ten Underrated Bands of the 90s)

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

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

4 Afterlife - Synyster Gates (Hardest Songs to Play on Guitar)

I think the hardest is eruption by eddie Van Halen - 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...

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

5 Iron Maiden (Top Ten Things That Are Only Popular On TheTopTens)

Really? I guess millions of people in real life who bought their songs and were at their shows... never heard of them. - Metal_Treasure

6 Master of Puppets - Metallica (Top 10 Heaviest Rock Albums)

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.

7 Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (Best Self Titled Debut Rock Albums)

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

8 Led Zeppelin (Best Rock Bands of All Time)

Hmm... No. There are more deserving bands. - Metal_Treasure

9 Zayn Malik (Best Singers for Singing High Notes)
10 Breaking Benjamin (Most Underrated Metal Bands of the 21st Century)

Breaking Benjamin are neither metal nor underrated. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Led Zeppelin (Top 10 Most Talented Rock N Roll Bands)

@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

@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

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

Still upset that they are often credited as being one of the original heavy metal bands?

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12 Rod Stewart (Top Ten Most Influential Musicians of All Time) Rod Stewart (Top Ten Most Influential Musicians of All Time) Roderick David "Rod" Stewart is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry.

But Mozart is at #15, Freddie Mercury at #16, and so on. - Metal_Treasure

13 Three Days Grace (Top 10 Rock Bands That Have the Most Unique Sound)

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

14 Chris Daughtry (Top Ten Male Singers With the Best Talent/Voice of All Time)

He is a good singer but definitely not the singer with the Best Talent/Voice of All Time. - Metal_Treasure

15 This Darkened Heart - All That Remains (Hardest Songs to Sing)

But Painkiller, Bohemian Rhapsody, Abigail, and many other songs that are obviously more difficult, weren't on the list. - Metal_Treasure

16 Linkin Park (Top Ten Best Modern Rock Bands)
17 Rod Stewart (Most Talented Rock Singers) Rod Stewart (Most Talented Rock Singers) Roderick David "Rod" Stewart is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry.

Spam Voting= anything getting a lot of votes that you don't like.

1. Rod Stewart - 29%
2. Freddie Mercury - 17%.
I am pretty sure this is a result of spam voting. - Metal_Treasure

18 Rivers of Babylon - Boney M (Greatest Songs About Africa)

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

19 Johnny Ramone (Greatest Singer/Lead Guitarists Ever)

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

20 Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold (best Rock solo of the 21st century)

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

21 ZP Theart (Best Power Metal Singers) ZP Theart (Best Power Metal Singers) ZP Theart is a South African singer, and songwriter, best known as the former singer of British power metal band DragonForce.

Oh, he is better than Hansi Kürsch, Michael Kiske, Tobias Sammet, Roy Khan, and even Dio? - Metal_Treasure

22 Marco Hietala (Best Male Metal Singers)

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

23 Stay with Me - The Faces (Top Ten Headbangers)

This list is about musicians whose headbanging is good. Stay with Me, the #1 item (31%), 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

24 Three Days Grace (Top 10 Most Unique and Very Interesting Rock Bands)
25 Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold (Greatest Metal Songs of the 2000s)

This song isn’t metal. - Metal_Treasure

26 Led Zeppelin (Most Epic Rock N' Roll Bands of All Time)

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

27 Fade to Black - Metallica (Worst '80s Songs)
28 Hot Legs - Rod Stewart (Top 10 Most Instantly Recognizable Song Intros)

31%.
Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple (9%).
My guess: spam voter. - Metal_Treasure

29 Led Zeppelin (Top Ten Rock Bands Whose Legacies Will Never Die)

It is already dying because more and more of "their" songs are credited back to their original authors after plagiarism lawsuits. - Metal_Treasure

30 Voice of the Soul (Best Death Songs with Which to Shock Mainstream Pop Fans)

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

31 Toad (Top Ten Most Annoying Super Mario Bros Characters) Toad (Top Ten Most Annoying Super Mario Bros Characters) Toad, known in Japan as Kinopio, is a major character in the Mario Bros. Franchise. He assists Princess Peach in the Mushroom Kingdom and will do whatever it takes to help her. He first appeared in the classic game, USA exclusive Super Mario Bros. 2 for the NES. Since then he has been a reoccurring ...read more.
32 Reign in Blood - Slayer (Heaviest Metal Albums)

Heavy but not the heaviest. - Metal_Treasure

33 Axl Rose (Worst Male Singers) Axl Rose (Worst Male Singers) William Bruce Rose Jr., better known as 'Axl Rose', is an American singer born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.

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

34 Chop Suey - System of a Down (Best Metal Songs of the 21st Century)

This isn’t a metal song. - Metal_Treasure

35 Rod Stewart (Most Influential Singers of All Time) Rod Stewart (Most Influential Singers of All Time) Roderick David "Rod" Stewart is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry.
36 Rod Stewart (Top Ten Most Talented Singer/Songwriters) Rod Stewart (Top Ten Most Talented Singer/Songwriters) Roderick David "Rod" Stewart is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry.
37 Rod Stewart (Top Ten Greatest British Solo Artists) Rod Stewart (Top Ten Greatest British Solo Artists) Roderick David "Rod" Stewart is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry.
38 Rod Stewart (Top 10 Solo Artists with Ten or More Studio Albums) Rod Stewart (Top 10 Solo Artists with Ten or More Studio Albums) Roderick David "Rod" Stewart is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry.
39 Rod Stewart (Most Influential Male Singers) Rod Stewart (Most Influential Male Singers) Roderick David "Rod" Stewart is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry.
40 Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse (Worst Metal Songs)
41 Black Star - David Bowie (Worst Albums of All Time)
42 Mario Kart Wii (Best Mario Kart Games)
43 Yoshi (Top Ten Best Mario Characters) Yoshi (Top Ten Best Mario Characters) Yoshi, once romanized as Yossy, is a fictional anthropomorphic dinosaur who appears in video games published by Nintendo.
44 McDonald's (Best Fast Food Restaurants)
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