Most Overrated Music Artists
The Top Ten
Honestly? The Beatles kind of earned their overrated-ness. They're a heck of a lot better than Beyonce, I can tell you that much.
I do love a bit of the Beatles as much as the next lewronggeneration numb-skull, but I'm not one of those fans who say you have bad taste if you say anything remotely negative about the Beatles.
I don't understand why The Jonas Brothers are number 1. Isn't this list supposed to be made of Overrated artists? WHO THE HELL OVERRATES THE JONAS BROTHERS? Obviously I rather listen to The Beatles than to The Jonas Brothers but in my understanding of this list I'm voting for The Beatles because:
I think they are THE MOST OVERRATED OF ALL TIME! They were nice but saying that they influenced Led Zeppelin (which by the way I don't understand why they are in this list ridiculous), Nirvana and every band in existence after them is just way uncool and makes me angry because they weren't that great.
Beatles weren't bad, but there are many bands, even of their time that were as good. Beatles before Sgt. Peppers were played pretty cheesy garbage. I like what they did after Peppers, but they still don't come close to the Stones or Bob Dylan in the early to mid sixties, and while they were good in the late sixties, they can't hold a candle to Hendrix, Cream, and again the Stones. They were also bested by earlier acts such as Chuck Berry and Little Richard. However my overall opinion of 50's and early 60's rock is negative given it was stolen from blues, and the likes of Muddy Waters, Lightnin' Hopkins, BB King, Albert King, Robert Johnson...etc. make the Beatles sound silly in comparison.
Beyonce is very much overrated. She a copycat and a thief. There isn't an original bone in her body. She is very shady and her fans are mean. She doesn't even try to ask them to chill out. Her song "formation" had nothing to do with black power, it's more like Beyonce power because the song is all about herself and "defending herself" cause of the haters. It even pushes sterotypes. She claims she's a lady but ladies don't walk around half naked shaking their junk in your face and telling the world what she does behind closed doors. Also she claims to be for the black community but when bad things were happening to the black community she was silent. She's even at one point wore a coon/Sambo jacket (a racist depicton of a black person). If you don't believe me look it up. This woman is a walking contridiction who ONLY does something to further her only agenda which is to be rich and famous. Sadly no one cares or notices cause she's pretty, can kinda sings and dance. I wish the world ...more
Beyoncé is actually a singer? I THOUGHT SHE WAS A STALE VOCALIST. How do people even like her music so much? She's basically talking in the microphone 90% of the time. I don't get it why people are like, BEYONCÉ SLAYS! Anyone can slap on a ton of makeup and basically sing horribly and amuse millions. Just saying'.
Admittedly she is a good singer, but I've never felt she was as talented as her "goddess" praises fans proclaim. in my opinion she's not even one the most talented of her generation.
Definition of tasteless pop garbage. And her fans are literally the worst.
They're not overrated. I mean yes in the way that they didn't create hard rock or heavy metal and people give them a lot of praise for that. But also no because they are a top 5 best bands of all time. Not the best though. To the guy below me me, there is an actual list of all the songs they "stole". It's a lot by the way and I agree Stairway isn't one of them.
Actually, Led Zeppelin stole a minority of their songs. Their best ones are either falsely accused of being copied, or their own works. Stairway to Heaven and Heartbreaker come to mind. The band was a great band and is not overrated because they had such a monumental impact on music now.
Led Zeppelin is very bad band, always plagiarising and no originality and people like this excuse of a band.
Extremely overrated and over played only some songs are good but most of them suck
I think when all music is considered, AC/DC is pretty good. BUT! Whenever people mention rock from the 70s and 80s, AC/DC is SO loved. When it comes to back in those days, I think many other guitarists are better. There are also way better drummers and better lyrics. One of the things I do like are the bagpipes, and I like them a lot. But just because I like them, doesn't mean I won't admit they're overrated.
Actually, they're overrated. I think they wrote only 2-3 good songs, they are a great band to know rock, but after that there are many others musicians better than them, with greater riffs and melodic lines (not only the "aa" of Thunderstruck).
The most overrated hard rock act of all time. I turn off the radio whenever one of their songs comes on.
They were the best band ever, but everything after Back in Black isn't real ACDC.
My Chemical Romance is, like, amazing. They have pure talent. They play their own instruments, and don't have just one drum beat or guitar line. Especially their bassist, who has some of the best bass lines I have ever heard. And to ShallowCal, the Beatles suck. They have no talent at all. I would actually put the Beatles for number one as the most overrated artist. The Beatles have no talent. The Beatles are overrated. The Beatles are not artistic. The Beatles cannot spell correctly. The Beatles suck. Metallica is amazing. My Chemical Romance's songs come deep down from the heart. Their instrumentals are amazing. And if you don't believe me, search My Chemical Romance-Teenagers on YouTube and listen for the the bass line. I guarantee that it is amazing. If you don't think so, I suggest you go see an ear doctor coase you're probably going deaf or something.
Nice opinion on My Chemical Romance, but The Beatles don't suck. They are superior!
This band is not artistic, they suck. How can you people say that zeppelin, hendrix, and avenged are overrated they're great? The beatles are great, but I can see where you're coming from since everyone always says they're the best. As for Metallica, Lars Ulrich needed pro tools to keep him on time.
Eh... when it comes to the emo wannabe quartet (Green Day, Panic, Fall out Boy, and My Chemical Romance), I'd say these guys are the most underrated. They've only had one huge, the fanbase isn't anywhere as powerful, and they have quality to back it up.
My chemical romance is awesome! Yes they have made some pretty bad songs, but I can name a few songs that were legends. (Saying that there older work was better
These guys are the definition of overrated let’s be honest the only reason they are relevant is from the nostalgia from when they were on Disney Channel. Nothing sets them apart from other groups and their music is mediocre in my opinion. Deservedly in the top spot.
by the way overrated doesn’t always mean that the artist is bad for example the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Eminem are on this list despite massive critical acclaim and tons of fans. They are examples of good artists that are overrated to an extent. The Jonas Brothers however, are both overrated and bad.
Yeah, you people hate Kurt Cobain and Eminem and Metallica and all of those great people? Tell me, what's so great about the Jonas Brothers? Beep, nothing. They have been making mediocre music for WAY too long, I'm fed up, all the straight guys are fed up, they're only going on because Disney-addict girls love them and gay people love their skinny jeans. Period. They SUCK. Please disappear, guys.
These comments are so dumb. You would rather have a forgotten teen boy band most people abroad haven't even heard of on of the list than Metallica, Eminem or The Beatles, who are the most famous artists of their genres and overshadow many others. Maybe you just confuse overrated with bad.
While they are definitely overrated, the Jonas Brothers shouldn't really be on this list. The list is about the most overrated MUSICIANS. These guys are just a product of marketing, just like Myley Cyrus, GLEE and all that other crap and as such I don't really consider them musicians.
They are good but brought nothing new to music! Rap & Rock? Run DMC did the first mega rap rock hit with Walk this way! which fused both genres perfectly! Rap & Metal? again no! bands like korn were doing rap metal a few years before them! yet their fans give them all the credits for it! they do have some good music but nothing classic! their fans overrate tem toom much!
I don't get why they are higly acclaimed! Their music is good but average nothing iconic or legendary! In few years they will be almost forgotten!
Linkin Park is On EVERU 'good' list. These talentless hacks should be nowhere near the Top 50 in any 'Best' list. They are overpraised and deserve a billion times more recognition than what they are supposed to get. They are awful at all costs and the most overrated thing ever made in mankind. 0/10
Voted over classics like the Pixies and the Grateful Dead on my list. Why?
Let me explain to you why she's overrated (This is my opinion if you disagree that's fine)
1. Her singing is not that good a
Why do I say that well its because of two reasons. The first reason is because her vocal style is very predictable this mostly applies to her country songs but some of her pop songs are like this two she would start ofd at around mid lever then after each verse her vocals would get higher (she tries to anyway) and a lot of her songs are like this I wouldn't mind this if the songs were good but they aren't. The second reason is her vocal range she only has around 2 Octaves and as a result she can't hit very high notes and as a result her vocals aren't that good.
2. Most of her songs are about the same subjects.
Also of her songs are usally about her breaking up with one of her many boyfriends or her bragging about something or her saying she doesn't care about her haters even though she clearly does because if she didn't then why the hell ...more
It's one thing to be a musician, but be a little creative. And creative is one thing she's NOT. It seems like all she ever sings about are break ups and constantly comparing herself to popular people, and nothing else, which gets kinda boring after a while. She is NOT creative AT ALL when it comes to her music.
Snakelor uses feminism to promote her own album sales whilst simultaneously taking down other women who don't immediately agree with her. Despite this she is hailed by her fans as a feminist queen, which is the opposite of what she really is. She can't even hold one note for longer than two seconds and constantly plays the victim.
This uncreative, greedy bitch deserves to be higher in the list, like the top 5's. But also, why are the Beatles, HEART, AND Coldplay all in the top 10's of this list? The music of all 3 of these bands have more good morals, hard work, and inspiring themes that are eternal! Taylor Swift is just a jealous, greedy blonde bimbo that "writes" nothing but songs about her moaning and crying over being dumped by her ex-boyfriends, which is very clichéd, overused, and has no theme to it. What makes this situation even worse is that she keeps beating the dead horse by repeatedly "writing" this overused, boring music every time she releases a new album to the public, just like her "1989" album. However, on the other hand, The Beatles, Heart, and Coldplay all follow the opposite of everything Taylor Swift does to write their music, and guess what, the songs and albums of all 3 of these bands don't overuse the same concept and theme, doesn't bring up anything sad or ...more
Screw whoever put this here, this band is amazing.
And whoever said that most of Coldplay's songs sound similar has no clue what they're talking about. Each album has it's own unique sound.
Most of the songs sound VERY similar! Not much variance and lyrics are a bit sappy. I figure most all fans are women and the men who like them may bat for the other team.
What the hell? Coldplay is far from overrated. I love this band. Why do people love Justin Bieber and all that other crap we have today?
WRONG! Coldplay deserve all the fame. Their songs are all different and have great lyrics. - astroshark
most overrated singer of the decade
I don’t see what’s so good about her. I’ve listened to her best song bad guy and don’t know what’s good about it.
Many like this band but this band annoys me a lot
Totally agree, his singing awful, he made rap music mediocre, and he is among the most narcicistic human ever! Most of his so called great accomplishment are self-proclaimed! A great artist doesn't consider him or herself great! They just are!
This guy thinks he's some kind of deity. He is regularly the weakest on his own songs.
Lift Yourself is the greatest song ever, what are you on about?
Dumb and crazy
Idc what you say about him I’m not a fan of him but cannot deny his skill. His rhymes and creative or word play is insane. Not the most overrated because some of his albums are underrated but yes some of his albums are bad
"Best rapper ever? " That's just insulting. Eminem had 3 good albums and a sub-par one, so he's the best. Meanwhile rappers like Nas and LL Cool J get swept under the rug because this guy hogs the spotlight. Andre 3000 is a better rapper than Eminem, Nas is a better rapper than Eminem, and J. Cole is a better rapper than Eminem. I've also seen people say the Recovery is better than My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. What a joke. MBDTF was amazing, while Recovery would earn itself the proper Grammy if "Let Down Of The Decade"
72? Queen at 16? I cannot go to any music lists without seeing these annoying Eminem fans. I rate this sexist and homophobic excuse for a rapper 0/10.
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To me, they are the best rap band I heard in a while, but yes they are overrated
This has no talent at all, they can't write their own songs, they do autotune, they use loop every choruses, famous because of the looks, over played at the radio which makes their garbage stuck in peoples' heads and the Idiot named Niall thinks he can play the guitar if he can just strum a 3-chord song which is very easy for 6 year old kid, he bought a Gibson Les Paul I bet that guitar was crying for a real guitarist and they make ugly synth beats.
Come on lets be honest. These guys are totally overrated. There are much better bands out there than 1D. They are only popular because of their looks and the kids and pre teens who worship them. They aren't that good people. Not compared to many other bands. I'll respect Simon Cowell for putting them together because the man does know how to get the most income, even if it isn't talent based.
So overrated. They don't really have good talent but of course they had to win the X Factor because all the girls had to vote him from their boyish looks. Even worse, they went to North America which then got really annoying. How is One Direction even 96 on this list? They should be in the top 10!
From the moment they released their first album, I was automatically NOT on board with One Direction. Their fans are SO annoying and their talent might as well be featured on Kids T.V. rather than in the music business. But then again, they're actually better than a lot of stuff on the top 40..
Michael jackson is not overrated
Vocally he is a bit overrated but the with rest he is unbeatable!
Ariana is so overrated it hurts. She's so bad at singing! She sounds like a dying cat and a dog whistle remixed into a voice. And poor Ariana was "blessed" with such a high and screechy voice. Everyone loves her for no reason I can identify. She only had a temporary acting gig and became slightly inappropriate and "attractive". I say she is way too loved for no reason.
I enjoy like 2 songs from her, but this whiny, ultra soft voice is just boring. Her fans are delusional, almost as bad as Beyoncé's fans.
Ariana has overstayed her welcome in the music industry. A talented voice is not the only thing you should have, but she relies on that and makes overproduced pop music that's bland and kind of boring.
I just want to shove her down a garbage truck. Her stupid voice is so annoying and whiny. She sings like she sucked the entire air out of a balloon. I hate her. Yea Arianators, come at me
You people are nuts to make out U2 as more overrated than One Direction, Taylor Swift, and Beyonce.
I mean, U2 makes (or, depending on your opinion, made) good MUSIC. There's a reason they were the most powerful band in the world after The Unforgettable Fire until Nirvana released Nevermind, and it's not a hard reason to see.
Are you kidding me?!? How can they be overrated if they've got Bono
Only guitarist famous for not really doing much, hopeless
The Edge doesn't play guitar as much as he plays pedals.
She's more appeareance tham music talent because of her and Elvis well at least he had a good voice, they made appeareance more relevant than music talent Yuck!
Has everybody getting tired of her new songs and performance? Well, so do I because she bores the hell outta me. Another thing is that she made the people of Colorado mad at her for bringing fake guns, which means that they had a fear of gunfiring just like the movie theater while watching Dark Knight Rises!
She might have an irritating media persona, but her music is certainly not overrated. Allright her last couple of albums haven't been that good. But there are hardly any better dance records than Ray of Light and Confessions on a Dancefloor.
She was great in the 80s but today there's nothing really good coming out.
I hate Beliebers, they only like him for his looks and not his music. Music is the whole point, things aren’t all just about looks. And no, Justin is not cute or hot, and his music sucks.
He was never a good guy with fans, I guess he's better today but his singing got worst, just autotune in studio and live performances!
Fullwalking2 100,000,000,000,000,000,000+ do not hate Justin Bieber now please plan your funeral, plan your funeral songs, do you want to be buried or cremated? Do you believe in the afterlife or are you an atheist. Fullwalking2 R.I.P. you Bieber hater.
This guy(if he is one) has absolutely talent. He relies on autotune and lip syncs when he performs live. He abuses many people including his own fans. Definitely the most overrated.
The one thing that bugs me about Mariah is her inability to make a consistent album. Somebody needs to watch over her while she's making these albums, because you don't put a super upbeat song, then a sad emotional ballad, then another upbeat dance jam, and then a mid tempo just at the start of the album! Her songs are great as stand-alone songs, but trying to listen through her albums is very hard. I also think she lacks emotion in her ballads, a lot of the time I find her ballads very boring and unfinished, and I actually love good ballads. Boyz II Men, Brian McKnight, Nicole Scherzinger, James Ingram, Peabo Bryson, Whitney Houston, all of these artists have made some great ballads. They have the right amount of emotion where they can make you just feel it in your soul, and even get emotional. Mariah does not have that. She's much better at making upbeat songs, or sexy songs. Ballads are not for her. Sometimes her voice even cracks in her more recent ballads, no thanks!
I don't like a single song. I don't know why poeple like her maybe because of her huge ass
Boring songs with nothing to them
He's one of those rappers who doesn't say he's the best or pretends. Plus points because he's a meme. But any rapper who makes cash like that gets a vote from me.
In My Feelings s overhated but he gets hate but he also gets way too much fans too so therefore he overrated.
He's now the most successful musician ever. This is sad - Unnamed Google User Remade
He's such a bubble gum soft rapper and is not even worth listening to.
The first time I saw a band photo of Slipknot I thought they were some Gwar style comedy metal band who were making fun of wannabe-tough guy nu-metal. With the masks and the 9 bands members I thought their was no way this band was serious, it had to be a joke.
But no, they were actually a real band.
In my opinion, Slipknot is not a good band. But somehow, everybody is talking about them. I don't know why- They are very over-rated.
Slipknot are underrated.
Their "best" song Smells Like Teen Spirit is stupid and overplayed. Nirvana has very little good about them and are SO overrated
Their music is really dry and tasteless not much feeling to it. I find it depressing when I listen to their music, in my opinion they are seriously overrated as a band and as musicians. Kurt Cobain is not that great of a guitarist (junkie, tried to commit suicide 5 times by intencional overdose, finally doing it by a shotgun to the head and many other things that caused me a terrible impression), Krist Novoselic is an average bassist (but has a very boring style, doing everything that the guitar does), and then there's Dave Grohl. Out of those three Dave is the only one that has my respect he is an amazing drummer. Nirvana and the rest of the grunge movement killed thrash metal just when it had become popular and had taken down the travesti glam metal movement (this is not intended in an offensive way, I am only supporting my opinion)
Nirvana is the best. Kurt Cobain is great with the grungy vocals, Dave grohl and krist novoselic are great with drums and bass too.
Although half of Nirvana's fans are posers buying Nirvana t-shirt and hitting the streets but when you ask them they say "no I just like the shirt" exc...
Nirvana is not overrated as you think it is. Don't believe in those posers.
If all the people in the world had a good taste in music this wouldn't have been here in this list not even at 47.
I mean, she is good, her voice is nice but nothing EXTRAORDINARY.
She was popular when I was in elementary school, and really don't like her.
She can't even sing!
Her singing voice is incredibly irritating.
Most overrated rapper of all time. No debating. Nas is not really overrated. 2Pac is a legend and is not overrated. Biggie is a little overrated. Jay-Z is overrated now but he used to be a good rapper. Eminem is extremely overrated but he's done his work to be talked about as one of the best, even if I don't enjoy his music. But this guy, Mr. Kendrick Lamar, is about as overrated as it gets. It's one thing to have talent, and lyrics, but if you can't put together a good song with all of that, then I just don't know what is wrong with you. TPAB sounded like a bunch of noises, not music. It had three or so good songs. If he could put those lyrics over better production, maybe he wouldn't be as bad, but his voice is still a problem. His voice sounds like a 12 year old who just got kicked in the vag. He needs to stop that cartoonish crap, especially if he's trying to be lyrical and he wants us to take him seriously.
I don't disagree with what he does, it's good, no need to stress. But I feel like he's over-hyped to the point it's not justifiable anymore. Still, cool dude.
How? Kendrick Lamar composed the Black Panther album, and his old stuff is legendary, especially M.A.A.D. City. He talks about the problems that the African-American community is facing as well as his internal problems that he deals with on a daily basis. His genre is Conscious Rap, and I like it.
How? top 5 of the 2010s easily. DAMN was meh but to pimp a butterfly and m.a.a.d city are fantastuc