Most Overrated Music Artists
The Top Ten
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.
Who the hell put Eminem on this list? Eminem is the ' king of rap.
Eminem is extremely overrated, but no one said he was bad, in fact, that and overrated are two completely different things. You could love something and still find it overrated. - 3DG20
Eminem is okay, 50 Cent was a soldier, Led Zepplin was alright, Metallica is awesome, and The Jonaas Brother suck. Not as bad as Justin Bieber or Miley 'Cryus' but just bad enough my ears bleed.
Who still cares about them? - RogerWatersfan1999V 30 Comments
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
Beyonce might be pretty but she hasn't done anything in the past couple of years with her music other than sell her sex appeal
Too overrated for a person who shows more skin than real music
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.V 6 Comments
I very like this band. But rock is not just Led Zeppelin!
No doubts! Led Zeppelin is the most overrated artist in my opinion.
It's been proven that they stole most of their music - the good ones came from old blues
The only people that like them were born in the 60's the only reason the listen is to feel young again - justiceriethV 1 Comment
No. The Beatles worked hard to get where they are now. RIP Lennon and Harrison. - IronSabbathPriest
No way! I bet every negative comment on here came from someone who has never listened to any of their albums. I'm just saying, don't judge unless u actually know who they are and the songs they made. They were great songwriters working together to make hit after hit and they shouldn't be considered overrated at all.
Calling something overrated isn't a negative thing. It just means they get a lot of praise. - 3DG20
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. - dianajorge2
The Beatles made good music, but too many people look at them like gods or that they are the best. Therefor they are overrated.V 27 Comments
Are you kidding me?!? How can they be overrated if they've got Bono - hyrbid249
The Edge doesn't play guitar as much as he plays pedals.
Their are more overrated bands than U2. They are to high on this list. - Userguy44
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. - Aaronardo
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.
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 - christangrant
Deals with things in the most obnoxious and childish way
So overratedV 11 Comments
Lift Yourself is the greatest song ever, what are you on about?
He should be #5. People comparing MBDTF and Yeezus to Recovery and MMLP2 lololololol...production isn't everything. - WonkeyDude98
IMMA LETCHU FINISH
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! - TristGamer
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. - shallowcal
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
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. - ProPandaV 3 Comments
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! - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan
Boring songs with nothing to them
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!
Desperate to relive glory days...
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's so overrated here on the top tens, that it's not even funny. - RogerWatersfan1999
On this site, she's the most overrated person ever. Outside of TTT, no one knows who she is. - naFrovivuS
Good Singer But Very Very Very Very Very Very Very OVERRATED. And I Know What I Said. SHE'S OVERRATED - 12cc
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.
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?
Really the only reason I voted for Coldplay is because they stole a tune from bloody Pokemon of all places on their song clocks
WRONG! Coldplay deserve all the fame. Their songs are all different and have great lyrics. - astrosharkV 3 Comments
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!
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.
One Direction has the most insensitive, closed minded fanbase. Along with that their songs are simplistic, redundant, and frankly not worth anyone's time. Girls follow this "band" based on their appearance and the fact that other people do it. Honestly, move on.
They can't even play an instrument! All of their songs are
Made with Auto Tune
Edited with Auto Tune
Looped by Auto Tune
Approved by Auto Tune
Seriously. Nothing more to say. - MChkflaguard_Yt
Voted over classics like the Pixies and the Grateful Dead on my list. Why? - InsertNameHere
They're a bit overrated and deserve to be at a higher spot on this list..
This band is too overrated WAY TO OVERRATED! - spodermanfan1000
i'm glad uV 4 Comments
Katy Perry can't sing and her songs are boring and generic. At least Rihanna makes some catchy songs that get stuck in your head in a good way. Katy's songs just annoy the heck out of you or just leave you with no impression at all because of how boring they are. If it weren't for her enormous breasts, nobody would care about her. Don't no straight guy like katy perry for her voice/music! Right from the start with that piece of crap I Kissed a Skank, I knew this girl was a joke and a waste of space. She even sold out for her fame. - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan
Katy should not be in this list!
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.
Has SUCH a whiny voice
She does have an amazing voice I admit, but her songs aren't even that good. She doesn't deserve this much praise. - TheFourthWorld
The queen of auto-tune.V 4 Comments
If you see most of the music list on top tens they are number 1 - extremely overrated. They had like 3 good songs in 30 years.
Hell yeah they are overrated. It is clear the same person keeps voting for Heart and Ann Wilson mutiple times and want to pretend that they are number one. Have you seen most music critic lists they are never on them. Just check out their 80's and 90's work for why.
But they're not overrated? I would say underrated - Userguy44
Hate this. Barracuda this, Barracuda that, Barracuda c@&*! - MetalGodV 1 Comment
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. - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan
100% overrated but still awesome - spodermanfan1000
He's good but not the best!
Michael jackson is a horrible artist he can't sing and he was a pedophile
Thinks he is all that
Ugly voiceV 2 Comments
Complete garbage. The only song of theirs that's kind of ok is bohemian rhapsody... BUT EVEN THAT DESTROYS A CLASSIC! That's their biggest strike for me. The bohemian rhapsody is one of the all time greatest songs and to remake it the way they did is an atrocity. TheI only true fans are the Starbucks going girls that can't live without an hourly injection of pumpkin spice. There's nothing artistic about moaning into a microphone and whaling.
Mediocre at best. Annoying fan base that thinks they are the best artists alive. Sing about edgy stuff
Mediocre at best
At best, they're mediocre. They don't really have any creativity or uniqueness in their songs, and really try too hard to be edgy and appeal to a "hip" audience.
Their music isn't that good to me. It sounds really bland after a while. Especially songs off Blurryface.
But what makes them overrated is the fans. They treat them like the greatest thing to ever exist because their songs apparently are "relatable." They hold little to no tolerance for people that don't like them (like moi).
Me being as old (and likely older) as most of their fans, I don't see the appeal. They're like a suburban white trash band who got rejected from the club downtown.
So yes, their music isn't the worst, but definitely the most overrated today. - naFrovivuS
Not a BAD band by any stretch of the imagination, but really overrated. Their fan base is terrible. On this site they vote for Metallica in everything, even things like "best riff". Really other riffs are better, but they just vote for Metallica.
Very overrated band. - LedSabbath
Even though I'm not their biggest fan nor I like their most recent albums I gotta say that their haters are as annoying as their fanbase. - Solariser
I am a Metallica FAN, no jokes! When it comes to this list, hell yeah Metallica was a bit overrated. They are all over the other top ten lists mostly because of us, Metallica fans. Yeah, they are really great band with great line up too but most voted them because of their popularity, not to mention lack of knowledge about another bands or field of music.
Metallica is my number 1 favorite band but that doesn't mean they have to be top of the line in every single list. Most Metfan clearly doesn't understand that. Enough said.
By the way, Bieber, Miley Cyrus, 50 Crap should be placed higher, and Eminem is talented, not overrated. - Pyansickness
Once upon a time, they were the greatest metal band in the world. Unfortunately, such is no longer the case. It's a shame how they have fallen and how we still cling so desperately to the remains of a once-great metal monster.
Good Band. Just way too much overrated. Fan base thinks Metallica are gods. They need to wake up.V 11 Comments
She can't even sing! - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan
I don't understand how this TALENTLESS can be sooo OVERRATED. She doesn't have a voice! She may be good with acting but she extremely sucks at singing.
Eh, some of her hits are overrated, but she's lowered down on music hits. Her album Cheek to Cheek didn't have any singles, and Till It Happens to You wasn't even a hit either. - Swellow
Sounds the same in every song, he's the overrated male rapper ever,
Truely horrendous but I wanted to vote for the most overrated guitarist of all time- ed Sheehan I haven't played guitar in nearly 4 years and I can play all his songs easily
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)
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.
Why so low? - zxm
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.
She was so underrated if anything. Take her off this. Her voice and style were unique.
Just because she died in that way doesn't mean we need to worship her and act like everything she did was perfect. She's not Jesus after all. - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan
The most overrated chick of all time - DaWyteNight
Hate this slut with a burning passion - RnBLover
Whoever has included A7x on the list doesn't have any clue about this band and their music...I'm not a fan of Avenged Sevenfold but I respect for what they've done and accomplished...These guys are extremely talented there's a not a shade of doubt about that...People just find it cool to hate on 'em even though they've never had a taste of their music...A lot of unjust hate stems solely because of their apparent rabid fan-base and popularity which I reckon is a very silly reason to hate/dislike something..And also the band members are very humble and polite and always care about their fans which is the part of the reason why I appreciate 'em even though I listen to their song once in a while...And as for the musicianship (whether you agree or not) they're among the best bands out there today..Saying that they suck and sound the same in each and every album is being ignorant and ridiculous...They've always been experimental giving each and every album they've released so far some ...more - Arhaan95
One of the most overrated, mediocre bands I've ever had the displeasure of hearing. The only one who even had anything even remotely resembling talent was their drummer, yet even so, he was quite mediocre himself. - ybothermatt
Annoying metalcore generic sound, extremely overrated guitarist, bassist, drummer and singer as well. They are like the pop of metal, annoying as hell.
A disgrace to metal.V 1 Comment
He only made like one song - hiphopgod
Overrated and worst. - MikaBeeWall
Oh, you're saying that Queen is overrated because you only know We are the Champions, Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You, and two others. I tell you, try to listen the entire A Night at the Opera, Queen, or Queen II album. Then, if you still saying they're not the best band ever, come back and vote again.
Definitely overrated. They are only known because of three songs: Bohemian Rhapsody, We will rock you and we are the champions. Most of these so called queen fans have never heard of other songs made by queen. that's because they suck.
Queen is known as one of the best bands ever just because of three songs. They should definitely be higher. Maybe even number one on this list.
Okay, that does it. What gives you the right to judge Queen and the fans in general. You don't know anything about them, so why bother in the first place? Under Pressure, Don't Stop Me Now, Fat Bottomed Girls, Another One Bites the Dust, Somebody to Love, The Show Must Go On, exedra, are all amazing songs. You don't even listen to Queen, so how the hell do you know what they all sound like? And sure there are some Queen fans that have listened to only those three, but they are still fans. And the rest have. Most Queen fans actually listen to the other songs, those three songs are just the most famous. And about only those three songs being they're only famous one, wrong. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" is played in many movies and television shows. You probably have heard it but don't recognize it by it's name. Also, Another One Bites the Dust was going to be used in Rocky III, The Show Must Go On is Nostalgia Critic's theme, Don't Stop Me Now was used in Shaun of the Dead, exedra ...more - MontyPython
Wait. You people. Put. Queen. On. This. List.I. really. Am. Mad. Now.
Queen is the best ever they shouldn't be on this list you bunch of crazies you are voting for them because they are popular not overrated. Wow, that was a mouthful.
By the way,...
I LOVE FREDDIE MERCURY!
No way is queen overrated. they're underrated if anything. people know them by the big hits but I'll bet they haven't heard half of the best queen songs. they'll know them by bohemian Rhapsody, champions and we will rock you but what they should listen to is better and underappreciated songs such as 'the prophets song', 'it's late', 'was it all worth it' and more famous yet somehow forgotten songs like 'the show must go on' and 'spread your wings'. REALLY listen to queen before claiming they're overrated.V 7 Comments
She should at least be in the top 15.
How is this so low?
I do like some of his work because of the relatable factor...I think he's definitely not overrated considering the standard of other rappers these days...Yes, the fans can be really exhausting at times especially on a site like this..All and all he's quite good but claiming him to be the greatest artist of all time is pushing the boundaries of insanity.. - Arhaan95
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. - 445956
To me, they are the best rap band I heard in a while, but yes they are overrated - shawnmccaul22
"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" - hiphopgodV 4 Comments
Overrated in what?
MOST OVERRATED BAND EVER! THEIR MUSIC isn't EVEN PUNK ANYMORE!
We don't think she can sing, we NOW she can sing, possesses a five octave range, and has an emotional, theatrical, and very powerful voice with amazing lyrics written by herself.
Everyone thinks she can sing
He's such a bubble gum soft rapper and is not even worth listening to.
Deserves to be way higher in the list this has ghostwriters isn't even as tough as portrayed Drake Never started from the bottom... degrassi anyone? Plus Frake worships the devil and the fact people think he's a real rapper is a joke and this bitch is the biggest artist out there is pretty sad. - DattKiddGeorge
I never liked their music. Never. Their songs are so annoying and childish when they come on. They're not even catchy! They're just the fifth harmony of the past. No wonder fifth harmony look up to them so much. And this is the group that pushed beyonce in everyone's face and they made sure that beyonce would be the biggest thing out. She's lucky she had her dad doing everything for her in making sure she would blow up, because there are others that don't have anybody helping them and doing everything for them and they don't get as popular or stay around. - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan
As X (82-93) they were an epic bunch of rockstars and way under-rated - their style and sound was unique, something that is hard to find in Japan where everything is so uniform and garbage pop music rules. As soon as they became X Japan, they changed their style and sound and became nothing more than an over-rated mediocre Japanese pop rock band. I think they received way too much attention then and get way too much credit now for all basically. Also HIDE is probably one of the most over-rated guitarists ever.
Of course they are not the best, they're good but not the best in Japan and in the world, very overrated because of their Art Of Life - ronluna
It's like no. 1 on almost every single list, come on they can't be that good! - HenP
In my opinon X Japan should be under the top 5, because they were just "new and hip" so everybody loved them. If Hide hadn�'t killed himself, this band would be a lot less popular nowV 1 Comment
This band really sucks. Their are very popular in this site. On the best progressive albums they have 2#! And in best bands of all time their have... 1#! People what is wrong with you?
Wouldn't call them overrated. Everyone knows they suck.
They suck but Nirvana is no where near as bad as Pixies
More overhated than overrated - wrests
Worst rock band everV 3 Comments
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