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.
How can a band that's not only hated by pretty much everyone, but hasn't been active in years and isn't remember by anyone, be the most overrated music artist? I can understand why Beyoncé is two, but seriously, people... - SwellowV 29 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
Beyoncé is in no way overrated she has great vocals
She is overrated. Try going somewhere without hearing her on the radio or people talking about her. - 3DG20V 5 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.
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
Only guitarist famous for not really doing much, hopeless
He should be #5. People comparing MBDTF and Yeezus to Recovery and MMLP2 lololololol...production isn't everything. - WonkeyDude98
IMMA LETCHU FINISH
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.
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
Vote People! - DuV 4 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
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.
Deals with things in the most obnoxious and childish way
She has one of the worst fandoms with an annoying hypocritical Fanbase. All her songs sound the same and are always on the radio. I don't understand how everyone still loves her.
She should be first on this list. - railfan99V 10 Comments
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
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
Quincy Jones: 'The Beatles were the worst musicians in the world'V 25 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.
Hate this. Barracuda this, Barracuda that, Barracuda c@&*! - MetalGod
Too overrated and Dreamboat Annie is so not #1 on the Greatest albums list - idolangelx13
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
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
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
Glam rock is awful.
Strutter is good... And that's that.
Gene simmons is a huge douchenozzle too
I don't like anything they do. It sounds so generic. Who ever thinks these people are the greatest has no musical taste. Besides, Jared Leto is an Actor, not a Musician. - d3rrick95
Don't like them because they have no talent and they are controlling people somehow with an unknown device, which is why some people are stupid enough to like them. - lukestheman4
More like 30 seconds of fame
They're almost amusing, the music I mean. Leto should have just stuck to being a semi good actor.V 2 Comments
He only made like one song - hiphopgod
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.
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
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.
They suck, they should all die and they have no talent
Overrated and worst. - MikaBeeWall
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
100% overrated but still awesome - spodermanfan1000
She should at least be in the top 15.
How is this so low?
With the most overrated song of all time, Don't Stop Believing. - InsertNameHere
Journey's good though, and yes, I have heard other songs besides Don't Stop Believing - hiphopgod
More like Icona Flop
If you like talent you will hate this band
They were once good, but then they discovered the joys of auto tune and sold out
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
Who ever wrote that is a bitchV 1 Comment
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!
She can't even sing! - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan
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
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
She was so underrated if anything. Take her off this. Her voice and style were unique.
The most overrated chick of all time - DaWyteNight
Hate this slut with a burning passion - RnBLover
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!
Over-rated, over-praised, and WAY over-played. SO sick and tired of them.V 6 Comments
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).
singer is not that good guitar player is average nothing really special. -
SHUT UP!V 2 Comments
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
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
If I hear the song Sugar on the Radio one more time, I will kill myself
Maroon5 is not a big deal at all
Might I ask who overrates Bieber if he is hated by 98% of the world's population. - WonkeyDude98
Exactly. How can someone be overrated if a huge majority of the Internet hates them? - allamassal
This should be first followed by 1D.
This gay guy sucks. I've never liked any of his songs
A person that 100,000,000,000,000,000,000+ people hate is not overrated. - Fullwalking2V 11 Comments
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?
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