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.
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. - Alkadikce
They are not overrated as everybody knows that they are Flops
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. - 3DG20V 33 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 good but there is no denying that she is quite overrated
Yes she is pretty and used it... has a perfect PR
Beyonce might be pretty but she hasn't done anything in the past couple of years with her music other than sell her sex appealV 8 Comments
Bono is a pretentious poseur and his vocals are so overwrought that I wonder if he is ready to burst into tears-crocodile tears
I think they are overhated, if anything. - Misfire
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.V 3 Comments
Way overrated,I cannot stand him anymore
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
Anyone with any taste KNOWS the Rolling STones are so much better and just as old and groups just a couple years after like the Who, Queen, Nazareth etc are SO much better technically. John lennon was a disgusting narcissist who preached peace while beating his wife and leaving his first son out of his life. He was Gross. And is immortalized as some martyr, just what he would have wanted.
Okay people listen up the Beatles and Led Zeppelin?
They aren't of this era. Their music was true music. Rest of the artisits here use Auto tune. Like all of them. They didn't have that. They didn't have your electronic pre defined beats. They made them. They shaped the music as it is today.
Get them first. - Userguy44
Enough saidV 33 Comments
THESE GUYS ARE SO TALENTED AND SO UNDERRATED THEY NEED TO BE TAKEN OFF OF THIS LIST!
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 betterV 4 Comments
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 doesn't deserve to be hereV 4 Comments
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
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
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.V 11 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!
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.. - shiftaltkey
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.
Really? This is below My Chemical Romance? Who is amazing by the way. This band is horribly bad and are extremely autotuned. Don't play instruments nor do they write their own songs. AND ARE ONLY LOVED FOR LOOKS :/V 25 Comments
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.
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
Soulless emo-pandering garbage - xandermartin98V 4 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
But they're not overrated? I would say underrated - Userguy44
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@&*! - MetalGodV 1 Comment
His mom named this dude after the man who created the song baby when he was born, that says it all really about his bad family and his bad antics and singing - Morefunthanfun
This should be first followed by 1D.
A person that 100,000,000,000,000,000,000+ people hate is not overrated. - Fullwalking2
This gay guy sucks. I've never liked any of his songsV 11 Comments
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. - shiftaltkey
I like her music but still find her a tad bit overrated. - allamassal
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 voiceV 6 Comments
Michael jackson is not overrated
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. - shiftaltkey
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
How? top 5 of the 2010s easily. DAMN was meh but to pimp a butterfly and m.a.a.d city are fantastuc
She's overrated, but I like to hear her sing. - shiftaltkey
100% overrated but still awesome - spodermanfan1000
I can't think of any artist who has overstayed her welcome more than her. She never had the greatest singing voice, but she used to have good songs and was sexy while still being classy. Now, she walks around half naked and makes music that is borring, repetitive, annoying, or some combination of the above. How could she go from making good songs like "Take a Bow," "Don't Stop the Music," "Unfaithful," and "Russian Roulette" to making garbage like "Birthday Cake," "Pour It Up," "Bitch Better Have My Money," and "Needed Me"? Rihanna has been in the music industry too long, and she has little to offer people anymore than horrible songs and attempts at trying way too hard to be sexy.
The problem with this band is that they think they're so edgy, but they're really only appealing to the white girl who thinks she's edgy but really not. This sort of alternative rap-rock could've been pretty good, but they catered to the most suburban audience I can think of. - shiftaltkey
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 bestV 3 Comments
Overrated on this site, underrated in the real world. - Misfire
On this site, she is near, if not at, the top on many best music artists lists, but hardly anyone else has even heard of her. - allamassal
What is the thing
She's so overrated here on the top tens, that it's not even funny.V 3 Comments
I don't hate 'em its just that I don't care about their music...by the way R.I.P. was a very good album even though I've listened to only half the songs on it...I really wanted to like this band but the vocalist just wears me out.. - Arhaan95
No way they are overrated.
This band used to good... - shiftaltkey
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 clocksV 4 Comments
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
They are good - Userguy44
Glam rock is awful.
Strutter is good... And that's that.
Gene simmons is a huge douchenozzle too
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Admittedly I don't know them too well, but just judging their most popular stuff, I really don't get what people like about them. It all feels so boring and unimaginative, even beginning to argue they even play in the same league as The Beatles seems so completely delusional to me.
His stuff is really hit or miss for me personally, and his lyrics are really corny as hell. But I will say great voice though.
This shouldn't even be on the list. He was one of the best music artists of all time. Sadly some stupid person treated him badly and Michael died. - MasterCreepy
Pretends he is on the moon and is walking on it when he's clearly not. FRUAD - Morefunthanfun
He's good but not the best!V 6 Comments
Her "music" makes me want to barf
She was popular when I was in elementary school, and really don't like her. - shiftaltkey
She can't even sing! - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan
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!
He only made like one song - hiphopgod
I see so many people always say "Queen's underrated because people only know the big hits."
Thing is: That is true for just any band ever. By that definition, every band would be underrated. Every band got some gems hiding in their discography people don't know. I mean, you all know The Beatles' Hey Jude and Let It Be, but what about Here, There and Everywhere or Happiness is a Warm Gun? That's not how it works: If a band is well known and hailed for it, they are not underrated. Period.
I love Queen but people only know like 4 of their songs. And Freddie Mercury is not the best singer ever. Brian May is not the best guitarist ever. John Deacon is not best bassist ever. And I hate how people think "uniqueness" is some argument as to why they're the best. Look at any praised band from the 60s-70s. Look at the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, etc. Stop trying to act like Queen is the most influential band of all time. Stop trying to act like they're the only unique band.
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 - MontyPythonV 9 Comments
Ok screw whoever put this on here. Guns N' Roses is pretty good. - shiftaltkey
Overrated and worst. - MikaBeeWall
She should at least be in the top 15.
How is this so low?
Presenting... the worst
Journey's good though, and yes, I have heard other songs besides Don't Stop Believing - hiphopgod
With the most overrated song of all time, Don't Stop Believing. - InsertNameHere
His 2018 hits all went straight to #1 on the Hot 100 despite not really being that good, and In My Feelings is god-awful but has been #1 for 9 weeks. - allamassal
He's such a bubble gum soft rapper and is not even worth listening to.
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
More like Icona Flop
Overrated in what?
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