Most Overrated Musicians
The Top Ten
I HATE JUSTIN BIEBER. I am a 14 year old girl and most of my friends are obsessed with him, but I don't get it AT ALL. This guy has absolutely NO TALENT, he just qualifies as a singer because a bunch of crazy 10-year-old fan girls wish they had hair like him. I can't even believe he isn't at #1. The JONAS BROTHERS? Really? I haven't even heard of them since 2006. All I can say is, Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby NO!
Not even ten year olds that I know like him. My 10 year old stepsister hates this guy. Well okay she sort of converted into a Bieber hater because of me, but still as long as she likes good music like The Beatles and things like ABBA I'm fine with it. - Anonymousxcxc
I'm a 12-year-old girl. I hate Justin Bieber, Rebecca Black, all those other generic pop singers, Twilight, and I am not a Facebook addict. I am not an attention whore, a fangirl, a prep, an emo, or any sort of bad stereotype. I have friends, a social life and get A's (Yes, I'm Asian. Get over it. ) I don't understand the hype with Justin Bieber. His singing is mediocre. But THE WORST PART IS THE FANGIRLS. ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY CRITICIZE ANY OTHER FORM OF MUSIC UNRELATED TO JUSTIN BIEBER.
I don't know why he is not at the top in the list? Maybe because he is new and bands like Linkin Park, evanescence, breaking benjamin are not at their prime. His real fan base are silly girls who don't know anything about the music but just like his childish face. He is just a four day wonder and soon will be at the top of the list
GOD I hate himV 66 Comments
Here whole career is based on her ass and looks. All her vocals sound the same and married Jay- Z (the most overrated rapper of all time ) to stay famous. She is talented but is famous for the wrong reasons.
Yes, she is overrated. Because she is more popular with her big butt and her relationship with than with her voice and music. She is always in panties, with open legs.
...And sometimes, when she dance she jumps and tumbles as possessed, metal hen in rut.
No noteworthy contribution to the arts. Crazy in love? A sample from The Chi-Lites' 1970 song "Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)", used as the song's horn hook. Bootylicious? Seriously? Halo written by One Republic's Ryan Tedder. Total aesthetic appeal compensating for any true artistic value.
All of my friends absolutely LOVE her, and I'm just standing there, thinking about making some new friends.
Also, someone said on a YouTube comment, that Beyonce is trying to replace Michael Jackson as the best entertainer of all time, and honestly, I agree with that person 100%.
She is mediocre and I'm trying to be nice. Her voice is limited, very! Yes she does write her own songs but they are all about the same thing, not much creativity there. It's not like we have not heard songs with these type of lyrics before and from far better talented artists, like Linda Ronstadt, Stevie Nicks, Kate Bush. There are way to many female artists who write with more creativity and thought. If her fans were not so young maybe they would get a true ear on music and listen to more and find out she is very mediocre compared to many artists in music history and show some respect. Very limited with guitar playing, as well. Very little cords she can play. Sorry, but I expect truly great artists to be well versed and sing with a greater range and play instruments that they truly play with craftsmanship by practicing for a long, long period of time. She is what she is and that is nothing even close to Linda Ronstadt, Kate Bush, Annie Lennox, Joan Baez, and even Judy Collins. That ...more
Am I the only one who thinks this girl is a poor role model? Let's start with a couple of her songs.
"Mean" basically says people can't change. If they're a bully their just mean, screw the reasons they're mean. And you can't change because "all your ever going to be is mean"
"Blank Space" basically tells all guys are jerks and they'll never find the right guy.
Now let's talk about Taylor Swift's personality.
Does she have to be overdramatic and have to make a big deal out of everything?
She made a big deal when her dancers CHOSE to dance for Katy Perry. She sues people for mentioning her.
Let's not forget how she stole copyright from her photographer.
And publicity and media makes her look like this sweetheart. People actually buy it and actually look up to this freak.
I'm sorry but not only does she have no talent, she's the most overrated in general. She's not that good of a person. Dare I say she's kind of a bad person. - AnnaOfArendelle332
This girl cannot stay on key to save her life. She should be a song-writer with co-writers (b/c without them all her songs sound the same) but NOT "sing". However, she is a brilliant business woman as was writing young women on Facebook to be friends when she was just getting started. She knows how to sell her brand and get many people overlook her horrid voice. She is talented but not vocally. VERY overrated.
Shes not good.V 32 Comments
A very below average vocal range. If she tried to be a singer in the 40's or 50's she would have trouble getting a job sweeping a recording studio let alone singing in one.
She's a mediocre singer who uses shock value to draw attention to herself and to distract from her lack of talent. I don't understand why people like her.
She's in her fifties now and she's still using shock value to draw attention. Madonna if you're reading this, GROW UP! You're 56 years old. You can't keep this up forever you know!
Time to retire love, your not that good.V 9 Comments
Anybody who says Kurt Cobain's music is terrible because of his voice or his guitar-playing does not understand the essence of grunge. Yes, his voice wasn't the best, and he did damage it often by how passioantely he sang on stage, but grunge is about the darker, less pitch perfect side of humanity, it's not about hitting all those notes, which is why it appeals to so many teenagers and outsiders sick of being told they're imperfect. His guitar chords WERE simple but that's why they're memorable, at a time when everybody was striving for complexity--complex guitar solos and complex lyrics and complex structures--Kurt kept it simple, and it was the best thing he could do. Frankly, simpler is better than the technical and grandiose, those are the things that survive time.
All the time, I see him on lists of great guitarists and being one of the best guitarists ever. He was never even that good of a guitarist. He knew it too! He would say all the time that he wasn't that great of a player. His solos were sloppy and not that unique, his riffs were repetitive, his clean and acoustic stuff was just too simple, and not to mention that he screwed up about every show!
I'm sorry but this guy in the top 25 of Rolling stones top 100 guitarists and Slash not in top 100, somethings messed up, I respect him, but the hype around how good he is is way too big, there best song is not the crowning achievement in rock, all they did was make Grunge popular, which isn't even that good of music
Oh yes he's very overrated - MetalWorldOrderV 43 Comments
She's the biggest copycat in the world! She's has money and sucess just because she has copied the Queen of Pop!
The theatrics - meat wearing, semi-nudity and costume gimmicks cover up an average voice and pretty uncomplicated compositions. Yes she has talents (classically trained pianist) but so what? She doesn't seem to use her talents in the slightest.
Personally, I don't understand the high praise she endlessly gets. Most of her songs range from the perfectly fine (Alejandro, Born This Way) to utterly atrocious and unlistenable (Bad Romance). Her extravagant persona is far more alive and interesting than the music she produces. That is all you need to know. - Mrveteran
"OH SHE'S A MADONNA CLONE"
Because eccentric taste and style is awful. Also, stfu about your traditional values of "purity" and "revealing fashion". - Swellow
Led Zeppelin Is over this clown?
what this guy sing is all about gangsta and some nonsense stuff
I wouldn't consider he rap because It's like he was just talking the lyric
Those guy who said Led aren't good must not know what rock is voting Led Zeppelin instead of others
I'm not even born around 60's 70's or 80, s
but I love Led Zeppelin
Better than sellout marketing artist these day
and Eminem is the man dude
He really raps somethin meaning full
not just making fun of someone else
those who vote eminem must listen just 2 songs of him
never listen to Like Toy Soldier? Hailey's song? Mockingbird? My Daddy's gone crazy? Lose Yourself? Beautiful? and so on
He's not making fun at all
actually he really rap
These should be voted
The Jonas Brothers
Fall Out Boy
people who commented and vote for a7x, 30seconds to mars, slipknot and linkin park you SUCK...! don't vote them becase they are popular.. they will never get overrated to us.. True music lovers... 50 cent, solja guy or whatevr they are music eaters... dnt call them mussians... justin kid, miley cyrus, rihanna, michel jaka... etc... can they sing... - skt
50 cent is just so great...His lyrics are dope and his first Album went platinum to tell u how great he his...He should be part of the top 5...This is insulting
Hip hop / rap was cool in the 80s. Then it got annoying real fast except the more abstract & soulful stuff no one knows aboutV 8 Comments
I admire her talent, but the part coming with her job is the part where you have to respect your fellow musicians. She basically dissed Ariana Grande for being compared to her, hates on Eminem (One of the biggest rappers of all- time, and pretend Nicki Minaj isn't alive. I'd suggest that you don't diss on people who have a lot of fans, have had a number 1 song in the past 5 years and can come up with something other than a remix of a Christmas song that gets played on the radio every Christmas Eve. I love your music, you just have to pull yourself together!
All I can say is go and listen to vision of love and try to sing it you would do good at first but after maybe two or three minutes into the song and a couple of 3 or 4 or 5 octaves your voice will start to get tired and run out of breath and gasping for air Mariah Carey vision of love song is a hard song to sing can't nobody sing the song the difficulty of the song is just way to powerful especially the studio version it was enhanced and the live version is hard and difficult to sing as well Mariah Carey vision of love song, nobody will never master that song while singing it it's way to hard to sing along to.
Know one thing. This site is FULL of jealous Eminem stans. They trash EVERY single person that Eminem has ever had beef with. And upvote Eminem nonstop.
Just have a look at the best songs of all time and all the supposed Eminem songs. Compare that to any credible publication and it's a complete joke.
You would think if a musician was a good influence they would inspire positivity in others. But quite a bit of Eminem fans (at least many of the ones on this site) cannot keep an open mind towards people that Eminem has had conflicts with.
Mariah Carey is the best singer of this generation. She briefly dated Eminem. Eminem dissed her and his fickle fanbase is hating on her just for the diss song "The Warning" and the Obsessed music video.
Why are you stans so angry?
Mariah belongs nowhere on this list. Remember the only reason is Eminem fans.
Shes the sexiest overrated musician - DaWyteNightV 7 Comments
This clown sucks! He got booed off the stage at bonaroo, his lyrics suck, he's a whiny little prick. He repeats his lyrics because he's a terrible song writer.
Why the hell are Led Zeppelin, Nirvana (Kurt Cobain, Bono, U2, Eminem even on this list. The people who are voting to put these people with actually talent are thick and uneducated. They haven't listened to good music.
I almost doesn't get worse than Lil Wayne. Dumb thoughtless unlyrical hip-pop. Not to mention the fact that lollipop is one of the worst songs ever made - Chris-1
Definitely the worst popular hip-hop artist of all time. Makes me wanna kill myself.
Why the hell is KURT COBAIN number three?V 16 Comments
Eminem is one of the greatest rappers Ever period no more no less. Other rappers are just jealous of his flow and awesome rhymes
Eminem is probably one of the most overrated rappers of all time. Sure, his flow and lyrics are awesome, but many of his fans treat him as the omnipotent god of hip-hop. Just go to ant top ten list on this site that is rap-related (and even some lists that are not rap-related) and you will see him in the #1 spot. His first few albums were great, but Encore and the albums that followed were kind of mediocre. His newer songs are mainly popular since they have popular singers like Rihanna sing the hook, and they appeal more to the pop music that would normally not enjoy hip-hop. While I still think he is a cut above lame rappers like 2 Chainz, he certainly isn't the king of the game, so stop treating him like he is.
Eminem is probably my favorite rapper of all time, but he gets WAY too much attention, especially with his mediocre newer songs like Rap God and Detroit vs. Everybody. Also, this isn't the top 10 WORST musicians, this is the top 10 MOST OVERRATED musicians. Justin Bieber is NOT overrated. Everybody hates him. Same with Lil' Wayne, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears, and Beyonce.
I don't like him either. But there's no reason to hate him cause he's white. I hate him because he's a self centered jerk always cussing like a sailor and talking about violence. If Eminem was black, Asian, or Native American I'd still hate him The sameV 26 Comments
Bono is above Lil Wayne? You must be joking. - Therater2
If you think he is overrated then you must be biased towards U2. No, he doesn't have the greatest singing voice, but man does this guy have soul. His lyrics that he writes are amazing. I know this comment won't change any minds, but Bono is not an overrated musician. There is a reason they still sell out baseball stadiums and break tour records. It's because people like listening to them. I have a friend who never listened to U2 hardly. He knew a couple songs, but not many. Anyway he won tickets to U2 360 and after the show he called me and said that is the best live concert I have ever seen. Bono is a great artists who loves to make music and loves to help people.
What a double face guy who talks about helping the poor people but wants to see people that sends his pirate merchandise in jail, what an hypocrite! - Juniorxtrm
U2 is a terrible band that had one average album, 30 years ago, the rest well below average. This guy tries too hard to live like a rockstar, all we can do is just laugh and let him do whatever it is he does.V 2 Comments
She cannot sing! Her body sold her music. Now her voice all autotune or electronic
No the Beatles are the best britney sucks
She actually sounded normal in the early 2000s, but now drugs made her sound like a troll.
Her body is NICE but not her music - bigmike137V 2 Comments
Exposed garbadge. Can't rap even if her life depended on it. She sound's like a drunk monkey and a constipated gorilla mixed together. She alway's make's these random ass noises in the middle of a verse. And these weird ass faces. She does nothing but waves her fake a$$ and titties in the air thinking she's getting to Broadway or something. All of her song's make no sense and within 10 seconds of the song will have you pounding your head up against the wall. Her favorite thing to sing about is " stupid hoe's" which is based on one of her songs " stupid hoe" that had me rushing to the hospital because of bleeding from my ear's. I wish she would just leave the hip hop industry alone.
Sure it takes talent to rap like that but it doesn't change the fact that her lyrics make no sense AT ALL. I'm a junior in high school and literraly everyone is obsessed with nicki minaj. Nicki's music it WAY too overrated and she should be nearer to the top of this list.
Her "music" is so incredibly nonsensical, it makes me wanna rip my ears off
Dog dookie supreme!V 15 Comments
This list is complete garbage. Honestly what idiot thinks that Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus are better than Michael Jackson? He's the best musician of all time and is DEFINITELY not overrated. to be honest I'd say he's underrated. People focused on his personal life more than the musician. So first of all haters, he became white because he had a skin disease called Vitiligo which caused white patches on his skin and he used makeup to cover it up. He had nose jobs because the stupid media wouldn't stop bugging him about his "big nose" and when he did get nose jobs, they made fun of him AGAIN. Also, he NEVER molested a child. The idiot who claimed that he did admitted that he was lying and his dad hung himself after MJ died. Coindence? I don't think so. Michael Jackson was the nicest, sweetest, most beautiful human being to walk on Planet Earth. He deserved to be treated way better. People only talk about his flaws which are complete lies considering it all comes down to tabloids. They ...more
No way Michael Jackson should be anywhere near this list. Believe it or not, he did in fact make a huge contribution to music and is also very enjoyable to listen to. His vocal charisma alone takes him out of this spot. Also, Eminem, really? Kurt Cobain? Come on, guys. And you can't be overrated if you're more hated than liked, anyways! (Justin Bieber)
But seriously, get Michael Jackson out of this list and bring in Nicki Minaj (who is below him? ) and company. Have a little respect towards this legend - Donut
His songs sound similar? Not at all! from Heal the world to Dirty Diana, from The lady in my life to Give in to me, from Who is it to Billy jean, from Speechless to Dangerous, I could go on and on, they couldn't be more different! The one who said that his songs sound similar has obviously never listened to Michael's songs.
King of popV 24 Comments
Excuse me, but why is everyone hatin' on Eminem! Just cause ya'll don't like rap and don't understand what real rap is doesn't mean you can just hate on Eminem. He's beast. But Snoop dogg sucks, he doesn't even rap, he just talks without any beat or rythem. - thelegacy
Snoopy is lousy rapper. More interested in young girls than music
All he does is sell himself out. Rapping with crappy artists like Big Time Rush, Jason Derulo, Lil Wayne, and even promoting terrible artists like Wiz Khalifa and Far East Movement. This guy truly is a sellout.
He's funny. I'll give him thatV 3 Comments
some people doesn't know what music is, they listen to her commercial stupid music!
by the way, THE BEATLES here? since Oasis to SOAD, many bands like them, only a retarded would vote for that in this list. LED ZEPPELIN? I bet the people who voted there likes to listen Justin Bieber. METALLICA and KURT COBAIN ahead Justin Bieber? that's stupid! - rock2metal
shocking to believe she isn't higher and should be in the top 10 along with daughtry - idolangelx13
Horrible plastic pop singer... Cheap soulless pop rubbish this is, totally plastic rubbish music... A total insult to the music industry, eek!
Arg - just go away. The stupid spoiled whore thing is getting so very old...V 15 Comments
I have never really like Chris brown my sister does but I think he is just another black guy trying to sing
He shouldn't even be counted as musician!V 1 Comment
You're a tone-deaf moron, in addition to having no understanding of the words "soul" or "emotion" if you are unable to recognize, let alone fathom, Janis Joplin's gift.
Admittedly raw and a bit pitchy in the earlier years, her voice matured in the years preceding her death.
Problem is, ignorami such as yourself have been listening to pure crap produced since the mid-eighties, and think music was invented by your vapid generation.
Her voice isn't even pleasant - Flicka3Boom
Drug addict talentless chick
She had a good voice and awesome potential. Though she did little. She didn't write her songs, and died young. She could have done more, though she didn't.
Overrated? A lot. She essentially did nothing.
Bad? Not at all. She had a great voice, and was a good singer.
He's just a regular human. I wouldn't even call him an artist
Always praising himself instead of working on his own music. That's just stupid.
The guy isn't really an artist, just a douche.
Stop it he isn't that bad he's good or I say the best...SORRY for this pathetic joke he should at least be on number... F___ U kanye west you are the biggest jerk ever...V 7 Comments
He is only the second of your worst "musicians" that even usually plays an instrument. I expected to see people who were overrated at playing a musical instrument. This basically looks just like the Top Ten most overrated singers list. Garth may be overrated as a guitar player but that's not his strength anyway. His singing, showmanship, and songwriting are what made him famous.
Garth can be credited with one thing... He is hugely responsible for turning true down-to-earth country music into what it is today... A pandering pop-influenced. Adding insult to injury was his annoying pop twang singing which has gone on to be used by every country music hack since. The guy essentially ruined country music.
Overrated piece of crap. ONE if you have been in the business for 20-30 years and someone can count the number of good songs you've made on one hand your not that great. TWO he doesn't write most of his songs. and THREE the only reason people like him is because he's a marketing genius. ill give him that it takes a genius to sell complete and utter crap
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