Most Overrated Songs by Popular Music Artists That Wrote Better Songs

These music artists are famous for songs that did not define them. They did write music that is good but was drowned out by the songs that used less effort.

The Top Ten

1 Hey Jude - The Beatles
2 Loser - Beck
3 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

Whilst a great song, I think come as you was better.

Heart-shaped Box is my favorite - shawnmccaul22

Good song but people overlook bleach and in utero which had some of nirvana's best work, incesticide was great too

4 Wonderwall - Oasis

I literally cannot stand this song, or the fact that Oasis has written much BETTER songs than this, but nobody knows them because they think of this whenever they think of Oasis! What the hell is wrong with everybody who thinks that songs like "Some Might Say", "Fade In-Out" & "Roll With It" are inept, instead turning their heads towards this stupid song?!?! It's effortless and uninspired, just accept it!

Sugonese hairy nuts

5 We Will Rock You - Queen

Replace this with Bohemian Rhapsody - Userguy44

6 Creep - Radiohead
7 Should I Stay or Should I Go? - The Clash
8 Enter Sandman - Metallica
9 (What a) Wonderful World - Sam Cooke

Just wanted to point out that this is the actual title for that "Don't know much about history" song. Definitely not to be confused with the unrelated Louis Armstrong song "What A Wonderful World".

10 Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2 - Pink Floyd

The Contenders

11 God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
12 Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
13 November Rain - Guns N' Roses

And which Gn'R song is better? This is their best justtl accept it! - Userguy44

14 Love the Way You Lie - Eminem
15 Valerie - The Zutons
16 Sunday Morning - The Velvet Underground

I used to like this, but I now I just find it boring - RecklessGreed

Personally, I think Heroin is much better. - SwagFlicks

17 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

I just don't see how anyone could think of this as one of the best songs ever! What are they all thinking, for crying out loud?!

I hate this song as much as a person who likes it hates logic. - PositronWildhawk

18 Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day
19 Paradise - Coldplay

Honestly I think this is THE BEST Coldplay SONG EVER - TopTenListmaker

20 Hymn for the Weekend - Coldplay
21 Plush - Stone Temple Pilots
22 Call and Answer - Barenaked Ladies
23 Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade
24 Buddy Holly - Weezer
25 Still Into You - Paramore

It's a good song, but I've heard better from them nonetheless.

26 Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden
27 Born in the U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen
28 The Guns of Brixton - The Clash
29 How Deep Is Your Love - The Bee Gees
30 Love Shack - The B-52's

Possibly the B-52s' worst hit. I hope they're as sick of singing this mediocre song over and over as I am of hearing it.

31 Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles

The worst Beatles song, without any doubt

32 L.S.F. - Kasabian
33 Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
34 Shape of You - Ed Sheeran

Out of all the Ed Sheeran songs that could be overplayed, why this one? If your going to overplay a Ed Sheeran song, overplay The A Team, End Game, Perfect, Castle on The Hill, Thinking Out Loud, Everything Has Changed, or Galway Girl. (Take note, Mix 96.5.)

In my opinion, Ed Sheehan is a decent artist, but this is definitely his worst song. It's overplayed, generic and meaningless. The rest of the album from what I've heard so far is pretty good though. - 3DG20


Sorry, autocorrect keeps changing it. - 3DG20

35 Champagne Supernova - Oasis
36 Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy - Queen
37 Dancing In the Dark - Bruce Springsteen
38 Money for Nothing - Dire Straits
39 Don't Worry, Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
40 Magical Mystery Tour - The Beatles

What the hell were they thinking?! Were they thinking at all?!

41 Girls On Film - Duran Duran

Great song and video.

42 Bike - Pink Floyd
43 Stan - Eminem
44 Evacuate the Dancefloor - Cascada

I love Cascada but I (don't be offended) have tried so hard to like this song, but I just can't. I understand it's appeal but I personally don't like it.

45 Starlight - Muse
46 Master of Puppets - Metallica
47 Roam - B-52's
48 She Blinded Me with Science - Thomas Dolby
49 Blowing in the Wind - Bob Dylan
50 Rock the Casbah - The Clash
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Top Remixes

1. Loser - Beck
2. Hey Jude - The Beatles
3. Should I Stay or Should I Go? - The Clash
1. Hey Jude - The Beatles
2. We Will Rock You - Queen
3. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
1. Born in the U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen
2. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day
3. Paradise - Coldplay


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