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

I don’t like this song. - Userguy44

UListen to Sample
2 Wonderwall - Oasis

Sugonese hairy nuts

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!

UListen to Sample
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

UListen to Sample
4 We Will Rock You - Queen

This song is a song that's good live and not really good anywhere else - DCfnaf

Replace this with Bohemian Rhapsody - Userguy44

UListen to Sample
5 Enter Sandman - Metallica UListen to Sample
6 Loser - Beck UListen to Sample
7 November Rain - Guns N' Roses UListen to Sample
8 Creep - Radiohead UListen to Sample
9 Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2 - Pink Floyd UListen to Sample
10 Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis

Wonderwall is the overrated one not this. - Userguy44

UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 Paradise - Coldplay

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

UListen to Sample
12 Should I Stay or Should I Go? - The Clash UListen to Sample
13 Valerie - The Zutons UListen to Sample
14 (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".

UListen to Sample
15 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

I hate this comment just as much as a person who likes it loves music snobbery. - DCfnaf

UListen to Sample
16 God Only Knows - The Beach Boys UListen to Sample
17 Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day

Green Day has more overrated songs than this one. - Userguy44

UListen to Sample
18 Call and Answer - Barenaked Ladies UListen to Sample
19 Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade UListen to Sample
20 Love the Way You Lie - Eminem UListen to Sample
21 Sunday Morning - The Velvet Underground

This is one of the only songs from this band I actually like lmao - DCfnaf

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

Personally, I think Heroin is much better. - SwagFlicks

UListen to Sample
22 Still Into You - Paramore

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

UListen to Sample
23 Born in the U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen UListen to Sample
24 The Guns of Brixton - The Clash UListen to Sample
25 Don't Worry, Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin UListen to Sample
26 Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden UListen to Sample
27 Buddy Holly - Weezer UListen to Sample
28 Hymn for the Weekend - Coldplay UListen to Sample
29 Plush - Stone Temple Pilots UListen to Sample
30 How Deep Is Your Love - The Bee Gees UListen to Sample
31 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.

UListen to Sample
32 Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles

The worst Beatles song, without any doubt

UListen to Sample
33 Shape of You - Ed Sheeran

I hate this song! - Userguy44

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

Sheeran*

Sorry, autocorrect keeps changing it. - 3DG20

UListen to Sample
34 Champagne Supernova - Oasis UListen to Sample
35 Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy - Queen UListen to Sample
36 Dancing In the Dark - Bruce Springsteen UListen to Sample
37 L.S.F. - Kasabian UListen to Sample
38 Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell UListen to Sample
39 Paranoid - Black Sabbath UListen to Sample
40 Jump - Van Halen UListen to Sample
41 Money for Nothing - Dire Straits UListen to Sample
42 Magical Mystery Tour - The Beatles

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

UListen to Sample
43 Girls On Film - Duran Duran

Great song and video.

UListen to Sample
44 Bike - Pink Floyd UListen to Sample
45 Stan - Eminem UListen to Sample
46 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.

UListen to Sample
47 Starlight - Muse UListen to Sample
48 Master of Puppets - Metallica UListen to Sample
49 Roam - B-52's UListen to Sample
50 She Blinded Me with Science - Thomas Dolby UListen to Sample
8Load More
PSearch List

Related Lists

Greatest Beatles Songs That Paul Wrote Top Ten Songs Prince Wrote in the '80s Top Ten Songs You Wish You Wrote Top Ten Songs Prince Wrote in the '90s Songs that I Wish I Wrote

List Stats

100 votes
60 listings
6 years, 91 days old

Top Remixes (5)

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

WRemix
View All 5

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.
P