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Doesn't deserve 1000000000 YouTube views
Stupid, annoying, awful, disgusting... If this song's video is the most watched clip ever then I'd rather prefer the world ended on 21st...
Is this a song? I think it's just a YouTube video. - Alkadikce
Gangster styleV 76 Comments
This song sounds good, but you can tell that it is completely commercial. The lyrics are nonsense and have no meaning. Cobain himself started to dislike this song because it was basically feel-good meaningless pop. This song didn't come from his heart.
When I heard this song I was like eh, why is this so popular. I kept on listening to the song over and over again, it started getting better. - Luckys
It's an okay song, and it's riff is obviously very memorable. But it's just meaningless commercial pop.
Not to say that it isn't an important song, because this is infact the song that fueled the grunge movement into becoming what is now known as alternative rock, the most used music genre in history!
Sure it was important, and yes, it is catchy, but it's nothing more, not great, and especially not "brilliant" or "outstanding".
Nirvana are a great band who have made many, many more songs, a lot of which are better than this grungy pop song.
I love the song but it was incredibly overrated. Kurt Cobain hated this song the most because people would go to their concerts mostly wanting smells like teen spirit. Sometimes he would just skip over it or get pissed and leave mid-song. There are other songs by Nirvana that are WAY better and deserve more fame like Mr. Moustache, Blew, and basically all of the In Utero album. That album is a pure masterpiece.V 74 Comments
Overall a very good song, but it really pains me that a band as great as Led Zeppelin, with such a large and varied body of work, gets remembered primarily for this song. I think of it in terms of word associations, where you say a word and ask someone to just say the first thing that pops in their head. For example, if I say vegetable, most people would say carrot. If I say Led Zeppelin, most people are going to say "oh, Stairway to Heaven". It's just too bad, because they are so much more than one famous song. Honestly, there are about 10 to 15 Zeppelin songs that are better, and at least two on the same album, probably more (Black Dog and Misty Mountain Hop for sure). Again not a bad song, but definitely overrated if it is considered Zeppelin's best song. Don't even get me started on people who say this has the best guitar solo ever, again, not even Jimmy Page's best guitar solo (Heartbreaker in my opinion).
Robert Plant even said that he wished that Led Zeppelin would be remembered for "Kashmir" more than "Stairway to Heaven". - galaxyfox
Every guitar center hates this song. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345
I like it just fine, but it's not even their best song. - truckturner
Not a masterpiece! I mind is just a good song but just that no mo'V 71 Comments
This isn't really overrated because nearly everyone hates it
This song is so bad that even if only one person liked this, it would still be overrated. Also, the track was popular with critics.
Here's me reacting to some of the lyrics sadly.
You know you love me
(I don't and never will)
I know you care
Just shout whenever, and I'll be there
(I'd rather shout to Barbie)
You are my love, you are my heart
(Sorry man but you're not my love and you're not my heart)
And we will never, ever, ever be apart
(I ran away when I got news your Mum was pregnant with you)
Are we an item? Girl quit playing
(You're an item with a fish, I'm not playing)
"We're just friends." What are you saying?
(It's cause you know I hate you and always will. I'll never be your friend)
Said "There's another" and looked right in my eyes
(I became blind afterwards)
My first love broke my heart for the very first time
(All your loves will)
And I was like
Baby Baby Baby, oh
(You're a baby who cries every night for love)
Like, Baby, Baby, Baby, oh
(Crying every night)
Like, Baby, Baby, Baby, oh
(Still crying like you always ...more
While this song definitely is too hated, it was once the most viewed on YouTube so it deserves to be in the top 20. - Alkadikce
It's overhated. Not overrated. - MisfireV 48 Comments
I think a lot of people don't really understand what "overrated" means. It doesn't mean the song is bad, it means that someone feels that it gets more credit than it deserves. It's opinionated. Now for why I feel it's overrated. The first part of the song is really good. If that was the whole song, I wouldn't have this problem. Then the solo hits and that's when the song goes downhill for me. Really, that's what Brian May does? Thank God he got a lot better later in Queen's life. That solo is also very overrated. Brian May has many better solos (Somebody to Love for example). The solo fits the song, but it could have done so much more. Listen to "Goodbye to Romance" and you'll know what I'm talking about. After that we get this piano and vocals part. So? Freddie bangs the piano and they sing. It's okay, it just would have been better as its own song. Then we have the "climax" which is okay and had a nice lead in. Then we return to the great slow part of ...more
I'm sick of seeing this song topping all the 'greatest songs of all time' lists. I mean, it's by no means a bad song, but to say that it's the best song of all time is simply ridiculous.
Once when my class were choosing songs this song on and only two people liked it. But now that the movie has came out my class are obsessed with it which makes me a little annoyed and bored of it. But I am happy that they are enjoying it as much as I am and it is a great song after all.
With the new found popularity boost the movie gave this song, I mean it was already popular but now there's even more people saying "it's the best song of all time" and at the same time those people haven't even heard more than 10 songs let a lone Queen songs, good song but it's not such a big deal, get over itV 86 Comments
This song is terrible! It sucks! The lyrics are stupid, it's completely unrelateable, the vocals are generic, the music is nothing new, and when kids start singing it all the damn time, it gets really annoying! And people act like this song is amazing! They act like it's the musical reincarnation of God! What is so good about this song!? I don't understand it and I never will! This is the most overrated song of all time! But that's not even the worst part. The worst part is that the next commercial excuse for a song Disney makes is also going to praised beyond belief! It's like Disney is an endless supply of crappy music! Why do people eat it all up?
Hate it. - Pokemonfan10
I really don't understand why it is the "main" song of Frozen. It's message is horrible, and the lyrics wouldn't be suitable anywhere else other than the movie, anyway. - MaxAurelius
Horrible song. Crappy lyrics. Absolutely overrated.V 68 Comments
Like someone put for the Queen Song, this is overrated not bad. This song even still is the go to song for guitarist to impress girls and probably will be for a while.
Not a Bad song just over played.
Horrific song by a horrific band really - iliekpiez
Does anyone on this site even know what Britpop is?
Can not stand the awful vocalsV 17 Comments
Repeating a sentance over twenty times is not a very good song. Actually, it should even be consitered a song.
This song makes me wanna smash my head on a wall it's so annoying - Demon_Kitty
The lyrics suck. - Userguy44V 25 Comments
I used to love this song. - Luckys
Under my umbrella, are you kidding me... What kind of lyrics are these, Rihanna really needs to work on her lyrics, or else she'd make her fan falling fall...
Rihanna's best work is when she's featured. Run This Town and Love The Way You Lie come to mind. Every time she's on her own, the result is fairly awful.
Her best songs are with other people, honestly. Umbrella honestly isn't nearly as bad as some songs on this list, and at least she can sing.V 11 Comments
Just plain overrated. Everybody's obsessed with that band and that song was everywhere on the radio and it was a pretty annoying song to me. Everybody is obsessed with that band only with that song and how hot the band members are. Overall just a overrated song.
Nooo what are you people thinking this song is not in any way overrated and it's hardly a favorite out of majority - EchoX0
This song is so annoying and the lyrics are meaningless
One direction is basically 5 idiots who think they can sing but no they just STINKV 17 Comments
This song is everywhere in my house. - tyrelljanderson
This song is everywhere and I cannot stand it. Every line in each verse is the same words dododododododo over and over and over again. It's only popular because it's a meme. It's so bland and repetitive to win a meme, it didn't deserve it. At, all. I would literally choose listening to Sweatshirt five times than listen to this overrated crap once. - Bammer73
GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD AGH - Pokemonfan10
I love this song! - Luckys
As far as I see it, this is pretty much John Lennon singing idealistic nonsense to a boring melody. No idea why anyone ever liked this, especially not why RSM would call it 3rd best song of all time. - Idontreallycaretoomuch
The lyrics are great and I personally identify with them. Musically and melodically? Meh, not one of Lennon's best either solo or with The Beatles. So definitely overrated from that view. - truckturner
John Lennon is a narcissistic hypocrite, he preaches about how much he wants peace even though he's a abusive person. Yeah this song is just a bunch of preachy BS, that's so easy to contradict it's not funny...V 20 Comments
Breaking the habit, don't stay, easier to run, numb, what I've done, one step closer and pretty much the whole entire meteora album is a thousand times better than this overrated garbage! - UltraLunalaX
Sucks - iliekpiez
I think it's less overrated than the crappy havana and gucci gang - B1ueNew
This is a great song, but I think it's really overrated compared to other LP songs. Still an awesome song though. - SmearV 19 Comments
What does the fox say? Oh man. - XxembermasterxX
This is a joke song. - Userguy44
It has more YouTube views than Bohemian Rhapsody.
Edit: finally the official video for Bohemian Rhapsody has more views than this song! There is justice! - Alkadikce
Apparently, the artist of this song doesn't know what a fox actually says, so instead, he makes the most obnoxious sounds I've ever heard in my entire twelve years of life here on planet Earth. Plus, it's like a little kid song when the artist describes the noises animals make. But the weirdest part is when the artist describes a fox speaking to a horse using Moorse code. The artist also calls a fox "beautiful like an angel in disguise." Quite frankly, this song is complete crap. - RockFashionistaV 30 Comments
Only good song by them though. - Userguy44
There are so many great songs on this list, yet many of the far far worse songs on this list are considered great as well so surely that makes them the more over rated songs. Small flaws are found in great songs like bohemian rhapsody, smells like teen spirit and many more in this list, but when pieces of garbage like this are put in the same league (and I have heard people do this, even on radio) surely that makes them the more over rated songs. - LMARINE
I am sick, absolutely sick of hearing this god awful repetitive uninspired piece of trash everywhere. I mean it's over 6 years old and everyone still shouts the lyrics whenever it comes on. How the hell are masterpieces like Stairway to Heaven, Smells like Teen Spirit, Bohemian Rhapsody (all of which might be a tad overrated but nothing compared to the Black Eyed Peas) ahead of this? I'm absolutely disgusted by my generation.
In my opinion, this was when The Black Eyed Peas started to go downhill (yes, really! ). While this is enjoyable, it's nowhere near as much as some of their earlier work which in hindsight weren't masterpieces to begin with but at least they demonstrated a semblance of identity. Here they sound like anyone else on the charts. Oh well, at least this song isn't as bad as some of their later stuff (Rock Your Body, anyone? ). - MrveteranV 12 Comments
Not only overrated, but also a pretty annoying song to listen to. - Userguy44
If you hate it then you should've put a lid on it!
Ew, no. Why does everyone love this song so much? The bits that are just "all the single ladies" are the worst. I am not a fan of Bey's music, as Lemonade is the only album I like from her, but most of her songs are amazing compared to this crap. This song isn't just bad, it is a waste of my time. This song is one of the worst songs I have ever head from a top 40 artists, and there are many bad songs from them.
Overrall: 3/10 - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy
Awful piece of crap that makes me angry every time I hear it. - DaWyteNightV 3 Comments
This song is overrated in a sense that it gets too much credit for it being hailed as the "worst song ever made" when it deserves nowhere near that title. And I've heard worse songs than that such as "Stupid Hoe" by Nicki Minaj for example which is just tuneless and repeats itself over and over again in my opinion. As for "Friday", I admit that it's not a great song (just a good party song) but at least it has some sort of melody unlike "Stupid Hoe" and is far from the worst song ever that so many people make it out to be and credit it as.
Overhated. Not overrated. I've never met anyone who likes this song. - Misfire
Appears to be a robot singing.
This overrated? - Userguy44V 21 Comments
One of the few songs I like of her. - Userguy44
Best song of the 2000's? I think that poll shared their own opinion and nothing more. This song topped only 6 or 7 countries. Totally overrated piece of trash - Alexandr
Horrible song, annoying and over played. Anytime I hear any Beyonce song change the station. All because of crazy in love. Get over it Beyonce sucks
Take this off its an classic! - JaysTop10ListV 6 Comments
It’s still one of their best songs though. - Userguy44
"Nothing last forever, not evan the cold November rain". This stuff is pure gold!
All rock bands like Motley Crew,Led Zeppelin,and guns n roses are all liked by 40 (or older)adults.
All Guns N' Roses is beyond overrated.V 10 Comments
Used to love this, but now I despise it! - Userguy44
This isn't a Rock Anthem at all!
If you want to know what true Rock is, listen to Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Who, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix, Doors, etc.!
Why is this song so popular? It is absolutely horrendous, with an awful chorus that sticks in your head in the worst way possible and a hilariously terrible attempt at rapping. There is nothing good about this song, yet it is somehow a huge hit. If 95% of the population hated this song, the remaining 5% would still easily justify calling it overrated.
First off, who names a song party rock anthem? Second off, who names a band lmfao? I never saw how this song became the biggest hit last summer. It has no flavor or substance - queen11V 3 Comments
Probaly slightly overrated, not the greatest song of all time, but up there - RecklessGreed
I swear to god, I got so mad when I saw Bohemian Rhapsody on the list (their best song, as rated as it needs) but not We Will Rock You (the MOST OVERRATED SONG IN HISTORY) First off, it's a boring sports anthem, with only drums and one guitar solo. Second off, 90 percent of the people that know this song have no idea what Queen is. Third, good GOD! I expected to see this as one of the top 10, and Bohemian Rhapsody is 7th? I know you can have opinions, but this... Good lord... I'm going to lay down for a second
It's overrated but it knida deserves to be since its such an amazing song. - Spongehouse
People hate this song for the dumbest reasons. Watch the Bohemian Rhapsody and then comment again before you are going to say that We Will Rock You takes no talent to make. Now I want to say that it’s indeed overrated, but it’s a great anthem and the guitar solo is very good. - Userguy44
This is such a dumb song. It took no skill to write, takes none to play, and the lyrics are really stupid, too.
You just listen to justin bieber and you don't know what real music is - Th3Zm0nst3rV 8 Comments
Other Beatles songs are better to be honest, but this isn't bad. - Misfire
The lyrics actually seem as basic and repetitive than most modern pop songs (and definitely much more so than The Beatles' other songs). The phrase "I want to hold your hand" is repeated 11 times, and the phrase ". I haven't actually listened to this (or at least I don't remember hearing this), so the actual song probably makes up for that. I would prefer Here Comes The Sun and Come Together to this though. Take this as a Beatles fan (not an annoying one though). - allamassal
Bland crap. 1/5 - AlphaQ
Nobody likes it, therefore its not over rated
A fun song that is in no way overrated.
All the idiots tried to look cool dancing to it and it got big and soulja boy got 15 minutes of fame, and now works at burger king
This song sucks! Even if it got 0.001% credit, it would be enough!V 1 Comment
I remember this song being so overplayed and so boring to listen to. This song and blurred lines killed pop music.
I want to kill myself when I hear this song. Apparently it almost "gave peace" to the world, and let me tell you: A world that had world peace because of Happy, is a world I would hate to live in. I don't care how many wars wouldn't start.
So you'd rather live in a post apocalyptic world with high crime rates and global temperature changes? - yungstirjoey666
Because I'm crappy! (Clap along if you feel this song is overplayed)
Almost everyone that I know loves this. I hate it. So overplayed! - RiverClanRocksV 6 Comments
I don't usually like Coldplay at all, but Viva la Vida is okay. I'd say that Yellow is a lot more overrated.
I don't like Cold Play, but for this, X&Y, Talk, Clocks and Fix You, I make an exception.
this is a song from a rock band. but is this a rock song all i could hear was the piano coldplay has better songs than this
Coldplay are a great band, but this isn't their best song.V 3 Comments
Can't stand this song. I feel it gets way too much praise, enough praise for my principal to announce his son's love for this song at my high school graduation. - codgtamk34
THIS SONG DOO DOO - lilrocketman
Doesn't deserve to be played at EVERY party, sang by EVERY teenager, or played on the radio EVERY 5 minutes. It's not THAT good of a song.
I know,STUPID kids bop copy this and everyone sings it.I can't go th rough 1 second with out hearing a stupid girl in my class silently sing it!V 4 Comments
This song is awesome - Spongehouse
In The chorus that little kiddish voice is somewhat catchy.
This song is so obnoxious. It sounds like little kids are singing it, if you
call this music, you must be deaf. every time I hear this song I cringe.
I'm sorry, but I really don't like it.
This is the song that birthed the generic, uninspired pop-rap garbage. (Me, My Self and I anyone? ) - DaWyteNight
Seriously, what's so special about this garbage? Except that two famous sweepers are carrying it
You may think it's garbage because you don't know the storyline. That's why people don't like All About That Bass - AlphaQ
What?! How can you call Eminem a clown? Eminem, one of, IF NOT THE GREATEST lyricists and musicians of all time! How?! YOU ARE AN IDIOT! YOU REALLY don't UNDERSTAND MUSIC
Eminem still is the best. Though I think Rihanna ruined it. Eminem still covered some of it to good.V 6 Comments
Makes baby sound like One - lilrocketman
I've kept hearing this song on the radio and on T.V. and no one will shut up about it. Same thing goes for Someone Like You.
HOW DARE YOU! This song is amazing and got Adele, one of the greatest singer-songwriters of our era, the attention she deserved. But everyone gets their own opinion, I guess.
I love how you start with "HOW DARE YOU! " and end with "but everyone gets their opinion". - AlkadikceV 1 Comment
I don't actually know some of the American/British songs on the list. However, this song is played on the radio all the time in any country I go to. - Alkadikce
Most streamed song on Spotify. Why? - Userguy44
I understand that artists change and evolve their music. But if it is a good evolution. Its ok that the song is not another slow guitar one but I mean this song has the beat of another 80 crappy pop songs (Rockabye comes to my mind). The lyrics are simple and awful and is completely obvious that Ed Sheeran made this song because knew it was going to be a complete hit, there is no feelings, there is nothing, but when Ed Sheeran poops something is instantly gold.
This Might Be One Of The Worst Songs Ever - VideoGamefan5
Royals is better than most pop songs by a wide margin (the topic it's about- opulence and its irrelevance- has a lot of actual meaning), it's definitely one of her worst songs. Compared to her other better songs, this is way overrated. Ribs, 400 Lux, and pretty much every song on Pure Heroine is better, and most songs from Melodrama are, too. By no means is it bad, but it's simply does not deserve the credit it's giventures compared to her other songs
I don't understand why everyone is all like " ROYALS IS LIKE MY FAVORITE SONG" and how it's even "real music." Like come on there is way better songs too. This didn't even deserve to be #1. Same with Roar.
Royals is Extremely overrated. - Gamecubesarecool193
I HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE this song! From the other stuff I've heard from Lorde, I can easily say that she will be an artist that will make no good songs in my book.V 8 Comments
How was this even number 1! - DaWyteNight
How Can This Be On This List? -_-
Something that makes a song overrated is that it's popular and everyone thinks it's better than it actually is, but that is completely wrong for this song! It's so creative, the story that it tells, all of the different parts. This is not in any way overrated. - EchoX0
I don't understand the love for this song. My whole family loves but I just think it's a meh - Spongehouse
It's a great song, but come on. It has been overplayed time and time again being features on so many movies, and I personally think that it isn't even journeys best work
The fact that some consider this a "classic" is just sad.V 5 Comments
Good song, but My Immortal is better. - Userguy44
Evanescence is a great band. And I understand that a lot of people love this song (I do like it also). However, I don't get why this song gets so much praise. I mean, I see that song getting a lot of views on YouTube and being number 1 on lists of "best evanescence songs" all around the internet (even on TheTopTens). There is a lot of songs from that band that deserves more praise than this song (The Other Side, Like You, Your Star, Going Under, My Immortal (my favorite), Everybody's Fool, Lithium, Sweet Sacrifice, Call Me When You're Sober, etc). Overrated doesn't means bad, it's just that it gets too much fame/praise. I like that song but really, better than My Immortal, Going Under and Everybody's Fool? Never. - BlueDiamondFromNowhere
I think the only reason it got on this list is because it became a meme... Ya know... WAKE ME UP INSIDE!
This is an amazing song, but I have to admit it is overrated. - tacopersonV 4 Comments
It's a good song but not the best of Queen.
This is the only good song Lady Gaga has - Spongehouse
I think Bad Romance is much worse, and it gets the same credit. - Alkadikce
It’s actually very catchy. - Userguy44
This song makes me puke so much. I think CIA should use this song to torture enemies. If I had to choose to listen this song for half second, or get shot, I would choose the last one. - DisturbedpotatoV 6 Comments
Bad song, but so catchy! - Userguy44
I hate this song. So. Much. I don’t hate the singer, but it’s saying to be confident in your body, but shaming skinny people who can't help it.
Horrible Lyrics, horrible song and a misleading title. Most overrated song of the last 5 years
This song is meant to be All About the Butt.V 1 Comment
Madonna sucks, she deserves #1. - anchor_th
Madonna herself is good. Madonna fans! Have you ever heard of the album "Erotica"? NO! Well you should because it is underrated and her best album. "Oh, thanks but we'd rather listen to "Like A Virgin"! "
In response to the first comment, yes, practically everyone's heard of Erotica in 1992 because it was so damn controversial.
Let's get something straight. I love Madonna. I do not love this song.
It pales in comparison to Vogue, Express Yourself, Ray of Light, Frozen, Living for Love, Messiah and Rain.
Also, Into the Groove, more overrated than Like a Burden (if you want a song from LAV, Material Girl or Over and Over, just saying.)
The music video to this song is really disturbing, that video should have got some Controversy
Stupid song with no real meaning whatsoever.
I admit, I've hated on this way too much already, but here we go.
This is easily one of the the most overrated songs of 2017. I remember this song being #12 on the Best Songs of 2017 list on TheTopTens back when I was new on here. I call bull, this is a very sappy song with a grating vocal performance on the chorus. Glad it's now down to 72 on that list. - allamassal
I don't understand why everyone loves this song. One person even said it was underrated. How can a song be underrated if, like, only 5 out of 4,000,000,000 music listeners don't like it? - allamassal
Cringiest song ever! - Userguy44
It does not deserve being the #1 worldwide song of 2013. - StarlightSpanks
Maybe once Robin Thicke hits puberty this song will be okay. Probably not. Also, who was dumb enough to put Smells Like Teen Spirit, Stairway to Heaven, Imagine, and Bohemian Rhapsody on here? - chris.cg.102
This is not worst songs but overrated so I see no problem in the mentioned songs being here. - Alkadikce
Most popular song of 2013 is so annoying and there are better songs this year.V 9 Comments
This song is complete garbage.
Very annoying song - Spongehouse
This is one of the most overrated songs of all time along with In My Feelings and Shape of You. Cardi B and the background music are annoying here, and yet this song has been in the top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100 nearly all summer. - allamassal
This has a RIPPED OFF beat from Feel Good Inc.
First Nicki, then Gorillaz.
Watch your back, 90s artists. Cardi's coming for ya
It's basically watch me whip but worse.
Eww. Such an overhyped song.
All drake songs are overrated - Nandani
How can anyone listen to any of his music? its boring to the point of torture, and I thought that even before all this creepy stuff with millie bobbie brown started. plus he is a huge dumbass and I can hear it when he talks. blegh - Ev116V 4 Comments
Now watch me whip? Now watch me Nae Nae? Its like a conversation between a horse and its rider. The rider says to watch him whip and then the horse says to watch him Nae Nae.
Crank That is overhated for sure. This is even WORSE and less hated. I'm confused right now...This song deserves to be hated the most. - AlphaQ
Why do people like this song? It is overrated because this song is so bad it doesn't deserve a rating above.5/10 - christangrantV 7 Comments
Great song - Spongehouse
How are some of Katy's more underrated songs( Not including her big hits) more overrated than Shake It Off? This song is extremely overrated.
This song should be #1. - railfan99
Everyday bro Gucci gang gorgous are my fravriote songes everyday bro is my favorite
I think this song is very overrated! I really don’t know why people enjoy this garbage!
How is this garbage when they are so many worse songs in the year 2017? For Example: It's Everyday Bro, Gorgeous, Gucci Gang etc. - yanzchenthebest
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