Top Ten Most Overrated Songs

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The Top Ten

1 Gangnam Style - PSY

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...

This is obviously overrated, and is only so popular because of the silly dance style and because many people view it as funny, but that isn't what a song should be about. Meaningful and gripping songs should have far more views than ridiculous crap like this.
And who has voted for Smells Like Teen Spirit and Wonderwall? They are brilliant songs, and aren't overrated at all in my opinion. - EvilAngel

Agreed. A lot of electronic artists can easily make a better track. - MChkflaguard_Yt

Ghastly, atrocious, nonsensical, ghastly, nonsensical, atrocious, maleficent. By a penny-pinching, stupid, yucky fool. I only know a few words of it. - MaxAurelius

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2 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

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.

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.

Technically, I don't really get this song; not at all. The construction of this song is not the greatest indeed. So it became famous in more ways than one but does not mean that it is great. I never even had it in me to listen to this song all the way; I just don't like it. One band from my college performed this and the audience just went: "What The Heck Was That? " Ha Ha Ha! - aeromaxx777

I love this song but I don't like overrating any of my favorite songs/shows/movies, trust me.

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3 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

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).

This song is not overrated, it is simply a masterpiece, slowly building power with epic lyrics, flutes, guitars and singing and than the solo (one of the best in rock history) and great powerful outro. I would say it's kinda underrated these days because not many people listen to it as it deserves. - levtomas1998

Underrated? Are you out of your damn mind? This is as heavily regarded a masterpiece as "Bohemian Rhapsody"! It's totally not underrated! - DCfnaf

They did not steal it from Spirit. A couple of similar notes used in a 2 minute instrumental turned into an 8 minute rock classic with lyrics and a solo DOES NOT count as plagarism. I do agree with the one poster that it is sad that Led Zeppelin is mainly remembered for Stairway. I have to say I like Zeppelin's heavier side, like Achilles Last Stand and Black Dog. Zeppelin's best song is probably Kashmir or Achilles Last Stand, but you have to admit it made not just a big impact on rock but on music in general. - therootbeer

Led Zeppelin actually had gotten permission from Spirit, so it's fine. - MontyPython

Someone wrote here on toptens: "If this song is not everybody's favorite it is severely underrated". "Even calling it the best song ever underrates it" They have gone too far with praising. - Alkadikce

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4 Baby - Justin Bieber

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
(You wish)
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

THERE'S NO WAY THIS SONG SHOULD BE BELOW SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT AND WONDERWALL!

At least those songs were ACTUALLY MUSIC!

Smells like teen spirit introduced a new era of music. That song made Nirvana Big!

What made this song big? A Bunch of girls who have no taste in music like it. This song is bad and popular so it should be at least 2 - AnythigGrunge4

This is overHATED

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5 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

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.

10 Queen Songs better than this one
1. Somebody to Love
2. Don't Stop Me Now
3. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
4. Fat Bottomed Girls
5. Killer Queen
6. You're My Best Friend
7. Another One Bites the Dust
8. I Want It All
9. Under Pressure
10. We Are the Champions.

Bohemian Rhapsody is not the best Queen song, but it is sill good. If you want better songs, check out “I Want to Break Free,” “Under Pressure,” (which Ice Ice Baby copied the first part from) and “Innuendo.” Innuendo is also a full album, which is also one of Queen’s latest albums, which didn’t have their best songs, but the song itself, Innuendo, is flawless. - Charmedyeti

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6 Let It Go - Idina Menzel

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?

Horrible song. Crappy lyrics. Absolutely overrated.

This song was okay for like about three months. But after hearing it over and over again? I'm over it. I cannot stand this song anymore. I mean it's not even that good. Plus the lyrics are really lackluster.

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

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7 Wonderwall - Oasis

Oasis are an awesome group, but this is just a terrible song. I also think that "Don't Look Back In Anger" is overrated.
Has society never heard of "Supersonic", "Live Forever", "Some Might Say", "Morning Glory", "Fade In-Out" or "Hey Now! "?!?! This song and "Don't Look Back In Anger" are just inferior by comparison.
The people I imagine who have cool jobs and high standards listen to "Some Might Say"; one of the most underrated songs ever. People without lives worth living listen to "Wonderwall".
Trust Me. Just Trust Me.

I could not hate this song more. Oasis can do and have done better than this, and everyone, for some really weird reason, likes this song better than all the other ones that, in all honesty, are better. I literally do not get it at all.

I personally really don't like Oasis at all (from the songs that I've heard, they're just not my cup of tea) but Wonderwall is one of the most tedious songs I've ever heard. I just don't understand how people like it so much. I think Oasis can do and has done much better, even if I personally don't like their music.

That one dude that shows up to a party with a guitar, turns down the music, and proceeds to play this.

The Lord says you’re going to Hell for that. It’s in the 10 Commandments.

THOU SHALT NOT PLAY WONDERWALL AT HOUSE PARTIES

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8 Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen

Repeating a sentance over twenty times is not a very good song. Actually, it should even be consitered a song.

Everybody said it was the best song of 2012. It's extremely repetitive and Carly Rae Jepsen's is nothing special. Far, far better songs were released in 2012.

CAN NOT stand listening to this song at all, I don't even care what anyone else thinks but this song should be staying as 1st place as THE WORST SONG EVER INVENTED and most importantly THE MOST OVERRATED SONG EVER HEARD!

P.S. Where the heck is blurred lines, it should be right under this worthless, ridiculous, horrible, and most ANNOYING song as 2nd!

It's not too bad but the best doesn't cut it

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9 Imagine - John Lennon

Ok which of you monkeys got enough trauma to the head to actually put Sweet Child o' mine, Bohemian Rhapsody and Stairway to Heaven on this list, you all need to get shot in the head with a shotgun to finish the job, do you know what good music is? Bohemian Rhapsody is one of the best and most unique songs around, Stairway to Heaven is a masterpiece, seriously, someone try to play the solo I dare you, and even if Slash was messing around, its still better that Lennon trying to write music, lets face it his best years were with the Beatles and all his other stuff is crap,

Musically, the piano riff is quite good and has substance but lyrically, it's a hypocritical song which doesn't deserve the attention it gets.

Would actually think more of this self righteous Muppet if he had in fact admitted to the world that a six week old Baboon wrote this song, but no, he has to drag out his tirade of humiliation on all those people all over the world that call this a masterpiece! What a callous sense of humour this man had.

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

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10 Umbrella - Rihanna

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.

Not that bad, this was before rihanna totally sucked. Her voice is the only thing that really keeps me from enjoying it. - DaWyteNight

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The Newcomers

? Sad! - Xxxtentacion

It's a good song but too overrated by X fans - B1ueNew

One of the worst songs i’ve heard

The Contenders

11 In the End - Linkin Park

Linkin park gets way too much credit on this website. It's good to finally see the opposite. Like good grief, them and queen use up most of the top ten everything to do with music.

Dude, go listen to guilty all the same, faint, lost in the echo, and burn it down and In the end will sound like call me maybe compared to those songs.

Never seen bigger idiots who thinks that In The End is a bad song. You got not a single knowledge about music.

Yes because high pitch screaming with dumb lyrics is clearly good music. - tacoperson

I think it's less overrated than the crappy havana and gucci gang - B1ueNew

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12 What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction

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.

One direction is basically 5 idiots who think they can sing but no they just STINK

Every since they guest star on Icarly with that song that's why this band & this annoying song wins every year for favorite music group every year at the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards every year this decade

This song is so annoying and the lyrics are meaningless

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13 I Want to Hold Your Hand - The Beatles

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

14 The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) - Ylvis

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. - RockFashionista

This song is just... WEIRD. The lyrics are very silly and its worse than Gangnam Style.

One of the most annoying songs ever, the fact that it was made as an advertisement is very evident. Total trash that should never have gotten any airplay. Psi is trash and his music sucks but people who like and support this trash are just as bad.

It has more YouTube views than Bohemian Rhapsody. - Alkadikce

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15 I Gotta Feeling - The Black Eyed Peas

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? ). - Mrveteran

To think that this band actually was good back then.. - 445956

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16 Single Ladies - Beyonce

If you hate it then you should've put a lid on it!

Hey Kanye your girl Beyonce created on of the worst songs of all time!
Of all time!
Not to mention the video is really stupid. She has no lyrical depth whatsoever with this as a prime example of just how shallow she is.

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.

Tune: 2/10
Singing: 6/10
Lyrics: 1/10

Overrall: 3/10 - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

Awful piece of crap that makes me angry every time I hear it. - DaWyteNight

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17 Friday - Rebecca Black

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.

This is so god damn stupid, this song really annoys me. How did she get famous for this piece of $@! %. How did this song ever get airplay? I believe EVERYONE else on the planet could make a better song than this trash.

Calling something the worst song ever is somewhat positive, because it assumes that the song is amusingly bad, and it's actually hard to make a worse song. This is not true for this one, I can think of 20 worse melodies than Friday's. - Alkadikce

I have a feeling Kidz Bop sang this, and turned out to be the worst thing they’ve ever done. - IceFoxPlayz

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18 Happy - Pharrell Williams

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.

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! - RiverClanRocks

I Rather Play Sonic 06 Than Listen To This Piece Of $h! t - VideoGamefan5

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19 Crazy in Love - Beyonce

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! - JaysTop10List

This is when Beyonce started to suck, since she wasn't in Destiny's Child anymore. Overrated song. - olliv

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20 November Rain - Guns n Roses

"Nothing last forever, not evan the cold November rain". This stuff is pure gold!

It's a nice song but it is too overrated.

To be honest, this is the last good song they'd ever release, so there's not much to say about this. - naFrovivuS

All rock bands like Motley Crew,Led Zeppelin,and guns n roses are all liked by 40 (or older)adults.

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21 Shake It Off - Taylor Swift

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

22 Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan

I used to listen only to classical music, and the TopTens best songs ever was one of the first sites I checked to know other genres. I listened to the top ten.

Bohemian Rhapsody, Stairway to Heaven, Metallica's One and Comfortably Numb are great due to their variability, structure, layout and solos, even if they are slightly overrated by being put on #1, #2, #6 and #8. I used to know some Beatles, but Hey Jude (#7) was a disappointment due to its repetitive nature. However, Like a Rolling Stone (#10) for me is just like a song. It feels like I've heard about 10 similar songs, and I didn't remember the melody the next day. - Alkadikce

Probaly slightly overrated, not the greatest song of all time, but up there - RecklessGreed

23 Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO

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 - queen11

Probably the only good song by a band called, "LMFAO? " What kind of name is that? I like this song, but it's not he absolute best I've heard.

LMFAO is pure. Stairway to Heaven, Bohemian Rapsody, e tc. d on't deserve to be here.

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24 Heathens - Twenty One Pilots

Seriously? , What's So Good About This Song? , Its Just 2 Mediocre Guys Sounding Dark Song For A Horrible Movie

This is by far their worst song, but people like it because it was in Suicide Squad, I guess..not only does the instrumental suck, but the lyrics too. It's supposed to be a message towards the fans to stop mistreating new fans, but it's so lost in its own meaning, just like Blurryface was. If this is their new style, they're not lasting. 2/10 - naFrovivuS

Awful Garbage, I Can't Go Anywhere Without Anyone Praising This Trash - VideoGamefan5

Twenty one pilots is an amazing band, but this song is a little bad.

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25 We Will Rock You - Queen

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

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 - Th3Zm0nst3r

I actually kind of agree with this. It's really good but I do think it's overrated.

I mean, it’s a good song, but massively, MASSIVELY, overrated. It barely qualifies for Queen’s top 20 songs, yet alone the best.

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26 Crank That - Soulja Boy

Nobody likes it, therefore its not over rated

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

Pure cancer. One time I saw a guy dabbing to this song, and he called it a "classic". I think I lost brain cells from that statement.

A fun song that is in no way overrated.

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27 Praying - Kesha

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

Everyday bro Gucci gang gorgous are my fravriote songes everyday bro is my favorite

28 Viva la Vida - Coldplay

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

I don't usually like Coldplay at all, but Viva la Vida is okay. I'd say that Yellow is a lot more overrated.

Lol calling Coldplay a "rock" band. Cut me with that edge

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29 Poker Face - Lady Gaga

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. - Disturbedpotato

I can't stand this song it actually sucks. So overrated

Do you want to smoke weed then din

I think Bad Romance is much worse, and it gets the same credit. - Alkadikce

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30 Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson

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.

It doesn't deserve to be the #1 song of 2015, let alone one of the biggest songs of all time. - NiktheWiz

I saw a little kid sing this at a talent show. *shudders* - Emberleap

Overrated but it's the most decent of the 10 most watched songs on YouTube - Alkadikce

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31 Love the Way You Lie - Eminem

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.

This is the song that birthed the generic, uninspired pop-rap garbage. (Me, My Self and I anyone? ) - DaWyteNight

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32 Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

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

Annoying song relegated to bars where drunk girls scream along.

Journey has released better. Nonetheless, the band as a whole is just overrated. - naFrovivuS

The fact that some consider this a "classic" is just sad.

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33 Get Lucky - Daft Punk
34 Rolling in the Deep - Adele

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.

This was probably the single most annoying song I have heard on the radio. they literally played it once every 25 minutes. I'm like, who actually LIKES this? The singing is atrocious, the song puts me to sleep, and I practically memorized this song caus I heard it so many times.
Two words: Truly Annoying

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.

Makes baby sound like One - lilrocketman

35 Fancy - Iggy Azalea

In The chorus that little kiddish voice is somewhat catchy.

CLUELESS

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.

WHO that WHO that I-G-G-Y? YOU SHOULD YOU SHOULD G-T-F-O!

36 Livin On a Prayer - Bon Jovi

Just a hair metal anthem with no meaning whatsoever, yet people call it the greatest song of all time just because it's old.

TAKE THIS OFF THE LIST NOW

37 Royals - Lorde

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.

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

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38 We Belong Together - Mariah Carey

How was this even number 1! - DaWyteNight

How Can This Be On This List? -_-

39 El Scorcho - Weezer
40 Hotline Bling - Drake

So Agree, Drake is repeating that same line over and over again, Every day, someone plays this garbage where I can hear it. SO, SO ANNOYING! - blst0033

Every online critic not on YouTube has put this in their top 10 for 2015. I call bull, this is terrible. Should be top 20 on this list. - WonkeyDude98

I hate that song. Repetitive lyrics, non tempo, he can't coordinate with the melody (Which by the way is stupid)

41 Bring Me to Life - Evanescence

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

This song is good, but it will never be as much of a masterpiece as My Immortal.

This is an amazing song, but I have to admit it is overrated. - tacoperson

I think the only reason it got on this list is because it became a meme... Ya know... WAKE ME UP INSIDE!

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42 We Are the Champions - Queen

It's a good song but not the best of Queen.

43 Like a Virgin - Madonna

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.)

44 Shape of You - Ed Sheeran

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

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

45 In My Feelings - Drake

This song hit #1 and has stayed there for weeks for no reason and has also gotten too much radio play. - allamassal

This is hella overplayed

All drake songs are overrated - Nandani

The stupid challenge and is overplayed. definitely - B1ueNew

46 Watch Me - Silento

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 - christangrant

Way overrated

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47 Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke

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

Most popular song of 2013 is so annoying and there are better songs this year.

I still don't understand how a song that took 30 minutes to make got so popular. The song is a plague.

It does not deserve being the #1 worldwide song of 2013. - StarlightSpanks

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48 Bennie and the Jets - Elton John

Elton John is overrated by so many old people it's not funny. - NuMetalManiak

49 All About the Bass - Meghan Trainor

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.

This song is every Fat Pride activists anthem. And it probably would've worked if they didn't take the "skinny bitches" part seriously. I'm underweight to the point where doctors tell me I have a 70% chance I could be anorexic, and from time to time I have girls tell me that I'm "lucky" to be skinny, well if they want to be a walking bean pole for the rest of their life, then be my guest.

50 Lose Yourself - Eminem

Number 10 on Best Songs Of All Time? If that isn't evidence that Eminem is overrated, I don't know what is! - yaygiants16

I really don't like rap music, and I also think Eminem is overrated at all. But this is by far his best song. There are other songs deserving more to be in Top 50. - Mesel

Not a bad song, but I've heard plenty of better rap songs that are nowhere near as popular as this.

No, the respect for this is enough, not overrated. - StarlightSpanks

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