1 The Beatles
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.
Of course the beatles are the best on this list. They forgot to add ELO. - Ailan
Thank you, Swellow! I like the Beatles, always have BUT they are overrated. They are! And whenever I voice this opinion, I have to watch my back from the attack of the Giant Killer Beatles Fans. - Britgirl
Just gonna say this now... I fell asleep during one of their concerts
As songwriters ( Lyrics and melodies ) they were unique and therefor they can not be overrated. As musicians on the other hand they are pretty overrated. None of them were exeptional instrument players.
2 Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin was an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.
If LZ is over-rated, then every band is over-rated. They are in the top five music acts of all time, with a legitimate claim to the top spot overall. Nothing is perfect, but they are great, and even though many people do not like them just means that even more people do not like other music acts.
I get attacked on a daily basis just for thinking they're trash. Honestly what happened to opinions? - AlphaQ
I don't listen to them personally, but I think when it comes to musical taste people need to open up more. Just because I don't like Led Zeppelin or the Beatles doesn't mean I hate them as people, I just don't enjoy their music. People take it too personally some times, and though I think it's a good thing to be passionate about something you like, some people go way over the top. - MasonOcker
This zep fan admits that Led Zeppelin done many bad things.And they are overrated(little bit of ) - zxm
Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury ...read more.
I'm a big fan of Queen's music but they have some fans who are delusional and fanatical, especially about Freddie. He's a good singer but he's not the best ever. Besides, you don't need the best voice ever to be a rock star.
Over loved by teenage boys who are pumped up on their first surge of testosterone, and suddenly imagine that they are incredibly wise and important.
Yes of course, criticizing for good reasons is always fine. We should ask, what exactly are good reasons, and who gets to decide if they are good.
Most Queen fans are OK, but some fans disregard the band's career and simply overpraise Freddie Mercury or ignore a lot of their songs. - Swellow
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from ...read more.
She's just a former Destiny's Child member! I love most of her songs! She's so cool, she's popular. - DynastiSugarPop
I don't like Beyonce. - Userguy44
I don't like Beyoncé. This has made me lose friends. - Teravolt1422
In that case they weren't proper friends in the first place, so I say good riddance. - Entranced98
I like Beyoncé a lot but that doesn’t mean you have to
5 Melanie Martinez
Melanie Adele Martinez is an American singer and songwriter. Melanie Martinez auditioned for the American television vocal talent show The Voice and became a member of Team Adam.
True, if you criticize Melanie Martinez near me you will die a very slow, painful death. #Crybabies4Ever! If you are a die-hard fan of her, like me!, you are automatically my new BFF!
She is often praised for being "original" when a lot of singers have a similar style. - XxembermasterxX
"She is actually good", so you are saying she is better than The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and the other artists listed, which justifies her fans lashing out.
No she only said melanie is good and I think you should shut up because you're overreacting - RoseCandyMusic
I don't know. Although the fans are like any other fans from any other fandoms and will attack you for the hate, she actually is good. - AnonymousChick
6 Taylor Swift
Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. ...read more.
Well she gets hate but I don't really see the fans get angry and stuff. - AlphaQ
7 Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that is originally from Columbus, Ohio, who are best known for their songs "Stressed Out", "Heathens" and "Ride". Currently there are two members, Tyler Joseph (lead vocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizers, ukulele, bass and guitar) and Josh Dun (drums and ...read more.
They are very generic sounding, their songs revolve around the same themes, and it's been said before, genre bending has been done before. Zappa, Gorillaz, Green Day, heck, Pink Floyd mixed in prog and psychedelic along with some (very little) pop. They're not unique. Not even the slightest. Just a Chili Peppers knockoff.
What is so special about this band? Genre bending has existed before, and artists such as Gorillaz or Zappa did it much better between these two. Then there's the Skeleton Clique, arguably the worst new music artist fanbase. - Swellow
In my opinion they really suck... hear me out on this one. For one, most of their songs consist of what's basically 3 chords. Secondly, their 'relatable' lyrics are as cringe-worthy as they are pathetic. Lastly, their lead singer can't even sing! (Not to mention most of their fan base is absolutely terrible) - Brobusky
I'd rather not say anything, I've said plenty already. Looking at these replies it's quite ironic and definitive what list this is on.
Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.
Like most popular bands, they're decent but so many people make them out to be more of who they are. - Swellow
I like Megadeth better fight me. - XxembermasterxX
I usually get downvotes when I say this band is overrated. - zxm
I like Metallica. Not their fans. - Teravolt1422
9 Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden are an English Heavy Metal / Hard Rock band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm ...read more.
Iron Maiden us probably one of the only metal bands that are ACTUALLY good. - AlphaQ
Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.
Similar issue to Queen. Since Nirvana is very popular with casual fans, those fans who believe themselves to have superior and more serious musical taste decide that they can't be associated with anything that is so popular.
I admit I liked In Utero, but a lot of people just jump onto the Nirvana bandwagon after one listen of Smells Like Teen Spirit. - Swellow
I like Nirvana, but all those damn Tumblr kids treat Cobain like he's the messiah. - BeatlesFan1964
Nirvana is the most overrated band I have ever seen (and let's see how many votes or downvotes I get) - zxm
11 Linkin Park
Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative ...read more.
I don't like some of their songs, such as Crawling. - Swellow
Lame talentless hacks. Bobby Shmurda is better than Mike Shinoda. - AlphaQ
Linkin Park is a good band.They're one of my favorite music artists but their fanbase literally worships them,like really? They're great and all but they're not gods.-DarkBoi-X
I don't get what's special about this band. THey kinda suck. I also don't like the fanbase because every time someone adds Linkin Park to a WORST list they always say mean things like " WHOEVE ADED LP HAVE NO SOUL. SCREW DEM! "
Just wanna ask the fans: Look, I know you like Linkin Park but there are some people who don't really enjoy them like me. Please respect our opinions. I'm sure we aren't bad people. - AlphaQ
12 Michael Jackson
Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.
Back when he was alive, he was CONSTANTLY criticized, & attacked! - clusium
I'm probably one of the few people who WON'T attack you if you don't like him. - 906389
Overrated. Not bad, but overrated. - BeatlesFan1964
What a not-so-bad, very good music artist. He is now the King of Pop! - DynastiSugarPop
Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16th 1979 and died August 25th 2001. She was a dancer, an actress and an R&B singer. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, raised in Detroit, Michigan and died at Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. ...read more.
Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born on October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Canada. He started his career on Canadian reality show "Degrassi: The Next Generation".
People hate the fact that some people don't like him he is the worst rapper in my book - Hiimme
15 Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper and songwriter. Raised in Compton, California, Lamar embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg ...read more.
Me: "I'm sorry, I just don't like Kendrick Lamar that much."
Random person: "What? You don't like King Kendrick? What is wrong with you! You obviously don't know rap music! Kendrick Lamar is the greatest rapper of our generation and he already has two classics under his name and he is on his way to becoming a legend. He tells stories like nobody else, he's even better than 2Pac! You're wrong for not liking him! "
Me: "I think J Cole is better."
Random person: "How can you think J Cole is better than King Kenny! You're stupid and basic for listening to J Cole when Kendrick is the greatest of the current times! " - DaWyteNight
Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 - April 21st, 2016) was an American musician, best known for being one of the most popular and influential artists from the 80s, with songs such as "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "1999", and "When Doves Cry" .
I have noticed that the contemporary radio stations that had not played his music in years are now playing it again.
I'm guessing he's now a broken base; One side thinks he only got famous from his death, while the other doesn't. - Swellow
After his death, I want to listen to his music. - DynastiSugarPop
Richard Lamar Hawk, better known by his stage name Silentó, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. He is best known for his debut single "Watch Me", which reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100.
He's a diet-Soulja Boi. I only defend him once and that was because he only had 1 song. Watch Me Fail. But now he has another song so I'm not gonna defend him at all. As a negative-star artist he is talentless and I would never want to hear him in a concert. EVER. -1/10 - AlphaQ
18 Maroon 5
Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.
Their early material is decent but their new pop stuff is garbage.
The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner.
How come the Dude is so likeable? - BeatlesFan1964
20 Kanye West
Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching ...read more.
21 Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd was an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters ...read more.
I'm a huge Pink Floyd fan, but I don't act like I'm superior to the others just for listening to a band they don't!
I agree that it's an amazing band, but the fans are really annoying. Most really believe they are SUPERIOR for listening to Pink Floyd. It's just a band, calm down.
22 Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1970, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry, with 18 number 1 records to her name. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and music videos, and she is "well known" for her over-the-top ...read more.
I feel like she's lost what made her voice so powerful, but apparently, hoarse vocals sell. - Swellow
23 Flo Rida
Tramar Lacel Dillard, better known by his stage name Flo Rida is an American rapper and pop music artist from Carol City, Florida. He is known for songs such as "Low", "Right Round", "Sugar", "Club Can't Handel Me", "Good Feeling", "Whistle", "Wild Ones", "My House" and "GDFR."
Total trash - VideoGamefan5
Other way around - DaWyteNight
Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.
This is what I know from a few of his diss tracks: He is VERY AGGRESSIVE when it comes to dissing that it's impossible to beat him in a battle so it's best to give him respect because if you do something bad you're screwed - AlphaQ
He's overrated by people that don't even listen to rap music. He does not represent casual rap. He is part of pop rap, just like Taylor Swift is part of pop country. In my opinion, a person should not say that someone is the best of a certain genre if they don't care about any other part of that genre.
DUde he's counted as hip-hop rap. I think you talking bout Drake cause he pop rap - AlphaQ
I can criticize him for being not up to par with his earlier stuff, even though his recent stuff is good. That being said, I look forward to his new album. - Satire
Eminem is my favorite but why can't I criticize him - Hiimme
AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014 . They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1979, after which they hired Brian Johnson ...read more.
26 Black Veil Brides
Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. ...read more.
Those guys are horrid but I don't get attacked. - AlphaQ
27 Avenged Sevenfold
Avenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). ...read more.
A7X is a good band. talented one. But I think I can handle their criticisms. Well many people don't like them because of their appearances. Though its not a reason to hate a band but still I am OK with it. I am also ready to admit that they are little bit of overrated. - zxm
Joel Thomas Zimmerman (a.k.a. deadmau5) is a Canadian DJ producer, formerly a web developer, who produces a wide variety of electronic musical genres, such as electro and dubstep, but is best known for popularizing work in the areas of progressive house and electrohouse, along with the genres themselves. ...read more.
I personally think Deadmau5 is a bit overrated cause he gets too much recognition. But that doesn't mean he's bad. He's quite fun. 9/10 - AlphaQ
So overrated. I can name 10 different electronic artists far better than him - Teravolt1422
He's not even in the top 5 for electronic music artists. Consistently average compared to artists of the same genre, yet he gets the most attention.
But in the end, he's not bad. - SwagFlicks
29 Green Day
Green Day are an American pop punk, punk rock, and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1986. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative ...read more.
I am a green day fan. Love a lot of songs of theirs. And I am saying that Billie Joe Armstrong doesn't have a good voice. - zxm
Green Day fans are actually pretty chill - ProPanda
Tons of people don't like Green Day, they are very average.
30 Imagine Dragons
Imagine Dragons is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.
31 Notorious B.I.G.
Christopher George Latore Wallace, born May 21, 1972, better known by his stage name The Notorious B.I.G (sometimes Biggie Smalls or just simply Biggie), is an American rapper from Brooklyn, New York. On March 9, 1997, he was murdered in a drive by shooting in Los Angeles, California at the age of only ...read more.
Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur and investor born on December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for his albums Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, and The Black Album. He is considered to be one of the best rappers of ...read more.
33 Cannibal Corpse
Cannibal Corpse is a American death metal band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1988. The band is known for their graphic album covers, explicitly violent lyrics and song titles like "I C** Blood" The group got into mainstream after performing the song "Hammer Smashed Face" in the 1994 film Ace Ventura: ...read more.
SUCK - XxembermasterxX
34 David Bowie
David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie (January 8, 1947 - January 10, 2016) was an English singer born in London, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He is credited for his experimental and creative musical discography which has won praise and accolades for many critics and fans. ...read more.
9 months later, and the David Bowie troll is still getting turned on by adding Bowie to every list? - Swellow
Even though he died one year ago, I have listened to his music and he's the King of Pop and Rock. - DynastiSugarPop
This is more true than anything. How much criticism did the David Bowie "troll" get? - ProPanda
I'm a huge fan, and I'm not a bandwagoner that just says that because he died. - BeatlesFan1964
35 The Weeknd
Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was born on 16 February 1990 in Toronto, Ontario. ...read more.
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles ...read more.
Guessing this is a US thing. Most people in Ireland really hate her (Excluding me). - Swellow
The fans are deadly. They will do anything to you! - ProPanda
37 Johnny Cash
John R. "Johnny" Cash (1932-2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author, who was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. He died of ...read more.
He is an American icon, if you attack Johnny Cash, you are attacking America.
38 Hatsune Miku
Hatsune Miku, sometimes referred to as Miku Hatsune, is a humanoid persona voiced by a singing synthesizer application developed by Crypton Future Media.
I don't even know what thing this is. - zxm
They program her to sing, and the vocals are beautiful. You know better than Future (Ironic a robot sounds more human than him) - ProPanda
Her voice sounds like an emo robot come at me weebs. - XxembermasterxX
If u insult her, weaboos will track u down... - ProPanda
39 MF Doom
Daniel Dumile, also known as MF DOOM, is a British-born hip hop recording artist who spent most of his life in the United States.
Rush was a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). ...read more.
Have never heard of this band outside of here. - Swellow
LMAO I got dissed. How unjustified. - Swellow
41 Andre 3000
André Lauren Benjamin, known by his stage name André 3000 is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia, and is most known as one half of the hip-hop duo OutKast. Despite never actually releasing an official solo studio album, 3000 has built up a strong following online among hip hop listeners and often ...read more.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian-American pop singer. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning ...read more.
Her old stuff was okay, but her newer song like b*tch better have my money is Nicki Minaj level. - XxembermasterxX
43 The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). ...read more.
44 Dream Theater
Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", only to change its name to Dream Theater later. ...read more.
45 Jackie Evancho
Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and seven albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's 2017 album, Two Hearts, ...read more.
I have literally not heard of this girl outside of this website and her Wikipedia article. - Swellow
OK, listened to one of her songs. It was great, but even if her music appeals to an older audience, I still find it hard to believe the people who are long-time fans of older music are also fans of her. She's still a very modern singer. - Swellow
Music not intended for children.
Okay, I'm one of the " grown-ups " but her music style is crap. I was raised on Rock ( The Who, MC5, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath etc... ) and I'm still listening to Rock. It's not because you're growing older that you suddenly switch into her style of music. Never heard of her outside the many lists on the TTT. Did a try to see what's all the fuss about her... and I don't get it. How come she's so overrated on the TTT sites? She's not that great ( for young and for old audiences ).
46 Justin Bieber
Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette. ...read more.
This is a lie - Teravolt1422
Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).
48 The Byrds
The Byrds were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. The band underwent multiple line-up changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn remaining the sole consistent member, until the group disbanded in 1973. Although they only managed to attain the huge commercial ...read more.
Only old peole like jangly rock
Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.
Known for an average early 2000s nu-metal album with two substandard hits, then they faded away into obscurity. Amy Lee is an amazing vocalist, but she's basically the only reason the band is even famous. They are amazing, but people defend them for only two songs, and these are the people who say you can't hate metal or rock without listening to it. Within Temptation and Lacuna Coil, while having decent female vocalists, are admittedly much better. - Swellow
Tool is an American progressive/alternative/post-metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.