Top 10 Most Overrated Bands of All Time

Note: Overrated does not mean bad or untalented, it simply means that a band has received more appraisal and fame than their music merits.
The Top Ten
1 The Beatles The Beatles were an English pop 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 with several genres, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements in innovative ways. more.

They were a good band, but there were much better bands that existed at their time that did more interesting, artistically influential and technically impressive things. If you believe The Beatles are responsible for anything more than creating a legacy of and influencing the future creation of predictable, four-chord radio singles, then you have been tricked by the faux-mythos and retrospective lauding done by the mass music media.

The Beatles may have been popular, and brought experimental ideas to the mainstream, but they did not innovate themselves. Sgt. Pepper's psychedelic influences were clearly influenced by Pink Floyd and Syd Barret, who were recording Piper At The Gates Of Dawn in Abbey Road at the same time - in a similar fashion, while many call The White Album experimental, it is simply a watered down version of what other, better artists were doing at the same time. Records such as Trout Mask Replica, Uncle Meat and Faust I are infinity more creative, diverse and ...more

It's funny how you guys are defending this band with such ferocity, claiming that there is no way they can be overrated. The fact that you feel so inclined to defend them in this way proves how overrated they are. Do you really think the most commercially successful band in the history of music needs to be defended? They don't. The success this band enjoyed eclipses the success of absolutely every other band to have ever existed. By defending them from their detractors as if they still deserve praise and credit (they've received enough of those), you are only making people hate them more. The Beatles are definitely overrated. Successful, influential and a major popular culture staple, but very, very overrated.

The Beatles: A fad that never went out of style. I don't see how writing such simple songs makes Paul McCartney and John Lennon musical geniuses. They're essentially the Jonas Brothers of their day, only they didn't have to pretend they could play their instruments and they actually did write their songs. They're not great, but they're not horrible either. Just terribly, terribly overrated.

I understand why Metallica is on here (too many idiots who listen to the black album forward and think Enter Sandman is the best song ever), but I don't understand why Led Zeppelin is on here. Stairway to Heaven may be overrated, but considering Led Zeppelin is the greatest rock band of all time, I'd say they're appropriately rated.

How is a band that literally changed the face of music overrated? You guys think that's why they are so popular, because they're overrated? Ridiculous! They created revolutionary music with ancient instruments. Today you don't even need to play guitar to have guitar in a song, you use a computer. The Beatles influenced every piece of music to ever existence after the 1960s. So for the ignorant teenage punk that listens to My Chemical Romance or 5 Seconds Of Summer who added The Beatles and all the idiots that voted for them. You don't think My Chemical Romance got inspiration from the Beatles? Probably not because My Chemical Romance sucks, but to say that the Beatles is overrated is the most ignorant and stupid thing I've ever heard. I feel sorry you honestly, you can't comprehend the influence of the Beatles so you listen to trashy music.

2 Nirvana 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.

The band was comprised of Kurt Cobain (Vocals, Guitar), Dave Grohl (Drums) and Krist Novoselic (Bass). more.

Let's break it all down. A band that's been around for about seven years producing only three albums. They were a different group at the time, which made them pretty popular and successful. But what irritates me is that people are forgetting the grunge groups that started at around the same time, if not before Nirvana such as Alice in Chains, The Melvins, Pearl Jam, and Stone temple Pilots and several others. Think about it, why is Nirvana treated so Godly now? Really think about it. Do you really think the song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is really the 9th greatest song of all time?! (According to the Rolling Stone Magazine it is.) And if Cobain: Why is he the greatest of the entire 27 club? Literally, why? If he never committed suicide (o disrespect to Mr. Cobain) would people still adore him? And I think I understand why Nirvana has grown more popular in today's youth (particularly high teens and high school students), Nirvana has a "musical connection" and they understand the ...more

Let's play a game of name the band. This band was very successful based on the strength of one song, which was only made popular because their lead singer was the first lead singer to be good looking and make grunge music. Through they had some okay songs, they are only judged by this one song only, and many people I know who are grunge fans can't even recognize one of their non-hit songs. Their songs were mostly about the same things (drugs, violence, and disobedience), but you honestly can't tell because of the amazing incomprehensible abilities of the lead singer. This lead singer is also only popular because he was good looking and was married to Courtney Love. Did I mention they were also master sellouts? This band is... Nirvana. For good 90s alt/grunge rock, I'd recommend RHCP, Pearl Jam, or Beck.

Seriously most overrated band. Most of the people haven't listened their much work, still they keep on calling them to be the best because Kurt committed suicide and suddenly they became a cult. I bet any random music listener won't like any of their songs except - Smells like teen spirit, heart shaped box and Lithium. No doubt Kurt was talented but he wasn't a good musician, because all their songs sound same with no variation. Just listen to them then you'll come to know.

I like some of Nirvana's songs and I get why they related to disgruntled teens in the 90s but I don't understand why they got that huge, I mean they where massive and the songs that they where playing at that time weren't that great, I think Bleach is a better album than anything they did. If Cobain didn't off himself they would only have made one or two more albums and wouldn't be talked about much anymore.

3 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 Rock, Hip Hop and Techno. Some of their influences include Nine Inch Nails, Deftones, The Roots and Aphex Twin. more.

I've always liked their music, but it is very simple. They are called nu metal, but their sound is not nu metal. In the end is easily their worst song, and numb makes my ears bleed. Chester is so whiny and while not a bad vocalist, definitely overrated. The only people that has at least a little skill are mike and chester. Should be number 2, right below the Beatles.

Heavy metal for autists. Go listen to actual music, such as Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, the Police, Weezer, the White Stripes, Arcade Fire, the Who and Blur.

I am LP stan but honestly they are overrated because in some regions like Asia no one knows any band except LP. But they should not be in top 10. People just don't understand that they just keep on experimenting with new music. Their first two albums- Hybrid Theory and Meteora were nu metal/hard rock - rap rock. Next- Minutes to Midnight was alternative rock with 1-2 songs of hard rock. Their next - A Thousand Suns was a total concept album, combining many elements of rock and some of hip hop, producing an electronica sound. Next- 'Living Things' was a masterpiece which perfectly combined so many rock elements. And Next - 'The Hunting Party' was heavier and alternative metal. They keep on mixing rock elements and producing new exotic music. Rock is incomplete without them.

I will never understand why so many people are obsessed with this garbage band. They went from an annoying angsty rap rock band to a generic electro pop band with no talent at all.

4 One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records after forming and finishing third in the seventh series of the British televised singing competition The X Factor in 2010. Propelled to international success by social media, One Direction's four albums, Up All Night (2011), Take Me Home, Midnight Memories and Four topped charts in most major markets, and generated hit singles including "What Makes You Beautiful", "Live While We're Young", and more.

One Direction aren't exactly bad, but their music isn't any different from the commercialized boy band pop that I've heard in the past ten years. And I've never heard any comments about how amazing their songs are - it's always about how they are apparently "hot," and saying they're not has gotten me a response like "well you're just jealous you're not as good looking as they are." I don't have a problem with them personally, it's just... they're way overrated for what they do.

My big sister was part of the One Direction fandom around 2013 or 2014 when they were big, she is now an ARMY (BTS fan).

I was never too into their music, I tried to force myself to like it for her sake but I couldn't even get past the 10 second mark without wanting to die.

I am now currently listening to Boy with love by BTS on repeat just to see what the appeal is. It's still pretty damn mediocre, but it's a billion times better than One Direction.

I mean look.. it is not like they aren't talented at all.. but I think that, regardless of the fact that they are a boy band, there are more talented people not only in britain but also in the world.. for example little mix. Those 4 girls are incredibly talented and underrated.. and THEY ARE REAL. They are 4 normal imperfect girls.. they spread girl power and make girls and women everywhere feel strong, beautiful, powerful and confident..
I am not saying one direction don't have a message they tried to spread but I personally cannot see any kind of message in their music...

They are not even a band to start with. They don't play instruments. They do not write their songs. They cannot even sing. No talent whatsoever. Their fans do not know what actual good music is. They have spoiled the whole music industry with their cheesy and awful "songs". I bet that in like five years' time they fade away and no one would know that they ever existed. I seriously prefer it that way.

5 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin was an English hard rock band formed in London in 1968 as the New Yardbirds. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums) and was very much the child of Jimmy Page who even financed their first tour. He had tasted some previous success with The [original] Yardbirds and was friendly with some big names in rock. Page states it was Keith Moon of The Who that claimed the band could only go down, like a lead balloon -- thus prompting the iconic name of Led Zeppelin. The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition as one of the progenitors more.

The band itself is great. Other than their plagiarisms, I have no problems with them. But it's their arrogant, annoying hardcore fans that make them one of the most overrated bands of all time. They go around everywhere saying that Zeppelin is the greatest band of all-time, with the greatest guitarist, singer, bassist, and drummer of all-time. Whenever somebody says - for example the Beatles - is the greatest band of all-time, somebody has to comment saying like "No Way, Zeppelin is the greatest band ever! " even though the post has nothing to do with Led Zeppelin.
Just my opinion, they're a great band, but the fans are the reason why it's highly overrated

Fantastic band, but no other band should basically even be on this list. Even if "Stairway to Heaven" was the only overrated aspect of their work (and it most certainly isn't), the amount of how overrated that sole song is would still be enough to put them on this list's #1. But that's nowhere near where it stops. Take almost any music-related list on this site (or on the whole internet, actually), and there's at least 90% chance you'll stumble upon a Led Zeppelin item in the top 10 (maybe even top 5), even though it clearly doesn't belong that high.


Putting them on #1 on "Best Rock Bands of All Time" is just plain ridiculous.

"Stairway to Heaven", I already explained.

I can also name at least 10 guitar solos that are far better than that of "Stairway to Heaven".

Ritchie Blackmore is by far a better guitarist AND a better riff-maker than Jimmy Page.

Ian Paice is a better drummer than John Bonham. I can name 10 songs just by Deep ...more

They make tuneless melodies, are commercial maniacs, and almost a one-hit wonder (Stairway To Heaven is one of the greatest songs ever though and is a personal favorite), really aren't that special as people describe them, and are just completely terrible (except the Stairway part)... Yet people say of them as one of the greatest band of all time... And they aren't.

Metallica isn't that overrated to be at no 2, and other than that, Metallica does have much variety and sound complexity, unlike Led Zeppelin!

Plus, Nirvana isn't overrated! They're underrated and deserves respect for making history like no other! You people should think about that!

Wow! No F words for me!

Great band, one of my favorites. But seriously though, my least favorite from the holy trinity (Sabbath and Deep Purple). When a band depends on 2 songs entirely that's when you know it's overrated. Yes, without Stairway and Kashmir it would be a mediocre band really. Their records are not as good as say... Dark side or Paranoid, or even Sgt Peppers (an album is not 1 song so don't get all: LZIV has Stairway to Heaven and When the levee breaks). They clearly "stole" most of their songs. I know I'm ranting a lot and saying I still love them, but that's the truth. It's just that people see them as this divine rock band, when it isn't. And the fanboys are so annoying.

6 AC/DC 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 to front the band. Commonly referred to as a hard rock or blues rock band.

AC/DC are probably the worst and most overrated band ever. I have listened to all of their 15 albums in hope of finding a good, different song, but unfortunately nope. Every song is based around a few power chords, lyrics about girls, partying, and rock n roll (seriously, who sings about the genre of music they're making? ), and, well, nothing else. Second, Angus Young is the most overrated guitarist ever. Everyone hails him as a guitar god when all he employs is power chords and solos made of scales. Third, both Bon and Brian sound like dying cows high on LSD. Instead of hailing them as "the best that classic rock can get", listen to real classic rock bands like the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, etc.

Bon Scott sounded like Donald Duck having anal surgery without anesthesia. And he was replaced by someone who sounds like Daffy Duck having anal surgery without anesthesia.

4-5 Power chords, a basic blues drum beat, and a guy screaming about blood, sex, and drugs = every AC/DC song. Every song is completely devoid of originality and creativity, it's just the same old formula they use over and over again. Basically if you've heard one, you've heard them all. How on EARTH are they so low on this list, below Rush? Are you kidding me?

They were good before Bon Scott died, but after that things went downhill. The only thing I like is probably some of the guitar solos, and I'll admit it, they also had good songs after Brian Johnson joined. But his voice is often annoying, and thunderstruck is probably one of the most overrated rock songs ever.

7 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop punk band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

Went from a terrible emo band, to a generic pop rock band, to a dubstep band. The vocalist cannot sing to save his life. definitely overrated to an extreme degree.

Okay. I understand the overratedness if you're talking about Centuries or Irresistible or something. Ever since Save Rock and Roll (ironic name), it's gone downhill. But if you listen to Folie a Deux and everything before that, it becomes more clear that it's really only their newer music that is overrated. I love their older albums, but I must admit that their newer ones are not great.

Obviously anyone who knows about FOB is that they were on a hiatus for years, when they came back unfortunately they went a different direction with their music, by selling out. I enjoy every genre of music, but FOB before the hiatus was closer to punk rock than to a modern pop boy band.

Fall Out Boy has changed. They used to be pop-rock/punk rock but now they are almost hip-hop. I believe they were wrong for changing their music style from what they used to be. They are no longer a legitimate band where you can say that they are true to their fans.

8 Metallica Metallica is an American Heavy/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".

With their first two albums, Kill 'Em All and Ride The Lightning reaching underground success, their third effort, Master of Puppets has since become one of the most important heavy metal albums ever, as it became the first thrash metal album to be certified platinum. The title track has since become the band's most played song live. more.

I like them a lot and I even like Enter Sandman a lot but they are simply NOT the best thrash metal band, the best metal band and certainly not the greatest band of all time. Master Of Puppets is really not a great album, yet I like St Anger a lot so I guess my musical taste is slightly strange. People need to listen to Ride The Lightning more. I mean, that album was great. There simply were better thrash bands though, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer among the finest of those. The idea of them being the best band is a load of nonsense. I think that spot should go to someone with CREATIVITY and I'm sorry, but this band just ain't very creative. That is in fact the reason they are overrated; tens of billions more people listen to them more than REALLY excellent bands such as Porcupine Tree, who are almost unheard of.

Overrated does not mean bad. I have nothing against Metallica, but given that most Metallica fans will totally say. "If you don't like metal that's pathetic. You probably listen to 1D anyways" and "95% of you people don't know what music is, calling Metallica overrated" I think maybe, just maybe, Metallica can take a MINISCULE bit of criticism don't you think? Maybe? Would that be okay with you fanboys? Well, I'll just say they aren't TOO underrated, for the sake of not having a keyboard war. Sorry, I know that was a little harsh. Well then, fine, Metallica is the best thing ever to exist then. Ah, the fanboys are now appeased. I can sleep without a gun under my pillow tonight I suppose?

The band for people who don't play music themselves. They had a few good albums but nothing to write home about. Drummer Lars Ulrich is probably one of the most insufferable douchebags I can think of in music. He is supposed to be a professional musician, yet he doesn't practice his instrument, and can't even play some of their most basic songs without ruining the song. In the studio he used beat-detective programs to correct the drum track to make it sound a lot better and more tight than he can actually play. Just go to YouTube and search for Lars Ulrich drum fails and prepare to be blown away at how bad he is.

Kirk is truly a great guitarist, I can't take that away from him. But James is a growling frontman who can't sing. Lars can't play kick drum or drums, for that matter relatively well. They have had some great bass players but they have never really shown their talent. People will always say that Megadeth and Metallica are in the same group, but Megadeth has stayed true to thrash metal standards, with the accept ion of RISK, which was a poppy metal album. but it was good. Metallica's St. Anger was not even vomit worthy. Metallica will always, in my opinion be a pop metal band, ever since the black album they have lost touch with real thrash metal. Plus Nick Menza will always be better than Lars. Marty Friedman will always be better than Kirk. And David Ellefson will continue to be one of the best metal bassist out there. And Dave Mustaine will forever be better than James.

9 Aerosmith Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".

Most overrated band of all time. Period. A great deal of their popular songs are covers. They have maybe 5 original songs that people like. Some think that Steven Tyler is the greatest front man of all time. I think they're morons. Truly and positively the most overrated act ever.

They are a good band but they are a bit overrated. I've heard some of their most famous songs over and over again! I am a fan of Aerosmith and Stephen Tyler but they need to release some new songs or something.

They should be higher on this list. There are plenty of better rock bands on this list than Aerosmith. Foreigner, REO, definitely Lepard, and the Eagles have way better songs... And "Dream On" sucks.

They can't make good music to save their life, and I'm sick and tired of them representing the area I live in (somewhere around Boston).

10 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 percussion). Former members include Nick Thomas (guitar, bass, piano and keyboards) and Chris Salih (drums and percussions). The band was formed in 2009 with Joseph, Thomas and Salih. more.

I have a friend who recommended Car Radio, calling it "the greatest song of all time." Boy, was she wrong.
I tried so hard to like it since everyone praises it but I just couldn't. The lyrics are just...
Imagine in one verse, the song is about fish. Next verse, the song is about ice cream. Makes sense, right?
Now, I can forgive all of this. I'd ignore them, I'd accept that everyone has different tastes. That is, if their (some of their) fans would accept the latter.
I've had a lot of people shove Twenty One Pilots in my face, dubbing it as "the next God", that it's honestly getting tedious. I've seen "real" fans pull crap (calling other fans fake) just cause fan number two doesn't memorize all the songs/lyrics. I've heard (some) fans dub Twenty One Pilots as "emo"/"screamo"/heck, even metal. Again... how?
All in all, Twenty One Pilots would've been a decent band at best if only (some of) their fans would stop yelling at me for not liking Twenty One Pilots.

I have to admit, I do like a few do their songs, but I have to say that the fan base is seriously messed up. There are people who will go "You only like Heathens so you're a fake fan! Unlike me! I know every song and lyrics that they'be ever sang! " This is all crap. People have to understand that just because others are new to the band, that not every single one of them are trying to pretend that they've been with them since Day 1. I will say that there are people like that, who will pretend to be huge fans, and only know like half of a song. But they shouldn't be called out. If they want to be a poser, go right ahead. It does not, and should not effect that other person who knows some more stuff about the duo. I'm not trying to attack anyone, just putting my opinion out there.

Twenty One Pilots is very overrated. A good deal of their fans act as if they are some kind of pioneers. All the band does is pander to their fan base. A vast majority of their songs are autotuned and beat corrected, which winds up sucking out a lot of the personality they try so desperately to have. The lyrics are trying so hard to be edgy and "dark", when in reality they just come off as self pity and general whining, while also trying to maintain a sense of mystery, despite the tweenaged fanbase being able to figure out the "hidden" meaning to the songs. These are only a few reasons why Twenty One Pilots is overrated.

Let me put this as respectfully as possible. Please don't talk about Twenty One Pilots like that. They're my favorite songwriters. I do think that their hit songs are really overrated, but their less known songs are so underrated! Try listening to Holding Onto You, Guns for Hands, or Trees, to me those are like drinks of cold water on a scorching hot day.
I won't be surprised if people spew me with hate for this, but oh well. In 10 years they're going to finally mature and cringe at how inconsiderate of other people's opinions their 5-year-old selves were.

The Contenders
11 Radiohead 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).

Bands like One Direction, The Black Eyed Peas and Jonas Brothers should not be classified as "overrated". no one here cares about them anyways. Now Radiohead is a great example of an overrated band. The fans think they're god-like and will literally do anything to defend the band against criticism. If you don't like Radiohead, you're essentially the epitome of bad music taste and you have no right to express your opinion. They will also make sure every Radiohead album stays at the top of the charts on music reviewing websites by downrating all other albums in said chart. Don't get me wrong, I like Radiohead too, and I think they deserve all the attention they get, but god I do hate their hardcore fans and their mindless denigration of people who don't worship the band.

Gimme your downvotes, Radiohead fanboys. I'm ready for them!

What's so good about this band? Their songs are boring, pretentious, hipster garbage. I tried to listen to Ok Computer but I turned it off during the first song because it was so damn boring.

I used to like this band, but my opinion on them has changed quite heavily. They're just essentially an inferior version of Pink Floyd (though a superior version of U2). Thom Yorke's voice kind of sounds tired at times, and they're not "sophisticated" or "complex" at all, like their fans want to claim. Some of their lyrics don't even make sense at all. So yeah, there's not really much good about this band anymore.

Best Songs: Paranoid Android, Karma Police, Life in a Glasshouse.

Hipsters have forever ruined this band. Thom Yorke is not the second coming of Jesus Christ, dammit. He could probably cook up hot dogs and hamburgers on a grill and critics would rate it 10/10. There are other great guitarists out there that are just as good or even better than Jonny Greenwood, such as Keith Richards, Johnny Marr and Graham Coxon. Radiohead are a great band, but please, stop worshipping them as the second coming of Jesus Christ.

12 Coldplay Coldplay are a British pop rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed themselves "Coldplay" in 1998. Before making their debut album, they recorded and released three EPs: Safety in 1998, Brothers & Sisters as a single in 1999, and The Blue Room in the same year. The Blue Room was their first release on a major label, after signing to Parlophone. more.

No longer is Coldplay held to the standards of their finest LPs. No, they have fallen into the abyss of pop music composition, with repeating chord construction, shallow lyrics, and the all around disgusting need to fill their music in with electronic sounds and computer generated samples. Viva La Vida slipped by without need for excuse (it happens to the best of bands) but we continued to support Coldplay on the basis of what they once wrote rather than what they are writing. Now they construct minimalist garbage with more concern on their appearance, their popularity and expanding a fan base. Mylo Xyloto was the ultimate turn off for me, had it been constructed as an acoustic album (maybe even live like Nirvana's MTV Album) it could have shattered every sales record and every top ten list out there. Just picture the album as an acoustic set! But no, now they are forever permitted to sit in the spotlight because of their past work and not criticized for the boring and non stimulating ...more

They aren't half as bad as The Jonas Brothers, but damn are they overrated! Coldplay have collected such a large fan base, which is impressive considering they steal half of their work from Radiohead, but they are just so boring when it comes to concert performances.

Whiny, uninteresting pop rock for teenagers with mediocre tastes in music. If you want to listen to inspiring stuff, listen to the bands Coldplay constantly copy from.

All they did was ripoff "The Bends" for each album and then had a good album in "Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends" with solid tracks like "Yes", "42" and "Strawberry Swing", but have since then produced unoriginal, bland music like the song they did with the Chainsmokers. Also, The Jonas Brothers and One Direction are not overrated because everybody (outside of teenaged girls) hates them.

If you like them, more power to you. This is not a personal attack on the fans or the band members. But I personally don't see the appeal and why they're famous. They are nothing unique and quite bland to me. Their songs just make me feel... Meh. Not happy, not sad, just meh. There are many unheard of musicians that deserve the fame if you ask me and ones that are only known in my country that deserve the world fame. But yeah, maybe there is some point I'm missing.

13 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 is an American pop/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.

I swear to Odin and Zeus that if I hear Animals or Girls like you on the radio again, I'll refuse to be held responsible of any act of violence I commit against this band.

Oh, it's The Adam Levine Experience. How they've actually threw themselves down in lyrical and musical quality. The worst thing about this band is that they've actually got talent and have made something commendable band in their early. Adam Levine is nowadays more focused in staying a certain direction (He even admitted to it in an interview) and that's the reason why this band sucks so bad.

Let me just say, I don't actually hate Maroon 5. I don't even really dislike them. Adam is genuinely talented, and a lot of their older songs (This Love is one) were good. But now they're just so... So... Poppy. So generic. They're not horrible, but they get way more recognition than they deserve.

Maroon 5 used to be a good band, but now they're horrible, they traded in their catchy guitar riffs for horrible dance pop tunes, the other members of the band don't even matter anymore, it's really sad.

14 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).

Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan (Drums), their most notable drummer, passed away in 2009, being temporarily replaced by Mike Portnoy, who was replaced by Arin Ilejay, who was finally replaced with Brooks Wackerman. A common phrase for fans "foREVer" was created after the Rev's death in his remembrance. more.

It pissed me off that nobody understands how overrated this band is. I admit I enjoy the band and agree that that the guys have talent. But people act like they're gods, these guys are honestly no better than disturbed or slipknot, they're sound is just more appealing to most people. Being a guitarist, I can confirm that they're guitarist doesn't go anywhere near most of the guitarists in 80s metal bands. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad they're popular, at least it gives some hope to future music with what comes out today but as a metal band, they're way too respected and overrated, people compare them to the big four and other classic metal bands, a7x doesn't touch the classics

I can't believe that people think that a7x has the best guitarist and drummer. The drummer seems to just get points because he died at a young age. But people who think syn is the best guitarist just has no idea what they're talking about, being a guitarist I can say that a7x songs are some of the easiest metal songs I've tried to play. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad they're popular, it brings some hope to future music considering what comes out these days. But it just pisses me off when people compare them to the metal classics, they don't go anywhere near them, they're honestly no more talented than slipknot or disturbed

The Rev was one of the most overrated musicians in the history of crappy music, their vocalist sounds like he belongs in a boy band, their guitarists are generic, their bassist gets cut out of the mix 95% of the time, their vocals are either whiny or try to be hardcore, and their riffs are generic metalcore garbage. Abysmal.

This band is the most overrated and because everyone thinks that everyone in the band is the most talented person in the world. The drummer isn't that good, there singer sounds like a I dying cat that just had peanut butter, the guitarist just plays scales for his solos, and you can't even hear the bassist. Compare them with:
M. Night Shadows vs. Matt Heafy= Matt
The Rev vs. The Lech= Lech without a contest
Synester Gates vs. Rusty Cooly= rusty cooly would murder him
Johnny Christ vs. Les Claypool= HAHAHAHAHA! I feel bad for johnny :(

If you disagree with this then look it up for yourself on youtube.

15 U2 U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have maintained a sound built on melodic instrumentals. Their lyrics, often embellished with spiritual imagery, focus on personal themes and sociopolitical concerns.

These guys are basically the Nickelback of the 80's. They're bland, generic, repetitive, annoying, and untalented. Except I'd argue that they're actually WORSE (which I didn't even think was possible.)

U2 should be number 1. I hated them in the 80's. I hate them way more now. There are a million better bands out there. People act like they are the best thing since sliced bread. They have never been creative or talented. Just boring and repetitive. Echo and the Bunnymen were thousands times better. Simple Minds were awesome and the exact opposite of U2 and deaf people always compare the two.

My generation's Rolling Stones. U2 used to be good but they have been together for long enough that they have become washed up. "Beautiful Day" and "Sweetest Thing" are proof of this. The really great material--War, The Unforgettable Fire, and The Joshua Tree--are part of the past, and Bono has become so preachy and political now that it perturbs me.

They have been overrated at their prime and now criminally underrated. Opposite timeline to Queen. Coldplay need to allow U2 to finish their story they started. And the public need to get behind U2 because they are the last remaining important band although you wouldn't think it.

16 Slipknot Slipknot is an American metal band formed in Des Moines, Iowa in 1996. The band is best known as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of American Alternative Metal during the late 1990s - 2000s and are distinguishable by the band's clothing choices, consisting of black/red jumpsuits and horror inspired masks. more.

Agreed, Slipknot is what I call "radio metal". That does NOT make it bad, but when you're put into the genre of metal, you are subject to comparison to the rest of that genre. They are the best "metal" on the radio, but the "good" metal is usually not allowed on the common radio stations. Your local hard rock radio station will play Slipknot, but won't play Beyond Creation... Corey is a good singer, and they have a great gimick... But that's about it.

Slipknot sucks. Beatles are good not great jonas brothers arn't overrated except with girls all straight guys think they suck and I hate u2 except for vertigo. Whoever voted for Led Zeppelin I have a message from god he doesn't love you anymore.

I used to love this band but I haven't listened much to them lately. They are good but if anything they are just a wannabe tough guy band. Psychosocial and Snuff are still bangers though. But yeah this band is pretty overrated

Yeah I agree they're overrated, but haters gonna hate to the point that they care about who and how many people like it, hence why they are this high on the list.

17 Jonas Brothers The Jonas Brothers are an American pop rock band. Formed in 2005, they gained popularity from their appearances on the Disney Channel television network.

I would've voted for A7x since A7x is on the top of almost every other list above Metallica, Black sabbath, Iron Maiden, Slipknot, Disturbed, and System of a Down! But the Jonas Brothers... They're a disgrace to music. Worker musician are coming and greater musicians are dying. This is why I weep for humanity. But anyways why is Metallica, Slipknot, and Black Sabbath in the top ten spots?! I bet the only reason was cause of Metallica's softer tone and went to St. Anger, a bunch of Slipknot haters and Mushroomhead fans saying Slipknot ain't real music, and obviously people who don't know music when it comes to Black Sabbath. Metallica, a Slipknot, and Sabbath should NEVER be on this list 2 pioneers of metal on the top 10 and one of the greatest bands of the modern day in the top 10! Nonono! Jonas Brothers suck sorry fangirls, also Justin Beiber and One Direction suck too

LOL I have no idea why these guys are still here. I mean sure they're really REALLY bad but seriously, these guys are no longer relevant. They only existed because of their crappy show on Disney Channel and to sell a few records along the way. They're Pop-Rock were nothing special. But under today's music scene, they were never critically acclaimed and only worshipped by children. That's right they were FOR CHILDREN. They're a joke by today's standards but are rarely heard of today. I can name possibly a dozen more bands that are even more overrated. If you think these guys are still popular or overrated then that goes to show you how distant you were from pop music either in 2008 or today.

The Jonas Brothers ended in 2013 and I haven't heard from them ever since. I'll be honest if I said I used to enjoy a few of their songs when I was a "tween", and then I started to drift towards other genres as a teen and adult.

And besides, as mediocre as they could get, there's worse out there in terms of fanbase.

What the heck, guys! This can't be here since its not even a band! Just a bunch of glass-breaking guys that brainwash young people so that they follow them everywhere they go and fight to swallow their saliva!

18 Queen Queen are an English rock band formed in London in 1970. The original lineup was Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, 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 was a fan of Smile and encouraged them to experiment with more elaborate stage and recording techniques. He then joined the band in 1970, suggested "Queen" as a new band name, and adopted his familiar stage name. John Deacon was also recruited to complete the line-up. more.

They've got some memorable singles, but the truth is, neither of their albums is great. They were one of the bands that focused their career on singles, just like modern pop "musicians".

It's easy to say that Queen is brilliant, but if you hear someone saying that, ask them what's their favourite Queen album. I guarantee you they will stare at you quietly, because they probably don't know any, aside from single compilations and best of-s.

The band, sadly, became a victim of their singles' success - these days everyone know Bohemian Rhapsody and I Want to Break Free, but their discography as a whole is just average, mediocre. If you don't believe me, go and listen to it for yourself.

Queen are truly overrated. They are the ones most often associated with people who believe that they were "born in the wrong generation". "Bohemian Rhapsody" is overplayed on rock radio all the time. Their songs are all overplayed in commercials as well. Freddie Mercury is constantly worshipped as the second coming of Jesus Christ, not realizing that they're are other great frontmen too, such as Mick Jagger, Roger Daltrey, Joe Strummer and Morrissey. To add to this, he even ends up overshadowing the other members of Queen as well. Queen are a great band, but please, stop worshipping them as gods and listen to other classic rock bands who achieved as much as Queen did. Also, if I hear another Queen song in a commercial again (I don't listen to the radio at all, too much mediocre songs over good songs), I will burn every single Queen album and single on the planet and crush them all up, then throw them into a pit.

Of all the four hit wonders that there have ever been, Queen is by far the mot overrated. Bohemian Rhapsody is a masterpiece, but that's about it. Almost every other song is slow, plodding, and repetitious. Of course Freddie Mercury is one of the gods of rock, but he's no Robert Plant, or even Mick Jagger. Hate to be the one to mention the gorilla in the room, but Mercury gets most of his recognition as the greatest frontman because 1. He's gay and 2. He's dead. I have nothing at all against people who are gay (I support gay rights), and I wish he were here too, but I don't put him on a pedestal for unrelated reasons. And as far as today's Queen? I take them about as seriously as today's Lynyrd Skynyrd. Without Freddie Mercury, there is no Queen. The same would go for the Beatles without Lennon or Harrison, Nirvana without Cobain, and Skynyrd without Van Zant. Mercury's absence left a hole that can't be filled by Adam Lambert. To say Queen is better than bands like Led Zeppelin or The ...more

In a time of Margaret Thatcher and the UK in financial lows, Queen wrote 'Radio Gaga', a song about absolutely nothing.

Some songs are more than questionable. 'Tie Your Mother Down' is a song about tying a young girl's mother down so the narrator can sleep with her without interruption from the parents. I guess paedophilia was okay 40 years ago.

People give Mercury so much praise and I can't deny all of it, however, majority of people who came into contact with him said he's not the kind of person you'd want to spend any time with. And realistically he is the reason Queen fell apart and the band members started to hate him.

19 Bon Jovi Bon Jovi is a hard rock/pop rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's most famous album is Slippery When Wet, released in 1986, and had multiple hit singles such as "You give love a bad name", "Livin' On A Prayer", and "Wanted Dead Or Alive". The band's success continued well into the 1990s and 2000s, and the group still makes music to this day. They have sold around around 83 million albums worldwide.The band's first four albums blended the glam metal more.

Screw Bon Jovi. They're pretty much the One Direction of the 80s. They constantly get called "legends" just because they're old, which is NOWHERE NEAR true. "Livin' on a Prayer" is a horrendously cheesy hair metal anthem about some weird story that makes no sense, and also has the most unnecessary guitar solo I've ever heard. Jon Bon Jovi is an AWFUL singer, and he constantly looks and sounds like he wants to vomit. "Always" is just a broken, cheesy break-up song about someone that HE probably cheated on. "It's My Life" is yet another annoying anthem about nothing. Anyways, come at me, senior citizens with your poorly-spelled comebacks.

Horrible band. The Madonna of hair metal bands. They also proved that success in the music industry often depends on how badly you want it and what type of persona you present, not actual talent. I don't believe their songs could be any more simplistic. How they aren't numbers 1 through 5 on this list is baffling. Perhaps people realize they are 4th rate talent and eminently forgettable so they simply did not vote for them. It's the only thing I can think of.

This is one of the most overrated bands ever. Living on the Prayer is overrated and cheesy song. I despise the vocals. It really makes me cringe. Their music sounds bland, annoying and cheesy. Even Nickelback are much better than this crap.

Another highly overrated band. Unlistenable pop rock, and JBJ's vocal ability is average at best.

20 Blink 182 Blink-182 are a pop-punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) Tom DeLonge (Guitar, vocals) Scott Raynor (Drums). Raynor was fired from the band in 1998 and replaced by drummer Travis Barker. They got into mainstream after the album "Enema of the State" Tom DeLonge left the band in 2015 and was replaced by Matt Skiba. Tom DeLonge returned in October 2022, bringing the classic line-up back

How can anybody compare this band to Green Day. This is supposedly a rival band. I listened to all the small things waiting for the good part, but of course it never came. Green Day has some of the greatest punk/rock/alternative albums ever like dookie, insomniac, nimrod, and American idiot. I hate how people think Green Day is a sellout just because they add variety to albums like blvd of broken dreams. Blink 182 is literally 100 times worse than Green Day.

I like this band, but Green Day is much better (Green Day is my 4th favorite band, behind Beatles, Stones, and U2).

Plus, it takes a LONG time to adjust to Tom's voice.

I haven't heard too much from them, and I shouldn't judge them by one song, but... "All the Small Things" is one of the dumbest songs I've ever heard.

I absolutely despise both of the vocal performers in this band - not on a personal level, but their voices... I can't do it.

21 Guns N' Roses Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1985. The classic lineup, as signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. Apart from hard rock they are also associated with heavy metal. more.

There are one of my favorite bands but they only had one awesome album, Appetite for Destruction and they only lasted about 9 years before they broke up but now they are back together again. Like I said they only lasted 9 years on the road they were only good for about 4 of those 9 years, 1987 - 1991 after Use Your Illusion 1 and 2 came out everything crumbled. They are still a good band and all of the band members are extremely talented individuals but they had very few hit songs.

I LOVE Guns N' Roses, but they are most defiantly overrated. They had one number one hit, with a couple other songs that even remotely hit the charts, and all of the sudden everybody in the world is in love with these guys! I love the songs but some of the attention that they are getting should go to a far more deserving band, whomever that may be.

White Trash music. I remember all the disgruntled metalheads in high school liked them; the types who would go to their friends' houses and sniff glue because their parents caught them smoking pot. And the music itself was loud, angry, and obnoxious. Appetite for Destruction is one of the worst albums I've ever heard. (As a side note, I wish I could include Van Halen on this list!)

November Rain is definitely horrible and their first album was only good one, people need to understand that these guys only made Appetite For Destruction (Awesome), and then they sold out to fame, made crap songs after that. (Why are the Beatles at five, why are they even on here? )

22 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, singer John "Ozzy" Osbourne, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward.

The band became mainstream after improving after their debut album got panned. In 1978, Osbourne was fired and replaced with former Rainbow vocalist Ronnie James Dio. Who went to release 2 albums before leaving in 1983, only for Osbourne to return in 1992. more.

Their music was nothing special take the popular song Paranoid for example very simple guitar and drums. They weren't really good musicians they were just OK. They have a cool name and Ozzy had an interesting unique sounding voice and persona that's it. The same with Dio. I'm tired of seeing all three Classic rock bands which now should be considered Antique Rock taking over all the top 10 spots. Oh they were so innovative and influential and if you didn't have them you wouldn't have the newer bands. Most of all the bands I listen to weren't influenced by classic rock bands anyway. Most of all the greatest bands ever came out of the 80s and 90s with the exception of the greatest most experimental most wide variety of sound band EVER the Cure.

Whatever Metal listing I go too, Black Sabbath is almost always at first place. Much of their songs are actually pretty boring if you ask me and Ozzy Osbourne at this point is more of a celebrity. And lastly, they never really invented Heavy Metal; it rather helped in developing the genre experimentally and commercially. They deserve some credit, that's for sure, but I don't consider them among Metal's best, even if they were among the earliest precursors.

Ozzy is a reality show star that decapitates animals for fame. If metalheads consider that a king/chad/god/innovator, then they deserve to be mistreated by society.

A lot of people are overreacting here... Black Sabbath are amazing, but they were ONE of the creators of metal. Not the ultimate creator.

23 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). Their best works include songs like Paint it Black, Sympathy for the Devil, Satisfication (Which ranked no. 2 in The Rolling Stones Magazine’s best songs of all time list). The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. In 2012, the band celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Another band I DETEST! And I'm not afraid to say that. The only reason they are viewed as great is because, like the Beatles, aging Baby Boomers are living out their memories whenever "Satisfaction" or "Paint It Black" come on. I don't even consider "Honky Tonk Woman" to be a good song. My father used to talk about how great a musician Keith Richards was. But the truth is, there have been better guitarists in rock history. Hendrix, Clapton, and David Gilmour come to mind. Gilmour could blow Richards out of the water any day. And I mean this: the Rolling Stones are one of the worst bands of all time.

They aren't overrated, they are great, they have got some of the best songs of all time. Gimme Shelter, Sympathy for the Devil, You Can't Always Get What You Want, Paint It, Black, Wild Horses, It's Only Rock N Roll, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Can't You Hear Me Knocking... They are really really good on what they do... MUSIC... But they are bad persons, just because one thing: They are talking about war and about bigger problems, and they doesn't seem to understand they aren't going to stop until you solve the little ones: Brian Jones, they left a lost man alone, think about that

The Rolling Stones are a great band but they are also one of the most overrated. They should be on the top 5. Everyone says they are the best band ever and that is complete lie. You should listen to Rush and Guns 'n' Roses.

Dear Lord, I HATE Mick Jagger. His singing is absolute garbage, his dancing is creepy, and I just want to punch someone every time I hear his name. Keith Richards' playing is weaksauce, just the same old crap over and over again.

24 The Black Eyed Peas The Black Eyed Peas is an American hip hop group, consisting of rappers,, Taboo, and singer Fergie.

I put them, One Direction, all that new junk in the post 2000 era where Americans will pretty much listen to anything if they can dance to it. This is another one of those groups, temporary ear-candy, it's like we choke on handfuls of this garbage while real, talented bands and musicians get put on the back burner and can't get album deals or airplay.

Worst musical group I have ever heard I mean really one of their songs is called "Lets Get Retarded" all I have to say to that is REALLY? Oh and another thing one of there songs has the lyrics "I'm A BE" and repeats those lyrics over and over again. So yeah these guys suck.

How the hell are The Beatles, Queen, BTS, Nirvana, Guns N Roses, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Linkin Park Slipknot and The Rolling Stones above the masters of obnoxious samples and the embodiment of the destruction of EDM's dignity?
The bands previously mentioned are not without flaws, but I don't think they could create something as horryfying as My Humps and I Gotta Feeling even if they tried.

For a band that is starting to make songs about numbers and the days of the week, they are finally beginning to be perceived as not the greatest band by their fans. That Super Bowl performance has also started their slow but truthful demise.

25 KISS Kiss is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the band's original manager, Lew Linet.

Just relied on makeup as well as a few commercial singles. Also what would possess you to sell condoms with Gene Simmons on them

Had a certain amount of creativity, but wasted it on the stage show theatrics and wound up with the most sterile class of rock imaginable.
The truly scary part is that they have a fanbase who could care less sbout music as an art form. they could just play the Alphabet song for two hours straight, and no one would bat an eye as long as they remembered the makeup and the fireworks.

I hate kiss. They literally have no decent songs. And they just started there band to make money. They just became famous due to there costumes and stage antics. NOT there music they shouldn't even be called musical.

Without the looks, they'd be nothing. Gene and Paul are Jewish stereotypes who have created more white supremacist than all the David Dukes in the world combined.

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