Top Ten Most Over-Hated Music ArtistsPetSounds There are a number of bands and artists who we love to bash, for various reasons--they're overplayed, they sold out, they make you want to vomit, whatever. But, quite a few of them are really worth examining on their own merits.
Please note that this is a list for music ARTISTS. So the likes of Justin Bieber need not apply.
The Top Ten
If anyone on here gets famous I hope you get called an arrogant jerk.
I didn't include him on the original list, since nobody really criticizes his music. It's just him. - PetSounds
Honestly? Does there need to be any further explanation? - TurkeyasylumV 4 Comments
I guarantee, 90% of the Billy-bashers have only heard "Piano Man", "Just the Way You Are", "Uptown Girl", and his other overplayed singles. Listen to Turnstiles and The Stranger, then get back to me.
"So let me lie, and let me go on sleeping. And I will lose myself in palaces of sand. And all the fantasies that I have been keeping will make the empty hours easier to stand." - Everybody Has a Dream (1977)
"They say that these are not the best of times, but they're the only times I've ever known. And I believe there is a time for medititation in cathedrals of our own. Now I have seen that sad surrender in my lover's eyes, and I can only stand apart and sympathize. For we are always what our situations hand us. It's either sadness or euphoria." - Summer, Highland Falls (1976)
Just a couple examples of his brilliant lyrics. - PetSounds
When I clicked on this list, I was expecting to see it full of Linkin Park, Avenged Sevenfold, Nickelback, Creed, etc. I am relieved to see that this list is full of great bands/singers. Personally I don't think I have ever seen a "Billy-Basher", and I didn't know it was possible to dislike Billy Joel. In fact, I saw him live last year! - ryanrimmel
I think Billy Joel is a terrific musician. His writing skills are undeniable, his voice is perfect, he's a great showman. What's not to like? - BKAllmighty
I'm suprised a lot of people hates Billy Joel. Why? I think he's great, in my opinion. In fact, his greatest hits album is one of the best selling albums of all time! So, haters are going to hate, I guess. - MusicalPonyV 2 Comments
I'm gonna fight whoever disrespected Glenn Frey's death!
Are people actually stupid enough to hate the eagles when Justin Bieber is out there? Some people don't appreciate good music these days
I just don't get the Eagles hatred. How can you not love "Take It Easy", "Already Gone", and "New Kid in Town"? And that's not even mentioning their deeper cuts. - PetSounds
Very good old "classical" rock band, who hates them please type what you love, it's extremely interesting.
P.S. Thumbs up who think Hotel California's one of the GREATEST rock songs of all time! - Fan_of_Good_Music
He gets so much hate, but artists should strive to be like him. he is very original and unique, and while his songs can be too loud and fast for me sometimes, they carry deep meaning. One of the most misunderstood musical artists in history! - Alpha101
A lot of people think he's evil, but he's really a nice guy in real life. His songs actually do have positive messages disguised as bad ones.
As long as we see him as a disturbing musician and his music's disturbing, who cares who's he in real life? - Fan_of_Good_Music
Yea he's a very controversial artist, but everything he does is for a reason with a deep meaning. - ComaWhite21
People may disagree with me but I don't care. I actually like Marilyn Manson. All you guys do is judge him by his looks and not by his lyrics. Who cares about looks. Looks don't even matter. His lyrics are fantastic and meaningful. You can dislike him all you want but don't judge by looks because you'll never know what someone is like if you judge them by their appearance.V 10 Comments
What a great band. Most people don't appreciate these guys and I don't understand why. Best Prog. Metal band of all time. - Beatlesboy9
Personally I don't like their fans, who always use instrumental complexity as a meter for rating bands and songs.
I don't think I've ever seen anyone bash Dream Theater. They're pretty much impossible to hate - ryanrimmel
I love Dream Theater! Whoever hates them is an idiot! - PonyV 1 Comment
I get that some people wouldn't like some of their songs, but Queen has great diversity and difference between their songs. Who knows how many people they have inspired? Also, who could dislike Killer Queen, Fat Bottomed Girls, Don't Stop Me Now, and many others? - pandagirl
Queen is the best band ever and if it's so easy for people to hate the best band ever, then these stupid haters should go eat some rocks and hang themselves! Queen for life!
Lots of people say they only got popular because most of their songs are "radio friendly." While this is true, they still have amazing songs. "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Killer Queen," and "The Show Must Go On" are some of my favorites. - Alpha101
Hipsters love to pile on the hatred for some reason. Let's be honest, there's no denying the greatness of "Bohemian Rhapsody". - PetSoundsV 8 Comments
She can't rap. When she tries to she sounds like a 2 year old.
What's this joke doing on the list?
She is not so good, I kinda like her songs
Number 10? Nicki Minaj is overhated? No, she deserves itV 4 Comments
Bruce Springsteen is a LEGEND!
The Boss has written some brilliant songs and lyrics. "Born to Run" and "Thunder Road" are simply perfect. - PetSounds
He can't sing. Listen to his version of Santa Claus Is Coming To Town and you'll see what I mean. - RiverClanRocks
Don't ever bs the boss
A bunch of artists ahead don't really get hate.
No.. There are much more music artists that are much, much worser than her! - LucyHeartfilia
The only thing I don't like about her is that she's not creative. All she ever really sings about are break ups and comparing herself to popular people, but you don't really hear her sing about anything else.
She's not so bad. I mean, not gonna lie, I genuinely like her songs. Not enough to listen to them on my own, but enough to sing along if I hear one of them. - keycha1nV 5 Comments
Man he sucks so hard
I don't get why Nickelback is hated so much. Because 'unoriginal music'? Yet they were hated bewrly as much as Justin Bieber. I'm sorry, but I don't get it
Oh come on, they're not the worst. they're just not as innovative as other bands.
She deserves the hate she gets. She may have a good voice but that doesn't excuse her awful lyrics.
She's gotten better in 2016, but if she releases another awful song with awful lyrics, I will agree with you. - DCfnaf
She can sing you can't deny that but she is far from the best. Nothing to hate about her really..
I disagree with a lot of these actually...
He's actually quite a lot of fun. Who can forget "Cheeseburger in Paradise" or "Why Don't We Get Drunk"? - PetSounds
Wonderful list Spencer. My list would probably have had 7 of these and that simply shows how similar our tastes are in Music. - Beatlesboy9
Ok, I have seen these guys live and they are not a bad band at all. And now they have Lawrence Gowan (a Canadian ;)) as their lead singer and he's the perfect fit for their sound. They have a great set list of songs, too. - BKAllmighty
They're not as bad as some say they are. In fact, they actually got some great songs.
I'm not a Bon Jovi fan, but I don't know why they are so hated
I'm not evena Bon Jovi fan, but I'm clever enough to realise they aren't terrible
I can name over 40 artists worse than Bon Jovi!
While I admit that they are not the best band in history, they have some great songs. I sing "Living on a Prayer" every day. Catchiest song in history. - Alpha101V 2 Comments
I love Rush. And I honestly haven't met anyone who actively hates them. So much talent from just 3 members. - IronSabbathPriest
I love Rush but I can see why people hate Rush- Geddy Lee's voice is very high pitched. - Pony
I love Rush. - Pony
I still fail to understand why so many people detest this group... I absolutely love their music, and yes, their last two albums were pretty awful, but listen to an album like Parachutes and A Rush Of Blood To The Head and tell me that there is nothing good there. I just don't see anything in their music that could possibly make so many people hate them so much. Just because something isn't "ground-breaking" or "genre-defining" doesn't mean it's bad. - Mard
I have read sereval quite long articles on why coldplay is hated so much. the main conclusion seems to be that coldplay isn't cool. cris martin is a normal, everyday kind of guy, not a rock star, and their music is very emontion driven. those are some of reasons I love coldplay, but others hate them becuase of that - RecklessGreed
Some of the general public may "hate" him but most musicians and artists appreciate and respect him, and credit him with being a strong influence. His spontaneity and experiments puts some off as well as his voice, "too deep" or unclear lyrics etc while others watch in awe, wonder and appreciation, trying to keep up.
I find his use of his voice often to be similar to a great actor and fitting to the songs, often an extension of the songs; otherwise, he's singing as he can and expressing his own songs and interpretations - doesn't have to be for everyone but it's certainly been for more than enough - Billyv
Sure he's got a "different" voice (And on that I find enjoyable! ). He's also had his share of controversial actions as well as things he's said (Most recently the comments on Merle Haggard), but he's just doing what he wants to do. There's nothing wrong with that to me! - higgsboson2142
Why would anyone hate on Bob Dylan? Because of his voice? That's not really a good reason on why you should hate on Bob. - Pony
He is a legend. Unfortunately he sounds like a zombie nowadays - ryanrimmelV 1 Comment
People hate on them too much and they miss out on all of the really good things they wrie
If you were to examine any song they have written piece by piece you will find many beautiful messages
Yeah, I wish Louis and Harry go away so there's only 2 moew
I will now question as to why the legendary cars are hated. What is simply not to like? Talented catchy geniuses if you ask me. - Beatlesboy9
Well, I like them. 'You Might Think' and 'Just What I Needed' are among my favourite songs. 'My Best Friend's Girl' is great too. - BKAllmighty
How can anyone hate them? They are all very talented musicians and their music is awesome. I love The Cars. So many great hits and so underrated. They need more credit.
Yes, they completely "sold out" in the '80s. But they were still darned good! - PetSoundsV 2 Comments
Guys, I have a parody with Pokemon Go by Misha for all these AC/DC haters, do you want to see? Ok: When I wake up, I'm grabbing my gun! I'm gonna kill you all!
Original: When I wake up, I'm grabbing my phone! I'm gonna catch them all!
Motley Crue deserves the criticism they get. They're nothing but rich white trash who play generic hard rock. All they waned was fame, money, and women, all of which they got. They are everything that is wrong with rock and roll.
Who in the world hates Foreigner? - Pony
It's humanly impossible to hate them. Hated for what?
They are great and underrated. - Metal_Treasure
Way overhated! She's a toughie! Few people can put out something like Friday and live to tell the story. - keycha1n
Aing more days of the week, Sing Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
So, Meghan, do you have the bass or your'e lying with your lips are moving
Let's face it, if same love was literally the EXACT same song, only Macklemore was bisexual, it wouldn't have received half the hate it got.
They're great, but a little repetitive. - Pony
Black Sabbath is one of the bands that created rock/metal. And even though some of their music sounds somewhat dark and satanic to some, that's not what they were going for at all. I love them. They don't deserve so much hatred and criticism.
If you hate Black Sabbath, then read my lips: Black Sabbath CREATED METAL YOU BLOODY DOPE! - Pony
He's a great drummer but he has becom so overrated that he is now overhated. Just look at any comment section where james played drums. on youtube - SoldierOfFortune
Even since his days with Black Sabbath, he's gotten a lot of hatred and criticism from a lot of people, especially churches and religious people, but he actually doesn't deserve all of that. Despite the sound of his music, he's not a Satan worshipper, and much of his music talks about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. He gets way too much hatred from way too many people. And personally, I love Ozzy. He's amazing!
They're better than they're given credit for. They actually have a lot good hits.
Related ListsTop Ten Music Artists that Have Gotten Worse Over Time Top 10 Music Artists that Have Gotten Better Over Time Top 10 Pop Music Artists that Got Worse Over Time Top 10 Bad Music Artists that Got Worse Over Time Top Ten Music Artists Who Have Over 10 Million Subscribers on YouTube
4 years, 49 days old
Top Remixes (12)
2. One Direction
3. Miley Cyrus
2. Justin Bieber
3. Linkin Park
2. Justin Bieber
3. Linkin Park
View All 12