Top 10 Most Overhated Songs of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 Baby - Justin Bieber

So, a C-list song from a mediocre teen is the worst song ever? Ha. Come up to me, I could think of 50 worse songs off the top of my head. - WonkeyDude98

I can think of over 30 hits songs worse than this - AlphaQ

People need to get over it.

That's an early song when he was 15. His second song. Its an oldie now.

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2 Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus

Deserves Number 2 right behind "Baby". This is one of Miley Cyrus' better songs. It's not great and it has shrunken on me, but the real hatred people have is the music video, which is just sickening. - DCfnaf

It's a great song, people hates this song because of the video, but who cares about the video? Listen to the cut version and shut up! - DaisyandRosalina

The song is everything a pop song should be: it is catchy, well-produced and well performed. It leaves an impression. It is very memorable.
People don't hate the song, they hate the music video. But even that is not as bad. If you cut out the few seconds where she licks on the hammer, it is pretty aesthetic actually. Yes, nudity is aesthetic. European know that. And the imagery of her tearing a wall down in slow motion is a good visual metaphor. But the shots of her with her tongue out ruin the experience. It us just trying to look shocking and don't fit in the overall concept. - Martin_Canine

This song was only hated because of the controversial video. If it wasn't for the video, I'm sure this song would have gotten much less hate. - allamassal

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3 Friday- Rebecca Black

No, this is actually justified.
One of those choruses that try so hard to be both extremely cheerful and an earworm that it ends up being annoying, lyrics that sound like a foreigner has written it (I must know, not being a native speaker) and a bad vocal delivery by Rebecca Black. Which is weird, because if you look at her channel, she can actually sing pretty well. She is overhated as a singer because people judge her solely on this song which is terrible. - Martin_Canine

The hate is justified, but the fact that a stupid electropop song by an autotuned teenager is the second worst song ever because of her voice and the lyrics...is ridiculous when you consider that so many other songs are stupid and poorly sung. Also, the death threats she received. Come on, you don't see those comments come up on the videos of people like Kodak Black, but here they're common? - DCfnaf

4 Let It Go - Idina Menzel

What I never got: why does one of the most critically acclaimed movies and soundtracks get so much hate on this website? - Martin_Canine

Not a great song, but if it wasn't from Frozen and didn't get oversaturated, people wouldn't despise it so much. - DCfnaf

People just hate it because it's from Frozen. - PerfectImpulseX

The original that is not sung in frozen is absolutely beautiful sounding. It's definitely not my favorite song but its ok. - BlueberryCatfish

5 Best Song Ever - One Direction

Yeah, this song is bad, but it's not the opposite of the title. - DCfnaf

It's just a mediocre and cheesy boyband song, but people call it the worst song of all time just because the title is Best Song Ever. Remember, the reason they named it that is probably because they were actually talking about another song in the lyrics. - allamassal

Pretty much every 1D song is overhated.

This song is definition of mediocre. All of their songs I know are mediocre.
Actually, both One Direction and the Jonas Brothers are entirely mediocre and generic, make music that is far from being memorable. But they... don't suck. There is simply nothing outstanding here, neither positively nor negatively.
So... why exactly the hate? - Martin_Canine

6 Happy - Pharrell Williams

Whys this getting so much hate while depressing songs like Stairways to Potato Cancer are considered good? - AlphaQ

This song is good. Overplayed, but it's a fun song. - DCfnaf

7 We Built This City - Starship

Oh, god no. It being rock doesn't make it overhated, this is a bad rock song. - DCfnaf

LOL it deserves the hate

No this SUCKS - AlphaQ

According to certain music magazines:

This is different from Jefferson Airplane, so that makes it the worst song ever.
UGHGGHH - 445956

8 Revolution 9 - The Beatles

The only Beatles song that I don't like!

It's very bad. - Userguy44

Horrible.

9 Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson

This song is hated? - christangrant

10 7 Years - Lukas Graham

This DESERVES it's hate. - AlphaQ

The Contenders

11 Bicycle Race - Queen

This is literally the only song in the top 10 that doesn't deserve the hate it gets. - benhos

This is hated? - TheFourthWorld

Voting because someone "Single Ladies" got in the top ten. - DCfnaf

I can’t believe people hate this. It’s not good, but it’s not a bad song. - Oxymoron15

12 What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction

Nah this song is Annoying as hell to hear but to be fair I have heard worse - christangrant

13 Closer - The Chainsmokers

I still can't understand the hate for this, as well as anything The Chainsmokers have released since then. - allamassal

Honestly, this is deserving of the hate. Lazy, bland, annoying, simply awful. - DCfnaf

14 The Lemon Song - Led Zeppelin
15 Rockstar - Nickelback

People hate on this for all the wrong reasons (yes pun intended) - christangrant

Decent song, not Chad Kroeger's best but not his worst

This song sucks. Photograph is way better. - ZeroBlaster

The 3 Nickelback songs on my list are hated for literally all the wrong reasons but I'll go into detail about why each of them are overhated
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This one is treated as one of the worst songs ever but this song is actually very good and fun to listen to but the real reason this is overhated is people think this is actually supposed to be about the life of a Rockstar which is not the case it's a PARODY of a Life of a Rockstar so yeah that's why this is number 1 on my list - christangrant

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16 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

Despite what some people think I don't hate this song in fact it is in my top 10 Nirvana songs but it's the fact that this song is so high and a lot of times number 1 on lists gets annoying and predictable anyway its also high on lists where it doesn't even belong I looked on the list of Greatest hard rock songs and it was Number 8 on a list where it shouldn't even be on in the first place whitch that only shows that the people who vote for it don't know much about music and only vote on it because of its popularity and nothing more. So in my opinion this song isn't overhated because of the amount of Love it gets overweighs the hate by 1000 to 1 keep in mind I don't hate this song but I get sick of seeing it high or even number 1 on lists even where it shouldn't belong. - christangrant

Incredibly overhated. People hate the entire band for this one song even though they've had several. This song is so overrated its overhated. - NuMetalManiak

It's the most over-hated song in existence! I don't listen to it very much, but does the song have anything offensive to hate it?

Wait what, this is the exact opposite - DCfnaf

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17 Hello - Adele

This song is great - Cartoonfan202

Love this song, I love most Adele songs! :3 - BlueberryCatfish

18 Something in Your Mouth - Nickelback

People hate this for false reasons they say its Mysogisnistic which IT IS NOT plus hating this song of rthe lyrics in inaccurate because it's a song about Sex but yet almost EVERY other Hard Rock band have songs about Sex sure maybe they are better at doing their songs and yes they do sing more than just Sex but it seems hypocritical to hate this and praise a Led Zeppelin song about pretty much the same thing - christangrant

19 The Trial - Pink Floyd

Do people hate on this song?
I never heard of anybody hating on it. It is actually an amazing finale on a critically acclaimed concept album. - Martin_Canine

20 Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen

This is a great song. 5/5 - AlphaQ

Its an OK Song, it just gets annoying if you play it all over again - VideoGamefan5

21 Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

This is hated! - Userguy44

22 Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites - Skrillex

Is this song hated? - DaisyandRosalina

23 #selfie - The Chainsmokers
24 Honey I'm Good - Andy Grammer
25 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

It's seems whenever this song gets added to any list, not even a day after, someone comments saying "they don't like the song" with a lame excuse. - christangrant

There is this dude after school who ALWAYS plays this song. It's SO annoying and dumb. - BlueberryCatfish

26 Whistle - Flo Rida
27 Crank That (Soulja Boy) - Soulja Boy Tell 'Em

I'm not saying it's good, but I think most people just hate it because they see it as the song that ruined rap. I can think of many songs worse than this one. And I can't lie and say that I didn't listen to this as a kid. - DaWyteNight

28 Higher - Creed

There's no way this is one of the worst rock songs ever - christangrant

29 Fireflies - Owl City

I love this song! Didn’t even know it was hated. - Oxymoron15

I grew up with this song
It may not be TOMMOROW NEVER KNOWS OR ECHOES but it's a charming happy INNOCENT song that I will always love.:) its just MY OPINION

30 With Arms Wide Open - Creed
31 Tis a Pity She Was a Whore - David Bowie
32 Right Round - Flo Rida
33 This Summer's Gonna Hurt - Maroon 5
34 Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
35 Boris the Spider - The Who
36 I Don't Wanna Live Forever - Zayn & Taylor Swift

I actually think this song is okay. - allamassal

37 Me and My Broken Heart - Rixton
38 Mr. Moonlight - The Beatles

Not exactly a "Beatles Song" as its just a cover, and 95-percent of their output was written by them.

39 Boyfriend - Justin Bieber
40 Mockingbird - Eminem

No this is great and everyone say is the best song of Encore

41 Work from Home - Fifth Harmony
42 Babawagen - Apored

This is a rap song by a famous German YouTuber that has way more dislikes that likes on his songs (he is known most for pranks, challenges and 100 degree knife videos).
Actually, I don't see the problem with his music. Sure, all he raps about is materialistic things and he is not a very lyrical rapper (the German rap scene has a large amount of multisyllabic rappers, while ApoRed uses cat-in-the-hat rhymes), but he actually sells it pretty well. The beats are dark and perfectly produced, the choruses are earworms and he has a good and melodious flow. Right now trap is very acclaimed in Germany, both the German one as well as the American one, so I don't see what makes this particular rapper is supposed to be bad. It's a pretty good overall package, not amazing, but not bad either. And this song in particular has a very catchy chorus.
A 3 out of 5 for me. - Martin_Canine

43 The View - Lou Reed & Metallica

I AM THE TABLE! - Swampert02

44 Range Rover Mansory - Apored
45 Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
46 Shape of You - Ed Sheeran

This song deserves the hate it gets. - Oxymoron15

47 One Call Away - Charlie Puth
48 Barracuda - Heart

Overrated doesn't mean overhated, and as far as classic rock goes, this song isn't as overrated (NOTICE - I DON'T HATE ANY SONG LISTED HERE) as Stairway to Heaven and Bohemian Rhapsody are. - Swellow

49 Wonderwall - Oasis

Is this song hated? I think it's a little bit overrated, but I love it!

50 Famous - Kanye West

He had permission to write that controversial line, and the rest of the song is pretty good - ProPanda

Screw this song and screw Kanye West

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Top Remixes (17)

1. Rockstar - Nickelback
2. We Built This City - Starship
3. Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus
Martin_Canine
1. Baby - Justin Bieber
2. Friday- Rebecca Black
3. Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus
DCfnaf
1. Baby - Justin Bieber
2. Happy - Pharrell Williams
3. Closer - The Chainsmokers
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