Top 10 Most Overhated Songs of All Time


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

People need to get over it.

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

It is not the worst song of all time, but it falls in one category with "Friday" and "How It Is (Wap Bap...)" as songs that try way too hard to be both happy/cheerful and a catchy earworm that they end up being simply annoying.
If you look at the verses, Bieber's singing and the production, there is little that wasn't well done. It is just the overall tone, the melody and the child-like sing-along chorus that's just unpleasant.
If you want to hear how such songs sound like if well done, check out Marit Larsen or Maria Mena. Their songs sound cheerful and uplifting, but in a natural way. They don't try hard to make you happy, they simply do so by sounding happy themselves in their music. Also the melodies and lyrics are better and don't try to be as simple as possible to be as easy recognizable.
"Call Me Maybe" is somewhere in between. The singer obviously doesn't try to be as insultingly simple and earworm-ish in her song (her chorus has more to offer than "Baby, Baby, Baby ...more - Martin_Canine

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2 Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus

Deserves Number 2 right behind "Baby". This is one of Miley Cyrus' best songs. I'm one of the few user sites who defends this singer even though her antics used to be crazy. You guys don't even hate the song, you guys just hate the video. And even THAT is not awful, I don't even care if she swings naked on a Wrecking Ball. The only part of the video that is remotely gross is when she licks the hammer. - 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

Meaning the video was disgusting but I liked the song. I'm not lying. - Carsrule300

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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

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

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

5 Best Song Ever - One Direction

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 Revolution 9 - The Beatles
7 We Built This City - Starship

No this SUCKS - AlphaQ

8 Happy - Pharrell Williams

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

9 Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson

This song is hated? - christangrant

10 Bicycle Race - Queen

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

The Contenders

11 Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
12 Rockstar - Nickelback

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

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
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

This song is good it's just that the stupid critics think their so 😎. They must be on '

13 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

14 The Lemon Song - Led Zeppelin
15 Photograph - Nickelback
16 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

17 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

18 Hello - Adele

This song is great - Cartoonfan202

19 Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites - Skrillex

Is this song hated? - DaisyandRosalina

20 #selfie - The Chainsmokers
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Top Remixes (14)

1. Rockstar - Nickelback
2. We Built This City - Starship
3. Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus
1. Baby - Justin Bieber
2. Friday- Rebecca Black
3. Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus
1. Baby - Justin Bieber
2. Friday- Rebecca Black
3. Let It Go - Idina Menzel

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