Top 10 Most Overrated Alternative Songs

These are songs from the alternative genre that aren't bad but they do get a lot of attention.

The Top Ten

1 Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve

I know this song mostly because it's a well known ripoff case - The Last Time by The Rolling Stones. A lawsuit awarded the songwriting credits and royalties to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. - Metal_Treasure

That moment when you see a list of overrated songs and haven't heard of half of them - NikBrusk

Lol you probably don't listen to lot' of alternative like The Strokes do you? - BoredJeff02

The most overrated alternative song of all time. - BoredJeff02

2 No One Knows - Queens of the Stone Age

Kind of mediocre but not terrible. - BoredJeff02

3 Do I Wanna Know? - Arctic Monkeys

Not even one of Arctic monkey's best songs.

Overrated it is... - BoredJeff02

4 Creep - Radiohead

Quite a overrated song. - BoredJeff02

5 Uprising - Muse

Gets a lot more attention than it deserves honestly. - BoredJeff02

6 Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day

I like Green Day, but this song is so overdone. Most of the singles to American idiot were the worst songs. I prefer songs like St. jimmy, Give Me Novacaine or Whatsername over this song. - cjWriter1997

7 The Pretender - Foo Fighters

Not a bad song but it does get a lot of attention. - BoredJeff02

Definitely overrated, moreso than any Nirvana song. - NuMetalManiak

8 The Kill (Bury Me) - 30 Seconds to Mars

I think this song honestly requires no explanation. - BoredJeff02

9 Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes

This song gets a lot of attention and is generally overrated. - BoredJeff02

Its kinda overrated. But where's Smells Like Teen Spirit? - zxm

Not in the list yet or maybe in a perceptual void I don't know at this point. - BoredJeff02

10 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

Actually it smells like a overrated song... - BoredJeff02

In my honest opinion, this song is averagely rated and Nirvana is severely underrated. - ProPanda

Get this to number 1 immediately - christangrant

The Contenders

11 Bullet with Butterfly Wings - Smashing Pumpkins

As a Smashing Pumpkins fan, this song is overrated. - cjWriter1997

12 Someday - The Strokes

It gets somewhat a lot of attention but not enough to be ranked higher. - BoredJeff02

13 Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz

I like this song but I won't lie it is a bit overrated. - BoredJeff02

14 Basket Case - Green Day

Pop punk not alternative. - BoredJeff02

Agree here - christangrant

15 Rockstar - Nickelback


1 This isn't a alternative song (Nickelback at this point was a hard rock band)

2 Its not overrated if anything its overhated because nobody likes this

3 Why do people think its fun to add Nickelback to every list about being bad or overrated seriously the joke isn't funny anymore move on to hating something else - christangrant

16 Trouble - Cage the Elephant

If I hear this song on my Alternative Radio again, someone will die. - djpenquin999

Not a big Cage fan but overplayed it is. - BoredJeff02

17 Song 2 - Blur

The Smells Like Teen Spirit of Blur.

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Top Remixes

1. Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day
2. Bullet with Butterfly Wings - Smashing Pumpkins
3. Creep - Radiohead
1. Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
2. No One Knows - Queens of the Stone Age
3. Do I Wanna Know? - Arctic Monkeys



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