Top 10 Most Overrated British Bands

Bands formed in England that are pretty overrated. I'm not saying that any of these bands are bad but they do get too much attention. I'll be excluding American bands and solo British solo artists.

The Top Ten

1 The Beatles The Beatles The Beatles were an English 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 more.

Not only the most overrated British band but the most overrated band in all of existence. - SomePersonYouHate

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They get a lot of attention because they are they best! Michael Jordan is the best basketball player of all time. Should he not get a lot of attention. - westofohio

Sales don't lie! How can a band be overrated selling billions of records worldwide? - westofohio

They get too much attention and are called the best band ever when bands like The Who are far more talented. - SomePersonYouHate

I like Beatles but maybe their are overrated! - Sugarcubecorner

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2 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition more.

Think you're a true fan? Name one song other than stairway to heaven. - Not_A_Weeaboo

My favorites are Stairway To Heaven, Whole Lotta Love, Rock And Roll, & Kashmir - westofohio

Not as overrated as the Beatles but pretty damn close. - SomePersonYouHate

Not really worthy of number one, number two at best. - SomePersonYouHate

Has boring and unappealing songs.They also plagerized some songs.Also I am LitSavage I like DarkBoiX more-DarkBoi-X

3 Radiohead 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).

Can't say I agree since these guys are one of my favorite bands, but I know not everyone will see them as great as I do. Self-aware bias on my part - cjWriter1997

Nah, they're simply an amazing band. Almost every song I've heard from theirs is a solid 10/10 or higher. - DCfnaf

The only song by them I like is Paranoid Android not a fan of everything else. - SomePersonYouHate

Just really tired of hearing about them. - PositronWildhawk

Same they get annoying to hear about after a while same with the Beatles. - SomePersonYouHate

Creep is one of my favorite songs of all time - westofohio

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4 Coldplay Coldplay Coldplay are a British 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 more.

A more accurate name for this band would be Radiohead Lite. They're like Radiohead only with extremely poppy lyrics which are hard to listen to. Almost all of their songs are rip-offs. And to add insult to injury, they collaborate with mainstream pop artists, a lot. Such as, The Chainsmokers, Rihanna, Big Sean, etc. These guys just have no dignity. - RogerWatersfan1999

Eh. - SomePersonYouHate

5 The Rolling Stones 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). more.

My favorites are Paint It Black, (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, Ruby Tuesday & Angie - westofohio

Never got the appeal behind them and I never will. - SomePersonYouHate

There is no appeal for Paramore, that's why.

Who doesn't like the stones?

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6 Muse Muse Muse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The members are Matt Bellamy (lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, keyboard), Dom Howard (drums, percussion) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals). They've won several awards including 5 MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, 2 more.

One of the most overrated British bands out there. - SomePersonYouHate

I like them! - Userguy44

7 The Who The Who The Who is an English rock band formed in London, England in 1964. The most recognizable lineup was Roger Daltrey (lead vocals), Pete Townshend (guitar), John Entwistle (bass guitar), and Keith Moon (drums). They are best known for their live performances and hit songs Baba O'Riley, My Generation, and more.

As much as I like The Who I'll admit that they're kind of overrated. - SomePersonYouHate

My favorites are Won't Get Fooled Again, Baba O'Riley, I Can See For Miles, Who Are You, My Generation & Run Run Run - westofohio

8 Queen Queen Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and 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 more.

The one issue I have with Queen is that I don't enjoy many of their albums. There are many songs on the albums which I find to be great, but there is also an unfortunate amount of filler in most of the - kempokid

Somewhat overrated but nowhere near as close as overrated as the Beatles. - SomePersonYouHate

Only like 2 songs by them - westofohio

Quite overrated! - Sugarcubecorner

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9 Judas Priest Judas Priest Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band that formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. They are often referred to as one of the greatest metal bands of all time, and are even commonly called “The Metal Gods”, after one of the songs on their 1980 album “British Steel”. more.

Just because they're a decent band doesn't make them "not overrated" they get loads of attention. - SomePersonYouHate

10 Sex Pistols Sex Pistols The Sex Pistols were an English punk rock band formed in London in 1975. Although they initially lasted just two and a half years and produced only four singles and one studio album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, they are considered one of the most influential acts in the history more.

The Contenders

11 Oasis Oasis Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Developed from an earlier group, the Rain, the band originally consisted of Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs, Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan, and Tony McCarroll.

Not as overrated as some other British bands. - SomePersonYouHate

Don't think I like one song by them - westofohio

12 Def Leppard Def Leppard Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.

Some of the worst 80s music on the planet is from this band. - RogerWatersfan1999

13 The Verve The Verve The Verve were an English rock band formed in Wigan in 1990 by lead vocalist Richard Ashcroft, guitarist Nick McCabe, bass guitarist Simon Jones and drummer Peter Salisbury. Guitarist and keyboard player Simon Tong became a member at a later date.

Too me kind of one hit wonders with Bittersweet Symphony - westofohio

Only slightly overrated. - SomePersonYouHate

14 Bay City Rollers Bay City Rollers The Bay City Rollers are a Scottish pop band whose popularity peaked in the mid 1970s. The British Hit Singles & Albums noted they were "tartan teen sensations from Edinburgh", and were "the first of many acts heralded as the 'biggest group since the Beatles' and one of the most screamed-at teeny-bopper more.

Never heard of them. - SomePersonYouHate

Never heard the song Saturday Night - westofohio

Never heard of them? That's surprising. In the 1970's, they were the source of "Rollermania" in the UK and elsewhere. They were popular with teenage girls, had chart-toppers and their own T.V. series. - Crwth

15 One Direction 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 more.

How about irrelevancy compared to the rest of the bands on this list. - htoutlaws2012

They're pretty irrelevant compared to other bands on this list and haven't gotten attention since 2013. - SomePersonYouHate

Maybe back in 2012 - 2013 but after the split no one really gave a damn about them... - SomePersonYouHate

Don't think I know one song by them - westofohio

Bunch of 'Knobs' they all are.

16 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward. The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback. In 1978, more.

Hogs up too much attention. Sure they were a big influence for Heavy Metal, but so were Deep Purple and Scorpions yet those two get snuffed way too often. And if you ask me, Sabbath's music just seems boring and Ozzy Osbourne isn't even that good of a singer for me. Honestly, Ronnie James Dio is a far better vocalist and deserves more outside the Metal Community. - CrimsonShark

How can you not like paranoid?

17 Gorillaz Gorillaz Gorillaz are an English virtual band created in 1998 by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. The band consists of four animated members: 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs.

Kind of but not as overrated as the Beatles. - SomePersonYouHate

Never heard of them - westofohio

18 The Clash The Clash The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk.
19 The Smiths The Smiths The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982. The band consisted of vocalist Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce.
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21 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd were an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters more.

My favorites are Wish You Where Here, Comfortably Numb, Another Brick In The Wall Part 2, Money & Hey You - westofohio

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