Most Overrated Metal Singles


The Top Ten

1 Duality - Slipknot UListen to Sample
2 Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden

Run to the Hills and Breaking the Law were accused of being radio-friendly which isn't good from metal viewpoint. This radio-friendly element explains why there were overplayed.
But unlike many other songs on this list I still like these 2 songs. - Metal_Treasure

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3 Enter Sandman - Metallica UListen to Sample
4 Hail to the King - Avenged Sevenfold UListen to Sample
5 Angel of Death - Slayer UListen to Sample
6 Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse

I voted for this but I have to say that some other songs are more overrated, I just don't think they are metal songs and don't count them: Duality - Slipknot, Hail to the King - Avenged Sevenfold, and Chop Suey! - System of a Down. - Metal_Treasure

Makes sense. I see most of them as rock but they're more known as metal. I did consider songs like Holy Wars or Walk but I haven't found anyone overhyping them or saying they're overrated. - TheMaelstromKing

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7 Master of Puppets - Metallica UListen to Sample
8 Breaking the Law - Judas Priest

It's great, but too overplayed. - SoldierOfFortune

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9 Chop Suey! - System of a Down

Pretty good and funny song but it's nowhere near metal so I don't count it. Yet, it's overrated to the point that it's in the top 10 of many metal lists, given it's clearly not metal. - Metal_Treasure

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10 The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden

I think this is more overrated than Run to the Hills. The Number of the Beast has a cool intro but the rest of it doesn't impress me much. I guess it became so popular because it was a single and because it's the title track. But there are better songs on this album. - Metal_Treasure

Couldn't agree more. I see Number Of The Beast and Run To The Hills make the top 5 in a lot of lists. But after listening to the rest of their 80s albums plus a few new ones, they don't sound as good as stuff like Only The Good Die Young or Caught Somewhere In Time. - TheMaelstromKing

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