Top 10 Most Overrated Rock Bands of the 1960s-1990sClearly you guys don't understand that when I refer to Classic Rock I`m not referring to the genre I`m referring to rock of the 60's-90's. Anyways let's count down the most overrated of them all! Lastly no bands from the 2000's or 2010's and I`m NOT including Metal bands. 1. Metal is not a sub genre of Rock. 2. Metal doesn't belong on Rock lists. 3. Metal deserves their own lists...
The Top Ten
Its hard for me to consider nirvana as a classic rock band at all. They have a more modern alternative sound.
Anyway, people do worship nirvana and Kurt as if they're god, and can only name one song. But they still are probably the best band of the 90s, and the most popular grunge band. - ryanrimmel
It bugs me that 99% of teenage girls think Nirvana is a clothing brand sold at Hot Topic. - Brobusky
Ugh, get them to #1! - Brobusky
I'd say more properly rated, but that's just me... - MontyPythonV 2 Comments
This is a good example of overrated. All of their songs have a similar subject, but hey, they sure know how to rock with their instruments. - MontyPython
I disagree, there isn't an AC/DC song that isn't great/popular. They deserve to be one of the most popular rock bands of all time - ryanrimmel
Lol AC/DC is Australian. Granted Malcolm, Angus, and Bon Scott were born in Britain but the band was formed in Australia. - IronSabbathPriest
Metal sucks all together
I've said it many times before and I will say it again - they are the most overrated band of all time. People didn't believe me but now there are lists you can check out and be convinced:
Top 10 Songs That Led Zeppelin Ripped Off
Top 10 Led Zeppelin Songs That Were Ripped Off From Another Artist - Metal_Treasure
Including no other guitarist could shred like Heartbreaker, which is now most famous in guitar style in rock and metal, no other screamer like Robert plant influenced in screaming in the 60s, - zxm
There she is! The good ol Led Zeppelin finally made the list rightfully so. - MontyPython
The two first albums are ok, than it becomes more and more mainstream crap. And most people are interested in their crap period. Overrated.
But the two first albums contained mostly ripoffs, especially the debut, so... - Metal_Treasure
Zeppelin isn't overrated.if it was still activate then they would burst out Metallica or iron maiden's ass
Green Day isn't classic rock at all. They are more of a pop punk type thing, they play completely different from any other classic rock band.
I do, think they are overrated, but mostly because my sister played them all day, every day, and I grew really sick of them really fast. And I just don't think they are a punk rock band at all, and they are looked at on this site as the best punk band. - ryanrimmel
Are you kidding me? No. Green Day makes amazing music. They're extremely diverse, have experimented with so many genres, Tre Cool is a phenomenal drummer, their lyrics are actually good, & his voice is not whiny or scratchy like most classic rock bands(Green Day's not classic). They are NOT overrated.
Well classic rock is regular, mainstream rock from the 60s on, Green Day is not that. - ryanrimmel
Not a classic band, but a great one indeed.V 2 Comments
Oh no. They revolutionized rock music, and made it popular in the first place. They started the British Invasion!
Although I can see the overrated thing because of all the teenagers wearing Beatles shirts, when in reality they only know a few songs. - ryanrimmel
Oh, I did not get it before, is "difficulty to master" the measuring criteria? In that case, not a single act listed on TTT for the past year or so should be rated "good", as they are all rock, metal, pop, or at best pop-opera which is sometimes called classical crossover. Now and then somebody does mention Beethoven, Bach, Vivaldi, etc, or very occasionally Luciano Pavarotti is listed on a singers list, but God forbid that anybody at TTT has even heard of Enrico Caruso, or Maria Callas.
If you want to be picky, Classical artists make any and all "contemporary" musicians sound like children.
Within the confines of how the polls here are customarily done, and that is excluding the historic greats of music, it is not possible for the Beatles to be over-rated, they are the GOAT by 100 miles.
Actually I do believe classical is the most talented music genre. - IronSabbathPriest
Please explain, how the biggest-selling act in the history of music, with the most #1 albums, the most #1 singles, the most influence, and the most enduring popularity can be over-rated?
Decent? Seriously? It's pretty obvious you didn't give them a listen. You're just saying this because they're iconic. - MontyPython
It's an absolute travesty to have the Beatles on this list. The person either knows zero about music, or perhaps born after they had disbanded and has not taken the opportunity to listen much. - boonecashV 4 Comments
Question is: do you or did you ever listen to these bands before? Or are you just saying they are overrated without giving them a listen? Because what I'm confused about is why, for example, Led Zeppelin isn't on the list. They're one of my favorite bands, yes, but they plagiarized so many other artists that it makes them overrated at times.
Europe is pretty much known for the Final Countdown, which make them not overrated whatsoever.
Bon Jovi is a rather cheesy band at times with lots of people only knowing their hits and nothing else, so why wouldn't they be on the list? - MontyPython
The Rolling Stones are great! One of the most influential bands of all time! They aren't overrated in any sense - ryanrimmel
My boss saw heart a few years ago. She described it as "a bunch of menopausal women running around and screaming." Yeah I'm not a fan of female fronted bands for the most part - ryanrimmel
Heart is a rather overrated band at times. Ann and Nancy sure are talented though. - MontyPython
I'm so sick of heart. Not saying no talent. Just overplayed and dull..
Overplayed, and barracuda sucks
I dunno... They revoloutionized the punk rock genre and inspired Nirvana and Green Day. - MontyPython
You had Journey as your most unique rock band... - ryanrimmel
Anthrax is one of my all time favorite bands! They aren't overrated at all - ryanrimmel
Every Westcoast band ( who made it ) from the sixties was overrated. If you listen to Westcoast garage-punk bands of the sixties ( who didn't make it ) and the Grateful Dead ( who made it ) now in the 21th century, it's clear that the groups who didn't make it were in fact much better. Proves that they are really overrated.
The final countdown is not the only song they made! - Userguy44
Europe and Survivor can be called one hit wonders but they are not overrated because you don't see them in the Top 10 of every rock list. And most of the people don't think they are the greatest bands of all time. - Metal_Treasure
Final Countdown is a good song, but they're a one hit wonder - ryanrimmel
How is this band overrated? I repeat, HOW, is THIS band overrated?! They're without doubt one of the most well-known bands in all of rock music and everyone knows at least one song by them, but they can't be overrated if most of the songs from their entire discography are underrated (and very awesome ones, damn shame)!
Also, the fact that Keith Moon gets a lot of attention doesn't make this band overrated! You can't say that the entire band is overrated just because of one member!
Overrated? Are you kidding me? The Who is actually one of the greatest rock bands of all time! They were better than most rock bands at their time, not many could compare to their energy and power live!
Wrong, wrong, wrong, WRONG!
They are overrated. No particular reason. They just are. Or I'm just trying people mad, and I actually love them.
Make them number one on this list. In fact, make them the only band on the list. - AdoofusHitmanler
They did have another Top 10 hit, "High on You", plus the top 10 song "I'm Your Vehicle" by the Ides Of March is the same singer. The entire rest of the band was killed in a plane crash when he had accidentally missed the flight, and that is why his next band was called Survivor.
I agree, complete one hit wonder - ryanrimmel
Definitely agree with this one. Only known for like one song.
"Aren't they that group that made Eye of the Tiger? " ~ Almost everyone you talk to about Survivor. - MontyPython
Really? just listen to Superunknown and Badmotorfinger,so good.
I disagree - I think they are actually underrated. - Metal_Treasure
My Favorite Seattle Grunge Band.
Very, Very Overrated
Metallica doesn't deserve to be on this list. Yeah, sure they did make some bad albums (i.e. St. Anger). But the good ones out-number the good ones (i.e. And Justice For All, Master of Puppets, Ride the Lightning, their self-titled album). James Hetfield's voice is recognizable and immortal. I don't know why this is on here. - Nightfire
This is 50/50 for me
THE most talented band to take the stage. Anyone who plays an instrument will agree with me. The average rush song sounds like there is about 7 people playing, but in reality there are only 3 of them! Its amazing - ryanrimmel
Probably Rock's third-best trio, but definitely behind The Jimi Hendrix Experience, and Cream.
Definitely Rocks worst band barely beating Twisted Sister and KISS. Now That's Bad.
They were not even the most popular band of their own late-70's time period. Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, the Eagles, and even Elton John were much more popular at that time. They got an artificial boost due to one good performance at Live Aid, and inclusion in the "Wayne's World" movie. Enough of them already!
How can they be overrated if everyone hates them?
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