Most Overrated Rock and Metal Songs of the 20th Century


The Top Ten

1 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

Definitely deserves to be number 1 - christangrant

Yes, should be at first. - zxm

Of course it's number 1 - Ananya

2 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

This isn't even the best Led Zeppelin song let alone the best song of all time - christangrant

3 Hey Jude - The Beatles

Some people say this is the greatest song ever when its not even the best song the beatles has made - christangrant

4 Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan

Number 1 on Rolling Stones List of top 500 songs which I never understood why - christangrant

5 Paranoid - Black Sabbath

This song is considered the best song by Black Sabbath when that's not true - christangrant

6 Master of Puppets - Metallica

Most overrated metal song. - zxm

7 November Rain - Guns N' Roses

Good song but really overrated - christangrant

8 Freak on a Leash - Korn

This song isn't KoRns best like people make it out to be - christangrant

9 Enter Sandman - Metallica

It is a great song but not the best from Metallica - christangrant

10 Jump - Van Halen

Good song but definitely not Van Halens best song - christangrant

The Contenders

11 When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin

For a zep song this is overrated. - zxm

12 Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
13 Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden

It's a great song but not Maidens best - christangrant

14 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

This song is good but very overrated. - zxm

Very OverRated. Not actually that good.

This gets all the praise it deserves, but I wouldn’t say it’s overrated, and what is Crazy Train Doing on this list?

15 Back in Black - AC/DC

There are other good AC/DC songs. - zxm

16 One - Metallica
17 Fade to Black - Metallica
18 Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
19 Creep - Radiohead
20 Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
21 The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson
22 Nookie - Limp Bizkit
23 Iron Man - Black Sabbath
24 Thunderstruck - AC/DC
25 Break Stuff - Limp Bizkit
26 Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
27 Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
28 Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
29 The Final Countdown - Europe
30 Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
31 You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
32 Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
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Top Remixes

1. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
2. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
3. Hey Jude - The Beatles
1. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
2. Back in Black - AC/DC
3. Master of Puppets - Metallica


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