Top 10 Most Overrated Rock Songs of the 1990s

The 90's had even more overrated rock songs then the 90's imo. Anyway let's count em' down! I got nothing against these songs but they got too much attention in the 90's.

The Top Ten

1 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

This is the main song that is mentioned.

400 million views on YouTube alone and with lyrics like "Hello, hello here we are now entertain us! " and Kurt's grunge voice. This song was very popular in the 90's making it very overrated. Hell it was even more overrated then Rooster, Man in the Box and Thunderstruck combined! It's not a bad song but rather one that received way too much attention.

580 Million views on Youtube.

YES! I pretty much agree on this being on first.just listen the lyrics
Hello,hello,hello,hello,how low,how low,
A mulatto, an albino, a mosquito, my libido

weird lyrics.even though the riffs and solo are awesome but still overrated - zxm

2 Thunderstruck - AC/DC Thunderstruck - AC/DC
3 Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine

2009. enough said.

4 Creep - Radiohead

Even Radiohead themselves hate this song

5 Basket Case - Green Day
6 All Apologies - Nirvana
7 Would? - Alice in Chains
8 Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
9 Alive - Pearl Jam
10 Everlong - The Foo Fighters

The Contenders

11 Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers
12 The Kids Aren't Alright - The Offspring
13 The Unforgiven - Metallica
14 Cult of Personality - Living Colour

This song is
A) not overrated
B) not a 90s song, it came out in 1988
C) is a GREAT SONG! (despite the sloppy guitar solos)

15 When I Come Around - Green Day

I was either going to include When I Come Around or Basket Case. But eh both are in their own level of overrated. This song isn't bad but it did get too much attention in the 90's.

NO,its UNDERRATED,Basket Case is overrated - zxm

16 All the Small Things - Blink 182

People who don't listen to Blink 182 know this one.

No its NOT overrated - zxm

It's the Basket Case of Blink 182 way too overrated even more then What's My Age Again?

@ BoredJeff02,this is an overrated song of blink 182,but not an overrated song of 90s. - zxm

17 Psycho Circus - Kiss

How? I never hear about this song on ANY 90’s music lists. - ReturnOfScorpio

18 Say It Ain't So - Weezer
19 November Rain - Guns N' Roses
20 The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson
21 Freak on a Leash - Korn
22 Nookie - Limp Bizkit

This song is OVERHATED there is a difference.

23 Break Stuff - Limp Bizkit
24 Enter Sandman - Metallica
25 Falling Away from Me - Korn
26 Blind - Korn
27 Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
28 The Dope Show - Marilyn Manson
29 Lithium - Nirvana
30 In Bloom - Nirvana
31 Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana
32 Come as You Are - Nirvana
33 Scentless Apprentice - Nirvana
34 All Star - Smash Mouth
35 Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth
36 Tornado of Souls - Megadeth
37 Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth
38 Rust in Peace... Polaris - Megadeth
39 Them Bones - Alice in Chains
40 Man in the Box - Alice in Chains
41 Fell on Black Days - Soundgarden
42 Breakout - Foo Fighters
43 Dumb - Nirvana
44 Leader of Men - Nickelback
45 Breathe - Nickelback
46 With Arms Wide Open - Creed
47 Mudshovel - Staind
48 Testify - Rage Against the Machine
49 Wait and Bleed - Slipknot

I love Slipknot,but I never got why this is considered one of their best songs.For me,this was just okay.

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List StatsCreated 10 Aug 2016
Updated 28 Apr 2019

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Top Remixes

1. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
2. Basket Case - Green Day
3. All Apologies - Nirvana


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