Top Ten Most Underrated Songs

The Top Ten

1 High Hopes - Pink Floyd

No song even comes close to this...this is an absolute Magnum Opus

Anything from Division Bell can easily make this list. - galaxyfox

Love you pink floyd, this song should be in top of all time songs

I'm agree this song is so beatiful and unknown, one of my favorite song

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2 Bridge Burning - Foo Fighters

This is definitely one of their better songs. I don't know what people are saying radioactive is underrated for... That's the most overrated song in history if you ask me

Literally my favorite


Wow, didn’t expect this one to be number one or even on the list in that fact.

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3 Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana

Do you want to know what's actually underrated? Plural for Sheep by The Sunstreak. Seriuosly, it only has 5,000 views on youtube. Look it up, and tell me that that song is not underrated.

This has about 200 million views on YouTube, and is ranked #2 on Best Nirvana Songs, only behind you know which song. How is it underrated? - Alkadikce

It's overshadowed by Come As You are and Smells Like Teen Spirit. - Userguy44

It's completely overshadowed by Smells Like Teen Spirit and the rest of Nevermind. Come to think of it, pretty much everything on In Utero is overshadowed by Nevermind.

Best nirvana song with difference.

Best nirvana album with diffence

Most underrated song, unfortunatley but also: every izzy stradlin song with Guns N' Roses is pretty underrated

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4 Radioactive - Imagine Dragons

Did you know this song stayed on the charts the longest in billboard history? With a ground breaking year and a half? Yeah, no, not underrated - Cohaki

Nah. It's overrated in my opinion. - Userguy44

I like this song

This is a good song but it's not really underrated it landed #3 for 2013's year long billboard hot 100 chart

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5 You Know You're Right - Nirvana

Nothing really bothers her,
She just wants to love herself.

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6 The Show Must Go On - Queen

Not underrated and overrated. Perfectly rated is how I'll say it. One of the best vocal performances ever and it doesn’t get boring at a part. - Userguy44

The show must go on is one of the most powerful songs of all time, if you know the story behind it it gets even better, and the lyrics, the lyrics in my opinion even rivals bohmiean rhapsody.

Easily one of queens bests, same with innuendo and princes of the universe.

Freddie does it best

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7 Learning to Fly - Pink Floyd

Love this song. - MrSnuffleupagus

100% it’s a masterpiece

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8 I Found - Amber Run

This song is peacefull, healing, beautiful, cute and unknown

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9 Ghost - Michael Jackson

This has awesome music and a pretty good tune and lyrics too. I was shocked to see this one near the bottom in the MJ list. Hear it!

So underrated! This is REAL MUSIC! And people like songs such as anaconda, problem.. Lol.. Michael Jackson's songs are pure magic. His voice, the beat, the melody.. Just magically beautiful. I am truly shocked to see MJ's name here.. Have some shame people

Lemme guess, you've never heard of it.

One of the greatest Michael Jackson songs ever!

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10 The Trial - Pink Floyd

Crazy :o

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The Contenders

11 How to Save a Life - The Fray

All time favourite song.

Very meaningful with a nice tune... Not too underrated though

This song is not underrated. The band is underrated though, but I'd almost guarantee that most people who got into "The Fray" was because of this song. Still, it's a great song regardless. - CrimsonShark

Just listen. No more words. Amazing - NathanT

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13 Longview - Green Day UListen to Sample
14 Be a King - E-Dubble

This guy is so underrated! - Hypocrite

This guy makes average rap look like monotone casual talk about money and hoes. He raps about things that are going on in his life and turned rapping into an outlet of joy and happiness, for not only himself but for us too. I can't tell you how many times I listened to Be A King. It's my favourite song on the planet.

He is the best! Nobody knows him but his rap is some of the best in the world. In my opinion he beats out some like: Dre, Tupac, and B.I.G. you can't be e-dub.

This man is generally underrated, but this is his top hit, amazing! - NathanT

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15 The March of the Black Queen - Queen

This song is musically much better than many other mainstream Queen songs. However Queen was commercially savvy and decided to use simpler, more catchy songs knowing they would sell better; prime examples of this are "We will rock you" and "We are the champions". Sadly it was the music industry which held this masterpiece back. It is right up there with "Bohemian Rhapsody", and is made up of many similar themes.

Best song ever should be first on this list for me this is even better the bohemian rhapsody

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16 Every Planet We Reach Is Dead - Gorillaz

The whole band itself is underrated, with the exception of a few singles. This song along with their others are true art.

The album is the most overrated of all of gorillaz' albums in my opinion, but this song is underrated indeed. - yutex

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17 This Is How We Do - Katy Perry

As a fan of Katy Perry, I can't really understand how this song managed to be in this list. It's easily one of the less interesting songs on Prism album alone! It shouldn't have been a single, at the first place... - JustinTime

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18 The Bird and the Worm - Owl City


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19 Isle of Islay - Donovan

Come on. You guys are missing out on masterpieces. - LightningStrike

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20 Hide Away - Daya

If anything this song is overrated. Daya's seriously talented I'll give her that, her lyricism could you some work though - ProPanda

This song shares a great point of view on boys for a teenage girl.

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21 Nightswimming - R.E.M.

Greatest REM song of all time

Beautiful song. A must play in the night in the suburbs. I just want to go and take a warm bath in a pool at night. Also, the piano and the strings!

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22 The Cut Runs Deep - Deep Purple UListen to Sample
23 How You Remind Me - Nickelback UListen to Sample
24 You Think You Know - Device UListen to Sample
25 Total Football - Parquet Courts

Great riffs and genius lyrics. It even contains an F bomb at the end just to surprise people. - LightningStrike

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26 C'mon C'mon - Def Leppard UListen to Sample
27 Waiting for My Real Life to Begin - Colin Hay

A truly graet song and definitely deserves more attention, so so so powerful and full of meaning with beautiful lyrics and excellent guitar!

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28 Rude Boy - Rihanna UListen to Sample
29 Over the Hills and Far Away - Gary Moore UListen to Sample
30 Are You Ready? - Hazen Street UListen to Sample
31 Day After Day - Badfinger UListen to Sample
32 A Little Bit of Everything - Dawes UListen to Sample
33 Princess of China - Rihanna

This is Coldplay, COLDPLAY! - Anton110

This is a Coldplay Ft. Rihanna song!

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34 If We Only - Red UListen to Sample
35 Kid In Love - Shawn Mendes UListen to Sample
36 Style - Taylor Swift

This and Wildest Dreams are the best songs on 1989. - allamassal

Awesome song!

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37 A Quick One, While He's Away - The Who UListen to Sample
38 Red Lights - Tiesto UListen to Sample
39 Stuck With Me - Green Day UListen to Sample
40 Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People

It's pretty well known. - Userguy44

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41 Shook - Thousand Foot Krutch UListen to Sample
42 The Legend of Chavo Guerrero - The Mountain Goats UListen to Sample
43 Copper Sunset - Aardvark UListen to Sample
44 Can't Let You Go - Rainbow UListen to Sample
45 21 - Hunter Hayes UListen to Sample
46 Mind - Jack Ü UListen to Sample
47 Morphine Child - Savatage
48 Caution Tape - Starling Glow UListen to Sample
49 Number Thirteen - Red Fang

That riff is awesome and catchy! - LightningStrike

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50 I Just Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You - Colin Hay UListen to Sample
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1. Isle of Islay - Donovan
2. Total Football - Parquet Courts
3. Copper Sunset - Aardvark
1. The Trial - Pink Floyd
2. You Know You're Right - Nirvana
3. Day After Day - Badfinger
1. Find You - Zedd
2. Human - Christina Perri
3. Come With Me Now - Kongos

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