Some of the songs in this list have gone on to become legendary. However, this does not mar the fact that they are overrated.
1. Light my Fire- The Doors
This popular song is boring and the chorus is dull and an insult to anybody who listens to it. While it is definitely vocally dull, something that comes as a shock when someone like Jim Morrison is singing, it is also lyrically dry. This ordinary song is definitely overrated.
2. Radiohead – Creep
Even though Radiohead is a splendid band and have undoubtedly released songs that are incredible, “Creep” isn’t one of them. It came out during the 1990s when the American culture was going through an awkward phase. The lyrics represent the situation at hand and therefore, ruin the song. However, it became very popular and thus, overrated.
3. Every KISS song
KISS did very well as a band but all their songs are extremely overrated. If you listen to all their songs at a stretch, you can practically feel your brain turn to mush. Their lyrics are senseless and their music is boring- what more can one ask for?
4. Sexyback- Justin Timberlake
While almost all his songs are literally mind-numbing because of his high-pitched voice, this one really takes the cake. The beat is catchy which is why the song did well but the listeners clearly learnt very long back that they must tune out his lyrics. A single verse is repeated again and again and then the song ends. The reason it did well is quite a mystery.
5. Unforgiven by Metallica
While this is definitely not as bad as the above mentioned songs, it is definitely overrated. The lyrics are okay, the beat is okay and the vocals are pretty average too. Other songs by Metallica such as “Master of Puppets” and “One” are definitely much better than “Unforgiven”.
6. Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns N Roses
Some may get enraged when they see this Guns N Roses track on this particular list but fact remains that the band has produced much better songs. However, people still scream their lungs out every time this song plays. Why?
7. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
This song is nothing if not overrated. The lyrics will make you want to laugh and the beat of the song will bore you till the very end. Queen created this song thinking they could fool their listeners by adding ‘depth’ to some absurd lyrics. Well, they were very successful and this song was a huge hit.
8. Rock and Roll Pt.2 by Glitter, Gary
If you have ever been to a sports game, you will be familiar with this song. Everybody says that they hate the song but if you know the lyrics, you like it. An overrated song, without a doubt.
9. Drops of Jupiter by Train
This song starts off well but the lyrics try too hard to sound poetical. This song does not fit into one particular genre- it is part pop and part country. While it could sound good and lyrics could just be up there with other legendary songs, it just misses the mark and ends up sounding very average.
10. Gigantic by The Pixies
This song is definitely the most overrated song of all time. The entire song is laced with irritating whining and the production is uninspired. In addition to that, the guitar noise is so predictable, you will wonder where you have heard it all before. To top it all off, you will probably know the chorus even if you are listening to the song for the first time.
Free Bird (Lynyrd Skynyrd) and Turn the Page (Bob Seger) should be at the top of this list.
Garbage opinion. 6 or 7 of these songs are rated so highly because they are great songs. Great songs get admiration therefore become rated highly. Simples!