80s The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s  

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The 80s had some really, really, really awful music. Even much of the tolerable stuff was incredibly overrated. Vote on the most overrated artists of the 80s, from AOR to Synthpop.

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204 138
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Madonna Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

2
229 167
Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Bon Jovi Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

3
69 34
Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
TheWelshGuy added Mariah Carey Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

4
159 110
LL Cool J is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
LL Cool J Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

5
139 97
Sinéad O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Sinéad O'Connor Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

6
181 136
U2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
U2 Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

7
139 101
Night Ranger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Night Ranger Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Ballad

8
147 110
Duran Duran is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Duran Duran Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

9
148 112
Styx is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Styx Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

10
61 36
Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
TheWelshGuy added Whitney Houston Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

11
123 94
George Michael is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
George Michael Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop

12
140 110
Foreigner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Foreigner Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock

13
141 111
Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Whitesnake Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

14
112 85
Great White is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Great White Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Blues-rock

15
153 126
Def Leppard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Def Leppard Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

16
100 78
The Flaming Lips is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
The Flaming Lips Rock music, Space rock, Psychedelic pop

17
179 152
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Michael Jackson Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

18
49 31
Terence Trent D'Arby & Des'ree is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
TheWelshGuy added Terence Trent D'Arby

19
105 84
Kansas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Kansas Heartland rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

20
148 126
Journey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Journey Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

21
137 116
Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Bruce Springsteen Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

22
145 124
Prince is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Prince Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

23
74 60
Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
ElijahKaganer added Guns N' Roses Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

24
64 51
Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
ElijahKaganer added Aerosmith (the 80's era) Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

25
99 89
Huey Lewis & the News is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Huey Lewis & the News Doo-wop, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

26
106 99
Boston is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Boston Classic rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

27
80 73
Asia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Asia Rock music, Arena rock, Pop rock

28
45 38
Jefferson Starship is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
ElijahKaganer added Jefferson Starship/Starship Pop music, Rock music, Acid rock

29
42 35
Garth Brooks is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
ElijahKaganer added Garth Brooks Country pop, Rock music, Country rock

30
106 101
The Smiths is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
The Smiths Jangle pop, Indie pop, Alternative rock

31
52 47
Poison is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
ElijahKaganer added Poison Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

32
97 94
Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Eurythmics Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

33
107 105
Depeche Mode is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Depeche Mode Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

34
18 13
Kiss is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
1513223700082 added Kiss Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

35
79 80
Pat Benatar is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Pat Benatar New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

36
105 109
The Police is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
The Police New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

37
78 83
Supertramp is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Supertramp New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

38
41 43
Warrant is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
ElijahKaganer added Warrant Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

39
36 38
Kenny Loggins is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Elliott Cook added Kenny Loggins Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

40
35 37
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
TheWelshGuy added Elton John Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

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32 35
Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
TheWelshGuy added Aretha Franklin Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

42
89 100
The Cure is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
The Cure New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

43
38 48
Dire Straits is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
ElijahKaganer added Dire Straits Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

44
29 38
Ratt is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
ElijahKaganer added Ratt Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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36 47
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
ElijahKaganer added Cinderella Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

46
77 100
R.E.M. is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
C_Moorehead added R.E.M. Jangle pop, Alternative rock, College rock