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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210 146
Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Bon Jovi Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

2
178 121
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Madonna Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

3
145 97
LL Cool J is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
LL Cool J Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

4
130 89
Night Ranger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Night Ranger Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Ballad

5
125 87
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
138 101
Styx is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Styx Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

7
164 125
U2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
U2 Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

8
132 98
Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Whitesnake Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

9
105 75
Great White is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Great White Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Blues-rock

10
100 72
Kansas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Kansas Heartland rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

11
48 26
Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
TheWelshGuy added Mariah Carey Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

12
130 100
Duran Duran is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Duran Duran Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

13
165 132
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Michael Jackson Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

14
95 70
The Flaming Lips is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
The Flaming Lips Rock music, Space rock, Psychedelic pop

The Best Pop Artists of the 1980s

15
129 101
Foreigner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Foreigner Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock

16
142 113
Journey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Journey Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

17
50 30
Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
TheWelshGuy added Whitney Houston Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

18
111 87
George Michael is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
George Michael Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop

19
139 115
Def Leppard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Def Leppard Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

20
129 106
Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Bruce Springsteen Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

21
42 26
Terence Trent D'Arby & Des'ree is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
TheWelshGuy added Terence Trent D'Arby

The Greatest Songs by '90s One-Hit Wonders

22
63 48
Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
ElijahKaganer added Guns N' Roses Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

23
134 116
Prince is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Prince Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

24
55 42
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
94 80
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
103 90
Boston is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Boston Classic rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

27
39 30
Jefferson Starship is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
ElijahKaganer added Jefferson Starship/Starship Pop music, Rock music, Acid rock

28
76 68
Asia is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Asia Rock music, Arena rock, Pop rock

The Best '80s Rappers

29
100 94
The Smiths is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
The Smiths Jangle pop, Indie pop, Alternative rock

30
44 38
Poison is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
ElijahKaganer added Poison Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

31
35 29
Garth Brooks is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
ElijahKaganer added Garth Brooks Country pop, Rock music, Country rock

32
98 97
Depeche Mode is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Depeche Mode Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

33
36 33
Warrant is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
ElijahKaganer added Warrant Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

34
73 73
Pat Benatar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Pat Benatar New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

35
89 90
Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Eurythmics Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

15 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

36
8 5
Kiss is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
1513223700082 added Kiss Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

37
96 100
The Police is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
The Police New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

38
29 29
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
TheWelshGuy added Elton John Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

39
35 37
Dire Straits is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
ElijahKaganer added Dire Straits Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

40
71 78
Supertramp is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Supertramp New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

41
30 34
Kenny Loggins is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Elliott Cook added Kenny Loggins Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

42
25 30
Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
TheWelshGuy added Aretha Franklin Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

43
26 32
Ratt is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
ElijahKaganer added Ratt Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

44
32 41
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
ElijahKaganer added Cinderella Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

45
81 98
The Cure is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
The Cure New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

46
72 95
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