music 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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130 80
LL Cool J is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
LL Cool J Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

The Best Pop Artists of the 1980s The Best Drummers of All Time

2
154 100
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Madonna Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

3
180 122
Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Bon Jovi Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

4
111 71
Sinéad O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Sinéad O'Connor Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

5
117 83
Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Whitesnake Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

6
114 81
Night Ranger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Night Ranger Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Ballad

7
143 106
U2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
U2 Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

8
123 91
Styx is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Styx Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

9
93 65
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
99 71
George Michael is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
George Michael Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop

11
116 86
Duran Duran is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Duran Duran Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

12
121 92
Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Bruce Springsteen Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

13
88 63
Kansas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Kansas Heartland rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

14
84 60
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

15
146 117
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Michael Jackson Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

The Best '80s Rappers The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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128 103
Journey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Journey Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

17
124 100
Prince is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Prince Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

18
117 94
Foreigner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Foreigner Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock

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38 22
Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
MartinAustin added Whitney Houston Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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127 107
Def Leppard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Def Leppard Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

21
32 20
Terence Trent D'Arby & Des'ree is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
MartinAustin added Terence Trent D'Arby

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35 23
Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
MartinAustin added Mariah Carey Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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44 33
Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
ElijahKaganer added Aerosmith (the 80's era) Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

24
87 76
Huey Lewis & the News is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Huey Lewis & the News Doo-wop, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

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73 64
Asia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Asia Rock music, Arena rock, Pop rock

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94 86
The Smiths is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
The Smiths Jangle pop, Indie pop, Alternative rock

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94 87
Boston is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Boston Classic rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

28
32 25
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

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48 42
Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
ElijahKaganer added Guns N' Roses Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s Which Era Would You Want to Live In?

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30 25
Garth Brooks is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
ElijahKaganer added Garth Brooks Country pop, Rock music, Country rock

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93 90
Depeche Mode is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Depeche Mode Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

32
37 34
Poison is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
ElijahKaganer added Poison Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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85 84
Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Eurythmics Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

34
30 28
Warrant is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
ElijahKaganer added Warrant Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

35
93 95
The Police is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
The Police New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

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68 69
Pat Benatar is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Pat Benatar New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

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67 73
Supertramp is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
Supertramp New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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0 0
Kiss is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
1513223700082 added Kiss Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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28 31
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

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25 28
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
MartinAustin added Elton John Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

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29 33
Dire Straits is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
ElijahKaganer added Dire Straits Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

42
76 88
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

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28 36
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
ElijahKaganer added Cinderella Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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20 27
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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70 86
R.E.M. is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
C_Moorehead added R.E.M. Jangle pop, Alternative rock, College rock

46
19 27
Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Overrated Artists of the 80s
MartinAustin added Aretha Franklin Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues