I'm sure this will rile up some people. I know from experience, people do not like to see their favorite band or singer get dissed, but these songs bother me with their undeserved popularity.
5. Welcome to the Jungle by Guns 'N' Roses
It's sad that a band that has made amazing songs like Sweet Child O' Mine, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, and Paradise City may be most well-known for a bad song like Welcome to the Jungle. I like the first verse, but the rest of the song is garbage. This song annoys me a lot, but it isn't as bad as the four songs that are coming up.
4. Walk This Way by Aerosmith
This song was done much better by Run-DMC than the original Aerosmith version. I find this song irritating and annoying. Aerosmith has some great songs like Sweet Emotion and Dude Look Like a Lady, but I see no bright spots in a song like Walk This Way. It is sung like it is supposed to be a hard rock song, but to be honest, the lyrics sound like a PG-13 Neil Sedaka song. This song is weak.
3. You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC
My hatred of everything mainstream does reach classic rock to a certain extent. To a casual music fan, You Shook Me All Night Long is a familar song. That is one of the reasons I don't like it. I prefer AC/DC stuff with Bon Scott. Singles are never my favorite songs. This song is overblown to an outrageous degree. Even for Back in Black, an overrated album in its own right, this song is pretty rotten. Let's stick with Hells Bells for Back in Black and not play this cheesy, poorly written song.
2. Blitzkrieg Bop by The Ramones
Hey, Ho, Let's Go! Ugh. This song is obnoxious to a level unheard of previously. I like the Ramones, but this song is painfully overrated. I have no idea what the hell Joey is saying, and the music is mediocre at best. This song is a cult classic, but it really isn't that good. The Ramones proved something. Make a catchy chorus, and the song will become an instant hit.
1. Imagine by John Lennon
This song is legendary, and I am still to figure out why. I love the Beatles and John Lennon, but this song is unspeakably overrated. It is dull and repetitive. The song does not capture my attention, and I can barely even make it through it. Without Paul, George, and Ringo, John isn't much to speak about. That goes with the rest of the Beatles with George possibly being an exception. None of them can do it on their own. John proved it with his overrated ballad of glamorized lyrics.