Top Ten Most Overplayed Songs


The Top Ten

1 Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson

One of the best songs on the radio. Its needless to say I would listen to this song over Adele's "Hello" any time.

This has nothing to do with the most overplayed song argument. - DaisyandRosalina

How is this overplayed? I have only heard of it once! - micahisthebest

It's the best song ever how is it overplayed what

Man in the Mirror is more overplayed than Smooth Criminal.

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2 Hello - Adele

Those who think this song is the best should clearly get their ears checked. Hello from the hater side, I heard this song 1000 times. Literally 5 times today at LEAST.

This song getting old now. I'm getting sick of listening to it so much. It's was supposed to be the #1 song of 2015 instead of Hotline Bling. They both are getting worse every time I hear it. It was at least good for a while though - AlphaQ

Am I the only one that is shocked by the fact that Enter Sandman isn't on this list?

This song is okay 👌. It’s not the best but it’s not the worst either.

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3 Trap Queen - Fetty Wap

I've actually never heard this song on the radio, but I've heard it once on youtube and it was complete garbage. - PhoenixAura81

Even once is overplayed, arrgh.

I LOVE THIS SONG! - pepeagrees1

4 Hotline Bling - Drake

This song is very annoying and overplayed. I don't really care for Drake but this is him at his worst.

Overrated. I would never recommend this ever! - SamKoffsky

love him

5 Anaconda - Nicki Minaj

I've NEVER heard this song on the radio, but I have listened to it by choice. I actually don't mind it, but the lyrics are VERY sexual...

This song is very overrated and super annoying. Cube 93 played the hell out of it.

Nicki minaj's music is just as cheap as she is. She's nothing but a sellout with trashy beats and lazy lyrics. Along with her ghetto fabulous jibberish.

Never heard it on the radio - TopTenListmaker

Cause this songs dead. The music video is even worse but the song itself is pretty bad - AlphaQ

6 Boom Boom Pow - The Black Eyed Peas

GREAT SONG but best version is the David Guetta remix and not overplayed - TopTenListmaker

Not doubt, this song is overplay.It always top the radio chart in almost everyday. - BeaM456

7 All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor

I rather listen to Shake It Off than this trashy song. - BeaM456

This is played so many times and is getting really annoying! - micahisthebest

Truly awful and distasteful.

SO OVERPLAYED, but at least it wasn't played as much when 2015 came along, kind of. - PhoenixAura81

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8 Party Rock Anthem - Lmfao

This song used to be decent. Now it's dead - AlphaQ

Now it's played once or twice every 5 monthes - TopTenListmaker

Got old fast - SamKoffsky

9 Come As You Are - Nirvana

Now a days this song never gets played on radio

Come as you are is not overplayed, now a days, this song is not played almost, but SLTS is very overrated and overplayed

10 Crank That (Soulja Boy) - Soulja Boy Tell Em

this song is way overplayed I once heard this song on the radio and at the end of the song I changed the station and it was on again - chunkeenotsmooth

I can't believe this is stilled played like why are DJ's still playing this no one listens to this anymore - ballaboi17

Who the hell still listens to this crap!

Started screaming lyrics in class

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The Contenders

11 Shape of You - Ed Sheeran

I had expectations for 2017, and they gave me this. 12 weeks at #1, and it sounded dated from the very second it was unleashed. Its empty, lifeless sound makes me feel as if it should've been dumped into the toxic waste pool that was 2016's pop scene. Songs can overstay their welcome if they please, but for the love of quality content, at least make it good! It has been half a year since this crap was released, and pop stations are still abusing it.

I Hate This song with all my life - VideoGamefan5

That moment when the Bart Baker parody is actually one of the only GOOD things about the song that it happens to be making fun of - xandermartin98

I'm tired of this song.

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12 Fight for Your Right - The Beastie Boys

People do know the beastie boys hate this song and it's to make fun of people who like it

I don't hear it much

I'm a huge beastie boys fan but this is a bad song and it is making fun of the people that like it. It is meant to be bad not a classic hit of the 80s.

13 Work - Rihanna
14 Poker Face - Lady Gaga
15 Radioactive - Imagine Dragons

Overplayed but still amazing!

So much better than their new stuff even if it is overplayed

It is overplayed but it still is a great song! - micahisthebest

Imagine Dragons is a good but overrated band. - AlphaQ

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16 What About Us - P!NK

I didn't mind this song at first. But then, for 5 months, it was ABSOLUTELY EVERYWHERE. I couldn't go anywhere without hearing this song at least twice, sometimes even 4 times! What's so great about it? The chorus is one of the whiniest I've heard in a long time! And I always get the ear worm from this song. Not to mention it has played in many public places too. All this in one word: WHY? - allamassal

At least Love So Soft's overplaying died down. This song on the other hand... - allamassal

The more overplayed lists this is on, the better. 70% of the time when I get in the car I hear this song at least twice. (Or at least, that was how it was a month ago when this song was at its peak)
P. S. Before you complain that the Silento noise is not higher than this anymore, remember that I only heard Watch Me once, ever. While I have had car rides in which I heard this song as much as 4 times within just 20 minutes. - allamassal

17 Fancy - Iggy Azalea

A fake as wannabe rapper spitting fruity lyrics into the mic thinking she the next big thing.


18 Let It Go - Frozen

I hated this song from the minute I first heard it.

This has got to be #1! Almost every girl knows this and won't shut up about it.

It was fine for the 1st 11 times, but now it's just getting way overplayed.

YES! that's right! #18 is too low. get it near #1! - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

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19 Shake It Off - Taylor Swift

Just like all of her pop songs

Nothing needs to be said!

Way Overplayed!

This song is THE definition of overplayed. I’m OVER it. - railfan99

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20 Watch Me - Silento

This song is just dumb. First of all, Silento should be sued. He said WATCH ME YUUU what ME SUPAMAN what ME YUUU what ME SUPAMAN! Watch me Yu is from Crank That by Souja Boy. Second, what kind of name is Silento? Silento definitely ISN'T SILENT! They call him a "rapper" but rap music isn't as disgraceful as THIS PURE GARBAGE. And that's really saying something, because listening to most of today's rap is equivalent to eating trash straight from a dumpster. This overrated song is moronic, monotonous and repetitive. If you like this song, than die a slow painful death and burn in Hellfire for all eternity. Seriously, I would rather hear Donald Trump and Osama Bin Laden sing a duet than hear this. I bet a billion dollars that the CD for this song was handcrafted and shipped straight from the most fiery depths of Hell. At least this song is rarely on the radio these days, but nevertheless it is stil rape for my eardrums.

I don't understand what's so great about this song. - NightmareIsHere_

I couldn't go anywhere without hearing this awful piece of garbage - christangrant

This "song" is a bunch of s***! It is TRASH! ! In school we had to do it, I just stood there and after I told my friends that was a bunch of trash! This should be number 1! 😣😤😣😤😤😣😡

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21 Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen

I wish that some of her other songs like run away with me, your type, or boy problems would get recognition. This song have her a bad name that she doesn't deserve. She's an example of an artist that only gets recognition for her bad songs and her better songs are underrated (her entire album, emotion is good).

I hate this song so much.

22 Whistle - Flo Rida

Ugh this song... It's actually about blowjobs - NightmareIsHere_

23 Bad Blood - Taylor Swift

Stop the awful sound and repetitiveness. Glad there's a knob on my radio. So as to change the station.

24 I'm Yours - Jason Mraz

This song came out in 2008. It's 2014 now and I still hear it on the radio. KILL IT WITH FIRE!

This song makes my ears bleed. Continuously overplayed on the radio.

Worst song ever! Makes Baby by Justin Bieber look like pure awesomeness!

I don't hear it at all nowadays, but I remember being like 12 in 2009 and hearing this song non-stop

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25 Despacito - Luis Fonsi

At first I was like yeah whatever about this song but now the times have changed. It gets played almost every ten minutes. When I hear that stupid guitar start up I slam the power off button on the stereo.

This is getting so old. I didn't mind it the first few times, but now it's super annoying! It makes me super mad that people like this garbage and don't even give Japanese music a chance. - Absolite

This song haunts me. It's so overplayed, that I swear it's the Samara Gordon of car radios!

Okay, uh, Smooth Criminal is in #1, but in #34, WHY?!

They're still playing it in radio stations today!

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26 7 Years - Lukas Graham

So overplayed and overrated to the sky. Might be because I really don't like depressing music - zvono478

27 Love Story - Taylor Swift

Uuugh! Every time I hear a Taylor Swift song on the radio, I feel the need to stab my ear canal with a nail file. Please.. Make the pain stop..

This song drives me CRAZY!

At least it’s better than Look What You Made Me Do and Shake it Off. - railfan99


28 Gangnam Style - Psy

The fact that I had to add this song to the list says enough. - therootbeer

Severely overrated - SamKoffsky

29 Viva la Vida - Coldplay

Whoever said this song is annoying, they're so wrong. Great beats, lyrics, almost matches Mr. Brightside.

Um, excuse me? Viva la Vida can not be overplayed. It is physically impossible. I could listen to Viva la Vida (any Coldplay song, really) a million times on repeat and not get sick of it. This song has a clever theme and a catchy beat. No wonder it's played a lot.

Maybe it's overplayed but it's a good song.


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30 Problem - Ariana Grande

Yea. This songs getting boring but it's alright - AlphaQ

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31 Closer - The Chainsmokers

"Closer" by a mile. It will one day be the #1 most overplayed song in the history of music, rivaling even Happy Birthday in its omnipresence and endless loops of plays

So Smooth Criminal is number 1 and this is 29? LOL! - 445956

Another song I can't avoid. Ugh! - SamKoffsky

Once I heard this song FIVE times on the radio within a single hour.

That’s why I vote it up. - Lunala

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32 I Don't Wanna Live Forever - Zayn & Taylor Swift

LOL, I Was Just Listening To The Radio, And These 2 Songs I Was Bashing Got Played - VideoGamefan5

Can this song just die already? Earned It from the previous movie didn't get played THIS much.

33 Roar - Katy Perry

YES YES YES. This is is terrible and I get so mad every time I hear this on the radio because it's the worst ever song by katy perry - Th3Zm0nst3r

Without the music video this song sucks.

Every time I turn my radio on this crappy annoying song is on.

Reminds me of that What About Us song that I just heard three times. - allamassal

The only thing I like is the music video. That's it. - SamKoffsky

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34 Baby - Justin Bieber

I've heard this on so many radio and T.V. channels, my ears are aching. Bieber's either got them all bribed, or people have lost all sense of music, the song's so bad, that's because. God save us all from the Bieber epidemic.

Well, this song isn't played on the radio as much as it used to (talk about luck) - CommentandList

This isn't a song. It's a whiny kid spitting generic lyrics into a microphone. - therootbeer

This is the worse song ever that actually does try to be a good song

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35 Uma Thurman - Fall Out Boy

This song blows. who needs to sample "the Muensters? "

36 Happy - Pharrell Williams

I feel like people only know Pharrell because of his hat.

My dad and I would listen too this song everyday on the radio. I liked it for a while, but then it started playing every 30 minutes on every single radio station. So annoying!

This song sucked and my friends forced me to listen to it because they knew how much I hated it. - johntheaddictive

How is this not number one...

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37 Worth It - Fifth Harmony

Over-played but still SO good and catchy!

38 That's What I Like - Bruno Mars

Top 10 material - VideoGamefan5


39 Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) - Beyonce

Beyonce's so old and probably should have ended her musical career centuries ago. I only appreciate her music being around when she was still in Destiny's child.

This was an overplayed song, I hear it at parties now and then. I wouldn't consider it overplayed anymore.

40 Hot 'N Cold - Katy Perry
41 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

First of all, there is no hiding the fact that this is an epic song whether you like it or not. maybe it is overplayed but it's 8 minutes long. that means there is a lot of content which makes it more difficult to consider annoying if that makes sense. maybe someone who understands what I'm trying to say can explain it better.

Stairway to heaven deserves to be overplayed, still just as great as it was 35 years ago. everybody knows Led Zeppelin are the kings of the 70s. robert plant is the golden god! Rock'N'roll will never die! M/

42 Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran


43 Turn Down for What - DJ Snake
44 So What - Pink
45 Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5

It's terrible, yet they play it almost every day EVERYWHERE!

46 Gives You Hell - The All-American Rejects

Hey I love this song - NightmareIsHere_

47 Just Give Me a Reason - Pink

I vote for this just to bring Rihanna's song "Disturbia" lower because I really love RiRi and this song

48 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

Almost all the NIRVANA wannabe fans know nirvana by this ONE song and it's the reason nirvana is the most overrated band of all time and yet it's only 60th?

I love this song - NightmareIsHere_

49 Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice
50 Rolling in the Deep - Adele

The only problem that I find of this song is that it's simply not catchy. It's a good song in terms of lyrics and Adele's voice but it's just not great and upbeat enough for me to fully enjoy and be unable to get the song out of my head.

She has an amazing vocal range. Especially on this song. Just worn out.

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Top Remixes (7)

1. Trap Queen - Fetty Wap
2. Hello - Adele
3. Come As You Are - Nirvana
1. Work - Rihanna
2. Anaconda - Nicki Minaj
3. Party Rock Anthem - Lmfao
1. Watch Me - Silento
2. Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
3. Let It Go - Frozen

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