Top Ten Most Overplayed Songs

The Top Ten

1 Shape of You - Ed Sheeran Shape of You - Ed Sheeran Cover Art

This song is not bad at all; everyone hates it because it's overplayed. There's a reason people are getting services like Apple Music. It's so that they don't have to listen to this song on the radio. While I don't personally dislike it, I don't like how many artists are succumbing to that "radio-friendly" stereotype of songs.

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 know this, is new, but it needs to be higher. It was on the top chart for 12 weeks, like come on! What's so special about it? - mathyfox441

I hate the sound of this song but I must admit it's one of the most iconic songs of the decade

2 Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson Cover Art

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.

Its only number 1 because people vote just to say it shouldn't be on the list

How is this overplayed?!? I have only heard it on the radio once!

I never heard if the guy or damn murdoc put this song to me is rare I never heard jackson on radio

You've either been living under a rock, or only ever listen to contemporary stations.

3 Hello - Adele Hello - Adele Cover Art

Probably the most overplayed artist of all time. There are a couple songs Adele does that are decent, but the radio is a professional at milking it (milking something means overdoing it). Madea’s version was much better!

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

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.

It hurts my ears when she goes "Hello from the other side". Why does it? Regardless, is anyone else tired of Adele singing about her stupid ex?

4 Girls Like You - Maroon 5 Girls Like You - Maroon 5 Cover Art

First of all Maroon 5 sucks. This song is so basic please come up with someone original. Next Adam Levine once called girls that wanted a autograph from him ugly chicks. Maroon 5 is both annoying and aggravating. Every time one of there songs come one I want to cover my ears! It’s like all they want to do is make money they don’t care about music at all. They should just quit please give people who want to make music a spot on the radio.

It, along with High Hopes by Panic! At The Disco, got old REALLY fast. I never liked it in the first place--I was never a fan of guitar-stuffed pop songs involved a guy with a half-grown beard screeching about a girl who will magically make his life better--but now? It's on SO MUCH.

It's still an okay song to me, but I literally heard it 6 times in a couple hours yesterday.

Even more overplayed than Shape of You. And what's worse is that it's not even that good.

5 Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen Cover Art

Shape of You - Very overplayed but it’s only been popular for three years, it could die when we least expect it.
Smooth Criminal - Hell no it’s not nearly played enough for number two.
Hello - Also not very relevant either now. In fact it died out quickly.

Call Me Maybe is 8 years old and I still hear it all the time on pretty much any pop radio. It just plays when you least expect it any time and it just gets annoying quickly. The song is just around like the speed of light. Should be number one easily.

I agree with Hello only being big for a while honestly it got played on the radio for maybe half a year I would even have it below a song like Stressed Out. Smooth Criminal is even weirder not even close to being the most played Michael Jackson song. Shape Of You is the only one I would personally have ahead of Call Me Maybe given how intense it's overplay has been over time plus personal preference.

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).

This song was overplayed heard it quite a bit in my life

I hate this song so much.

6 I Like It - Cardi B I Like It - Cardi B Cover Art

I remember hearing this song a lot on a google ad that played lots probably heard the song everyday for a few weeks until the ad stopped playing

This is the most overplayed song on the radio right now (up there with In My Feelings). Basically every time I go out, I hear this playing on 2 stations at once at least one time. Top 5 material

It's Cardi B... Not much else to say. This song is literally everywhere and it's some how getting worse then it already was

This definitely belongs in the top ten. Its an annoying song that is always playing

7 Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi Cover Art

The worst song of 2019, how did this get played on the radio?

I'm truly fed up of this song.

8 Trap Queen - Fetty Wap Trap Queen - Fetty Wap Cover Art

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

Never hear this one anymore

Even once is overplayed, arrgh.

9 Hotline Bling - Drake Hotline Bling - Drake Cover Art

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

Only simps listen to this song. I can't believe I used to be one of them.

Overrated. I would never recommend this ever!

I liked this at first then it shrunk on me

10 Love Yourself - Justin Bieber Love Yourself - Justin Bieber Cover Art

I'm not a fan of this absolute garbage human being(that I even struggle to call human) I don't like him as a person or his music but this is a pretty good acoustic song

This should be in the top 5

The Newcomers

? Dancing with a Stranger - Sam Smith & Normani Dancing with a Stranger - Sam Smith & Normani Cover Art

The Contenders

11 All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor Cover Art

No one likes Michael Jackson anymore anyways I've never heard of that song

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

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

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

12 Boom Boom Pow - The Black Eyed Peas Boom Boom Pow - The Black Eyed Peas Cover Art

I heard this song, but I never knew until now it from the black eyed peas

Nowhere near as overplayed as I Got a Feeling.

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

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

13 What About Us - P!NK What About Us - P!NK Cover Art

Definitely her most overplayed hit. I thought it was decent at first, until the radio had to milk this song! However, P! nk’s music is normally good. But her earlier hits are better.

I would have said I was OK with this song back in August/September/October of last year, but on November 16, this song came on 4 different stations in under 20 minutes, and by the time December rolled around, it had started to wear out its welcome for me. After I still kept hearing it three times every outing, I then went through a whole phase of really hating this song, but now I don't really care anymore.

I didn't mind this song at first. But then, for 10 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?

I heard this twice tonight (written September 29, 2018). This should be in the top 3

14 Happy - Pharrell Williams Happy - Pharrell Williams Cover Art

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.

It's good but too many people played it and now everyone hates it

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

15 Come As You Are - Nirvana Come As You Are - Nirvana Cover Art

Personally my favorite Nirvana song. I hear this on the radio often, but hey, at least it’s not the most overplayed song by them, Smells Like Teen Spirit

At least it's good. I never heard it on the radio though.

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

16 Despacito - Luis Fonsi Despacito - Luis Fonsi Cover Art

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.

This song was huge for only a few months and then died off, so I think this should stay around where it is now. What About Us was constantly played for much longer than that.

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

17 Let It Go - Frozen Let It Go - Frozen Cover Art

Frozen had an excessive amount of hype in general, but this song was the most overplayed one that there was! I swear, 2 years after this song was released and was popular, the little ones were still singing it! For Pete’s sake, pick a different song! There are more songs on the soundtrack! The storyline of the movie is decent, but every time I watch it, I will fast-forward through this crap song! The radio didn’t play it that much, but there were many people who busted my chops with their obsession! It was definitely overrated!

I hate this song to the core, I hate it more than anyone ever hated anything! All
The girls I go to school with love this song, its sooo flipping annoying! Am I the only teenaged girl who who dislikes (Or hates) this song?

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

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

18 In My Feelings - Drake In My Feelings - Drake Cover Art

I can't go anywhere without hearing this awful garbage. Today I heard this song TWICE in like 10 minutes (luckily Bad At Love was playing on another station the second time), and I also heard this 3 times the other day. How is this #1 on the Hot 100, when I can think of songs that didn't hit #1 this year that are much more deserving of that spot?

This song gets too much radio play

Hey drake, I hate keke!

I don't love keke

19 I'm Yours - Jason Mraz I'm Yours - Jason Mraz Cover Art

What radio stations are you guys listening to? I never heard this song on the radio ever, even back then.

Are you living under a rock? Even 12 years after the release I still hear this.

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

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

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

20 Closer - The Chainsmokers Closer - The Chainsmokers Cover Art

"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

One time recently (in April 2018) we were in the car and Closer came on three times. Even though I like this song, it's fading away much slower than even last year's falltime hits.

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

Another song I can't avoid. Ugh!

21 Body Like a Back Road - Sam Hunt Body Like a Back Road - Sam Hunt Cover Art

How is this piece of garbage not number 1? The lyrics are so corny, and the beat sounds like a leftover DJ Mustard beat with some country added in.

This was the original Old Town Road. It was like trying to combine Pop with Country and nobody asked for it

Ew, stupid song alert

22 Party Rock Anthem - Lmfao Party Rock Anthem - Lmfao Cover Art

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

Now it's played once or twice every 5 monthes

Got old fast

23 Fight for Your Right - The Beastie Boys Fight for Your Right - The Beastie Boys Cover Art

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.

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

All the old school rock stations and rap stations. Beasties are the best tho

I don't hear it much

24 Crank That (Soulja Boy) - Soulja Boy Tell Em Crank That (Soulja Boy) - Soulja Boy Tell Em Cover Art

Guys... this songs dead since no one listens to it

Who the hell still listens to this crap!

Started screaming lyrics in class

It's not as bad as Pretty Boy Swag

25 Before You Go - Lewis Capaldi Before You Go - Lewis Capaldi Cover Art
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