Top Ten Most Overplayed Songs


The Top Ten

1 Shape of You - Ed Sheeran

It's all I ever hear nowadays.

Arrghhh, don't even remind me of this! I hear it a thousand times already. (I am not listening to 'sample' - BloodFang

True, but I don't really hear it anymore. - Misfire

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.

2 Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson

I rarely hear this on the radio. - Misfire

Billie Jean or Thriller is probably the most overplayed song by him. - Misfire

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

Not even the most overplayed MJ song. Not even close. - RobertWisdom

Ugh... so overplayed.

3 Hello - Adele

Hate this song!

Her older songs= better

This is a good song but the radio need to stop playing it.

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 I Like It - Cardi B

This shouldn't even be on the radio it's so bad. - 0w0uwu

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 - TheRealBeOne

What makes it worse is that it's even played on commercials. - CrownED

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

5 Girls Like You - Maroon 5

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.

Should be higher in my opinion. Its almost always playing! - Spongehouse

I've heard it ten times in the past hour. Thanks for the variety, radio stations.

It gets old FAST.

6 Trap Queen - Fetty Wap

Never hear this one anymore - DaWyteNight

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

7 Hotline Bling - Drake

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

I liked this at first then it shrunk on me - BounceBackHater

Speed will find this list

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

8 Boom Boom Pow - The Black Eyed Peas

I heard this song, but I never knew until now it from the black eyed peas - trains45

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

Nowhere near as overplayed as I Got a Feeling. - DaWyteNight

9 All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor

This song gets stuck in my head when I hear it - trains45

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

Truly awful and distasteful.

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

10 Come As You Are - Nirvana

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 - KingSlayer93316

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

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

The Newcomers

? Death of a Bachelor - Panic! at the Disco
? Youngblood - 5 Seconds of Summer

The Contenders

11 In My Feelings - Drake

Hey drake, I hate keke!

I don't love keke

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? - allamassal

I was in the car yesterday, and this song came on, so then I shouted "NO" and then changed the station, and THE SAME CRAPPY SONG WAS ON THE OTHER STATION! This song then came on twice on the way home. Top 10 material - allamassal

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12 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

13 Fight for Your Right - The Beastie Boys

Not even on the radio. - RobertWisdom

I don't hear it much

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

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.

14 What About Us - P!NK

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

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? - allamassal

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. - allamassal

15 Anaconda - Nicki Minaj

I've only heard this on the radio once in my life. Once too many. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

Never hear it on the radio, but I DESPISE this song - KingSlayer93316

This song has so much sexual innuendo, it's basically like a porn video.

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...

16 Body Like a Back Road - Sam Hunt

Ew, stupid song alert - BounceBackHater

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. - DaWyteNight

17 Radioactive - Imagine Dragons

I hear this pretty often, but not as much as Thunder or Natural. Older Imagine Dragons is good though, so I don’t complain when this comes on the radio. Newer Imagine Dragons, however... - KingSlayer93316

Overplayed but still amazing!

I hear Thunder more then this. - Userguy44

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

18 Despacito - Luis Fonsi

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. - allamassal

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.

Last summer this song was literally everywhere lol I do like it though haha

I hate this song, and I hear it ALL the time! - KingSlayer93316

19 Let It Go - Frozen

I never heard this song on the radio before

This song got overplayed in 2014 - trains45

I remember like 2014 everyone sang this song.

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

20 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!

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

21 Shake It Off - Taylor Swift

This song kinda sucks, I heard it a few times - trains45

Just like all of her pop songs

Nothing needs to be said!

Way Overplayed!

22 Work - Rihanna

Rihanna’s worst song. And you can blame Drake. - I80

23 Watch Me - Silento

Now watch me...
Destroy the radio. - RoseWeasley

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.

Once this song came on for my school disco and I'm not kidding almost everyone left the hall. It was like 97% of the people (including me) left and waited for the next song. - LavenderWolvesHD

Most Annoying Song of 2015 every time I hear that annoying voice I SLAM the power button

24 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.

25 7 Years - Lukas Graham

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

26 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


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. - allamassal

27 Love Yourself - Justin Bieber

This should be in the top 5 - DaWyteNight

28 Fancy - Iggy Azalea

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


29 Bad Blood - Taylor Swift

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

30 I'm Yours - Jason Mraz

Still a good song. - Userguy44

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!

31 Happy - Pharrell Williams

I swear this plays at least twice everyday at my work

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

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

This song not too bad in my opinion, I rather hear this than some other songs - trains45

This song sucks so bad. One time when I was on this school field trip I heard this song played 6 times in a matter of only a few hours! - DaWyteNight

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.

33 Thank U, Next - Ariana Grande
34 Poker Face - Lady Gaga

I heard this song 4 times when riding to and from Tampa in September 2017. - allamassal

This is 2014

35 Strip that Down - Liam Payne

I hate this song so much! Baby by Justin Bieber is better than this garbage, now THAT'S SAYING SOMETHING! Every time I hear this garbage, it makes me want to drive off a bridge! This is just awful.

A better version of Shape of You, which isn't really saying much. It's catchy and danceable but there's just something about Liam's voice that I don't like. - DaWyteNight

Very overplayed - ShrekTheGoat

36 Love Story - Taylor Swift

Umm I never hear this song on the radio but it should be overlplayed cause it’s beautiful but it came out 11 years ago so I doubt that will happen

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

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37 That's What I Like - Bruno Mars

I liked it at first, but then it got old and I get tired of Bruno wasting his talent on mindless lyrics. - DaWyteNight

Top 10 material - VideoGamefan5


38 Viva la Vida - Coldplay

Yellow is overplayed. So is yellow 2. And every other coldplay play song that sounds exactly like yellow which is all of them

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.

39 Gangnam Style - Psy

It's just overrated, not overplayed. I can't hear it on the radio. - Alkadikce

Severely overrated - SamKoffsky

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

40 Roar - Katy Perry

I get so SICK of everybody playing this stupid song. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

Katy perry might possibly have the most irritating voice ever. Every time she sings a big chorus like this it sounds like she's yelling rather than singing. - DaWyteNight

I heard this too much. - Userguy44

Without the music video this song sucks.

41 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

42 Problem - Ariana Grande

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

Ariana Grande's voice sucks. Her voice goes too high and sounds too airy. I would love this song if I could sing it instead of Ariana G😡

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

I liked it at first, but then it got old. Zayn's part is good, but Taylor doesn't fit this song. - DaWyteNight

My grandmother likes this song. MY GRANDMOTHER! - KingSlayer93316

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.

44 Uma Thurman - Fall Out Boy

No way, I've never heard this song on the radio - TheInsomniac

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

45 Slow Hands - Niall Horan


Why, why wasn't This Town a hit instead of this crap? SMH I hate the music industry. - DaWyteNight

46 Whistle - Flo Rida

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

47 Worth It - Fifth Harmony

This song isn't worth much at all. - DaWyteNight

This song isn’t worth it - BounceBackHater

I don't remember hearing this that much really, or maybe that's just because I didn't pay much attention to music in 2015. - allamassal

I don't like this girl group - Userguy44

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48 Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5

It always aggravates me when a song is terrible and it gets played a million times a day. - RobertWisdom

This was the beginning of the end for Maroon 5. - DaWyteNight

Hate this song... - KingSlayer93316

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

49 We Found Love - Rihanna

Get this higher. I hear this on the radio too much as well - KingSlayer93316

A decent song, but I started to hate it because it's overplayed.
Note: I love Rihanna, she's one of my favorite singers

This song is so repetitive.she repeats the chorus like 10 times

50 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

One time I had a friend that would play this song five times every bus ride. It's a good song, but PLEASE stop playing it so much.


There's a reason why they play this a lot. - Misfire

This song should have never gotten annoying, but it comes on so much

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