Top Ten Most Overplayed Songs


The Top Ten

1 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

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

Ugh... so overplayed.

Amazing though

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2 Shape of You - Ed Sheeran

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

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


Most streamed song on Spotify! Why? - Userguy44

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3 Hello - Adele

Hate this song!

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?

, I can't even stand this song. Man, it's not even music to my ears anymore.

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4 I Like It - Cardi B

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

You can hear this song EVERYWHERE you go!

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 - allamassal

5 Girls Like You - Maroon 5

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.

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

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6 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

7 Hotline Bling - Drake

I can't believe people actually like this song, it's sooo bad.

Drake sucks

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

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8 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

9 Come As You Are - Nirvana

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

10 All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor

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

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

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The Newcomers

? Body - Loud Luxury

This song came out in mid-2018. It's mid 2019 now and I hear this on the radio a lot. It's catchy and danceable, but it is very overplayed and there's something about the singer's voice that I don't like. - tyrelljanderson

? Stanky Legg - GS Boyz

Another garbage song. - tyrelljanderson

The Contenders

11 In My Feelings - Drake

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

This song gets too much radio play - allamassal

12 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.

13 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

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...

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16 Radioactive - Imagine Dragons

I hear Thunder more then this. - Userguy44

Overplayed but still amazing!

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

Imagine Dragons is a good but overrated band. - AlphaQ

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17 Body Like a Back Road - Sam Hunt

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

18 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

Started screaming lyrics in class

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!

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19 Work - Rihanna
20 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

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

Not only overplayed, but very overrated too. I never liked this song. - Userguy44

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21 Let It Go - Frozen

I remember like 2014 everyone sang this song.

Even the Britain's got talent version is better.

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.

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22 Closer - The Chainsmokers


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

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

"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

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23 Love Yourself - Justin Bieber

I hate this song. There is hardly any beat in it or music as well. This song is another overrated one. - tyrelljanderson

This should be in the top 5 - DaWyteNight

24 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.

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 Bad Blood - Taylor Swift

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

26 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.

27 Poker Face - Lady Gaga

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

This is 2014

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

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.

29 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

30 Fancy - Iggy Azalea

This song is a piece of garbage. The same annoying music notes throughout the entire damn song, and the song itself is awful. Luckily I listened to CD's when this came out. - tyrelljanderson

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


31 7 Years - Lukas Graham

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

32 Thank U, Next - Ariana Grande
33 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


34 Watch Me - Silento

Another overrated song that's awful. I remember in our 2016 school disco, everyone sang this garbage apart from me. It's just awful. - tyrelljanderson

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

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35 Shake It Off - Taylor Swift

Just like all of her pop songs

Nothing needs to be said!

Way Overplayed!


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36 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

37 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.

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38 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😡

39 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.

40 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.

It’s dead though... - KingSlayer93316

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

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41 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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42 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? "

43 Slow Hands - Niall Horan


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

44 Worth It - Fifth Harmony

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

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

Over-played but still SO good and catchy!

45 Whistle - Flo Rida

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

46 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

47 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

Wait,I heard this song once,and I still love it!

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48 Stitches - Shawn Mendes

His voice is too generic and his songs are a bit too corny for me. Not necessarily bad, but just too plain and generic. - Lunala

I meant this song doesn't make any sense

I hate this song. - RiverClanRocks

I hear this song everyday at work. It's like our Muzak system doesn't know what to play. This song make any sense just like Cake by the Ocean

49 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

Overplayed in guitar centers - Userguy44

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/

50 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

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1. Trap Queen - Fetty Wap
2. Hello - Adele
3. Come As You Are - Nirvana
1. I Like It - Cardi B
2. Girls Like You - Maroon 5
3. Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
1. Watch Me - Silento
2. Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
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