Top Ten Most Overplayed Songs

The Top Ten Most Overplayed Songs

1 Shape of You - Ed Sheeran

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.

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

I Hate This song with all my life

2 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.

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

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

I rarely hear this on the radio.

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

3 Hello - Adele

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!

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?

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

4 I Like It - Cardi B

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

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

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

5 Girls Like You - Maroon 5

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Even once is overplayed, arrgh.

Don't recall ever hearing it on the radio.

Never hear this one anymore

7 Hotline Bling - Drake

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

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!

I liked this at first then it shrunk on me

8 All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor

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

Truly awful and distasteful.

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

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

9 Boom Boom Pow - The Black Eyed Peas

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

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

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

Nowhere near as overplayed as I Got a Feeling.

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

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

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

The Newcomers

? Miracle - Kimbra
? Truth Hurts - Lizzo

I don't know what makes everyone love this song, but I couldn't figure it out for the life of me. The singing is the worst I have ever heard (yes, even worse than Baby and Stupid Hoe) and that alone makes me loathe this song. At least the lyrics are okay, I guess.

Why is this song popular the vocals are annoying and the execution isn’t much better

The Contenders

11 In My Feelings - Drake

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?

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

I don't love keke

Hey drake, I hate keke!

12 Let It Go - Frozen

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 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.

13 Party Rock Anthem - Lmfao

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

Now it's played once or twice every 5 monthes

Got old fast

14 Fight for Your Right - The Beastie Boys

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.

Not even on the radio.

15 What About Us - P!NK

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

16 Anaconda - Nicki Minaj

Judging by the amount of cussing and innuendo, I don't think any radio stations would ever play this song.

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...

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

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

17 Body Like a Back Road - Sam Hunt

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

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.

Ew, stupid song alert

18 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.

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!

19 Radioactive - Imagine Dragons

Overplayed but still amazing!

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...

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

Imagine Dragons is a good but overrated band.

20 Shake It Off - Taylor Swift

Just like all of her pop songs

Way Overplayed!

Nothing needs to be said!

This song kinda sucks, I heard it a few times

21 Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen

I hate this song, it's so bland and annoying. It's also one of the many reasons why I generally avoid the pop radio stations.

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.

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

22 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

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

Who the hell still listens to this crap!

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

23 Work - Rihanna

I80 Birthday Cake is worse.

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

24 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.

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.

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

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

25 Love Yourself - Justin Bieber

This should be in the top 5

26 7 Years - Lukas Graham

Never liked it in the first place. Since the beginning, I just thought it was a depressing song with vocals that sounded like a sore throat. Than, the radio did what it does best, and overplays it until my brain explodes! If they were trying to bust my chops, Mission Accomplished!

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

27 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!

Another song I can't avoid. Ugh!

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.

28 Bad Blood - Taylor Swift

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

29 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.

How is this not number one...

30 Fancy - Iggy Azalea

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


31 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!

Still a good song.

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

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!

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 Poker Face - Lady Gaga

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

This is 2014

34 Thank U, Next - Ariana Grande
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.

Very overplayed

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.

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.

Not bad but seriously why does it get played so often even in 2020?

Top 10 material


38 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.

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

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

39 Gangnam Style - Psy

Severely overrated

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

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

40 Roar - Katy Perry

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.

Without the music video this song sucks.

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

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

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)

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

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

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.

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

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

My grandmother likes this song. MY GRANDMOTHER!

44 Uma Thurman - Fall Out Boy

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

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.


46 Whistle - Flo Rida

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

47 Worth It - Fifth Harmony

Over-played but still SO good and catchy!

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.

I don't like this girl group

This song isn't worth much at all.

48 Can't Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake

This song was overplayed on the radio on my bus in september 2016 it got on my nerves

Anything by Justin Timberwolf could easily make this list.

49 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.

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

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

On classic rock stations, add up how often Stairway to Heaven, Hey Jude, Hotel California, and White Wedding are played together. Now multiply times two. BoRap is played even more often than that.

50 Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5

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

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

This was the beginning of the end for Maroon 5.

Hate this song...

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