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 it on the radio once! - micahisthebest

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

I hardly ever hear this played, and I wouldn't mind hearing this played a lot as it's actually good and I'd rather hear this over all the other crap on the radio that's overplayed. - DaWyteNight

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2 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

This song will take your brain, douse it in two liters of cleaning acid, cut it up into sushi rolls, then throw it back inside your skull.

Should be considered the worst song in history. Lyrics are bad, music is an ear raid, everything in this song basically SUCKS! - Epikrika


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3 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

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

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4 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

5 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

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

Drake sucks

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6 I Like It - Cardi B

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

You can hear this song EVERYWHERE you go!

7 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

8 All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor

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

This song sucks, but I don’t hear it as often anymore - KingSlayer93316

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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 Girls Like You - Maroon 5

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

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

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

It gets old FAST.

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The Newcomers

? Psycho - Post Malone

So overplayed and annoying. And that "she bad like Michael" line makes me cringe a little every time, that's like the most overused line in music. - DaWyteNight

? Sexy Can I - Ray J

Ugh. During the summer of 2008 this was all I heard on the radio, and it continued to be played for a few years after. - DaWyteNight

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? - 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 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

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 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

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

Very repetitive and nonsensical. All I find alright is the music. - Epikrika

15 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.

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.

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16 Radioactive - Imagine Dragons

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

No longer that interesting. Used to be okay, but ehh. - Epikrika

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17 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.

I remember like 2014 everyone sang this song.

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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

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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19 Work - Rihanna
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

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

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21 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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22 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 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

Even worse now that it’s a meme.

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23 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.

24 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


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25 Love Yourself - Justin Bieber

This should be in the top 5 - DaWyteNight

26 Fancy - Iggy Azalea

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


27 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. - Userguy44

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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 Poker Face - Lady Gaga

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

This is 2014

30 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.

31 Strip that Down - Liam Payne

Very overplayed - ShrekTheGoat

32 7 Years - Lukas Graham

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

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 Gangnam Style - Psy

Severely overrated - SamKoffsky

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

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

35 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

36 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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37 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. - DaWyteNight

Without the music video this song sucks.

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

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

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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

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.

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

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.

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

It’s dead though... - KingSlayer93316

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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 Whistle - Flo Rida

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

44 Slow Hands - Niall Horan
45 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. - allamassal

I don't like this girl group - Userguy44

46 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

47 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.

Overplayed in guitar centers - Userguy44

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/

48 Hot 'N Cold - Katy Perry
49 Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran


50 Turn Down for What - DJ Snake

Now that's what I call a workout - TheInsomniac

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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
3. Let It Go - Frozen

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