Top Ten Most Overplayed Classic Rock SongsPetSounds Despite the volume of incredible classic rock songs, radio stations insist on beating the same tracks into the ground. Over and over and over again. Many are indeed fantastic songs, but grow annoying with overexposure.
The Top Ten
Overrated. I want to tear my ears off each time I have to listen to it.
I would rather see it be the greatest rock song of all time
I like this song but Journey has better songs than this - KillerQueen1774
All the songs on this list are overplayed, but Don't stop Believin' gets my vote. There are so many better Journey songs than this.V 11 Comments
I don't think it is overplayed, I listen to classic rock station but the last time I heard it was about oh, a month ago. - Stalin
And it's not even that good. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345
Overplayed, overrated and overvoted.
OVERHYPED TO THE MAX!V 10 Comments
Deserves to be #1
Queen has better songs that don't get played on the radio that much but I still love this song - KillerQueen1774
This is one of my favourite songs it deserves to be at #1 I mean come on who doesn't love queen/freddie mercury I will always love queen ♥️
All these songs are great songs and they were overplayed for that simple reason. We can't blame the songs or the bands. We can only stop listening to the radio. I did it. - Metal_Treasure
I agree. I gave up listening to the radio for the exact same reason. Bohemian Rhapsody and Stairway are amazing, but that doesn't mean I want to listen to them all the time. - Gg2000V 11 Comments
I agree with IronSabbathPriest - Ritchie Blackmore himself said that his favorite Deep Purple song was Perfect Strangers. My favorite is Highway Star and 2nd fave - maybe Perfect Strangers. However, I still love the intro riff to Smoke On the Water - it instantly gets my blood pumping.
I stopped listening to the radio several years ago when I became a metalhead. Currently I listen to only what I want and when I want to. - Metal_Treasure
Child In Time, Highway Star, and Perfect Strangers are all better songs in my opinion. - IronSabbathPriest
I don't think it's their best song. For me it was when I just got into it. But after listening 70-80 songs of theirs, I've found better songs. - zxm
Come on guys, they had much better songs than this!V 4 Comments
An absolutely amazing song, but holy crap I do not need to hear it every hour! This is why I stopped listening to classic rock radio stations. They overplay great songs until they are ruined. - Atham
Radio has ruined one of the greatest guitar solos ever for me. Alongside Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again", Joan Jett's "I Love Rock And Roll", and "You Give Love A Bad Name" by Bon Jovi, "Hotel California" is undoubted the song I'm the most sick of hearing. I don't even know why people are listing "Stairway To Heaven" on here. I barely ever hear that one on the radio because it's so long. Maybe it's the place I live in.
This is another song I love. But there are so many Eagles songs you never hear as a result of it being played to death. - PetSounds
"Maybe we play this song too much" -Said no radio station ever.V 3 Comments
Every single sports stadium insists on playing this. It's not bad, but there are at least a dozen better songs by The Who. - PetSounds
I love this song personally. But it's on the radio SO MUCH it's been stuck in my head for about an hour now! But I loved the music video. Keith Moon is hilarious! - MontyPython
I've heard this about ten million times. Can't they just stop? - Turkeyasylum
Yes this is overplayed. Not the band they were in 1969.V 3 Comments
It's the best
This is a good song but I heard it twice in one day! - RiverClanRocks
I prefer Come As You Are and About A Girl. I just do. - PositronWildhawk
It's not really classic rock and the song itself is good but man I hear it probably like 5 times a week at least and it gets kind of annoying but hey it's better than hearing people in school turn up their rap music disregarding other people and singing along to the songs (hearing sing alongs in public is one of my pet peeves) so I'm not complaining. - Anonymousxcxc
Not Really Classic Rock But Still Overplayed To An Extent - FettiMC
Very overplayed, but enter sandman should be up there. That song is overplayed to the max!
It's a great song I've come to dislike because of endless overplaying. There's one song that's worse, that's "Maggie Mae" by Rod Stewart, the only song that makes my lower back hurt.
It's a good song, but it is ridiculously overplayed on classic rock stations (along with Peace of Mind).
Hear it all of the time. I will like it though!
Ironic, considering the lyrics. - PetSoundsV 2 Comments
Love AC/DC, love the song, but yeah, it’s played too much. You know what AC/DC song is played more than this? Thunderstruck
This song is complete rubbish. A terrible song by the absolute worst band in history. Most overrated people ever, Angus shoul retire now
This song is four and a half minutes of synthesizer hell. The person who thinks to play this song on the radio all the time should be drug in the street by their hair and shot in the head.
No, I hear it much too often in the USA, despite how good it is and despite the relative lack of attention sometimes given Rush.
Again, the primary message is "variety, please". One or 2 songs doesn't and can't define a group and I'd imagine they'd prefer to be acknowledged for body of work. - Billyv
Id love to hear this on the radio (I never have), along with some others, (La Villa Strangiato, The Trees, Red Barchetta, Fly By Night, Spirit Of Radio, 2112, and the only Rush Song I've heard on the radio, my personal favorite, Limelight.) - Beatlesboy9
I wanna hear this on the radio more! Although 2112 and La Villa Strangiato are better songs. - IronSabbathPriestV 7 Comments
It plays on every classic rock radio station on the face of the Earth, every day. Not an exaggeration.
Sweet home Alabama sucks, I'm sorry it just does. - RogerWatersfan1999
The single most over played song of all time.
Got to keep the rednecks happy. Since they are armed. Yetyet
Stop saying bad things about rock n roll there the best
Not a bad song, but how did it get so popular? Posers. - PositronWildhawk
This song is ALWAYS played. Shame really because it is probably one of Europe's worst songs.
I kinda like this song actuallyV 2 Comments
And if it wasn't already overplayed on the radio, every sports team plays it about 5 times during a game.
I HATE THIS SONG, MOST MAINSTREAM SONG EVER damn - riccc
HATE this song! It is Annoying nonsense.
Used FOR EVERYTHING. Sooo overplayed. - cat_f
This song SUCKS! And no, I'm not some millenial moron who has no taste in music. I love Metallica, Guns 'n' Roses, Queen...A lot of 80's music, but the animals' music... It's just crap!
Probably the song I'd say least belongs out of Top Ten in my humble opinion, and from what I hear, but maybe my opinion is tainted by my fondness for it (which I see you note of yours as well). I understand it's inclusion, though and for what it's worth I don't argue that or necessarily disagree - both as I'm sure you hear it too often. My primary wish and reason for commenting is that I'd prefer that other covers of this song get some of its percentage of AirPlay. While The Animals did the most popular and successful version, and perhaps the "definitive" one, it was Not an original composition in lyrics or melody and many others had done interesting versions previously. - Billyv
The Animals are one of, if not THE most underrated rock band. Like Deep Purple, only one of their songs truly hit big. They've had so many more amazing songs, like We Gotta Get Out of This Place, I'm Crying, and Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood.
I actually love this song. But it gets enough airplay for the entire British Invasion. - PetSoundsV 1 Comment
I came on this list looking for this song. It's a good tune, but I don't understand why this song gets played more often than most AC/DC songs. Instead of hearing this all the time, maybe we could hear more stuff from the Bon Scott era like "Girls Got Rhythm", "Whole Lotta Rosie", "Let There Be Rock", etc. Again, not a bad song at all, but there's so much more to AC/DC than this.
AWESOME - PhoenixAura81
Even if it is overplayed it is still a great song
Always playing on my local radio station. Can't stand it anymore.
Van Halen's best song. - PhoenixAura81
Runnin With The Devil is better in my opinion, but Jump's pretty lit. - galaxyfox
Still one of the best songs of the century
"Tangled Up in Blue" is played quite a bit more often.
Great, ground - breaking perhaps, but there are So many fantastic songs from this man, even from the same short time period as this one. - Billyv
My brother told me to
One of the most overplayed songs of all time. Almost every single time I turn on the radio it is playing. Still. I have had my fill of it to last a lifetime. Both this song, “Eye of the Tiger” and Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock N Roll” used to be good songs. Now I can’t stand either of them anymore.
I never hear this great tune on the radio station I listen to. - matty925
I hate this song! - KillerQueen1774
Aaargh! Finally, someone who agrees! - PositronWildhawk
Too bad Blue Oyster Cult never recorded another song. Oh, wait...
More cowbell! - truckturner
I love this song, along with Bohemian Rhapsody and We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions. I grew up on Queen music. Then, I started listening to the radio... - matty925
This is the one that got me into Floyd, but now it's too overplayed despite it being a great song. - matty925
Why are there 90s rock songs on here? They're never played on classic rock stations.
Some of them do now. They've had to add slightly newer stuff to attract younger listeners. - Gg2000
Can anyone tell me why classic hits/classic rock stations in the USA play this song ad nauseum? Because I honestly don't see a point, and this song just gets more monotonous and tiring the more times I hear it.
? , YOU NEVER HERE THIS SONG! And its one of my favorites
With a New York radio station on in the car, I heard this 3 days in 1 week...and still hear it.
I HATE THIS SONG.
For some strange reason the classic rock station in the city where I live seems to like to play this more than Another Brick in the Wall Part II, Money, or Comfortably Numb.
If they don't play the crap out of More Than a Feeling, they play the crap out of this song. I thoroughly detest Boston now!
Really? Why is this on the list. - Stalin
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2. Who are You - The Who
3. Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
2. Hotel California - Eagles
3. Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
2. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
3. Who are You - The Who
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