Top 10 Most Overplayed Good Songs


The Top Ten

1 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

Hello, Single Ladies, Viva La Vida, See You Again, So What, and Rolling in the Deep are all bad songs. This is good. - Brobusky

This song never gets old. - Catacorn

I Could Listen To This all Day And Night.It Doesn't Count As Overplayed When People (Like Me) Can't Get Enough Of It - 12cc

2 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Agree with DaringXx - Userguy44


Overplayed for a good reason! - DaringXx

This has to be number 1

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3 Hello - Adele

Her other songs are better to be honest. - Misfire

This isn't a list of best overplayed songs, it's a list of good songs that are the most overplayed. This song isn't the best on this list, but I think it's the most overplayed one here - Martinglez

This song is awful. When I first listened I was like -"Wow, Adele made a great new song! Its all good! " But now, after hearing it 467384538 times on the radio, I am glad that I brought some headphones with me. - Catacorn

This list is inaccurate. What is the objective standard of a "good" song? Maybe the title should have been "Top 10 Songs Considered to be Good but are Overrated"

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4 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

In the movie pan, this song is sung by pirates. pirates. I think that's all I need to say

Kurt stated the Song was overplayed when alive now even more after death. Kurt also never wanted to be judged from the popularity of one song, but the track single handily put the nail in the coffin for sorry ass hair metal bands and for that we should be forever greatful.. - Screw32

Incredible band, incredible song. SO overplayed, though. - HappyMouse111

Overplayed, Overrated But Still A Great Song - 12cc

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5 Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

I just have to say even though this might be one of the most overplayed songs of all time it never gets old. Puts a smile one my face as soon as I hear that intro. Timeless. Even the people that say that hate this song sing along!

The king of overplayed good songs, I'd say. I used to love this and 'Any Way You Want It' but both have been played to death and 'Glee' certainly did not help things. - BKAllmighty

6 Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
7 Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne

Can this be overplayed? It's so addictive.

8 Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple
9 Viva la Vida - Coldplay

My favourite radio station plays this a lot as they only play two Coldplay songs: This and a Hymn for the Weekend. Both are great

This song is amazing. - Catacorn

10 Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson

What radio plays this? It's not even the most overplayed MJ song. Billie Jean, Beat It, and Remember The Time get much more air time. - RobertWisdom

The Contenders

11 Enter Sandman - Metallica

Worst Metallica Song. It Gets On My Nerves Every time I Listen To It - 12cc

Always on - SeanW

12 Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi

Best song ever!

13 Stressed Out - Twenty One Pilots

It isn’t even close to their best songs. Heathens was also overplayed, but it’s more enjoyable in my opinion. - Userguy44

I've trashed this song a lot, while praising it a lot. It was overplayed, but I never actually heard it during its peak airplay because the radio was always turned down. Probably why I think it's still good, but still TOP's worst song, and doesn't deserve to be their biggest hit. - WonkeyDude98

14 Rolling In the Deep - Adele

This song is actually a very good song. Just because Adele is depressing doesn't mean she's an awful singer. - Swellow

15 Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) - Beyonce

This is good? How? - RobertWisdom

How is this good? - DaWyteNight

This is one of the worst songs of all time. - WonkeyDude98

16 7 Years - Lukas Graham

Like what I said about Adele's "Hello". When I heard this song the first time on the radio I was like -"Cool, a song that basically describes my life, I love it! " And it actually was my favorite song for quite a while. But after hearing his whiny voice for about 14 total busrides, I've had enough of it. - Catacorn

I still like it, but combined with everyone starting to hate it, I'm actually really kriffing sick of this. Maybe. - WonkeyDude98

I love this song it discribes his life

17 So What - Pink
18 Mr. Brightside - The Killers

I love The Killers, this song is awesome. - Catacorn

Human is a way better song. - MrQuaz680

The Killers are great. Too bad everyone hears this song and not Dustland Fairytale or Spaceman. - Merilille

19 Just Give Me a Reason - Pink
20 See You Again - Wiz Khalifa

This is a pretty emotional song... I love it. I hear it a few times on the radio these days... :( Fox the Rogue

Honestly, the last time I heard it was two months after Paul Walker died, then it stopped here. - Swellow

I agree, it's a good song, but it was built for listens in moderation, not to stand up overplay. - WonkeyDude98

This is a fantastic song/tribute but it being over played ruined it slightly. - NobodyFamous

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21 Thriller - Michael Jackson
22 Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day

I love Green Day, this song is quite overplayed but its still good. - Catacorn

23 Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson
24 Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
25 Love Yourself - Justin Bieber

This may be Bieber's best song outside Maria, but good lord people, let it go away! It was not built to survive overplay, and yet here we are. I'm sick of this. - WonkeyDude98

I'm not going to lie, this song is actually pretty good. I hate Bieber, but this is probably his best song, and maybe is only good one too. - Catacorn

This song is the definition of boring. - DaWyteNight

26 We are the Champions - Queen
27 Highway to Hell - AC/DC
28 It's My Life - Bon Jovi
29 The Unforgiven - Metallica
30 Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon

I like this song, but I believe it should be played moderately, and not once every 6 songs on the radio.

31 Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley

This will never die. Lol - Misfire

32 Fade to Black - Metallica
33 Bring Me to Life - Evanescence
34 My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
35 Lux Aeterna - Clint Mansell
36 November Rain - Guns N' Roses
37 Demons - Imagine Dragons

Greatest song of all time, from the moment I started my account, my opinions have not changed. But yeah, this may have been overplayed when I still thought the chorus said "It is my theme in time". - WonkeyDude98

38 Stitches - Shawn Mendes

This sucks - RobertWisdom

39 Can't Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake

This song sucks - RobertWisdom

Play it a LOT, but still is very good. Very funky. Reminds me of Uptown Funk

40 The Imperial March - John Williams

Lol - Misfire

41 Let It Go - Idina Menzel
42 Let's Get Back to Bed - Boy! - Sarah Connor

Go to Germany or Austria, turn on the radio and just wait.
It WILL ultimately be played.
I really like Sarah Connor and at first I thought this song was a fun pop song (not one of her best though), but hearing this one song over and over again when she has some real masterpieces that get little recognition, does not help it get more popular with me.
I don't even get why they play it so much. This was her debut single and initially not such a huge hit song (yes, it entered the Top 5, but disappeared soon afterwards). She had several chart successes in Germany since then, but none of them (except for the wonderful ballad "From Sarah With Love") get as much airplay as this one song.
It is a neat and nice RnB inspired midtempo jam that makes you feel good when you hear it once in a while, but in the last few years radio stations treat it as if it was a groundbreaking landmark in popular music. - Martin_Canine

43 American Idiot - Green Day
44 Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses
45 You Could Be Mine - Guns N' Roses
46 Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day
47 Iron Man - Black Sabbath
48 E.T. - Katy Perry

Bad song - RobertWisdom

49 Shake It Off - Taylor Swift

This is an awful song. - RobertWisdom

50 Pray for Me - The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar
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Top Remixes (8)

1. Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
2. Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
3. Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple
1. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
2. Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
3. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
1. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
2. Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
3. Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple

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