Top 10 Most Overplayed Music Artists of 2018

Music artists, good or bad, who got WAY too much plays on the radio in 2018, up to the point where you would want to rather have a seizure than hear these artists on a regular basis.

The Top Ten

1 Ariana Grande Ariana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress. She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious and its spin-off show Sam & Cat. ...read more.

Let me be honest; Ariana Grande is liked for her talent in singing and acting, but she's so overrated. Now her music is just getting crappy and overplayed, it's the same songs I hear on the radio, either it's Thank u, next or Breathin'. The only song I'm just really glad that doesn't play on the radio by her anymore is God Is A Woman, and I'd like to keep it that way. I hated it ever since I first started hearing it. And it's not just God Is A Woman. It's also No Tears Left To Cry and Side To Side. Here's why she's not really my favorite in singing anymore. Her new songs revolve around someone stealing her boyfriend and stuff like that, while her old songs in her 2013 album were actually good. Plus I like her because of her adorable acting as Cat from Victorious.

Ariana is okay, her songs are pretty okay, (except for God Is A Woman, and Boyfriend.) But even I have to admit, she plays a lot on the radio. But at the same time, I disagree, because she doesn't play as much as Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Taylor Swift, Post Malone, Pink, Maroon 5, or even Sam Smith. Like, I could literally turn on the radio and all I would hear is Havana, Delicate, There's Nothing Holding Me Back, Stitches, Perfect, Shape Of You, Too Good At Goodbyes, Girls Like You, What About Us, or Better Now. Forget what I said about Ariana being extremely overrated. She's not even played that much compared to the singers I just listed here. The only songs I heard a few times from her was Breathin' Thank u, Next and No Tears Left To Cry and 7 Rings (only once). I hear Shape Of You or Treat You Better almost everyday, so I just stop listening to Kiss 92.5 altogether. I listen to 98.1 CHFI because they play songs from the 2000's and 2010-12 by Beyonce, Katy Perry, ...more

now look I don't hate ariana grande's music its just her fanbase and ariana I hate the way she treats her fans and her fans are just so toxic I can't stand her music bc my sis wont stop blasting her music I can hear her right now my sis is 14 and I'm 25 so I'm just blasting sum 41, green day, my chemical romance etc louder on my guitar (I'm playing along)

Can we just get her off #1 and put Cardi B there instead? I feel that Cardi B has been playing more in my radios...and the fact that she's much worse.

2 Cardi B Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper, songwriter, television personality and former stripper.

My least favorite artist. Her music is bland and her lyrics are just are just mean less junk for people who think being rich is a personality trait

Her songs don't have any meaning and she doesn't even write them. She's just the 'new Nicki Minaj' and that's it. Her songs are 'catchy' but she's so problematic and overrated.

Who even wants to be her, it must be painful to have golden spikes implanted into her head, why is her nose and mouth always covered by a bunny or vampire faccemask, and where did she get that bunny tail?

This is what happens when record labels want to prove they can many literally ANYONE famous, regardless of skill, talent, or ability.

3 Drake Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born on October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Canada. He started his career on Canadian reality show "Degrassi: The Next Generation".

I don't like ariana grande, but she looks like an angel next to drake. I've hated his music since I was in third grade.

Drake was streamed like mad that year and I kept hearing his voice everywhere. I don't even hate Drake but Scorpion was such an awful album.

I definitely think he was more overplayed that year than Ariana Grande he had 7-8 songs that got big (most of which were pretty boring) Ariana had only 2-3.

Most stuff by Drake after Take Care sucks. But I do like the song Nice for What

4 Post Malone Austin Richard Post (born July 4, 1995), known professionally as Post Malone, is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, and guitarist.

Forget everyone else on this list! Post Malone is so overplayed. Not just that, but his songs sound worse every time I hear them. Ariana Grande is also a little overrated, but she isn't painful for me to listen to. PM on the other hand drives me nuts with his heavy autotune, you can't even understand a single word. Please get him to number 1. I swear if I hear better now one more time, I will rip my ears off.

Rockstar, Better Now, Psycho, Congratulations, Jackie Chan, etc are all overplayed. It's like you can't find any radio station that doesn't play his generic music!

Post Malone is so cute I love him and his music so much tell me if you guys have a crush on post malone like me

The best artist on this list, his songs are fire, but Circles and Goodbyes is way overplayed

5 Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. ...read more.

Her old songs are better than her new ones. Love Story and all of her other old songs have a nice, sweet and affectionate meaning and good lyrics about love. But what do her new songs have? The same line all the time, "I dumped my boyfriend" and "He dumped me vice versa to the point where it's just become boring, repetitive and annoying. Shake It Off, Bad Blood, and all those songs from her reputation concert album are SO overplayed. So she's not really overrated, since no one likes her music anymore. I really love her old music. It was nice and sweet plus she had a cute singing voice when she sand love story.

Shake It Off and Bad Blood aren't even from reputation, they're from 2014-2015. Her most played song on radio in 2018 was by far Delicate, which is a nice and sweet song like a lot of her old music.

I know Shake It Off and Bad Blood aren't from her reputation tour. I never say said that. I just said, Shake It Off, Bad Blood and songs from her reputation tour. But if you made a mistake, I understand Memph. Just make sure to read things twice to better understand.

Taylor Swift I really don't mind because she has slightly good taste in music but I would like it way better if she still kept making country music. The only song by her that I like that's non country music are her old songs like I Knew You Were Trouble. Other than that, her new songs are just boring

If you like I Knew You Were Trouble you might like Don't Blame Me too, that's a newer song of hers (from 2017).

This is who should be blamed for the downfall of music as an art form. Their were great music artists (MJ, Garth Brooks) that gravitated to pop music, but those days are long gone. It's all about the AMD nowadays. Not sure who writes her stuff, but it is truly something only a 10 yr. old girl could love. I guess that is her target audience. Seriously this should be the Top 10 worst performers, because they are definitely not artists...

6 Ed Sheeran Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk.

To the people b! tching about Ed Sheeran, YOU do better.
His voice is so clear that the listener can hear every word he sings unlike many, many, many other artists, AND he is EXTREMELY successful.

Some of his songs are overplayed but still...his songs are really nice.."castle on the hill","galway girl"..these are all really good music..and don't you dare say he's a bad lyricist..cause he's an awesome one and did you guys know that other artists want to sing songs written by him so they give money and pay for his songs..so yeah...he's a breathing,walking blessing to the music industry..
adios suckerzz!

Ed Sheeran, stop making your song cliche and stop being overdramatic with the voice and ugh the lyrics! He needs to die already

Perfect and Shape of You are generic, boring and repetitive songs and should not have gotten as popular as they did.

7 Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.

Believer, Thunder, Natural, those are all overplayed songs BUT Imagine Dragons is INCREDIBLE. Their music is so creative and it hypes me up. Not gonna lie though, they have better songs that are older though. (It’s Time, Demons, Radioactive, I Bet My Life)

This band is amazing, but most people wont know because they are "hate" this band because THE RADIO plays maybe THREE of their songs too much. Well let me say this I NEVER get to hear these guys on the radio and they have Amazing songs(especially the older ones) such as: Bleeding out, its time, amsterdam, fallen, thief, dream, smoke and mirrors, 30 lives, round and round, my fault. Their music means something special unlike most music today. They give good messages (gold is about the dowside of being famous. 30 lives was written for one of their friends/fans that died of cancer. Bleeding out to me means doing anything for someone we love even if it means dying or bleeding out)

They are overrated because the same couple of songs are being played on the radio (Thunder,Beliver, Natural, maybe Radioactive) and fans hate on the band precisely because of this. But they are really not that bad.

I do not agree with this (in my opinion) Imagine dragons are the best band in my book, I hardly heard them on the radio in 2018. I don't know why these guys get so much hate their lyrics are meaningful and not "my boyfriend broke up with me" unlike most artists on the radio these days their concerts are amazing and send positive messages, so leave these guys alone all you haters

Yeah! When I went to their Evolve concert in 2018, Dan ( the lead singer ) gave a speech on depression and to not give up on ourselves, even through the toughest of times.

8 Camila Cabello Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao, or professionally Camila Cabello (born March 3, 1997) is an American-Cuban musician. Camila was best known for being part of the girl group Fifth Harmony. Fifth Harmony are known for songs like Worth It, Work From Home, All In My Head (Flex), Bo$, and Sledgehammer. Camila ...read more.

Camila was one of the main reasons why I didn't enjoy music from 2017. Her song Havana played so much in 2017, till now. I'm writing this in 2020, just to let you know. But she's a good singer, I like her voice and although she isn't one of my favorite singers, I appreciate those who have their own opinions about liking her.
Also, this is what surprised me the most. Camila can play guitar! I was like, are you freaking kidding me right now?! That's amazing! Plus, she's really good too. I watched a couple of duos where she's singing and playing guitar with Ashlee Juno and they're really amazing, no joke.

I actually like Camila Cabello. But you guys have the entitlement to your own opinions, plus I know this is about getting OVERPLAYED, not getting liked.
-GuitarQueen05

Camila tries so hard to look hot and use all these latin beats in her songs, but has a terrible singing voice and such boring songs. I literally heard havana so many times and it just never seems to end. Seriously why did she have to leave Fifth Harmony? She was way better there

This is not whether we like the artist or not, the list is who was overplayed. And Camila was overplayed. I personally don't care for her but my friend HATES her. Says she has a whiny, annoying voice and personality; to a certain extent I see his point but he should rant about her whenever he hears her name mentioned or when Never Be the Same gets played.
Back on topic, she still was overplayed.

9 Pink Alecia Beth Moore known professionally as P!NK, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.

Pink is queen bro if her music is overplayed its because its gpod unlike grande

What About Us, Beautiful Trauma, A Million Dreams were highly overplayed throughout the year, they were so annoying,

Only What About Us was highly overplayed. I only heard the 2nd of those songs a few times and never heard the last one.

Love her great performance at brits

What about us is like pop music in an airport and the airport is so bad that it can only afford one song that is how overplayed this is. Also a million dreams and beautiful trauma were played tooo much

10 Bebe Rexha

Meant to Be sucks a lot, but one of her really great songs is "Name of Love". I recommend that you listen to it. It will definitely sound familiar to you once you start listening. - IceFoxPlayz

I hate Meant To Be, but I love her other songs like I'm A Mess, Name Of Love, and I'm Gonna Show You Crazy.

"Meant To Be" sucks, I agree, but "I'm A Mess" and "In the Name of Love" are good songs.

Okay but have any of you heard "I'm a mess"? That's one of her best songs.

The Contenders

11 Billie Eilish Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell, known professionally as Billie Eilish (born December 18, 2001) is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her songs "When the Party's Over", "Bury a Friend" and especially "Bad Guy".

Where to begin with Billie Eilish? She has a creepy singing voice, a creepy face, creepy music videos, even though I've never seen them they just pop up just like that, she also has this obsession with singing about depression, death and other creepy stuff. So I just really hate her.

I have to admit that while she isn't my favorite or something I would listen to everyday, but compared to a lot of the other artists on this list, hearing one of her songs on the radio is a real breath of fresh air. Her songs are way more interesting then your typical pop songs. Even if she's overplayed, it would be better Billie Eilish than Ariana Grande.

ARRG she triggers me soo bad I hate this artist (I won’t call her by her name because she triggers me so much) all THE ARTISTS songs sound the same and quite frankly are SOO bad definitely overplayed. No hate please :(

most amazing artist of the decade! to accomplish something at such a young age is no game. for them haters, speak when u are better

12 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

The only reason Maroon 5 is overplayed because their only songs that are practically overplayed on the radio these days are Girls Like You and What Lovers Do. Except WLD doesn't play as much anymore as GLY plays

Question, how do you go from the amazing "Songs About Jane" to the terrible "Red Pill Blues". Answer, you become Adam Levine and do anything for money.

Girls Like You is practically their only song being played. Their other songs are never played at all compared to that generic cancer "song". That song makes Taki Taki look like Hotel California

Since 2016 They became so annoying : Don't wanna know, Wait, Cold, Girls like you what too much of the same. The way Adam is singing in every single one of this songs annoy me so much.

13 Katy Perry Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, professionally known by her stage name Katy Perry, was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. She is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. ...read more.

Lol why is Katy Perry at 12, did she even have any songs out this year?

I haven't even heard a single song of hers on the radio, except maybe Teenage Dream and California Girls like once.

The only new song I know by Katy Perry was Chained To The Rhythm and that was 2017.

Has she even made songs in 2018?

her music is annoying

14 BTS BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy band formed in Seoul in 2013.

honestly, their music is just amazing and their lyrics are inspirational and carry beautiful messages and personally, it helped me during the tough times.
I see that a lot of you think that they're overrated and I totally respect your opinion, but if you could stop saying that they're gay as it is disrespectful and really offensive to all of their fans.
Also, I'm sorry if some fans may have sounded annoying, it's simply because some people really don't know when they trespassed their limits.
and please let's stay respectful towards BTS (or any artist for that matter) and their work.

No words to describe this. I know they are trying to make their fans feel like they are enough, but at least not do it with cheap trash on the mcdonald's radio. K-pop got really overrated in 2018 and it's still going on. Give me a break. Not to mention the fans are super non-respectful and obsess over them like crazy.

bts are just an amzing group and I really love their music. I think they deserve a higher spot on this list as they've relised 3 albums in 2018 that all ranked top 1 on US charts.

Plastic surgery, GENERIC pop music except with UNEARTHLY ANNOYING sounding music and they eat dogs. Stop playing music and die in Hell

15 Panic! at the Disco Panic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich.

Panic!, now just The Brendon Urie Show used to have amazing Alternative/ Indie music and even though the new material is not as good, it is quality music that is overplayed. Basically, Panic!'s music is quality, but overplayed.

High Hopes was a great song, but very overplayed. Panic! is great and they have really good older songs, like This Is Gospel, Emperor’s New Clothes, and I Write Sins Not Tragedies.

Panic at the disco used to be good. I like I write sins not tragedies, but now it’s not even panic at the disco, it’s just the Brendan Urie project. And also, I think high hopes the most overrated and annoying song in 2019. Because they always play it on the radio and in my school.

I love highhopes but it is just played every second of every day. There are much better songs I would like to hear besides high hopes and on the alternative radio I write sins. They are good songs but over played. Panic at the disco is like my favorite band but high hopes has been played way too many times

16 Beyoncé Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from ...read more.

I think Beyoncé is overrated, because her songs are just not special or something. She got praised once but I could ask 100 people what songs they know of Beyoncé and they would only name songs from the 2010's.

What has she even released recently? She just doesn't have the songs to live up to the hype.

I don't remember hearing any songs by her

A dirty promiscuous crook

17 Selena Gomez Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress and singer. She is best known for songs like "Come & Get It", "Good For You", "Same Old Love", and "It Ain't Me". Selena Gomez's voice is mezzo-soprano but she usually sings in alto. She is best known for her role as Alex Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place.

I loved Selena Gomez so much, notice I said LOVED. I mean, a lot of people would probably agree with me when I say that she was so great with The Scene. Now, her music is just trash, she can't sing anymore and I don't know what else to say, bye.

Just because she's not a good singer as people like Beyonce or Alicia Keys or Mariah Carey or Christina Aguilera or even Tori Kelly, does NOT mean she's a terrible singer! THINK PEOPLE!

Selena Gomez's music is literal trash, her vocals are almost as bad as her lyrics. I'm sorry if you love her, but I honestly hate her music, hate her, hate her petty, vulgar attitude and I absolutely can't stand her. I can recognize talent but this just isn't it.

I was probably one of her first fans, I always listened to her EARLY music. Ya'll might not believe me, but she used to be amazing. Now it's just embarrassing.

18 NF Nathan "Nate" John Feuerstein, whose stage name is NF, is an American Christian hip hop rapper, singer and musician from Gladwin, Michigan.

NF is clean and has a passion, he raps about things that we can relate to, If people wanna rap listen to him, If people hate than people hate, There is nothing you can do about it, but Me, he is my Idol.

He is the one artist that will really describe how he is feeling through raps and not hold back. The meaning behind his songs are so amazing and insperational

It is not overplayed I never here song anymore I'm sad because his music IS ACTUALLY GOOD

I WANT to STOP hearing Lie and Let You down already!

19 Dua Lipa Dua Lipa (born 22 August 1995) is an English singer and songwriter. Dua Lipa was born in Westminster, London, to Albanian parents.

Ew just gross

I agree.

Ew, God, she’s disgusting.

20 Halsey Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, known by her stage name Halsey, is an American singer and songwriter. She was born on September 29, 1994 in New Jersey. She started her career by releasing songs on SoundCloud, and now she is a well-known pop singer with hits like Bad at Love, and Now or Never. She had originated ...read more.

Halsey is cool in my opinion, though some of her songs are overplayed. Her voice is quite unique, and her older songs (Control, Castle, Colors, Sorry) are quite good.

Halsey is so annoying...her vocals are utter trash and she's very unlikable. Heck, I'd rather listen to Cardi B than her and I don't even like Bacardi that much now.

The whole hotel shampoo thing is why I despise people like Halsey, which is way too many. It is so ridiculous, I think I literally face palmed when I saw it. Halsey needs to grow up and find better, reasonable ways to get attention.

My hatred for this disgrace to humanities achievements is everlasting. She genuinely sickens me physically. She would be overplayed if someone played one short clip of her song in the middle of a mountain range where nobody could here it apart from mountain goats. 🐐

21 Lil Pump Gazzy Garcia (known professionally as Lil Pump, born August 17th, 2000) is an American rapper, producer and songwriter. Gazzy began his career in 2016 with a collaboration freestyle with Smokepurpp, which was eventually posted in Soundcloud to popular success. He broke out to mainstream the following ...read more.

Ummm, I have never heard any Lil Pump song on the radio except for Gucci Gang and that song doesn't even pop up anymore.

Lil Pump is trash

He is a brilliant soul brought to this Earth to guide us through our darkness. The bringer of happiness, the sharer of spirit, through his divine music.

How is he not higher? Gucci Gang... repeat that in your head all day... then you'll get the song that will slowly but surely drives you mad.

Gucci Gang is probably one of his better songs, he's made way worse songs though haha.

22 Shakira Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian-Spanish singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.

Her music sucks but she is really hot

people listen to her music u guys could not see talent if it slapped u in the face

She hasn’t released anything in a while but I love her music and dancing.

I don’t like her at all ugly and Bad songs

23 AC/DC AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014 . They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1979, after which they hired Brian Johnson ...read more.

These guys are never played on the radio! If so, then they deserve to be played on the radio. Thunderstruck, Highway to Hell, Fly on the wall, all great songs made by a legendary band.

So overplayed in rock stations.

24 Jojo Siwa

True. There could be some people in the world who love to wear bows and rainbow clothes. I mean, she may have been good on things like Dance Moms, but her music videos suck

ALL OF YOU PEOPLE STOP HATING THIS GIRL! she's amazing, she's 16 so she's making a pavement for more of her generation to come forward and make music. Plus, there are not a lot of teenagers in the world who would wear rainbow clothes and bows. She's a unique person we need in the world!

I hate her I see her everywhere! Even Merch At every store I Go to that's good shes not at Hot Topic Shes ruining the Nickelodeon. Her merch is trash I mean Like come on! Grow Up! I honestly I liked Disney Channel And Before this Nightmare showed up Go Back to the show She came from! “Dance Moms” and Leave Nickelodeon!

Now, let's review shall we?
Jojo Siwa is a bratty sorry excuse for an artist and she's over obsessed with being cringy. Especially that stupid song Hightop shoes. In that video of High top shoes, I saw her doing a fort item dance and I was like omigod WHY?! If it's not that, it's lip sync battle shorties

25 6ix9ine Daniel Hernandez, known by his stage name 6ix9ine, also known as Tekashi69 or simply Tekashi, is an American rapper.

He garbage. Him going to prison might be the first time he ever finished a sentence.

So scary that he/she (I don't know the gender! ) gave me night mares- like momo did...

Hope he gets life imprisonment for everything he did, on and off stage

What the hell has the world come too...?

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