Most Overplayed Music Artists Throughout the 2010s

Throughout the 2010s, which music artists (good ones are allowed on here, too of course) got overplayed to the point where you wanted to destroy your radio? Vote here.

The Top Ten

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.

Me and a friend we're showing each other our favorite songs and artists. Half of her favorite songs we're from Ed Sheeran. I had never heard of him, but once I heard the songs I thought: "Oh, THAT'S who made those songs".

We all know where this started: 2014. After Thinking Out Loud topped the charts on the Billboard Hot 100, it was played forever through 2015 and 2016. And then of course, in 2017 he made his songs even more overplayed with Shape of You (which was played several times daily) and Perfect. His songs are still relevant today. Why?


Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette. more.

I still hear his songs on the radio in 2020. If that's not overplayed, I don't know what is.

Pretty much everywhere you go, you can hear people talk about him. His conversations about his unpopular music still make him relevant even as of today.

He was pretty much overplayed throughout the whole decade! Especially in 2015, Sorry, What Do You Mean and Love Yourself were EVERYWHERE! They still come on today...

Ugh! I hate his songs. Justin Bieber just doesn't get it. I would rather listen to rock music besides listen to Bieber singing.

Um, dude, do you understand this is a "most overplayed" list and not a "worst" list?
The reason I included Justin Bieber is the radio played his songs a countless amount of times.

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

I could not stop hearing What About Us and Just Give Me a Reason for ages. I get it, she has talent, but there's better ones. - Bammer73

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

You know what was getting me bored? Constant play of We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (2012-2013), Blank Space, Shake it Off (both 2014-2015) and Look What You Made Me Do (2017-2018). - Bammer73

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.

Extremely overplayed. I heard their songs everywhere a radio or song could be played: in a car, at the gym, a random shop or even in my high school's halls a few years ago.

This band is by far one of the most overrated and overplayed bands I have ever seen. All of their songs sound like they were made to be used in a commercial, more specifically a car commercial, especially their new music from their latest two albums (Thunder, Whatever it Takes, Natural)

They're probably the best artist of the 2010s, but even then they were overplayed this decade. Demons, Radioactive, Thunder, enough said.

They're quite overplayed to be honest.

Adele Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles more.

Hello, Someone Like You and Rolling in the Deep are good songs, but they were some of the songs that were played on every radio, especially in 2017. - Bammer73

I remember years ago on here, I got picked on for hating Hello lol - AlexisK

Bruno Mars Peter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer. more.

Uptown Funk, Grenade, Locked out of Heaven and The Lazy Song took forever to get off the radio and get less play. - Bammer73

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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".

How is he not in the top ten he has had an insane number of songs on the charts throughout the decade and far too many of them are just boring songs like Gods Plan, One Dance, In my Feelings etc.

Luis Fonsi Luis Alfonso Rodríguez López-Cepero, known by his stage name Luis Fonsi, is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter and actor, best known for his 2017 worldwide hit song "Despacito", featuring Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee, which won a total of four Latin Grammy Awards.

One word: Despacito. It was played forever over and over and it was getting annoying. - Bammer73

Daddy Yankee Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez, known by his stage name Daddy Yankee, is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, actor and record producer.

Again, it's his rap verse in Despacito. His other songs were played a bit too. - Bammer73

The Contenders

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

The radio station I listen to never plays Nicki Minaj or another female rapper/s, just Cardi B.

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. more.

Haha, silly me, how did I forget her?
I walked out of Buffalo Wild Wings and the first thing I heard on the restaurant radio was "You like, my hair? Gee thanks, just bought it".
This happened TWICE, I am not kidding.

Especially in 2017.

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.

Yeah I was considering them making this list.

They were played quite in this decade.

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".
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. more.

Remember in 2014 when Roar and Dark Horse were like the only things that existed on our radios? (Clear exaggeration.) They still get slight amount of play these days, and Firework too.

Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian-American pop singer. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning more.

Surprising to see her left of. Her airplay has died down now that she has not released in a long time but she dominated airplay throughout much of the decade as both a lead and featured artist with hits like Love the Way You Lie, We Found Love, Work and This Is What You Came For. - Powell

The Chainsmokers The Chainsmokers are an American DJ and production duo consisting of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The EDM-pop duo achieved a breakthrough with their 2014 song "#Selfie", which was a top twenty single in several countries.

Another one I forgot, especially with DLMD and Closer.

Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce more.

Overrated but not overplayed lol. - Bammer73

He had some major hits (Not Afraid and his collaborations with Rihanna) in the early part of the decade so you could say that he was overplayed. - Powell

Shawn Mendes Shawn Peter Raul Mendes is a Canadian singer-songwriter and model. He attracted a following in 2013, when he began posting song covers on the popular video sharing application Vine.
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 more.

Her only good song was Senorita.

Pitbull Armando Christian Pérez, better known by his stage name Pitbull, is a Grammy (and Latin Grammy) winning Cuban-American rapper, songwriter and record producer.
Carly Rae Jepsen Carly Rae Jepsen is a Canadian singer and songwriter from Mission, British Columbia, and later based in Vancouver. She is best known for her hit song "Call Me Maybe" which topped many charts in 2012.

I enjoy her songs but she became overplayed since Call Me Maybe!

Blake Shelton Blake Tollison Shelton is an American country singer and television personality. In 2001, he made his debut with the single "Austin".
DJ Khaled Khaled Mohamed Khaled, known professionally as DJ Khaled, is an American record producer, radio personality, DJ and record label executive.
Coldplay Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed more.
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