Most Overplayed Songs of 2014


The Top Ten

1 Happy - Pharrell Williams Happy - Pharrell Williams

Reminds me of a hit from the past, "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin, which was played over and over and over again, trying to make people Happy. You know, the song with the whistling, and repeating "Don't Worry, Be Happy". It eventually got very annoying to hear it, and even today many years later, nobody ever wants to hear it again.

I can't even go through a single day without hearing this far-too-common song. Just listen, LISTEN to how repetitive this is. I get it, you're happy! Now excuse me I have to go stick my head in front of a jet turbine to get this song out of my head.

By the time you are finished listening to the song you are sick of the ONE phrase that repeats on a four-minute loop. They don't have to play it on the radio so much. I have a twenty minute drive to school yet in this time I sometimes hear the song played on five different radio stations as I flip through.

It still is overplayed even in 2016 - SirSkeletorThe3rd

V 19 Comments
2 Dark Horse - Katy Perry Dark Horse - Katy Perry

Even my school plays this every day in gym class. It was okay at first, and Katy is a decent artist with talent, but the song just edged into everyone's heads and never leaves. Pop music always gets overplayed. - ephemera

Overplayed, but better than Anaconda.

I'm sorry America, but this song sucks.

Don't like her but can't ignoe it

3 Counting Stars - OneRepublic Counting Stars - OneRepublic

It's great song.. but played to much

Really overrated and overplayed. It's good, but Love Runs Out is way better.

I don't really get why people say this song is overplayed. I never really heard it that much. Also, it's a good song, I don't really see HOW it can be overplayed either.

Never is overplayed. You people are crazy!

V 6 Comments
4 Rude - Magic! Rude - Magic!

I swear, this is all I hear. It also sucks.

I can't figure out how the girl's father is being "rude" in this song. Not only does it not make sense but it sounds terrible, and is grossly overplayed.

How is Counting Stars no. 2 on the list? This was once on like 4 radio stations at once last year. - courier28

Sometimes I turn on the radio and it's on 3 different radios stations. At first, it was a good song but then they just ruined it by playing it WAY to much

V 4 Comments
5 Fancy - Iggy Azalea Fancy - Iggy Azalea

Why did this piece of garbage and Black Widow get as much overplay as they did back that summer? Thank goodness all her other songs flopped.

I hear it every time I turned on the radio. Ugh, I'm sick of hearing it.

This has been number 1 on billboard for 18 weeks it's so annoying

Stupid song made of trash whenever I hear this song I range the canel

V 2 Comments
6 Black Widow - Iggy Azalea Black Widow - Iggy Azalea V 1 Comment
7 Let It Go - Idina Menzel

This should be #1 because a bunch of little girls keep on singing it and my school sings it also so ANNOYING!

Dude I totally agree! I have the exact same problem! This must be number 1

I font know why every one likes it. It sounds like a rip off of " firework"

This got overplayed at my primary school. I'd never seen a Frozen until 2016. I think the film is alright, but a lot of the reception kids sung it a lot!,

Horrible song just horrid also I heard Dark Horse on the radio maybe twice Roar was overplayed far more than that

V 9 Comments
8 Let Her Go - Passenger Let Her Go - Passenger

Grating, forced "indie" vocals and a cliche theme. Definitely the most overplayed and overrated song of 2014

I HATE this song and it is played all the frigging time.

Play this too much. Too slow! So tired of it

V 2 Comments
9 The Monster - Eminem The Monster - Eminem

So annoying but cool got old after a week

What? I NEVER heard it on the radio - AlphaQ

Liked this song about the first 0 times I heard it.

10 Shake it Off - Taylor Swift Shake it Off - Taylor Swift

Most overplayed song. It's on every bloody advert. Couldn't they find another song? Shake it off is not even that good

32? This should be way higher! I'm just stick of Taylor Swift in general.

Even today, its still over played.


V 1 Comment

The Newcomers

? Everything is Awesome - Tegan and Sara Everything is Awesome - Tegan and Sara
? Habits (Stay High) - Tove Lo Habits (Stay High) - Tove Lo

You gone and I gotta stay high all the time

V 1 Comment

The Contenders

11 Blank Space - Taylor Swift Blank Space - Taylor Swift

I am sick of this song. Earlier it was on 4 stations at once

This song is torturous to listen to. Another Taylor Swift song they over killed

This song is new, but it's pure torture.

Best song on a bad album, hands down. GET HER OFF THE RADIO STATIONS OF THE United States OF AMERICA, NOW!

12 Talk Dirty - Jason Derulo

I've never liked this song

I like this song

Talk dirty to me


Come on. That's still catchy. - higgsboson2142

13 Timber - Pitbull Timber - Pitbull

It hurts me that they call this a RAP song. It's just Kesha singing the same things for 4 minutes.

This song is terrible, and it doesn't help that it's played 10,000,000,000 times a day. Thanks radio.

We're all glad we don't hear this anymore. - Entranced98

This was my least favourite song back in 2014. Why? It was overplayed too much - astroshark

V 1 Comment
14 Pompeii - Bastille Pompeii - Bastille

At least Happy's overplaying is starting to die down. This song on the other hand... - ReakMayhem

V 1 Comment
15 All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor

Seriously? Counting Stars wasn't even on that much. This was what the radio stations FORCED down our throats during the last few months of 2014.

It's so annoying. I liked it at first but the stations went crazy.

Best song in the world amazing

16 Thrift Shop - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Thrift Shop - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

This was from 2013 and still overplayed in 2014. I'm glad I can enjoy it (not like Problem by Ariana Grande)

One of my friends can rap this whole song

V 4 Comments
17 Negarane Mani - Morteza Pashaei

All songs of morteza is very very very very best.

Morteza is best of all time and all world

Who's this guy? Some Indian singer? - RiverClanRocks

V 11 Comments
18 Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon
19 Am I Wrong - Nico and Vinz Am I Wrong - Nico and Vinz

This song literately wants to make me pull me hair out I've heard it so many times, am I wrong?

This song should not have been made. Takes me about.3 seconds to change the station every time I hear it. So annoying.

This is a terrible song. I want to shoot myself in the face to get this song out of my head.

V 2 Comments
20 Royals - Lorde Royals - Lorde

One hit wonder alert. Lorde, I love your music but if you want to be one of the greats, your songs can't be played more than a national anthem and you really need to work on that attitude.

Oh look, another over-processed Brit. I can't stand this teenybopper crap.

It's in every damn station, I'm sick of it.

PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Best Songs of 2014 Best Pop Songs of 2012, 2013 and 2014 Best Bollywood Songs of 2014 Top Ten Most Overplayed Songs Top Ten Most Overrated Songs of 2014

List StatsUpdated 20 Feb 2017

400 votes
58 listings
2 years, 315 days old

Top Remixes (5)

1. Black Widow - Iggy Azalea
2. Fancy - Iggy Azalea
3. Rude - Magic!
1. Happy - Pharrell Williams
2. All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
3. Dark Horse - Katy Perry
1. Happy - Pharrell Williams
2. Rude - Magic!
3. Jealous - Nick Jonas

View All 5


Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.