Most Overplayed Songs of 2016


The Top Ten

1 7 Years - Lukas Graham

The song is average, but why the heck do people like it so dang much? - Bluebird

This Song is Horrible! That's just the Gist of it. He sucks a artist and making music that actually matters. This song is god Awful!

I really hate this song. It's not even music. It's just some guy talking about some stupid thing, almost no music in the background, just sucks.

This song is about his late father but really he’s giving himself a bj

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2 Love Yourself - Justin Bieber

Why do people even like this piece of garbage? - RockFashionista

The more boring song I've heard for a long time, it never gets going, snore!

At first I didn't mind this song. I'm no Bieber fan by any stretch of the definition, but honestly, this song is EVERYWHERE and it's not even a good song. His songs get huge fame, not because they're good, but because they're by him. If it's by Bieber, Rihanna or Drake, it'll get massive popularity just because it's by them.

At first I liked this song because it has a good melody, but it shrunk on me because there is barely any beat and it doesn't even start right. Zzz. - allamassal

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3 Closer - The Chainsmokers

Am I the only one who prefers don't Let Me Down and thinks this is too overrated? Please tell me - AlphaQ

MY MOST HATED SONG OF AL TIME. Kill me if it comes on the radio.

It would actually be impossible to turn on the radio at any time for like half a year at this point without this song being on at least 2 radio stations...

How the hell did this spend so long at number 1 in the charts

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4 Can't Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake

Can't stop the feeling of irritation when I hear this song

I didn't particularly like this song in the first place but after it was played one zillion times it got on my nerves, and now let's just say if you play this in front of me I will slap you.

I absolutely hate this crappy song. I wish that teenagers weren't stupid enough to support this rubbish!

This song makes my day it is a very happy song

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5 Work from Home - Fifth Harmony

This piece of utter garbage gets played all the time here. It debuted at #12, peaked at #4, and is still in the top 10. - WonkeyDude98

Thanks dude. I'm finally not the only person who doesn't like this song - AlphaQ

Am I the only one who likes this song?

Currently 22nd in Britain. Haha @America - Puga

Radio trash with the cliche bad rap third verse at the end. Like really, ty dolls sign? u couldn't have found anyone better - Killerdrummer

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6 Work - Rihanna

If I had to choose any song to be removed from the radio, it would be this one. For MONTHS, my friends kept playing this song, and singing it, and it kept playing EVERYWHERE. The lyrics, while endearing, were honestly lazy and repetitive. It's just her repeating work infinity times. Drake's verse wasn't as bad but still atrocious. And worst of all, the beat is extremely unfinished and lazy, it sounds like someone barfed a kazoo. Overall 1/5. This song should be left untouched in the dust. Just make sure it never comes on the radio, AGAIN.

I hear this song everyday... Even my family likes this dumb song. - KianaLexi

I wasn't really a fan of this song, but it got worse every time I heard it. Now, I hate hearing it after it was overplayed so much.

Beat: Pointless (and unfinished)
Vocals: Pointless
Lyrics: Pointless
Music video: Pointless
Existence: Pointless

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7 Sorry - Justin Bieber

Annoying. Justin Bieber is so overrated now.

Oh my god! This should be 1! IT NEVER STOPS!

The radio loves Justin Bieber more than America. - Midevilnight

Ugh! every time I hear it it is so annoying! I heard it once that’s enough! 😖

8 One Dance - Drake

I swear if I hear this song one more time I'm going to jump off a bridge and cut my ear drums off in the process. Seriously Drake! Do better, come on man you can do better then this.

When I first heard this I was like finally something different, now I'm like not again, screw this lol

Drake pays all the radio guys to play his music

Not that bad, but a bit overplayed.

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9 Heathens - Twenty One Pilots

I literally cannot go a single car ride without hearing this song..or part of it as I switch to another station immediately. I am being literal. Even if I am in the car 10 minutes, go into the store and come back out 10 minutes later I would have heard the song twice.

I liked it for a certain amount of time, now it's just annoying. The lyrics make no sense, it has nothing to do with the movie, I don't get why this isn't higher - Midevilnight

Don't know why this is on the list.

All my friends are eating steak & snoww - lovefrombadlands

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10 My House - Flo Rida

My House by Flo Rida? More like No House by Al Abama! ! This song is as overrated as HECK! It has been used in 20,000 ads, most of the world loves this song, the lyrics are meaningless, and became the Wrestlemania 32 theme for no reason! ( NOTE: WRESTLEMANIA 32 THEME WAS SUPPOSED TO BE SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL BY MOTORHEAD! ) Do you know who likes this song? Everyone I know! Do you know who hates this dumb song? Me! So screw this overrated song!

Feel like leaving my car when the radio plays this

I like this song...

Hate this song blegh

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The Contenders

11 Don't Let Me Down - The Chainsmokers

In this situation, overplay was a blessing - ProPanda

This song makes me want to barf, throw myself out of a car window, drink out of a toilet, or do all three! - mayamanga

Annoying - Midevilnight

This song was ok to when it came out but with the overplay, I don't want to hear this song again. Every time this song comes on the radio and I hear Daya's singing, I turn the station. Who let Daya have a career anyway? I have already heard three songs from her ( Hide Away and SSLP), and she has been making nothing but garbage this entire year.

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12 Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande

Very dangerous, by these lyrics

If I never hear this song again, it will still be too often. Yuck.

13 Cake by the Ocean - DNCE

Most annoying doing since Uptown Funk. That's how bad it is - Midevilnight

Yes! Very overplayed! I did like it at first though. - micahisthebest

Very annoying

It was ok at first until the guy's high pitched voice got to my nerves

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14 Dollar Days - David Bowie

Why does someone keep adding David Bowie songs? - AlphaQ

15 Panda - Desiigner

Hate this song... I love all the 80's Rock and Michael Jackson. All the new pop songs are burning my ears. Say what you want sour me but the crappy song these says are givin' me nightmares... Why can't we all just bring back the 80's? Please! When I'm in the dressing room at hockey... Auistin always brings his tablet and plays this horrible song. Think about it... Barley any hard work put into this crap. Real good songs have good beats, good singing voices, and well... Have good names.

I like this song and haven't heard it on any radio ONCE. Also what? There is no actual clean version of the song. Even the one on now 94 you can clearly hear him say multiple words which have not been edited out

I got crocs in Atlanta. Nah I meant I got rocks in Australia - AlphaQ

Almost every dab (and there were TONS in 2016) was accompanied by this song - Organ

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16 Treat You Better - Shawn Mendes

Get this up the list please!

I liked it at first, but then it went to crap.

I hear this song everywhere I go, and I'm sick of it. - TheGamerBuddy

Everywhere! - VideoGamefan5

17 Cheap Thrills - Sia

I've only heard it once or twice on the radio to be honest. - TheAlbinoWolf

This song is annoying

This needs to be #1. Only song I EVER hear. - The01Bro

Stay away from the uk if u hate this song - pineliek

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18 Hello - Adele

Whoever calls this song "overplayed" and "annoying" really needs a hearing aid. It hasn't been played in 9 months where I live. - Swellow

So over played

Release date: 23 October 2015 - NOT 2016

I hate this

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19 What Do You Mean - Justin Bieber

Me: I hate this song.
Justin: What do you mean?
Me: Just leave me alone, you moron. - mayamanga


20 Sweatshirt - Jacob Sartorius

I have only heard this song once from my annoying fangirl sister who loves this song ( I might need to get a brain scan done on her. And a DNA test.) Thank lord and god almighty that I haven't heard it anywhere else.

It's atrocious but it's never played on the radio, thank god.

This song is disastrous. But it's not overplayed. In fact it nevertheless comes on the radio I'm so happy - AlphaQ

Beat: Pointless
Vocals: Pointless
Lyrics: Pointless (and creepy)
Music video: Pointless
Existence: Pointless

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21 Stressed Out - Twenty One Pilots

It did get overplayed millions of millions of times

Overplayed, heard this twice within 1 hour.

How is this not top 5?

This is a good song, but admittedly there is a feeling of dread that settles when I hear the melancholy opening "Va-whump, va-whump, va-whump."

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22 Ride - Twenty One Pilots

This song is getting overplayed, but who am I to complain, I love it! I overplay it by myself, the radio isn't going to kill it for me. - WonkeyDude98

I love this song and this duo, but their popular songs get so overplayed at this point, Ride and Stressed Out start getting annoying

I swear to Christ I heard this song TWICE on the same station with a mere HALF-HOUR distance

I love it! That's a good thing! They're playing TWENTY ONE PILOTS for you instead of Justin Bieber. You should be grateful. - lovefrombadlands

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23 This is What You Came For - Calvin Harris

This is easily the most overplayed song of the year yet I had to add it to this list? What's wrong with you people?! I have to hear this literally everyday! - SirSkeletorThe3rd

24 No - Meghan Trainor

Any one who likes this YOU NEED TO LET IT GO even Megan said it

Very overplayed. It was ok at first, but seriously it was played LITERALLY every 10 seconds so I got sick of it. After a while it just becomes repetitive. I wish the radio stations didn't kill it like they did.

Never liked this

This is an amen

25 Let Me Love You - DJ Snake

Almost every car ride, I hear this god awful song. - Midevilnight

GOD - Midevilnight

26 Human - Rag'n'bone Man

I heard this twice in 1 day. FU - AlphaQ

27 Shape of You - Ed Sheeran

Overplayed songs of "2016"! - POWERStarz2004

This song was made in 2017 - micahisthebest

28 All We Know - The Chainsmokers

It's not a good song, but I haven't heard it on the radio.

Never. I wish. - lovefrombadlands

Once - 1507563

29 Side to Side - Ariana Grande
30 I Can't Give Everything Away - David Bowie
31 Here - Alessia Cara

The chord progression is 1000 times better than the song it was wasted on - allamassal

My god, her voice sounds so shrill. Here, ohhh here ohhh here ohh here oh here oh here oh here! It says that phrase at least 2000000000000000000000000000000 times in the first half of the song! HOW CAN THE RADIO STATIONS PLAY THIS MADNESS?! YOU CALL THIS MUSIC?!

32 Fight Song - Rachel Platten

This has been the worst song on the radio for so many months and it seemingly will never die from the air waves. Who can honestly endure the torture of hearing this weak uninspiring whining about someone who says in her song that she doesn't care about others? - alketamark

33 We Don't Talk Anymore - Charlie Puth

My mom hates this song, but I don't mind it.

Charlie Puth is awful. This is one of my biggest unpopular opinions so please don't kill me. This song is garbage and so as the album. 1/5. Sorry CP fans - AlphaQ

34 Mercy - Shawn Mendes

Needs To Be In The Top 5 - VideoGamefan5

Yes - 1507563

35 Starboy - The Weeknd


I hear this only on the weekends ( not a coinsdense)

I love this song. It is electronic with R&B and it totally pulls it of. - JoDBoss

Yes - 1507563

36 Lazarus - David Bowie

The unfunny joke is old, let it die already. - Swellow

37 Don't Mind - Kent Jones


Kent Jones is just another pop star whose 15 minutes of fame have already ended.

38 Controlla - Drake

Second best song after One Dance

Sorry but One Dance isn't the best. It's Forever and Headlines. One Dance is OKAY though - AlphaQ

39 Just Like Fire - Pink

Overplayed but I love it

HATE - mayamanga

THIS - mayamanga

SONG - mayamanga

40 I Took a Pill in Ibiza - Mike Posner

Who cares that he took a pill in Ibiza?! - mayamanga

I love this song - Neonco31

This song was played thousands of times - 1507563

The SeeB remix is good! I heard it on the EDM radio in 2018. - lovefrombadlands

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41 Sit Still, Look Pretty - Daya

Yes it does doesn't anyone listen to z90 93.3 and 103.7 - 1507563

This song never plays on radios. But it's not really good. 3/5ish gah - AlphaQ

42 Don't Wanna Know - Maroon 5
43 Black Star - David Bowie

I never hear this in radios. I heard this song once it's alright. But I disagree since no one heard of this song in my grade - AlphaQ

The troll found my list - ProPanda

Trolls, get a life. - WonkeyDude98

I am sick of hearing it on the radio

44 Tis a Pity She Was a Whore - David Bowie
45 Sue (Or Season of Crime) - David Bowie

Is that the cowboys symbol

46 Girl Loves Me - David Bowie
47 Same Old Love - Selena Gomez

At first, I didn't mind this song that much. Then it started becoming popular and overplayed. And by overplayed, I mean that you could go on any random radio station and you'd hear this song, every third play. I mean SERIOUSLY! There isn't a single song I can think of that deserves that much overplay, much less this disaster-piece with bland lyrics and an ear-grating chorus. Hell, this song, or anything by her for that matter, shouldn't have become popular. It should have just faded into the obscurity of Wizards of Waverly Place.

Same - 1507563

48 Cold Water - Major Lazer
49 Flume - Never Be Like You
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Top Remixes (7)

1. 7 Years - Lukas Graham
2. Work from Home - Fifth Harmony
3. Work - Rihanna
1. Work - Rihanna
2. 7 Years - Lukas Graham
3. Don't Let Me Down - The Chainsmokers
1. Can't Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake
2. Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande
3. Love Yourself - Justin Bieber

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