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.

Why do people seem to hate this song so much? Just like what would happen with Closer, I just don't understand. - allamassal

V 22 Comments
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

V 17 Comments
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

As recently as April 2018, I still heard this song three times in one car ride. As for the song itself, though, the theme is generic, but what saved it for me was the instrumental in the chorus, and of course, Halsey making up for Drew's lackluster vocal performance. - allamassal

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...

V 33 Comments
4 Can't Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake

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

This song makes my day it is a very happy 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!

V 21 Comments
5 Work - Rihanna

In 2016 I went to this Boys and Girls club and in the art room all they played was What Makes You Beautiful, sometimes Lost Boy and this crap. - AntBlaze

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 like Rihanna but this song is just straight up bull crap she must’ve been on something writing this song (no offense) The only people who like this song are 12 year olds with a crap taste in music

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.

V 8 Comments
6 Work from Home - Fifth Harmony

At least I'm not the only person who's hated this song. I always faked that I loved it, but I actually hate it. - tyrelljanderson

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

V 6 Comments
7 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.

Not one of Twenty Pilots best.

V 2 Comments
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.

V 7 Comments
9 Sorry - Justin Bieber

I only heard this once

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

V 2 Comments
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...

Remember that one period in time where you could hear this everywhere no matter what circumstances
yeah I sadly do.
even if this wasn't a big hit in the UK,it was annoyingly overplayed practically everywhere on the good old Roblox server territories.
purely overrated.

V 4 Comments

The Contenders

11 Dollar Days - David Bowie

Why does someone keep adding David Bowie songs? - AlphaQ

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

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

V 7 Comments
13 Don't Let Me Down - The Chainsmokers

Daya sounds like a cat being dragged down a motorway. - tyrelljanderson

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

V 2 Comments
14 Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande

Very dangerous, by these lyrics

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

15 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

Complete garbage anyways - Gamecubesarecool193

V 2 Comments
16 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?

Not overplayed for me but I hear sometimes. But I love this song 8D

V 1 Comment
17 Treat You Better - Shawn Mendes

It was also overplayed in 2018 but I haven't heard it in a while. I don't recall hearing it in 2016/2017 - AntBlaze

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

V 1 Comment
18 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

V 4 Comments
19 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

Really overplayed in america.. people went crazy over this

V 4 Comments
20 What Do You Mean - Justin Bieber


21 Sweatshirt - Jacob Sartorius

Awful song. I hate the beat.
Beat = pointless (and cheap)
vocals = pointless
lyrics = pointless
the song itself = absolutely awful - tyrelljanderson

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

V 15 Comments
22 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

I don't know why it is not even in top ten! Sia's voice and the beats of the song were at least better than jb's sorry

V 1 Comment
23 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

24 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

25 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

26 Let Me Love You - DJ Snake

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

GOD - Midevilnight

27 Human - Rag'n'bone Man

I heard this twice in 1 day. FU - AlphaQ

28 All We Know - The Chainsmokers

Awful - tyrelljanderson

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

Never. I wish.

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 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

33 Mercy - Shawn Mendes

Needs To Be In The Top 5 - VideoGamefan5

Yes - 1507563

34 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

35 Lazarus - David Bowie

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

36 Don't Mind - Kent Jones


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

37 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

38 Just Like Fire - Pink

Awful song. I used to screech like a cat whenever I heard this song play. - tyrelljanderson

Overplayed but I love it

HATE - mayamanga

THIS - mayamanga

V 1 Comment
39 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

Pills aren't good for you. If you pee on me and I hear your autotuned farts. I won't kill you. - AlphaQ

V 1 Comment
40 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

41 Don't Wanna Know - Maroon 5
42 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

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

Is that the cowboys symbol

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

Awful song - tyrelljanderson

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

47 Cold Water - Major Lazer
48 Flume - Never Be Like You
49 Faded - Alan Walker
50 Juju on that Beat - Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall
BAdd New Item

Related Lists

Most Overplayed Songs in 2018 Top Ten Most Overplayed Songs Top Ten Most Overplayed Classic Rock Songs Top 10 Most Overplayed Good Songs Top 10 Most Overplayed Bad Songs

List Stats

900 votes
50 listings
2 years, 325 days old

Top Remixes (9)

1. 7 Years - Lukas Graham
2. Work from Home - Fifth Harmony
3. Work - Rihanna
1. 7 Years - Lukas Graham
2. Closer - The Chainsmokers
3. Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
1. Work - Rihanna
2. 7 Years - Lukas Graham
3. Don't Let Me Down - The Chainsmokers

View All 9

Error Reporting

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