Most Overplayed Songs of 2017


The Top Ten

1 Shape of You - Ed Sheeran

This song is horrendous. Why? Some people complain about the subject matter. Unless it's handled in a mature way, the lyricist has failed. Not to mention, it's one of the more annoying pop tunes I've heard. Especially the singing and "humming." This song is, simply put, trash. Don't support Ed Sheeran. He's not a good song writer. You should only support song writers who write something that is well-put together. And a predictable, annoying, boring pop tune fails in every way, shape, and form. - JBDBIB_Baerman

I listened to that whole album. While some songs were, in the end, not BAD, or even decent, the album itself wasn't good in my opinion. - JBDBIB_Baerman

People played this song like 35 times and I'm not kidding.

I've heard this song THREE times in the last hour. It's driving me INSANE. I couldn't even bring myself to watch his cameo on Game of Thrones. Nothing against the guy, he's very talented, but I'm so over-saturated on his stuff.

One time I was in the car with my sister and I was generous enough to let her control the radio and she turned on a pop station and this was on. I put up with it until it was over. Or so I thought, because she changes to another pop station and guess what atrocity was playing? Yep, Shape of You. I put up with this unbearable song for another about 3 or 4 minutes, and then I rested knowing it was over. Or so I thought again, because she changes the station again and guess what song is playing again? Shape of You. I've made a vow since that day to never let my sister control the radio again. - hiphopgod

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2 Despacito - Luis Fonsi

So overrated that almost the whole human population (Ahem, ALMOST THE ENTIRE HUMAN POPULATION) watched the music video.

Another generic and effortless spanish summer hit that will be played on the radio every 2 minutes... - DaisyandRosalina

To be fair, this song wasn't intended for kids to listen to, they just heard all the older people were, but even they don't know what it means. The song itself is innocent unless you look up the english translation. Bieber did ruin though 100%. Not to be racist at all but he is the stereotypical spoiled little white boy dirtbag, and can't pull of the romantic latino vibe. It just wasn't intended for people like him. - cat_f

What About Us was more overplayed than this, from what I can remember. - allamassal

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3 Look What You Made Me Do - Taylor Swift

Finally! I can talk about how awful this song is! The beat makes my ears bleed, and it makes me want to get a hammer out and smash the radio

Thankfully I don't remember hearing this garbage. - AntBlaze

I feel as thought Taylor Swifts music career as gone from Okay to Cringe to Hey Everyone I'm Trying Way To Hard To Make Music So Can You Please Buy My Music No Okay I'll Go I've Over Stayed My Welcome In The Music Industry. But the song Look What You Made Me do is complete trash I don't like this song if you can even count this as a song its more of a first degree murder to my ears. So I do think this song has over stayed its welcome and should be forbidden to all.

This is just an example of music today, and that joke where she's dead, yet nonstop playing.

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4 Strip that Down - Liam Payne

I hate this - tyrelljanderson

It's catchy in an awful way. The kind of catchy where you just wish you had never heard it, but yet still listen to it because it's stuck in your head. It's a better version of shape of you, but Liam Payne is a below average and boring singer at best and his voice is obviously so heavily computerized, taking any human qualities out. - DaWyteNight

It stole the bass from "Why You Always Hatin," I don't know if it was with permission but every time it comes on I get excited and then I realizes what it is

I love this song

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5 That's What I Like - Bruno Mars

I still find it hard to believe that this won Song of the Year at the Grammy Awards. RIP music. We will all miss you. And let's not forget how overplayed this was last year. - allamassal

Decent song, but I kept hearing it on the radio - VideoGamefan5

SHUt up slappers

Very catchy but the lyrics are a bit sexual. Overplayed a lot. - Lunala

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6 Havana - Camila Cabello

The song is repetitive and terrible. And Young Thug's verse sounds like a grandpa slurring his speech.


I hate this song
IT MAKES ME WANT TO... uhh umm (insert something bad here)

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7 Body Like a Back Road - Sam Hunt

This is awful trash - tyrelljanderson

I've actually haven't heard this song on the radio that much. - PhoenixAura81


Ugh! The absolute worst of the worst! I'd rather hear shape of you 10 times in a row than this! - DaWyteNight

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8 Mi Gente - J Balvin

Most overplayed song on the radio right now apart from that P! nk song. While What About Us isn't bad, just horrifically overplayed, THIS on the other hand is garbage with a capital G. That annoying beat that sounds like a dying goat on autotune, yet playing every hour on car radio. - allamassal

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9 What About Us - P!NK

I literally cannot go on a single car ride without hearing this song. Yesterday it was on 95.5 AND 97.3 at the SAME TIME, and before 97.3 was done playing the song, it came on 97.9. That's 3 times within 5 minutes! Also it was on 101.5 abut ten minutes earlier during the same car ride! I bet everything I have that this song is playing somewhere as I write this. When I ride shotgun I usually change the station the instant I hear this song playing but my dad loves it for some reason. The message is good and all but this is just another one of those songs that have been constantly played for WEEKS but I can't understand why. Please vote this up!
(Written November 17, 2017) - allamassal

Get this above Despacito please. Despacito was huge for only a few months and then almost completely faded away after that. On the other hand, I still hear this song twice in as little as 10 minutes even 10+ months after its release, sometimes even more than The Middle. - allamassal

Yes! When this song first came out, it was my jam! Fast forward to two weeks later... Let's just say I would rather listen to a high-pitched scream.

I just went on another car ride. Heard this song 3 times in 30 minutes. It's driving me ' INSANE. I almost got punished for complaining about constantly hearing this song. - 12/28/2017 - allamassal

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10 Closer - The Chainsmokers

Heard it once. Heard it enough. - skadoosh_007

This is 2016. enough said - MissRWBY202

Just overrated. End of story. It had its time being cool but just overrated and overplayed now - Randomator


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11 Believer - Imagine Dragons

This should be number one. This song is played everywhere I used to like it now it's like nails on the chalkboard. I would like it but the "fans" (I don't wanna even call them fans cause they only enjoy this song lol) had to ruin it. - tacoperson

I used to like this song when it first came out, but it's gotten a bit boring nowadays.

Um, no. This should not be on the list because I don’t here it that often anymore. - IceFoxPlayz

It's amazing like Imagine Dragons is.

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12 Thunder - Imagine Dragons

It's an awesome song. Shame they didn't use it for Thor: Ragnarok, it would've gone well with the movie.


Very true.

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13 Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers & Coldplay

Oh Great, more crap from The Chainsmokers - VideoGamefan5

It's beautiful. I wish more songs were something just like this masterpiece.

Why does the general public yet this become the fifth highest charting song of the year

The Chainsmokers AND Coldplay?!? That is pure hell!

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14 Stay - Zedd & Alessia Cara

Used to love this song, hated it when it played 4 times on the radio in one hour- like, seriously?

Really? What About Us was on way more than that at its peak. You just had to wait another 6 months. - allamassal

So overplayed that it's on the list twice. - The01Bro

Great at first but gets annoying over time. Now it is deleted from my music list. Period! - MChkflaguard_Yt

The overplaying of this song ruined my love for it. Thanks a lot. - SpectralOwl

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15 I'm the One - DJ Khaled

Not only is it overplayed, but it is overrated. Why? The first time I listened to it, was because my friend forced me to. After that, I barely survived. I did not want to EVER hear this garbage, AGAIN. Unfortunately, it played on the radio OVER AND OVER AGAIN. Also, it played on my math teacher's phone when she provided music for us while we were working.

My sympathy goes to you. Next time you can just get headphones and listen to your own music, you know? - allamassal

When Justin Bieber is the best part of your song, you know you've got a problem. - DaWyteNight

I've actually only heard this on the radio once or twice. - hiphopgod

Annoying asf

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16 Little Do You Know - Annie Leblanc and Hayden Summerall

This is not overplayed. People obviously don't know the meaning of overplayed and overrated. This song is not overplayed. It deserves to be number one on this list! People, just listen to it!

A great song...The lyrics was awesome...Music was so romantic and should be in top three!

I mean, this song is awesome. GO HANNIE! So romantic...this is not overrated at all.

The best of this whole list,i never heard of the singers but I will just say that they have talent

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17 Everyday - Ariana Grande

This song is catchy and awesome. - Trucker55

Am I the only one, who actually likes this song?

Songs like Everyday, IDWLF, Paris, Havana, Something Just Like This, Praying, Issues, Malbu, and HUMBLE are amazing! - Trucker55

I actually like this song. The beat is catchy, she sounds good in the song as always, and I like Future's parts even though pretty much all he says throughout the song is everyday. - PerfectlyPink1210

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18 I Don't Wanna Live Forever - Zayn & Taylor Swift

First time I heard this song, and discovered how atrocious it is, I will never ever think of hearing this ever, first thing I know it's on, I change the station immediately, that's how much I hate this song. Everything about it I hate, my least favorite song of the year, and possibly for my life.

I like it, but it would be better without taylor swift. - DaWyteNight

Every time I turn on the radio: "Been sittin' eyes wide open behind these four walls, hoping you call" GETS ON MY NERVES. Kill me if it plays again - Raadicool

Not only is this a bad song (0.5/5), it also fares terribly against overplay. The beat is, surprise, flat nothing. This song's overplay makes sense. After all, if you're going to get two names as big as Zayn Malik and Taylor Swift, who would've thought iHeartRadio would put this in their top fifteen while this song was getting shoved back on the charts along with other hits that should've stayed in the wintertime (think Bad And Boujee).

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19 Attention - Charlie Puth

I still hear this on UK radio a lot - tyrelljanderson

I don't hear it much anymore - AntBlaze

If "Shape Of You" is currently the most major 2017 song to be overplayed in 2018, this is probably #2. - StarlightSpanks

And Sorry Not Sorry would undoubtedly be #3. I made a list called "Top Ten 2017 Songs Overplayed in 2018" - allamassal

Lol it's got power on the radio for barely making the Top 5 - StarlightSpanks

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20 Ex's & Oh's - Elle King

This garbage is from 2014, and yet it still gets airplay all the damn time.

I used to hear this song like 2016 n stuff. but yeah back then it was overplayed.

Not. 2017 song - 1507563

Still plays twice every hour, somtimes even more than Despacito. This list didn't SAY it HAD to be realesed in 2017. It still drives me crazy!

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21 Paris - The Chainsmokers

Even though the year is in its beginning, car radio has been really overplaying these - VideoGamefan5

This is a good song with meaning and it has an amazing beat! 10/10.

The Chainsmokers has ONE good song, and this is not it. - growlbunny

Ever thought "Closer" is trash? Maybe you've never heard this song - TheSuperBanana

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22 Love So Soft - Kelly Clarkson

Hey, Kelly Clarkson, you are not innovative. Pop soul has been done by Amy Winehouse and Adele in 2007-2008. And that is at least a class above anything Kelly Clarkson sings.

I smell a bad song. - tyrelljanderson

Of course, this song doesn't get played that often anymore because everyone except Kelly Clarkson fangirls who like anything with her name on it got sick of hearing this song. But back in October and November 2017, you couldn't go anywhere or watch Nick Music for more than 10 minutes without hearing this song. Which is kind of strange because this is by far the worst song in Kelly Clarkson's discography. First, I thought this song was okay. Then I thought it was bad. Then I thought it was garbage. My faith in her as a singer was severely shaken after listening to this garbage. - 12/12/2017
At least it did not win the Grammy it was somehow nominated for. - allamassal

I used to kind of like this song, but it was overplayed and then it just got boring.

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23 Chained to the Rhythm - Katy Perry

Never heard it on the radio, but even if I did, I wouldn't really mind it. - StarlightSpanks

Katy perry is trash! This song is actually more tolerable than most of her older songs. - DaWyteNight

Turn it up, it's your LEAST favourite song! Jump out of a window and die yeah because no one likes this song! - Lunala

I think this song is better than ROAR

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24 Castle on the Hill - Ed Sheeran

One of the best song this year

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25 Can't Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake

Ah yes this song that was used for trolls and boosted its popularity. Every 6 year old started singing it. Let's not let this become the next let it go if you know what I mean - Randomator

It sounds like a Can't Feel My Face ripoff. - DaWyteNight

I hate this song and the Trolls movie looks babyish and stupid

Good song but overplayed - Lunala

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26 Issues - Julia Michaels

This song is boring. The beat doesn't kick in till the second verse, and the beat is very generic - tyrelljanderson

I didn't really like this song, in fact I found it to be kind of boring. - allamassal

I hated this song anyway but after 100th time its impossible to listen to... - StarGirl03100

Not too bad - Lunala

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27 No Plan - David Bowie

I apologize, but I’ve never heard this song on the radio before. - Drewman1211

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28 Bodak Yellow - Cardi B

This song is repetitive on every Hip Hop/R&B radio station. "Let Me Love You" is 10 times better than this song (in my opinion).
This song is annoying and so repetitive.
When my bus took me and my brother back home...then...this song has come on again!
Ugh, why are they playing this song too much? So... I think "Let Me Love You" is just 10 times better for me.

This song is annoying, they got me singing the damn lyrics, shyyt.

Also, this is never played on my radio.

This is legit just a copy of “No Flockin” by Kodak Black

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30 Why - Sabrina Carpenter

This person exists

This is one of the many reasons I love Sabrina Carpenters music.Why is school in one word.Sabrina Carpenter gets me!

This isn't even on the radio.

Sabrina had shown true colours.

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32 I Feel It Coming - The Weeknd

This one was played a lot, but I honestly didn't mind it. It's rare when there's a song on the radio that isn't incredibly annoying or just downright boring, so this was a good song for me. - DaWyteNight

Such a repetitive and overplayed song, Why would anyone want to hear it?

Its Good (Come From A Guy Who Like Most Of The Modern Songs) But Overplayed - Stevenpenguin

I feel it coming! I feel it coming! I feel an annoying song on the radio! - Lunala

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33 Stressed Out - Twenty One Pilots

Nah, this died out by the end of 2016. - StarlightSpanks

Well, I wish good quality music like this was still played.

It's still overplayed IN 2017, though.

Can’t believe it’s STILL Overplayed - Randomator

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34 Feel It Still - Portugal. the Man

This songs annoys me so much. Period.

I love this song and I'm glad that this lovely song is overplayed. Ooh I'm a rebel just for kicks now I'll be rating this song 1966/10 now

The singers voice is so squeaky and so high and the song sounds lik aaa

Woo hoo!
So damn sick and tired of this song now!
I've heard it (1687) Sixteen Hundred-Eighty Seven times now!
I won't be over, its playing still.

Someone Stop this!
Someone Stop this!
Someone Stop this!
Someone Stop this!
Someone Stop this!
Someone Stop this, NOW!

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35 Heavy - Linkin Park & Kiiara

Is It Really Overplayed? - VideoGamefan5

I don't mind it being overplayed - growlbunny

Really, in Indonesia, it only survive one month and it's not overplayed like stupid jb song - InsaneRockfan

It's not overplayed. By the way I Love this song.

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36 Juju on that Beat - Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall

Wait, this is on the radio? That only happened in my dream that other night. Anyway, garbage. - allamassal

Any Roblox game that has to do with music you'll hear this annoying song

Annoying garbage - Randomator

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37 Shake It Off - Taylor Swift

I know... this song was released in 2014, but it is still horrifically overplayed. I'm OVER it. - railfan99

Geez, a song from 2014 overplayed in 2017? What're we gonna add next, Another One Bites the Dust?

How is this song STILL overplayed? On top of that it’s a Taylor Swift song and everyone hates her now - Randomator

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38 Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur

SICK OF THIS SONG. I hate hearing it everywhere I go - Iamcool

Seriously? I rarely hear it anymore. Heck, "What About Us" is on ALL THE TIME and is more overplayed than Say You Won't Let Go ever was. - allamassal

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39 Down - Fifth Harmony

This actually wasn't played that much at all and it flopped. It's not actually that bad, much better than work from home and worth it. - DaWyteNight


Ugh - growlbunny

Down! Down! Down! This song is going down! - tyrelljanderson

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40 It's Everyday Bro - Jake Paul

Never heard this trash on the radio, glad I never did. - StarlightSpanks

This is on the radio? I didn't know that. Well, the radio does play bad music...

The worst song ever created. - tacoperson

I had suffered enough - ParkerFang

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41 Stay - Zedd

Uh this is a duplicate - StarlightSpanks

Look to your left, then look to your right, your "friends" love all of this crap, and are the reason the rest of us are constantly tortured by crap.

I used to like this song, but now I hate it, because it is so overplayed.

My ultimate favorite song next to shape of you by ed sheeran

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42 Ride - Twenty One Pilots

A song from 2015 overplayed in 2017? Really?

Needs to die just like Stressed Out - Randomator

Just like stressed out! I wish this was still overplayed.

As of 2017, still plays on z92.5, 103.3 alt

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43 Bad Things - Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello

I actually really liked that song when it first came out because I'm a Fifth Harmony fan (Camila is not my favorite, but I still like her) so I would listen to that song a lot. But then, it was EVERYWHERE, 24/7 on the radio and on YouTube. I'm sick of it now, I think I will probably be able to listen to it again without being annoyed in like 3 years or something.

Even though it das released on december 2016, it counts, Even though It's a ok song, Its Still overplayed - VideoGamefan5


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44 Play that Song - Train

Can the train crash yet?

The band name is Train. How creative. - MinecraftHater

Another lazy-ass and uninspired song that gets overplayed - LoveMusicLoveLife

First it was Lean On, then Bad Things, now it's Train. WHEN WILL THEY STOP MAKING UNORIGINAL SONGS. - growlbunny

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46 Slow Hands - Niall Horan

Why wasn't Too Much To Ask a hit rather than this garbage? I hate the music industry. - tyrelljanderson

Love him he's great

Great Song

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47 Gangam Style - Psy

I hate this song.

Something from 5 years ago is thought to be "overplayed" by people apparently. Yeah I'm done - StarlightSpanks

5 years later, it is still overplayed. This should be #1

Please, stop doing the horsey dance

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49 Mo Bounce - Iggy Azalea

In a good way! I love hearing it over again!

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