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

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

I agree. I heard this song everywhere I went. At the mall, in the car, in restaurants, at the grocery store... You get the idea. I still do, just not as much.

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2 Despacito - Luis Fonsi

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

Why was this song as huge as it was? Seriously, I have never understood. Was it because of Justin Bieber (I would not be surprised)? Was it because of how upbeat it was in such a dower year? Was it because we needed a song to compete with "Shape of You" (which is also a very overplayed song)? I do not know. All I know is that I do not want to hear this song again and if I do, I will want to throw up.

Way to overplayed and somehow it has about 5 billion views on youtube - pocorn

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3 Look What You Made Me Do - Taylor Swift

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.

I don't care what haters say about her songs or anything but I love her song if it is country music or pop music I love look what you made me do

Yes yes yes I know Taylor Swift has an enormous fanbase and her previous songs were nice but definitely not the entire album of reputation. I am personally a fan of her but I definitely don’t like this. I mean, you don’t like a song just because who sang it without considering how good it actually is. - xmalfoyx

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4 Body Like a Back Road - Sam Hunt

The fact that it is on the charts is enough of a reason. - DCfnaf

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

The beat sounds like a preschool song's beat. Obnoxious sexual song with no talent. - Lunala

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

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5 What About Us - P!NK

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. - 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.

This song has been so overkilled by the radio that even just reading the title bothers me. This gets truer every time it comes on. - allamassal

This needs to be #1

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6 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. - allamassal

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

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

SHUt up slappers

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7 Love So Soft - Kelly Clarkson

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. 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. - lovefrombadlands

The worst song of 2017

8 Closer - The Chainsmokers

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

Heard it once. Heard it enough. - skadoosh_007

STOP INSULTING CLOSER! I love closer so much and Halsey is the best thing ever! This song being overplayed is a good thing! The Chainsmokers aren't that good but Halsey make this song amazing like she is!

Hey...Closer is of 2016. RIGHT?

Kinda reminds me of that What About Us song that started getting overplayed in September 2017 and lasted into 2018. - allamassal

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9 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

10 Strip that Down - Liam Payne

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

The first part of your comment actually reminded me of What About Us, that inescapable song that always gets stuck in my head. - allamassal

I love this song

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

From all the ex 1d song, this song was the most sucks - InsaneRockfan

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The Contenders

11 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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12 Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers & Coldplay

Oh Great, more crap from The Chainsmokers - VideoGamefan5

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

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

I honestly love this song still. I think it’s amazing. Yeah, they could play it on the radio less but overall I love this song.

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13 Havana - Camila Cabello


14 Everyday - Ariana Grande

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

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

This song is amazing it's catchy - HeyItzGrace

This song is plain stupid, espically future's retarded verses, what a loser song - VideoGamefan5

Well the lyrics are stupid but the beat is so catchy, they should of made greedy a single instead of everyday - HeyItzGrace

15 Thunder - Imagine Dragons

Very true. - lovefrombadlands

16 No Plan - David Bowie

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

17 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.

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

It's good... - lovefrombadlands

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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.

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).

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

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19 Bodak Yellow - Cardi B

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

Also, this is never played on my radio. - lovefrombadlands

20 Issues - Julia Michaels

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

Not too bad - Lunala

Not too bad - Lunala

21 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

Fifth harmony is even more worse without camila cabello - VideoGamefan5

22 Paris - The Chainsmokers

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

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

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

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

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23 Ex's & Oh's - Elle King

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!

24 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

25 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

It is still being played now and its almost October and this song was released in earlier 2017, and I want to scream every time I hear it. - Lucretia

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

This song doesn't enter Prambors (Indonesia n pop radio )chart and never played regularly - InsaneRockfan

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26 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!

Never heard of it. - POWERStarz2004

I didn’t even know this was a real thing, it’s probably not played. - lovefrombadlands

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27 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? - naFrovivuS

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

28 Heavy - Linkin Park & Kiiara

Is It Really Overplayed? - VideoGamefan5

Never hear this one... only really on the alternative station - Lucretia

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

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29 Stressed Out - Twenty One Pilots

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

It's still overplayed IN 2017, though. - FloydtheCat

Can’t believe it’s STILL Overplayed - Randomator

30 Humble. - Kendrick Lamar

This song is never played on my pop radio station. I am glad too. Also, it auto corrected glad to bald. - lovefrombadlands

31 Praying - Kesha

Seriously?! How is this song even on this list? I don't hear it that often on the radio, especially when compared to every other song on this list. Heck, "Look What You Made Me Do" came out not too long ago and already THAT'S more overplayed than "Praying" ever will be. - tonyb500

But wasn't it on 2 stations at once a few weeks ago as of the time I am writing this? - allamassal

Ew, bad music. Everyone says it's the best, but it's a bad singer with a bad voice making a bad song. 0/10. - lovefrombadlands

Well, to me, this song sounds really generic and I don't like her voice. Also, I feel like it's overrated because everyone loves it. I the opposite of love this song. - lovefrombadlands

Wattpad @kidges

I don't see why everyone likes this song and calling it the best song of 2017. It's not that good. I'm sorry, I respect you if you do like this song but it's overrated.

32 Chained to the Rhythm - Katy Perry

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

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

I HATE THIS SO MUCH - growlbunny

33 Castle on the Hill - Ed Sheeran
34 Play that Song - Train

Train needs to stop making music, this song is so generic and you would hear it at least every hour... - Lucretia

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

The band name is Train. How creative. - MinecraftHater

Can the train crash yet? - lovefrombadlands

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35 There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back - Shawn Mendes
36 Attention - Charlie Puth

I barely hear it now - Randomator

37 Stay - Zedd

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

38 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

Good song but overplayed - Lunala

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

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

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39 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

It's nice - MediocrePopTrash

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40 Ride - Twenty One Pilots

A song from 2015 overplayed in 2017? Really? - naFrovivuS

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

Needs to die just like Stressed Out - Randomator

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

41 Gangam Style - Psy

Overplayed? What station are you listening to? - ItsPisces

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

Please, stop doing the horsey dance


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42 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

43 Wild Thoughts - DJ Khaled
44 Mo Bounce - Iggy Azalea

It didn't even reach the Hot 100 so... - ReltihFloda

I don't hear it and I'm glad - MediocrePopTrash

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

45 Work - Rihanna
46 Side to Side - Ariana Grande

One of Ari's popular songs that is overplayed - ParkerFang

Annoyingly catchy and too Sexual. The music video is also a bit slutty - Lunala

47 Feel It Still - Portugal. the Man

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 - lovefrombadlands

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!

48 Cold - Maroon 5

Remember there is swearing! And being overplayed makes me hate it so much. - MChkflaguard_Yt

Overplayed To Death

The death of Maroon 5. What happened... - growlbunny

Tired of this song, just stopped hearing it again. If I never heard it again, it would still be irritiatting - Lucretia

49 Malibu - Miley Cyrus
50 Why - Sabrina Carpenter

Sabrina had shown true colours.

This isn't even on the radio. - lovefrombadlands

This person exists

Umm why is this here? SABRINA IS AMAZNINGG

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Top Remixes (17)

1. What About Us - P!NK
2. Mi Gente - J Balvin
3. Love So Soft - Kelly Clarkson
1. Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
2. Despacito - Luis Fonsi
3. Body Like a Back Road - Sam Hunt
1. Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
2. Havana - Camila Cabello
3. Stay - Zedd & Alessia Cara

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