Most Overplayed Songs in 2018

The most overplayed songs of 2018. The order of the songs at the start is based on overall airplay of 2018. It doesn't matter when each song here was released, they just have to receive enormous airplay in 2018.

The Top Ten

1 Perfect - Ed Sheeran

Its good song but does it really need to be played 10 times a day at least on like every station?

I hate this overplayed song too much I wish that there could be different songs on my radio at my car when I go to places like Jason Derulo music and old rihanna music as well. screw the song Perfect by Ed Sheeran.

My mom nearly grounds me for changing the radio station on this song

Aw man that's horrible and also what kind of mom grounds their child just because they want to listen to something else like what - Lpsgirl

Still so goddang overplayed even with it (eventually) falling out of the Hot 100.. when will America finally move on from Ed Sheeran? - StarlightSpanks

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2 I Like It - Cardi B

I hear this constantly on the radio, and this is somehow #1 on the charts! What has music come to?! - allamassal

Why overplay a song that will never be good regardless of how many times you play it on the radio, no matter how many time they play this song it will always sound like Trash. Waste of time, play good music for once

This song is filled to the brim with swear words, and definitely not radio friendly, how can it be overplayed? - TheInsomniac

I hear this on the radio an awful lot though. I think they censor the swear words - allamassal

I damn hate this song, it’s overplayed, Cardi’s voice is so irritating, and of course it’s stuck in my head. - MrCoolC

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3 The Middle - Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

I really hate this song in my opinion and your right it is played on the radio like a lot and sometimes I can't get it out of my head so sorry if some of you guys like this song but I don't like and to be honest I like stay the night and clarity better - Lpsgirl

Yesterday I think I heard this 4 times. This is like the Closer of 2018, a song with a generic theme that got played constantly on the radio, which was only redeemed by a cool instrumental in my opinion. - allamassal

I don't support Billboard's upcoming streaming rules in July, but I will support them just to kick this out

For god's sake, 13 weeks in the Top Ten? Can't it just die yet? - StarlightSpanks

Its super annoying

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4 Girls Like You - Maroon 5

Get off the Billboard's please stop playing this song 102392 times an hour

This song is so annoying, especially Cardi B's guest appearance (I don't like Cardi B). I hear this in the car nearly every time I put on the pop station while taking a ride. - Target

I heard this song on 3 different stations in a few minutes today, plus it's kind of souring on me. - allamassal

Maroon 5's worst song by far. PLEASE take it off the radio. - RhinoTech

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5 Havana - Camila Cabello

Finally, I am so glad I can talk about this horrible song. I don't like Perfect and I will say it is very overplayed, but I've heard this crap way more on the radio than Perfect. It is just as overplayed as Slowly (Despacito). This girl's voice is the worst thing ever. Worse than Chad Kroeger. She tries to imitate Rihanna and she is miserable at it and the lyrics make no sense at all. So glad it is off the Billboard charts. I never want to hear this song again for the rest of my life.

This and Never be the Same are easily the worst songs of 2018 both overplayed and everywhere no matter how sick you are of hearing it. The girl's auto tune is so obvious it's embarrassing and her voice is either in low moan mode or screechy mode but this? This is just the worst.

Yes every time I hear this song I want to bang my head against the wall!

Here come all the haters

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6 In My Feelings - Drake

I heard this noise 3 times on the radio today, plus this is #1 on the Hot 100. I hear I Like It more than this though. - allamassal

Good news! I actually went in the car for about an hour in total today and didn't hear this song at all. (plays We Are The Champions) - allamassal

I heard this twice in a total of less than 20 minutes in the car today. And I thought a song as overplayed as What About Us only came once every 5 years. - allamassal

At least it's better than that boring pile of crap God's Plan. - DaWyteNight

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7 New Rules - Dua Lipa

This song is getting old.

I would have probably enjoyed this song if it wasn't played as much as it was on the radio. One time, I heard this song playing on 3 stations at once. - allamassal

Great song but overplayed. - ZeroBlaster

This sing wasn't really 'good' in the first place - BigDaddyPeach

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8 Psycho - Post Malone

Yesterday when we were listening to the radio, this song was on 2 stations at once. - allamassal

I hate Post Malone but this is one of his worst songs EVER!

Jeezus, this happened to me too. Psycho one time played 5 times each day in one week! - MissRWBY202

This is the worst Post Malone song I've ever heard.2/5😑

9 Meant to Be - Bebe Rexha

Absolutely awful, just like every other thing Florida Georgia Line has done.

I barely hear this song on the radio anymore. Thank God! Oh wait, other garbage songs took its place. - allamassal

At least this song's starting to die on the radio. - mattpineapple616

How could people love this song they mean hate

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10 Thunder - Imagine Dragons

My opinion is a bit biased because I am a diehard fan of Imagine Dragons, but I actually like the meaning of this song. I think the chorus could've been a bit more creative than just, Thunder, feel the thunder, lightning then the thunder over and over. But in my opinion, this song is pretty inspirational - TheInsomniac

Believer was good. This, on the other hand... - Cyri

Hate them so much. I don't know why people even like this trash song.

It's played so much

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The Newcomers

? I Love It - Kanye West & Lil Pump
? Despacito - Luis Fonsi

The Contenders

11 What About Us - P!NK

I heard this on the radio today going to the mall, and then not too long later it came on again in one of the stores. Has to be on here. - allamassal

I heard this song twice in one car ride when we went out to dinner tonight (I wrote this on June 30, 2018). It's been more than 10 months since this song came out. Top 10 material - allamassal

I love this song but its played literally everywhere haha

This Song is SOOO Overrated I cannot even go to SCHOOL without hearing this junk - XxMontrealxXRBLX

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12 God's Plan - Drake

Drake's robotic vocals combined with the song being boring overall are why I don't like this song. I also hear this a lot on the radio, and it was even on 2 stations at once one time. - allamassal

I hate this song it's so annoying

This song is so annoying - Lpsgirl

I don't like this song - Spongehouse

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13 Finesse - Bruno Mars

Seriously?! I hardly hear this song on the radio ever! The Middle came out not too long ago, and that song is already way more overplayed than this.

I love it but it is kinda overplayed - StarlightSpanks

This song is so irritating

Overplayed but good. - Epikrika

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14 Never Be the Same - Camila Cabello

This, along with Psycho and I Like It, are the 3 most overplayed songs on the radio right now. I hear this song on 2 stations at once a lot (that happened just today) and one day in April it was even on 3 stations at once. - allamassal

I love this song!

This song would be pretty good,... if someone else sang it. - DaWyteNight

I heard this song so many times. It’s not even that good...

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15 Rockstar - Post Malone

This song has so much swearing that you can literally hear all the parts where they took out the swear words. But yeah, it's overplayed and annoying. - CharismaticKat

Great song! I don't know what’s wrong with you people - Amaimon

It’s horrible, overly auto tuned, and annoying, but I don’t hear it that much.

So this is how popular this guy is:

I was at our schools talent show and a teacher said she was going to a Post Malone concert.

Everyone cheered even though no one knew what was going on

16 Lights Down Low - Max

Lights Down Low is pretty decent. But the radio plays it OVER and OVER and OVER, but the rate is becoming slower to where I live. - MissRWBY202

This is a worse version of something Shawn Mendes would do. Hate it.

All I hear is the chorus

good song

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17 Let You Down - NF

I don’t think so, I don’t even know this song.

18 Delicate - Taylor Swift

Hey at least it was better than look what you made me do - LifeIsAPolaroid

I find her whole album trash - NightJinx

Taylor Swift is just ANNOYING! - Amaimon

Before we thought this would be a flop like End Game, Ready For It, and LWYMMD
Now it looks like it’s gonna be one of the biggest sleeper hits of the year. - StarlightSpanks

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19 Shape of You - Ed Sheeran

This song always plays SO MUCH and it annoys me to no end. I will turn off the radio if I hear this song start playing! Although I think Good Old Days by Macklemore is WAY MORE overplayed... That should SO be on this list. I used to sort of like it, but now it drives me insane

I actually barely hear either of those songs anymore, and I rarely hear this song on a non-variety station. - allamassal

Seriously, hear it for so long, drives me nuts

Oh my god overdone to the moon

Stupid sex song. - Userguy44

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20 No Tears Left to Cry - Ariana Grande

Getting sick of the tune

I barely hear this, honestly... I hear more Delicate than this. - MissRWBY202

This is played way too much :/ it comes after every other song!

This song is not even good either - 123fortandbree

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21 Sorry Not Sorry - Demi Lovato

By now all 2017 fall hits have all but died out, except this one (and What About Us, but that's a different story). I still hear this twice in a car ride often. - allamassal

I'm not sorry because this song was created - Hummingbirdf

I think Tell Me You Love Me is played more than this, and it’s better, so that’s good.

I hate this song so much. Its mean I hate sassy come at me bitch songs.

22 Him & I - G-Eazy & Halsey

I actually remember hearing this a lot in March/April when it was my favorite song, but now I sadly hear garbage songs like Psycho and I Like It much more than this. - allamassal

I heard it all the time in January-May then I didn't hear it again until September 24, on the way to the first day of my piano class. I heard it again on the 1st my second time at piano class... - AntBlaze

I'm actually starting to hear Bad At Love more than this now - allamassal

Rucka Rucka Ali's parody trump and kim jong un "kim & I" is much better than this generic love pop and rap song - B1ueNew

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23 Friends - Marshmello & Anne-Marie

Anne-Marie sounds really immature here, why is this getting more and more overplay? - StarlightSpanks

Whenever I hear this dumb song play, I feel like taking a hammer and smashing the radio. - CharismaticKat

Marshmello is creepy. I don't want to hear this song anywhere. - Target

My friends are addicted to this waste of a song! God, the moment I hear those awful OooOO OoOOooos, I just turn it off. It hurts! - DaringXx

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24 Mine - Bazzi

I hate this lazy garbage!

Oh great this love song is now getting everywhere - StarlightSpanks

I love this song!

pLAY THE MEME SONG - Hotheart123

25 Attention - Charlie Puth

Starting to hear this more than Shape Of You at this point now lol - StarlightSpanks

Yesterday, at one point, when we were going to the beach, this was on 2 stations at once. - 6/17/2018 - allamassal

This was made in 2018? - NightJinx

I barely hear this. Plus I love this song. However I only know two verses:
You just want Attention
You don’t want my heart
That’s the only clear words I know lol. :) Fox the Rogue

26 What Lovers Do - Maroon 5

It was kind of overplayed back in December 2017 and January 2018, but I barely hear it anymore. I'd give anything to at least have this playing constantly instead of I Like It and In My Feelings. - allamassal

I like this. I only heard it on the radio twice in my life.

This song is actually really catchy, the only problem is that the lyrics are kinda sexual but the sexualness is very subtle, so I will give this song a thumbs up. - Patronus

I’d like if this was played more than it currently is.

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27 Pray For Me - The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar

Good song though - judo8alex

Only popular because of 2 overrated rappers/artists and it's from an overrated movie - B1ueNew

My gosh I heard this so much back in February - B1ueNew

My version
Someone cut me
Someone shoot me
Someone kill me
Someone poison me

28 Bodak Yellow - Cardi B

Ugh. I can't stand this song anymore!

29 Whatever It Takes - Imagine Dragons

I don't like this song at all I like their old songs better - Lpsgirl

Especially in Cleveland. I stayed in Cleveland for 4 nights, and this song kept playing. Like, come on! - KingSlayer93316

Overplayed, but I ain't letting overplay spoil this masterpiece for me. - StarlightSpanks

I don't hear this anymore, but it's a good song. - allamassal

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30 All the Stars - Kendrick Lamar & SZA

I never hear Kendrick Lamar on my radio... - KingSlayer93316

Another song I barely even hear anymore. - allamassal

I liked this song at first but it is seriously getting old because of how overplayed it is. If Kendrick had one more verse maybe I’d like it better. Every time I hear SZA’s screeching I want to jump off a cliff

31 In My Blood - Shawn Mendes

This song doesn't really play that much anymore, but I wish I heard it as much as I hear I Like It now. - allamassal

I like this song but it is on the radio SO MUCH

Just in case radio worships this like they did on TNHMB - StarlightSpanks

I don’t hear this song that much, but I love this song.

32 Too Good at Goodbyes - Sam Smith

This song was only popular in the last few months of 2017 and very early 2018, it's gone now. - allamassal

33 How Long - Charlie Puth

How long has this been going' on?
3 minutes, 18 seconds

This song is awesome, not overplayed. Attention was awesome too.

This song is insanely catchy though

I sadly don't really hear this anymore. - allamassal

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34 One Kiss - Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa

Honestly, I love this song. But, every time I go with my car, radio stations always play this. I never drive without hearing this song at the time this song was hype

Best electronic song of the summer. - MAORSA05

Nobody takes this song seriously

Worst song of 2018.

- Heavy use of Autotune
- Generic Lyrics
- Beat is boring, it sounds like synthetic farts
- She isn't even singing or rapping, just talking while the autotune warps her voice.

"One kizz is all et taekzzz, fallin in love wiff MEHHH" - Patronus

35 Superstar - Beatrich

I don't even know who this is

Here in Lithuania is very popular and ugly... - zetturno

36 Better Now - Post Malone

I heard this song 3 times the other day, but it's an okay song. - allamassal

Starting to hear it on radio now. 07/11/2018 - StarlightSpanks

Number 40!?!? Get this higher!

37 Fefe - 6ix9ine & Nicki Minaj

Wait, they're starting to play a 6ix9ine song on the radio? Oh god please no... - allamassal

Only one play of this trash would be considered overplay.

38 Solo - Clean Bandit

Sadly this is never played in the radios - MAORSA05

I've never heard this song on the radio. - allamassal

This song is so annoying! - Userguy44

I mean in Indonesia, It's played every night in Prambors Night Shift, and sometimes in the day, but K-Pop beats this

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39 Wolves - Selena Gomez & Marshmello

Even though I like this song, there was one day back in March when we heard it FOUR times in one day. - allamassal

She doesn't sing; she whimpers and screams. - CharismaticKat

Immature song

This song is not bad and I’ve heard it on the radio once. - NightJinx

40 Wake Me Up - Avicii

I remember listening to this on the night he died... RIP Avicii. - ItsPisces

Overplayed does not equal bad necessarily and this deserves the overplay

Rip dude but can't they play one of his better songs

Deserves to be overplayed, Respect the dead man - B1ueNew

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41 End Game - Taylor Swift

I only heard this song around December and January, and I think it was gone by the time Delicate came out as a single. - allamassal

I never heard this one - Lpsgirl

42 Greatest Love Story - Lanco
43 No Roots - Alice Merton

One of my least favorite songs.

44 Nice for What - Drake

Yep, it’s literally everywhere where I live now - StarlightSpanks

45 Youngblood - 5 Seconds of Summer

This song is starting to get played a lot on the radio now (I heard it twice yesterday), but I think it's okay, especially compared to the other garbage that plays constantly on the radio. - allamassal

Oh god, why isn't this on this list?

Where I live, the radio plays this song and "Girls Like You" ALL THE TIME.

every time I turn on the radio...
"Youuung blood! So you want me, so you want me! "

The song itself is tolerable, but not amazing. Not as bad as "One Kiss" (the worst song of 2018) but Youngblood is definitely the most overplayed song of 2018 (along with Girls Like You) - Patronus

Almost like you can’t touch a radio station without hearing


46 Love Lies - Khalid & Normani

I heard this song twice on the same station today, but it's growing on me so I don't care that much. - allamassal

They play this 4x in one day.. Please mix up the playlist!

Getting radio airplay all thanks to Normani’s Twitter stans smh - StarlightSpanks

47 Jackie Chan - Tiësto & Dzeko

I hate the song/rap. Probably because the the rhyme may be made from a 7 year old. - MrCoolC

48 Boo'd Up - Ella Mai

I think I heard this a couple times on the radio, but not much. - allamassal

Should be way higher

This song is sooo annoying I'm tired of listening to it on the radio. I was listening to 107.7 jamz a old 90s and 80s station and they played it! in tired of thiis trash ass song. IDGAF about this song. Ima boo you up with a trash can

49 River - Eminem

Nobody likes me everybody hates me WHY don't YOU GO EAT SOME WORMS!
Story of my life

It should be number 1. Respect to the RAP GOD.

I've NEVER heard this on the radio. It's that emotional, kids. - Hotheart123

Ed Sheeran sounds straight up terrible - B1ueNew

50 Wait - Maroon 5

This song was kind of overplayed around April, but now I barely hear it anymore. - allamassal

This is by my favorite band of all time! I absoulutly love Maroon 5. I now almost every single song by them! And this song is on my top 10 songs of all time and top 10 songs by Maroon 5. But seriously, the radio is kinda killing it! That's why I buy CDs! MAROON 5 is the best!

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