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

If you people hate songs being overplayed all the time, then stop listening to the "mainstream music radio" and pick song/genres you want to listen to. smh

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2 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

I hate this song, way to overplayed!

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3 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!

Bad first impression for her solo career. Jesus!

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4 New Rules - Dua Lipa

This song is getting old.

Great song but overplayed. - ZeroBlaster

This song is so annoying. - AnnieCallie

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

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5 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

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

THIS IS MY FAVOURITE SONG! I like the bass, beat, and background music but the rapping is weird...

This is actually my least favorite song on the radio, but I guess that's just your opinion - allamassal

I heard this garbage on the radio 4 times today. More overplayed than The Middle at this point. - allamassal

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6 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.

Believer is better than whatever this is - KingSlayer93316

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7 Meant to Be - Bebe Rexha

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

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

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

Put a generic country star instead of rapper Bam!
cash grabbing it to promote expaction Bam!
get it in top 10 bam!
make a song that white people turn into bam!
play it nonstop bam! - crookzturtles

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8 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

This song is so annoying - Lpsgirl

I hate this song it's so annoying - AnnieCallie

I love this song

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9 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

2 Words, shiggy challenge

Drake’s last 2 hits got a decent amount of overplay, I guess it’s safe to assume it’ll be the case for this too. - StarlightSpanks

10 Psycho - Post Malone

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

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

The Newcomers

? Youngblood - 5 Seconds of Summer

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

? Back to You - Selena Gomez

I like this song, but I'm adding this because I heard this song twice in about 15 minutes earlier tonight. - allamassal

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. 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

12 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

This song is the reason my sisters are obsessed with Gacha Studio, which is ANNOYING AS HELL! Thanks a lot, Anne-Marie!

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13 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! - AnnieCallie

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

(in my opinion) Nice song! pretty overplayed, and it's a good song that I enjoy hearing every time. I love it,I would give it a 10/10

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14 Let You Down - NF

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

15 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 - AnnieCallie

good song

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16 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

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

17 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 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. - AnnieCallie

18 Delicate - Taylor Swift

I find her whole album trash - NightJinx

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

Playlist in the radio:

(some other song)
(some other song)
(some other song)

I mean, I like the song but the playing is getting WAY out of hand. - MissRWBY202

More like

The Middle

Repeat - KingSlayer93316

19 No Tears Left to Cry - Ariana Grande

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

Getting sick of the tune

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

I never heard it on the radio b4 - AnnieCallie

20 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

No I only heard it once on the radio - AnnieCallie

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21 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 - AnnieCallie

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

22 Idgaf - Dua Lipa

IDGAF about Dua Lipa and her stupid songs. Like go away you annoying whiner. - CharismaticKat

I don’t mind this one.

23 Shape of You - Ed Sheeran

Seriously, hear it for so long, drives me nuts

Oh my god overdone to the moon

I despise this song strongly. It’s so stupid and sends people the wrong message. - NightJinx

But aren’t all Ed Sheeran songs overplayed? - KingSlayer93316

Where I live, all we hear is Ed Sheeran pretty much 24/7. There is nothing else ever on the radio here - KingSlayer93316

24 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


25 Whatever It Takes - Imagine Dragons

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 like this song at all I like their old songs better - Lpsgirl

I love this song - NightJinx

26 Attention - Charlie Puth

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

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

This was made in 2018? - NightJinx

27 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. - AnnieCallie

I kinda love this song

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

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28 Mine - Bazzi

I hate this lazy garbage!

Oh great this love song is now getting everywhere - StarlightSpanks

I love this song! - AnnieCallie

29 All the Stars - Kendrick Lamar & SZA

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

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

30 Superstar - Beatrich

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

I don't even know who this is - AnnieCallie

31 Girls Like You - Maroon 5

Where I live this is overplayed - Patronus

This is already on here - TheInsomniac

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

This song is starting to get more radio play now, but it's fine except Cardi B's part. - allamassal

32 Too Good at Goodbyes - Sam Smith
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 - AnnieCallie

I don't like this song sorry it's just my opinion and to be honest I don't like Charlie Puth non of his songs are not good ok sorry if some of you guys might get offended by this comment but I'm just saying ok please don't hate me - Lpsgirl

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

Nobody takes this song seriously - AnnieCallie

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 Bad at Love - Halsey

I actually heard this song twice today on the same station (written August 14, 2018). Still, in my opinion this is probably the best song on the radio now besides In My Blood. - allamassal

I hear this song so much on the radio its annoying really. She sounds like an idiot singing this and halsey IS NOT an idiot. Not even close. - AnnieCallie

I respect your opinion on this song, but at least you agree with me that Halsey is not an idiot. - allamassal

I don't think this song was really played that much, at least where I live. - allamassal

Only played around December-January in my place. It’s gone now. - MissRWBY202

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36 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

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.

37 Bodak Yellow - Cardi B

Ugh. I can't stand this song anymore!

38 No Roots - Alice Merton

One of my least favorite songs.

39 Nice for What - Drake

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

40 River - Eminem

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

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

41 End Game - Taylor Swift

I never heard this one - Lpsgirl

42 Wait - Maroon 5

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!

43 One Foot - Walk the Moon

It was sorta overplayed back in January, now radio's trashed it sadly
For songs like NBTS, Perfect, Meant To Be. Songs with garbage messages unlike quality music, ex. this. 5.5/5 - StarlightSpanks

44 Wake Me Up - Avicii

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

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

Honestly, Avicii was the best DJ for me. This song is never overplayed. Though I hardly hear it on the radio, a s if it's played a lot now, I find it rude to tag it overplayed. The guy just died!

RIP - KingSlayer93316

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45 Better Now - Post Malone

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

46 Pray For Me - The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar

Good song though - judo8alex

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

47 ...Ready For It? - Taylor Swift

I barely even hear this anymore, although I just heard this song today during one of those dance mixes on the radio, and I actually found the mix better than the original. - allamassal

48 Look What You Made Me Do - Taylor Swift

Heh, this played in a moderate rate where I live and in a month it was gone. - MissRWBY202

I haven't even heard this on the radio since about October or November 2017, so not overplayed in 2018. - allamassal

I like this song - Patronus

It’s old and trash - NightJinx

49 Next to Me - Imagine Dragons

Added this when I first made this list assuming it would become mainstream lol, seems like I was wrong - StarlightSpanks

Are we now going to pull random imagine dragons songs out of our ass? - AnnieCallie

I have never heard this song on the radio - TheInsomniac

Same. People are pulling imagine dragons songs out of their ass. - AnnieCallie

Just like everyone else here, I never heard this. - allamassal

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50 Dura - Daddy Yankee

It sucks so hard I haven't heard it on one radio station because it sucks. - AnnieCallie

I don't expect this to get a lot of overplay 'cause it sucks. - ZeroBlaster

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1. I Like It - Cardi B
2. In My Feelings - Drake
3. New Rules - Dua Lipa
1. The Middle - Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
2. Delicate - Taylor Swift
3. Perfect - Ed Sheeran
1. Friends - Marshmello & Anne-Marie
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