Most Overplayed Songs on Spotify

Has nobody done this yet? Okay then. First I took responsibility for making Most Overrated (particularly overly viewed) YouTube Videos and now this.

Anyway, these songs are getting too many plays on Spotify that it's just kinda ridiculous. If you think I missed something, feel free to add it. These of course aren't the worst songs ever made but simply songs that get too much plays/streams on Spotify. Don't agree with the order? Feel free to add anything I missed or even make a remix if you want expressing your thoughts.

The Top Ten

1 Shape of You - Ed Sheeran Shape of You - Ed Sheeran Cover Art

Well of course it was going to be here. With 2.471 billion streams and the most streamed by nearly 600 million (luckily the gap is slightly decreasing but man that's a lot) and really this song isn't very redeemable. I mean it’s catchy but still. Just a boring, repetitive song that is quite sexual and unoriginal. I just don't see how a song that's hardly anything special would end up being over 30% more popular than it's runner up. I’ll admit it’s not THAT boring at least in certain parts but still not great.

Way too lustful and just weird lyrics. (Also, Don't Stop Believin' is WAY better than the rest of these songs and shouldn't be on this list, in my humble opinion)

I did include quite a few of these on my list about Spotify but yeah I mostly agree with this list I’ll probably add Someone You Loved and Believer.

bad list!

2 Dance Monkey - Tones And I Dance Monkey - Tones And I Cover Art

Yeah, I chose this as number one instead of Shape of You, even though Shape of You has far more streams. Why'd I choose this first you ask though? Let me tell you.
Well, let me note this has only been popular for 3 months and it already has 1.410 billion streams. Shape of You on the other hand, has been out for 3 YEARS. Anyway, those over 1.4 billion streams make this the 9th most streamed song in Spotify history.
This song, of course, has very irritating vocals that make Tones and I sound like she's high on drugs. As for the beat, it is just not very creative and is just really a weird low sound effect that I've heard several times before. The lyrics are quite repetitive and uncreative as well.

I’m not surprised it has been streamed severely on Spotify. I mean, look how popular this song got just in a short period of time, it’s insane. Anyway, I haven’t been a fan of this song since I heard it for the first time and it still didn’t grow on me. The vocals are just grating and annoying, sorry for saying it so much but I just think so. It doesn’t sound pleasant and I don’t say that to bandwagon off everyone who dislikes this song, this is certainly my opinion. The beat doesn’t really add anything to the song, it sounds boring and generic like it’s used in several other electro pop and dance pop songs. The lyrics are okay, but not too special either. Overall, I don’t really like this song at all and I wish it stopped playing on the radio so much. Therefore, I’m not adding it in my Spotify pop songs playlist.

This song is super annoying. Although the beat is decent, the vocals are quite annoying.

This without a doubt is one of the most annoying songs ever.

It doesn't annoy me that much to be honest (I can understand why it would be though).

3 Thank U, Next - Ariana Grande Thank U, Next - Ariana Grande Cover Art

Now admittedly I no longer think it is the worst song of all time but I still truly despise it, I'm surprised this type of material gets 1.070 billion streams for the 54th most streamed of all time. This is another stupid song about Ariana dissing her ex (which we don't even know which because she has 8 exes (well she did have 6 at the time of the song's release but still)). Also she calls herself "amazing" which is really dumb if you ask me. Once you mention it, it's just like Baby Shark where you can't get it out of your head for days particularly that part of her just repeating "thank you next" again and again. Not to mention - that is wrong grammar for crying out loud, which is so dumb it's not even funny. Also it's yet another song where the beat hardly sounds like anything and is just the few notes repeated and is just a typical Christmas pop instrumental that sounds like it was made with bells in GarageBand. The vocals are simple and can get annoying, and the production is ...more

Honestly I don't think this song is really about about her ex's. Side note why do know how many guys she has dated?

It is ANNOYING to just hear this song over and over in your head!

Ugh. No further explanation needed.

4 7 Rings - Ariana Grande 7 Rings - Ariana Grande Cover Art

Yeah this song is of course gonna end up somewhere knowing how awful yet popular it is. With 1.115 billion streams it's the 45th most streamed song of all time. I know that's nowhere near the two above it, but for a song on this level, I can't really help. First of all, the lyrics are not redeemable in any way - it's just Ariana bragging about how rich she is and how she can afford anything she wants. This song also has some of the worst lyrics I've ever heard, notably "Whoever said money can't solve your problems, must not have had enough money to solve them" and "You like my hair, gee thanks, just bought it" *facepalm* and not to mention how repetitive the hook is. It's just "I want it, I got it" also "my neck is flossing" what the literal hell? And that aside, Ariana cannot rap or sing. Her rap verse sounds the same throughout the whole verse (one line she goes slightly higher, the next is slightly lower) and the flow is nothing special. As for her singing vocals, well I know ...more

5 Bad Guy - Billie Eilish Bad Guy - Billie Eilish Cover Art

Can someone explain to me the praise of this song? How it has 1.317 billion streams and the 20th most of all time? I know it's kinda catchy but it can get annoying and stuck in your head that way similar to Baby Shark (enjoy having it in your head for the next five days now). Honestly this song is just whispering which even though whispering can fit I understand that, she's literally just talking super soft. It honestly feels boring just like the production in general. Beat sounds like nothing either for the most part, it's mainly only the drop that's catchy, the rest is quite forgettable actually. Now I understand the lyrics are smart for a lot of them but... honestly I find the song very generic and actually kinda silly.

Is the start a rhetorical question or would you like to hear an explanation of why I like this song?

guys this is so sad that people don't listen to real music

I don't listen to most of the songs on this list but just because you don't like a song doesn't mean it isn't real music.

annoying and quite frankly creepy LOOK @ THE COVER people THE COVER GIVES ME THE CREEPS

6 Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi Cover Art

It's physically painful to listen to the "and I" part of the song. If there is one song that could make me vomit it's this one.

not to mention the way he croons "I let my guard down, and then you pulled the rug"

I WAS GETTING KINDA USED TO BEIN' SOMEONE YOU LOVEDDDDDDDD
I love this song owo sorry

7 Rockstar - Post Malone Rockstar - Post Malone Cover Art

Well yeah, I'm not going to forget the second most streamed song of all time, with 1.877 billion streams. Now I do not really have anything against this song but I just don't see what people see so great about this one. Like it never changes its atmosphere or melody and can be pretty boring. For the lyrics they're fine but kind of cheesy so I don't really care about the song but I don't think it's even top 50 material, let alone top 2.

"but I don't think it's even top 50 material, let alone top 2." I reckon it would interesting to see how many 2010's songs I can think of better than this one. I feel like it would be at least 500.

Good list I agree with most of them although there are a couple that would be borderline for me like "Something Just Like This". I can't seem to reply to your comment but the way I would try for 500 would probably be going alphabetically by artist Adele, Alan Walker, Alessia Cara, Arctic Monkeys etc.

Singing about something you're not, dude.

8 Treat You Better - Shawn Mendes Treat You Better - Shawn Mendes Cover Art

This is the 39th most streamed of all time, having 1.143 billion streams but honestly the song sucks and is heavily overplayed not only on Spotify but also the radio (I still hear it in 2020 for some reason). The song's message, while decent has a horrible execution. So here's the premise of the song: Shawn Mendes is trying to get a girl's attention by saying her boyfriend is a poor choice for her and he's trying to say that by having her choice she's wasting time by not having Shawn by her side instead. Now as for Shawn’s vocal performance he has gotten better (ignore critics that are saying he’s gotten worse) but in this song he sounds like he got his mouth taped and is crying while screaming for help which annoys me quite a lot. The instrumentation is not very special and really the only decent part is the 5-second solo but even then it’s not that great as it just really sounds kinda strained.

@Powell - I have not particularly seen people say Shawn got worse, but according to his page on Horrible Music and Songs Wiki, it his claimed that critics have said him to do so.

I checked his page on the Horrible Music and Songs Wiki. It doesn't actually have any citations for critics claiming that he has gotten worse or anything else. Honestly I would not trust the Horrible or Best Music Wikis for anything.

9 Closer - The Chainsmokers Closer - The Chainsmokers Cover Art

This is where I was starting to have a hard time deciding what to include but again this is the 4th most streamed song of all time, having 1.753 billion streams. I may not think this is as bad as some others on here say like I find the beat kinda fun and catchy but still I don't really like the premise of the song nor the presentation (*cough* admitting to overly drinking) and the vocals aren't that much special so yeah I wouldn't say this deserves all its attention.

10 Senorita - Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello Senorita - Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello Cover Art

I got so annoying it plays nonstop on the radio

I hate this song.

The Newcomers

? Stuck with U - Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber Stuck with U - Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber Cover Art
? Intentions - Justin Bieber Intentions - Justin Bieber Cover Art

The Contenders

11 Despacito (remix) - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Despacito (remix) - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Cover Art

Never seen the appeal in Despacito.

12 Yummy - Justin Bieber Yummy - Justin Bieber Cover Art

Doesn’t have that many streams compared to other songs on this list but still the most streamed song of the year so far.

If he says yummy, I say gross.

13 Sad! - Xxxtentacion Sad! - Xxxtentacion Cover Art

I'm sorry but this song is just not my type. Have you noticed how much hype XXXTentacion has been getting after his death? But honestly, I need one line to explain this: "Suicide if you ever try to let go". That makes the lyrics of Work From Home seem half decent. The song is just bland and boring and while he has several catchy songs although I dislike him for most of what I have heard this is not one of them. It's really another song with no very unique flow either. This all apparently makes up for as popular as it is though. 25th most streamed song of all time at 1.258 billion of them.

14 Sunflower - Post Malone Sunflower - Post Malone Cover Art

...ohh, ohh, ohh, ohh, some things you just can't refuse..

15 One Dance - Drake One Dance - Drake Cover Art

I'm not even listening to the sample, 'cause I already know it's dumb.

16 Believer - Imagine Dragons Believer - Imagine Dragons Cover Art

Not bad, but not creative either.

Accidentally added twice?

okay song but its kinda loud lol

17 Taki Taki - DJ Snake Taki Taki - DJ Snake Cover Art
18 Perfect - Ed Sheeran Perfect - Ed Sheeran Cover Art

It's ironic how imperfect this song is.

19 Girls Like You - Maroon 5 Girls Like You - Maroon 5 Cover Art
20 This is What You Came for - Calvin Harris This is What You Came for - Calvin Harris Cover Art

I was about to submit this with a much less streamed song just in time to remember this one. The 63rd most streamed song with 1.016 billion of them. Seriously about 40% of the song is just “you” elongated. Also the main chorus is ear piercingly high and Rihanna overuses autotune on this track which gets quite annoying. This song is honestly just really boring overall and has no appeal.

21 Better Now - Post Malone Better Now - Post Malone Cover Art
22 Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur Cover Art
23 Havana - Camila Cabello Havana - Camila Cabello Cover Art

It’s alright though, but still overplayed in 2017

its 2020 and they still play this song on the radio

24 Don't Wanna Be Your Lover - Vanessa White Don't Wanna Be Your Lover - Vanessa White Cover Art
25 SICKO MODE - Travis Scott SICKO MODE - Travis Scott Cover Art
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