LIST: Top 50 Overplayed/Hated Songs of All Time

I saw this on Facebook earlier and had to share. I know many of my blog followers are into music and I’d love their opinions on this list.

The list comes from a site called “A Lot Living,” which, from what I can tell, is some sort of entertainment site. I tried to post a link to the original article, but for what ever reason, the link wouldn’t work. Well, at least you have the list below…..

As a radio guy, and a mobile DJ, I agree with many of the songs on the list. Some of them, while overplayed, are still very well accepted by party crowds and radio listeners. Here is the list – YOU tell ME what you agree or disagree with….

Top 50 Overplayed Songs

50. Jam (Turn it Up) – Kim Kardashian

49. Axel F – Crazy Frog

48. Afternoon Delight – Starland Vocal Band

47. Happy – Pharrell Williams

46. What’s New Pussycat? – Tom Jones

45. It’s a Small World (After All) – Sherman Brothers

44. Disco Duck – Rick Dees

43. MMMBop – Hanson

42. Baby – Justin Bieber

41. Barbie Girl – Aqua

40. We Built This City – Starship

39. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen

38. Message In a Bottle – The Police

37. Do My Thang – Miley Cyrus

36. Livin’ La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin

35. My Humps – Black Eyed Peas

34. Sherry – The Four Seasons

33. Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice

32. My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion

31. Blue – Eiffel 65

30. Copacabana – Barry Manilow

29. Karma Chameleon – Culture Club

28. Macarena – Los Del Rio

27. Wannabe – The Spice Girls

26. I Love You – Barney

25. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham!

24. I Want Candy – The Strangeloves

23. Mah Na Mah Na – The Muppets

22. Tequila – The Champs

21. Bread and Butter – The Newbeats

20. Yakety Yak – The Coasters

19. Whip My Hair – Willow Smith

18. Cheerleader – Omi

17. Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Ray Cyrus

16. The Thong Song – Sisqo

15. The Final Countdown – Europe

14. Believe – Cher

13. Honey, I’m Good – Andy Grammer

12. I’m a Gummy Bear – Gummibar

11. Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke

10. All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor

9. Friday – Rebecca Black

8. Marry You – Bruno Mars

7. You’re Beautiful – James Blunt

6. Cotton Eye Joe – Rednex

5. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) The Proclaimers

4. Who Let The Dogs Out – Baha Men

3. Baby Shark – Unknown

2. It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time – Buckwheat Boys

…. and the top overplayed/hated song is

1. Photograph – Nickleback

Do you agree? Disagree? What songs were missed? What songs should NOT be on this list? You tell me!

44 thoughts on “LIST: Top 50 Overplayed/Hated Songs of All Time

  1. Many I don’t know and don’t want to know.
    Songs I hate that are on the list: disco duck, we built this city, copacabana, karma chameleon,
    Songs I like that are on it: afternoon delight, what’s new pussycat, message in a bottle, sherry, (500 miles)
    Songs not on it that should be on it: takin’ care of business, radar love, seasons in the sun, wildfire, anything osmonds


      1. The class of 86 (my high school) sang Freebird at graduation!

        ***a great list (imo) many many favorites – and yet a few I’ve not heard before. – judge me not, and you won’t you be judged in return. – LoL

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      2. LOL – I’m with you, there are some great songs on the list. I won’t deny that many are indeed overplayed.

        I’m surprised at some of them, while others I know exactly why they are on the list!

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  2. OMG, I was blissfully unaware of that one by Kim K! Ugh. Many of the songs on this list were/are popular because they’re very catchy and easy for people to sing along to (Achy Breaky Heart, Copacabana, Call Me Maybe), or are fun at parties (for some, anyway) (Macarena, Who Let the Dogs Out). But many on this list are truly loathed by many because they’re awful (We Built This City, Whip My Hair, Disco Duck, Friday, My Humps).

    Of all the songs listed, I do love Pharrell’s “Happy”, The Proclaimers’ “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” and James Blunt’s “You’re Beautiful”.

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  3. Well, first off…I just have to say…I LOVE Photograph and I am a Nickelback fan, despite them being trashed all the time. Yes, Chad Kroeger is a complete ass but, the music is good…to me, anyway. I like The Proclaimers song (love a Scottish accent). All About The Base is good. I would be guilty of playing Tequila, over and over, again. Mah Na Mah Na (Do Do Do Do Do)…that is a fun ear worm! Grew up with that one. Still hum it… I like Call Me Maybe.

    I Want Candy…The Strangeloves? I am unfamiliar with that version. I am used to Bow Wow Wow’s version. I remember hating Ice Ice Baby when it came out because of the Under Pressure rip-off. Can’t Touch This was played a lot, another one I hated at the time because of the Rick James rip-off. Now, it’s fun to listen to. Careless Whisper was played more than Wake Me Up.

    I remember when The Final Countdown was played to death way back when but, I haven’t heard it in years. Ditto Achy Breaky… I’m old enough to remember Afternoon Delight being played to death at the time…also haven’t heard it in years. MMMBop was played a lot when it came out (it was a hit) and now it has disappeared. Disco Duck was worn out, as was Rubber Biscuit and Hen House 5 + 2 for their times. Message In A Bottle? NO. Roxanne & Every Breath You Take has been worn out. Sherry? NO. December 1963 has been worn out. Copa was worn out for its time…haven’t heard it on the radio in 30 years.

    Many of these, I’ve never even heard of. Starship sucked. Once Jefferson Starship went past Find Your Way Back, they were awful.

    #1 should be It’s A Small World for this list. GAH.

    *You Give Love A Bad Name, Livin’ On A Prayer, Wanted Dead or Alive, Bad Medicine
    *Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Heartbreaker, Love Is A Battlefield , We Belong (and I love her)
    *Open Arms, Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’, Lights, Who’s Cryin’ Now
    *Holiday, Borderline, Like A Virgin, Like A Prayer, Vogue (I loved Frozen but, that isn’t played much)
    *Turn Me Loose, Hot Girls In Love, Workin’ For The Weekend
    *Pour Some Sugar On Me, Rock of Ages & Photograph (though I love Def Leppard)
    *Welcome To The Jungle & Sweet Child O’ Mine
    *Keep On Loving You, Take It On The Run, Can’t Fight This Feeling
    *Stroke, Everybody Wants You, Rock Me Tonight
    *Smells Like Teen Spirit, Come As You Are
    *Alive, Jeremy, Even Flow, Yellow Ledbetter
    *Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Highway To Hell, Back In Black, Shook Me All Night Long, Hells Bells, Thunderstruck (and I’m an AC/DC fan)
    *Hungry Like The Wolf, Rio, The Reflex, Is The Something I Should Know, Save A Prayer
    *Feels Like The First Time, Cold As Ice, Hot Blooded, Double Vision, Urgent Waiting For A Girl Like You, I Want To Know What Love Is (and I love Foreigner)
    *Lady, Come Sail Away, Renegade, BABE (I REALLY hate that song), Too Much Time On My Hands, Mr. Roboto (another one I hate)
    *You’re The One That I Want (and I love the movie)
    *Let Me Be There, If You Love Me (Let Me Know), I Honestly Love You (another hated one & I love Olivia), Physical
    *Sister Christian (and I love Night Ranger)
    *Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites The Dust
    *Another Brick In The Wall
    *The Tide Is High
    *Kiss On My List, I Can’t Go For That,
    *Jessie’s Girl (and I love Rick)
    *I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll
    *Eye of The Tiger
    *Jack & Diane
    *Come On Eileen
    *Jump, Panama
    *Let’s Go Crazy
    *These Dreams
    *I Want A New Drug, The Power of Love, The Heart of Rock ‘n’ Roll
    *More Than A Feeling
    *Most anything from Lynyrd Skynyrd

    I could go on and on but, I’m about to blow up your comment section as it is. Needless to say, I disagree with this list. Someone very young wrote it.

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      1. Vic gets 60 to my 40…she is research and development so she gets more. Ok Keith…I’ll expect a check soon…and tell your friends…we will show up at parties…that costs extra!


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