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!

Christmas Songs I Can Do Without

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In order for my Christmas season to be “official”, I have to hear Bobby Helms “Jingle Bell Rock” in its entirety on the radio.  I’m not sure why, it just has always been the song that I have associated with the holiday.  Perhaps it was one of those songs that I remember hearing on the radio as a kid, I really don’t know.  I just know that it is the song that says “It’s Christmas time, Keith.”

Let me say this:  I love Christmas music.  As a DJ, I have played countless Christmas parties and have a huge tub of Christmas CD’s.  I have a huge variety of various formats:  Country Christmas songs, Pop Christmas songs, Novelty Christmas songs, and more. One of the radio stations I work for is actually playing all Christmas music right now and I enjoy doing an on air shift there.  All that being said, there are certain Christmas songs that I can do without!  Today’s short blog is a commentary about some of those songs.

Please Stop Playing These

  • “I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas” – I don’t care whether this is the original version or one of the countless remakes.  This song is just plain annoying.  This song makes me want to drive off the road when I hear it.  I cannot change the station fast enough when it comes on.  I have yet to understand what is so appealing about this song!
  • ANYTHING by the Mannheim Steamroller.  While I do appreciate improvisational music, there is nothing about their music that I find entertaining or worth listening to.  Let’s face it, the synthesizer died in the 80’s …. let’s put these songs to bed, too.
  • “Jingle Bells” by the Singing Dogs.  While we are at it, let’s add any Christmas songs done by cats, rabbits, ducks, ferrets, owls, pigs, or any other “musical animal”!  Stop it!  These awful songs deserve no place on the radio.
  • “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” – It sucked when it first came out.  I continues to suck.  Why is ok to play this song, in which grandma is MURDERED by Santa’s sleigh, but people are offended by a song that was recorded YEARS before the phrase “date rape” was even uttered claiming that is what the song is about (“Baby, It’s Cold Outside” for those unaware of that controversy)?
  • “Mistletoe” by Justin Beiber.  – It’s friggin’ Justin Beiber.  That is reason enough!
  • Jingle Bell Rock by Hall and Oates. As I mentioned at the beginning of this blog, the original is a classic and a must hear for me.  I am not sure what it is about this version that makes me want to throw the radio out the window.  It is awful!  Perhaps it is just my love for the original that makes me hate this one so much, but probably not, as there are other versions of it that I like.  To me, it’s like listening to cats puking…..hell, I’d actually rather listen to that, than to listen to this.
  • Christmas Wrapping – The Singing Waitresses.  What the hell is this?  I understand that the Spice Girls recorded this too and I can’t imagine their version being any better.  This is probably the biggest waste of 3 minutes ever (with the exception of all Justin Beiber music).  This song is in a “hot” rotation on Sirius XM’s Holly channel.  This song needs to be go away forever!  I want to wrap it up in toilet paper and flush it away!
  • It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Andy Williams.  It’s the most overplayed song of the season!!  I don’t mind hearing it every so often, but every 20 minutes is a bit much.
  • I am a HUGE Beatles fan – but I have to admit that “Happy Christmas” by John Lennon and “Wonderful Christmastime” are, outside of the previously mentioned Andy Williams song, played to death.  Yoko Ono singing on “Happy Christmas” is like fingernails on the chalkboard!  God!  Who ever told her she could sing – John, must have.  As for Sir Paul, he probably could never record again and live off the royalties from just that song they play it so much.  It’s not a bad song – neither of them are – they are just so overplayed!!!
  • ANYTHING by Pentatonix!!!  I LOVE acapella music!  I do.  When voices blend in good harmony, it is something amazing.  Check out Ricochet’s “Let It Snow” – it’s awesome!  I am not sure if the Pentatonix stuff is just overproduced, but it just sounds wrong to me.  Take the song Hallelujah…Rufus Wainwright’s version is perfect.  This version doesn’t sound right from the first note.  I guess this album is the “new” Bing Crosby album, as stores can’t seem to keep it in stock.  Personally, I’ll pass.
  • Dominick, the Donkey.  As an Italian, I am embarrassed by this song.  Lou Monte is one of the great Italian singers.  His song Lazy Mary was a hit and I danced with my grandmother to it at my first wedding.  Sadly, more people know Lou because of this piece of crap, than his hits!  Jingity jing….URGH!  Do the entire Italian community a favor and don’t ever play this again!!!

These are just a few of the songs that drive me insane.  I am sure if I sat and thought about it more, or just turned on the radio, I could list countless others.  For now, I will let you add to this list.  What Christmas songs do YOU hate and why?  I look forward to reading your responses.