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10 Most Overplayed Songs of 2012


There were thousands and thousands of songs released this year, but for some reason radio seemed to play about 15 of them. Here now are the songs that just would not go away... the most overplayed songs of 2012! (Overplayed should not be confused with worst. Worst has already been covered. These are just the songs that were played way, way, waaaaaay too much. )


10. Payphone – Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa

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You’re in Maroon 5, dude. You can afford an iPhone.


9. Wild Ones - Flo Rida

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"Hey, I heard you were an overexposed one... OHH OHH OOOOOOOH"


8. Boyfriend – Justin Bieber

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The whale sound sample was bad enough, but having a teenage boy whisper in my ear about how he will be my Buzz Lightyear and will feed me melted cheese is just creepy.


7. We Found Love – Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris

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Rihanna should leave some room on the music charts for other people. Very selfish.


6. Glad You Came – The Wanted

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All the hype this year seemed to center on One Direction, but even though The Wanted have a less intense fanbase, this song seemed to be everywhere. Did you know that the son goes down, and the stars come out? It’s science!


5. Lights – Ellie Goulding

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This song was released in mid-2011, but spent over a YEAR on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, just hanging around on the radio being played billions of times. Why exactly are these lights turning her to stone? Is she a gargoyle?


4. We Are Young – fun.

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This is another 2011 song that muscled its way into our 2012 ears, thanks to a high-profile Chevy commercial and Glee. Thanks, fun., for teaching kids that being young is an excuse to set the world on fire.


3. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen

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Canadian pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen was brought to the attention of the world by Justin Bieber, yet her song Call Me Maybe became a bigger hit than any of Bieber’s 2012 songs. The student has become the master. (ALSO, I want to know why we never see her forehead. Carly, WHAT ARE YOU HIDING?)


2. Gangnam Style – Psy

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First it was a cool internet novelty, then it was a minor pop culture phenomenon, and now your lame cousin is playing it at her wedding and trying to dance like she’s on a horse. No one even knows the lyrics. “Mumble mumble mumble mumble mumble mumble mumble HEY SEXY LADY! Op op op.”


1. Somebody That I used to know – Gotye

overplayed songs 2012 somebody I used to know

Like “We are young,” “Somebody that I used to know” got super popular partially because someone did a cover of it. The song is pretty simple, and mildly catchy, but can anyone explain why this song became the most played song of the year? None of you have ever heard a whiney breakup song before


What do YOU think is the most overplayed song of 2012? Let me know in the comments.


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