The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012 Songs
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The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012

List Criteria: Only songs that dominated the airwaves in 2012, as opposed to any other year

These are the most annoyingly overplayed songs of 2012, ranked by people like you. These are the Most Overplayed Songs of 2012 - but not necessarily the most annoying. Sure, if I hear "Oppa Gangnam style" one more time, I'm gonna drive off the nearest bridge, but if we're being honest, a few times, when I've been alone in the car, I've come in with a pretty good "someBODyyy" at just the right moment. A great one, in fact.

Thinking back on the most annoying songs of 2012, I remember a lot of hip hop / rap crossovers making their ways onto the mainstream airwaves. No joke, I heard Flo Rida playing at Macy's last weekend. And the ladies have been busy singing their precious little hearts out about fluttering hearts (like Carly Rae Jepsen and Rihanna) and breakups (like Taylor Swift and, in a sadder way, Katy Perry). Boy bands like One Direction have been as overplayed as ever, and - well, does Maroon 5 count as a boy band? Because they released 13 singles this year. I won't pretend that some of them aren't very, very, very catchy, but man, too much "Moves Like Jagger" can drive a good person to evil thoughts.

Vote on these overplayed / annoying / worst songs of 2012 so radio stations, commercial-makers, and department stores can confidently, finally, take them out of their rotations. Feel free to add any that I missed - though I'll be amazed if you heard a single song this year that's not already on this list.

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    Carly Rae Jepsen, Josh Ramsay, Tavish Crowe Carly Rae Jepsen

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  2. 2
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    Gangnam Style PSY

  3. 3
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    Adam Levine, Benny Blanco, Ammar Malik Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera

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  4. 4
    + 214
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    We Are Young Fun. ft. Janelle Monáe

  5. 5
    + 204
    - 76

    What Makes You Beautiful One Direction

  6. 6
    + 192
    - 70

    We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Taylor Swift

  7. 7
    + 162
    - 55

    Nicki Minaj, RedOne, Rami Yacoub Nicki Minaj

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  8. 8
    + 193
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    Gotye, Luiz Bonfá Gotye ft. Kimbra

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  9. 9
    + 135
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    Payphone Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa

  10. 10
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    - 51

    Wild Ones Flo Rida ft. Sia

  11. 11
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    - 54

    Good Time Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen

  12. 12
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    - 65

    Diamonds (In the Sky)

  13. 13
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    - 48

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    Don't Wake Me Up

  14. 14
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    Good Feeling Flo Rida

  15. 15
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    Die Young Ke$ha

  16. 16
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    - 54

    Stereo Hearts Gym Class Heroes ft. Adam Levine

  17. 17
    + 73
    - 51

    One More Night Maroon 5

  18. 18
    + 82
    - 61

    Drive By Train

  19. 19
    + 79
    - 60

    Lights Ellie Goulding

  20. 20
    + 71
    - 56

    Some Nights Fun.

  21. 21
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    50 Ways to Say Goodbye Patrick Monahan, Espen Lind, Amund Bjørklund Train

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    When I Look at You Miley Cyrus

  23. 23
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    Too Close Alex Clare

  24. 24
    + 54
    - 59

    A Thousand Years Christina Perri

  25. 25
    + 52
    - 63

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    Paradise Coldplay

  26. 26
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    Bangarang Skrillex ft. Sirah

  27. 27
    + 39
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    Little Talks Of Monsters and Men

  28. 28
    + 25
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    Walk Foo Fighters

  29. 29
    + 25
    - 63

    Madness Muse

  30. 30
    + 18
    - 58

    Tongue Tied Grouplove

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