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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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  1. 1
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    Down 69
    Carly Rae Jepsen More
    Carly Rae Jepsen
  2. 2
    Up 304
    Down 99
    Psy More
    PSY
  3. 3
    Up 210
    Down 74
    Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera, Mac Miller More
    Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera
  4. 4
    Up 192
    Down 72
    One Direction More
    One Direction
  5. 5
    Up 198
    Down 76

    We Are Young

    Fun. ft. Janelle Monáe
  6. 6
    Up 180
    Down 66

    We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

    Taylor Swift More
    Taylor Swift
  7. 7
    Up 151
    Down 51
    Nicki Minaj More
    Nicki Minaj
  8. 8
    Up 180
    Down 86

    Somebody That I Used To Know

    Gotye More
    Gotye ft. Kimbra
  9. 9
    Up 123
    Down 62
    Maroon 5, Wiz Khalifa More
    Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa
  10. 10
    Up 106
    Down 52

    Good Time

    Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen
  11. 11
    Up 116
    Down 60

    Diamonds (In the Sky)

  12. 12
    Up 102
    Down 50

    Wild Ones

    Flo Rida ft. Sia
  13. 13
    Up 89
    Down 43

    Don't Wake Me Up

    added by: kaylive
  14. 14
    Up 88
    Down 45

    Good Feeling

    Flo Rida
  15. 15
    Up 99
    Down 60

    Die Young

    Ke$ha
  16. 16
    Up 78
    Down 53

    Stereo Hearts

    Gym Class Heroes ft. Adam Levine
  17. 17
    Up 72
    Down 57

    Lights

    Ellie Goulding
  18. 18
    Up 72
    Down 58

    Drive By

    Train
  19. 19
    Up 63
    Down 49

    One More Night

    Maroon 5
  20. 20
    Up 61
    Down 53
    Fun, Fun More
    Fun.
  21. 21
    Up 55
    Down 52

    50 Ways to Say Goodbye

    Train More
    Train
  22. 22
    Up 42
    Down 49

    Too Close

    Alex Clare
  23. 23
    Up 48
    Down 57

    A Thousand Years

    Christina Perri
  24. 24
    Up 30
    Down 35
    Miley Cyrus More
    added by: Ram_jay
    Miley Cyrus
  25. 25
    Up 45
    Down 59

    Paradise

    added by: Speedyking
    Coldplay
  26. 26
    Up 37
    Down 59

    Bangarang

    Skrillex ft. Sirah
  27. 27
    Up 31
    Down 58

    Little Talks

    Of Monsters and Men
  28. 28
    Up 21
    Down 57

    Walk

    Foo Fighters
  29. 29
    Up 21
    Down 59

    Madness

    Muse
  30. 30
    Up 14
    Down 57

    Tongue Tied

    Grouplove
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