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worst of 2012 The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012

Lawrence Wong
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List Rules 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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Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen - Carly Rae Jepsen

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Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera, Mac Miller - Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera

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We Are Young Fun. ft. Janelle Monáe

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What Makes You Beautiful One Direction

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Starships Nicki Minaj - Nicki Minaj

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Somebody That I Used To Know Gotye - Gotye ft. Kimbra

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Wild Ones Flo Rida ft. Sia

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Payphone Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa

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Good Time Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen

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Don't Wake Me Up is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012

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Good Feeling Flo Rida

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Die Young Ke$ha

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Stereo Hearts Gym Class Heroes ft. Adam Levine

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One More Night Maroon 5

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Drive By Train

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Lights Ellie Goulding

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50 Ways to Say Goodbye Train - Train

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When I Look at You is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012
When I Look at You Miley Cyrus

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A Thousand Years Christina Perri

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Too Close Alex Clare

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Paradise Coldplay

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Bangarang Skrillex ft. Sirah

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Little Talks Of Monsters and Men

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Walk Foo Fighters

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Madness Muse

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Tongue Tied Grouplove