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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

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    Gangnam Style PSY

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    Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera

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    We Are Young Fun. ft. Janelle Monáe

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    We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Taylor Swift

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    What Makes You Beautiful One Direction

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    Nicki Minaj

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    Somebody That I Used To Know Gotye ft. Kimbra

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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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    Wild Ones Flo Rida ft. Sia

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    Diamonds (In the Sky)

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    added by kaylive Don't Wake Me Up

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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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    Drive By Train

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    Lights Ellie Goulding

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    One More Night Maroon 5

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    new! Some Nights Fun.

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    50 Ways to Say Goodbye Train

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    A Thousand Years Christina Perri

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    added by Ram_jay When I Look at You Miley Cyrus

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    Too Close Alex Clare

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    added by Speedyking 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

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