The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012 Songs

The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012

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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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    Call Me Maybe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012

    Carly Rae Jepsen

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    Gangnam Style is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012
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    Moves Like Jagger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012

    Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera

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    What Makes You Beautiful is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012
  5. 5
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    We Are Young is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012

    Fun. ft. Janelle Monáe

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    We Are Never Ever Getting Back... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012
  7. 7
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    Starships is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012

    Nicki Minaj

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    Somebody That I Used To Know is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012
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  9. 9
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    Wild Ones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012

    Flo Rida ft. Sia

  10. 10
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    Payphone is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012

    Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa

  11. 11
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    Diamonds (In the Sky) is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012
  12. 12
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    Good Time is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012

    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

    added by kaylive

  14. 14
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    Good Feeling is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012
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    Die Young is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012
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    Stereo Hearts is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012

    Gym Class Heroes ft. Adam Levine

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    One More Night is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012
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    Drive By is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012
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    Lights is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012

    Ellie Goulding

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    Some Nights is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012
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    50 Ways to Say Goodbye is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012
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    Miley Cyrus

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    A Thousand Years is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012

    Christina Perri

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    Too Close is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012

    Alex Clare

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    Blow Me (One Last Kiss) is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012

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    Paradise is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012

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    Coldplay

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    Bangarang is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012

    Skrillex ft. Sirah

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    Little Talks is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012

    Of Monsters and Men

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    Walk is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012

    Foo Fighters

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    Madness is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012
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    Tongue Tied is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012

    Grouplove

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