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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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1
354 75
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Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Rae Jepsen

2
330 109
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3
237 83
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Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera, Mac Miller
Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera

4
218 79
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One Direction

5
222 83
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Fun. ft. Janelle MonĂ¡e

6
198 73
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7
169 57
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Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj

8
200 92
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Gotye
Gotye ft. Kimbra

9
121 52
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10
139 70
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Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa

11
133 66
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12
118 57
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Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen

13
99 48
Don't Wake Me Up is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012
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14
114 64
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Ke$ha

15
100 54
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Flo Rida

16
92 56
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Gym Class Heroes ft. Adam Levine

17
77 53
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Maroon 5

18
86 63
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Train

19
82 63
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Ellie Goulding

20
76 58
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21
64 58
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22
41 37
When I Look at You is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012
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Miley Cyrus

23
61 60
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Christina Perri

24
53 53
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Alex Clare

25
5 1
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