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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
348 72
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Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen - Carly Rae Jepsen

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2
327 105
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3
233 79
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Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera, Mac Miller - Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera

4
213 77
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What Makes You Beautiful One Direction

5
219 81
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We Are Young Fun. ft. Janelle Monáe

6
196 71
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7
167 55
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Starships Nicki Minaj - Nicki Minaj

8
198 90
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Somebody That I Used To Know Gotye - Gotye ft. Kimbra

9
119 51
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Wild Ones Flo Rida ft. Sia

10
138 66
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Payphone Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa

11
132 65
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12
117 55
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Good Time Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen

13
98 48
Don't Wake Me Up is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012
kaylive added Don't Wake Me Up

14
99 52
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Good Feeling Flo Rida

15
113 64
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Die Young Ke$ha

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16
91 54
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Stereo Hearts Gym Class Heroes ft. Adam Levine

17
76 51
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One More Night Maroon 5

18
85 61
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Drive By Train

19
82 61
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Lights Ellie Goulding

20
75 56
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21
63 56
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50 Ways to Say Goodbye Train - Train

22
40 37
When I Look at You is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Overplayed Songs of 2012
Ram_jay added When I Look at You Miley Cyrus

23
59 59
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A Thousand Years Christina Perri

24
52 52
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Too Close Alex Clare

25
4 0
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KingMarktheShark added Blow Me (One Last Kiss) P!nk

26
56 63
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Speedyking added Paradise Coldplay

27
47 60
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Bangarang Skrillex ft. Sirah

28
42 60
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Little Talks Of Monsters and Men

29
28 60
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Walk Foo Fighters

30
28 63
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Madness Muse

31
21 58
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Tongue Tied Grouplove