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Top 10 Most Overplayed Songs of 2017

The Ones You Hear on the Radio 1500 Times and Want to Rip Your Ear off Because Of

We all have heard those songs that you like the first few times you hear them, but when they're on every radio station on repeat, you wonder how you liked the songs in the first place.

1. "Despacito (Remix)"—Justin Bieber & Luis Fonsi

The song came out in January and slowly reached its way up to the top charts through the year. By late April, the song was playing on every radio station, all day. And still, most people don't even know how to pronounce half the words.

2. "That's What I Like"—Bruno Mars

So this song came out in 2016, but it carried into and took over 2017. It's such a catchy song that, even though its overplayed and you may hate it, you still want to sing the words along with the song.

3. "Believer"—Imagine Dragons

Coming out in early 2017, this song is kind of toned down and skipped more often. Every pop radio station has to have played this song at least over a hundred times since its release. It's even the song for ESPN football breaks! Can't ever catch a break!

4. "Bodak Yellow"—Cardi B

Don't get me wrong, Cardi B is a QUEEN, but once you hear this song repeated about 12 times, it can get repetitive and annoying. This song totally dominated the later half of 2017, and is still high on the charts, but once it's on everyone's Snapchat and Instagram stories while they're rocking out in the car, it just isn't the song you pick to listen to on your free time.

5. "Can't Stop the Feeling"—Justin Timberlake

This song was also released late 2016 with the movie Trolls, but still overtook much of 2017. As it was featured in the movie Trolls, it blew up on many radio stations, and even small children today know the lyrics by heart. When "Kidz Bop" makes a cover of the song, you know it's been overplayed.

6. "Shape of You"—Ed Sheeran

Tune to an FM Radio and you will hear this song played, no doubt. 

7. "Closer''—The Chainsmokers

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8. "Work From Home"—Fifth Harmony

I think we are just tired of hearing the word "work" being repeated 50 times over and over every day.

9. "Stay"—Zedd

I always feel like a mini-rave is going on in my car when this song comes on. Don't get me wrong, raves are hype, but I don't think being blasted with hardcore remix music at 7 AM everyday is the greatest thing.

10. "Castle on the Hill"—Ed Sheeran

Sorry, Ed, but that just means his music is booming, which is a great thing to hear! Just not the greatest thing for us who have to listen to how Ed broke his leg when he was six on every radio station to ever exist.

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