questionswhat is the most overplayed song of all time?

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What's the "hot" song of today? Whatever it is, it's that one.

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over the last year or so it's "Pumped up kicks", and most people are clueless as to the meaning of the song. Right now it's GOTYE, "Somebody that I used to know". That's not even one of the best songs on Gotye's album.

I know what you're talking about though, around Sacramento we've got 3 main stations that play top40/rythm, 102.5, 103.5, and 107.9. AT ANY given time, you can hear at least two of them playing the same song at the same time.The problem is that all the stations play the hell out of their 15-20 most requested songs, so something like Gotye can often get 12 or more plays a day, so you'll often a hear a few songs repeat hourly.

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Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun.

Sure it was a good song but for 10 years seemed like it was on the radio every time I turned it on.

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Almost any classic Christmas song at Christmas time. There can be 15 versions of the same song, and you'll hear them all within a couple hours. I like White Christmas and all, but after hearing 10+ times in a couple hours, I've had enough!

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Happy Birthday? lol. Just kidding.

Probably every song thats on KIISFM 102.7 (in SoCal).

Last ten songs played in this station:

1. Katy Perry - Firework
2. Alex Clare - Too Close
3. Pitbull / Ne-yo / Afrojack / Nayer - Give Me Everything
4. No Doubt - Settle Down
5. Nicki Minaj - Pound The Alarm
6. Pink - Blow Me One Last Kiss
7. Flo Rida - Whistle
8. Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen - Good Time
9. Ellie Goulding - Lights
10. Taylor Swift - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Ones in bold are my queue to change the radio stations.

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>:C I accidentally hit refresh, You really think i'd start typing up my long-ass responses in a notepad.

Anyways, I can't listen to Classic rock radio (or any music radio for the most part, there are a few gems I stream online: Rodney On the rock, KZSC, and this new station @slydon rec'd and I used to stream Jim Ladd when he was on KLOS) Anyways, you listen to every classic rock station ever, they play the same top 500 hits, and then have about 200 songs to fall back on. I never understood how the techs can listen to the same songs, over, and over, and over and not get tired of hearing Bohemian Rhapsody, Stairway To Heaven, More than a feeling, Free Bird, Tom Sawyer, (and worse, Boys are back in town, Piano Man, I'm Sailing Away, and anything by the eagles. just to name a few blech)

This is just my extreme opinion, ready to take on the downvotes, I swear I'm not trying to sound hipster, I'd love a classic rock station that played more variety I'd definitely listen to it.

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Just to continue what I was going on about, I do feel greatness, insane amount of talent, can become annoying when an artists entire work gets eclipsed by a couple songs (which may or may not be the best of their collection) and I that Honky Tonk Woman gets played 5 times a week while the much better Country Honk rarely ever sees the light of day (actually I don't think I've ever heard that song on the radio) I also can't help but cringe when someone says they love pink floyd and the best album is dark side of the moon (as if, right?) and their favorite song is money. Anyways I digress, the point I was trying to drive at is almost anything on most big radio stations will cherry pick from a very limited database of songs, and I don't think that's cool, so no matter what genre of music I want to listen to, I'll rarely be catching it on the radio.

Man this went longer than I ever wanted it to get. Music does that to me sometimes /rant

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Why has no one mentioned 'My Heart Will Go On' by Celine Dion? I still have nightmares...

"YOU'RE HEEEEEEEEEEEEEERE! THERE'S NOOOOOOTHING I FEEEEEAAAAAAR!" (I strongly suspect that during the singing of this line, Celine was replaced with a cat in heat. Nothing else can explain the screeching.)

It was an okay-ish song the first dozen times I heard it, but it got old fast.

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@joshobra: Of those ten songs, I know one of them. That tells how much current "music" I listen to. Beyond the 1 song I know, I recognize the artist names for 4 more of them and I think I saw the name of one other on my wife's radio once. The remaining 4, for all I know you made up both the artist and the song for your post :)

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Come on people! By far it has to be Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up

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@digitalurbancamo: Are you saying your favorite radio station is youtube?

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@purplefeather: That was going to be my answer as well. I freaking hate that song and they played it at my work about a billion times in the 90s. I hope I never hear it again!

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The one that started making my teeth hurt was Celine Dion singing "My Heart Will Go On" from Titanic. Urgh! Every radio station, every restaurant, every elevator.... I got so sick of it I refused to watch the movie, even when it comes on TV, and I turned down free tickets to see Celine in concert.

No. Just no.

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@belyndag: +100 I still haven't seen the movie...The boat sinks...what else do I have to know? ;-)

Also, the Whitney Houston song, I Will Always Love You. What a horribly overplayed song.

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Never Gonna Give You Up.

Seriously, world, just stop.

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@tippypaws: Speaking of music played at work - I worked at CompUSA back when it was a profitable (and publicly-traded) company. The muzak there played "believe" by Cher at least once an hour, which was pretty bad. Even more annoying eventually was the also overplayed song that was used as a theme for "Dawson's Creek" ... I would actually make overhead pages in the store just to interrupt the song.

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@raider9924: That's a good suggestion, too. I never liked soundgarden, particularly because they could never seem to write a song that was less than 6 minutes long. Considering how few unique lyrics they used in each song they could have cut most of them down to 2 minutes or less than gotten the same message across.

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Dont Stop Belevin by Journey. Seriously, it doesnt need to be played with every small achievement or weekend.

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@jkaleda: "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston. Definitely on the list. Probably an unpopular opinion, but to me that will always be Dolly Parton's song. My mother had an album with her version on it years before Whitney recorded it, and although I'm not a big fan of country music, I've always prefered Dolly's version.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_utP1mGoutQ

(Starts at 0:40.)

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The guitar riff from Smoke on the Water. Don't get me wrong, it's a good riff but people learning to play will play it over. And over. And over.

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At least for overhead music systems in stores:
I Love You Always Forever

I want to vomit every time I hear the song. It's like some rambunctious puppy just can't get enough of someone in some sick and twisted (and almost out-of-breath) way.

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@kamikazeken: I suspected before I clicked, but...well played.

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I am right there with you on the "Broken Dreams" song by Green Day. When it first came out, it seemed my local rock station worked in on an hourly basis, the pop station had it on every half hour, and it was a favorite of the staff at the theater I worked for.

Yet even now, the rock station plays the thing at least 3 times a day (when they think to wedge it in between replays of "Smells Like Teen Spirit".)