Top 10 Overplayed Songs of 2013


Jeff Blake

Courtesy of MCTCampus

Whenever a new song comes out, it’s usually overplayed then it dies down and no one ever hears it again. However, this past year there have been some extremely overplayed songs that seem to never go away. Here’s my list of the top 10 overplayed songs of 2013:

“I Love It” by Icona Pop – “I Love It” has a catchy tune, until you hear it over and over and over again. Then you realize how incredibly annoying it actually is and that it sounds better if you sing it in a British accent.

“Roar” by Katy Perry – It has a good message but when you hear that message multiple times in an hour, you just don’t want to hear it anymore.

“Gorilla” by Bruno Mars – I loved this song at first, and then I listened to the words. No offense Bruno, but I don’t really care that you make love like a gorilla.

“Cups” by Anna Kendrick – The “Pitch Perfect” movie/YouTube clip is what made this song extremely popular and then every child in America had to learn this song and wanted to perfect the rhythm that you can create with a cup. But what few people know, is that this song was originally performed by Lulu and the Lampshades and is entitled “You’re Gonna Miss Me.”

“We Can’t Stop” by Miley Cyrus – Do I really even have to say anything about this song? Miley’s multiple performances involving twerking and teddy bears says it all in my opinion.  Maybe she can’t stop, but the rest of us sure can stop listening.

“Come and Get It” by Selena Gomez – I never liked this song, unlike the majority on here. Her voice in this song just annoys me and there is no real substance to the song.

“Same Love” by Macklemore – This song was great at first, Macklemore was promoting awareness of how insensitive Americans are to slurs that may offend people, especially towards gay people in his genre of music. In fact, it’s such a great message that every Top 40 radio station feels the need to play it at least a few times a day.

“I Knew You Were Trouble” by Taylor Swift – Like every other Taylor Swift song, it’s catchy. Which makes people request it so they can get over their recent, troubling breakups even though the song played 5 minutes ago.

“Here’s To Never Growing Up” by Avril Lavigne – Avril Lavigne seems like she was trying to make a comeback onto the music scene with “Here’s To Never Growing Up” but that it didn’t quite relaunch her career like she wanted it to because she hasn’t had another successful single out since.

“Royals” by Lorde – How did a 17 year old girl from New Zealand can get so famous in America, even though she’s not exceptionally good live and she has very little stage presence? She could greatly benefit from becoming more comfortable on the stage.