"Oh no, that song's on again?" If that how you feel when certain tunes come on the radio and you can't run fast enough to turn them off, congratulations; you have more than likely experienced one of the 10 most overplayed songs from this decade. From Katy Perry to Robin Thicke, some songs are great the first time you hear them, okay by the tenth play, but when you've heard that song for the hundredth time you would rather sit in silence! These 10 most overplayed songs certainly get in your head if not, under your skin!
Catchy and wonderful, that's what "California Gurls," the lead single from Katy Perry's third album, Teenage Dream (2010) was. Supported by rapper Snoop Dogg, Perry had an instant hit on her hands with this sweet ode to the land of her birth. Everyone else caught "California" fever too, when in 2010, the song received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. The tune was also lauded by industry bible Billboard as one of the 30 Summer Songs of All Time.
If there were ever a song directly straight to the heart of its core demographic, pre-teens and teenagers, ages 8-16, One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" was certainly it. "You're insecure, don't know what for, you turn heads when you walk through the do-o-o-r."
Buoyed by the backing of hit maker Simon Cowell, the tune debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, after setting a Sony Music Entertainment pre-order record and selling 153,965 copies in its first week. It also topped the Irish and Scottish charts, and reached the top ten on the Australian and New Zealand charts. It peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold over four million copies in the US by January 2013. It is now considered one of the best-selling singles of all time.
The original ukulele sound of "Hey, Soul Sister" was not an original component to this mind-numbing tune by the band Train. With esoteric lyrics such as, "Your lipstick stain, on the front lobe of my left side brain...," "Soul Sister" was the lead single from the band's fifth studio album, "Save Me, San Francisco" and the song reached number 3 on the Billboard charts. and is their highest charting song to date. It was the top-selling song on iTunes Store in 2010. The song is one the biggest-selling digital single by a rock band since Nielsen Sound Scan began tracking download sales in 2003.
As if looking and listening to Redfoo wasn't bad enough, LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" seemed to be everywhere in 2011, from house parties, to Bar Mitzvahs, to clubs. You know a song has reached its popularity peak when your grandparents can groove to it. The single went to number one in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United Kingdom as well as the United States. It also reached the top five in Norway and Italy. Anthem is also the third best-selling digital song in US history.