Thursday, 13th May 2021

Five songs that are so overplayed you'll want to top yourself

AFTER Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol was somehow named as the most-played song this century, here are some others that will make you want to cut off your ears and burn them.

Wonderwall by Oasis

It was tolerably enjoyable in 1995, but that was 24 years ago now and it is still played on heavy rotation and sung at every opportunity by drunk blokes. To this day, no one has the faintest idea what a 'wonderwall' is.

Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey

This gloopy rock anthem had almost faded away until it was resurrected by hideous high school musical show Glee in 2009 and became a firm favourite with pissed-up hen do karaoke nights. It should have been left to die with dignity. Or slowly and painfully.

Hello by Adele

The bland yet mysteriously globally adored Adele honked out this nugget of misery in 2015 and it hasn’t gone away four years later, even though most people who hear it want to stick their head in an oven. Even an electric oven, to toast themselves to death. It’s that bad.

Happy by Pharrell

Is this song constantly playing in every shop in the UK or does it just feel like it? Either way, the ‘happy’ aspect of it wears off once you’ve heard it for the 237,000,000th time and start having detailed fantasies about murdering Pharrell. Let’s see if he’s so ‘happy’ then.

All I Want For Christmas by Mariah Carey

Even though it’s only played during December, everyone on the planet must have heard this song more times than is good for their sanity. Close contender with Noddy Holder and Slade for making you want to impale yourself on a Christmas tree.