Admit it, 2017 hasn’t been exactly the best year, music wise. David Bowie died, Chester Bennington died, pop sucked and hip-hop surged. Oh, and country music is still there. So let’s get right to it and take a look at some of the songs this year that we don’t want to EVER listen to again unless we want to tear our ears off. Oh, and just so you know, all (I stress on ‘all’) of these songs aren’t necessarily bad, they’re just ridiculously over-played.
Shape of You by Ed Sheeran
No one’s denying the fact that this is a good song. Probably one of Sheeran’s best, and also his most successful by far. But this song has been on the radio since the year began, it took off in January. And it is STILL on playlists since it’s being revived as year-end lists get compiled. And this person is not having it anymore because the shape of you makes him see stars.
I’m The One by DJ Khaled ft Justin Bieber, Quavo, Lil Wayne and Chance the Rapper
Please, Justin, we will give you our money. We will give you our jewels. Just leave us be. And take Khaled, Wayne, Chance and Quavo with you, y’all didn’t exactly make a gem here!
Swalla by Jason Derulo ft Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla Sign
Jason Derulo is back. That too with a song that every pompous college boy with an Instagram account who’s heard of the ‘Don’t Judge Me’ challenge will spam to death. Nicki is just there and Ty….look, your name is ‘Ty Dolla Sign’, I think you’ve suffered enough.
Despacito by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ft Justin Bieber
Oh God, a tragedy from beginning to end. It’s not like this song was anything to marvel at initially, it just happened to be a Spanish song about partying and womanizing and dry-humping that got popular. But then Luis Fonsi added Justin Bieber, pop’s lowest common denominator, to the list, and the song skyrockets. All I ask the world is…WHY??
Let Me Love You by DJ Snake ft Justin Bieber
And here we go again! This time, he’s the sole vocalist on the DJ Snake track. Again, it’s a pretty good song…at least during the first couple of listens. But when you attend as many parties as I do (not a lot), you get instantly tired. Because this song is played once every 20 minutes for some godforsaken reason!
Something Just Like This by the Chainsmokers ft Coldplay
Finally, a non-Bieber song! All the same, we still hear this too much, especially in a year dominated by the Chainsmokers. Also, is it fair to call this ‘Coldplay’ when all you hear is Chris Martin?
Thunder by Imagine Dragons
Yes, this might be incredibly recent, but it is also incredibly tiring. The chorus is probably one of the most repetitive ones to emerge in recent history and doesn’t exactly exude ‘lyrical genius’. The words ‘thunder’ and ‘lightning’ keep getting repeated like the world was going to end. The effects are just plain annoying to boot, and the song is kind of like a blemish on an otherwise solid album.