2021 Overplayed Songs Review

Aniesa Vasquez

JUN. 7, 2021

In remembrance of the school year coming to a close, I felt it was rather fitting to react to some of the most popular songs streamed this year to round off the year.

In remembrance of the school year coming to a close, I felt it was rather fitting to react to some of the most popular songs streamed this year to round off the year. These songs are based on stream/view counts, not the number of sales they got. A lot of these songs became extremely popular to use as background music in social media and were very overplayed on the radio. So let’s get started!

drivers license - Olivia Rodrigo (Over 230 million streams)
6/10 - Honestly, it wasn't as annoying to listen on its own rather than hearing the same part of the song over and over again on social media. The only reason I rated it lower is because I genuinely could not escape this song for at least a month. I couldn’t go on social media without this song lurking in the shadows at all times.

Peaches - Justin Bieber (26.8 million streams)
6.5/10 - Hear me out, I dislike Justin Biebers songs in general so this type of music wasn’t for me to begin with. But, having a feature of Daniel Caesar was the only saving grace of this song. It’s a catchy song but only because he repeatedly says the same verse at least seven times which got old really quick. Not the worst of Justin Bieber.

MONTERO (Call Me by Your Name) - Lil Nas X (77 million streams)
8/10 - This song deserves a high score for a couple of reasons, the first one being that I really didn’t find this song as overplayed as the other ones, mainly because radio stations were afraid to play this song. The other reason is because I found the controversy around it extremely funny. The music video caused a lot of backlash because it features him essentially becoming the new satan. I thought the song was pretty catchy and I enjoyed that he didn’t repeat the same two lines the entire song.

Kiss Me More - Doja Cat (Over 82 million streams)
8.8/10 - As far as an overplayed song goes, this one really is still pretty catchy. The feature with SZA really tops off the song and really balances out the song. This definitely isn’t my style of music but it deserves the hype that surrounded it. The music video was also very aesthetically pleasing and interesting. It feels like the song on itsit’s own has an entirely different meaning than what the music video portrays.

good 4 u - Olivia Rodrigo (Over 80 million streams)
8/10 - Her songs definitely have a reoccurring theme of heartbreak which becomes more obvious with this song. Since this song was released two weeks ago, it’s not as overplayed as drivers license (yet). The music video was definitely better and this song was a lot more catchy to me. Overall a good song with a central theme and the lyrics weren’t repetitive.