We’re about to end the decade, and surely, there will be debates coming up what the best songs of the entire 2010’s will be. People have plenty of different opinions, but anyone who doesn’t think it’s Sarah Geronimo’s “Kilometro” is wrong. That being said, there are a lot of songs that are songs that, good or bad, we just ended up getting sick of in 2019.
Just like Marie Kondo who we’re happy to Kondo out of our lives after she tried selling us $100 gemstone-infused bottles that weren’t Time, Space, Power, Mind, Soul, and Reality, here now are 8 songs that we hope to never hear again as we usher in the new decade.
8. “Never Really Over” – Katy Perry
Why It Needs To Go Away: Sorry, Katy Perry. This “comeback” isn’t working out. Maybe try again next year? Now don’t get me wrong, I think when Katy Perry hits it right out of the park, she crushes it, but this particular song just really didn’t do it for me, and given how poorly it charted compared to her other hits, even she has to admit she could do better. Still, not a bad attempt, especially since her lyrics are definitely more “The One That Got Away”-esque here than, ummm, “I Kissed A Girl”-esque.
7. “Thank U, Next” – Ariana Grande
Why It Needs To Go Away: Thank you, Ariana. Great song. Next. Considering how this lady never seems to run out of great songs to have on circulation, it boggles my mind why this one, of all her songs, was the one that ended up sticking around for so long. If only “God Is A Woman” had this longevity, I’d be much happier, but no. It’s one of her less interesting ones, even if her meh songs are generally better than the average fare on the radio.
6. “I Don’t Care” – Ed Sheeran feat. Justin Bieber
Why It Needs To Go Away: Why is it that anything Ed Sheeran comes up with just needs to be overplayed on the radio?!? I don’t care! Please stop playing the song to the point where instead of liking it, I’m driven to a life-long quest of forever hating the song from its opening riff because I’ve heard the bloody song so many times I know it from the first note. Here’s looking at you, too, “Thinking Out Loud” and “Perfect.”
5. “Without Me” – Halsey
First time I saw the music video for the song, I thought “Is that P!nk, and did she just ridiculously age backwards?!?” Then it turns out, nope, it’s the singer from the Chainsmokers hit that I’ve been sick of since 2016. Unfortunately, when the song plays, I, I, I, can’t stop. No I, I, I, can’t stop. “Without Me,” on the other hand, is plain unmemorable and just leaves me empty inside every single time I hear it.
4. “How Do You Sleep” – Sam Smith
Oh. Did I say Sam Smith? I meant GirlTrends.
Now. Do I need to even explain this? I sure hope not.
3. “Neneng B” – Nik Makino
It’s 2019, and we’re still not done with pickup lines? Why universe, why? And seeing the female they hired smile nervously and awkwardly as she pretends to enjoy Nik Makino’s advances just really screams someone is out of touch with how the world works in frigging 2019. And no, I’m not even covering the misogyny right now: just how out of date and out of touch this song really, really is! This song should hang out with “Blurred Lines,” and sit the hell down.
2. “Señorita” – Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello
Hey, Camila. I loved it when they called you Señorita the first 500 times, too. Then I heard the song another 7,000,000 times, and I wanted you to go back to Havana Ohnana and just stay there.
I’m calling it: Camila Cabello is the female Ed Sheeran—an artist whose great songs get overplayed until they stop being great.
1. “Nasa Puso” – Janine Berdin
As Kadenang Ginto rose to memetic heights with each twist and turn in the soap, this song, this song. It’s the “Huwag Ka Nang Umiyak” of 2019, for crying out loud. And as much as I love this song, and as much as Janine Berdin crushed her rendition of this, wow. Not a day goes by when you don’t hear this song.
If they have no plans of ever ending this show much like they never did with Ang Probinsyano, is it too much for them to go find a new theme song to work with? Even Cardo switched things up with “Illigtas Kita” in 2018, so maybe Janine can sing something new? Please?
What overplayed songs have you gotten sick of?