These 15 Songs Have The Most Repetitive Lyrics Of All Time All Time All Time All Time

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Songwriting is a pretty tough business, but we guess even superstars get lazy. If you’re going to cut corners, the first place to start is the lyrics! Tons of songs have been written by the lyricists essentially hitting “cut-and-paste” over and over, but that hasn’t stopped them from becoming hits. Still, they tend to annoy the living hell out of us.

Which songs are the most repetitive of all time? Let’s find out! For purists out there, we’ve decided to just keep it to words that have been sung over and over again. Therefore, no samples (sorry, Daft Punk), and no nonsense syllables (sorry, “Hey Jude”). Head up to the gallery above to see picks from Rihanna, Beyonce, and (everybody’s favorite) Chumbawamba. Good luck getting them out of your head…

  • 1 “Roxanne”
    A&M
    Artist: The Police

    Lyric: “Roxanne”

    Number of Times Repeated: 27

  • 2 “Tubthumping”
    Universal
    Artist:“Chumbawamba”

    Lyric: “I Get Knocked Down…” you know the rest.

    Number of Times Repeated: 28

  • 3 “Let It Be”
    Apple
    Artist: The Beatles

    Lyric: “Let It Be”

    Number of Times Repeated: 36

  • 4 “Say (What You Need To Say)”
    Aware/Columbia
    Artist: John Mayer

    Lyric: “Say What You Need To Say”

    Number of Times Repeated: 36

  • 5 “New Day Rising”
    STS Records
    Artist: Husker Du

    Lyric: “New Day Rising”

    Number of Times Repeated: 37

  • 6 “Womanizer”
    Jive Records
    Artist: Britney Spears

    Lyric: “Womanizer”

    Number of Times Repeated: 39

  • 7 “I’m Your Captain”
    Capitol Records
    Artist: Grand Funk Railroad

    Lyric: “I’m Getting Closer To My Home”

    Number of Times Repeated: 41

  • 8 “My Name Is”
    Aftermath/Interscope
    Artist: Eminem

    Lyric: “My Name Is”

    Number of Times Repeated: 48

  • 9 “She Got A Donk”
    Interscope Records
    Artist: Soulja Boy

    Lyric: “She Got A Donk”

    Number of Times Repeated: 49

  • 10 “My Humps”
    A&M
    Artist: The Black Eyed Peas

    Lyric: “My Hump”

    Number of Times Repeated: 55

  • 11 “Halo”
    Columbia
    Artist: Beyonce

    Lyric: “Halo”

    Number of Times Repeated: 67

  • 12 “Surfin’ Bird”
    KOMA Records
    Artist: The Trashmen

    Lyric: “Bird”

    Number of Times Repeated: 85

  • 13 “Lovely Day”
    Columbia
    Artist: Bill Withers

    Lyric: “Lovely Day”

    Number of Times Repeated: 95

  • 14 “Birthday Cake”
    Def Jam
    Artist: Rihanna

    Lyric: “Cake”

    Number of Times Repeated: 106

  • 15 “This Is The Song That Doesn’t End”
    PBS
    Artist: Lambchop

    Lyric: “This Is The Song That Doesn’t End, Yes It Goes On And On My Friend…”

    Number of Times Repeated: Infinity

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