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The 5 Most Overplayed Songs at EDM Festivals

By Sarah Purkrabek

Electric Daisy Carnival goes down this weekend in Las Vegas. We'll be providing coverage as the weekend progresses, never fear.

But will you be there yourself? If you are, expect to hear, well, lots of songs you've heard before. In fact, whether it's Hard, Coachella, or countless other big EDM festivals, we're getting a bit tired of these moments of musical déjà vu.

Here, then, are the five most overplayed songs at festivals today.

5. Krewella - "Alive"

We understand why Krewella made a big splash when they came on the scene: They're the pretty girls (and one guy) who play monster dubstep.

But their original hit, "Alive" is played so often still at shows that's it's no longer nostalgic - it's boring. 4. DJ Snake and Lil Jon - "Turn Down for What"

Sure, it's cool that each verse of this DJ Snake hit is unique. But this go-to turn-up song is losing its novelty, and we're starting to get tired of Lil' Jon's one-liner. 3. Alesso and Sebastian Ingrosso ft. Ryan Tedder - "Calling (Lose My Mind)"

We're happy to have heard Alesso drop his quintessential Swedish house hit, "Calling," live. But it's overkill for every European house DJ to play it as well. 2. Martin Garrix - "Animals"

This song was so good that it got Martin Garrix gigs at international festivals by the time he was 17.

But the emphasis is on was. He's finally getting noticed for more than just "Animals," but at this point we're ready for "Animals" to go away. 1. Tommy Trash and Sebastian Ingrosso ft. John Martin - "Reload"

"Reload" is a crowd pleaser. We're pretty sure it's been played in a set by every main stage DJ at some point.

But enough already. DJs, it's time to cease reloading "Reload" in your song queues.

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Sarah is writer and lover of music and travel. She spends 70% of her time writing, and the other 30% stalking her favorite artists’ tour schedules and plotting her next adventure. When she’s not behind a laptop, you can find her trying out the latest coffee fad, making any excuse to visit the beach, or binge-watching CSI on Netflix.
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