22 January 2013 2:51 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

If familiarity really does breed contempt, then there exists a select set of songs American Idol fans would like to drag into a darkened alley and hurl into a manky dumpster.

Indeed, over the course of 12 seasons, certain offending ditties have become almost inescapable on the show, and their annual arrival feels as welcome as Kim Kardashian at a Mensa meeting.

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The good news is that executive producer Nigel Lythgoe and Fox reality chief Mike Darnell have both expressed amusement — and dare »


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