At least a couple of people have listed Vivaldi's Four Seasons. I don't think it's overused. The only programs I can remember to it are Patrick Chan's two LPs and Surya Bonaly's 1998 Olympics LP (which, IIRC, was an old program that she went back to). Are there other programs to it that I can't recall? Is it more a case of not liking it as a vehicle for skating? Not liking the music itself? Just curious.
I don't think Umbrellas of Cherbourg is used much either. V&M's FD to it is one of my favorite programs of theirs.
Like many of you, however, Carmen is #1 on my list. It's wonderful music, but enough already!
Usova and Zhulin's 1992 free dance
Stephane Lambiel's 2006 freeskate
Alexei Yagudin's iconic "Winter" short program from 2002 was a Bond version of a less often used excerpt
I'm sure I've heard a few times from non-elite skaters, so those wouldn't really contribute to oversaturation.
In any case, I wouldn't consider it overused and I like the music so I wouldn't mind even if it were.
To me, music that has been used by a handful of top-10 skaters and a few other international competitors over the course of a decade or two is neither overused nor obscure, but somewhere in between. Maybe it could be considered a "standard" or "known" piece.
I'd say "overused" would apply if there is at least one top-10 skater or team using it almost every year, and often several. Especially if lower ranked skaters also tend to use it.
Sometimes a given piece is overused for a year or two, e.g., after being popularized in a movie, but then fades back to just "standard" status.
Of course, our individual tolerance for the borderline between standard vs. overused can fluctuate depending how much we like the music and also by how often we've been exposed to the same famous program or to programs using the same music used by non-elite skaters.
For full-length musicals, operas, ballets, etc., even symphonies . . . or collections of chamber works like Vivaldi's Four Seasons -- if there are numerous different tunes from the same source that get used in different programs, can we say that some of the tunes are overused while others may remain underused? So if a skater announces "I'm skating to X," and we think "Oh no, not that again," occasionally it will turn out that we won't be (over)familiar with the music once we hear which excerpts they've chosen.
Thought it was funny (for those of you who watch figure skating in the US on Universal Sports) that Tanith Belbin (doubtlessly their best commentator; side comment: hope they soon fire the hopelessly tongue-tied, ineloquent, and generally foolish Peter Carruthers) said Davis & White's Scheherazade FD is "without a doubt" their best ever. Much as I think Tanith is excellent as a commentator, this was one ridiculous claim, if not just for the tired music itself. At least when Asada skated to it recently, it was a non-standard arrangement.
How could I have forgotten? Roxanne!
I don't like the music, but it's the lyrics that really sink the thing. To my ear they're melodramatic and downright crude. One of the celebrities on Dancing with the Stars just used it.