Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by englishbob, Jan 15, 2020.
Hey...don't get all Scroogey on us.
Uh, Huh. I like this one too. I guess it's been covered by a lot of people in a lot of different styles.
You think it's bad now. I worked in FM radio in the seventies and we had to come up with 30% CanCon. It was a real stretch, believe me.
As I recall, it had to meet two criteria to be considered Canadian, like Produced and Recorded in Canada, Written and Produced by Canadians, Written and Performed by Canadians et. etc. A whole lot of the stuff had no other home but Canadian radio.
You Shook Me All Night Long — AC/DC
Brown-Eyed Girl — Van Morrison
Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll — Bob Seger
I loved all three of those songs growing up, but after 3.5 years of working at a hotel front desk and hearing them all at every frigging wedding every frigging weekend, I just can’t abide them anymore. Plus, the Seger tune is the fight song of classic-rockist old farts who think nobody’s recorded a good song since the ‘70s.
I know Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" just from hearing every track on it about 9,000 times. It's a great album that has been massively overplayed.
Slade's Merry Xmas Everybody. It's a cracking Christmas song, compared to most of the others, but I've heard it far too often. I know that it'll be played over and over every Christmas for the rest of my life, and I'll have little choice about having to hear it.
You stated artists you don't have issues with but use the nouns "hate" & "hated"
Please be specific
Who'd have thought that I'd be blessed with the lack of radio stations here in Austria. All the stations here (all 3 or 4) play chart music nonsense on heavy rotation, one is for classical music, one plays alternative mainstream and electronics. And that's it. I haven't heard American Pie, Stairway to Heaven or Don't Worry Be Happy in years! Now I want to hear them again. I even have Don't Worry on vinyl somewhere from back in the day. Landlord says your rent is late, he may have to litigate...
That’s one I’ve never got tired of. Same with Wizzard too. I figure we get 11 months off from them every year so I don’t mind when they come around in December.
Come Out and Play
I hate "American Pie", but its not my example to give, if you read back it was a reply to someone else.
My example was the Bee Gees. I don't hold any grudge against them, I just would rather hear instrumental versions if they are going to be blasted on the airwaves
Do you know what will happen if you put it in a microwave for 2 seconds? You should try it to find out.
Don't sugar coat it. Tell us how you really feel about them.
I just replied to OP thread.
None I can think of, but 95% of my listening is self-selected, so I repeat only as desired.
Any & all hip hop or rap music.
None of it! Ever!!!
Is that a threat?!
I know. Just taking the piss.
Until I dove into this thread I had not thought about that **** since about 1999. On the other hand, Isaac Albeniz beautiful compositions as well as the brilliant playing of Perico Sambeat, Paco De Lucia, and Chano Dominguez fill my spaces on a regular basis. Don't worry, the truly great stuff is always memorable!
Queen. Just in general.
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I've probably heard this song as much as any song but I don't tire of it.
Classic rock radio is what I never need to hear again.
"What I Like About You" and "Start Me Up". Either one just prompts a cringe or grimace from me.
Thankfully I was never exposed to classic rock radio because when I grew up we had none in Germany. But the normal FM radio is hell enough these days and I have successfully suspended myself from it for about fifteen years now (apart from car drives which are rather short most of the time). I only listen to a handful of carefully chosen web stations and my own library these days. Of course I heard a lot of the same radio tracks back in the 80s and 90s and remember to have been annoyed, but time is merciful and these memories have long faded.
So the terms "overplayed" or "worn out" don't really apply to anything I have ever liked. The facts are that my archive has become really big, the variety of net-streams to choose from is almost endless and I'm not listening to music on a daily basis anymore like I used to in my younger years. And this is really letting me appreciate all my favourites whenever I decide to hear them. Haven't listened to "Stairway" or "Hotel California" in about a year now and I can tell you, when they're up again it will get loud because to me these tracks are still fantastic and fresh as ever.
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Some radio guy uses it for his theme music here. When I hear it I know it's time to change the station.
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