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Most overplayed songs
« on: May 20, 2011, 08:23:13 PM »
Just as the title says. When it comes to terrestrial radio, which particular song(s) do you feel get played way too much?

For me, it starts and ends with Bon Jovi's Livin' on a Prayer. Heard this on the radio twice today (same station); once on my way to work, and again on my way home. Saying that I cannot fucking stand this thing would be a bit of an understatement. For the life of me, I cannot see the appeal. Even for Bon Jovi's sake, they've certainly done better.

Sooooo... yeah. Discuss.

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Re: Most overplayed songs
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2011, 08:27:02 PM »
"Don't Stop Believin'".

I do envy the royalties Journey makes off of that. Between the millions of times it's been on the radio, plus shows like Family Guy, the Sopranos, Laguna Beach and especially Glee, the band must make at least a third of their annual earnings off of that one song.
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2011, 08:33:20 PM »
I hate Bon Jovi. Hate.

I don't listen to the radio or watch television enough to name much of anything, honestly.

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Re: Most overplayed songs
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2011, 08:37:40 PM »
Smells Like Teen Spirit

The song isn't even that good. Play something else. I usually end up physically gasping when I hear Lithium or In Bloom being played on the radio. 9/10 it's "here's Nirvana" followed by that same tired riff.
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Re: Most overplayed songs
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2011, 08:43:29 PM »
"Enter Sandman is too overplayed. Let's play Smells Like Teen Spirit!"

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Re: Most overplayed songs
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2011, 08:57:03 PM »
Oh yeah, just thought of one. That fucking Obey Your Master song by Metallica gets played at least twice a day on the radio here. Does shit like that seriously pass as music for some people?

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Re: Most overplayed songs
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2011, 09:15:32 PM »
Anything from Creed. Just... anything.

This band is so horrible. Everything they have ever done is an assault on my eardrums... and yet, almost every damn radio station in the world just HAS to throw some of this garbage into their daily playlists. There is no escaping it. Heck, even classic rock stations are to play them now.

Look, I don't mind if the classic stations start dabbling in 90's stuff; that's not the point. Pearl Jam is fine with me... but Creed? No. Just... no.

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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2011, 09:18:55 PM »
Yeah, I hate when my classic rock station plays Creed, too. That's just too recent to play. I even feel the same way with Californication-era RHCP, and I still like some of that.

For more recent examples, "Firework" by Katy Perry needs to die, preferably not by the firework-spouting bra that she wears in the video. It deserves a more painful death.
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Re: Most overplayed songs
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2011, 10:47:45 PM »
Speaking of "new", I've heard no less than three different covers of Rebecca Black's Friday over the past week, while walking around in various locals that have the typical "soft rock/variety" stations playing over microphone.

While no specific version is overplayed, the fact that this song as a whole (even if it isn't being sung by Black) is making it onto radio airwaves as much as it is is more than a little irritating to me. No one singer can make lyrics this bad sound good; I akin this a lot to the Merrie Melodies segments of the new Looney Tunes series. The lyrics are awful; they don't work. NOTHING can make these work. I implore the music industry to stop trying already, and just let this thing die.

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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2011, 11:14:14 AM »
"Plush" has got to be up there as well, either the original or Unplugged version. Even the top 40 station here still pulls that out every now and then.

On the other side of Velvet Revolver, my classic rock station loves playing GNR's "Live and Let Die" cover a lot. I don't get why, it's so bloody boring, even by the band's standards.
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Re: Most overplayed songs
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2011, 11:41:39 AM »
Creed would be okay if they didn't treat them like a One Hit Wonder.

Love Story - Taylor Swift, although I have personal reasons why I like it, but they airplay this more than all her other singles combined

some oldies that you never have to buy the single for:
Changes - Fleetwood Mac (or Dixie Chicks version, who cares)
Simple Minds - Don't you forget about me - first song to be brought up whenever it's time for retro 80s music.
Kool and the Gang - Celebration
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive   /  ABBA - Dancing Queen    - this even outlasts the Spice Girls in overplay
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« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2011, 11:53:55 AM »
The thing is, they don't treat them like a one-hit wonder- all of Creed's songs really sound like that. You can probably hear about 3-5 different songs of theirs on the radio and won't be able to tell the difference.
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« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2011, 12:47:39 PM »
I only hear their two big songs; I'd be very surprised if stations bother with more than that unless they're local to that band. As for other songs sounding the same, that can be said about many bands. It ain't a Bad Religion song unless it has those core chords.

Green Day - Time of your life  - they make a musical on a later album but those songs never get played; they'd rather play the thing that sounds like that Indigo Girls song.

At least overplayed songs can get "rick-rolled" status someday.
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Re: Most overplayed songs
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2011, 01:28:13 PM »
Oh yeah, just thought of one. That fucking Obey Your Master song by Metallica gets played at least twice a day on the radio here. Does shit like that seriously pass as music for some people?
What, "Master of Puppets"?  Haven't met too many people that hated that song as much as I do, usually I get incredulous responses, because apparently people think it's one of the greatest songs ever written or something.

I don't know, I'm trying to think of some, but I really haven't listened to radio in ages; I've been moving around too much to get sucked into any radio stations.  I do remember hating songs like "All Right Now" by Free, "Fly by Night" by Rush, and "TNT" by AC/DC(actually pretty much anything by AC/DC, except Highway to Hell, I'm pretty much burnt out on by this point) because of how much the classic rock stations in Boise used to play them, but that was a while ago so I don't know.

And I still like "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)", I don't care how much airplay it gets.  Remember, a few years ago the only Green Day you could hear was "Boulevard", "Holiday", and "Wake Me Up When September Ends", so I don't think it's that bad.  I guess the radio realized 21st Century Breakdown wasn't as marketable as American Idiot was; really the only song that made an impact was "21 Guns".
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« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2011, 07:50:17 PM »
And 21 Guns is total Bowie rip. Yes, I still hate that album.

I long for the days when they'd play Brain Stew/Jaded and not cut the second half of the song off. I actually remember when When I Come Around was overplayed as hell, now no one plays it. Same with 1979.

Compared to what they're overplaying now, I wish they would bring those back. Champagne Supernova, too.
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