Thank you over saturated radio play! You have successfully made me hate popular music! But you know why it’s so popular? Because you play the same song every 15 minutes, for weeks and months on end until a song I once loved to listen to has to now be taken off my iPod so I don’t live in a perpetual hell of repeat! Bastards! But I must admit this list was far too easy for me to compile even by my standards. Also, it is not long enough! I only got to 20 before my brain started coming out of my ears like common sense from a teenage boy at his first strip club! With that said, I give you my picks for the top 20 songs you used to love but, thanks to an over saturation on public radio, you now hate so very, very much. I will admit that a few of these I could totally drunk karaoke to so I can’t give up on them entirely while others…I have my reasons.
Supermassive Black Hole – Muse
I used to love Muse. I thought they were an awesome band with a great sound…until Twilight. Remember that one? This song was, for some reason, put onto the soundtrack of one of the highest grossing soul destroying movies of all time! Now, when this song plays, I have a teenager squeal about, “This was playing when Edward was playing baseball!” and I’m over here going “What?”
My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
I still like this song…in moderation. I am so happy this song is nearly 20 years old and doesn’t really play on the radio that much anymore. When I was in high school it was this song, commercial, 2 other songs then this song again. I loved that SNL skit that made fun of it…cause I couldn’t like it so I might has well have made fun of it.
Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nivana
Three words : FUCK THIS SONG! I have heard this song at least a million times! I’m not saying it’s bad, not at all. This is a great Nirvana song…that radio stations play everyday at least a dozen times! Why?! There is so much more music made everyday to ignore it just to try to get Kurt Cobain to come back to life people!
Free Bird – Lyrnyrd Skynyrd
I’m from Jacksonville, FL…where this band is from. Pity me all you wish. I did get to see them in concert and they were spectacular…all 15 minutes they played this song.
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
And now we have a song that represents E! Entertainment TV…yay. This is a recent addition and there are at least three major radio stations that play this every hour plus I get to hear it on TV when I choose to watch it.
Welcome to the Jungle – Guns n’ Roses
There are some great songs off this bands debut album…and we get to hear this one everyday. I love GnR but heaven help me if I can’t get Slayer on the radio!
Tainted Love – Soft Cell
If it’s not this version it’s Marilyn Manson’s and I would love for it to stop!
The Freshman – The Verve Pipe
I didn’t even like this song when it came out! Please, just please, stop playing this retched song!
Rain – Blind Melon
This one ranks up there with Nirvana since both front men are gone and the fans won’t let them leave. I always found this song a bit annoying at times and all I see is a dancing bumblebee and that’s damn close to clowns!
Hotel California – The Eagles
This is just one song by this band I choose to include. Now, this is one of those that I could tolerate since I always visualize a horror movie when I hear it but it is still way overplayed!
Love Shack – B-52’s
Come Together – The Beatles
Sooooo, I’m not a huge Beatles fan. There I said it! But I do know that they had a lot of hit singles so why on Anne Rice’s burning crucifix is this the only one they play!?
Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
I get that this is a one hit wonder but for the love of Winter Soldier why do we always have to have a vocabulary lesson when we hear it. Yes, I do know what “moot” means you uncouth ass!
Livin on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
This is one I can still jam out to but I would prefer another song off the “Slippery When Wet” album..mainly Raise Your Hands!
Bohemian Rhaspsody – Queen
I’m saying nothing bad about them…just that DJ’s play this song too much. Love you Freddie!
Good Riddance (Time of your Life) – Greenday
Like The Freshman, this song is horrible to me. I immediately change the station when I hear it and I have no regrets of doing so.
American Pie – Don Cochran
(By the way: totally jamming out to that Bon Jovi mentioned above) So this is a one hit wonder that was also a “historical” song. Sadly, no matter how many time you play it on the radio today, it’s not going to get the younger generation to understand it with repeated saturation.
Jack and Diane – John Mellencamp
I think this song has been playing steadily on the radio for the last 30 years or so. He’s released a lot more albums DJ’s…please listen to those too.
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
And so good had to put two on this list! I live in the south, if they don’t play this song I think many people get offended…not me, but people.
Drops of Jupiter – Train
Anything by this band can stop playing right about now please. No more pain…no more.