Sunday, April 6, 2008

This is the Song That Never Ends...

The subject of this post is "Songs that were played, and played, and played, and played, and played....on the radio - until I got completely sick of them."

Steve's blog reminded me of that with his post today. He mentioned the song "The Rose" by Bette Midler. It was way overplayed in 1980. Another Bette song that was way overplayed..."Wind Beneath My Wings". It's just sappy. And maybe "From a Distance". Okay, enough about the Divine Miss M...

How about "No Such Thing" - John Mayer. Great song, but I'd like it a lot better if I hadn't heard it about a million times when it first came out.

#1 all time over played song.....drumroll please....."You Light Up My Life" by Debbie Boone (1977). I was away at college - and the local radio station - the only one that played top 40 played this without ceasing one day. It was the only song they played. The. Only. Song. I think they did it because it was the Homecoming Theme. It was relentless. Chinese water torture is nothing in comparison. You just couldn't get it out of your head.

So...what song do you wish you could get out of your head?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have to say I've never heard the John Mayer song. Probably because I swore off radio after songs like the other ones in your post. They do tend to run 'em into the ground, don't they?

FWIW, I got here via a search for "47 Ginger Headed Sailors"... just had a hankering to hear that clip from Jeeves and Wooster this morning.

Cheers
John

crashhanna said...

I wish I could have found the Jeeves and Wooster version of "47 Ginger Headed Sailors" - but it wasn't for lack of trying.

Samurai Mom said...

No, I am sorry but you are wrong. the most over played song ever is My Heart will go on - by Celine Dion it was the only song played in 1998, the only song. I am sure there were entire radio stations devoted to this one song.

crashhanna said...

My Heart will go on and on and on and on.....yuk

Keira said...

I get a "Cheating Side of Town" stuck in my head all the time.

I knew a guy at BYU that Nathan and I worked with that would sing it constantly.