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Old 07-03-2019, 09:14 AM
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Yeah, never need to hear 'Piano Man' again...


...or 'American Pie'.
Again, life is way too short and those songs are way too long.
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Old 07-03-2019, 09:33 AM
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What kills me is that there's "Classic Badass Rock" and "Classic Crappy Rock". But only one of those two get played these days. Whenever I have to hear one of those stations, I always get my hopes up for a second when an artist's name is mentioned, only to have them dashed by hearing their one or two Middle Of The Road songs that get airplay over and over.

Case in point "We'll be right back with more fart jokes, but first, some Steve Miller Band..." (Wow! Hope it's an early track, or maybe the jazzy stuff he did with Ben Sidran...) Nope, Fly Like An Eagle. Again.

That was from the day I tried listening to twenty minutes of a "morning drive time" station. I clicked back to NPR when I realized that I could feel my IQ slipping a notch every time the DJs laughed over a song...
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Old 07-03-2019, 09:34 AM
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Just thought of three more that I file in the trash heap as Hey There Delilah:

Deep Blue Something - Breakfast at Tiffany's
Tal Bachman - She's So High Above Me
Blessid Union of Souls - Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me For Me)

Not sure if these came out around the same time and it was the trend to sound like an emasculated weenie or if I just mentally house them together because they all illicit the same response from me (anger. unreasonable, irrational anger).
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Old 07-03-2019, 09:45 AM
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...or 'American Pie'.
Again, life is way too short and those songs are way too long.
We saw a guy in Nashville cover "American Pie" just like he learned it from an old 45 -- a couple of skips and repeats, plus a 30-second gap in the middle from when he had to turn the record over. Genius.
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Old 07-03-2019, 10:19 AM
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I was in a (male) gay bar once, and Madonna's version of American Pie came on. When you hear a bar full of gay men screaming "Turn it off!" at a Madonna song, you know it's really bad.
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Not sure if these came out around the same time and it was the trend to sound like an emasculated weenie or if I just mentally house them together because they all illicit the same response from me (anger. unreasonable, irrational anger).
The ultimate emasculated weenie song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92oT9rvnr_E
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Old 07-03-2019, 11:32 AM
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The ultimate emasculated weenie song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92oT9rvnr_E
Grrrrrrrrr. Brought to you by the same wankers who are responsible for the asinine Baby I'm-a Want You. In fact, looking over Bread's catalog, I think we can safely say they are the definitive "Soulless Whinger" band of their time.
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Old 07-03-2019, 11:38 AM
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I think this is a gross oversimplification. I don't believe it's "go-to" for everyone, and for those who are partial to it, there is an element of nostalgia. So it seems to me you're mistaken on both counts.

There are many genres of music today, and each one has its own following. At the same time, there's a lot of overlap. I'm not confined to any one style or artist, and what I listen to is determined by my mood. I can enjoy music from all decades equally, and I do.
When did I say classic rock was a "go-to" for everyone? My beef is not that it's some dominant genre that stops you (or anyone) from enjoying others -- my beef is that it's a genre at all. There's no major difference between mainstream rock recorded from 1966-86 and that recorded since then, except that a huge slab of people (most of them from a particular demographic) grew up with it and continue to prefer it.

Yeah, I like it, too -- as long as I also get to hear other genres and other eras. But when someone says their favorite music is classic rock, it's like they closed their mind to new ideas (musical and otherwise) 30 years ago.
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I was in a (male) gay bar once, and Madonna's version of American Pie came on. When you hear a bar full of gay men screaming "Turn it off!" at a Madonna song, you know it's really bad.
When that song was released, radio stations were being bombarded with requests to NOT play it.
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Oi! You can't touch The Hutch!
I loved that song, at the time, but keep in mind that I was 13 years old.

Found out later that he was a coke-addled wife-beater.
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Old 07-03-2019, 04:43 PM
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I like "Brandy," too. Definitely a song of its time, but a sentimental favorite of mine.
Hey, don't nobody knock "Brandy"!

On the other hand ...

Two convicts are facing execution. For his last request, the first guy asks to hear this song one last time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byQIPdHMpjc

The second guy says "Please, kill me first!"
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Rolling in the Deep is a good song, but much of Adele's catalog is the very definition of caterwauling.
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Old 07-03-2019, 07:52 PM
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Hey, don't nobody knock "Brandy"!

On the other hand ...

Two convicts are facing execution. For his last request, the first guy asks to hear this song one last time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byQIPdHMpjc

The second guy says "Please, kill me first!"
I did clinicals on an Indian reservation in the spring of 1994, and they had a community radio station where anyone who wanted a show could have one, within reason of course. There were some kids who came in after school and played music, and the #1 request was that song as performed by
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One of my preceptors said, "What the hell is this crap?"

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Old 07-03-2019, 08:24 PM
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I did clinicals on an Indian reservation in the spring of 1994, and they had a community radio station where anyone who wanted a show could have one, within reason of course. There were some kids who came in after school and played music, and the #1 request was that song as performed by
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One of my preceptors said, "What the hell is this crap?"

lol
Back in the 1990s, I worked at one of Moscow's first commercial radio stations. I did the news five nights a week while the DJ (an American) played Adult Contemporary. During the station breaks, I'd check the AP wire at my work station, which was in a room shared with the Russian staff.

One night, the Russians were playing this song when I came in to check the wire:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEZHVoTFt8o

I immediately said "What the hell is this crap?" in my best Butt-Head imitation.

Thirty seconds later, my DJ walked in and immediately said "What the hell is this crap?"

The Russians in the room (who all understood English) convulsed in laughter!
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Old 07-03-2019, 11:54 PM
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Have we had Lukas Graham's "Seven Years" yet? Man that song sucks butt. Especially since there seems to be a serious contingent of people who LIKE it and insist on PLAYING that bunch o' crap on the radio ALL THE TIME (ok, not so much now as two years ago ... but we're still not safe from it)
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What if 73% of all music makes me want to stick pencils in my ears? Or, like, Bluto - a pencil up each nostril?
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Old 07-04-2019, 12:29 AM
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What if 73% of all music makes me want to stick pencils in my ears? Or, like, Bluto - a pencil up each nostril?
Seven years of college down the drain!
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Indeed.
And speaking of that, I could lodge a good #2 HB where the sun don't shine after hearing the Animal House theme song , sung by buddy who brought us: "On and on...She just keeps on trying / and she smiles when she feels like crying", and was the proto-hippy on the basement stairs whose guitar gets bashed in by Bluto.

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... was the proto-hippy on the basement stairs whose guitar gets bashed in by Bluto.
Heheheheh. A highpoint of Western cinema: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8V_hCqO6UQs
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Yesterday, for the first time in ages, I heard Tony Orlando & Dawn's Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree.

'Nuff said.
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Old 07-08-2019, 11:11 AM
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Bruce Springsteen's "I'm On Fire" creeps me out. I haven't heard it all the way through in years.
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Old 07-08-2019, 11:16 AM
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Firefalls You Are The Woman That I've Always Dreamed Of is pencil worthy
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Firefalls You Are The Woman That I've Always Dreamed Of is pencil worthy
That sure jogged my memory. 70s cloying schlock at its best....I mean, worst.
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Old 07-13-2019, 09:02 AM
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Nobody's mentioned Rod Stewart? Anything by Rod Stewart.

Especially "Tonight's The Night." I need a whole forest of pencils for that one.

C'mon angel my hearts on fire
Don't deny your man's desire
You'd be a fool to stop this tide
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Midnight at the Oasis by Maria Muldaur. 'Nuff said.....
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First thing that came to mind was Silver Conventions "Fly Robin Fly". Made the mistake of checking out the video for it and now can't get the flipping song out of my head. AARRRGGHHHHH!!!!!
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I liked Styx's "Come Sail Away" the first dozen or so times I heard it. No more.
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First thing that came to mind was Silver Conventions "Fly Robin Fly". Made the mistake of checking out the video for it and now can't get the flipping song out of my head. AARRRGGHHHHH!!!!!
When I was a kid, hearing that playing on a tinny radio, I always thought it was "Fly rocket, fly".
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Old 07-15-2019, 12:37 PM
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I liked Styx's "Come Sail Away" the first dozen or so times I heard it. No more.
Yeah, it sure was the wallpaper of background noise of the 70s, as was ragtime piano music was in the early decades of the 20th century. Overplayed, but at least it was lively, and even "swung" a little.

'Babe', on the other hand made me have to fight the urge to throw up in my mouth every time I heard it...which was too damned often.
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That song that goes "One eight seven seven Kars for Kids..."
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Old 07-15-2019, 01:38 PM
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I liked Styx's "Come Sail Away" the first dozen or so times I heard it. No more.
Part of the song is badass. If you find an edit that keeps the guitars and minimizes the keyboards, tell me.

I wonder how the rest of the band felt, standing around for 2 1/2 minutes doing nothing while Mr Ego sings and strokes his keys.
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Midnight at the Oasis by Maria Muldaur. 'Nuff said.....
When I first heard that song back in the day, I LOATHED it. I HATED IT. and here it is decades later, and I now really like it, a semi-erotic jazzy fantasia....It's much like my history of cilantro. Hated it forever....and somehow today I can't get enough. Tastes change.
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Hey, don't nobody knock "Brandy"!

On the other hand ...

Two convicts are facing execution. For his last request, the first guy asks to hear this song one last time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byQIPdHMpjc

The second guy says "Please, kill me first!"
It's even worse in Spanish (I think, both make me want to run to the hills.)

https://youtu.be/2MA74Wr7ywc
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It's even worse in Spanish (I think, both make me want to run to the hills.)

https://youtu.be/2MA74Wr7ywc
Wow! We're really plumbing new depths of pure wretchedness here!
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Has anyone mentioned the Police - Every Breath You Take? God but that is totally unacceptable in modern day.
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Has anyone mentioned the Police - Every Breath You Take? God but that is totally unacceptable in modern day.
Yeah, everyone was a sick pervert way back in 1983.
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I didn't like "Old Time Rock and Roll" by Bob Seger back when it was first released, and it's been played so much since then that my hatred has only grown.
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LOL. So many "great" songs here=)

I don't really like 'Toy" by Netta. Just don't understand that strange sounds in the beginning.
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I actually was called a few years ago as a referral to photograph a house party here in the Chicago suburbs. I gave my standard (competitive) rate, and the person hosting the party tried to get me to lower my rate because the singer of the Plain White T's would be performing there. I was this tempted to quote an even higher rate. Needless to say, I did not do that job.
My oldest went to high school with them and even she didn't buy their CD.

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the Beach Boys' "Kokomo"
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I also want to pre-emptively defend "Brandy," because someone's bound to bring it up, but I've always thought it was a near-perfect (though patronizing) slice of 70s pop-soul.
That it is, but that doesn't mean it's not unlistenable dreck.

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Old 07-25-2019, 08:33 AM
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Is there anything redeeming about Rick Springfield's "Jesse's Girl"???
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Is there anything redeeming about Rick Springfield's "Jesse's Girl"???
Maybe, but the point is probably moot.
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Guys.

Seriously?

Sit through this. All the way. You'll be glad you have "Brandy" and "All Out of Love" to come back to.

This song has the immortal lyric "There's only one of you. That's the funnest part of you." Just brilliant, that, rhyming "you" with "you". And to think that guy from Panic! At The Disco is a part of this.

(Just don't put me on your ignore list for this. After all, it's consistent with the thread topic.)

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Maybe, but the point is probably moot.
Cute.
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Guys.

Seriously?

Sit through this. All the way. You'll be glad you have "Brandy" and "All Out of Love" to come back to.
"But one of these things is not like the others
Like a rainbow with all of the colors"


I- Ah... What?
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I actually can tolerate most of the songs mentioned (but hey, I'm 66 and have had time to build up an immunity), but four make my 'hit the button as fast as I can' list.

Having my Baby - Paul Anka (mentioned multiple times before)

Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band (this makes Muskrat Love bearable)

I've Never Been to Me - Charlene (Possibly the worst lyrics in the history of Western Civilization)

IN the year 2525 - Zager and Evans. Why?

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OK, Elvis and Frankie Valli, I can take 'em or leave 'em, but "Walk Like a Man," and, "Hound Dog," make my ears bleed. Why? The back-up singers.
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