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(Pop Matters)   Top 10 overplayed songs by artists you love. Apparently, Soft Cell had more than one song   (popmatters.com) divider line 25
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2012-07-07 08:13:50 PM  
3 votes:
Counting Crows - Big Yellow Taxi

For the love of God stop playing this song. It's not even their song.
2012-07-07 08:43:12 PM  
2 votes:

ThatGuyGreg: The real question here is why in the blue fark are you people still listening to FM radio?



Because when you go under a bridge it doesn't "fuzz out" the way AM does. No static at all.
2012-07-07 08:41:59 PM  
2 votes:

Boc: No radiohead creep? Had to say it meh.



Well, be fair, you can't really single out one specific Radiohead song that is over-played, because all Radiohead songs are over-played, even if they are only played once.
2012-07-07 08:21:43 PM  
2 votes:
Green Day's "Good Riddance".
I hate Green Day so I guess it doesn't really count.
2012-07-07 08:16:03 PM  
2 votes:
Over played?? How about anything by Led Zeppelin.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-07-07 07:41:14 PM  
2 votes:
The real question here is why in the blue fark are you people still listening to FM radio?

Because it's free, easy, and I can listen in my car even if my iPod adapter decides to crash.
2012-07-07 06:34:48 PM  
2 votes:

Di Atribe: What the hell kind of radio stations does this author listen to?


That's what I can't figure out. His radio station of choice plays one Pink Floyd song? One Elton John song? One U2 song. That's extremely improbable. My guess is he either listens on some mobile device, thinks he is tuning in to a radio station, but is actually playing the same playlist over and over again. Or he listens in the car and thinks he is tuning in to a radio station, but there's actually a mixed CD he burned in 1998 stuck in the CD player.
2012-07-07 06:20:51 PM  
2 votes:
U2 has been pigeonholed by Mysterious Ways? On what planet? Losing My Religion is overplayed? And when I think of The Clash, I think of Rock the Casbah. What the hell kind of radio stations does this author listen to?

FTFA: Definitely an important artist whose unfairly stereotyped.

Did I just get sent to a shiatty blog with no editor? I'm just askin questions.
2012-07-07 05:19:28 PM  
2 votes:
Gary Numan and Soft Cell are the only examples that really support the article's point, IMO. For each of the other bands, there are at least one or two other songs that get regular airplay.

The disregard of Numan's catalog is the biggest tragedy; he recorded tons of absolutely amazing stuff.
2012-07-07 04:47:00 PM  
2 votes:
They picked the wrong U2 song. "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" or "One" are more overplayed songs than "Mysterious Ways".

That being said, they also forgot Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes". It's an OK song, but it gives the impression Peter Gabriel is a soft-rock balladeer, which is far from the truth. The fact that I hear "Sledgehammer", a #1 song in the 80s and much more representative of the majority of Peter Gabriel's work, every once in a blue moon, but I have to hear "In Your Eyes" on the radio every other day is somewhat saddening.
2012-07-08 12:33:28 PM  
1 votes:
Pandora's Litterbox
The "classic rock" station that is the only music source allowed at one of the warehouses one of my jobs often requires me to spend many many hours in oddly plays Skateaway about six times per each 8 hour shift. They also play Money For Nothing (with that verse included) about 4 times every 8 hours.So far those are the only two D.S. songs I've heard them air.


wow, you're kidding! that's pretty awesome, them playing "skateaway".
The only D.S. songs I've heard on my local rock radio stations are "Sultans", "Walk of Life", "money for nothing", rarely "romeo and juliet" and the most 'obscure' one being "industrial disease" (maybe not that obscure since it actually was a hit in Canada, much more-so than the US). I don't think I've ever heard "Skateaway" on them.
2012-07-08 10:38:31 AM  
1 votes:

groppet: I do think Sublime is overplayed


Coming from someone who lives in the OC, this might be the understatement of the century. Add RHCP and No Doubt to that list as well. At this point I would happily resurrect that fat fark from Sublime's body just so I could kill him again. And again. And again.
2012-07-08 02:06:43 AM  
1 votes:
"Walk on the Wild Side" is the only Lou Reed/VU song you will ever hear on FM
2012-07-07 10:28:57 PM  
1 votes:

Third_Uncle_Eno: As a Dire Straits fan, I hate to say it, but "Sultans of Swing" and 'Money for Nothing" are overplayed. And unfortunately, they're mostly the songs that the populous knows them for.


True.
Though I'll tell you that Sultans can be a gateway to Telegraph Road if you can find a friend who can show you something beyond the 4 piece frivolity.
Mark played it live on his last tour and damn near brought the house down with the extended solo.
2012-07-07 09:27:56 PM  
1 votes:
I know that music threads sometimes devolve into animosity, when people with good taste in music debate the subtle distinctions between various bands and various styles. Ultimately, there is no way to resolve those debates, because good music will always appeal to people for different reasons. We may never be able to decide which band is "the best ever," but I think that we can at least all agree that every song by Radiohead sucks the corn kernels out of a dead donkey's ass and all of their fans are inbred simpletons with too many chromosomes who should be boiled down and converted to bio-diesel because they will never, ever contribute anything of value to humanity.

I mean at least we can all agree that this much should be uncontroversial.
2012-07-07 08:48:26 PM  
1 votes:
Adding;

The Cure's "Friday I'm in Love"


/Love me some Cure. Hate that song with a passion
2012-07-07 08:31:42 PM  
1 votes:

FeedTheCollapse: I don't think I've heard Mysterious Ways on the radio since it was a new song, or at least not nearly as often as some of U2's other tracks.


I hear it a lot on the Soccer Mom station (they're having a Magic Mike sweepstakes for godsakes), which used to be a pretty good 80's-ish station. I find myself surfing past it most of the time because I still hold out hope for a little cheesy 80's action every once in a while.


kiteless: Why haven't I ever bought a U2 cd? I don't need to. Jump around the stations, you will find ANY one of their songs playing somewhere.


They are the Law & Order of FM radio


ThatGuyGreg: The real question here is why in the blue fark are you people still listening to FM radio?


Because it's free & I still manage to find new things on it sometimes.
2012-07-07 08:30:30 PM  
1 votes:

elwood1972: Over played?? How about anything by Led Zeppelin.


I used to work in an office that played classic rock 90% of the time. You know the one...the "eagle" the "wolf" etc. It seemed as if LZ was playing every 5 songs. I moved to England and lived there for 8 years and considering they are an English band, I didnt hear anything at all about them. Not one note. Not one mention on TV or radio. I come back to the US and and the first thing I hear is "hey hey mama say the way you move...". I wanted to kill myself.
2012-07-07 08:07:53 PM  
1 votes:
I would have gone with Money by Pink Floyd.
2012-07-07 08:01:35 PM  
1 votes:
Came for "Two Princes" and "Don't You Forget About Me".

Meh, whatever.
2012-07-07 07:51:41 PM  
1 votes:
Why haven't I ever bought a U2 cd? I don't need to. Jump around the stations, you will find ANY one of their songs playing somewhere.
2012-07-07 07:49:57 PM  
1 votes:
'The Clash were politically important'?

Where, why and to who/m?

I like 'em but it matters not; they were ever politically important; what legislation did they introduce here or in England? Did they invent any new 'rights'? Did they start and sustain a political party?

No, nope and uh-uh.

Did they write a some good songs and mash-up different genres and get rich in the process? Yup and who could ask for more?
2012-07-07 07:21:06 PM  
1 votes:
The real question here is why in the blue fark are you people still listening to FM radio?
2012-07-07 05:52:38 PM  
1 votes:
The radio stations around here are obsessed with Stand and Shiny Happy People. I think they've forgotten about Losing My Religion.
2012-07-07 04:09:35 PM  
1 votes:
And Hotel California
and Alright Now by Free
and Never Been Any Reason by head East
and the 'Ripped Off like Douche' song
 
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