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2013-07-21 05:44:25 AM
Well done, Subby.
 
2013-07-21 05:59:03 AM
Most of those I will listen to anyway. Guess I don't burn out on songs like other people do.
 
2013-07-21 05:59:15 AM
I find Free Bird much, much more annoying than Sweet Home Alabama.
 
2013-07-21 06:00:14 AM

CPT Ethanolic: I find Free Bird much, much more annoying than Sweet Home Alabama.


Yeah, Sweet Home Alabama is one I will listen to compulsively. It's just a fun song.
 
2013-07-21 06:01:52 AM
I've hated Brown Eyed Girl since I was 8.

but that write better SHUT THEIR WHORE MOUTH about Blinded by the Light!!! That song comes on and my kids know they better be quiet and that the volume is getting cranked up.
 
2013-07-21 06:06:52 AM

log_jammin: That song comes on and my kids know they better be quiet and that the volume is getting cranked up.


I know the lyrics to the Mannfred Mann version by heart.
 
2013-07-21 06:13:11 AM

Boojum2k: log_jammin: That song comes on and my kids know they better be quiet and that the volume is getting cranked up.

I know the lyrics to the Mannfred Mann version by heart.


yup
 
2013-07-21 07:46:04 AM
Most of those songs were popular 20 years ago or better, it's doubtful they would still get played 15 times a day on the radio so how would you could be sick of them today is beyond me. If I still listened to music I'd be happy to listen to any one of those songs.
 
2013-07-21 08:14:30 AM
Space Cowboy has grated on my nerves since I was a teenager.  That makes this list okay by me.
 
2013-07-21 08:21:33 AM
Sweet Child of Mine.

It's more overplayed than everything on that list combined. Sad thing is it was great. It's the only song I can think of that has been truly ruined by overexposure.
 
2013-07-21 08:32:25 AM

Slaxl: Sweet Child of Mine.

It's more overplayed than everything on that list combined. Sad thing is it was great. It's the only song I can think of that has been truly ruined by overexposure.


Would you believe it's actually the music on a Johnson & Johnson TV commercial?
 
2013-07-21 08:34:57 AM
More Than A Feeling.
 
2013-07-21 08:43:57 AM
The Joker - fun song, slightly overplayed, but it's not turn-off material for me.  Too fun.
Sweet Home Alabama - pretty much opposite of turn-off material for me.
Pour Some Sugar On Me - Mostly neutral on this one.
Brown-Eyed Girl - still loves me some Van, sorry.
Hotel California - Hey article, you spelled "Life in The Fast Lane" wrong.  (And it's not a Lebowski thing, I genuinely hate LITFL.)
Don't Stop Believing - I have friends in a Journey tribute band who hate the fark out of that song.  That's all I has'ta say about that.
You Shook Me All Night Long - Neutral again.
Stairway to Heaven - The world would be a much, much cooler place if they played Frank Zappa's live version of this song instead.
Blinded By The Light -  I don't care what it actually says, it sounds like "wrapped up like a douche."  And I farking HAAAAAATE that song.
Livin' On A Prayer - Sorry, I learned how to sing harmony by copying Jon & Richie, listening through my dad's big ol' 70's headphones early on Sunday mornings.  This'll never get on the list for me.

So for me, at least half this list is stuff I like.  Hell, at one point or another I've played half this list in cover bands.

\maybe the people who make these lists need to add some variety to their radio stations?
 
2013-07-21 08:46:09 AM

dstanley: More Than A Feeling.


I love Boston, but this song is starting to get there.  (Oddly enough, we had an entire conversation in the car last week about how Boston is overplayed here in southern New England.)

\and yes, it's also on the list of overplayed songs I've played in a band.
 
2013-07-21 08:47:16 AM
I HATE "Brown Eyed Girl" and have for years. I'd add "American Pie" to that list. Even Don McLean is sick of that one.
 
2013-07-21 08:50:33 AM
Stairway to Heaven was the theme to my Senior Prom. Hated it then and hate it now.

It has nothing to do with whether I got lucky that night or not, I just think it sucks musically.
 
2013-07-21 09:06:23 AM

Slaxl: Sweet Child of Mine.

It's more overplayed than everything on that list combined. Sad thing is it was great. It's the only song I can think of that has been truly ruined by overexposure.


I see you weren't around when huey lewis and the news were big.
 
2013-07-21 09:10:01 AM

Nabb1: I HATE "Brown Eyed Girl" and have for years.


I'm so glad I'm not the only one.

I just wish I could put into words why I hate it so much.
 
2013-07-21 09:18:06 AM
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2013-07-21 10:09:43 AM

Nabb1: I HATE "Brown Eyed Girl" and have for years. I'd add "American Pie" to that list. Even Don McLean is sick of that one.


Probably misquoting, but I believe the answer to McLean's daughter asking him what the song means was "It means Daddy doesn't have to work another day in his life!" or something like that.
 
2013-07-21 10:22:18 AM
phark Bon Jovi- the rest I can still handle
 
2013-07-21 10:24:57 AM

CPT Ethanolic: I find Free Bird much, much more annoying than Sweet Home Alabama.


I never liked it, until Rob Zombie finally used it perfectly in Devil's Rejects.
 
2013-07-21 10:42:01 AM
Only one of those I agree with is Steve Miller Band. Probably because I hate that sing with the fire of a thousand sons, and will knock over little old ladies and children to get to a radio playing it and change the station.
 
2013-07-21 10:47:48 AM

CPT Ethanolic: I find Free Bird much, much more annoying than Sweet Home Alabama.




This! Even worse is the people who choose to have it played at funerals.
 
2013-07-21 10:49:18 AM

log_jammin: Slaxl: Sweet Child of Mine.

It's more overplayed than everything on that list combined. Sad thing is it was great. It's the only song I can think of that has been truly ruined by overexposure.

I see you weren't around when huey lewis and the news were big.


I've enjoyed listening to them again from time to time.  But they were overplayed.  A lot.
 
2013-07-21 10:52:56 AM
My local classic rock station seems to have latched on to Nirvana's unplugged About a Girl song for the last couple years now. I only listen to the radio when I'm in the car, and usually switch to the only other station worth listening to here. There was a time when both were playing that song at the same time...
Anyway, might be time to renew my satellite subscription. Though they rotate songs like crazy too.
 
2013-07-21 10:53:14 AM
Probably obvious, but anything by Ted Nugent.
My local oldies rock station has made me sick of Springsteen, Thorogood and Aerosmith.
Great bands, but they forget they had songs other than the hits.
/good ones too
 
2013-07-21 10:53:32 AM
A lot of bands used to do something called stairway to free bird where they played free bird and sang stairway to heaven, just to get other out the way.

Let me add anything on bob Marley legend and just once I would like to go to a beach bar without hearing sublime.

And in south America I can really do without the verve.
 
2013-07-21 10:54:37 AM
No Bob Seger?
 
2013-07-21 10:59:19 AM

Pokey.Clyde: Slaxl: Sweet Child of Mine.

It's more overplayed than everything on that list combined. Sad thing is it was great. It's the only song I can think of that has been truly ruined by overexposure.

Would you believe it's actually the music on a Johnson & Johnson TV commercial?


When I first saw that commercial, it cracked me up.  Now, I think I actually like the commercial's version a little more than the original simply because I know it gives Axl a great deal of angst that he will drown with double cheeseburgers and mayonnaise.
 
2013-07-21 11:01:43 AM
If I were called up on to make a list like that, I'd hate to be limited to ten. Anything that is now classified as "classic rock" and has any name recognition these days has been, in my opinion, sickeningly overplayed through the years. But then again, I'm an old motherfarker who was around when that stuff came out, and I thought it was overplayed before it dropped off the charts.

Hendrix, Cream, the "big four" Stones albums, and a handful of Sabbath tracks. Keep that and throw the rest away. (No, I don't really feel quite that extreme about it--except when I'm in a grumpy mood)
 
2013-07-21 11:02:27 AM
I actually heard Stairway to Heaven on the radio on Friday, for the first time in several years. I was so surprised to hear it that I actually listened to the whole thing.

Plus, I figured my kids had probably never heard it.
 
2013-07-21 11:03:54 AM
Whole Lotta Love
 
2013-07-21 11:04:03 AM
I'm okay with all of those bands but Skynyrd. Being proud bigots tends to put a sour taste in my mouth.
 
2013-07-21 11:05:15 AM

Vodka Zombie: Pokey.Clyde: Slaxl: Sweet Child of Mine.

It's more overplayed than everything on that list combined. Sad thing is it was great. It's the only song I can think of that has been truly ruined by overexposure.

Would you believe it's actually the music on a Johnson & Johnson TV commercial?

When I first saw that commercial, it cracked me up.  Now, I think I actually like the commercial's version a little more than the original simply because I know it gives Axl a great deal of angst that he will drown with double cheeseburgers and mayonnaise.


I'd bet that the angst is soothed by the royalty checks.
 
2013-07-21 11:06:28 AM
That's a pretty good list. The easiest way to add to it is to tune to your local Classic Rock radio station. Here that song playing now?  Add it to the list.
 
2013-07-21 11:07:10 AM
And of course by "here" I meant "hear."   I need more coffee.
 
2013-07-21 11:07:36 AM
As a nightly gigging musician, I can totally relate to this list. No matter what city, what venue, or what age, most of these songs always go over. These and Jesse's Girl. Blah.
 
2013-07-21 11:08:07 AM
The first songs that come to mind for me:

Tubthumping
We Are Young
Somebody that I Used to Know
Fly
Walking on the Sun (although I'm coming back around)
Cochise
Fly from the Inside
Gold on the Ceiling
Pretty Fly for a White Guy
Kryptonite
Crazy (Gnarles Barkley)
Seven Nation Army
Somebody Told Me


I keep expecting Thrift Shop to hit that spot, but I still like it a lot.
 
2013-07-21 11:08:24 AM

Cybernetic: Vodka Zombie: Pokey.Clyde: Slaxl: Sweet Child of Mine.

It's more overplayed than everything on that list combined. Sad thing is it was great. It's the only song I can think of that has been truly ruined by overexposure.

Would you believe it's actually the music on a Johnson & Johnson TV commercial?

When I first saw that commercial, it cracked me up.  Now, I think I actually like the commercial's version a little more than the original simply because I know it gives Axl a great deal of angst that he will drown with double cheeseburgers and mayonnaise.

I'd bet that the angst is soothed by the royalty checks.


I don't know.  I can't imagine they're worth much these days.  Probably just enough to buy a jar of sweet, sweet, soothing mayonnaise.
 
2013-07-21 11:09:06 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: I'm okay with all of those bands but Skynyrd. Being proud bigots tends to put a sour taste in my mouth.


Being from Florida doesn't automatically make one a proud bigot.
 
2013-07-21 11:09:12 AM
Why do you need new bands? Everyone knows rock attained. perfection in 1974. It's a scientific fact.
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Also, ♫ ♬ and little early Pearly gave my anus curly whirly, and asked me if I needed a ride !♫ ♬
 
2013-07-21 11:11:41 AM
I'm guessing that most of you who don't consider these songs overplayed are not within earshot of KLOS. Add Heart's "Crazy on You" & Yes "Roundabout" and you have their entire playlist. Unfortunately, for a time they were the only classic eock station in town. Joe Benson was the only one who acknowledged such "fringe" acts as CCR, Dire Straits, and Rush.
 
2013-07-21 11:12:33 AM

FriarReb98: The Joker - fun song, slightly overplayed, but it's not turn-off material for me.  Too fun.
Sweet Home Alabama - pretty much opposite of turn-off material for me.
Pour Some Sugar On Me - Mostly neutral on this one.
Brown-Eyed Girl - still loves me some Van, sorry.
Hotel California - Hey article, you spelled "Life in The Fast Lane" wrong.  (And it's not a Lebowski thing, I genuinely hate LITFL.)
Don't Stop Believing - I have friends in a Journey tribute band who hate the fark out of that song.  That's all I has'ta say about that.
You Shook Me All Night Long - Neutral again.
Stairway to Heaven - The world would be a much, much cooler place if they played Frank Zappa's live version of this song instead.
Blinded By The Light -  I don't care what it actually says, it sounds like "wrapped up like a douche."  And I farking HAAAAAATE that song.
Livin' On A Prayer - Sorry, I learned how to sing harmony by copying Jon & Richie, listening through my dad's big ol' 70's headphones early on Sunday mornings.  This'll never get on the list for me.

So for me, at least half this list is stuff I like.  Hell, at one point or another I've played half this list in cover bands.

\maybe the people who make these lists need to add some variety to their radio stations?


Is that really the list?

Okay, assuming my car stereo didn't die a few years ago....I would still listen to:

The Joker
Sweet Home Alabama
Brown Eyed Girl (even though I prefer Brown Eyed Women)
You Shook Me All Night Long
Blinded By the Light.

Depending on my mood, I might still listen to

Hotel California
Don't Stop Believin'
Stairway to Heaven (assuming Led Zep version - still not tired of the Zappa version)

I never liked the other 2 songs.
 
2013-07-21 11:12:53 AM
If you lived in Milwaukee in the late 80s, the only bands you ever heard were Boston, Kansas, Bob Seger and Bon Jovi.  As a result, I turn the radio off whenever I hear anything from any of those.  I imagine it's what former Gitmo prisoners do when they get home and hear Katrina and the Waves in the wild for the very first time.
 
2013-07-21 11:13:57 AM
Meh, most of that stuff on that list is OK - not my favorite stuff, but not 'poke-out-my-eardrums-with-a-drinking-straw' bad. But as was previously proposed, if you have a radio station that plays those songs so much you get sick of them you need variety in your radio stations. Or at least variety in your music. I have a 32GB USB drive in the stereo of my car that has classical music, swing music, classic r&b, metal, classic rock, 70's music, OTR comedy shows, new age/ambient, bluegrass, Rush, and Genesis. I can always find something to listen to...

People who listen to the same music all the time tend to (*gasp*) get tired of the same music. Especially if it comes from some radio station's list of "Approved Classic Rock songs" like most of the stations owned by the same two or three companies play.
 
2013-07-21 11:19:54 AM
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I know I'm pretty much done with this song...
 
2013-07-21 11:22:45 AM

ReapTheChaos: Most of those songs were popular 20 years ago or better, it's doubtful they would still get played 15 times a day on the radio so how would you could be sick of them today is beyond me. If I still listened to music I'd be happy to listen to any one of those songs.


If you have a classic rock station in your town (it's probably called "the eagle") and you perhaps worked in a place that for whatever reason had it on all day, you would hear all of those songs at least one.  Maybe not "dont stop believing" since its classified as more of an adult contemporary song.
 
2013-07-21 11:25:47 AM
I actually agree with all of those. Some 90s rock is also very tired. Add: Jeremy, Smells Like Teen Spirit, Plush, Spoonman, and Would?.

CSB:
I never heard all of Stairway to Heaven until I was in college. Growing up, my dad would change the channel the second it came on. When I asked why, his only response was that I didn't live in the mid-seventies.
 
2013-07-21 11:27:12 AM

Kurmudgeon: Probably obvious, but anything by Ted Nugent.
My local oldies rock station has made me sick of Springsteen, Thorogood and Aerosmith.
Great bands, but they forget they had songs other than the hits.
/good ones too




George Thorogood? I didn't know any station played him. I love drinking to his music.
 
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