We here at alancross.ca try to keep perspective on things. We tend to be rather positive when it comes to music and while we could just crap all over music we don’t like or are sick of, we instead go the high road and just promote the stuff we like.
Except for today.
Today I have permission to burn off some of that anger that swells up whenever I’m stuck in a car for a few hours and my mp3 player’s battery dies. Today we list the songs that aren’t necessarily bad (although a few are) but have just been over played so much in various realms of media that you now hate them. Yes, it’s the Top Ten Songs You Used To Love (but now hate due to over-saturation)!
10) Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow – Picture
I can almost listen to this song now but there was a time where it was played on multiple format radio stations and every gig at a bar I went to that it started driving me nuts. It’s not even a bad song, just over played for a good period of time.
9) B-52’s – Love Shack
Once again a good song but is overplayed by retro stations way too much. Why can’t it ever be Rock Lobster?
8) Lynard Skynard – Sweet Home Alabama
I know a fair amount of people who play in bands. A good chunk of them played in bar bands covering various classic rock hits. Most of those people hate Sweet Home Alabama. For whatever reason, it tends to be the song most guys in bar band know and hence play… and then get requests for… and then hate the song.
7) Goyte – Somebody The I Used To Know
If I have to explain to you why this is on the list, I’m very curious, what’s the cave you’ve been living in look like?
6) Weezer – Buddy Holly
Not the best song on the album but it was pretty good and the video was pretty cool. But for whatever reason, unless they happen to have a new album out, this is the default Weezer song. 9 times out of 10, when you here some one tee up Weezer, it is followed by Buddy Holly when what you are dying to hear is the Sweater Song.
5) Led Zeppelin – D’yer Mak’er
This may just be a an Ontario thing but for whatever reason, classic rock and rock stations in Ontario feel that it is necessary to play this least impressive piece from Houses of the Holy at least twice a day. Never a fan of it to begin with and now I just want to punch Robert Plant in the face any time I hear it. And I honestly like Led Zeppelin and any other time would shake Plant’s hand… but if he even started humming this POW, right in tha kissa!
4) George Thorogood & The Destroyers – Bad To The Bone
Be it classic rock radio, movies or television, this song needs to be shelved for five years. Or maybe ten for good measure. Trust me, there are plenty of songs besides this one to make you feel like a bad ass.
3) Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
You know, I don’t really harbour any hatred to the BEP. Sure, My Humps is pretty well the stupidest song ever made but over all, I’m not a fan but I don’t throw bags of flaming poo at them either. Except for this song. Ever since this song came out, it has started every high school dance, wedding reception, crappy club night, karaoke sing along and what was mildly annoying became this juggernaut of ear ache.
2) Green Day – Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
I unfortunately graduated high school around the year this came on that Seinfeld special so guess what got played at our commencement… and every graduation since.
1) Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
Not everyone’s cup of tea I know but urgh, thanks to The Sopranos, this song got way too much added air play and I was just getting over it’s previous overuse. In fact, the only way I find the song acceptable now is in the clip above from the film The Loosers. Sniper fire can make any song listenable again.
Now it’s your turn dear readers. What songs have been overplayed into your dislike column? Please leave you thoughts in the column below!