Sick of the song

Posted by: darksplash

Sick of the song - Fri Mar 16 2012 06:28 AM

Anyone else ever get put off a song by over exposure?

I like The Boss, but having heard "We take care of our own" twice on the same radio station in three hours today - and about a dozen times this week on the station, I tend to think "not again"

Thanks a bunch BBC Radio 2.
Posted by: sisterseagull

Re: Sick of the song - Fri Mar 16 2012 07:19 AM

I know exactly what you mean, darksplash and Radio 2 have been guilty of this for more years than I care to remember.

They are often given advance copies of discs by the record companies, sometimes months in advance of the release date. I don't know what the record companies are thinking when they do this but I'm sure it must work against them! There have been a few occasions in the last ten or twelve years where they (Radio 2) have played it to death before it hits the shops - Blondie's song 'Maria' is one that sticks in my memory as is Elton John's 'Are you ready for love'.... They could've been much bigger hits for the bands concerned had Radio 2 not flogged them... There is a sycophantic DJ called Steve Wright - in my opinion, he's the worst offender!
Posted by: ren33

Re: Sick of the song - Fri Mar 16 2012 03:18 PM

I am very sorry if I offend anyone but the opening bars of "I will always lerv Hugh" cause a mad dash for the off switch nowadays.
Posted by: rogue

Re: Sick of the song - Fri Mar 16 2012 03:27 PM


The radio was banned at work nearly ten years ago. I never listen to it outside of work. Since I own a fairly large album collection, over exposure of songs is no longer a worry. That said, I'm still burned out on songs from Springsteen's "Born in the USA" album from nearly 28 years ago.
Posted by: agony

Re: Sick of the song - Sat Mar 17 2012 07:49 PM

Honestly, I think some radio stations have a smaller music collection than I do....

There's an oldies station that I can sometimes get which seems to have maybe 100 Greatest Hits CDs and that's it. If I can hear the Zombies play "Time of the Season" three times in two days, and I only listen when driving, there is something deeply wrong.
Posted by: Christinap

Re: Sick of the song - Sun Apr 08 2012 05:41 PM

There's an oldies station here that I listen to in the car sometimes. I heard "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" three times in two hours! Now I like Queen, a lot, but they did do other ssongs.
Posted by: ClaraSue

Re: Sick of the song - Sun Apr 08 2012 06:26 PM

I have always loved the Dolly Parton song "I Will Always Love You". Dolly wrote that song for Porter Wagner AND sang it in the movie "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas". When Whitney Houston sang it, it somehow magically became HER song that SHE wrote and EVERY radio station and TV station reporting on Houston's death and autopsy plays it into the ground. I am sick of that song now.
Posted by: fredsixties

Re: Sick of the song - Sun Apr 08 2012 06:50 PM

I sure would like to hear less of "I Will Survive".
Posted by: dg_dave

Re: Sick of the song - Sun Apr 08 2012 07:32 PM

I remember in 1998 or 1999, whenever Britney's hit "Baby One More Time" was played...and played...and played. Thirteen or fourteen years later, I am still sick of that song!
Posted by: Tizzabelle

Re: Sick of the song - Tue Apr 10 2012 12:35 PM

Originally Posted By: Christinap
There's an oldies station here that I listen to in the car sometimes. I heard "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" three times in two hours! Now I like Queen, a lot, but they did do other ssongs.


There is an FM station in Sydney called WS-FM. I am convinced the FM stands for Fleetwood Mac as they play more Fleetwood Mac than anything else. I don't mind that too much but twice in two hours was too much one day especially in the absence of other great bands/singers. Oh no. Now I've done it! I've put "Don't Stop" into my head... shocked
Posted by: Sypher

Re: Sick of the song - Tue May 15 2012 12:39 AM

I hate it when you listen to the radio in your car and the last song you heard would be the first song you hear when you go back hours later to drive home.

Radio playlists are not that extensive, which can be seen on their websites but the worst offenders are Music Video channels who seem to have an even shorter playlist with the same video sometimes played two or three times within the same hour. Ahhhhh !!
Posted by: Copago

Re: Sick of the song - Tue May 15 2012 08:39 PM

I listen to podcasts of the Absolute Radio breakfast show and even without hearing the actual song you can hear the last few seconds as thye fade them out. I don't think there's been a day n the last month that they haven't played "Somebody that I used to Know" .. so without even hearing the song I'm sick of it laugh
Posted by: Tori_2s

Re: Sick of the song - Tue May 15 2012 08:46 PM

If I die young by the Band Perry.

I actually do love this song but it is played over and over on radio/sirius at work.

To cope with this I sing these lyrics to my coworkers (we are all up there a bit in age):

If I die old bury me in burlap
lay me down on old carnations
sink me in the cesspool at dark
send me away with the words of The Grateful Dead

The actual words are:

If I die young, bury me in satin
Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in the river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song
Posted by: Jazmee27

Re: Sick of the song - Mon Sep 17 2012 10:15 AM

I know the name of the artist, but I *refuse* to say it.

The song I absolutely canot stand, at least the only one that comes to mind at the moment, is "Girlfriend."

I didn't like it the first time I heard it, so wit each repetition it's even worse.

Talk about torture! frown
Posted by: george48

Re: Sick of the song - Mon Sep 17 2012 03:27 PM

It would have to be the theme songs to all the CSI T.V. shows.
I know they don't play the whole song during the intro, but
listening to 'Who are You?', 'Baba O'Riley' and 'Won't Get Fooled Again',
every time i watch the shows, has ensured i'm so heartily sick of them, to the extent
that i mute the t.v. for the first minute of the show now.
Oh, and AC/DC have decades of songs available, but i rarely hear more then 4 or 5 songs, i curious,
do radio stations get kickbacks for playing the same bloody songs repeatedly?
Posted by: Mariamir

Re: Sick of the song - Sun Feb 17 2013 06:12 PM

Frankly, it's a bit unfair since I'm not a fan of the artist, but Justin Beiber's "Baby" is always playing somewhere...I am absolutely sick of it.

And I used to sort of like Nickelback's "If Today Was Your Last Day"...whenever someone plays it I'm begging them to stop...

And my father is/was a fan of The Carpenters. Playing a song of theirs triggers a sort of volcanic reaction in me. I really tried to like their songs...gave up. Just not my thing.
Posted by: bitterlyold

Re: Sick of the song - Sun Feb 17 2013 10:18 PM

LOL Be careful Mariamir. As a little boy, my grandmother insisted on watching The Lawrence Welk Show! And we all had to do it (of course there were only 3 channels in those days). I HATED HATED HATED every moment. Now, several eons later, I find myself enjoying LW on PBS on Saturday evening.

I hope to God I never hear "You Light Up My Life" or "My Heart Will Go On" ever again, but if I live another 30 years, I may find myself eating those words.
Posted by: bitterlyold

Re: Sick of the song - Sun Feb 17 2013 10:21 PM

As an extra note: I don't now, nor have I ever sat through more than 3 bars of a Justin Bieber song. I did love the Super Bowl commercial last year with Ozzie and Justin, though.

I am glad the young man has done as well as he has, but I can't even look at him and not see Kim Darby in "True Grit." *snicker*
Posted by: playmate1111

Re: Sick of the song - Mon Feb 18 2013 04:03 AM

Since this became a challenge - The Winner Takes it All - wants to make me throw up!
Posted by: Mariamir

Re: Sick of the song - Mon Feb 18 2013 09:22 AM

Originally Posted By: bitterlyold
LOL Be careful Mariamir. As a little boy, my grandmother insisted on watching The Lawrence Welk Show! And we all had to do it (of course there were only 3 channels in those days). I HATED HATED HATED every moment. Now, several eons later, I find myself enjoying LW on PBS on Saturday evening



*Is careful*. Note to self: Find the Fountain of Youth. If I don't, I'll spend the last couple of decades of my life liking The Carpenters. The horror! laugh

Originally Posted By: bitterlyold
Kim Darby in "True Grit"


Lol, I googled her, and totally see what you mean!

Originally Posted By: Jazmee27
*refuse* to say the name of the singer.


What's wrong with Avril Lavigne?

And, Playmate, I actually like "The Winner Takes It All"...if the challenge was any other song, I would detest it, but I really can't dislike that song. smile Maybe I'll change my mind when I don't get the challenge this year, but...
Posted by: croatoan

Re: Sick of the song - Mon Feb 18 2013 11:09 AM

Originally Posted By: dg_dave
I remember in 1998 or 1999, whenever Britney's hit "Baby One More Time" was played...and played...and played. Thirteen or fourteen years later, I am still sick of that song!


I was a Girl Scout at the time Britney got popular and I rememeber when we had to go anywhere in droves, everyone wanted in my car. Once, we turned the radio to find "Baby One More Time" and when it went off, immediately switched stations and found it again. We were considered 'the Britney Spears car' for at least a year afterward, when we all quit the scouts. Surprisingly still love hearing it (or any early Britney song, for that matter) to this day.

Am getting desperately tired of Rihanna's "Diamonds", though. One of those artists I enjoyed initially and then watched as each song became increasingly more annoying. Also, as much as I love Swedish House Mafia, "Don't You Worry Child" is getting heavily overplayed in my area.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: Sick of the song - Mon Feb 18 2013 11:40 AM

I LOVE "Don't You Worry Child". Of course, it's not overplayed here; I don't listen to the radio stations it appears on. wink

I only HATE three songs.

Dynamite, Taio Cruz
Viva La Vida, Coldplay
Hey Soul Sister, Train
Posted by: Jabberwok

Re: Sick of the song - Mon Feb 18 2013 11:54 AM

I spent 3 months in Belize in 1978.
The local radio station only owned three records: Billy Joel 'She's Always A Woman To Me' Bob Marley 'I wanna love you' and...The Flight of the Bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
For three months.
Posted by: bitterlyold

Re: Sick of the song - Mon Feb 18 2013 12:15 PM

This is why, in my INFINITE WISDOM (did you hear the booming baritone?), I created the 8-Track, cassette, CD, and the "chip." You are all welcome. XM rules!

And I know some of you still have some old 8-tracks gathering dust.....

;-}
Posted by: lesley153

Re: Sick of the song - Mon Feb 18 2013 07:00 PM

Here's an iconic moment from an old Laurence Welk show.

"One Toke Over The Line"

I'll be happy if I never hear "Scarlet Ribbons" again.
Posted by: Mariamir

Re: Sick of the song - Mon Feb 18 2013 08:31 PM

Oh! I can see why old people would like it *runs and ducks* smile

Fortunately, I don't listen to the radio, so I miss many overplayed songs. But one of my tutors has class with me in a mall (math class, to make it worse). The place would sometimes play one song over and over without pause for 2 hours straight. A couple of classes and I was quite ready to scream every time I heard David Guetta's "Without You" (a boring song at best) or Nicki Minaj's "Fly" (best of Minaj [which frankly, for me doesn't mean much, not a fan], but still...2 hours, through math class!). They also kept playing one of A State of Trance's trance mixes...with unprintable lyrics. *shudder* Oh, yes, and please no more Ke-dollar-sign-ha (Ke$ha) or Britney Spears.
Posted by: dg_dave

Re: Sick of the song - Fri Apr 05 2013 12:12 PM

Originally Posted By: lesley153
Here's an iconic moment from an old Laurence Welk show.

"One Toke Over The Line"


Having watched the Lawrence Welk shows growing up, I know if he knew what that song was referring to, it would have never played on his show.
Posted by: MadameGuvnor

Re: Sick of the song - Sun Dec 29 2013 06:24 PM

'Mull Of Kintyre' by Wings.
'Sailing' by Rod Stewart.
Posted by: lesley153

Re: Sick of the song - Sun Dec 29 2013 08:59 PM

Originally Posted By: dg_dave
Having watched the Lawrence Welk shows growing up, I know if he knew what that song was referring to, it would have never played on his show.

No, I'm sure they didn't have a clue.

"One Toke" on Lawrence Welk
Posted by: sisterseagull

Re: Sick of the song - Mon Dec 30 2013 01:18 AM

This reminded me of an incident in 1981, shortly after the demise of John Lennon.

At the time I was a single soldier living in barracks in Colchester. Each platoon had two large rooms sleeping between 8 and 10 men in each and, in my platoon's case, there was a single room which was occupied by a full screw (Corporal) who unfortunately was something of a Lennon fan.

In his grief, this NCO played, on his music centre (I expect many of you will remember those!) Lennon's 'Woman'... Over and over and over. This started at reveille (6am) and continued; and I mean continued until late into the night... God, I hate that song with a passion!

Eventually, after around five or six weeks of this, a group of us got him drunk and gaffa taped him to his bed... We then threw his entertainment system and his damn record out of a third floor window.

Of course, there was hell to pay after he'd sobered up, but at least no more flamin' Lennon!
Posted by: Copago

Re: Sick of the song - Mon Dec 30 2013 01:30 AM

Channel ten is covering the Winter Olympics and is advertising it every. bloody. ad break. with the song "Hall of Fame" by The Script (featuring Will. I. am (who could win awards for stupid names)). I actually quite liked the song the first hundred or so times I heard it but it's getting onto overkill status now.
Posted by: supersal1

Re: Sick of the song - Mon Dec 30 2013 03:32 PM

I remember being on a date the day John Lennon died. I heard enough of 'Imagine' to last me several years. I was also very sad about him being killed. I was not at my sparkling best that night!

I used to like 'Jolene' by Dolly Parton. I work night shifts in a call centre and a few years ago they were doing some maintenance/testing on the PA systems overnight and using that song to test. 1 am - 'ooh, that's nice, I like that song'. 4.30 am - 'someone kill me, please'.

'Dance With My Father' by Luther Vandross has me hitting the off switch in a hurry. It tends to be played late at night. It's a horrible, mawkish dirge and so far as I'm concerned, one play is overplaying that one.
Posted by: ozzz2002

Re: Sick of the song - Mon Dec 30 2013 03:48 PM

I get to do the grocery shopping every few days and am heartily sick of the old 1940s number, 'Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, I Love You'. Woolworths is half of a duopoly in Australian retail shopping, with their fingers in an awful lot of pies.

The other half of the duopoly is Coles, and they have totally spoiled the song 'Little White Bull', with their silly ads for car insurance.
Posted by: MotherGoose

Re: Sick of the song - Tue Dec 31 2013 05:52 AM

Ozzz, you forgot "Down, Down" by Status Quo which is currently being hammered by Coles. Not impressed with the sell-out to corporate interests.
Posted by: lesley153

Re: Sick of the song - Tue Dec 31 2013 07:56 AM

Mawkish dirge?

Dance With My Father lyrics

Scarlet Ribbons lyrics

You win! smile
Posted by: MadMartha

Re: Sick of the song - Tue Dec 31 2013 03:47 PM

Good Night Irene cry
Posted by: Lpez

Re: Sick of the song - Sat Jun 14 2014 08:37 PM

"Counting Stars" by OneRepublic is a great song, however, radio stations overexploited it! I once found myself in a situation where 5 out of 6 radio stations I listened to were playing the same song. Overexposure does ruin good songs, I try to stop listening to them when I feel I start to dislike them.
Posted by: halekotsi

Re: Sick of the song - Thu Aug 07 2014 07:12 PM

In an era of portable personal playlists, and with the Pacific Ocean separating me from the 20 or so songs on permanent rotation on US radio, I mostly only have myself to blame if I get sick of a song.

That said, on my most recent two-week trip back home I heard "Rude" enough times to last me several lifetimes.