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Old 28th September 2017, 05:58 PM   #21
Fast Eddie D is offline Fast Eddie D  United States
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Just about any song that gets played way too much is ruined; even a good song. "Stairway to Heaven" was mentioned and it was played on the radio every day for 30 years. Too much!

But what really ruins a song for me is when it is used for a commercial, especially if they change the song around to make a stupid jingle. Because to me, it's not a song any more; it's a commercial.

Big disappointment for me was when Eddie Money sang his trademark song on a stupid travel agency commercial. It's not that I was ever a fan; but this was a new low. He looks like he's been living at a truck stop for the past 35 years. He sure doesn't look like a guy that would be going on vacation; he looks more like a guy that might steal a bottle of vodka from Walgreens. Sad.
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Old 28th September 2017, 05:58 PM   #22
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Yes.... Aaaargh! My wife loves Christmas songs... I could happily never hear any of them again...
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Old 28th September 2017, 06:06 PM   #23
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What about one of those awful Christmas songs like Slade's Merry X-mass Everybody?
Yes, there's many of them.

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Yuck!
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Old 28th September 2017, 06:08 PM   #24
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Old 28th September 2017, 06:20 PM   #25
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I used to like Phil Collins but many years ago he got overplayed on the radio to the point where I'd had enough.
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Old 28th September 2017, 08:59 PM   #26
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I worked in the retail audio trade off and on during the mid 70s - and as excellent as they were technically and thematically, if I never hear any track from Dark Side of the Moon, or Another Brick in the Wall again, it'll be too soon.
OTOH, I consider "Wish you were here" to be a masterpiece, and can listen to its entirety anytime, anywhere.
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Old 29th September 2017, 01:45 PM   #27
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Cher - Believe, well, any Auto-tuned crap.
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Old 29th September 2017, 02:07 PM   #28
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Any track from Brothers in Arms especially Money For Nothing , played to demo early cd players at every hi - fi store in the country and if that wasn't enough seemed to be stuck on repeat at MTV .
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I worked in the repair shop of a local music store back in the '70s & '80s, when records were still being played. We also sold audio equipment (mostly Sony ES & McIntosh), so the shop had a few test LPs for repairing turntables. Too few, as it turned out.

The brass & woodwind tech (with whom we shared the shop) had a bit of a temper, and after hearing the same record for the Nth time, he would quietly walk over to the electronics bench, carefully place the tonearm upon its rest, remove the disc, take it into his little brass buffing room, and nail it to the wall.

After a few years there was quite a collection on the Wall of Shame. I'm trying to remember some of the titles, it's been awhile. I know Heart's Dreamboat Annie was up there. That's all I can think of, I'm out of coffee this morning...
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Here's a story I posted here a coupla years ago about how 2 of my favorite albums were ruined for quite a few years.
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