You know how you get to the point where you never want to hear a song again? This is the problem with radio because it takes about 10 songs and plays them until you can no longer stand them. I don’t get because I think the more a song is played, the more it sells. But why would you buy something you can hear on the radio 50 times a day? (Or on your ring tone or whatever the kids are doing these days.)
The only time I listen to the radio is in my car during the commute and I listen to about 6 different stations so this is less of a problem except for the 80’s station.
I listened to a lot of radio in the 80’s and I can still remember what songs I grew to loathe from overplay: anything from Tears for Fears Songs from the Big Chair; anything from David Bowie Let’s Dance. I think I cried once when “China Girl” came on the radio one more time. Dire Straits Sultans of Swing, which apparently came out in 1979. Flock of Seagulls. Men at Work. I even got tired of “Heaven” by Warrant. I could go on but you get the idea.
Present day 80’s stations do the exact same thing. They play the same 50 songs over and over. “Hungry Like the Wolf” sounds great when you haven’t heard it for 20 years but put it back into daily rotation and you hit that saturation point pretty quick. I don’t think I have ever turned on my car radio and not found a Billy Idol song playing somewhere. Seriously, does anyone ever need to hear “White Wedding” again?
Aren’t there any good and rarely played 80’s songs?