10 songs I never need to hear again.

Just like there are some bands and songs I could never ever get sick of hearing, there’s the flipside. Songs I might have loved at one time or songs I never liked, which have been so thoroughly abused and overplayed by radio programmers as well as myself {also: the people who put together CD compilations} that whenever I hear them now I cringe before changing the song. If I can change the song. My personal idea of hell on earth is when you have to listen to bad music.

Living On A Prayer, Bon Jovi.

I think Axl Rose said it best when he sang, “I used to love her but I had to kill her”. Different context I know and possibly not the same thing or the greatest example to use, but if I could kill this song and bury it six feet under I bloody would. I can’t even tolerate it on that one occasion when I can enjoy and dance along to pretty much ANY music: at a wedding. And while we’re on Bon Jovi:

Always, Bon Jovi.

I take full responsibility for making this song one of their biggest hits. I LOVED it. I played it every second of every day and sang it at the top of my voice and made my whole neighbourhood listen to it too. And now when I hear it, often in the supermarket, I have to make sure I’m nowhere near the knives because I get very stabby when he warbles that fucking chorus.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Cyndi Lauper.

I still like this song deep down {way deep} and I love Cyndi but one too many 80’s compilations and a gazillion radio plays have killed my ability to listen to it anymore. I can’t even SingStar it and that’s really saying something.

Mrs Robinson, The Lemonheads.

A good cover of an average song, but all the heavy rotation {a.k.a. overkill} it received on it’s release and the fact that even the band themselves don’t like it means I never listen to it anymore. So many other better songs by TL. Don’t even bother with this.

What’s Up, 4 Non Blondes.

I used to love this song when it came out. I played it and played it and played it and loved Linda Perry’s husky voice and scary eyes but it came on the radio the other day and it’s definitely a case of too much of a good thing because I switched that station faster than you could blink.

Buffalo Stance, Neneh Cherry.

Loved it loved it loved it til one day I didn’t, this was played so much that I still know every word. I just can’t even sing along anymore. Skip.

500 Miles, The Proclaimers.

I never liked it ever but damn it was everywhere and wasn’t it the catchiest fucking song you’d ever heard??? Not. I can’t handle this song in any way shape or form. Not even drunk, not even when I’m out dancing, not even karaoke. Just no.

Shake It Off, Taylor Swift.

I love Tay and am an unashamed Swifty but I cannot hear this song again. I JUST CAN’T. You know what we need to do with this song? Yep, we need to shake it off. Sorry Taylor.

 

Summer of ’69, Bryan Adams.

I don’t know why but every lame ass DJ seems to play this at almost every wedding we go to. And usually I will dance along but on the inside I’m SOOO rolling my eyes again and thinking why this fucking song again?! 

Love Shack, The B-52’s.

Um, no. It was okay and definitely catchy as fuck the first few hundred times but even though I love their other songs I cannot listen to Cindy sing “tiiiiiiiiiin roof…rusted” one more time.

And that’s that. It’s funny as I put this list together there were SO many songs I thought of that I have heard and still hear constantly that don’t piss me off, the songs I can listen to seemingly forever without overdosing. But these ones can be deleted forever and I would not miss them.

What songs do you hope to never hear again? 

Ana.

 

 

  1. Were we separated at birth?!! I swear I love you more and more every day Ana LOL!
    Yes, definitely YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS! Cannot fucking stand Bryan Adams and Summer of 69 is the worst!
    Top 40 radio has a lot to answer for in killing songs and making you have a physical reaction to them.
    xxx
    P.S. Why the hell don’t the Lemonheads get more airplay? Their songs are catchy AF!

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    1. Haha! Maybe we were, you never know! I think that’s why I hate radio, always the same stuff whatever station it is. And why the heck aren’t we hearing more LH??? So true, their music is so radio friendly.

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  2. Barbara Hatfield February 6, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    I pretty much agree with everything on your list and have to add a terrible song that seem to be played at every wedding I went to about 10-15 years ago –“I Hope You Dance.” Nearly throttled a DJ that thought he should play it twice at my nieces reception. It’s banality defined.

    Agree with the Lheads choice *except* for this version, featuring Evan’s Morrissey impersonation:

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    1. Can’t believe the dj would play it twice! I’d throttle him too. I can’t click on the link at the moment but I’ve seen his Morrissey impersonation and I gotta say it’s worth the price of admission alone. (But I will watch it later 😉).

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  3. Ooooh, I love this idea. It’s given me a great idea for a Spotify playlist. Thanks and I hope you come to love those songs again:)

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    1. I hope I never do actually! But thanks for stopping by.

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