Repeat Offenders

You know these songs by heart. Bands with a huge catalog and tons of songs. Yet, you reach for the dial just as fast as the opening notes sound out, because you can’t stand the pain again. You held out through the commercials because you thought it was going to be something decent, but nope, it’s yet another song they’ve ran into the ground. They are… THE REPEAT OFFENDERS.

Pink FloydMoney”- Every time I hear the sounds of the coins, I cringe. Most of the songs off “The Dark Side of the Moon” have been overplayed, though there are many other great Floyd songs. How about “San Tropez” off the “Meddle” album.

RushTom Sawyer” - C’mon radio, there’s music on “Moving Pictures”. “Red Barchetta” would be a welcome change.

AerosmithDream On” - It could be any Aerosmith single that has been worn out, but why not “Lord Of The Thighs” or “Seasons Of Wither” off the "Get Your Wingsalbum.

Deep PurpleSmoke on the Water” - This song has bought quite a few houses and cars but might be the worst song on “Machine Head”. Give me “Maybe I’m A Leo” any day.

Joe WalshRocky Mountain Way - They play this or “Life’s Been Good” but why not “The Tuning Song”?

Led ZeppelinBlack Dog” - So many Zeppelin songs, so few played. Radio completely ignores “Nobody’s Fault but Mine” or “Hots on for Nowhere” off the underrated “Presence” album.

Grateful DeadTruckin” - This ain’t the only tune off of "American Beauty”. How about “Attics of My Life” or “Box of Rain” or “Brokedown Palace” or…

Bruce SpringsteenGlory Days” - This song has a horrible shouting vocal that rings in my ears for hours afterwards, yet it’s incessantly played. There’s plenty of deep cuts off other Bruce albums that deserve a spin or two, but I’ll accept “On Fire” from “Born in the USA” at this point just to stop the ringing.

The WhoBehind Blue Eyes” - This one from “Who’s Next” seemed to die out for a while but has had a revival due to a nu-metal band covering it, but let’s dig just a bit deeper past “Baba O’Riley and “Won’t Get Fooled Again” and maybe try a little “Getting In Tune”.

QueenWe Will Rock You/We Are the Champions” – Didn’t Nine Inch Nails make “Get Down, Make Love” cool?

Of course, there’s plenty of other bad songs radio won’t stop playing - I’m looking right at you Styx! And you can find these and many more at your local library. Don’t forget to hit the skip button.

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