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 Floydopens a new window “Moneyopens a new window”- 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 “Meddleopens a new window” album.
Aerosmithopens a new window “Dream Onopens a new window” - It could be any Aerosmith single that has been worn out, but why not “Lord Of The Thighsopens a new window” or “Seasons Of Witheropens a new window” off the "Get Your Wingsopens a new window" album.
Deep Purpleopens a new window “Smoke on the Wateropens a new window” - This song has bought quite a few houses and cars but might be the worst song on “Machine Headopens a new window”. Give me “Maybe I’m A Leo” any day.
Led Zeppelinopens a new window “Black Dogopens a new window” - So many Zeppelin songs, so few played. Radio completely ignores “Nobody’s Fault but Mineopens a new window” or “Hots on for Nowhereopens a new window” off the underrated “Presenceopens a new window” album.
Grateful Deadopens a new window “Truckin’opens a new window” - This ain’t the only tune off of "American Beautyopens a new window”. How about “Attics of My Lifeopens a new window” or “Box of Rainopens a new window” or “Brokedown Palaceopens a new window” or…
Bruce Springsteenopens a new window “Glory Daysopens a new window” - 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 Fireopens a new window” from “Born in the USAopens a new window” at this point just to stop the ringing.
The Whoopens a new window “Behind Blue Eyesopens a new window” - This one from “Who’s Nextopens a new window” 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 Againopens a new window” and maybe try a little “Getting In Tuneopens a new window”.
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.