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    Default Songs That Make You Change the Station

    What is a song you refuse to listen to because it's sad or revives sad / bad memories ?

    I'll start: "Against All Odds" (Take a Look At Me Now) by Phil Collins.

    It was a Top Ten hit in 1984 at the time I was going through a divorce. . .couldn't escape that tune on the radio. Immediately changed the station.

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    Eye of the Tiger by Survivor

    No particular reason... just hate the song.
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    Complicated by Avril Lavigne. I was on a road trip around the time this song peaked. It seemed like all radio stations had it on repeat. I had to shut the radio off to get away from it.

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    We Built This City on Rock and Roll.

    Enough said.

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    Anything by Rush.
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    Anything by Billy Joel.
    But we don't play nobody.

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    Anything by Bob Seager… reminds me of all my bad memories of Michigan. Since he’s from there they beat all of his songs to death. Buried them… dug them up and proceeded to beat them again
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    Quote Originally Posted by 23dpg View Post
    We Built This City on Rock and Roll.

    Enough said.
    Edit to add: Add in #2 Achy Breaky Heart. Just horrible.

    https://web.archive.org/web/20050124...es.aspx?id=819

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    At least the haircut never caught on. Oh, wait…

    Country, but not as we know it. Written by Vietnam vet Don “Pickle ####” Von Tress in the style of a brain-dead “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Achy Breaky Heart” represented every prejudice non-believers have about country: It was trite, it was inane, it was big in trailer parks and it was thoroughly enjoyed by the obese. Strangely, it was covered by Bruce Springsteen, with slightly less irony than you might imagine; still, this does not make it good.

    Worst Moment An instrumental break that single-handedly rejuvenated the line-dancing fad.

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    STARSHIP
    “We Built This City” 1985
    The truly horrible sound of a band taking the corporate dollar while sneering at those who take the corporate dollar

    The lyrics of “We Built This City” appear to restate the importance of the band once known as Jefferson Airplane within San Francisco’s ’60s rock scene. Not so, says former leader Grace Slick, who by 1985 had handed her band to singer Mickey Thomas and a shadowy team of outside songwriters.

    “Everybody thought we were talking about San Francisco. We weren’t,” Slick says. “It was written by an Englishman, Bernie Taupin, about Los Angeles in the early ’70s. Nobody was telling the truth!”

    Certainly not Starship, who spend the song carrying on as if they invented rock & roll rebellion, while churning out music that encapsulates all that was wrong with rock in the ’80s: Sexless and corporate, it sounds less like a song than something built in a lab by a team of record-company executives.

    The result was so awful that years afterward, it seems to bring on a personality disorder in the woman who sang it. “This is not me,” Slick remarks when reminded of the 1985 chart-topper. “Now you’re an actor. It’s the same as Meryl Streep playing Joan of Arc.”

    Worst Moment “Who cares, they’re always changing corporation names,” sneers Slick — whose band had changed its name three times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 23dpg View Post
    Edit to add: Add in #2 Achy Breaky Heart. Just horrible.

    https://web.archive.org/web/20050124...es.aspx?id=819

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    BILLY RAY CYRUS
    “Achy Breaky Heart” 1992
    At least the haircut never caught on. Oh, wait…

    Country, but not as we know it. Written by Vietnam vet Don “Pickle ####” Von Tress in the style of a brain-dead “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Achy Breaky Heart” represented every prejudice non-believers have about country: It was trite, it was inane, it was big in trailer parks and it was thoroughly enjoyed by the obese. Strangely, it was covered by Bruce Springsteen, with slightly less irony than you might imagine; still, this does not make it good.

    Worst Moment An instrumental break that single-handedly rejuvenated the line-dancing fad.

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    STARSHIP
    “We Built This City” 1985
    The truly horrible sound of a band taking the corporate dollar while sneering at those who take the corporate dollar

    The lyrics of “We Built This City” appear to restate the importance of the band once known as Jefferson Airplane within San Francisco’s ’60s rock scene. Not so, says former leader Grace Slick, who by 1985 had handed her band to singer Mickey Thomas and a shadowy team of outside songwriters.

    “Everybody thought we were talking about San Francisco. We weren’t,” Slick says. “It was written by an Englishman, Bernie Taupin, about Los Angeles in the early ’70s. Nobody was telling the truth!”

    Certainly not Starship, who spend the song carrying on as if they invented rock & roll rebellion, while churning out music that encapsulates all that was wrong with rock in the ’80s: Sexless and corporate, it sounds less like a song than something built in a lab by a team of record-company executives.

    The result was so awful that years afterward, it seems to bring on a personality disorder in the woman who sang it. “This is not me,” Slick remarks when reminded of the 1985 chart-topper. “Now you’re an actor. It’s the same as Meryl Streep playing Joan of Arc.”

    Worst Moment “Who cares, they’re always changing corporation names,” sneers Slick — whose band had changed its name three times.
    Those songs are both awful. I can’t compete with those submissions.

    I will list anything by Limp Bizkit as my submission.

    I loved the alt-rock movement of the early 1990s. I loved Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine, Jane’s Addiction, Soundgarden, Faith No More, Radiohead, and all of their quirky peers that found a home on modern rock radio between 1991-1997. This was music for kids who didn’t party. This was music for lonely kids. This was music for nerdy kids who played Dungeons & Dragons and never got the girl...pretty much me and all of my closest high school friends.

    And then modern rock radio stations started playing Limp Bizkit, a band who somehow turned music for weird kids into music for the frat boys who bullied them...
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    There are a few Mellencamp songs that remind me of a bad time. I always change the channel. There are others as well, but some, I like the song too much so manage to ignore the pain.
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    Glycerin by Bush.

    It's an immediate turn-off the radio and put it out of its misery.

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    As much as I enjoy Chuck Berry ....and he was a incredible performer and talent..... "My Ding A ling" is just in bad taste....and I think it was a huge hit...hard to imagine the music that terrified our parents is now on PBS Specials .....how the time flies....

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    "Billy, Don't Be a Hero" is sonic vomit.

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    “We Built this City” or most any song by Jefferson Starship


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    Whatever song they will play if Houston wins tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willandi View Post
    Whatever song they will play if Houston wins tonight.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElF1UiL55O4
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    Anything by Pitbull.
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    Happy by Pharrell. Makes me immediately unhappy.
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