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Songs that make you switch off the radio

Post by Paul Worsley » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:29 pm

The only time I ever listen to the radio is when I'm driving. My usual choice of stations is Magic FM, Planet Rock and occasionally Classic FM. Every now and then I am forced to switch the radio off because they're playing a track/song I just can't listen to. Off the top of my head these include "Horse with no Name" by America (stupid lyrics), "Leave Right Now" by Will Young (good song, don't really mind Will Young, but he doesn't sing it very well), "When You Say Nothing at All" by Ronan Keating (so inferior to the Alison Krauss version, and it's obviously meant to be sung by a woman). "Cherish" by Kool and the Gang (more terrible lyrics). There are others, I just don't recall them right now.

So what song makes you reach for the off button?

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Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

Post by Mark James » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:03 am

In Ireland there's no ad free radio stations. That puts me off listening to the radio altogether more than any song. Plus news on the hour. Why are predominantly music based stations required to do the news? As for the actual music I'd say pretty much any sort of chart music from about 1998 onwards would have me reaching for the dial (right now I can only think of a handful of exceptions). I also want to recognise the annual abomination that is Christmas FM, a special wall to wall station of Christmas tunes that pollutes Irish airwaves for a quarter of the year. The fact people will voluntarily listen to that shite makes me pray for a global nuclear apocalypse.

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Post by Johnny Canuck » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:08 am

Anything by Weezer. Especially Troublemaker. "Keep it on the up" isn't even a real phrase.
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Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

Post by Jon O'Neill » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:18 am

Bastille.

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Post by Peter Mabey » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:22 pm

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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:50 pm

I never listen to the radio by choice - only ever because someone's got it playing in the car or in a shop. But if I could switch off a radio every time it played Don't Stop Believing or Happy, I totally would.
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Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

Post by Paul Worsley » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:09 pm

Mark James wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:03 am
I also want to recognise the annual abomination that is Christmas FM, a special wall to wall station of Christmas tunes that pollutes Irish airwaves for a quarter of the year.
I forgot about Christmas songs. I doubt that there are enough good Christmas songs to make an hour long programme, let alone a dedicated station. You just end up with endless repeats of Shakin Stevens and "A Spaceman Came Travelling".

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Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:04 pm

Ironically it's Turn Your Radio On by Ray Stevens
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Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:11 pm

Probably needs its own thread, but on a similar theme : Noises you can't stand.
1) The headphone alarm at work (John Lewis )
2) Cats crying at 2am
3) sloppy kisses by others in public
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Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:07 pm

I generally only listen tot he radio when in the car. I'm normally quite tolerant of some of the shit that comes out, but recently I switched of a "Little Mix" song that I'd heard quite a few times. I've no idea what it's called but it sounds like they're singing about focaccia. It's basically just noise though. I might also have switched off Galway Girl by Ed Sheeran.

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Post by Ian Volante » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:04 pm

Livin on a Prayer and Dancing Queen mainly.
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Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

Post by Ian Volante » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:05 pm

Ian Volante wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:04 pm
Livin on a Prayer and Dancing Queen mainly.
Also, Glory Days and Summer of '69. There's clearly something about rose-tinted rock songs that I find particularly loathsome.
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Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

Post by Mark Deeks » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:29 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:11 pm
Probably needs its own thread, but on a similar theme : Noises you can't stand.
1) The headphone alarm at work (John Lewis )
2) Cats crying at 2am
3) sloppy kisses by others in public
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Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:13 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:11 pm
Probably needs its own thread, but on a similar theme : Noises you can't stand.
1) The headphone alarm at work (John Lewis )
This sounds very specific to you. But this reminds me - when you're watching a film (or anything) on a plane and they stop it to make some announcement, and the cunts also do the announcement really loudly through your headphones as if they're trying to deafen you. It's not really a single noise as such, but there you go. But anyway, if they're stopping the film including its sound, they don't need to make the announcement through your headphones. Fucking idiots.

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Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

Post by Matt Morrison » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:20 pm

Yes, it does need a new thread. Can someone else other than me please say "Meakin should be allowed to make threads again now" please? FFS

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Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

Post by Marc Meakin » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:32 am

Matt Morrison wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:20 pm
Yes, it does need a new thread. Can someone else other than me please say "Meakin should be allowed to make threads again now" please? FFS
Maybe I should open a new account
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Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

Post by Phil Reynolds » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:05 am

A non-mover at number 3: Prince Charming by Adam and the Ants. The introduction sounds like someone projectile vomiting and it goes downhill from there.

Up from last week's 4 to this week's 2: Party Fears Two by The Associates. Great hook but the worst lead vocal of any UK chart single, ever.

And straight in at no. 1: Someone Like You by Adele. Wallowing, self-indulgent misery sung to the same four chords over, and over, and over... Possibly the most overrated song of all time.

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Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

Post by Marc Meakin » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:08 pm

Phil Reynolds wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:05 am
A non-mover at number 3: Prince Charming by Adam and the Ants. The introduction sounds like someone projectile vomiting and it goes downhill from there.

Up from last week's 4 to this week's 2: Party Fears Two by The Associates. Great hook but the worst lead vocal of any UK chart single, ever.

And straight in at no. 1: Someone Like You by Adele. Wallowing, self-indulgent misery sung to the same four chords over, and over, and over... Possibly the most overrated song of all time.
Bit harsh on Adele there.
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