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Teaspoon
11-12-2013, 12:15 PM
Because it could just be me, but...there's songs out there that you hear on the radio, and you like them on radio, but it would never occur to you to bother actually buying or acquiring them. Because they'd sound wrong when not on radio/you don't actually want to own it but it's a guilty pleasure/how can this song even exist outside the confines of late-night listening when the rest of the world has gone to bed?

So here's a thread for songs like that!

Thread prompted by: "Same Old Lang Syne". Which is more tolerable than miles of generic Christmas time songs (the "why are Christmas songs now playing on radios" is a totally different question and open to debate, of course), but it would feel weird to own it and put on on apurpose.

Sanagi
11-12-2013, 02:27 PM
I've been listening to the radio a lot at work so I suddenly have opinions about it. When I think of enjoyable but not exactly good songs, one that springs to mind is "Cold as Ice" by Foreigner. The lyrics rhyme too much, and there isn't a lot to it, but it's fun to sing along with.

By contrast, intolerable songs are ones that repeat themselves way too much. See: John Mellencamp writing a song about small towns in which %35 of the song is made up of the words "small town."

TheSL
11-12-2013, 02:29 PM
I think the Foo Fighters are the very definition of a radio band. Not terrible enough to change the channel but not good enough to bother buying albums.

reibeatall
11-12-2013, 02:31 PM
I think the Foo Fighters are the very definition of a radio band. Not terrible enough to change the channel but not good enough to bother buying albums.

Third Eye Blind, as well

BŁge
11-12-2013, 02:51 PM
Third Eye Blind, as well

But don`t they only have like, one song that gets played?

Wait, I'm thinking of Blind Melon. Carry on!

MCBanjoMike
11-15-2013, 08:37 AM
Third Eye Blind, as well

I totally change the station when Third Eye Blind comes on.

Behemoth
11-15-2013, 09:16 AM
I hate almost all radio music, but I listen to the radio all the time when I'm in the car. I think I'm masochist at heart. That being said, my favorite "radio" bands are pretty much all of the folksy, banjo bands that have been so popular the last few years - Mumford and Sons, Of Monsters and Men, The Lumineers, et. al. I would never actually buy their music, but I like them well enough to not stab the radio buttons in disgust when they come on.

Tavir
11-17-2013, 12:42 AM
I hate almost all radio music, but I listen to the radio all the time when I'm in the car. I think I'm masochist at heart..

I'm like a less extreme version of this. I usually keep it on the alternative station (Live 105) because I hate probably 60-70% of what is normally played on the other pop/hip-hop/top 40 stations, but I still occasionally switch to those other stations due to hearing a few songs that I actually like. Plus, for some weird reason, I like to keep current even on artists I hate just so I can know what I'm talking about when I talk trash about them (there's that masochist thing).

I don't know how the hell it happened, but somewhere along the way, I actually managed to develop an appreciation for what Ke$ha brings to today's music scene. I hated hated hated her first batch of songs from her first album (and continue to not really care for them) but have generally thought that her music has gotten better since then to the point that I can have it in the background and nod my head along without wanting to stick things in the holes in my head. I'd never buy one of her albums because I don't want to hear 60 continuous minutes of music like that, but I can now at least enjoy her hard-to-avoid music.

Also re: radio, I'm really happy that Lorde has found her way to mainstream music. I first found her song "Royals" a few months ago (http://talking-time.net/showthread.php?p=1551364#post1551364) and was totally captured by it. Something told me that she could become the next big thing in music.

Balrog
11-17-2013, 04:17 PM
Third Eye Blind's record was my life for a while. Fuck all y'all.

BŁge
11-17-2013, 08:22 PM
Also re: radio, I'm really happy that Lorde has found her way to mainstream music. I first found her song "Royals" a few months ago (http://talking-time.net/showthread.php?p=1551364#post1551364) and was totally captured by it. Something told me that she could become the next big thing in music.

Yeah. Too bad it's racist as hell (http://feministing.com/2013/10/03/wow-that-lorde-song-royals-is-racist/).

Little Sampson
11-17-2013, 08:42 PM
Yeah. Too bad it's racist as hell (http://feministing.com/2013/10/03/wow-that-lorde-song-royals-is-racist/).

Are we being serious here? I'm... I'm really not sure.

Mightyblue
11-17-2013, 09:09 PM
Anything by Jerry Lewis and the News.

Teaspoon
11-17-2013, 09:41 PM
You mean Huey Lewis and the News, right?

Yeah, "Power of Love" fits in this category pretty well.

Mightyblue
11-17-2013, 10:12 PM
Yes I did. Which just goes to show, etc etc.

Adam
11-17-2013, 10:38 PM
Yeah. Too bad it's racist as hell (http://feministing.com/2013/10/03/wow-that-lorde-song-royals-is-racist/).

Sweet, cultural imperialism missing the point about cultural imperialism.

Tavir
11-18-2013, 02:34 AM
Yeah. Too bad it's racist as hell (http://feministing.com/2013/10/03/wow-that-lorde-song-royals-is-racist/).

Yeah, I've read this too and I really don't agree with any of it. By extension of that blogger's logic, does that mean saying "I don't really like hip-hop" is racist?

Here's (http://livinlavidalynda.com/2013/10/no-feministing-lordes-royals-is-not-a-racist-song/) a rebuttal piece that I agree a lot more with. Also, this (http://www.thecivilian.co.nz/lordes-pure-heroine-riddled-with-bigotry-discovers-bored-psychology-graduate/) made me laugh.