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Sorry I have to do this to you, but thereâ€™s been something on my mind since last weekâ€™s Mix Six. What is it? Well, it was Ginaâ€™s comment (and later her post, which you can read HERE) about songs/singers she hates.
If you recall, last weekâ€™s mix had cover songs and one of them was a GnR cover of â€œLive and Let Dieâ€â€”which, to Gina, was like listening to nails on a chalkboard.
If you donâ€™t know already, I work in the radio industry, and there are plenty songs that I canâ€™t stand. This morning, I decided take a knee-jerk poll at work and assemble a list that includes selections from my co-workers. Granted, we have to hear these songs more than the average radio listener, so while you may personally like/love some of these songs, you wouldnâ€™t be so ga-ga over them if you had to hear them everyday (sometimes two or three times a day). Itâ€™s an occupational hazard radio people live with, so there!
Okay, here we goâ€¦
â€œThe Riddleâ€ Five for Fighting I hate everything about this song. I canâ€™t stand John Ondrasikâ€™s voice, his wimpy lyrics, and the schmaltzy piano. When he sings about love, his songs make me think heâ€™s trying his best to keep people from experiencing that emotion.
â€œBad Dayâ€ Daniel Powter Michael, the news guy at work, really hates this one just because of the burn out factor. Plus, heâ€™s an American Idol fan, so he was getting bombarded with this POS on radio and TV.
â€œYouâ€™ll Be In My Heartâ€ Phil Collins Carolyn, the morning show host of â€œThe Q,â€ hates this song not only because of the burn out factor, but thereâ€™s something about the bass line that makes her want to take a hammer to the CD player and destroy it when itâ€™s playing –in time to the bass line, of course.
â€œManic Mondayâ€ The Bangles Jeff, the morning show host of â€œThe DV,â€ say â€œManic Mondayâ€ is possibly one of the worst things Prince has ever written. Oh, and maybe because we hear this song everyday of the week (Except for Monday!) makes it a song thatâ€™s just begging to be wiped off the radio station’s hard drive.
â€œYouâ€™re Beautifulâ€ James Blunt Does anyone have a gun so I can just end the pain?
â€œAinâ€™t No Mountain High Enoughâ€ Michael McDonald For the sake of everything holy about music, will Kenny Loggins call Michael McDonald and write him another hit song so he doesnâ€™t have to resort to these flaccid covers?
Itâ€™s not even Noon as I write this, and I really need a drink right now.