Mix 666

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Sorry I have to do this to you, but there’s been something on my mind since last week’s Mix Six. What is it? Well, it was Gina’s comment (and later her post, which you can read HERE) about songs/singers she hates.

If you recall, last week’s mix had cover songs and one of them was a GnR cover of “Live and Let Die”—which, to Gina, was like listening to nails on a chalkboard.

If you don’t know already, I work in the radio industry, and there are plenty songs that I can’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 wouldn’t be so ga-ga over them if you had to hear them everyday (sometimes two or three times a day). It’s an occupational hazard radio people live with, so there!
Okay, here we go…

“The Riddle” Five for Fighting I hate everything about this song. I can’t stand John Ondrasik’s voice, his wimpy lyrics, and the schmaltzy piano. When he sings about love, his songs make me think he’s trying his best to keep people from experiencing that emotion.

“Bad Day” Daniel Powter Michael, the news guy at work, really hates this one just because of the burn out factor. Plus, he’s an American Idol fan, so he was getting bombarded with this POS on radio and TV.

“You’ll Be In My Heart” Phil Collins Carolyn, the morning show host of “The Q,” hates this song not only because of the burn out factor, but there’s something about the bass line that makes her want to take a hammer to the CD player and destroy it when it’s playing –in time to the bass line, of course.

“Manic Monday” The Bangles Jeff, the morning show host of “The DV,” say “Manic Monday” 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 that’s just begging to be wiped off the radio station’s hard drive.
“You’re Beautiful” James Blunt Does anyone have a gun so I can just end the pain?

“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” Michael McDonald For the sake of everything holy about music, will Kenny Loggins call Michael McDonald and write him another hit song so he doesn’t have to resort to these flaccid covers?

It’s not even Noon as I write this, and I really need a drink right now.
–PK

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