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#1 of 36 Mitty


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Posted January 13 2002 - 11:44 AM

You know what I'm talkin' about. You know that song which you have an almost physical reaction when you hear the first series of notes. A sound allergy if you will. If you don't change the station, or kill the volume, you may actually die! Posted Image Naturally, there's a lot of dreck on the airwaves and there always has been, but I'm talking about the serious willies here.

For me:

Song: Bob Seger's Old Time Rock 'n' Roll - I hear those first few piano notes, and my fight/flight instinct kicks into gear and it's like life or death.

Band: Foreigner - ditto. Some songs (ie. Hot Blooded) are worse than others, but I can't stand a single thing they ever recorded, including Lou Gramm's solo career.

#2 of 36 John Kilduff

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Posted January 13 2002 - 12:15 PM

-Rap music of today
-Alternative music from Nirvana onwards
-Most everything popular today besides Pink and No Doubt
-"Love Shack"


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#3 of 36 MikeH1



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Posted January 13 2002 - 01:28 PM

Anything by Celine Dion. Oh yeah, and that song: Puttin' on the Ritz by Taco. The good news is I think I have heard it on the radio just twice.

#4 of 36 John_Bonner


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Posted January 13 2002 - 02:06 PM

Don't know about the rest of the globe but in the NY Metro area there's a commercial for the Lottery using "If I Had a Million Dollars" by Barenaked Ladies (I think). Not only is it on the radio but on tv as well. And they play it over and over and over and over and over again. In the car or at home I change the station whenever this comes on.

#5 of 36 Richard Travale

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Posted January 13 2002 - 02:52 PM

The worst song in the world for this was "Breakfast at Tiffany's" by Great Big Something(or something like that). This was one of those evil songs that would be stuck in your head for hours upon hours, even if you only heard a few seconds of it. I would have to plug my ears and leave the room everytime this came on. Of course it was one of those songs that radio stations loved to play 300 times a day back in the early 90's.
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#6 of 36 SteveGon


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Posted January 13 2002 - 03:31 PM

Just about anything on the Top 40 stations. Thank goodness for college radio!

#7 of 36 Jon_B



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Posted January 13 2002 - 05:52 PM

I really dislike that Uncle Kracker guy. That song "Follow Me" makes me ill. Posted Image

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#8 of 36 JasenP



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Posted January 13 2002 - 11:33 PM

1. U2 Posted Image
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4. All non-Johnny Cash country Music

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#9 of 36 Adam Tyner

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Posted January 14 2002 - 12:22 AM



#10 of 36 Paul_D



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Posted January 14 2002 - 12:50 AM

-Most everything popular today besides Pink and No Doubt

Damn straight! Their is the only popo music I enjoy!


Yeah... they suck.

My choices, even though I don't listen to the radio, would mostly be garage - I HATE GARAGE! I think only the English forum members will identify with me here! There's this really annoying wave of music sweeping the english charts at the moment, and its sooooo awful it makes my skin crawl!

So, in conlcusion, if I ever hear garage, I'm gonna be going to a different place!
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#11 of 36 brentl



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Posted January 14 2002 - 02:58 AM

"Most everything popular today besides Pink and No Doubt"

I hope you aren't including India.Arie in that!!

I'll add anything by Lenny Kravitz!


#12 of 36 Jim_F



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Posted January 14 2002 - 03:08 AM

I've heard Stairway to Heaven enough times to last an eternity.

Whenever I hear any song by Air Supply, I feel like I'm suffocating.
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#13 of 36 MatthewA



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Posted January 14 2002 - 03:20 AM

I only listen to the oldies or classical station, which almost never plays anything I dislike. I have a large enough collection of my own CDs, which keeps growing.

But I don't really like "Sugar, Sugar," by the Archies.

But if I'm hearing music anywhere I go (restaurants, etc.) I actually complain to the management if I hear:

the theme from Friends
anything by a boy band
anything by Britney Spears and her slutty ilk
Madonna's version of "American Pie" (the original is a classic)
most 90s music

Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I will not support anything your company produces until then.

#14 of 36 Kevin P

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Posted January 14 2002 - 03:28 AM

Ditto on the "most 90s music", and I'll extend that to "most 00s music" as well... but what really gets to me is:

Any song that uses easily recognized samples, or worse yet, entire passages from popular songs from the 70s and 80s.

Remakes of songs from the 70s or 80s--I about had a seizure when I heard a remake of "Come On Eileen" at the health club. It's worse than Pan & Scan in my book.


#15 of 36 Rob_C


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Posted January 16 2002 - 02:59 AM

Limp Bizkit or Creed will make me change the channel faster than anything.

#16 of 36 Alex Spindler

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Posted January 16 2002 - 04:21 AM

Creed. I've knocked things over in the rush to turn it off.

#17 of 36 Joe D

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Posted January 16 2002 - 05:11 AM

It seems to me that I'm the only one around my area that HATES Creed with a passion, but I now can see there are others, and that gives me hope.

#18 of 36 JasenP



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Posted January 16 2002 - 05:25 AM

Agreed. Creed is painfult to hear.
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#19 of 36 Sean Todd

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Posted January 16 2002 - 06:37 AM

That lame song by Lifehouse that was played 50 billion times ("I've fallen even more in love with you...")-- YUCK!!!!

#20 of 36 MickeS



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Posted January 16 2002 - 06:43 AM

Another vote for Creed here. I don't mind most music on the radio (even Celine Dion makes me leave the dial alone), but Creed, and especially that godawful "With arms wide open", I just cannot stand.


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