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Old 01-01-2008, 02:07 AM
 
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What are some of the songs that you rarely hear on the radio anymore that has gotten a good amount of airplay back in the day?
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Old 01-01-2008, 03:26 AM
 
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Oh, there are tons. And there's a good reason they don't get much airplay these days. But my top contenders are:

OMC, "How Bizarre." How bizarre that this curiously terrible song ever got as much airplay as it did.

Lou Bega, "Mambo #5." The first time I heard it I thought it was for a Nintendo game or something. The second time I heard it I honestly thought it was a parody song about Bill Clinton. It was only upon a more careful listening that I realized it was intended as a serious artistic effort.

Soul Asylum, "Runaway Train." If I have to listen to your whiny singing voice for another 5 seconds, I'm gonna find the nearest runaway train and throw your ass under it. Oh, and wash your hair you filthy hippie. (Or would that be "grungie"?)

Goons & Posers, "November Rain." No further commentary needed.

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Old 01-01-2008, 08:30 AM
 
Location: New Port Richey
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if you had asked this 2 years ago I would have said "Life is a Highway" BUT since the movie CARS came out and Rascal Flatts country remake of the song, the pop stations have decided to put the classic Tommy whats his name back into airplay and I'm loving it :P

I used to love Mambo #5 because it had my name in it

I am sooo glad I never hear much of Salt-N-pepa anymore...ecspecially Whatta Man
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Old 01-01-2008, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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Britney(any of her songs,even gimme more seems to have died)

Take that(Back for good)popular in the mid 90's but since has faded away

Any old school rap(it beats most new rap any day)

Hollaback girl(This is the worst song ever so im glad i dont have to hear that garbage anymore)

Hootie and the Blowfish(They need to come back)

I remember hearing Hold on by Wilson philips as a child in the early 90's often

i will probably come back with more as they come to me
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Old 01-01-2008, 03:00 PM
 
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Oh, there are tons. And there's a good reason they don't get much airplay these days. But my top contenders are:

OMC, "How Bizarre." How bizarre that this curiously terrible song ever got as much airplay as it did.

Lou Bega, "Mambo #5." The first time I heard it I thought it was for a Nintendo game or something. The second time I heard it I honestly thought it was a parody song about Bill Clinton. It was only upon a more careful listening that I realized it was intended as a serious artistic effort.

Soul Asylum, "Runaway Train." If I have to listen to your whiny singing voice for another 5 seconds, I'm gonna find the nearest runaway train and throw your ass under it. Oh, and wash your hair you filthy hippie. (Or would that be "grungie"?)

Goons & Posers, "November Rain." No further commentary needed.
I don't hear those songs on the radio as often anymore like I used to in the old days, I can't stand Lou Bega's "Mambo #5".

The list of songs I rarely hear on the radio anymore are

Queen: Radio Ga Ga and Body Language
Foreigner: Say You Will, That Was Yesterday and I Don't Want to Live Without You
Journey: Girl Can't Help It, I'll be Alright Without You, After the Fall, Still They Ride and Be Good to Yourself
Kenny Loggins: Nobody's Fool
Bon Jovi: Living in Sin
Timmy T: One More Try
Paula Abdul: Rush Rush, Promise of a New Day and The Way You Love Me
Mariah Carey: Someday, Emotions and Make it Happen
Sir Mix a Lot: Baby Got Back
Ali Thomson: Take a Little Rhythm
Franke and the Knockouts: Sweetheart
Lou Gramm: Just Between You and Me and Midnight Blue
INXS: Dissapear
any Debbie Gibson song
any Tiffany song
any Milli Vanilli song
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Old 01-01-2008, 03:01 PM
 
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Britney(any of her songs,even gimme more seems to have died)

Take that(Back for good)popular in the mid 90's but since has faded away

Any old school rap(it beats most new rap any day)

Hollaback girl(This is the worst song ever so im glad i dont have to hear that garbage anymore)

Hootie and the Blowfish(They need to come back)

I remember hearing Hold on by Wilson philips as a child in the early 90's often

i will probably come back with more as they come to me

You sure don't hear Take That's Back For Good on the radio anymore at all, that was a great song, I still hear the other songs on the radio frequently.

You also don't hear alot of Color Me Badd on the radio anymore.
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Old 01-01-2008, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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"Back in the day".....back in WHICH day.....I haven't heard "Pennsylvaina 6 5thousand" by Glen Miller in years.......
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Old 01-01-2008, 03:05 PM
 
Location: England/Wales
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I havn`t heard ``3 wheels on my wagon`` for years!! Shame!!
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Old 01-01-2008, 03:08 PM
 
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I never hear "freebird", only because I don't listen to the radio. Open up the inside gatefold of the Mothers of Invention Lp Absolutely Free and put it on your wall... everyone knows that the best music you will ever hear, for the most part, ... never ever hit the radio. T&C
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Old 01-01-2008, 05:32 PM
 
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I never hear "freebird", only because I don't listen to the radio. Open up the inside gatefold of the Mothers of Invention Lp Absolutely Free and put it on your wall... everyone knows that the best music you will ever hear, for the most part, ... never ever hit the radio. T&C
The best music I have ever heard are located on SIRIUS Radio, I can never go back to AM/FM Radio ever again.
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