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Initial post: Mar 2, 2012 8:30:35 AM PST
I found this list in the very funny book "Look At My Striped Shirt!: Confessions Of The People You Love To Hate". The list is entitled "Classic Rock Songs That Can Go To Hell". Here's a link to the book, if you are interested:

Look at My Striped Shirt!: Confessions of the People You Love to Hate

I have reproduced the original list below. Feel free to add any songs that make you want to immediately turn the dial on the radio:

Meatloaf - "Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad"
Foreigner - "Cold As Ice"
The Eagles - "Heartache Tonight"
Jethro Tull - "Aqualung"
The Steve Miller Band - "Abracadabra"
Queen - "We Are The Champions"
Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Sweet Home Alabama"
Billy Joel - "Piano Man"
Journey - "Wheel In The Sky"
Kansas - "Carry On Wayward Son"
Warren Zevon - "Werewolves Of London"
Boston - "More Than A Feeling"
Bob Seger - "Old Time Rock And Roll"
Pink Floyd - "Comfortably Numb"
BTO - "Takin' Care Of Business"
Golden Earring - "Radar Love"
Aerosmith - "Walk This Way"
Don McLean - "American Pie"
Blue Oyster Cult - "Don't Fear The Reaper"
Elton John - "Crocodile Rock"
Everything by The Doors

Posted on Mar 2, 2012 9:14:52 AM PST
T. Boyle says:
I'd switch "Paradise By The Dashboard Light" for "Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad"

Posted on Mar 2, 2012 11:27:02 AM PST
Michael Ary says:
I don't get it? Are all these classic tunes supposed to be avoided? I like almost every one... especially Warren Zevon - "Werewolves Of London". I can think of songs that would make me want to turn the dial on the radio... but NONE of these would be on it! Go fish.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 2, 2012 11:48:58 AM PST
These are portrayed as the songs that are so over-requested and so over-played that they make you want to turn off the radio. Another example might be "Mississippi Queen" by Mountain. As soon as I hear the first few notes....Du nuh nuh nuh...I'm already switching to a CD.

I like all of the bands on the list, but I agree that they are all played to death. So many deeper cuts from these artists that are much more fun to listen to.

Posted on Mar 2, 2012 11:56:06 AM PST
Michael Ary says:
Up here where I live (near Portland) they play the hell out of Led Zep... but I never get tired of them. Now Muskrat Love... THAT's a different story!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 2, 2012 12:01:31 PM PST
"Stairway to Heaven" doesn't get to you? I used to love it, but now it's kind of like nails on a chalk board.

I'm right there with you on "Muskrat Love", but then again, I never liked that song in the first place. I think the list is dedicated to great songs that have been beaten to death, reanimated and then run over with a lawn mower by classic rock radio DJs who really think they are doing us a favor by playing "Tom Sawyer" for the 8 millionth time. You know, Rush actually has a few other songs that are good, too.

Posted on Mar 2, 2012 1:59:19 PM PST
KinksRock says:
"Cold As Ice" is awesome.

Posted on Mar 2, 2012 2:03:10 PM PST
alysha25 says:
My feelings on the list you posted OP, run the gamet from "turn the dial Pa-Leeeease!" to "I love when that song comes on". Oh well, different tastes................

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 2, 2012 3:01:03 PM PST
Gena Chereck says:
"These are portrayed as the songs that are so over-requested and so over-played that they make you want to turn off the radio."

In that case, I like the Eagles but I'm getting sick to death of "Life in the Fast Lane" and "Hotel California" (would it kill them to play "Wasted Time" or "The Last Resort" instead once in a while?). :p Same with "Take It Easy" and "Lyin' Eyes" (whereas I don't think I could ever get sick of, say, "Desperado" or "Take It To the Limit")...

Posted on Mar 2, 2012 3:58:22 PM PST
Savage Lucy says:
I used to like the Eagles, but my local Classic Rock station plays practically nothing but the Eagles. I've never had a problem with over-hearing any other song, though. In fact I have been the one to drive roommates crazy with repetitions of a single song or album.

Posted on Mar 2, 2012 4:09:59 PM PST
B-Jak says:
Hey, Michael- didn't realize you're in the Portland area. My biggest complaint about Portland is the radio. I can't listen to it. It's the same old stuff- not bad, but over and over again, with nothing new. I burn through tape decks and cd players at work because i just can't stand radio here. Every couple of years, i'll turn it on, only to confirm that it just isn't worth it.

Posted on Mar 2, 2012 5:30:31 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 2, 2012 6:14:50 PM PST
A. Strong says:
Most serial killers have classic rock songs playing loudly in their skulls when they are on top of the bell tower and have you in the scope of their semi-automatic rifle...

Posted on Mar 2, 2012 6:14:01 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 2, 2012 6:25:52 PM PST
Michael Ary says:
David G. Forman -can't get enough "Stairway to Heaven" ... sorry, guess I'm just a Zep freak. Oh, BTW... (IMHO) Muskrat Love is the worst song ever to be perpetrated on the human ears... I threw that in there as a JOKE.

Gena Chereck - I like the Eagles too, especially "Desperado" or "Take It To the Limit". But I can see why people get tired of them being overplayed. Did you see that hilarious scene in the movie "The Big Labowski" where he gets kicked out of the cab for pressing the cabbie to turn off the Eagles?

B-Jak - I'm with you on Portland radio.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 2, 2012 6:55:13 PM PST
Gena Chereck says:
Re: 'The Big Lebowski' -- oh yeah, that was funny... :D


Other songs I don't care if I never hear again:

Pink Floyd, "Money"
The Guess Who, "American Woman"
Five Man Electrical Band, "Signs"
Eric Clapton, "Wonderful Tonight"
Bryan Adams, "Summer of '69"
The Knack, "My Sharona"
Billy Joel, "It's Still Rock 'n' Roll to Me"

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 2, 2012 7:22:04 PM PST
Dee Zee says:
Won't Get Fooled Again by the WHO. Way too overplayed.

Posted on Mar 2, 2012 7:26:16 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 3, 2012 4:58:58 AM PST
D. Mok says:
"Sweet Emotion", Aerosmith
"Day Tripper", The Beatles
"Eight Days a Week", The Beatles
"I Want to Hold Your Hand", The Beatles
"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", The Beatles
"Should I Stay or Should I Go", The Clash
"Smoke on the Water", Deep Purple
"Hello, I Love You", The Doors
"Light My Fire", The Doors
"All Right Now", Free
"All Day and All of the Night", The Kinks
"You Really Got Me", The Kinks
"The Joker", The Steve Miller Band
"American Girl", Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
"Breakdown", Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
"Mary Jane's Last Dance", Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
"You Don't Know How It Feels", Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
"Brown Sugar", The Rolling Stones
"Honky Tonk Women", The Rolling Stones
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", The Rolling Stones
"Jumpin' Jack Flash", The Rolling Stones
"Miss You", The Rolling Stones
"Start Me Up", The Rolling Stones
"Street Fighting Man", The Rolling Stones
"Wild Horses", The Rolling Stones
"You Can't Always Get What You Want", The Rolling Stones
"I Will Follow", U2

Posted on Mar 2, 2012 7:38:36 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 2, 2012 7:42:16 PM PST
Michael Ary says:
"Here I Go Again" -Whitesnake
"(I Just) Died in Your Arms" -Cutting Crew
"Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" -Tom Petty
"You Give Love a Bad Name" - Bon Jovi
"I Want to Know What Love Is" - Foreigner
"What About Love?" Heart
"My Humps"- Black Eyed Peas
And the following "songs" (if you can call them that) whose "singers" I can't even remember:
"Ice Ice Baby", "Achy Breaky Heart", "Mmm Bop" and "Girl on TV".... and anything by LADY GAGA

Posted on Mar 2, 2012 8:11:07 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 2, 2012 8:14:21 PM PST
naldo says:
I miss free-form fm radio. I think having just one in any major city would be successful, judging by everyone's opinion everywhere you talk to, anytime.
And corporate radio should only be allowed one am and one fm per city, like I think the law used to be.

Posted on Mar 2, 2012 11:40:59 PM PST
STOP Playing the who!
Teenage Wasteland
Wont Get Fooled Again
Pinball Wizard
See Me Feel Me
My Generation
Magic Bus

Money-Pink Floyd
Another Brick In The Wall Part 2-Pink Floyd
We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions-Queen
Too many more to waste time on.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2012 12:21:54 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 3, 2012 12:22:20 AM PST
naldo says:
Don't you have any other outlet for listening to music than redundundundant radio?

Posted on Mar 3, 2012 5:00:03 AM PST

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2012 6:12:50 AM PST
Michael - I'm a huge Zep fan too, but the same four or five songs are repeated endlessly. How about "The Rain Song" instead of "Stairway" once in a while? And I totally got the "Muskrat Love" joke. It's in my top ten worst songs, but I think "Afternoon Delight" edges it out of the top spot. I love how the song was used in "Anchorman":

"If you dont think this is the best song ever.....I will fight you."

Posted on Mar 3, 2012 6:23:22 AM PST
doodah man says:
"Brown Eyed Girl", sometimes even "Moondance" from Van Morrison.
Don't get me wrong, love Van, hate those songs just because they've been drilled into me sooo many times!
How about "Into the Mystic" or "Tupelo Honey" for a change?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2012 6:30:00 AM PST
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Posted on Mar 3, 2012 6:34:02 AM PST
E. Marks says:
I have to agree with David Forman, Stairway to Heaven. I'd rather have bamboo shoots stuck under my fingernails.
Same goes for every song by The Eagles.
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