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What is the most overplayed rock song?

Let's say a rock* song that you, personally, or we, society, do not need to hear for a while, because we have heard it many times before.

At first, I would think: easy! Smash Mouth's “All Star” which you are probably humming right now. To your regret.

But then, I realized that this song is still too recent. Surely there's been a song you haven't heard in ten years (or more) which is still overplayed.



If I never hear Tom Cochrane's “Life is a Highway” again, I will have listened to it enough times.
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Re: What is the most overplayed rock song?

Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen or Jeff Buckley
Walking on Sunshine, Katrina and the Waves
Born To Be Wild, Steppenwolf
Who Let The Dogs Out, Baha Men
Don't Stop Believing, Journey
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Re: What is the most overplayed rock song?

Everything on my local classic rock station, but If I had to choose just one:
You shook me all night long - AC/DC
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Re: What is the most overplayed rock song?

I love Life is Highway, however I haven't heard the Cochrane version on the radio in years, only pussified country version.
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Rock N Roll All Nite
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Re: What is the most overplayed rock song?

Green Eyed Lady. It sucked then and it sucks now.
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Anything Mellencamp.
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Re: What is the most overplayed rock song?

Originally Posted by The Antipodean View Post
Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen or Jeff Buckley
Really? I never hear either of those on radio here.

For me Id say:

Good Riddance-Green Day

Money-Pink Floyd

Blinded by the Light-Manfred Mann(seriously, play Bruce's version for fuck sakes!)

Closer to the Heart-Rush (I love Rush but the Canadian content rule here kills this song)

Smells Like Teen Spirit-Nirvana
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Hotel California - Eagles
Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Imagine - John Lennon
Another Brick in the Wall - Pink Floyd
Dream On - Aerosmith
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Bad to the Bone - George Thorogood
Satisfaction The - Rolling Stones
Rocket Man - Elton John
Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf
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Don't Stop Believing, Journey
^This

Honorable mention to "Bad Reputation"
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Re: What is the most overplayed rock song?

Anything by Def Leppard - excrement.
Bohemian Rhapsody seems to play somewhere every 20 minutes.
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Re: What is the most overplayed rock song?

Sweet Home Alabama-Skynyrd
Jump-Van Halen
Start Me Up-Stones
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Re: What is the most overplayed rock song?

Originally Posted by astrochimp View Post
Closer to the Heart-Rush (I love Rush but the Canadian content rule here kills this song)
In Australia when I worked in community radio, something like 20% of songs needed to be by an Australian artist. Is this what you are referring to? And does it affect commercial radio as well?

Originally Posted by The Antipodean View Post
Walking on Sunshine, Katrina and the Waves
Born To Be Wild, Steppenwolf
Who Let The Dogs Out, Baha Men
Don't Stop Believing, Journey
These are all excellent picks.
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These are all excellent picks.
Yes, Who Let the Dog's Out? is a seminal rock anthem, for sure.

Also, Life is a Highway is the worst song evar.
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Re: What is the most overplayed rock song?

Listen to 10 minutes of any Clear Channel classic rock station. Every song they play fits the bill.

I'd have to say Boston's Long Time/Foreplay or whatever the fuck it's called. Suicide inducing.
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Re: What is the most overplayed rock song?

And EVERY time I hear the opening to Hendrix's cover of "All Along The Watchtower", I get violent That fucking song...
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Re: What is the most overplayed rock song?

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In Australia when I worked in community radio, something like 20% of songs needed to be by an Australian artist. Is this what you are referring to? And does it affect commercial radio as well?
Yep, its commercial radio here in Canada that are forced to play a certain amount of Canadian music. I thought it was around 50%, but maybe thats just my imagination. Bryan Adams spoke out against it in the 80s and took some heat for being anti-Canadian. He said music should be played because its good enough regardless of it being Canadian. If we feel our music will get played based on the "Can-con" rule, then artists will make mediocre music, and he was right.
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Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf has been heard in quite a lot movies and tv shows.
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Re: What is the most overplayed rock song?

Originally Posted by Hokeyboy View Post
Listen to 10 minutes of any Clear Channel classic rock station. Every song they play fits the bill.

I'd have to say Boston's Long Time/Foreplay or whatever the fuck it's called. Suicide inducing.
The Foreplay cums before the Long Time
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The Zyklon B comes before either.
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Re: What is the most overplayed rock song?

Geez. I like almost everything posted here and don't change the channel when it's on.
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Let's say a rock* song that you, personally, or we, society, do not need to hear for a while, because we have heard it many times before.
Originally Posted by Hiro11 View Post
Geez. I like almost everything posted here and don't change the channel when it's on.
Yes, I certainly think there's a difference between a question about bands you can't stand (which this wasn't) and particular songs you don't need to hear again because they've been played to death for many many years.

Oddly, I scarcely listen to the radio these days but some of the tracks that create the strongest nostalgic feelings are those from my childhood/teens that were on BBC Radio 1) playlists back then and which I may not even have especially enjoyed much at the time. Many wouldn't even count as "rock"!
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Re: What is the most overplayed rock song?

Alone by Heart

Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler

Footloose by Kenny Loggins
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There She Goes - The La's and everyone else who's covered the song.

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