Thursday, 12 March 2009
Right. This isn't the first time I've made this particular observation and it shouldn't at all be seen as an attack on my friends in Live 95fm.
It should, however, be seen as an all-out Jihad on whatever chap or chapette draws up the station's daytime playlist.
Like most offices around the city, we have 95fm on in the background all day long and I'd doubt I'm the only one regularly left in a ball-bursting rage by their song choices.
Over the last couple of weeks, I have conducted a little survey and took note of some of the more questionable songs (now that's being kind) played on the station.
In the interest of fairness, those listed below are only the ones which have been played at a rate of at least twice a week during working hours.
At best, the songs contained in the list are mediocre and completely forgettable tunes that may have peaked at number seven in the Irish charts in the early to mid-90s.
At worst, they are offences against music that makes one want to cut their own ears off using a rusty hedge clippers.
In all cases, their being played with such frequency is nothing short of mindboggling and if the record isn't changed soon, I may be tempted to douse myself in petrol and light a match outside the radio station's offices in protest.
Here's the list. Am I the only one this bothers immensely? Remember, at the very least, twice a week, but quite a few have been played twice within a few hours of each other on several occasions.
'Nobody knows' by The Tony Rich Project. Reached number 2 in 1995.
'To the moon and back' by Savage Garden. Peaked at number 3 in 1998.
'Save tonight' by Eagle Eye Cherry. Top position of number 6 in 1997.
'Message in a box' by Brian Kennedy. 1997. Wikipedia doesn't know where it peaked but the album went to number one. For shame Ireland, for shame.
'Anthing at all by Paddy Casey'. Why is this hobbit famous? I'm serious, what kind of pact did he make with the devil?
'Perfect day' by the music 'greats' of 1997. Wouldn't mind the Lou Reed version now and again but why play the track featuring Boyzone and Bono?
'Love supreme' by Robbie Williams. Number 4 in 2000.