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What Songs Would You Retire?

Should "American Pie" be put out to pasture? Has John Lennon's "Imagine" been imagined one too many times? What songs would you retire?

 

If I hear that song one more time!
I was at a restaurant recently when "Cats In The Cradle," a mid-'70s song by Harry Chapin, came on. It's the one about a dad too busy for his son, and ends with the son growing up to be too busy for his dad. Anyway, the thought hit me, "Do I really ever have to hear this song again?" It's a well-crafted tune, but please: can't we just retire it?!

And so a show is born. On this edition of All Songs Considered, "Hallelujah! The Songs We Should Retire."

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2017/10/10/556692186/hallelujah-the-songs-we-should-retire?utm_...

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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In the 'Okay Song But Heard It Too Much' catagory:

 

Rikki Don't Lose That Number - Steely Dan

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Hey ya! Outkast 

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It’s really tough for bands to give up their signature songs, buhhht . . .

 

Do I really need to hear Deep Purple sing Smoke on the Water, again?

Or do I really need my beloved Scorpions to Rock You Like A Hurricane?

 

But concert goers expect to hear them . . . Always!

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Anything by System of a Down

 

This is predicated on the understanding that 'Retired' means relegated to a historical archive.

This music should only be played so younger generations can be told, "We finally chose to evolve past a culture that does this to fellow human beings, and we never want to go back,".

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Walking on sunshine, Katrina&the Waves

WAY overplayed back in the day

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I don’t go to sporting events anymore, but when I did, these songs were ubiquitous. 

 

We Will Rock You - Queen

We Are The Champions- Queen

Bang The Drum All Day - Todd Rundgren

 

I do hope they have moved on! 😂

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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And add -

 

Y M C A - The Village People

 

to that list! 

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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ANY song by the group Rush 🤮🤮

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Basketball Jones - Cheech & Chong

 

Even if it was made with good intentions, it's too easily taken out of context...and it sounds awful...just grates against the senses especially the ears.

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Personally, I think this song stinks! 👇 lol Okay by me to never hear it again. 😉

 

John Fogerty - Centerfield  (Yuck!)

 

P.S. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy baseball, just NOT this song. lol

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I couldn't agree more. I'm a huge John Fogerty fan but please John,what were you thinking????

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The final countdown, Europe 🤮

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@BeatleloverKT  - That one could also go on my sporting events list! 😂

 

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Hey Jude and Let it Be .

I use to love them but Paul has sung them one too many times. 

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Hollaback girl, Gwen Stefani

Way overplayed and just a lousy song….

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Pretty much any song by Foreigner. They were so overplayed back then, and I don’t listen to them any more. These days, those songs sound dated.

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Foreigner was one of those bands I struggled to find a song I liked...I think I found one, but I don't remember.

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What does the fox say, The Foxx and a bunch 

of other just as terrible artists

Out of all the songs out there about animals, this

is just about the worst 🤮

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When I was younger,

 

Dizzy - Tommy Roe

 

was a favorite song of my brother...he had the 45rpm single...this is another one that was okay at first, but now...I don't and won't ever miss it.

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Yeah and "Like a Virgin". Seriously 🙄

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🤣🤣🤣

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You’re (having my baby) Paul Anka

I’m sure it’s been mentioned way back but I was actually horrified when I first heard this song, which

was way overplayed. To this day, I still find it just as horrible of a song

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That’s another one that went radio silent! LOL

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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I almost always had the radio on when doing my homework. In the early 60’s I got so sick of Paul and Paula, Hey Paula, I want to marry you, Hey Paul, I want to marry you, too.  So get married and shut up already! Turns off radio. 😣

 

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Love don’t cost a thing, Jennifer Lopez

Actually ANYTHING that she sings

She’s an ok actress, but her singing leaves 

a lot to be desired imo

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@BeatleloverKT  - I’m not familiar with any of her songs. Have seen her on tv a few times, and can’t say that I wanna be! I saw her perform with another pop star with similar style, and all they did was the ooooooohoohooohooohooh ooooooohoooohooooh thing back and forth. 😳

 

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That’s pretty much all she does lol

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In the 'Played to Death' catagory for me it would be:

 

Running On Empty - Jackson Browne

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Gloria, multiple artists

This song was overplayed so much back in the day that they made me hate it. That plus I worked with a Gloria back in the day and she was as mean as mean could be!

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