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Christmas Post 7/12

Posted by Matt on December 21, 2010

I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but the holiday season is a double-edged sword for me at work. On one hand, I don’t have to listen to the shitty store radio music that plays incessantly for an entire month. On the other hand, there is a new line-up of shitty store radio music that plays incessantly instead. And there’s less of it, so I hear the same songs (and different versions of the same songs!) over and over again all day, every day. There must be almost half a dozen versions of every Christmas classic, and I have listen to most, if not ALL, of those versions in one day, and then again the next day, and again and again. It’s maddening.

I mean, there’s gotta be more pleasant holiday music than just Jingle Bells, Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, I Saw Mommy Kissin’ Santa Claus, and Silent Night, is there? Today I heard a dumb country Christmas song I never heard before, but that’s a rare experience. I don’t even hear the Beach Boys’ Christmas songs on there anymore, and they were basically my few break points from the monotony. It’s maddening.

Also, Jingle Bells, It’s Cold Outside, and Let It Snow are not really Christmas songs, just being about winter in general. So why do we only hear them during this time? Is it because outside December, no one wants to be reminded that it’s winter?


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Pain Inflicting

Posted by Matt on September 6, 2010

My last list of songs I hate that play incessantly at work was rather weak, as I forgot several major offenders. Now I remember them, and I give them to you all because I hate. I HATE.

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You cannot escape the lists

Posted by Matt on July 19, 2010

Top Seven Worst Songs Played on the Store Radio Where I work

7. “Life is a Highway”, Tom Cochrane
6. “A Moment Like This”, Kelly Clarkson and Leona Lewis (They’ve played both versions. On the same day)
5. “Give a Little Bit”, Goo Goo Dolls
4. “Manic Monday”, The Bangles
3. “Clocks”, Coldplay
2. “Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me For Me)”, Blessid Union of Souls
1. “Welcome to My Life”, Simple Plan

Some of the much better songs they have played:

“Cult of Personality”, Living Color
“Cool the Engines”, Boston
“Let’s Dance”, David Bowie
“Man on the Moon”, REM
“Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm”, Crash Test Dummies (Yes, I do like this song)

Some songs I don’t hate, but have been soured by repetition

“Wake Me Up When September Ends”, Green Day
Pretty much every Tom Petty song they play

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