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Is it just me, or does anyone else loathe the main / defining hit one of your favourite bands has had?

I love The Waterboys, and have since the early '80s, but all you ever hear on the radio is the Whole of the Moon. Can't stand it! Always turn it off on the radio or skip past it on CD.

 

And James - a fantastic band, but 'Sit Down' eek again... really can't bear it!

 

You?

 

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Hi roger06. I`m right with you on this one. The Waterboys is a great example. You would think the artists (royalties aside) would get fed up with this situation also. Such a shame because you end up hating great songs such as `Born To Run`, `Summer of `69`, `Dancing Queen`, `Because The Night` and `Baker Street` to name just a few.

Fancy starting up a new radio staion together? Smile

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See also Crowded House. Brilliant band, but biggest hit - Weather with You - is my least favourite; so trite compared to rest

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I love Imogen Heap, been to see her three times, cannot stand the single Hide and Seek.  Hate hate hate. 

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RE: This week I have mostly been listening to/watching...

Phew not just me then!

Clare – yeah good one...

 

Survivor – I tell you, Radio Roger would be bankrupt in a week!!

 

I guess there are exceptions as well. I love The Clash but never tire of hearing Rock the Casbah and London Calling when played on the wireless. BUT, even as I write I'm thinking 'Should I stay or shoud I go', hmmm, a great song but played to death...

 

 

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roger06 wrote:

Survivor – I tell you, Radio Roger would be bankrupt in a week!!

 

 

You`d have at least one listener! Big smile

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Clare Newsome wrote:

See also Crowded House. Brilliant band, but biggest hit - Weather with You - is my least favourite; so trite compared to rest

Tssh!! but...but...but. If you was to describe the Crowded House sound (especially Neil and Tim), there's no better example than 'Weather With You'.

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Erm, we're going to have to disagree on that one... (and I own all their recordings and have long enjoyed them live)

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With the exception of Imogen Heap (don't know her work) I like everything that's been mentioned so far!!!!!! Tongue out

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As a huge Queen fan (up to and including 'News Of The World'), some of the stuff they trotted out in later life was rubbish. Not all of it, granted, but a fair bit of it.

I was never a fan of 'A Kind Of Magic' or 'Radio Ga Ga'. Not bad songs in isolation, but up against 'Killer Queen', 'We Are The Champions', 'Seven Seas Of Rhye'..... There's no comparison.

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