Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Just a small town girl, livin in a lonely world

This morning one of the local radio stations was having a heated discussion. One of the DJs had found a recent online survey- Top Songs Played at College Parties. Yes, I understand very life or death. Anyway, I caught the survey, listened to DJs opinions, and then flipped the channel to my normal morning radio station. Even though I didn’t really care about the DJs opinions I did find the survey interesting. Here are the Top Songs Played at College Parties:

10. Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
9. Garth Brooks - Friends In Low Places
8. Van Halen - Runnin’ With The Devil
7. Boston - More Than A Feeling
6. Anything by Jack Johnson or any other marginally talented acoustic guitar-based singer
5. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
4. Rick Springfield - Jessie’s Girl
3. Anything by or featuring Lil Wayne
2. Bon Jovi - Livin’ On A Prayer
ANNNNNDDDD the #1 song, my ringtone…….
Journey - Don’t Stop Believin’

Now don’t get me wrong I love most of these songs. No, scratch that- I like them all. Well, I’m not a huge fan of Friends in Love Places. Garth is a great singer, but growing up in OK you heard the song everyday, every hour for about three years straight- the song got old. But all around, I find this list to be a great list of songs. As a matter of fact, most of these songs are on my iPod. However, my question is why are college students still playing songs that were popular in the earlier 80s, like when I was the ripe age of one? I understand that Jack Johnson and Lil Wayne are newer, but the other eight songs are from the 80s. I also understand that these are great songs, classics if you will, but really? Are college students so lame that they cannot find new songs to play at their frat parties? I shake my head and pass this information off to you, Blogger World. Please help the younger generation. Now if you would excuse me...I feel like listening to some Boston.


monamachel1 said...

That is weird. I would have put a lot more of Lil Wayne, T-Pain, ummm, some other rappers that sing obnoxiously about stuff that is not ok to sing about but is ok because you can't tell what they are saying.
Yeah, I was listening to old school Reba while reading your blog!!

TC said...

I obviously went to the wrong house parties in college (not that I went to many), as I would have loved this list!!! Well, except for Jack Johnson and Lil Wayne... not fans. Everything else though - love it.

However, true fans of the 80s would have included a little Def Leppard (more than likely Pour some sugar on me for a party) too. So these kids these days are just totally wanna bes :)

OK Chick said...

Mona- Old school Reba...another OK person.

TC- I agree! Pour Some Sugar is a great song. It makes me want to stand up on a bar and dance. Of course I don't because I'm a good church going girl. However, I have always wanted to be one of those Coyote Ugly girls, for a night not as a career.
I'm a fan of Jack Johnson. He has a couple songs that I really like.

TC said...

Of course I don't because I'm a good church going girl.

Haha. We really could be good travel partners :) Can I put your on speed dial to call to get my friends and I out of trouble should we actually follow through with that extended European "holiday" next year that we've been talking about since my PR trip earlier this summer? O:)

Renee said...

You're Coyote Ugly comment got me remembering this show on TLC where folks tried a new job to see if they could trick "experts" into thinking that they were really in that job...one was a librarian who tried being a Coyote Ugly barmaid...she did a really good job of it and after the show stuck with it part time (after being a libarian).
As a gal who grew up in the 80's I was pretty shocked to see all my old favs up on that list too...makes me wonder if all the really good songs have already been done. I know that when I'm out with DD and hear an old song...then realize that someone has remade it and messed it all up!
Since I can't find anything decent to listen to on regular radio, we listen to KLOVE here. I like that they play a variety of different styles of music while none of it is lude. DD loves Toby Mac & Newsboys. (I do too!)

Bone said...

I was thinking the same thing about commercials recently. It seems like they use mostly older songs.

Nike used "Happiest Girl In The Whole USA" from the 70's on its Olympic commercial. And then there was that car commercial awhile back that used "Mister Roboto." And that tempted by the fruit of another song has been used, too.

Maybe there's just no good music anymore.

When I think college parties, I think "Push It." Or maybe that was high school parties.

Sa-Salt and Pepa's here, and we're in effect...

OK Chick said...

TC- Of course I will be on your speed dial to get you out of trouble. It would be an honor. :)
So tell me more about this extended European holiday.

Renee- I listen to KLove as well. My radio is programed for every type of music. I listen to everything.

Bone-Yes, comericals are going back to the old school music. Target does this often, but they mix it up with some new songs as well.