Please understand that, while I appreciate the wonders of alternating currents and free music, there are some songs that I just.cannot.stand.anymore.
My coworkers have little radios at their desk, and while I don't mind a little background music, they don't choose the same station - so two days a week, I have opposing sounds coming from my left and right. And so here are the songs that I would really, truly appreciate, Radio, if you could convince your other Listeners to dial down the requests.
Hey Soul Sister - Train
Replay - Sean Kingston
Fireflies - Owl City
Rude Boy - Rihanna
Today Was A Fairytale - Taylor Swift
Empire State of Mind - Alicia Keys & Jay-Z
"Empire State of Mind" and "Rude Boy" are particularly annoying, because they are very repetitive and the range is such that, over the desk partition, I can't hear what I'm sure are carefully crafted countermelodies and lyrical verses, and so all I hear is this:
"C'mon boy, boy boy... take IT take IT take IT take IT"
"New Yo-ooooork... New YORK New Yoooooork!"
I can barely understand Sean Kingston (Iyaz? really?) until halfway through when he stops playing with the synth and actually SINGS a verse. Fireflies is totally overplayed.
And Taylor, I love you - but do all your hits have to be about princes and fairytales?