Anti-Playlist: Songs I Never Want to Hear Again

Top 40 radio has this knack for playing the same songs over and over every hour. Where I work, the local Top 40 radio station is always playing, which means I’ve had the pleasure of having these songs drilled into my head. Sometimes it starts off innocently, with me actually enjoying the song. It quickly slips into torture right around the 384th time I hear it. It’s truly maddening. So this one’s a shout out to the radio station for helping me find the soundtrack to my nightmares. You DJs are the best.

1. Happy – Pharrell

This song makes me anything but happy. I don’t even know why I’ve come to dislike it so much, other than the fact that I don’t take well to being told what to do. No Pharrell, I will not “clap along”.

2. I’m Ready – AJR

What music producer thought it would be a good idea to repeat the phrase “I’m ready” 800 times in a four minute song? In Spongebob Squarepants’ voice?! I become physically ill every time I hear this song.

3. Turn Down For What – DJ Snake & Lil’ John

Turn down for what? More like turn down the volume. Please. PLEASE. Now generally I’m not fond of techno, club type music but this song just grates my nerves on a whole new level. And all 88 million people who’ve watched the music video on YouTube need to go outside or read a book.

4. Problem – Ariana Grande & Iggy Azalea 

I would have one less problem if this song was taken off the radio. And also, bonus points to anyone who can decipher what Ariana Grande is trying to say. She seems to speak a language that no one knows. Besides Mariah Carey that is.

5. Fancy – Iggy Azalea & Charli XCX

Okay I’ll confess. I actually loved this song and used to gladly rap along with Iggy. But hearing it played 27 times a day has completely changed how I feel. You’ve had a good run Iggy, but please put out a new single.

I like to think I was being helpful by linking the songs on this list but maybe it was just cruel.

Or maybe I just want you to suffer along with me.

– S.

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