Do you ever have one of those songs that annoy the pulp out of you?
It was on the radio so often that you have developed a dislike for it. Or you never really liked it, but now it is everywhere?
I feel like some stuff gets really overplayed and that I grow to hate it when I really enjoyed it initially.
Every once in awhile, I remain in love with an overplayed song.
Does anyone remember the “Hey There Delilah” phenomenon. Oh boy, did Patrick grow to hate that song. And I still loved it. That led to a few heated debates.
More recently, there was Gotoye’s “Somebody I Used To Know.” I never actually hated the song and neither did Patrick, but the sheer volume of remixes was enough to make me want to their everyone’s synthesizers and music editing apps and smash them to bits.
One day, we were driving in Jag in the summer and we were almost back to home-home when Patrick, getting frustrated with the heat in the car and the driving (this was when Jag’s air conditioning opted to work on a random basis, usually at half power after hitting a random bump and then shutting off again) demanded to hear something he knows. I thought he demanded specifically “Somebody I Used to Know,” which I thought was strange, but I found it on the iPod. He got all confused because he didn’t know we had that song. I got all confused because he demanded it. Then, we belted along with the chorus and figured out where the misunderstanding came from.
I saw this video awhile ago. It kind of fits my feelings on the song… Except I like it. But it was overplayed. And most people really don’t know any of the words but the chorus. I showed it to Patrick last night because he apparently missed out on it when it went viral. You might have too, so here it is for a laugh. It is worth the 5 minutes.