Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Some Song Like You

 (this song hates to show up out of the blue uninvited, but it couldn't stay away it couldn't fight it...)

Listen, I love my girl Adele just as much - if not more - than the next person. I thrill at her success. I'm glad her throat is healing fully after surgery. She's having a strong start to the year - "Set Fire To The Rain" is currently #2 on the iTunes singles charts and her album 21 is still amazingly at #1. She'll probably win a bunch of Grammys next month. And that's all great! But I need to call a seasonal moratorium on radio play for "Someone Like You." It's way too cold outside and gets dark way too early these days to be dealing with this song right now. It wasn't so noticeable in late November through December because the airwaves were monopolized by Christmas carols. But now it's full-on Winter-minus-the-Wonderland time, and the song is back with a vengeance. I hear it at the supermarket, at the drug store, in corner cafes - even at the gym! "Someone Like You" is not a song to which you want to run on the treadmill or lift weights. Not even the dance remix of the song. (Also? There should not be a dance remix of this song. Yet there are several.)

"Someone Like You" is a great song, sung beautifully by a great artist, but if the sun is still setting before 6pm and the temperature is hovering around freezing, it's just not the right time for it. We're all fighting against Seasonal Affective Disorder as it is. Winter Wipeout can only do so much to raise the human spirit in these dark and depressing times. This song ain't helping the cause. How about radio stations take a break from playing it for awhile? Definitely through Valentine's Day and probably on through mid-March. We can reconvene and reassess at that point. Okay? Thanks y'all. 

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