'Retro' or 'Retired'

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'Retro' or 'Retired'

Post by kenf » Fri Jul 12, 2002 9:29 am

After years of post-'80s Retro Programming there are some songs which I could accept almost never hearing again! Yes these songs are great; 99.9 out of a 100 persons will say, "What Are You, Stupid?".
But I'm talking about big hit songs being grossly overplayed at the expense of seeemingly forgotten songs by the same band (let alone bands which virtually never get played despite re-released CDs - another topic!).

These are: 'Standard' RETRO Songs that unfortunately get played EVERY TIME.

Would anyone care to add to the RETIRED listing:

1) Blue Monday - New Order (there are many other hits)
2) Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics (whatever happened to 'In the Garden')
3) ...

p.s. again these are great songs - but enough already.


'Retro' or 'Retired'

Post by Anonymous » Fri Jul 12, 2002 11:59 pm

Unfortunately, radio is all about playing what people can identify with in the first 10 seconds. A station wants to keep people loyal and listening for 15 minutes or more at a time: "RATINGS". That's why CFNY pre-1988 was so great because it was about "VARIETY". We were extremely lucky to have ever had a radio station here in Toronto that went against the norm. The retired listing would be too long and obvious.

Bill Yetman

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Post by Bill Yetman » Tue Jan 07, 2003 4:35 pm

Variety- that reminds me of a slogan from the ads for the "9 to 5 no-repeat workday", which I believe CFNY had to stop using because of threats from Wide World of Sports: "The thrill of variety, not the agony of repeat". If only the stations I have to put up with at work had such a no-repeat policy. As bad as the Edge can be, at least they don't play Shania Twain every 2-3 hours.


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Post by Antarctica » Tue Jan 07, 2003 11:45 pm


Paul Dearborn

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Post by Paul Dearborn » Tue Jan 14, 2003 9:43 pm

As much as I love "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell, I'm sure tired of hearing it on every retro show and on every retro compilation.


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Post by rick » Fri Apr 18, 2003 6:30 pm

I do a retro show on Mohawk College every Sunday night from 9-11 pm. I can't promise everything that we used to listen to one FNY back in the day, but I do play songs that aren't killed by overexposure. C101.5 fm


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Post by Richard » Tue May 27, 2003 10:58 pm

Other suggestions

Wild west - Escape Club
Walk Like an Egyptian - Bangles
Lean On Me - Club Nouveau
Wake Me Up Before you Go go - Wham !
Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
Take On Me - A-Ha
Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer
Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Everybody Have Fun Tonight - **** Chung

Enough Already....

Metal Mike

'Retro' or 'Retired'

Post by Metal Mike » Tue Jan 27, 2004 7:38 pm

Jack 92.5, Edge retro Sunday nights, Mix 99.9 retro - all play the same standards which they should retire while there are hundreds of songs which remain buried in vaults.


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Post by Anonymous » Wed Jan 28, 2004 7:27 am

That will never happen. See second post in this thread as to why. If you want variety for retro 80's go here:


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