[30 Day Song Challenge] Day 17: A Song I Hear Often On The Radio

In the continuing theme of the ridiculous and sublime, I am choosing two songs for this category. I live in Southern California, so I by culture and necessity, I drive a lot. I prefer listening to the radio when I drive over listening to my iPod, so I hear a lot of stuff on basically two formats, Modern Rock and Pop. The pop station I listen to is one of the cookie cutter Clear Channel stations that plays the same songs over and over again, with the top 10 Billboard songs getting even more play, which means if a song is #1, it’s on all of the time. So, this past month, it’s been all about Katy Perry’s “ET” and Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” which have both been #1. And since I also listen to two supposedly alternative rock stations, too, I hear Adele’s song even more. “ET” is absurd; it’s about hot sex, alien-style. It’s catchy and very, very stupid. “Rolling in the Deep” is brilliant — a moving, danceable, perfectly produced and hauntingly sung. But I turn it off whenever I hear the first few notes because I don’t want it to go the way of “Fuck You.”

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