A recurring feature in which we ask musicians to name a song they never want to hear again
Diana Death, Chinese Rocks: "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey. "I don't need to hear it again until the day I drop dead 'cause I already get to hear it at every grocery store, convenience mart, karaoke bar, movie preview, and TV commercial ever made. And, no, hipsters, it's not even cool in an 'ironic' way, so just stop."
Anders Larsson, Two Wolves / Lady Dottie and the Diamonds: "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke. "Besides taking issue with the overt nod (theft from?) Marvin Gaye, I've gone through every stage with this song, from reluctant acceptance, to burnout, to breaking through and being OK with it again, and finally returning to burnout. It's rare that I reach the point where I can't even hear a song as a song anymore, but I'm there with this one!"
Sutton Papanikolas, Neighbors to the North: "Rude" by Magic. "It makes my brain bleed. I am in my car most of the day, and I enjoy the radio as much as any one person can tolerate. Multiple stations I listen to play it. Somedays it feels like it is following me... stalking me even."
Joel P West, The Tree Ring: "Kiss Kiss Kiss" by Yoko Ono. "I had a roommate years ago who used to love it and play it all the time. It's just really chaotic and abrasive in kind of a maddening way, and when I hear it now or even think about it, my brain gets plagued for like a week. It really should have never been made, and I would love to never hear it again so I can try to wipe it clean from my memory in my old age."
Clayton Word, Kodiak: "Africa" by Toto. "That song is so fucking good that we don't deserve to have it grace our ears. It's not a guilty pleasure, it's a way of life."