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30-Day Song Challenge, Day 16 - A Song that You Used to Love but Now Hate

Wow, there’s lots of hateration in this list, eh? I guess it’s because people feel passionately about music. I already mentioned back on Day Four that I song I used to enjoy but now find it hard to listen to is “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, since my mom requested it for her memorial service. Interesting thing about that is: I was DREADING hearing that, because I knew I was going to cry at her service anyway, but I figured that I would be an outright, bawling mess during the performance. However, the lady that sang it, trying to do her very best, took that wistful, plaintive song and just slaughtered it with a roaring, trilling, operatic soprano. Bless her heart, there wasn’t a wet eye in the house, so at least that spared me.

I will turn this challenge on its head and mention a song I used to hate, but now I love. “Sultans of Swing” by Dire Straits came out when I was a little kid, and the radio station just played it to DEATH. I couldn’t STAND that song. It wasn’t my style of music, of course, and I had no idea why it was so popular. Now that my ear has matured and I understand the lyrics and get the whole vibe, I do understand--it’s a GREAT song; a classic for the ages. Just not for ALL ages, I guess.

Here's the last one, if you missed it!

Day 15 – A song that describes you

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FourWalls wrote on March 10, 2015, 12:31 PM

I wish "a song you used to hate but now you love" was part of this challenge. Maybe the next challenge. I love "Sultans of Swing," too. Unlike you, though, I always have.

alexdg1 wrote on March 10, 2015, 1:43 PM

Stay tuned to this AliChannel, at an odd AliTime, for my thoughts on this topic.

GemOfAGirl wrote on March 10, 2015, 10:38 PM

I remember when it came out, too, and I've always loved it. Of course, at the time, I was living under the same roof with someone who was listening to Barry Manilow All. The. Time. Dire Straits was just so much cooler.