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Have you ever changed your opinion of a song?

Asked by pezz (1291points) June 30th, 2009

Has a situation changed your view of a song. I never really liked “Hey Jude”, but I saw the Bootleg Beatles live, where they performed it and I couldn’t help but join in. Now I think of that moment whenever I hear it.

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MrGV's avatar

Yes, after hearing a song so many times I begin to hate it.

J3SSK4's avatar

I agree w/ MrGeneVan.
And usually when i hear a song for the first time i don’t like it but after hearing it a phew times i love it. Until it get’s old. Then i don’t like it again.

kevbo's avatar

Mostly when I hear an ‘80s song and realize I didn’t understand I was listening to bad music at the time. Unfortunately, that doesn’t change the fact that I will know all the words and the melody for the rest of my life.

OpryLeigh's avatar

I also agree with @MrGeneVan there are many songs that I start off loving but end up hating because the radio has completely overplayed them.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

I used to like Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton, then the radio stations played it so much that it made me despise Eric Clapton’s music in general.

MacBean's avatar

I’ve never stopped liking a song because I heard it too much. If I like a song, I like it, and I can listen to it over and over with no trouble. I have, however, come to like songs that I didn’t like at first because I heard them a lot and got used to them.

El_Cadejo's avatar

I always hated the song escape by rupert holmes until i actually listened closely to the lyrics. Now i don’t think its that bad.

TitsMcGhee's avatar

I don’t listen to the radio because I hate when I begin to detest songs based solely on the fact that they get played over and over.

Resonantscythe's avatar

I’ve actually had a few cases where I listened to to a song half-heatedly one or twice and thought it wasn’t worth the time, but heard it a few more times later on and started to like it.

Bluefreedom's avatar

I’m with everyone else here who ends up disliking songs that are played too often on the radio. Three songs that I originally liked that I don’t really ever want to hear again are Hotel California, Stairway to Heaven, and China Grove.

Strauss's avatar

I had it happen twice with John Denver’s song Sunshine On My Shoulder. When I first heard it, I thought it was one of the best songs ever written. I even improved my finger-picking techique on 12-string to give my interpretation something different. Later, in the ‘80’s, I followed demand and removed all John Denver songs from my repertoire. Recently, I became reacquainted with his songs and added them back to my repertoire (after relearning some of them).

Bri_L's avatar

When I hear the lyrics to songs I heard before my “awakening” to the fair sex now I laugh at what I didn’t understand then.

I also hated hey jude until I understood what it was about.

@Yetanotheruser – great song. I also love Rocky mountain high.

pezz's avatar

It’s a shame that radio stations do over play songs. There are far more that end up being disliked then changing to liked because of it.

tiffyandthewall's avatar

i never really listened to born in the usa by bruce springsteen, and assumed it was just another lame mindless patriotic song made for 4th of july mix tapes.
then awhile back, asofterworld posted this, and i looked up the lyrics to the song and realized what mr springsteen was actually trying to say.

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