It's been a while since I've visited this topic. Listening to tons of radio lately has given me plenty of material though.
First off, I think I'm the only person who hates Hinder's song, Lips of an Angel. I've hated that song from the first time I heard it and hearing it played 100 times a day hasn't helped. It's such a cookie cutter song and it seems as if they're trying to take off of the 80's hair band era.
Secondly, Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, and Fergie get way too much play. There are other artists out there that have made music recently. Try playing some of those songs. The same goes with Nickleback's Far Away. OMG!! If I have to listen to that song one more time I'll poke out my own eardrums. And wtf ever happened to Nickleback?? They used to have loud, angry songs and now it's fluffy Top 40 crap. They did the same thing Aerosmith did going from Walk This Way and Back in the Saddle to Jaded for sweet crap's sake only instead of it taking them 40 years it took them 5. Sheesh!
Songs that I do currently like are: Beyonce's Irreplaceable. It's getting played a lot too so I give it about another week or so before I hate that one as well. I like it because it's mean, lol. I also like Hellogoodbye's song, Here (In Your Arms). It's a bubblegum song but it makes me feel good. I'm also big on Chingy's Dem Jeans and Ludacris' Money Maker. Both of those songs are meant to be played loud enough to rattle your windows and I do. I also really like John Mayer's
Waiting on the World to Change. It's very soulful and reminds me of an older song that I can't figure out for the life of me what it is. I'm also really into Frank Sinatra.
I've also discovered Radio Disney on the XM. I find the station highly irritating but it's great for the kids. It's so freaking cheerful. Give me some angry Godsmack. Anyway, I've never been one of those parents who turns on the Kids Bop or cartoony music in the car for the kids. A.) Because my kids know how to entertain themselves in the car and 2.) They listen to an edited version of what I listen to because when I'm in the car, if there isn't something good on the radio I'd rather tuck and roll. The girls get to listen to Radio Disney in the house though. They really like it too.
Additionally in my XM exploration, I've become a bigger fan of classical music and jazz. I've been listening to those stations a lot to add variety into the music that gets played into the ground on the other stations. As much grief as XM has given me in the past, I don't know if I would ever be able to go back to listening to traditional radio. There aren't enough choices and too many commercials. On the XM, you can also set it up to let you know when artists you like have a song playing which is totally nifty.
Chingy - Dem Jeans
Ludacris - Money Maker (It's also my current ringtone, heheh)
Beyonce - Irreplaceable (For the next week or so)
John Mayer - Waiting on the World to Change
Frank Sinatra - Anything he's ever recorded
Loud and angry.
Hinder - Lips of an Angel
Nickleback - Far Away.
Bubblegum lovey, dovey, sell-out crap.
And this concludes Music Critic's Corner.