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Your Lifetime Most-Heard Song

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I heard "Mysterious Ways" by U2 again today. This song is so much a part of me that I sometimes hear it even when it's not playing. It's just lodged in a corner of my brain waiting for a vacuum to fill.

That's because this is the song I've heard more than any other in my life. It followed me from radio station to radio station: Tight rotation in Top 40 and then in recurrents from 1991-1995, then onto the classic rock playlists in the early '00s. I heard it in one radio studio or another literally thousands of times, and of course, it comes up quite often in real life as well as it did today when I was getting a piece of pizza.

Hopefully your lifetime most-heard song is one of your choosing - I know a guy who plays "Hey Nineteen" by Steely Dan every morning. It might also be one your parents chose for you - a lullaby every night can rack up a lot of spins.

So share: What is your Lifetime Most-Heard song?

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Learning to Fly by Tom Petty. I was around 9 when it was released and it instantly became my favorite song.

One by U2 is probably my 2nd most heard song, which is from the same album as Carl's song.

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It's almost definitely "Thunder Road". I've heard it my whole life, starting through my Dad, and then when I finally woke up to music I instantly had that Springsteen background because of that, and I've loved him ever sense. I will never, ever get tired of that song.

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The first thing I thought of reading this thread is my own designation called the 10,000 club(I've heard that song 10,000 times). :doh:

Through the years there's been lots of radio stations being played while at work.

I'm always saying at work...

"This is the 10,000 time I've heard this song."

But if I had to be pinned down to one, I guess it would be...

Light My Fire by The Doors

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I have to go with Money by Pink Floyd. From High School to present day I have heard this song. Still love it too and Floyd is still my favorite band ;)

I really gave your question some thought Carl and even tho I was raised on country and then being in Cali. half my life, got a very strong dose of what is now called classic rock, I still have to say Money is the one I've heard the most.

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Anything by either Pink Floyd or surprisingly enough, Frank Sinatra. I grew up listening to both styles of music, because that's what my parents listened to when they were young adults. From each artist I'd say probably Time and That's Life.

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I forgot to mention the Star Spangled Banner. I've watched enough sports games to have heard that song several hundred times. It wouldn't surprise me if it was the most heard song ever in America.

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I wish that the most "life time heard songs" weren't Freebird, Stairway to Heaven or Dream On. Like it as much as not, they are over heard songs.

I remember buying a new album back in the 70s. Then, every album was exciting, fresh and "new."

I'd only allow myself to listen to any new album only once per week in hopes I wouldn't tire of it. My work was cut out for me.

My theory paid off because there is not one 70s song that I have ever grown tired of; nor ever will.

They're timeless.

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