Day 16 – A Song You Used To Love But Now Hate
Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
The title of this category is a bit extreme for me to be honest. If I love a song, that fact doesn’t often change. I sometimes get a bit bored with a song I love, maybe if I have listened to it too much, or it might not make me feel the same as it once did, but a song would have to acquire some very bad associations for it to go from love to hate. So, the song I have chosen is more “one I used to like but now don’t like much”!
When it was first around I thought it was a pretty good song. And, to be honest, I was quite pleased when, like numerous sports teams, my ice hockey team the Nottingham Panthers started using it as their “goal music” a few seasons ago. Unfortunately, however, it is still being used as the team’s goal music! It is very much time for a change, but the club’s tendency is if they find something that works they do it to death. My dad used to be a bit like that when I lived with him for a while in the mid-90s. If he cooked something really good for dinner, it was advisable not to let on you really liked it. If you did, you would get it repeatedly until you were sick of the sight and taste of it!
So even though the song conjures up great associations of my team scoring goals, it now irritates me a lot because it has been over used (although there were some games where I would have dearly liked to hear it once or twice more). Maybe next season they will change it, but I won’t hold my breath.