Day 17 – A Song You Hear Often On The Radio
Help – The Beatles
This is one of the most difficult days for me. The reason is that I hardly ever listen to music radio. If I want to listen to music, I listen to something from my own collection, so I have control and can match the music to my mood, change my mind if I want and generally hear what I want, not what someone else chooses. I am an avid radio listener, but that is Five Live, which is a talk station. I usually have it on for at least part of the day when I am working in the office, it is nice to hear voices other than my own during those hours! The upshot of this, however, is that there are no songs I can say I hear often on the radio. There is, however, a song I hear regularly on the radio and so this is the one I have chosen. Every Thursday afternoon, the Richard Bacon show on Five Live has a feature called “Help”, in which listeners can have their practical problems solved by a panel of “experts” in the studio and by fellow listeners. It is normally hilarious, as nobody involved seems to take it 100% seriously. Anyway, an extract of the song “Help” is always played at the beginning of the feature. Which, as I normally hear it once a week, I guess makes it the song I hear most often on the radio. At least it is something I like, by one of the great bands of all time!