30 Day Song Challenge, Day 17: A Song You Hear Often on the Radio


I don’t listen to the radio as often as I used to because I just don’t like what I hear. Must be getting old or something.

Well, I take that back – the radio thing, not the getting old part. I do listen to the radio but with my iPod plugged into it so it’s my music that I hear. And when I don’t do that I’m listening to the local news/talk stations for traffic reports.

But ah, Ann does listen to FM radio in her car and on times when I take it to work, this goddamn song seems to be playing every time.

Katy Perry – “Firework”

And what was that I heard?

“Do you ever feel like a plastic bag floating through the wind, wanting to start again”? That might sound great in lyric form but if you told someone that during the course of a conversation, they’d think you were off your nut.

This song also has the not-so-flattering distinction of being played in the background of just about every freaking teen movie promo, much in the same way Jimmy Eat World’s “The Middle” was some time ago.

In other words, it’s time to put it to rest because the world’s had enough of Katy Petty.

Well, her music at least.

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