The Spin I’m In: All Apologies
The clip shown above is from a 1967 Philco-Ford production entitled Year 1999 A.D., a cheery look at the future where the wife still shops and the husband takes care of all the bills. Ah, those were the days, ay ladies?
Well, I came across more depressing news and a crappy idea from the powers that be in the music industry. Check out this article from the New York Times entitled “Radio’s Newest Strategy: Play a Hit, Again and Again.” Giving the people what they want right? The article refers to a song by rock band OneRepublic called “Apologize”, which has broken the record for the most plays on US Top 40 stations since such computerized tracking began in 1990.
WIOQ-FM, a pop station in Philadelphia, played the song 123 times last week, letting as little as 50 minutes tick by between repeat spins.
Oh brother, I wish I could’ve been a fly on the wall during that brilliant, decision-making meeting. Yeah, that’s what will save the commercial radio and music industries… MORE REPETITION!