Wanna know the No. 1 reason radio is dying? Because it sucks.
According to decade-end Nielsen stats — I'll send you to The New York Times for the full story — Tim McGraw's "Something Like That" was the most-played song of the 2000s.
Really? Can anyone out there even tell me how that song goes? Seriously — I know I heard the song because I've listened to every Tim McGraw record that's been released since the mid-'90s. But I have no idea what "Something Like That" sounds like.
Other big spinners (which are broken down by genre) include Train's "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)," Papa Roach's "Last Resort" and Staind's "It's Been Awhile." You know what they all have in common, besides being played many, many times on the radio over the past decade? They all suck.
So if you're still wondering why radio is dying and why people are turning to their iPods or Grooveshark or Pandora or places other than commercial radio for music, here's your answer: Because all those stations are playing really shitty songs over and over and over again. —Michael Gallucci