Rather than allowing Carson to watch yet another hour of television, I decided to turn on the radio. I scanned the dial, attempting to find a station suitable for tender, young ears. Oh how I miss Radio Disney on cable. I can’t believe I just typed that.
I finally found the oldies station-or so I assumed. The first few songs we heard were what I consider to be oldies, like a song from the Supremes and some other not-so-new sounding songs. The radio announcer came on and said the call numbers, “Oldies 93.4, New Town!”
It was official, I’d indeed found the oldies station.
But then, the next song played was that duet between George Michael and Aretha Franklin from the 80′s. Do you remember that song? I Knew You Were Waiting For Me?
“Huh?” I thought to myself. That didn’t really seem like an oldies song. I checked the radio thinking that maybe Carson somehow changed the channel, but he hadn’t and I was confused. 80′s? Oldies??
They played a few more traditional oldies then suddenly I heard Karma Chameleon by Culture Club. What???? Then Mr. Roboto by Styx. Um, no?? Then Come Undone by Duran Duran. That song came out in the 90′s dammit!!!
And then “Oldies” 93.4 played the kicker.
Wanted Dead or Alive by Bon Jovi.
I’m writing a letter to the station DEMANDING a retraction! The INDIGNITY! Bon Jovi IS NOT an oldies band. I cannot accept this! I’m not old enough for one of my all time favorite songs to be played on an OLDIES station.
*weeps some more when I realize I could have listened to appropriate radio stations online and avoided this heartache*
What are your all-time favorite songs that are surely being played on some oldies station?