30-Day Song Challenge, Day 18- A Song that You Wish You Heard on the Radio
Many times I have bought a CD and found myself really liking a song that never got played on the radio, and I wondered why they wouldn’t have released it as a single. I mean, if I liked it that much, I couldn’t imagine that other people wouldn’t like it, too. Sometimes if I get an artist’s CD right away after only the first single is out, I can usually predict with accuracy which other songs will be hits, so I think I have a pretty good ear for what would be popular.
One song that I was surprised never got to radio was “Eh Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)” from Lady Gaga’s first CD, The Fame. It’s a cute, upbeat little tune that was actually released as a single in some countries, but not in the U.S., even though it didn’t do badly abroad. According to the Wikipedia entry on the song, it did receive some airplay here, but obviously it didn’t really get promoted. Apparently, American music critics didn’t like it because it was a different mood from the other rock/dance-oriented songs. I think this kind of pigeon-holing is ridiculous. If we wanted songs that all sounded alike, we would have bought a CD by Daughtry or Nickelback. Yeah, I said it!
Here's the last one, in case you missed it!
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