Their World Stopped

While ours kept going, which is why it’s virtually impossible to talk to a Boomer about anything anymore.

All through the 80’s and well into the 90’s, it used to drive me crazy when KQ92 would play its annual list of most-requested songs, which would inevitably end with “And number one, for the twenty-third straight year, is Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin!”

This is KQ’s top-ten most-requested songs as of 2017:

  1. Won’t Get Fooled Again by The Who
  2. You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC
  3. Money by Pink Floyd
  4. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
  5. You Wreck Me by Tom Petty
  6. Turn the Page by Bob Seger
  7. Another Brick in the Wall by Pink Floyd
  8. Baba O’Riley by The Who
  9. Hotel California by Eagles
  10. Layla by Derek and the Dominos

I’m pretty well-versed in music, but I’ve never even heard of the Tom Petty song, and I didn’t know the name of either the Led Zeppelin song or the correct name of the “teenage wasteland” song by The Who. The newest song on there was recorded 44 years ago. The only surprise is that the Boomers finally got tired of listening to Stairway to Heaven, which fell from its perennial top-spot down to number 30.

Keep in mind that this is a radio station located in the home town of Prince Rogers Nelson. And there isn’t one single Prince song in the top 500 most-requested.