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Wed Apr 25, 2012, 02:58 PM

17. Just about all of Led Zeppelin's radio tracks

Especially Stairway to Heaven.

Everything by Kiss
Paul McCartney's solo stuff
Eric Clapton

My big cliché's are:
1) songs where the chorus is a clichéd phrase (e.g. "If Dirt Were Dollars", "Between a Rock and a Hard Place", etc) There were quite a lot of these in the mid to late 80s, and the trite sayings almost never meter well.

2) Songs about going to shows, playing shows, or writing songs. Paul McCartney is one of the worst offenders in this category, but there were a lot of people from his era who committed this particular sin.

3) "Tour songs". These always end up being little more than travelogues set to music, where they just name off a bunch of cities. (Deep Purple's "Space Truckin'" may be an exception here, since it's a tour song about going to other planets)

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