I just heard Gold 90.5FM a few minutes ago and I am very depressed.
For those unfamiliar with Gold 90.5FM, it’s the radio station that plays songs referred to as the Oldies – songs that my parents and grandparents grew up listening to when they were younger.
What’s so depressing about it?
Well, for starters, they’re now playing songs that I used to hear in my secondary school days about a decade ago! Am I really that old that songs from about 10 years ago should be played on the Oldies radio station? Whatever happened to good ol’ Beatles, Elvis, and the rest of the gang?
Sure, those songs are old, but they’re not *that* old, right? (Maybe I’m in denial)
I should have seen that coming! Some time back, they were already playing songs that were once popular when I was in primary school. The early Michael Jackson and Madonna songs are not played on the other radio stations anymore. No… They’re all on Gold 90.5FM now.
Well, I guess it’s a sign.
You know you’re getting old(er) when even songs from just before 2010 like the ones by the Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, and the rest of the lot are now being played on Gold 90.5FM more often than ever.
It’s just a matter of time before the popular hits from 2013 start appearing on that radio station. The DJs are probably paid to make relatively “young” people like me feel old.