So I'm currently listening to the afternoon oldies show on BBC2 with Steve Wright. For some reason, they've gone from Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" to Oasis' "Wonderwall". Maybe I missed something, but how the hell are these songs oldies?
I certainly understand where part of the problem comes from: random listeners send in list of songs to play, and these people quite obviously don't understand that music produced within the last 10-12 years isn't exactly an oldie. Hell, they played Soft Cell's "Tainted Love" and some Duran Duran song in the set before this one, and I still don't consider them oldies. But surely the DJ has some kind of editorial control over what gets played?
Is society really moving this fast? Will I be listening to Britney Spears on the oldies show in a couple of years?
Now playing: Prince's "Purple Rain". The mind boggles.