As I sit here on a Saturday morning, drinking my coffee and watching Maximum Overdrive OnDemand, I’m also putting together a list of the most popular songs requested by chicks.
People ask me about working in radio all the time. They wanna know all sorts of things.
“Does it pay well?”
“What time do you get to work in the morning?”
“Do you have any tickets?”(For some reason, this one seems to be the most popular.)
This is the first time anyone’s ever asked me: “What songs do chicks request?”
Simple question. Not many different answers.
According to an impromptu survey of my coworkers, here’s the list:
1. “Crazy Bitch” – Buckcherry
2. “Porn Star Dancing” – My Darkest Days
3. “Lips of an Angel” – Hinder
4. Anything by Nickelback, Three Days Grace, or Seether
That’s it. And I sort of agree with these answers, but it’s not to say that there aren’t women who listen to our station that request lots of other stuff.
I have one listener who regularly asks for Jackyl. Another female listener who always wants some AC/DC. [Editor’s note: My aunt refuses to believe that her favorite song, “She’s got the Jack,” is about gonorrhea.] Exceptions to the rule, for sure. But for the most part, your average female listener wants to hear something from the list above.
What I find funny about the list is the lyrics of the songs and how they relate to a female’s perspective.
“Crazy Bitch” – Buckcherry
“Hey, you’re crazy bitch, but you fuck so good I’m on top of it.”
So… she’s nuts as hell, but because she’s a maniac in the sack a dude can forget about her proclivity for insanity. Sounds like the entire relationship with my ex-fiance.
“Take it all. The paper is your game. You jump in bed with fame.”
OK, she’s a gold digger who likes bangingstars and famous people.
And chicks went wild for this song when it was at its radio apex. They were in love with a song that referred to them as crazy, money-hungry star fuckers.
“Lips of an Angel” – Hinder
-“Well, my girl’s in the next room. Sometimes I wish she was you”
-“Does he know you’re talking to me? Will it start a fight? No I don’t think she has a clue”
Obviously, a song about cheating. No-brainer. I’d be interested to know which perspective a female listener identified with more: the girlfriend or the mistress?
Once again, this list doesn’t mean that all women only listen to these few songs or artists, and there certainly are plenty of dudes who request these songs too, but it does say something about the female of the species however. I don’t know what it’s saying, ‘cause I’m just a stupid radio DJ and I don’t get paid enough to care.
Brian Simpson is a DJ at the active rock radio station 95.7 The Rock in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He’s also a hardcore fan (having been to 50-odd concerts) and a hard-riding scooter biker (his scooter is fashioned after the Green Goblin).