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cartrivision said:
Can you explain better what you mean by speeded up? Tempo and beat mean the same thing, so I don't know what you mean when you say that tempo is speeded up but the beat isn't.
The best way I could describe it was that there was no breaks in the songs at all. No place for a singer to take a breathe in the songs. The words just followed one right after the other. It would be like me typing this post like this : Thesongswerejusttoofast. But I haven't noticed this happening anymore.
 

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Well, it's now 2013 and Sirius 7 and in some cases Sirius 8 are both definitely speeding up the tempo on certain songs. Not only that, but apparently they're not using the latest technology because the pitch is slightly different too. WHY???? They don't sell commercials. This bastardizes the music I grew up on. Any insights? Anyone?? Do they thing we're just too stupid notice? In some cases, it's so offensive that I feel the need to change channels. I mean, come one, isn't Andy Gibbs' voice high enough already?
 

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I listen to "70's" in my work truck every workday while driving. I really hadn't noticed this. Ill be listening for it next week. Don't know if it will be noticeable in the loud work truck tho. No idea why they would do it, however.
 

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Dolly said:
Well they certainly don't need the time to run ads. I hope when I next listen all will be back to normal. I heard a song yesterday on the 70's on 7 of the Jackson Five and it was so fast they almost sounded like the original Alvin and the Chipmunks--for those of us old enough to remember the original Alvin and the Chipmunks :D :lol:
Uh, Simon? Theodore? Alvin? Alvin? ALVIN!

OK!! :D:D
 

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October 2020 and this is still an issue. I emailed one of the DJs at the 70s on 7 station and they compared it to old 70s radio stations speeding up their music and they said they wanted to replicate that type of feeling. I didn’t like his answer, but at least I got an answer. Again, it drives me nuts because I can definitely hear the difference. Some of those songs were not written to be played at a speeded up tempo. I suppose it’s just one of those things that we can’t control.
 

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And many were. I like hearing them now like I heard them then.
The reason the songs were played on the radio was different then. In the days of yore, airplay was a tease to promote record sales and the more songs they played, the greater the exposure.

The memories come rushing back just as well when sped up.
 

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Memories ... nightmares. Content sped up so they can fit in more advertising? So they can fit in more songs they were paid to play? Is a side effect of payola really nostalgic?

Hearing a song on the radio and then buying a record that played at a different tempo sounds like false advertising. Fortunately most of the people responsible for that "trend" in the late 70's are long gone.
 

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I have noticed when we had XM. But fired them long ago. In my pub some night we have DJs playing music from that area and one of them used to do that trick until I told him this is a bar, not a radio station. He was a DJ from way back when.
 

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When I put on a record or a CD I haven't heard in decades it already sounds a key or two higher than I remembered it for some reason (ageing brain?).

I certainly wouldn't want music to be sped up any more than I'm currently perceiving it to be!

(For TV shows and movies on the other hand, some of those need a little speeding up in order to get through them in a reasonable amount of time, and I willingly use tech to help with that.)
 
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