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USA Joined May 2003
For those who care, I rate songs using the following criteria: ***** I immediately want to replay the song. (Look, this isn't Facebook where every app gets 5 stars!) **** I would want to hear the song at least once or twice per day on the radio. Or it would make it onto my mp3 player. *** I would have a 50/50 chance of stopping to listen if the song was playing. Over half of the songs on a (good) Christian radio station or even a secular station fall into this category, so it's not meant as an insult. It's just not my thing. (I'm pretty liberal on giving songs a chance so a lot of "if only" many songs fall into this category - you know, if only the recording quality wasn't so rough or if only the vocals were stronger or if only the music wasn't obviously a programmed machine playing, etc). ** I would be pretty likely to change the station immediately on hearing the song. Bad production values put many songs into this category. * I would only continue to listen out of morbid curiosity because it's so bad, it's good. (I try to imagine a Christian radio station that would play the genre of the song even if it's not something that would get airplay on most CCM stations - and then evaluate the song based on that imaginary station).