Rocker Elvis Costello’s new song about an obsolete form of technology is climbing up the charts.
The chart topper, “Poor Fractured MP3 Player”, is his biggest hit since 2010 when “CD Walkman Out of Time” hit the Top 40. Since his first hit about a dated technology back in the 70s, ‘Radio, Radio,’ Costello has had his finger on the pulse of dying, obsolete forms of communication.
“I really want my songs to live on forever and be heard by future generations with dated references to technology or forms of communication that have long outlived their usefulness," Costello said.
Bruce Springsteen agrees. His song a few years ago, “Radio Nowhere”, completely dated that song to an ancient form of communication that no one had listened to for decades. Now, when people hear that song, they think, “Wow, people still sang about radio in the 2000s?”
Springsteen is currently writing a song about podcasts called “Podcastin’ in the USA”. He’s certain that this song will be hilariously outdated in about two years, when everyone realizes that podcasts are stupid and boring, and they go the way of the MP3 Player, the CD and Radio.