And having to hear it anytime anyone ever requested Berlin on the radio from that day forth. Gah!
As opposed to hearing "No More Words"? We're not talking a very deep radio play catalog here.
Or Metro, or ***, or Masquerade, or .... Berlin had a recognizable style to their music. Take My Breath Away was a complete departure from a kinda high intensity new-wave style and into something more like your grandmother would listen to. It was a departure in terms of theme as well, sickeningly sweet, overdone romanticism, where the bulk of their music was more hard edge, in your face, and with a hint of sarcasm that didn't take itself too seriously. Why it was frustrating was because from that point on, you'd hear a DJ rattle off a lineup of bands coming up, you'd hear Berlin and think one of those other songs, but inevitably get Take My Breath Away instead. Ug. Not that I was a particular huge fan of Berlin, but I did like their stuff. But I hated that song. It's almost like someone approached them and asked them to do a serious love ballad, and after recovering from their laughing fit, they thought "Sure. This should be funny as ****. Let's waaaaaaay overdo it and be ridiculous". And it became huge.
It's what happens when a band that actually has talent (and really only modest talent at that) satirically attempts to mimic the formulaic studio approach, and accidentally does it 10 times better. Opps!