Something that has always bothered me about listening to radio is that it seemed like the songs were always sped up. Well I was in the car a few days ago and decided to check for myself. I recorded the end of the Justin Timberlake song “What Goes Around Comes Around” and have cued up the same part of the actual album version below. Take a listen for yourself. Notice how the pitch is even different!
Radio Version: [audio:jtradioclip.mp3]
Album Version: [audio:jtalbumversion.mp3]
Crossover Version (Left Track is the Radio Version, Right Track is the Album Version): [audio:jtlrexample.mp3]
Those bastards probably do this just so they can fit more Ads in between songs. ugh