Blaming the song for mass marketing’s over-saturation seems mis-directed. And frankly if this is just a thread about played out songs, well then you all have some ‘splaining to do cuz a lot of you are the ones that act like no other music, broadly speaking, but 70s guitar rock standards ( eg stairway, hotel Cali, and SOTW) matters or is even any good. But really who listened to it too much? why yes the very ones complaining. I haven’t heard smoke on the water since I graduated high school in 1980. Reminds me of my uncle Frankie (RIP) who in 1971 when he was 17 (and a darn good drummer)famously ate a whole can of chocolate frosting (canned frosting had no right to exist in the first place- it’s practically a petroleum product) and got sick. Never ate it again. Pity. Good chocolate frosting is a blessing - he should’ve ruined peppermint schnapps for himself like everyone else did. Who cares if you never drink it again?