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Old 11-19-2017, 02:42 AM
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Most annoying song you could play on an actual jukebox?

I do not need answer fast. But the scenario is that you want to play some super annoying song multiple times. The rules here are that it has to be a record that you could actually find on a jukebox somewhere, at some time. So "All About That Bass" might qualify if it ever was released in the form, to wit, a 45, that could be on an old-fashioned, standard jukebox. Not one of those ersatz jukeboxes like they have at Johnny Rockets.

I don't even know when they stopped doing single 45s, or even if they did. But there were always plenty of annoying songs and I don't mind one from earlier years, as long as it would drive everybody in the bar crazy if some nut played it 15 times in a row, and it's not so obscure that only a select few will have heard of it.

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Old 11-19-2017, 02:56 AM
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I have it on good authority that it's 7 plays of "What's new Pussycat", then 1 play of "It's not Unusual", then 7 more plays of "What's new Pussycat".

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Old 11-19-2017, 03:03 AM
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Okay, that was hilarious. Thanks!
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Old 11-19-2017, 03:51 AM
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Back in college, a friend and I used to like to go into the campus recreation center (pool tables, ping pong, etc.) and we'd plunk some change into the jukebox and enter "Jingle Bell Rock" 5 or so times in a row and then we'd walk out.

Since we never waited around to see the results, I can't say for sure that it was annoying.
It's possible the rec center regulars each time thought to themselves, "Hey, great! THIS is happening again!"
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Old 11-19-2017, 06:24 AM
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I have it on good authority that it's 7 plays of "What's new Pussycat", then 1 play of "It's not Unusual", then 7 more plays of "What's new Pussycat".

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This is exactly what I thought about upon reading the title of this thread!!
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Old 11-19-2017, 06:24 AM
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I have found CTA's Free Form Guitar on actual jukeboxes. You know how a dog will turn its head sideways when it doesn't undestand something? This song will cause a good portion of the crowd to have a similar response. (Or worse)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4X4rsw2vQ8
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Old 11-19-2017, 06:59 AM
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I remember on the TV show House, Wilson had gotten pissed off and thrown a bottle into a mirror when some guy played Billy Joel's Leave A Tender Moment Alone some 20 times in a row, so the show's writer had apparently grown annoyed by the song at some point.

It had happened at a medical convention and House had bailed Wilson out of jail, leading to the beginning of their friendship.
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Old 11-19-2017, 07:34 AM
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Back in 1970 if my friends and I went anywhere that had a jukebox we would see if it had Let It Be. If it did we played the B side frequently while we were there. It was generally very poorly received by other patrons who generally had no idea what it was.

Here is a pretty creditable version by a Beatles tribute band in a Sydney hotel:

The Beatels - You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) - live.
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Old 11-19-2017, 07:34 AM
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The Nickelodeon Song, by Teresa Brewer
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Old 11-19-2017, 09:11 AM
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The Tahoe Biltmore had The Allman Brothers on the jukebox. I would play Mountain Jam two or three times in a row. Wanted to get my money's worth.
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Old 11-19-2017, 10:07 AM
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B-17. Please mister, please, don't do that one!


Speaking just for me, absolutely anything by Patsy Cline.

Although 5 rounds of Jingle Bell Rock is prank genius; I love it!
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Old 11-19-2017, 10:34 AM
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I have it on good authority that it's 7 plays of "What's new Pussycat", then 1 play of "It's not Unusual", then 7 more plays of "What's new Pussycat".

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This is exactly what I thought about upon reading the title of this thread!!
Same here; Mulaney is lucky to be alive.
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Old 11-19-2017, 10:42 AM
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Depending on the bar, you could piss off everyone before the song's even finished. This played in some gay bars and this in some straight bars (especially the video, haha). Okay, that last one's probably not on any jukebox.
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Old 11-19-2017, 10:49 AM
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The 7" of Joy Division's Love Will Tear Us Apart had the title track on side A, with These Days and an alternate take of the Love Will Tear Us Apart on side B. Side B was supposed to be played at 33rpm and, well, you can imagine how old-fashioned juke boxes coped with that.
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Old 11-19-2017, 11:47 AM
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The B side of John Lennon’s Starting Over was an awful and unlistenable Yoko song called Kiss Kiss Kiss. It was very easy to play the wrong song by mistake at the pizza place I used to go to as a kid.


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Old 11-19-2017, 11:53 AM
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Many years ago I found "There coming to take me away" on a jukebox in a small tavern in San Diego. The B side on the label was blank so I chose that selection. The B side was the song in reverse. About 30 seconds after it started the bartender some how stopped the song from playing then announced to the dozen or so folks in the bar to never make that selection again on the jukebox. He gave me and a buddy the stink eye while making the announcement.
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Old 11-19-2017, 12:02 PM
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Old 11-19-2017, 12:03 PM
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L'Trimm Cars That go Boom

https://youtu.be/BaeNelsAOGo

On the other hand its one of the best videos to watch with the sound down.
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Old 11-19-2017, 12:08 PM
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The song that Neegan's people used to torture Daryl while they had him locked up would work.

Easy Street by Collapsible Hearts
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Old 11-19-2017, 12:10 PM
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From the 70's
Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover Paul Simon

That's the Way I Like It KC Sunshine Band

Hearing them occasionally is ok. Ten times in a row? Very irritating
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Old 11-19-2017, 12:27 PM
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Anything that’s an edited (shortened) version of the full track.
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Old 11-19-2017, 01:28 PM
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Save All Your Kisses For Me

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Old 11-19-2017, 01:29 PM
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Anything thatís an edited (shortened) version of the full track.
Not always. The edited version of Wings' With a Little Luck is better than the full length album version. It's a good 3.5 minute song, when it's dragged out to 5 minutes plus, it drags.
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Old 11-19-2017, 01:41 PM
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"God Bless the USA"

"Achey Breakey Heart"

"Drop Kick Me, Jesus (Through the Goalposts of Life)"

"I've Got You Under My Skin" (the duet by Frank Sinatra and Bono)

Olivia Newton-John's "Physical"

Helen Reddy's "I Am Woman"

Just about anything by those last two, actually.
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Old 11-19-2017, 01:53 PM
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I have it on good authority that it's 7 plays of "What's new Pussycat", then 1 play of "It's not Unusual", then 7 more plays of "What's new Pussycat".

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God I love that video. It helps that I can't stand Tom Jones.
My niece showed it to us a few summers ago. I showed my gratitude by giving her a CD of the guy's original playlist (7 WNP, 1 INU, 14 WNP, if I remember correctly). She took it to college with her the following year and reports having used it twice to great effect.

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Old 11-19-2017, 02:18 PM
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B-17. Please mister, please, don't do that one!
I always conflated B-17, the number of the song on the jukebox, with the song At Seventeen, which is my least favorite song to ever hear on a jukebox.
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Old 11-19-2017, 02:22 PM
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I went into an arcade when I was young, and they had some newfangled pseudo-jukebox system installed. I put in my money, and then somehow proceeded to select "Walkabout" by Red Hot Chili Peppers four times...

I don't know how annoying it was, as I left as soon as I heard the song start its second go-round. Quite embarrassing, and a terrible waste of money on my part.

I've waited a number of years to finally get that off my chest.
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Old 11-19-2017, 02:54 PM
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"Paralyzed", the Legendary Stardust Cowboy. Yes the Mercury label 45 in the photo is legit; it had actually been a hit(!) in Fort Worth.
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Old 11-19-2017, 03:28 PM
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It would depend on the location of the Jukebox - but I can think of a few pubs where this would get you some unwelcome attention

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAticSct7Ys

Here is one I have genuinely found on a Jukebox in a pub in York at a place called the Edinburgh Arms - you only get to put this on just the once, and you'd better buy some beer while you are at it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zO1Qel498A
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Old 11-19-2017, 03:37 PM
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This probably won't work in a jukebox, at least not one in 99.99% of the USA.

Back in the late 80s when I worked an office job in a cube farm many people had portable AM/FM + cassette or CD players. Most folks would play quietly or with headphones, but some folks just didn't get the idea that they weren't the only snowflake in the blizzard. After reason failed, it was time to fight fire with overwhelming fire.

I found a CD of Chinese Opera. That my friends, is the nuclear weapon of music wars.

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Old 11-19-2017, 03:55 PM
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Happy Birthday.

Everybody will start singing, and when they get to the name, there'll be this really awkward silence...
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Old 11-19-2017, 04:53 PM
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Is "Never Gonna Give You Up" too easy?
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Old 11-19-2017, 05:05 PM
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Is "Never Gonna Give You Up" too easy?
We'll allow it.
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Old 11-19-2017, 05:07 PM
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All Around the World by Lisa Stansfield.

I remember one horrid night of a cram session finishing up lab reports in my notebook for Analytical Chemistry. I and another student set up in the television lounge in our dorm and turned on the cheesy pay-to-play video music channel on the lounge tv. And some s.o.b. must have paid a small fortune to them to play this same video over and over again. All. Night. Long.

♫ ♩♫ Been around the world and I I I
I can't find my baby
I don't know when I don't know why
why he's gone away ♫ ♩♫


Aargh!!!!!
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Old 11-19-2017, 05:49 PM
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We once plugged in five plays of "Big Bad John" at a pizza joint in junior high school, but about halfway through the third play an employee came out and unplugged it. Can't say that I blame him in retrospect.

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Old 11-19-2017, 06:10 PM
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The full 11 minute version of Meatloaf's "Anything for Love". In college my buddies and I lost jukebox privileges for playing it over and over again at our favorite bar.
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Old 11-19-2017, 06:12 PM
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Old 11-19-2017, 06:23 PM
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Wildfire.
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Old 11-19-2017, 07:28 PM
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There's a game I'm playing where you can instantly clear everyone out of a bar by setting the jukebox to play "Achy Breaky Heart".
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Old 11-19-2017, 07:44 PM
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Someone who is a professional in the record industry decided to make that song into a 45. Therefore it cannot be annoying. This is an outrage.
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Old 11-19-2017, 07:51 PM
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I can state from personal experience that about 8 or 10 repeats of Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas will really do the trick.
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Old 11-19-2017, 08:00 PM
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Neanderthal Man by Hotlegs far and away the leader of this pack for me
followed by
Crimson And Clover by Tommy James & the Shondells
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Green Tambourine by The Lemon Pipers

Honorable mentions for the 1910 FruitGum Company among others.

And yes ------- I do know a diner with those and more still in the machine. Where the owner finds usable copies on 45s I'll never know or ask.
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Old 11-19-2017, 09:27 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRwYQgk05DY

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Old 11-19-2017, 10:40 PM
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What, no hate here for Cattle Call ?

There was (and for all I know, still is) a large bar / pizza joint in Berkeley, Ĺ block from campus, where somebody (or somebodies) played this nearly incessantly. Made me want to order my pizzas to go.
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I expected to see Tiny Tim and Tiptoe through the tulips.
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Old 11-19-2017, 11:08 PM
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Damn! I was in a bar tonight. They had a jukebox thing that connected to the internet! (Total fucking hole in the wall, too)

But no Arbouretum*. Had to play Foo Fighters and Drive-By Truckers.

*Was gonna play Sister Ray. Fifty-one minutes of pure crunky joy!

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Old 11-19-2017, 11:36 PM
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All Around the World by Lisa Stansfield.

I remember one horrid night of a cram session finishing up lab reports in my notebook for Analytical Chemistry. I and another student set up in the television lounge in our dorm and turned on the cheesy pay-to-play video music channel on the lounge tv. And some s.o.b. must have paid a small fortune to them to play this same video over and over again. All. Night. Long.

♫ ♩♫ Been around the world and I I I
I can't find my baby
I don't know when I don't know why
why he's gone away ♫ ♩♫


Aargh!!!!!
I know YMMV but I don't think it's that bad a song. Granted, I might think differently after being forced to listen to it hour after hour.

Also, since it was the video that was being played, I'm guessing the inconsiderate student wasn't so much into continuously listening to Lisa Stansfied as continuously looking at Lisa Stansfield.
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Old 11-20-2017, 12:10 AM
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Back in college, a friend and I used to like to go into the campus recreation center (pool tables, ping pong, etc.) and we'd plunk some change into the jukebox and enter "Jingle Bell Rock" 5 or so times in a row and then we'd walk out.
I would think "Snoopy vs. the Red Baron" might do the trick too.
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Old 11-20-2017, 12:40 AM
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“American Pie”
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Old 11-20-2017, 12:49 AM
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I can't do it, my average single is going to loop through my favorite songs
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