Inappropriate ice-cream truck songs....

We had an ice cream truck drive by the office, playing a tinny calliope version of “The Entertainer” over the speakers…

after my standard response to my co-workers of “you want to know how to drive an ice-cream truck driver insane, just ask them if the music they’re playing doesn’t drive them insane?”… I got to thinking…

If I ran an ice-cream truck, what song(s) would I play over the loudspeaker just to freak people out and/or drive them insane?..


I think these songs would be nicely strange/inappropriate…

Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries”
the 1812 Overture
the theme from “A Nightmare on Elm Street”
the “Ch-ch-ch-Ka-ka-ka” sound from the Friday the 13th movies
“Tubular Bells” (theme from The Exorcist)
the “Imperial March” (Darth Vader’s theme) from Star Wars
“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen
the “Doctor Who” theme song
“Chop, chop, chop” by Alice Cooper
“Welcome to my Nightmare” by Alice Cooper

and just to nip it in the bud, I’ll post the inevitable Stephen Wright reference…
"The ice-cream truck in my neighborhood plays “Helter Skelter”

what songs would you play?

“Little Girls” by Oingo Boingo
Theme from Jaws
“Ice Cream Man” by Van Halen
N.I.B. by Black Sabbath
“Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” by the Beatles

Altho “Ride of the Valkyries” is a very good choice – I’d play that too for the absurdist content.

Anything but “Pop Goes the Weasel”

over, and over, and over again for about three hours across the street from me.

I swear that some day I’m going to destroy the speaker on the truck.

With a bomb.

And why does it say “hello” at the end of the song with the intonation of answering the phone?

That whistled song from “Bridge on the River Kwai.”

Brilliant!, I can just see the truck rolling at idle behind some little kid on a bike, Jaws theme playing…

How about in-a-gadda-da-vida? Would make you wonder what kinda treats the “ice cream” man was selling. :cool:

Or, alternately, they’re coming to take me away?

How about “Mars” from Gustav Holst’s “Planets Suite”?
I can just picture the truck riding through the neighborhood with that martial, brooding music blaring.

(“Mommy, make the Ice Cream Truck stop that music!”)
How about Berhanrd Herrmann’s violin-intensive music from Psycho?

Of course, any of these choices will be heard longer and more often by the drivers of said trucks. We should carefully consider the effects of driving them insane before we actually implement these choices.

How about the Barnes & Barnes classic “Fish Heads”…

Inappropriate: Why Don’t we Do it in the Road…

Mind-shatteringly repetitive: Born in the USA (as somebody pointed out in another thread, it’s the same two measures over and over and over and over…)

“New World Order” by Ministry

“Du hast” - Rammstein

“Lovin’ You” - Minnie Riperton

How about “Cop Killer”?

In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt
Theme from The Godfather
Pretty much anything by Tom Lehrer

“Legalize It” - Peter Tosh

Mommy can i go out and kill tonight - Misfits
Man Boy Love - Deisel Queens
Pre School prostitute - GWAR

Songs that may sound appropriate but aren’t:


“Ice Cream Castles”–The Time

“Sundae Bloody Sundae”–U2 (yeah, I know.)

“I Kill Children”- Dead Kennedys :eek:

Strapping Young Lad’s “Satan’s Ice Cream Truck”

Or how about “Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”?

“We Built This City”…on Rocky Road. (you started it :))

‘Back In Black’ by ACDC (Although that migh be kind cool!)
‘Enter Sandman’ my Metallica
‘I Can’t Drive 55’ by Sammy Haggar

*Ol’ Ben Lucas * - Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys

Industrial Disease - Dire Straits