Oh, my gawd, and “Close to You,” by the Carpenters. I love the Carpenters, but this is one of the worst songs ever recorded. It is testament to how great Karen Carpenter’s voice was, that this drek became a hit.
Also, I happen to like the Andrews Sisters, and think they recorded some great songs, but they also recorded a number of novelty songs as well, and a long string of those could drive people crazy.
And, according to comic John Mulaney, people have a very low tolerance for repetitions of “What’s New Pussycat?” I believe him.
Many years ago, I dated a man who owned a record store, and if he had troublesome customers or closing time was approaching, he would play classical music. It never failed to surprise him who the people were who knew exactly what he was playing. I’ve also heard of places that had chronic problems with loitering, like convenience stores, using Muzak for the same reason.
Around that same time, Kerrang! magazine, a hard rock/heavy metal magazine, said of one classic tune, “If you put this on your stereo to seduce someone, you will not be having sex.”
The song was “Stairway to Heaven” - the Led Zeppelin version, of course.