#1 Posted on 13.8.05 1331.20 Reposted on: 13.8.12 1331.26
Well, I've had this for a while and the Sir-Mix-A-Lot/Target thing got me thinking of going ahead and throwing this out here.
While eating out and shopping over the past few months in various states, I've noticed time and again that I find myself stopping dead in my track cause I'll hear a song in the store that I don't think I should be hearing outside a nightclub or my own home. Mostly, it's britpop songs that I just don't imagine anyone else wanting to listen to all that often. I'd imagine these businesses would rather have the newest Justin Timberlake or Eminem playing instead of some song hardly a tenth of the population could even attempt to guess what it is.
Here is a partial list of the songs I've heard out and about and the places I heard them...
Taco Bell -- Everything But The Girl - Frozen River The Cure - Friday I'm In Love Pulp - Common People The Boo Radleys - Wake Up Boo! Cocteau Twins - Evangeline Enya - The Celts The Beatles - Blackbird Kula Shaker - Great Hosannah Roxy Music - Avalon Lush - For Love Suede - Animal Nitrate P.I.L. - Rise Placebo - Pure Morning
McDonalds -- The Clash - Train In Vain Love & Rockets - Ball Of Confusion Enya - Shepards Moon The Cure - Friday I'm In Love The Smiths - How Soon Is Now Stereophonics - Mr. Winter Pulp - Mis-Shapes Saint Etienne - Heart Failed In The Back Of A Taxi Space - Female Of The Species Oasis - Live Forever
Kentucky Fried Chicken -- Peter Murphy - Hit Song Roxy Music - More Than This New Order - Love Vigilantes Inspiral Carpets - She Comes In The Fall The Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored Blur - Girls & Boys The La's - There She Goes Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
Burger King -- New Order - Regret Electronic - Getting Away With It The Cure - Just Like Heaven Blur - Song 2 Happy Mondays - 24 Hour Party People Pulp - Disco 2000 Spiritualized - Ladies And Gentlemen, We Are Floating In Space The Stone Roses - Fools Gold The The - Infected Morrissey - November Spawned A Monster
Kash-N-Karry -- The Style Council - Shout To The Top The Clash - I Fought The Law Ned's Atomic Dustbin - Grey Cell Green The Smiths - Girlfriend In A Coma Oasis - Live Forever Robbie Williams - Lazy Days Ian Brown - Fear Roxette - The First Girl On The Moon The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
Has anyone here heard songs while shopping or eating out that you feel just wasn't supposed to be played and some one either made a huge mistake or just have better music tastes then what they're supposed to be playing?
#3 Posted on 15.8.05 0842.03 Reposted on: 15.8.12 0842.15
The other day I was eating at Zio's, a pretty nice Italian restaurant in Tulsa. The music was your basic stereotypical Italian fare - operatic vocals and accordians and what-not. Well, I kept thinking I recognized the song that was playing, but I thought, "That can't be...this is Italian music." At last I realized what the tune was - an Italian-icized version of IN DA CLUB. I called the waiter over and in astonishment asked him if the song was really In Da Club. He kind of grinned and said, "I'm not supposed to say."