Friday OT #1 - Room-Clearing Songs

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  1. Angie

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    Thank you so much to @cyclones500 for this one - even with the Friday 5, he still comes up with good ideas!

    What are songs that you can tolerate/like, but that most other people seem to despise? Or, let's say you were throwing a party and wanted everyone out or to annoy everyone, what song would you play that you wouldn't find bothersome, but they would?
     
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    Party clearer celine dion ( hope I spelled it right)
     
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    Back in College my friends and I would play Creed quite a bit at Es Tas which definitely garnered some annoyed looks. Also, if we were having a party and it was winding down we would play "Closing Time' which is pretty cliche or some metal music... Ahhh good times
     
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    We Built This City. That will clear any room
     
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    Not if you're from Siouxland!
     
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    #6 3GenClone, Apr 21, 2017
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    Japanese Punk or 2-Tone




    I picked out "I Have Nothing" by Whitney Houston on the digital juke box as a joke back in the day, but my wife and I found ourselves playing it every time we went back to that bar. I don't know how the other patrons took it, but that song is awesome:
     
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    I once made the mistake of having "Hit the Road, Jack" by Ray Charles on a party tape and 1/2 the people took it as a hint to leave. I actually didn't even consider that when I put the tape together.
     
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    Achy Breaky Heart.... nuff said
     
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    MMMBop
     
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    Video quality is bad, but this bit by John Mulaney seems to fit this topic
     
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    True testimonial right here! NW IA brag...
     
  12. laminak

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    Since today is Friday, I'll go with "Friday":

     
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    If I'm looking to clear a room with some Starship, I'm going straight to the Mannequin sound track.

     
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    Insane Clown Posse, I thought it was pretty funny as a 16 year old. Now if my group of friends are at the bar, sometimes we will throw it on the touch tunes and see the reactions of people in the bar.
     
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    I'll go with my stock answer to every music thread, Kung Fu Fighting.
     
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    In my neck-of-the-woods, that'd probably increase the number of people in the room. :eek:
     
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    My roommate in college met his now wife at a party in a bar shortly after he put $20 in the jukebox (2000 version of) and put "Kung Fu Fighting" on repeat. His motivation to do this was fueled by bourbon, and not love for the song.

    True story.
     
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    A few of mine. As Angie stated in the premise, it’s songs I like to some extent, but a typical listener would be annoyed. (If anyone wants a “Clear the Room” Spotify list, I’m your source!)

    I have yet to meet anyone (other than me) who can tolerate this:




    Next: If you want a wake-up alarm song impossible to sleep through, here's a recommendation:





    VU runners-up: European Son; Sister Ray; White Light/White Heat; The Gift.




    ***WARNING for next song: Explicit in many ways. Possibly not suitable for anyone***)
     
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    Second Verse. Much like the first.







    Another gem, because (1) people tend to hate unfamiliar bands/songs; (2) notable annoyances: lead-guitar break and outro:

     
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