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Super market music
« on: September 06, 2019, 08:58:07 AM »
You wanna get a ton of white people turnt af you play "500 Miles (I'm I'm Gonna Be)." Then they interrupt to announce flu shots and the momentum dies for a few seconds, but then it gets real again.

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2019, 04:58:27 AM »
I heard "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" in a grocery store in East Bumfuck a month or two back and it was confusing af.


Usually, it's just whatever was on adult contemporary radio circa 1996.

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2019, 10:25:42 AM »
Our super Wal-mart has two different music broadcasts on either side of the store. You can hear 80s rock while looking at toothpaste but then hear 50s country while picking out produce. Somewhere around the fitting room you get the sweet spot where you can hear both broadcasts, and if you're like me, the conflicting audio is maddening.

Furthermore, I've noticed the playlists follow no rhyme or reason. I've heard Usher, Slim Whitman, Third Eye Blind, Bon Jovi, random country, while in grocery.

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2019, 07:28:06 AM »

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2019, 08:08:22 AM »
Don't think I ever stepped into a store that played anything other than Top 40, 80s, and oldies.

I went into an Old Navy once and they were playing "Heartbeats" by the Knife. Very weird.

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2019, 10:30:39 AM »
I feel like the only time I hear 99% of pre 1970 Oldies outside of SiriusXM is at diners or the Maine Mall during the hours that the stores are closed but the doors are open to power walkers. It's a bummer! I love '50s and '60s music but the oldies stations around here are now even phasing out a lot of '70s music. Oh well. Good thing I love diners and power walking at the Maine Mall at 8 AM. I am a 65 year old man internally.


In a similar vein, I think I've only heard Phil Collins' mid '90s attempt at doing Paul Simon-esque faux world music at grocery stores.

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2019, 02:46:41 PM »
Counting the muzak CVS version, I've heard "Smooth" a stupid amount of times in the last year or so. It's like they just rediscovered it.

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2019, 03:44:07 PM »
I worked at a CVS for years and heard songs I'd never heard before that I grew to really love and ALWAYS associate with working there. There was one song I was obsessed with but didn't know it. But the songs were in the same order (and there was only like 40 of them) so I'd gear up for this song every time I knew it was coming. I didn't know the words so I'd hum the tune and make up my own lyrics. One day I caught it at the right time and managed to jot down some words that I could make out.



Still one of my faves, it's from one of her later albums so it wasn't a big hit. The breakdown brings me right back to developing disposable 35mm pix of teenager's parties circa 2004.

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2019, 10:06:30 PM »
Counting the muzak CVS version, I've heard "Smooth" a stupid amount of times in the last year or so. It's like they just rediscovered it.
It's the 20th Anniversary, baby. Time for that Rob Thomas nostalgia!

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2019, 05:58:16 AM »
Fuck, that's true. Oh god.

Given how much time I spend at the pharmacy (and grocery store by proxy), I've come to realize how much I've come to understand nostalgia ambiance. That and there seems to be a 45 minute cut of "Roam" they bust out once a week.

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2019, 02:02:34 PM »
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Re: Super market music
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2019, 09:31:55 PM »
I can't even think about John Waite without remembering the time I was at a SHITTY bar at like 4pm on a Tuesday and a guy was molesting me and a friend and when we told him to fuck off and stop touching us he shouted "I'M NOT A PERVERT I JUST WANNA HEAR THE BABYS", a phrase I still occasionally say.

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2019, 02:18:08 PM »
Fuck, that's horrible. John Waite must bring the absolute worst out of people.

Pharmacy had some Dishwalla going when I was in line, and some "Breakfast At Tiffany's" when I was leaving. I appreciated it and wish I had time to actually go shopping.

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2019, 03:27:30 PM »
I AIN'T MISSING YOU AT ALL

I COULD LIE TO MYSELF!

There was like a 3 or 4 year period in the late '00s/early '10s where John Waite played at least once a year at a rando divey, rednecky night club in rural Maine. Just totally baffling. He must've had relatives in the area and/or just wasted all that sweet sweet Bad English money and/or loved bath salts.

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2019, 08:41:40 AM »
Some kids/people have figured out how to hijack my local stores sound systems, speakers, or whatever through bluetooth and it makes me wish I was young enough to care about causing such hijinks again. I will say there's nothing that livens up a dead day of shopping and running errands as watching the panic of people who aren't even employed by the store as easy listening or pop country gets switched out for old rap like this



or hilarious rock like this



hope I hear some St. Anger tracks soon.

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2019, 08:32:40 AM »
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Re: Super market music
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2019, 07:06:58 PM »
Dio while in the gun section (rest in piss) at Walmart.


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Re: Super market music
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2019, 01:46:25 AM »
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Re: Super market music
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2019, 04:37:02 AM »
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Re: Super market music
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2019, 01:16:17 PM »
Melissa Etheridge wanting me to come to her window and 311 covering the Cure made food seem not all worthwhile.

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2019, 05:43:02 AM »
She's just 16 years old.... Leave her alone... They saaaaaaay

You tend to hear creepy Benny Mardones a lot in grocery stores.

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2019, 02:43:41 PM »
Got the Strokes AND the Vines. Nothing makes waiting in line better than I WANNA GET FREE blasting all over a store.

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2019, 06:53:19 PM »
Some kids/people have figured out how to hijack my local stores sound systems, speakers, or whatever through bluetooth and it makes me wish I was young enough to care about causing such hijinks again. I will say there's nothing that livens up a dead day of shopping and running errands as watching the panic of people who aren't even employed by the store as easy listening or pop country gets switched out for old rap like this



or hilarious rock like this



hope I hear some St. Anger tracks soon.

I worked in a candy store, briefly, after high school (a nightmare) and the music that played over the soundsystem was just coming off a CD player. There was a mix CD that I think came from a member of upper management and Phil Collins' greatest hits. I was super knee deep in riot grrrl music at the time so anyone buying their overpriced candy was getting blasted with Bratmobile, Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney or Free Kitten during my shifts.

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2019, 06:58:46 AM »
"It's In The Way That You Use It" is a fucking jam when you're buying berries.

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2019, 12:00:03 AM »
Best song Robbie Robertson ever wrote tbh.

I'm of firm belief that music is entirely subjective. Except for the fact that Deep Blue Something's "Breakfast at Tiffany's" is absolutely the most boring song of all time.

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #25 on: November 24, 2019, 01:34:45 PM »
I heard “Jump” by Kriss Kross in Kroger’s two days ago. I have also heard “Voodoo” by “Godsmack” and “So Far Away” by Staind in nighttime shopping visits, which can only mean they play the Korn song “A.D.I.D.A.S.” after midnight.

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2019, 11:59:49 AM »
Wilson Philips and holidays give me anxiety.

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2019, 12:30:57 PM »
I went to the local pharmacy tonight and they were playing the theme from Lolita ("Lolita Ya Ya"). Don't know what type of message they were trying to send with that one.

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #28 on: December 06, 2019, 02:43:07 PM »
KISS block tonight. You hear "Calling Dr. Love" at just the right place at just the right time, it's the coolest.

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #29 on: December 06, 2019, 10:54:38 PM »
My friend got kicked out of a dive bar for playing "Calling Dr. Love" on the jukebox 5 times in a row.

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2019, 03:09:33 AM »
It's perfect for that.

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #31 on: December 14, 2019, 03:13:28 AM »
The Who's "I Can't Explain" when I went to pick up milk at the local grocery store. Checked out right at the chorus and bopped my head right as I headed out the door.

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #32 on: January 10, 2020, 12:26:40 PM »
"Daughter" was playing at CVS, now I'm back on a Pearl Jam kick. It's like they know when I need to buy vitamin D.

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2020, 03:27:15 PM »
I was at the Wal-mart grocery shopping the other day at 05:30 AM and the music just stopped. No announcements, no static, just dead silence. And it was about an hour before crew change so the staff that was in the building was hardly talking. Fucking creepy. I almost wished they put on ANYTHING musically, even country. Almost.

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2020, 02:49:05 AM »
Now I'm alternating between the smooth jazz/lite R&B station I talk about in CTDWAT and an easy listening station. So on the latter, I get a lot of crossover to this thread. And it's nice that they play stuff from the '60s/'70s that has fallen out of the oldies station rotation. But they also play schmaltzy '00s stuff which I do not care for. Piss off, Josh Groban.

Anyway, two observations listening. "All Through The Night" is definitely a Top 3 and maybe #1 Cyndi Lauper song and no one ever friggin talks about it. Cyndi crushes it, love The Hooters backing her up and even the weird ass, out of place synth violin solo.

I hadn't heard Bette Midler's "Wind Beneath My Wings" in full in a long time and my god, the lyrics are so schmaltzy, it seems like something someone would write as a parody of a big sentimental ballad. I can't believe anyone under the age of 60 would unironically like it.

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #35 on: January 16, 2020, 02:24:11 PM »
"Blue (Da ba dee)" wafted in earlier today. Reminded me the days when my best friend in school said it was the new "Bohemian Rhapsody," and my young confusion.

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #36 on: January 17, 2020, 09:04:17 AM »
"The Warrior" coincided with security catching a dude trying to steal a carton of milk. Life's peaked.

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #37 on: January 17, 2020, 09:33:34 AM »
I was drunk enough last night to want to belt along with All 4 One's "I Swear" playing on the soft rock station during my Uber ride but sober enough to feel too self conscious (and worried if my Uber driver was able to harmonize with me).

You have a lot of regrets in life, I guess. I should've just gone for it.

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #38 on: February 02, 2020, 01:00:04 AM »
Never realized Edwin McCain's "I'll Be" had saxophone on it. Trying to go for that DMB vibe, I guess.


21 years later, I'm still mystified as to why Edwin McCain thought being "love's suicide" was romantic/appealing. What does love's suicide even mean!?

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #39 on: February 02, 2020, 04:46:41 AM »
I still hate the line "I'll be the biggest fan of your life." That whole chorus is way better sarcastically.

I was just in briefly this week but enough to have "Cruel Summer" stuck in my head for the last 24 hours.

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #40 on: February 02, 2020, 04:52:18 AM »
"I Want Candy" during a late night Target run yesterday. Few of the patrons were miming the chorus.

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #41 on: February 02, 2020, 05:17:06 AM »
I still hate the line "I'll be the biggest fan of your life." That whole chorus is way better sarcastically.

I was just in briefly this week but enough to have "Cruel Summer" stuck in my head for the last 24 hours.

The chorus is just so corny. Maybe he was being sarcastic though and that's how he got his job as a snarky VH1 commentator in the early-mid '00s?

Important follow up to the 2nd part; Bananarama or the Ace of Base cover?

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #42 on: February 02, 2020, 05:45:14 AM »
Bananarama.

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #43 on: February 22, 2020, 04:45:14 AM »
Other day I learned that Whitney Houston's "Didn't We Almost Have It All?" was allegedly written about her breakup with Randall Cunningham.

I didn't even know she dated Randall Cunningham. I should've borrowed my friend's copy of his autobiography Still Scramblin', I guess.

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Re: Super market music
« Reply #44 on: February 22, 2020, 06:21:48 AM »
Another late night Target run had Kids in America playing while I was on the self-checkout line and again 'seemingly everyone else in line were miming the chorus.