Special Report: Worst-Ever Jukebox Songs
Last week, Chris DeVille and I spent very much time getting drunk, as we tested beer tempteratures at the 15 bars nominated for our Coldest Beer in Columbus contest. Not a bad racket.
What was bad? The tired songs that people play on the jukebox - tracks torn and frayed by overuse. We have lists of the worst candidates in today's paper, and we encourage you to chime in on our blogs.
These are the responses I got when I asked my MySpace.com friends what they dread hearing in bars:
Cassie Bon Jovi, "Living on a Prayer"
Ruth H. Phil Collins, all songs
Mark V. Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Sweet Home Alabama"
Joey F. Kid Rock, all songs Eminem, all songs Vanilla Ice, all songs C&C Music Factory, songs
Sean W. Journey, "Wheel in the Sky" Jefferson Starship, "We Built This City" Green Day, any song not from Dookie Def Leppard, "Pour Some Sugar on Me" Charlie Daniels Band, "Devil went Down to Georgia" Britney Spears, "Toxic" AC/DC, "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)"
The Cabdrivers Steve Miller, "The Joker" Boston, "More than a Feeling" Lynyrd Skynryd, "Sweet Home Alabama" The Cabdrivers, all songs
Manby Steve Miller Band, "Abracadabra" Bon Jovi, "Wanted Dead or Alive," "Living on a Prayer" Neil Diamond, "Sweet Caroline"
Anthony O.A.R., "That Was a Crazy Game of Poker" Neil Diamond, "Sweet Caroline" Journey, all songs
Katie Journey, all songs Journey, "Don't Stop Believing"
Demetri Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Sweet Home Alabama," "Free Bird"
Courtney Foreigner, "Jukebox Hero" Stealers Wheel, "Stuck in the Middle"
Gretchen Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Free Bird" Creed, "Take Me Higher"
Jon Van Morrison, "Brown Eyed Girl"
Anne Journey, "Don't Stop Believing"