Maybe chalk it up to an occupational hazard?

At a bar over the weekend, one customer would keep playing death metal over the bar. It was pretty intolerable. Now that the music over the bar can all be programmed through the phone, you don't even get to see the person (or shame the person) who is picking the music up at the jukebox.

While there are songs that we are used to hearing at the bar, the situation made me think of those standard "bar songs" and who is at the bar the most? The bartender. They must hear those songs every day at work, like it or not. So I did some research at the website Thrillist has a list of The Absolute Worst Songs to Play in Bars, According to Bartenders. I will show you what Classic Rock songs are on this list.

"Livin' on a Prayer" - Bon Jovi

 

"Sweet Caroline" - Neil Diamond

 

Anything by Phish, the Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band or any "jam band"

 

"Freebird" - Lynyrd Skynyrd

 

"Piano Man" - Billy Joel

 

"Don't Stop Believin'" - Journey

Now while this list was in no particular order, the people of Thrillist did say that Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" was the most mentioned song on their list.

To see the whole list of songs that your bartender hates, click here.