12 Songs You Really Shouldn’t Play in Your Retail Store
It’s been said that music shapes consumer behavior. The right songs can increase your store’s sales…but #cringeworthy music can drive customers away. Here are 12 songs we really don’t recommend you play in your retail store.
1. “Lost in the Supermarket” – The Clash
“I’m all lost in the supermarket, I can no longer shop happily?” No.
2. “Sunglasses at Night” – Corey Hart
Cringe factor: 10. Especially at a drug retail store.
3. “All By Myself” – Celine Dion
Unless you want to make your customers cry, then no.
4. “Stupid Hoe” – Nicki Minaj
Not sure what’s worse: The breath before “you a stupid hoe” or repeating “you a stupid hoe” 16 times after that.
5. “Let’s Go To The Mall” – Robin Sparkles
Not unless your customers have been blessed with #HIMYM.
6. “LOL Smiley Face” – Trey Songz
Your customers WILL question your taste.
7. “Night of the Chainsaw” – Insane Clown Posse
Maybe for a Halloween costume retail store. Maybe.
8. “Shoplifters of the World Unite” – The Smiths
Your customers don’t need encouragement. Separately, nice hip motions at 1:46.
9. “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” – Joe Nichols
Maybe in a liquor store…for men.
10. “Gangnam Style” – PSY
Sorry, it’s over.
11. “I Wanna Find a Woman That’ll Hold My Big Toe Till I Have To Go” – Captain Beefheart
12. “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” – Yvis
Not a song to play on repeat. Not even for a pet retail store.
Have more songs to add to the list? Let us know in the comments!
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