Playing Music In Target?

Would You Want Music Playing In Target?

  • Yaaaaaaaaas

    Votes: 120 57.4%
  • Heck no

    Votes: 89 42.6%

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RandomTeamMember

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Just out of curiosity, does anyone work at a target where they play music in the store? If not why? I've actually had several guests ask about that. I'd really like them to do that because especially at night when there's not a lot of people it get so quiet when I'm working and I hate it. Lol maybe it's just me. Thoughts?
 

NPC

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It's supposed to be distraction free shopping. I wouldn't mind some light piano music or something. Doesn't match Target's vibe though.
 

commiecorvus

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Not a fan unless I get to pick the playlist.

However, I suspect Spot would be to comfortable with my musical tastes.

I think I posted this one before but here is a short playlist for a quiet afternoon.

Bloodletting - Concrete Blonde

Rawhead & Bloody Bone - Siouxsie and the Banshees

I was a Teenage Werewolf - The Cramps

Trick or Treat - The Nekromantix

Silver Tongued DevilDeadbillys

Vampira - The Misfits

Black Ghost - The Hillbilly Moon Explosion

Michael Meyers - The Meteors

Dementia 66 - My Life with the Thrill Kill Cult

The Black WidowAlice Cooper

Bela Lugosi’s Dead - Bahus

VampireBif Naked

Dark NightThe Blasters

KidnapperBlondie

Don’t Fear the ReaperBlue Oyster Cult

Thrill Kill – The Damned

Looking At the Invisible ManThe Dead Weather

Sister of NightDepeche Mode

Death of Jonah HexGhoultown

The Hellfire ClubImelda May

SpiderbiteJerry Cantrell

Hammer HorrorKate Bush

Love like BloodKilling Joke

MonsterL7

Long Hard Road Out Of HellMarilyn Manson

The Call of KtuluMetallica

Cannibal SongMinistry

The Curse of MillhavenNick Cave and The Bad Seeds

Scaretale Nightwish

Dead Man’s PartyOingo Boingo

Going To HellThe Pretty Reckless

Transylvanian ConcubineRasputina

Werewolf BabyRob Zombie

Mommy’s Little MonsterSocial Distortion

Ghost of Stephen FosterThe Squirrel Nut Zippers

The Ghost of VicksburgThe Stone Coyotes

Werewolves of LondonWarren Zevon

I, ZombieWhite Zombie

Cannibal FamilyThe Wolfgangs

The Devils Den - Skrillex

Honey White - Morphine

Close Your Eyes and Count to Fuck - Run The Jewels

Spit out the Poison - Skindred

Dark Nights - Dorothy



Here are are a few other threads on the subject.

Overhead music - https://www.thebreakroom.org/threads/overhead-music.17002/#post-358086

Music on overhead - https://www.thebreakroom.org/threads/music-on-overhead.13483/#post-242873

The Silence - https://www.thebreakroom.org/threads/the-silence.1483/#post-24933
 

glo

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We recently finished remodel and now have music. There's such a strange pool of songs that play. Like, Drake, U2, No Doubt, Barenaked Ladies, Big Sean, a bunch of 80's artists and a bunch of those songs that sound like they'd probably use them in Target commercials.

A couple of weeks in and I'm already hearing a lot of repeats though. It was annoying at first as I've grown to sing to myself in my head (and out loud) while doing a bunch Target's mind numbing tasks.
 

can't touch this

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A couple of retailers in this area play music, and I can't even begin to tell you how atrocious it is. One of them is in a 36 year old building with no carpeting and bare concrete floors, and an endless loop of tinny pop tunes are blasted from those old-style beige horn speakers at 420 dB that echo though the tinny building. Some of the aisles are positioned just so that the offending sound waves are amplified and focused directly into the center of your skull. And all this is on top of the other racket, like employees hollering at each other over the intercom and the incessant chirping of birds that fly, roost and nest freely in the rafters. It really makes you appreciate Target's "distraction free shopping experience."

The only music I want to hear at Target is the sound of HR wailing because I'm approaching overtime. Now that's a tune I can jam out to.
 

RandomTeamMember

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Not a fan unless I get to pick the playlist.

However, I suspect Spot would be to comfortable with my musical tastes.

I think I posted this one before but here is a short playlist for a quiet afternoon.

Bloodletting - Concrete Blonde

Rawhead & Bloody Bone - Siouxsie and the Banshees

I was a Teenage Werewolf - The Cramps

Trick or Treat - The Nekromantix

Silver Tongued DevilDeadbillys

Vampira - The Misfits

Black Ghost - The Hillbilly Moon Explosion

Michael Meyers - The Meteors

Dementia 66 - My Life with the Thrill Kill Cult

The Black WidowAlice Cooper

Bela Lugosi’s Dead - Bahus

VampireBif Naked

Dark NightThe Blasters

KidnapperBlondie

Don’t Fear the ReaperBlue Oyster Cult

Thrill Kill – The Damned

Looking At the Invisible ManThe Dead Weather

Sister of NightDepeche Mode

Death of Jonah HexGhoultown

The Hellfire ClubImelda May

SpiderbiteJerry Cantrell

Hammer HorrorKate Bush

Love like BloodKilling Joke

MonsterL7

Long Hard Road Out Of HellMarilyn Manson

The Call of KtuluMetallica

Cannibal SongMinistry

The Curse of MillhavenNick Cave and The Bad Seeds

Scaretale Nightwish

Dead Man’s PartyOingo Boingo

Going To HellThe Pretty Reckless

Transylvanian ConcubineRasputina

Werewolf BabyRob Zombie

Mommy’s Little MonsterSocial Distortion

Ghost of Stephen FosterThe Squirrel Nut Zippers

The Ghost of VicksburgThe Stone Coyotes

Werewolves of LondonWarren Zevon

I, ZombieWhite Zombie

Cannibal FamilyThe Wolfgangs

The Devils Den - Skrillex

Honey White - Morphine

Close Your Eyes and Count to Fuck - Run The Jewels

Spit out the Poison - Skindred

Dark Nights - Dorothy



Here are are a few other threads on the subject.

Overhead music - https://www.thebreakroom.org/threads/overhead-music.17002/#post-358086

Music on overhead - https://www.thebreakroom.org/threads/music-on-overhead.13483/#post-242873

The Silence - https://www.thebreakroom.org/threads/the-silence.1483/#post-24933
Great playlist! I'm sure the guests will thoroughly enjoy it
 

RandomTeamMember

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We recently finished remodel and now have music. There's such a strange pool of songs that play. Like, Drake, U2, No Doubt, Barenaked Ladies, Big Sean, a bunch of 80's artists and a bunch of those songs that sound like they'd probably use them in Target commercials.

A couple of weeks in and I'm already hearing a lot of repeats though. It was annoying at first as I've grown to sing to myself in my head (and out loud) while doing a bunch Target's mind numbing tasks.
Our store is getting remodeled next year. So maybe we'll get music then?
 

RandomTeamMember

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Omg yes restroom music please

But I feel like it’s sooo loud in the store already it would just sound chaotic with music playing too
True. But having some light background music wouldn't hurt
 

Kartman

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When I was on Enterprise we had a sailor-operated radio station and you could call in any song in the world and it was probably in the library. The DJs were all volunteers, which was cool. It was in 2-hour shifts and all you had to do was sign your name on a sheet. I'd volunteer once in a while and just sit there playing all the music I liked and answering the phone for requests.

We also had a TV station. The Phillipinos liked when we were in port cuz we broadcasted stuff they couldn't get. I guess all of the different people liked that, but they were the only ones who mentioned it to me. tessie1.JPG Ha.
 

oath2order

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My store just got it.

We've had:

The Middle (yes, the fucking song

Applause - Lady Gaga
Some remix of a Whitney Houston song that I can't remember which one it was
Hot 'n' Cold - Katy Perry
Best Day Of My Life - American Authors
CUT TO THE FEELING BY THE QUEEN OF POP CARLY RAE JEPSEN YAS

Some rando country-pop songs
Some weird EDM-lite shit that sounds like it'd be in the club.

It's not horrible.
 

commiecorvus

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My store just got it.

We've had:

The Middle (yes, the fucking song

Applause - Lady Gaga
Some remix of a Whitney Houston song that I can't remember which one it was
Hot 'n' Cold - Katy Perry
Best Day Of My Life - American Authors
CUT TO THE FEELING BY THE QUEEN OF POP CARLY RAE JEPSEN YAS

Some rando country-pop songs
Some weird EDM-lite shit that sounds like it'd be in the club.

It's not horrible.

/me looks at the list, then at his own play list.
" Sorry, but that sounds like hell on Earth to me."
 

YoNanas

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I actually like how early in the morning they would play techno and it gets me pumped up for the day. I also like how they mix up the tunes that it doesn't stay one genre. I love when they play The Beach Boys as well as other music from that era. Makes me forget I'm at Target and it makes my day go by faster. They should also play music in the backroom.

Does anybody know where the music comes from in terms of being programmed and put over the speakers? I noticed that during the holiday season, they played holiday songs. Once Christmas was over, there was just the regular music.
 

PackAndCry

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Do the stores with music still have the crappy speakers that are strapped to the structural supports instead of "real" overhead speakers?
 
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