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sb / July 6, 2009 1:20 AM

right now? skeeter by the melvins.

that'd be a great jukebox.

D / July 6, 2009 1:28 AM

Sleep - Dragonaut

Gummo for life.

Dash / July 6, 2009 8:52 AM

10cc - Dreadlock Holiday

Bridget / July 6, 2009 8:54 AM

Hey Ya! - the original Outkast version. Why? BECAUSE EVERYONE LOVES HEY YA.

David / July 6, 2009 8:55 AM

Sam Cooke - Cupid

flange / July 6, 2009 9:27 AM

if it's at the hideout, "freebird." that'll teach tuten.

Guy Smiley / July 6, 2009 10:36 AM

"Let's Get Lost" - Chet Baker

Mucky Fingers / July 6, 2009 10:39 AM

"Oye Como Va", after all these years it's still bulletproof.

Alison / July 6, 2009 10:41 AM

"Do you wanna touch me" by Joan Jett.

Dan / July 6, 2009 10:42 AM

"Left of the Dial" - The Replacements

Alison / July 6, 2009 10:42 AM

"Do you wanna touch me" by Joan Jett.

printdude / July 6, 2009 10:44 AM

PRolly something by AC/DC.
Mebbe something by Run-DMC.
Hard to say! What jukebox is this? Izzit one of those- Download anything type of Jukeboxes? does it play 45s?
Does it only have CDs?
I miss hearing Jon Wayne on the jukebox. Mebbe I would play Is that Justice by Jon Wayne.

Irisheyes1212 / July 6, 2009 11:05 AM

Let's Stick Together - Bryan Ferry

bib / July 6, 2009 11:26 AM

anything by johnny cash. or lupe fiasco's 'kick push.'

Caitlin / July 6, 2009 11:50 AM

You Send Me -- Sam Cooke
I'm a Man -- Spencer Davis Group
100 Yard Dash -- Raphael Saadiq
Walkin' After Midnight -- Patsy Cline
You Got It -- Etta James

Baldeesh / July 6, 2009 12:21 PM

"Not Fair" - Lily Allen
"Monster" - The Automatic
"Vlad the Impaler" - Kasabian
"Love Game" - Lady Gaga
"Boyz" - MIA

Sarah-Ji / July 6, 2009 1:03 PM

"Love Vigilantes" - New Order
"Just Like Heaven" - The Cure
"Sing Me Spanish Techno" - the New Pornographers

Dutch101 / July 6, 2009 1:28 PM

I think my favorite jukebox memory of all time was a quiet, snowy weeknight at the Nisei Lounge, when someone played the Stones' "Moonlight Mile," so maybe that one. My current dive has Eric Burdon and the Animals "Sky Pilot" on it, which is a good obscure juke toon too.

Jill / July 6, 2009 1:32 PM

"That's Life" - Frank Sinatra

You can't go wrong with a little Frank.

Baldeesh / July 6, 2009 1:35 PM

This is a real good one, too:

"Brimful of Asha" - Cornershop

eee / July 6, 2009 4:54 PM

Gloria Gayor's "I Will Survive." Who doesn't love drunk women screeching along with it at the top of their lungs? That's a good time for everyone.

thenefa / July 6, 2009 5:22 PM

Hawaii 5-0 by the Ventures, Always. (and usually the only one dancing to it!)

Greg / July 6, 2009 7:55 PM

"Recurring Dreams" by Hüsker Dü. Because it's 14 minutes long and I want my non-money's worth.

Back in TIme / July 6, 2009 7:56 PM

Will never forget summer of '66, ice cream parlor, Park Rapids, Minnesota, someone kept putting a nickel in over and over and over playing "Sweet Pea" by Tommy Roe. Talk about a bublegum overdose.

snuh / July 7, 2009 12:19 AM

i'll go with what is theoretically on most jukeboxes, and right now i feel like hearing something from john mellencamp. perhaps "cherry bomb" or "crumblin' down".

ya know, if i were at johnny's tavern, nothing sounded sweeter than nu shooz "i can't wait" coming out of the fuzzed-out single-speaker jukebox.

kate / July 7, 2009 9:53 AM

The Kooks "She Moves in Her Own Way"

jlp / July 7, 2009 10:51 AM

'turn on me' - the shins

sd / July 7, 2009 11:17 AM

"We gotta get outta this place, if it's the last thing we ever do. We gotta get outta this place, girl there's a better life, for me and you."

It's my mantra of the day, so only fitting that everyone else be forced to listen along.

Carlotta / July 7, 2009 11:19 AM

Gee, just one selection? Cheapskate.

Without putting endless thought into it:

"Tales of Brave Ulysses" by Cream

holden / July 7, 2009 11:31 AM

prolly "Cecelia" - Simon & Garfunkel

love the Sam Cooke suggestions, also ol'Blue Eyes and Cash are sure hits.

there's some great ideas on here! just may have to dl a few and make a little playlist

dramaclub / July 7, 2009 11:54 AM

my fave time at the beachwood was when someone broke the afternoon silence by playing "Suzie Q" by CCR & the older gent sitting next to me just started bawling

Amanda / July 7, 2009 1:40 PM

If dancing is involved, then "This Corrosion" by Sisters of Mercy. If it's just with friends drinking a beer, then probably anything by Bessie Smith or Nina Simone.

maardvark / July 7, 2009 1:45 PM

If I only get one, I've got to make it count, right? So I'll put in something really long. There's a bar I go to in River North where The Best of the Doors is in the jukebox, so how about "The End"?

But seriously, this question is unanswerable, because what you play in the jukebox depends on so many things. Your own mood, the atmosphere of the bar, what you were just talking about, whom you're trying to hit on, etc., etc.

Eamon / July 7, 2009 4:01 PM

That's easy: Naked Raygun - Wonder Beer

spence / July 7, 2009 4:03 PM

Subterranean Homesick Blues - Bob Dylan

Val / July 7, 2009 6:25 PM

Good Luck
Basement Jaxx

Bill Guerriero / July 7, 2009 10:27 PM

What a great question! I only get one choice? Damn, I was hoping for three for a dollar. Hmmm, "Sleepwalk" by Santo and Johnny is one of my favorite songs but right now I'd pick "Starting Over" by The Black Lips.

Rachel / July 8, 2009 10:42 AM

blondie, heart of glass. i can't believe no one said it yet.

SuchLuck / July 8, 2009 11:05 AM

"First of the Last Calls" Husker Du

Kelly / July 8, 2009 11:58 AM

Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? - Louis Armstrong

Jasmine / July 8, 2009 4:43 PM

I used to go to the Beachwood semi-regularly when I lived nearby from 1999 to 2001. My favorite song to play on their jukebox was Curtis Mayfield's "Superfly". I would then try to get the resident dog (remember him?) to dance with me.

p / July 8, 2009 6:52 PM

Lawyers, Guns & Money

Andrew / July 9, 2009 10:57 AM

"Deacon Blues" by Steely Dan. It's a quintessential drinkin' song.

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