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Do you remember Muzak? It was the piped in dreck that was heard in doctor's offices, banks, and grocery stores. Usually, Mantovani or the 101 Strings, but certainly soothing to the ear.

Lately, grocery stores in particular are getting VERY hip with the tuneage. I was in Market Street on 98th and Quaker Tuesday night, and found myself singing along with every single song they played. It was as if they knew I was coming in, and downloaded a playlist just for me.

Coincidentally, I did enjoy the irony when they played "Cut The Cake" by Average White Band, as I walked into the bakery department.

That got me thinking: have the stores gotten considerably hipper with the music selection? Or am I just enjoying the selections more because I'm getting old? Trust me, no one was dancing in the supermarket aisles back in the day. Except maybe this person:

Tracey Ullman-They Don't Know Credit: stiffrecordsuk via YouTube
Tracey Ullman, “They Don't Know”
(stiffrecordsuk via YouTube)

I LOVE that song, by the way. “They Don't Know” by Tracey Ullman. Check out the video here.

Could I listen to that in the supermarket? Heck yeah. I may even spin my shopping cart around a time or two as well.

Have you noticed that the music in supermarkets is getting better? It's like they took our Awesome 98 playlist and said: ‘Yeah, we can play that while they squeeze the Charmin.’

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