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Best and Worst Songs You've Heard At the Grocery Store or Drug Store


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Hello everyone - this thread will be about all our favorite and least favorite you have heard while shopping for groceries or snacks at the drug store. I currently work at a grocery store myself. Thankfully it's a steady job for me but as you can imagine it means I have to listen to their in store radio when I'm on the clock. Particularly I work at a Vons right now (same company as Safeway or Albertsons if you don't have that or Pavilions where you are) so the song selection should be the same for all the stores in the US under that company. I live closer to a Food 4 Less (Ralphs/Kroger) so I shop there when I'm off work and need to grab something and sometimes the 99 Cents store as well. My Mom gets her prescriptions from CVS pharmacy so I go there on occasion if she needs me to walk there. And we sometimes get Ice Cream from Rite Aid. So that's several different store chains I have experienced in person to get a feel of their radio stations. 


Here is my Best of and Worst of. The location I heard it at will be in parenthesis


The Best 

The All American Rejects - Swing, Swing (Food 4 Less)

Ariana Grande - no tears left to cry (Pavilions/Vons & Food 4 Less/Ralphs) 

Ariana Grande - Into You (Pavilions/Vons) 

Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman (Pavilions/Vons)

Ariana Grande - breathin' (Pavilions/Vons) 

Ariana Grande - 7 Rings (Food 4 Less) 

Avril Lavigne - Complicated (Pavilions/Vons)

Avril Lavigne - Fall To Pieces (Pavilions/Vons)

Avril Lavigne - My Happy Ending (Rite Aid) 

Brandy - Sittin' Up In My Room (Pavilions/Vons) 

Brandy & Monica - The Boy Is Mine (Pavilions/Vons)

Britney Spears - ...Baby One More Time (Food 4 Less) 

Camila Cabello - Never Be the Same (Pavilions/Vons)
Camila Cabello - Liar (Pavilions/Vons)

Carly Rae Jepsen - Higher (Vons/Pavilions)

Carly Rae Jepsen - I Really Like You (Food 4 Less) 

Carly Rae Jepsen - This Kiss (Food 4 Less)

Charlie Puth - Attention (Pavilions/Vons)

Charlie Puth - Light Switch (Pavilions/Vons)
Charlie Puth - The Way I Am (Pavilions/Vons)

Christina Aguilera - Fighter (Pavilions/Vons) 

Daughtry - Feels Like Tonight (Pavilions/Vons)
Daughtry - Home (Pavilions/Vons)

Demi Lovato - Give Your Heart a Break (Pavilions/Vons as well as Ralphs) 

Demi Lovato f. Ariana Grande - Met Him Last Night (Food 4 Less) 

Demi Lovato - Sorry Not Sorry (Food 4 Less)

Doja Cat - Say So (Pavilions/Vons) 

Doja Cat f. SZA - Kiss Me More (Pavilions/Vons) 

Dua Lipa - Break My Heart (Pavilions/Vons) 
Dua Lipa - Levitating (Pavilions/Vons)
Dua Lipa - Love Again (Pavilions/Vons) 

Dua Lipa - Physical (Pavilions/Vons) 

Dua Lipa - IDGAF (Food 4 Less)

Echosmith - Get Into My Car (Pavilions/Vons)

Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do (Pavilions/Vons) 

Fifth Harmony - Work From Home (CVS)

Gabby Barrett - I Hope (Pavilions/Vons)   

Halsey - Now Or Never (Food 4 Less)

Hey Monday - How You Love Me Now (Ralphs)

Hilary Duff - Come Clean (Ralphs)
Hilary Duff - So Yesterday (Pavilions/Vons)

Janet Jackson - Miss You Much (Pavilions/Vons)
Janet Jackson - Together Again (Pavilions/Vons)
Janet Jackson - When I Think Of You [Pavilions/Vons}
Janet Jackson - Control (Pavilions/Vons)

Jessie J - Domino (Pavilions/Vons) 

Jewel - Intuition (Pavilions/Vons) 

Justin Bieber - Ghost (Pavilions/Vons)

Kane Brown f. Swae Lee & Khalid - Be Like That (Food 4 Less)

Katy Perry - Wide Awake (Pavilions/Vons)

Katy Perry - Daisies (Pavilions/Vons) 

Katy Perry - Never Really Over (Pavilions/Vons) 

Katy Perry - Thinking Of You (Pavilions/Vons) 

Katy Perry - The One That Got Away (Pavilions/Vons) 

Kelly Clarkson - Behind These Hazel Eyes (Pavilions/Vons) 
Kelly Clarkson - Since U Been Gone (Pavilions/Vons)  

Kelsea Ballerini - Miss Me More (Pavilions/Vons)

Lil Nas X - THATS WHAT I WANT (Pavilions/Vons)

Little Mix - Black Magic (Food 4 Less) 

Lorde - Team (Pavilions/Vons)

Mabel - Don't Call Me Up (Pavilions/Vons)

Maggie Rogers - Light On (99 Cents Store and Pavilions/Vons)

Mariah Carey - Someday (Pavilions/Vons) 
Mariah Carey - We Belong Together (Pavilions/Vons)  

Mark Ronson f. Camila Cabello - Find U Again (Pavilions/Vons) 

Mark Ronson f. Miley Cyrus - Nothing Breaks Like a Heart (Pavilions/Vons) 

Marshmello & Halsey - Be Kind (Pavilions/Vons)
Marshmello & Demi Lovato - OK Not To Be OK (Food 4 Less)

Michelle Branch - Breathe (Walgreens, Ralphs & Pavilions/Vons)
Michelle Branch - All You Wanted (Pavilions/Vons)

Miley Cyrus - The Climb (99 Cents Store)

Miley Cyrus - Party In the USA (Food 4 Less) 

Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball (Food 4 Less)
Miley Cyrus f. Dua Lipa - Prisoner (Pavilions/Vons)  

Natalie Merchant - Carnival (99 Cents Store & Pavilions/Vons) 

Natalie Imbruglia - Torn (Pavilions/Vons)

Natasha Bedingfield - Pocketful of Sunshine (Pavilions/Vons)

Natasha Bedingfield - Unwritten (Pavilions/Vons) 

One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful (Pavilions/Vons) 

Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen - Good Time (Pavilions/Vons)

P!nk - Who Knew (Pavilions/Vons)  

Panic! At the Disco - High Hopes (Pavilions/Vons) 

Paramore - That's What You Get (CVS)  

Rihanna - Only Girl (In the World) [Pavilions/Vons) 

Rihanna f. Calvin Harris - We Found Love (Food 4 Less)

Rita Ora - I Will Never Let You Down (Food 4 Less)

Roxette - It Must Have Been Love (Pavilions/Vons)

Selena Gomez & The Scene - Love You Like a Love Song (Pavilions/Vons) 
Selena Gomez & The Scene - Naturally (Ralphs) 

Selena Gomez - Back To You (Pavilions/Vons) 

Selena Gomez - Lose You To Love Me (Pavilions/Vons) 

Taylor Swift - Blank Space (Pavilions/Vons) o

Taylor Swift - Style (Ralphs & Pavilions/Vons) 
Taylor Swift - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Food 4 Less)
Taylor Swift - If This Was a Movie (99 Cents Store)

Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do (Ralphs)

Taylor Swift - Starlight (99 Cents Store)

Taylor Swift - 22 (Food 4 Less)
Taylor Swift - willow (Pavilions/Vons plus Food 4 Less)  

Taylor Swift - Message In a Bottle (Pavilions/Vons)

The Weeknd - Blinding Lights (Pavilions/Vons)
The Weeknd - Save Your Tears (Pavilions/Vons)

Wilson Phillips - Hold On (Pavilions/Vons)

24kGoldn & Iann Dior - Mood (Pavilions/Vons)

5 Seconds of Summer - Youngblood (Pavilions/Vons)

Zara Larsson - Lush Life (Food 4 Less)


The Worst

Alessia Cara - Growing Pains (Food 4 Less & Pavilions/Vons)

Alessia Cara - Scars To Your Beautiful (Pavilions/Vons)

Amy Grant - Baby, Baby (99 Cents Store & Pavilions/Vons)

Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber - Stuck With U (Pavilions/Vons)

AJR - Bang! (Pavilions/Vons) 
AJR - Way Less Sad (Pavilions/Vons) 

Charlie Puth - One Call Away (Pavilions/Vons)

Colbie Caillat - Brighter Than The Sun {Pavilions/Vons)

Colbie Caillat - I Do!! {Pavilions/Vons}

Colbie Caillat - What If {Pavilions/Vons} 

Colbie Caillat - Never Gonna Let You Down (Pavilions/Vons) 

Colbie Caillat - Oxygen (Pavilions/Vons) 

Colbie Caillat - Fallin' For You (Pavilions/Vons) 

Colbie Caillat - Bubbly (Pavilions/Vons)   

Dan + Shay - Speechless (Pavilions/Vons) 

Duran Duran - Hungry Like a Wolf (Pavilions/Vons)

Ed Sheeran - Perfect (Pavilions/Vons)

Imagine Dragons - Whatever It Takes (Pavilions/Vons)
Imagine Dragons - On Top of the World (Pavilions/Vons)

Jason Mraz - Have It All (Pavilions/Vons)  

Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat - Lucky (99 Cents Store)

Jonas Brothers - Only Human (Pavilions/Vons)
Jonas Brothers - Sucker (Pavilions/Vons)
Jonas Brothers - What a Man Gotta Do (Pavilions/Vons)
Justin Bieber - Holy (Pavilions/Vons)
Justin Bieber - Hold On (Pavilions/Vons) 

Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop the Feeling (Pavilions/Vons)

Kelly Clarkson - Broken & Beautiful (Pavilions/Vons)
Kelly Clarkson - I Dare You (Pavilions/Vons)
Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (Pavilions/Vons)

Lady Gaga - Million Reasons (Rite Aid & Pavilions/Vons) 

Leona Lewis - Better In Time (Pavilions/Vons) 

Maroon 5 - Won't Go Home Without You (Pavilions/Vons) 
Maroon 5 - Sugar (Pavilions/Vons) 

Maroon 5 - Never Gonna Leave This Bed (Pavilions/Vons) 
Maroon 5 - Memories (Pavilions/Vons) 
Maroon 5 - Nobody's Love (Pavilions/Vons)  

Maroon 5 - Daylight (Pavilions/Vons) 
Maroon 5 - Love Somebody (Pavilions/Vons) 
Maroon 5 - Harder To Breathe (Pavilions/Vons) 

Maroon 5 - Lost (Pavilions/Vons)

Meghan Trainor - Dear Future Husband (Pavilions/Vons)
Meghan Trainor - Me Too (Pavilions/Vons)

Niall Horan - The Tide (Pavilions/Vons)
Niall Horan - Finally Free (Pavilions/Vons) 
OneRepublic - All the Right Moves (Pavilions/Vons)

OneRepublic - Secrets (Pavilions/Vons) 
OneRepublic - Stop And Stare (Pavilions/Vons)   

OneRepublic - Rescue Me (Pavilions/Vons)

P!nk f. Nate Reuss - Just Give Me a Reason (Pavilions/Vons)

The Police - Message In a Bottle (Pavilions/Vons) 

Rachel Platten - Stand By You (Pavilions/Vons)

Ritt Momney - Put Your Records On (Pavilions/Vons) 

Sara Bareilles - Brave (Pavilions/Vons)
Sara Bareilles - Uncharted (Pavilions/Vons)

Shawn Mendes - If I Can't Have You (Pavilions/Vons) 
Shawn Mendes - Wonder (Pavilions/Vons)

Sheryl Crow - All I Wanna Do (Pavilions/Vons) 
Sheryl Crow - Everyday Is a Winding Road (99 Cents Store and Pavilions/Vons)
Sheryl Crow - Can't Cry Anymore (Pavilions/Vons) 

Sheryl Crow - My Favorite Mistake (Pavilions/Vons) 

Sia - Together (Pavilions/Vons) 

Taylor Swift - The Man (Pavilions/Vons)
Taylor Swift f. Brendon Urie - ME! (Pavilions/Vons) 

U2 - Mysterious Ways (Pavilions/Vons)

Wilson Phillips - Release Me (99 Cents Store)


Ok there is my list. Some songs I didn't add onto here despite liking them because I've grown indifferent to some of them (Part Of Me, Nice To Meet Ya by Niall Horan, etc) 


Your turn, what songs have you liked and disliked while shopping at your local stores?



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Best:  Anything by Evermore (NOT TAYLOR SWIFT) I sometimes still hear them at the shops!


Worst: Hello Adele!  



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19 minutes ago, FightForTanas said:

Worst at H&M: The Kid Laroi feat Justin Bieber- Stay (I hate this song with a passion)

Best at Macys:



I actually have heard both of these at work. :dies: I can agree tbh 

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Best (at Bershka). I usually hear quite a few Jessie songs at clothing stores:


Worst: Thinking Out Loud. RANCID song

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7 hours ago, Marco_g2 said:

That whole list including shops thats next level autism tbh :dies:


I'm literally autistic so...


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49 minutes ago, HotFriedChicken said:

I don't actually remember hearing specific songs when I go grocery shopping, I think I just tune it out

i don't remember a lot but i pay attention to the point where sometimes i enter a store on the mall cuz of the song that is playing :deadbanana2:

i'm the opposite, i get distracted from what i'm doing at the store because of the song that is playing 

it's always like this, at the gym too 

i pay attention so much to ambient music

interesting is that if it's a TV Show playing, a movie, a show, etc i just don't care and i'm never distracted

it's only music 

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3 hours ago, MusicLoverDude said:

I'm literally autistic so...


Me too :hug:but it really showed with this list 

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