R&P: What are your favorite songs you've listened to/played on a jukebox?

On this day in 1899 the world's first jukebox was installed at San Fransisco's' Palais Royal Hotel.

I made a great investment a few years back, buying a replica Wurlitzer juke box...

MQ: What are your favorite songs that you've listened to/played on a jukebox?


BQ: Any jukebox memories you'd care to share?


17 Answers

  • Best Answer

    ZZ Top's Gimme All Your Lovin'

    BQ I used to go to this place for kids to hang out after school with all my friends. It was literally called "The Hangout". LOL We would put quarters in the jukebox and shoot pool.

    There were arcade games,pool tables,a snack bar and couches & chairs. It was a cool place. I met 3 of my X b'f's there. I had NO idea until later that they were ALL cousins! Tom,Kurt & Todd... Too crazy! But hey... I never *slept* with ANY of them. I was a good "bad girl" back then.

  • 8 years ago

    I'd love to pay you a visit to see your Wurlitzer.


    The theme from "A Summer Place" - Percy Faith

    Last date - Floyd Cramer

    Sleepwalk - Santo & Johnny

    My happiness - Connie Francis

    He's my dreamboat - Connie Francis

    Don't break the heart that loves you - Connie Francis

    There's a moon out tonight - The Capris

    My heart sings - Paul Anka

    Blue angel - Roy Orbison

    Loving you - Elvis Presley

    One summer night - The Danleers

    That's old-fashioned - The Everly Brothers

    Let's go, let's go, let's go - Hank Ballard & the Midnighters

    Jim Dandy - Lavern Baker

    Mashed potato time - Dee Dee Sharp

    Volare - Bobby Rydell

    Be my guest - Fats Domino

    Beyond the sea - Bobby Darin

    The stroll - The Diamonds

    The walk - Jimmy McCracklin

    Believe what you say - Ricky Nelson

    Ruby Ann - Marty Robbins (EXTREMELY popular dance song with my classmates)


    I remember the soda shop that was the popular hangout with my high school's student body had a jukebox. There was a boy named Tony that never danced with any girl. He slouched by the wall behind the jukebox where the music was fairly loud. He would occasionally talk with a few friends, but he spent hours shuffling around and leaning against the wall.

    Also, the Mondo chicks (the girls with the massive bouffants and tight skirts and heavy makeup who hung out with the Mondo "greaser" guys) kinda "owned" the sodashop's jukebox. The Mondos always sat in the booths closest to the jukebox to keep all their favorite songs playing. As a boy I always found the petulant-looking Mondos intimidating. Nobody dared look at them sideways. Doing so would quickly spark a nasty confrontation. Mondos were as quick to lash out as a kicked nest of angry hornets. They were a tough bunch of kids, but damn, they were exceptionally good dancers.


  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    I used to be a huge freak with playing the jukebox when I'd hang out in bars. My favorite song was this one.

    Jail Break - Thin Lizzy


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    bq: There was this one bar that had a jukebox with a telephone on it. You'd call a dj that was in the basement with just about every album you can think of. I'd go there after work and listen to whole albums of Led Zeppelin or Miles Davis and a bunch of other albums. I probably could have bought a house with all the cash I blew playing the jukebox along with other things people buy in bars.

  • Emily
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    Teddy Bear by Elvis because it reminds me of a funny Jukebox story about my dad. When he was little he used to go to this restaurant that had a Jukebox and this was probably 1960. Well he knew the numbers by heart, and played that song all the time...that was the only song actually. And this man walked up to play a song while my dad who was about 7 at the time, watched him closely, the man put a dime in and my dad pressed the number as fast as he could before the man had a chance to play his song of choice lol

    Some other songs I like that are great classics on the jukebox are I Fall to Pieces by Patsy Cline, Only the Lonely by Roy Orbison, When Will I be Loved- The Everly Brothers, Tutti Frutti-Little Richard

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  • Mrs H
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    When I was a kid I was always playing Fats Domino

    My best memory is actually from the '70s. The people at the Steak shop I frequented

    were all in a great mood and had the thing loud and put on Jambalaya by The Blue Ridge

    Rangers aka John Fogerty. One of the local guys came dancing in from the door to the


  • We had a jukebox at college in the student lounge. Can't tell you how many hours I spent there playing pool & listening to:

    "Kiss You All Over" ~ Exile


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    "Blinded By The Light" ~ Manfred Mann


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    "A Day In The Life" ~ The Beatles


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  • Bear
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Shakin' All Over - Johnny Kidd & The Pirates.

    Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis.

    Whole Lotta Rosie - AC/DC.

    Ace Of Spades - Motorhead.

    Rock n Rolling Brew - Meatloaf & Cher.

    Johnny B Goode - Dr.Feelgood(Live).

  • 8 years ago

    When I was in Graduate School.....used to go play pool and drink beverages at a local establishment. They had a juke box and never changed the records, so I would end up playing the same songs.

    Red Rain - Peter Gabriel

    Midnight Confessions - Grass Roots

    Black Water - Doobie Brothers

    Amie - Pure Prairie League

    I'm No Angel - Gregg Allman

    Obviously, after a few beers, sing a longs were mandated.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    I haven't been a bar fly for well over 10 years, but when you're paying for individual songs, the longer the better; more for the money.

    Allman Brothers-Whipping Post live

    The Doors- When the Music's Over, The End

    In A Gadda Da Vida

    Bob Dyan-Joey

    Pepper some songs like this in with the normal length ones and a couple dollars will go a long way.

  • 8 years ago


    Anything BUT Until a Tear Becomes a Rose...there was this old timer at the bar I used to work at, occasionally he'd buy a roll of quarters & plug ONLY that damn song...we used to call him the Mayor of _____. He had a steel plate in his head from an accident at the rolling mills...you had to cut him some slack, but DAMN...I truly hate that song now, at least the customers could leave on those nights...LOL

    I used to love cranking Dr. Feelgood after last call...or any other really heavy upbeat tunes. Got me moving for cleanup & chased all the C&W customers out promptly.

    My favourite juke box memory isn't even mine, LOL, it's my parents...

    Salisbury House restaurant on Pembina Highway had a copy of Honey Love, banned at the time due to it's 'scandalous' lyrics. The kids used to congregate & wheel the juke box out onto the parking lot until the cops would come & bust it up....

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