Oh Fortuna! Velut luna
Orff's Carmina Burana is not the sort of music you should be playing to patients, some of whom are going to be feeling pretty grim, others of whom may already be on edge waiting for the results of tests. I know they don't teach Latin any more, but the gist of that particular lyric would elude very few of us.
So I have since been thinking about even more inappropriate tracks to play to patients in waiting rooms. Here are my first ten songs. Feel free to suggest more - if I have enough, I may burn a compilation CD and give it to them next time I'm up there.
- Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack
- Girlfriend in a Coma - the Smiths
- Somewhere a Clock is Ticking - Snow Patrol
- You're Tender and You're Tired - Manic Street Preachers
- The Drugs Don't Work - The Verve
- I die: You die - Gary Numan
- Knocking on Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
- Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
- But I might die tonight - Cat Stevens, and also in arguably worse taste:
- I can't keep it in - Cat Stevens (I can't keep it in, no I can't keep it in, I've got to let it out...)