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Rock tops the list of musical genres surgeons prefer in the Operating Room

Posted Monday, August 28, 2017 by Tyler Goldberg-Hoss

In slightly lighter “news” than usual, a recent Spotify survey found that surgeons prefer Rock and Roll over other types of music when they are performing surgery.

Rock was named as the most popular genre by 49% of surgeons, followed closely by pop and classical music. Fewer surgeons preferred jazz and R&B.

Said one surgeon: “listening to rock puts me in a comfortable place so my full attention is on my patients. I listen to bands from my youth and the feeling of nostalgia brings me to a calm, focused place.”

Some top rock songs include: Rock You Like a Hurricane (Scorpions); Sweet Child O’ Mine (Guns N’ Roses); Just What the Doctor Ordered (Ted Nugent); Break on Through (To the Other Side) (The Doors); and Paint It Black (The Rolling Stones).

Surprisingly, The Beatles “Dr. Robert”, Montey Crue’s “Doctor Feelgood”, and Robert Palmer’s “Bad Case of Loving You” did not make the cut.

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