You’d hope so really

Surgeons prefer Bee Gees’ ‘Stayin’ Alive’ to Queen’s ‘Another One Bites the Dust’ as they wield the knife, a study has found, as eight in 10 say music in the operating theatre helps them concentrate.

As we might also hope that “Hell’s Bells” and “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” are not on the playlist while “Live is Life”* might be.

*There has to be some sodding use for that song, doesn’t there?

31 thoughts on “You’d hope so really”

  1. Led Zeppelin: “In My Time Of Dying”. Probably long enough for an entire operation, particularly if you’re listening to a live version 🙂

  2. So Much for Subtlety

    Surgeons prefer Bee Gees’ ‘Stayin’ Alive’

    I am starting to be convinced the Bee Gees were commissioned by gender re-assignment specialists – “Born a Man”, “Can’t Keep a Good Man Down”, “I Was A Lover, A Leader Of Men”, “Don’t Wanna Live Inside Myself”, “The Woman in You” and perhaps even “Crazy for Your Love”.

    But they do seem medically oriented – “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart”, “Flesh and Blood” and perhaps even “Spicks and Specks”. Not to mention “You Should be Dancing” for all the hip replacement specialists.

  3. The great heart surgeon, Magdi Yacoub, always listened to Bach while he operated. During the first stage it was the Goldberg Variations, followed by the Brandenburg Concertos for the latter stages.

  4. LIVE IS LIFE

    Nanananana
    Nanananana (all together now)
    Nanananana
    Nanananana

    Life (nanananana)
    Life is life (nanananana)
    Labadab dab dab life (nanananana)
    Liiiiiiiife (nanananana)

    When we all give the power
    We all give the best
    Every minute of an hour
    Don’t think about the rest
    And you all get the power
    You all get the best
    When everyone gets everything
    And every song everybody sings

    And it’s life (nanananana)
    Life is life (nanananana)
    Life is life (nanananana)
    Labadab dab dab life (nanananana)

    Life is life when we all feel the power
    Life is life come on, stand up and dance
    Life is life when the feeling of the people
    Life is life is the feeling of the band

    When we all give the power
    We all give the best
    Every minute of an hour
    Don’t think about the rest
    Then you all get the power
    You all get the best
    When everyone gives everything
    And every song everybody sings

    And it’s life (nanananana)
    Life is life (nanananana)
    Labadab dab dab life (nanananana)
    Life is life (nanananana)

    Life (nanananana)
    (nanananana)
    (nanananana)
    (nanananana)

    Life (nanananana)
    Life is life (nanananana)
    Labadab dab dab life (nanananana)
    Live is life (nanananana)

    And you call when it’s over
    You call it should last
    Every minute of the future
    Is a memory of the past
    Cause we all gave the power
    We all gave the best
    And everyone gave everything
    And every song everybody sang

  5. For this kind of humour, might I suggest the spoof hospital radio DJ, Ivan Brackenbury. You’ll thank me when you check him out on Youtube.

  6. bloke (not) in spain

    Touro Infirmary – Dr John
    Unfortunately, not from the Remedies album
    His version of “I’m Gonna Go Fishin’ ” from Duke Elegant might play well though.
    And no-one’s mentioned Doctor & the Medics

  7. I was down to St. James infirmary, I saw my baby there
    She was stretched out on a long white table,
    So sweet, cool and so fair

    Let her go, let her go, God bless her
    Wherever she may be
    She may search this whole wide world over
    Never find a sweeter man as me

    When I die please bury me in my high top Stetson hat
    Put a twenty dollar gold piece on my watch chain
    The gang’ll know I died standing pat

    Let her go, let her go God bless her
    Wherever she may be
    She may search this wide world over
    Never find a sweeter man as me

    I want six crapshooters to be my pallbearers
    Three pretty women to sing a song
    Stick a jazz band on my hearse wagon
    Raise hell as I stroll along

  8. The Richard Strauss piece is actually “Death and Transfiguration”. His “Four Last Songs” would also be ominous.

  9. Be Quick Or Be Dead – Iron Maiden
    The Widow Maker – Robert Calvert
    So Ends Another Life – Status Quo
    I Drive The Hearse – Porcupine Tree

  10. Can we film the operation?
    Is the head dead yet?
    You know the boys in the newsroom got a running bet
    Get the widow on the set
    We need dirty laundry

    “Dirty Laundry” by Don Henley

  11. I had a probe put into my heart 20+ years ago and the nurse panicked to hear the Meatloaf Bat out of hell lyrics

    And the last thing I see
    Is my heart, still beatin’, still beatin’
    Breakin’ out of my body
    And flyin’ away

    I was so out of it on valium I found it amusing and my pulse was down to about 25. When I left the operation I looked down at my legs and thought what is all the red stuff and then realised it was my blood

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