It’s funny how people tend to be so quiet in waiting rooms when they are waiting to get in to see a doctor. In fact, it is usually so quiet that it is easy to pick up on the music that is playing lightly from somewhere above. So often it is just a local radio station that plays generic soft music. Still, without the music we would be in near total silence while waiting for our physicians so, even elevator music is a plus.
The last time I found myself in a medical building waiting to see my doctor, there were few distractions to help pass the time. There were the sounds of people turning magazine pages and the soft hum of elevator music. I sat there wondering why they never turned the volume up past a whisper and why they didn’t have some decent music playing. Many people believe that music and health go hand in hand and that got me thinking even more.
It seems to me that it would take very little effort to make waiting rooms more pleasant simply by tending to the music. It should be loud enough that people are able to make out the words of the songs. A decent song list would also make waiting much more interesting. With a little imagination, doctors could have quite a bit of fun spicing up their song library. They could even throw in tunes that have a doctor theme to them. Here are my choices for the best doctor songs ever.
Bad Case Of Loving You / Robert Palmer
This is a fun, upbeat song that should get people smiling and tapping their toes. When Robert Palmer sings about his doctor giving him the news, anyone that is in the waiting room for test results will be able to fully relate.
Dr Livingston I Presume/ The Moody Blues
Here is a classic rock tune that has a lilting spirit about it. There are just a lot of fun and cheerful visuals that are easily pulled from the lyrics of this tune. When The Moody Blues sing of Dr. Livingston stepping out of the jungle, even young children will crack a smile.
Doctor Love / KISS
KISS made this classic rock tune as sexy as it gets. It has a throbbing beat and clear vocals that will get the attending physicians dancing between examining rooms. Be sure to include this song on any disk you might make as a gift for a doctor.
Doctor My Eyes/ Jackson Browne
This song is an easy listening rock tune that fits the bill perfectly. Anyone waiting with questions about their condition will relate to Jackson Browne singing about asking his doctor for answers. It’s a great tune with a happy feel about it .
Another One Bites The Dust
A sense of humor is required for any doctor that would add this song to their play list. When working on this line up of tunes, the thought of adding this particular song made me laugh out loud. I am certain that anyone that would hear this playing in a medical office would get a great smile from it.
Love Potion # 9 / The Clovers
You can’t help but let your mind go back in time a bit when you hear this cute little tune. It’s short and very sweet. It might also help make the medicine go down a little easier for a few people. This is one tune to be sure to include when making a doctor play list.
I Don’t Need No Doctor/ Humble Pie
The longer we sit and wait, the more we wonder what in the heck we are doing there. It is a common feeling for people that sit longer than they should have to when waiting to see a doctor. This song might be just the thing to lighten the mood and make the wait more fun. It might also be just enough to make some people get up and walk out the door so use it with caution.
Doctor / The Bliss Band
When The Bliss Band sings about needing a shot of rock and roll instead of a doctor, more than a few people will relate to that feeling. This song has great vocals and a steady smooth rock beat to it. It is a perfect addition to this list.
Witch Doctor/ David Seville
If you want to see people smiling, this is the song that is sure to make that happen. David Seville sings over and over about the things that he told the Witch Doctor. It has a great beat and easy vocals that are superb. This is another tune that will get a few doctors shuffling and bopping from room to room.
Just What The Doctor Ordered / Ted Nugent
This hard rocking Ted Nugent tune may be a big much for older crowds. Ted totally rocks out on this song and if you are a rock music fan, so will you. This song is so power that it could turn a stay in any waiting room into an event. Be sure to add this one to your line up of doctor tunes.
It is pretty easy to see how sprinkling these tunes in to a play list might make a physicians office a unique experience. Time is as precious as the smiles that these tunes will bring. I think it is a fine idea to help time pass along pleasantly by encouraging more smiling. These songs should help do that in a fun and easy way.