The jukebox—a music machine that plays music when you deposit money in it—goes all the way back to the late 19th century. Even in this digital age, they can still be found in bars and restaurants all over the world. Some are the retro type that play actual vinyl records. There are CD jukeboxes. And there are plenty of digital jukeboxes that are updated remotely, unlike the old-school machines which need a technician to regularly swap out old discs for new ones.
The biggest operator of jukeboxes in the US is a company called TouchTunes, and every year, they release a list of the most-chosen songs as logged by their machines. Here are the top three rock songs freely selected and paid for by real people across America in 2015: (3) “Crazy Bitch” by Buckcherry; (2) “Brown Eyed Girl” from Van Morrison; and the most-selected rock song of the year? “Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen. Are all these machines in strip clubs?