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Infographic: The Causes and Effects of Facetious Song Requests

March 7, 2012  |  2:53pm

It’s a reoccurring daydream of mine to find the person that screams “Free Bird” at shows and slap the crap out of them. Bradford Cox, frontman of Atlas Sound and Deerhutner, has a similar urge that he brought to life. Last week at a show in Minnesota, he got a fan who requested “My Sharona” to strip to their underwear and stand on stage while the band played the song for an hour. Extreme? Yes. Satisfying to hear about? Absolutely. Here are a few other artists who have publicly dealt with the frustration of certain absurd song requests.

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