According To Science, Most Surgeons Love To Blast Rock Music While Operating on You

May 7, 2019

Photo by Getty Images


It's common practice for a surgeon to listen to music while in the operating to alieve the tension from everyone in the room. According to a study by Spotify and Figure 1, a social networking service for healthcare professionals, it's very likely that your doctor is going to be rocking out while putting you under the knife.

After surveying nearly 700 surgeons from over 50 countries, the study found that 90% of the participants confirmed that they can be found playing music in the operating room. 49% of respondents said that rock music is their favorite genre, followed by pop (48%) and classical (43%) as their genre of choice.

So what is your doctor rocking out to while you're knocked out? According to the survey, some of the songs the surgeons mentioned were:

  • "Rock You Like a Hurricane" by Scorpions
  • "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N' Roses
  • "Just What The Doctor Ordered" by Ted Nugent
  • "Break on Through (To the Other Side)" by The Doors
  • "Paint It, Black" by The Rolling Stones
  • "Whole Lotta Love" by Led Zeppelin
  • "We Will Rock You" by Queen
  • "Back In Black" by AC/DC
  • "Cocaine" by Eric Clapton
  • "The Wind Cries Mary" by Jimi Hendrix
  • "Should I Stay or Should I Go" by The Clash
  • "Like A Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan
  • "Rebel Rebel" by David Bowie
  • "Beautiful Day" by U2
  • "Why Can't This Be Love" by Van Halen
  • "Iron Man" by Black Sabbath
  • "Who Are You" by The Who
  • "Barracuda" by Heart
  • "Rock and Roll All Night" by KISS
  • "Tom Sawyer" by Rush
  • "Edge of Seventeen" by Stevie Nicks
  • "All Right Now" by Free
  • "Sympathy For The Devil" by The Rolling Stones
  • "Stairway To Heaven" by Led Zeppelin
  • "Ace of Spades" by Motörhead
  • "Nothing Else Matters" by Metallica
  • "Piece of My Heart" by Big Brother & The Holding Company, Janis Joplin
  • "Under The Bridge" by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • "American Woman" by Lenny Kravitz
  • "Take It On the Run" by REO Speedwagon
  • "Animal" by Def Leppard