In Billy Wilder's cold war comedy One, Two, Three, the character Otto Ludwig Piffl (Horst Buchholz), a staunch communist held by the East German police on suspicion of espionage for the Klassenfeind, is tortured by having "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" played to him nonstop.
The following is a list of the tracks used to torture people in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay these days:
AC/DC - Hell's Bells, Shoot to Thrill
Barney the Purple Dinosaur - theme tune
Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
Bruce Springsteen - Born in the USA
Christina Aguilera - Dirrty
David Gray - Babylon
Deicide - Fuck Your God
Don McLean - American Pie
Dope - Die MF Die, Take Your Best Shot
Drowning Pools - Bodies
Eminem - Kim, Slim Shady, White America
Matchbox Twenty - Gold
Metallica - Enter Sandman
Neil Diamond - America
Nine Inch Nails - March of the Pigs, Mr. Self-Destruct
Prince - Raspberry Beret
Queen - We are The Champions
Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name Of
Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Saliva - Click Click Boom
Sesame Street - theme tune
Tupac - All Eyes on Me
The Sesame Street theme tune?
No, this isn't a joke. It's very sad indeed.
Via Süddeutsche Zeitung. More on the zero db campaign here.