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Last Updated: Wednesday, 21 September 2005, 23:01 GMT 00:01 UK
Britney 'drives shop staff crazy'
Britney Spears
Shop workers find Britney's music toxic, the survey found
Britney Spears has topped a chart of the most irritating singer for shop workers to listen to while at work.

A poll of 1,400 staff by recruitment website Retailchoice also found employees named Usher and Kylie Minogue as annoying artists.

Almost half of those quizzed added that customers had also complained about loud in store music driving them mad.

And a third of the respondents said they had to put up with the same CD being played up to 20 times a week.

TOP 10 ANNOYING SINGERS*
Britney Spears
Usher
Kylie Minogue
50 Cent
Robbie Williams
Akon
Beyonce
Blue
Justin Timberlake
Michael Jackson
*Source: Retailchoice.com

This enforced listening to annoying music was suffered most by staff working in fashion and shoe shops.

Not surprisingly, the singers thought to be most annoying were also those whose records were played time and time again.

The poll also discovered that Christmas was the most testing time, with workers having to endure the continual playing of Jingle Bells, White Christmas, and Slade's Merry Christmas Everyone.




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