Medical Specialty Theme Songs. The Funny List.

Every medical specialty should have its own theme song to market to medical students, patients and families alike. Music has an amazing way of appealing to basic human emotions.   In addition, every physician specialty is going to find itself economically pressured under a bankrupt Medicare National Bank and needs to find a way to separate their importance from the rest of the pack. 

What better way to bring awareness to your specialty than to pick theme song that will forever keep your skill in the minds of those around you.  In the spirit of ObamaCare gone wild, I've decided to start the discussion with the field of palliative care.  The perfect theme song for this medical specialty is....... Another one bites the dust.  Of course.  I think this song has the perfect beat. Another one bites and another one bites and another one bites the dust!  Every time this song is played, medical students will gravitate to the field of palliative care.  Oh yeah, that and they won't be able to get the song out of their heads for days.  Sorry about that.  I know you have that big anatomy test coming up.  Perhaps you can relate.  Another medical student bites the dust... This original Happy palliative care ecard explains.

"Best Palliative Care Theme Song Ever.  Another one bites the dust."

Best palliative care theme song ever.  Another one bites the dust ecard humor photo.

I asked my thousands of Facebook readers for their opinions on the best medical theme songs for all their favorite specialties and they didn't disappoint.  Here's a list of some of their funniest medical humor offerings you'll find anywhere on the internet. 

ANESTHESIOLOGY/PAIN MEDICINE


  • Comfortably Numb -  Pink Floyd
  • Dr Feelgood - Motley Crue
  • Dream - The Pied Pipers
  • Enter Sandman - Metallica
  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Eddie Schwartz
  • I Wanna Be Sedated - The Ramones
  • Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - The Beatles
  • Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
  • You're Makin' Me High - Toni Braxton
  • When You Close Your Eyes - Night Ranger

ADDICTION MEDICINE


  • Blame It - Jamie Foxx
  • Captain Jack - Billy Joel
  • Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
  • Everytime You Go Away - Daryl Hall
  • Flying High Again - Ozzy Osbourne
  • Friends In Low Places - Garth Brooks
  • Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
  • Legalize It - Peter Tosh
  • Pain - Three Days Grace
  • Smoke Two Joints - Sublime

CARDIOLOGY


  • Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus
  • Closer To The Heart - Rush
  • Don't Go Breaking My Heart -  Elton John and Kiki Dee
  • Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue
  • Listen To Her Heart - Tom Petty
  • My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
  • Shock Me - Kiss
  • This Heart Attack - Faker

CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY


  • Heartbreaker - Led Zeppelin

DERMATOLOGY


  • You're Body Is A Wonderland - John Mayer

ENDOCRINOLOGY


  • Sugar, Sugar - The Archies  
  • Sweet Disposition - The Temper Trap
  • Sweetest Thing - U2

ENT


  • Do You Hear What I Hear - Christmas song

ER


  • Batman Theme Song
  • Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
  • Crazy Bitch - Buckcherry
  • Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones
  • I Will Survive - Gloria Gayner
  • Oops!  I Did It Again - Britney Spears
  • The Freaks Come Out At Night - Escape
  • Urgent - Foreigner
  • Welcome To The Jungle - Guns N' Roses


 GASTROENTEROLOGY


  • Back Door Man - Howlin' Wolf and The Doors 
  • Danger Zone - Kenny Loggins
  • Fat Bottomed Girls - Queen
  • In the End - Linkin Park
  • Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash

GERIATRICS


  • Land of Confusion - Genesis
  • Touch Of Grey - Grateful Dead

HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY


  • Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
  • Blood - Chemical Romance

HOSPITALIST


  • Another Day In Paradise - Phil Collins
  • The Imperial March - Star Wars 

HYPERBARIC MEDICINE


  • Yellow Submarine - The Beatles

INFECTIOUS DISEASE


  • Hot Hot Hot - Buster Poindexter
  • I've Got You Under My Skin - Cole Porter

INTENSIVIST/ICU MEDICINE


  • Somebody's Watching Me - Michael Jackson
  • Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees

INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY


  • Mission Impossible - Theme Song

NEPHROLOGY


  • Cool Change - Little River Band
  • Mellow Yellow - Donovan

NEUROLOGY


  • Brain Damage - Pink Floyd
  • Ego Brain - System of a Down
  • If I Only Had a Brain - Wizard Of Oz
  • Lean On Me - Bill Withers
  • The Stroke - Billy Squier
  • Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On - Jerry Lee Lewis

OB/GYN


  • Back Down South - Kings of Leon
  • Born To Be Alive - Patrick Hernandez
  • Your Having My Baby - Paul Anka
  • Push It - Salt-n-Pepa
  • U Can't Touch This - MC Hammer
  • Wooly Bully - Sam The Sham and the Pharaoahs

OPHTHALMOLOGY


  • Angel Eyes - The Jeff Healey Band
  • Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor
  • I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
  • One Headlight - The Wallflowers

ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY


  • Mouthful Of Cavities - Blind Melon

ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY


  • Bad To The Bone - George Thorogood
  • Beat It - Michael Jackson
  • Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel

PALLIATIVE CARE


  • Bodies - Drowning Pool
  • Desperado - Eagles
  • Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
  • Down Under - Men At Work
  • Foot In The Door - Fink
  • Goodnight, Irene - Huddie Ledbetter, The Weavers
  • Heading For The Light - Traveling Wilburys
  • Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan, Guns N' Roses
  • See You On The Other Side - Ozzy Osbourne
  • Soul Man - Sam & Dave
  • Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
  • Take My Breath Away - Berlin
  • The End - The Doors
  • Wanted Dead Or Alive - Bon Jovi

PEDIATRICS


  • Crazy Babies - Ozzy Osbourne
  • Hard Knock Life - The Jay Z version

PODIATRY


  • Foot In The Door - Fink

PHYSICAL AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY and PM&R


  • Free Fallin' - Tom Petty
  • Physical - Olivia Newton John -
  • Walk This Way - Aerosmith

PLASTIC SURGERY


  • Anyway You Want It - Journey
  • Barbie Girl - Aqua
  • Doll Parts - Hole
  • Glamorous - Fergie
  • Imagine - John Lennon
  • Your so Vain (vein) - Carly Simon

PULMONARY


  • Just Breath - Pearl Jam
  • Something In The Air - Thunderclap Newman
  • Take My Breath Away - Berlin

PSYCHIATRY


  • Borderline - Madonna
  • Crazy - Patsy Cline
  • Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
  • Don't Worry, Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
  • Emotional Rescue - The Rolling Stones
  • Express Yourself - Madonna
  • I Go Crazy - Paul Davis
  • Insane In The Membrane - Cypress Hill
  • Manic Monday - The Bangles
  • My Medicine - The Pretty Reckless 
  • Outta My Head - Ashlee Simpson
  • Paranoid - Black Sabbath
  • People Are Strange - The Doors
  • Suicide Solution - Ozzyy Osbourne
  • The Sound Of Madness - Shinedown
  • They're Coming To Take Me Away - Jerry Samuels
  • You're Crazy - Guns N" Roses

RADIOLOGY


  • Bad To The Bone - George Thorogood
  • I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2

REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE


  • Beat It - Michael Jackson
  • Discovery Channel - Bloodhound Gang
  • Mama Told Me Not To Come - Three Dog Night

SURGERY


  • Cuts Like A Knife - Bryan Adams
  • Give Me Everything - Pitbull
  • Smooth Operator - Sade
  • The First Cut Is The Deepest - Cat Stevens, Sheryl Crow, Rod Stewart

TRAUMA SURGERY


  • Bodies - Drowning Pool
  • Cold As Ice - Foreigner
  • Help Is On The Way - Rise Against
  • Smoke From a Distant Fire - Sanford Townsend Band
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2

UROLOGY


  • Don't Cross The River - America
  • It's Raining Again - Supertramp
  • My Ding-A-Ling - Chuck Berry


OTHERS


  • Skills To Pay The Bills (Doctors) - Beastie Boys
  • Sleep Now In The Fire (Burn Unit) - Rage Against The Machine 
  • So Fresh, So Clean (OR Scrub Nurses) - Outkast
  • The Times They Are A Changin' (all Healthcare) - Bob Dylan
  • We're All In This Together (Social Work) - High School Musical



 
Perhaps, we could get one of these medical bands to sing the song...



This post is for entertainment purposes only and likely contains humor only understood by those in a healthcare profession. Read at your own risk.

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