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Walmart to play less Justin Bieber in stores to lift spirits

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The tyranny that ruled Walmart speakers induced by Justin Bieber—and to a lesser degree, Celine Dion—will end soon. The retail giant detailed various changes at its shareholders meeting this week that employees can expect. One, that reportedly drew the big cheers, via The Washington Post, was flipping out an old CD that repeatedly played the same songs over and over and over and over again.

The ubiquity of this torture was such that a puppet could effectively joke that hearing Dion caused someone to develop “a serious eye-tic,” per The Post. In its stead? Enter Walmart Radio, with a DJ that “will spin tunes to be pumped through the stores.” The frequency of both Canadians’ music was not detailed.

What might not stick, though, is the proposed Legally Blonde-inspired stocking technique as demonstrated in person by Reese Witherspoon.