The World’s Largest Jukebox Plays Hit Songs from Alabama
No road trip is complete without stopping to see some odd roadside attractions. The bigger, the better. We are road trippers are on a mission to see the world’s largest anything. The World’s Largest Jukebox in Huntsville, Alabama is two stories tall and get this: It actually works.
This oversize Wurlitzer jukebox is about four times the size of a normal jukebox. The outer shape was salvaged from a former Huntsville retailer after a fire. Refurbished, the shape would go on to become a functioning jukebox outside AM Booth’s Lumberyard and Sound Cell Recording Studios.
The top of the jukebox features actual musical instruments, painted white. Looking up at a seemingly-tiny-yet-full-sized cello and piano really lets you know how big this jukebox is! Also, check out that disco ball at the top!
Doug Smith masterminded this project, which has become a landmark and a definite stop for roadside attraction enthusiasts.
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If you aren’t impressed enough by the size of the jukebox, you’ll definitely be impressed when you walk by and a song starts to play. Sixteen tracks play at random, triggered as pedestrians walk by on the sidewalk below. Each song is a hit from the North Alabama area.
The tracks are:
- “You Better Move On” by Arthur Alexander
- “You Gotta Serve Somebody” by Bob Dylan
- “Mustang Sally” by Wilson Picket
- “Night Moves” by Bob Seger
- “Alabama Pines” by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
- “Kodachrome” by Paul Simon
- “I’d Rather Go Blind” by Etta James
- “Sweet Soul Music” by Arthur Conley
- “Two Dozen Roses” by Shenendoah
- “One Last Cry” by Brian McKnight
- “What’s Your Name” by Lynard Skynard
- “Tighten Up” by the Black Keys
- “When A Man Loves a Woman” by Percy Sledge
- “I Never Loved A Man” by Aretha Franklin
- “Wild Horses” by The Rolling Stones
- This slot is labeled “Tomorrow’s Rising Star”…a space for the next Alabama hit!
I have no idea if there’s a current song in the sixteenth spot. Does it rotate? Will one be added in later? I’m not sure.
Is this a roadside attraction you’d stop and see? Do you have a favorite song from Alabama? Is your favorite on this jukebox? Do you have a suggestion for the sixteenth song? We’d love to hear from you, so let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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