Excerpt from: Huffington Post (click for full article)
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A suburban Chicago high school fundraising to save a popular arts center is motivating students to donate with an earsplitting incentive: pay up and they'll stop blasting Justin Bieber's "Baby" during passing periods.
Evanston Township High School seniors Charlotte Runzel and Jesse Chatz convinced school administrators to let them play the popstar's biggest hit over the loudspeakers for one week, or until they'd raised $1,000, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Within three days, students had coughed up enough cash to silence the Canadian singer's repetitive single.
Between Monday and Wednesday, the pop song, which features tween idol Justin Bieber singing the word "baby" 54 times, played through around 20 times in between classes, NBC Chicago reports. The school reportedly rebuffed student complaints, encouraging ETHS kids to play along and donate money to make the music stop.