Chile - Crappy singles like Cliff Richard's 'Mistletoe and Whine' and 'Living Troll' were part of General Pinochet's awesome torture armory according to former prisoners abused for decades by the vile dictator in Santiago Jail.
Played ad nauseam and at full blast the songs were targeted to inflict maximum psychological and physical damage on opponents of Pinochet's regime during his rampage into Chileans' lives.
Today the full horror of inflicting Cat Stevens' rendition of 'Morning Has Broken' became apparent as survivors of the decades' long Pinochet regime recalled 'going totally bonkers' after being made to sit through endless repeats of the 1970s dirges.
"Of course if the old bastard Generalissimo REALLY hated someone it was Julio Inglesias and Mary Poppins actress Julie Andrews that were inflicted 24/7," former political prisoner Raul Maracas commented as news of the shocking torture went viral today.
Inmates at the notorious Santiago correctional facility even had a competition to find the most loathed and despised pop songs used by the General - finding it hard to decide between Harry Nilsson's rendition of 'Without You' and Gilbert O' Sullivan's 'Alone Again'.
But overall Cliff Richard and Cat Stevens were voted the shittiest.
Pinochet's relatives have consistently denied all knowledge of torture, murders and kidnapping, claiming their hero was just 'a bit of a wag' when it came to getting exactly what he wanted.
Up to half a million 'disappeared' citizens have yet to be found after their fatal ordeals.