This is the bit where I come in and say how intensely I dislike background musak on websites. My No. 1 irritant. I know it might seem like a fun thing to do but along with visible counters it broadcasts ultimate "naffness".
Patr100, no you're not the only one. I agree with you. I maintain 9 commercial websites and none of them have background music, and only one of them insisted on a "hit counter". If you want to listen to music whilst surfing put a CD in, at least it's your choice of music and not what someone else thinks you want to listen to.