Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’ officially banned at Dublin keyboard store

Customers are told to steer clear of playing chart topper when they try out shop equipment

Adele‘s hit single ‘Someone Like You’ has officially been banned from being played at a shop in Dublin.

The move comes after workers at the Opus ii instrument store got sick of customers trying to play the piano ballad on their keyboards. A sign has now been put up in the shop window stating: “Strictly NO Adele“.

“It’s become the piano equivalent of [Led Zeppelin]’s ‘Stairway To Heaven’, everyone thinks they can play it,” an Opus ii shop assistant told The Independent. “The sign was a bit of a joke, but the song can drive you mad.”


The store’s keyboard prohibition also applies to Beethoven‘s ‘Für Elise’ and any Michael Nyman material. He wrote the soundtrack for the 1993 movie The Piano.

Adele recently returned to touring duties after she pulled out of a series of UK dates and a scheduled performance at the Mercury Prize due to bronchitis.