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2003-10-20 -Short Attention Span Theater-
No cure for "earworms"--songs stuck in your head
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Posted by Dar 2003-10-20 1:51:10 PM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [249 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 I know it's going to be a bad day when Leslie Gore wonders in.
Posted by Shipman 2003-10-20 1:56:34 PM||   2003-10-20 1:56:34 PM|| Front Page Top

#2 The one that gets me is Roy Orbeson's 'Only Balogny'. "Dum dum dum dumdie do wah, whoa yea yea yea'ah...It's only balogny."
Posted by Lucky 2003-10-20 2:06:16 PM||   2003-10-20 2:06:16 PM|| Front Page Top

#3 I remember talking to a former boss of mine one morning. He told me he was doing treadmill to ABBA's Dancing Queen. It took me a week to erase the image of this less than manly guy prancing on a treadmill to an old disco track. Lileks has it easy in comparison.
Posted by Raj 2003-10-20 2:24:41 PM|| [http://angrycyclist.blogspot.com]  2003-10-20 2:24:41 PM|| Front Page Top

#4 Oh, man! "Bertha Butt Boogie" by the Jimmy Castor Bunch!
Posted by tu3031 2003-10-20 2:43:52 PM||   2003-10-20 2:43:52 PM|| Front Page Top

#5 It's a small world, afterall.
Posted by Highlander 2003-10-20 2:48:14 PM||   2003-10-20 2:48:14 PM|| Front Page Top

#6 Badgerbadgerbadgerbadger…
Posted by Atrus 2003-10-20 3:38:10 PM||   2003-10-20 3:38:10 PM|| Front Page Top

#7 Fish heads, fish heads/Rolly-polly fish heads/Fish heads, fish heads/Eat them up, yum.

I think that song was designed to be an earworm.
Posted by Pete Stanley 2003-10-20 4:07:31 PM||   2003-10-20 4:07:31 PM|| Front Page Top

#8 The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out,
the worms play pinochle on your snout...
Posted by mojo  2003-10-20 5:14:47 PM||   2003-10-20 5:14:47 PM|| Front Page Top

#9 I have a nasty tinnitus problem - ~65dB at 6000 Hertz - and outside noises, especially high-pitched ones, drive me nuts. I think my mind is building its own defenses against this - I "convert" outside noise into music. One of the most prominent ones is "The Lion Sleeps Tonight", but there are others that are worse - songs like "Itsy-Bitsy, Teeney-Weeney, Yellow Polka Dot Bikini", a couple of Gregorian Chants the choir group I used to sing with learned, "Baby Elephant Walk", and some of the hit tunes from the late 1950's and early 1960's, such as "Heartbreak Hotel", "Are You Lonesome Tonight", and "TeenAngel". Sometimes I get two going at once, and it's enough to drive me crazy - if I weren't there already...
Posted by Old Patriot  2003-10-20 5:49:47 PM|| [http://users.codenet.net/mweather/default.htm]  2003-10-20 5:49:47 PM|| Front Page Top

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