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Re: Earworm Infestations

Post by lunchstealer » 30 Dec 2011, 13:57

Damn you, King Soopers (Colorado's retarded cousin of Kroger)! "Breakfast at Tiffany's" should NOT have been stuck back in my head. Adding insult to injury, this song has mashed itself up with "Addison Road" inside my musical head, so now I've got BOTH weaving back and forth up and down my brain stem like some sort of mind-burrowing denizen of Ceti Alpha Five.

Why don't you just stab me with some Toad the Wet Sprocket, while you're at it? Oh, that's right, Nickel Creek will do that with their damnable cover of "Walk on the Ocean". The mid-90s are not being kind to me this day.

EDIT: Although now, with the help of shuffle, they're redeeming themselves in some measure by virtue of Portishead.
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Re: Earworm Infestations

Post by dbcooper » 01 Jan 2012, 16:41

Fucking Cat Stevens.
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Re: Earworm Infestations

Post by Kolohe » 19 Jan 2012, 08:43

And now I have Lionel Richie's 'Hello' stuck in my head.
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Re: Earworm Infestations

Post by lunchstealer » 19 Jan 2012, 15:26

Kolohe wrote:And now I have Lionel Richie's 'Hello' stuck in my head.
Cause you saw this on The Agitator?

It does seem to be turning into the next Rick Astleyism
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Re: Earworm Infestations

Post by dhex » 19 Jan 2012, 15:37

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/19/fashi ... .html?_r=1

worthwhile in the "fuck all of these people" sense.
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Re: Earworm Infestations

Post by dbcooper » 19 Jan 2012, 18:57

I would probably fuck Emily Bergl. ;)
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Re: Earworm Infestations

Post by dhex » 19 Jan 2012, 20:23

...agreed, but i obviously posted in the wrong thread.
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Re: Earworm Infestations

Post by Eric the .5b » 06 Mar 2012, 20:54

"Better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer."
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Re: Earworm Infestations

Post by Highway » 07 Mar 2012, 09:39

I've only listened to this song, oh, 30 times in the last week. I love the epic feel to the music (and the way the singer's feelings are conveyed).



Translated lyrics provided, although I have seen versions that leave what happened at the end more open (i.e. did they get together or not?). I can't say which is correct.
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Re: Earworm Infestations

Post by JasonL » 07 Mar 2012, 11:16

That Gotye song Somebody that I Used to Know is an earworm of frightening endurance.

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Re: Earworm Infestations

Post by Eric the .5b » 22 Mar 2012, 19:27

I started this thread with a Shriekback song, so it's fitting that one of their songs from 20+ years later is stuck in my musical lobe.

This video is amusing; Barry Andrews having too much fun in clips that look like they were filmed on a random streetcorner. (It's marked as a "work in progress", but I don't know if anything came of it.)

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Re: Earworm Infestations

Post by Eric the .5b » 24 Mar 2012, 16:13

Ow, ow, ow...This is so thoroughly wedged in my mind canal. Electric Six at perhaps their most self-parodic awesome.

(Video starts slow, but gets rather excellent.)

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Re: Earworm Infestations

Post by Eric the .5b » 01 Apr 2012, 18:54

Goddamn catchy choruses.
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The thoughts of my premature burial...
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While not sounding all that much like Oingo Boingo, they definitely scratch a certain Boingo itch. I'm trying repeated-play therapy.



Personally, I'm startled to run into music videos for songs anymore, even five-year-old ones...OK, no, I think that deserves its own thread.
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Re: Earworm Infestations

Post by Highway » 01 May 2012, 09:46

This song is totally stuck in my head, and it's about as cheesy jock-rock as you can get. Any time you have a company of guys going 'WOW!' in a rock song, I don't know how you can describe it otherwise.

Un-d-e-r-standing - OP song for Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai
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Re: Earworm Infestations

Post by Eric the .5b » 11 May 2012, 13:47

I saw #IBelieve trending on G+ and...suddenly this was in my head.

(1:20 for the spoken-word to end and the song to start.)



...And suddenly, I'm thinking of those "the world of college kids this year" lists. For kids lately, Michael Stipe has always been shaven-headed and capable of enunciating words - and for them, until they broke up, REM wrote very straightforward lyrics.
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Re: Earworm Infestations

Post by Ellie » 12 Jun 2012, 14:49

Yesterday my head was host to an earworm battle between the version of the Phos Hilaron we sing at Plainchant Evensong ("Now as we come to the setting of the sun / And our eyes behold the vesper light ...") and the theme from Rescue Rangers which I did not and do not even watch. It was a long afternoon.
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Re: Earworm Infestations

Post by JasonL » 12 Jun 2012, 15:06

Saw a couple of decent strummy singey guys at a local dive pub and now have REM Me in Honey in my head. Great. It took a year to leave the first time.

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Re: Earworm Infestations

Post by Highway » 12 Jun 2012, 15:08

If you guys want a catchy song to replace them, I could suggest some... ;)
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Re: Earworm Infestations

Post by Stevo Darkly » 12 Jun 2012, 16:56

Too bad mk doesn't still post here. He loved it when I would mention "Coming Up" by Paul McCartney. That was one of his particular favorite songs ...
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Re: Earworm Infestations

Post by Eric the .5b » 12 Jun 2012, 17:54

JasonL wrote:Saw a couple of decent strummy singey guys at a local dive pub and now have REM Me in Honey in my head. Great. It took a year to leave the first time.
Now I have it in my head.

Everyone must suffer:

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Re: Earworm Infestations

Post by Kolohe » 12 Jun 2012, 18:00

when you wake up as the queen of the n=1 kingdom and mount your steed non sequiturius, do you look out upon all you survey and think “damn, it feels good to be a green idea sleeping furiously?" - dhex

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Re: Earworm Infestations

Post by lunchstealer » 12 Jun 2012, 20:03

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Re: Earworm Infestations

Post by Eric the .5b » 14 Jun 2012, 02:11

That song was playing on the feed when I drove home!

But this song is wedged in:

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Re: Earworm Infestations

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 15 Jun 2012, 00:38

I rarely get songs stuck in my head. However, in a playlist with well over 300 songs Dan Fogelberg's Same Old Lang Syne came up twice yesterday. I skipped past it the second time, but I've had the tune stuck in my head ever since.


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Re: Earworm Infestations

Post by Stevo Darkly » 15 Jun 2012, 19:42

I blame my brother for exposing me to this, which got stuck in my head yesterday:




Fortunately, I also recently rediscovered this, which sticks in the head more pleasantly, and is the antidote:

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