Earworm Infestations

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WRT morphing earwigs, there are two songs that regularly morph (in my head) into "The Bear Necessities" from the 1967 Disney version of Jungle Book.



I can't remember what those two songs are at the moment. I think maybe one is by Peter Murphy and one is by Korn.
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Concrete Blonde, "The Scene of a Perfect Crime"

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For the past 4 or 5 years, I've helped out at my wife's school's fall musical production since my wife is assistant director.

This past weekend was Lauralton Hall's production of Annie.

For 4 days now, snippets of "Hard Knock Life" and "N.Y.C." are stuck.

4 DAYS.
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Norbert Wronkletoad wrote:
Stevo Darkly wrote: Dude! As soon as you said the part I bolded above, I could hear that song in my head. Although I had to do some Googling to get the title and the artist -- "Couldn't Get It Right" by the Climax Blues Band.
This is also one of the top two cowbell songs.
yay!!!! well done!

people younger than we are wouldn't have heard it, and wouldn't have known :(
I'm old enough to remember that song. Never liked it. And now I've got it stuck in my head!!!!!

This is a daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaangerous thread!!!!!
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fyodor wrote:I'm old enough to remember that song. Never liked it. And now I've got it stuck in my head!!!!!

This is a daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaangerous thread!!!!!
I don't think I liked it much back in the day, but now I'm discovering how cool a song it is (to my current tastes).

The cowbell, man! The artistry of the cowbell!
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Stevo Darkly wrote:
fyodor wrote:I'm old enough to remember that song. Never liked it. And now I've got it stuck in my head!!!!!

This is a daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaangerous thread!!!!!
I don't think I liked it much back in the day, but now I'm discovering how cool a song it is (to my current tastes).

The cowbell, man! The artistry of the cowbell!

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Stevo Darkly wrote:Especially after you've been working so hard. And punching your card. Eight hours -- for what?
DAMMIT STEVO
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Sorry, Ellie!

I'm afraid I took that other thread right into the Danger Zone.

As it says in the sacred scrolls: "Beware the beast Loggins, for he is the Devil's pawn ..."
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Stevo Darkly wrote:Sorry, Ellie!

I'm afraid I took that other thread right into the Danger Zone.

As it says in the sacred scrolls: "Beware the beast Loggins, for he is the Devil's pawn ..."
[Insert Messina / Messiah joke here.]

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I can be really good at the "name this song" game because I mostly recognize stuff by chord progressions. So I recognize it very quickly. I also have very good absolute pitch, which means there are a number of songs I can recognize from literally the first chord. (I bet most of you can do this with, say, "A Hard Day's Night," but I can do it for a lot of things).

However, this makes the song-morphing thing much worse for me. You'd be surprised, for instance, how many songs sound like they're building to the refrain of "Sweet Caroline."

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Jasper wrote:For the past 4 or 5 years, I've helped out at my wife's school's fall musical production since my wife is assistant director.

This past weekend was Lauralton Hall's production of Annie.

For 4 days now, snippets of "Hard Knock Life" and "N.Y.C." are stuck.

4 DAYS.
I must say that someone needs to hook up a generator at Harold Gray's grave. At the rate his corpse must be spinning at the idea of the musical Annie, we could generate thousands of kilowatts.

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Since watching The House of the Devil on saturday I've had fragments of this song stuck in my head:





Scene from the movie:


Slip inside a sleeping bag.

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Jadagul wrote:I can be really good at the "name this song" game because I mostly recognize stuff by chord progressions. So I recognize it very quickly. I also have very good absolute pitch, which means there are a number of songs I can recognize from literally the first chord. (I bet most of you can do this with, say, "A Hard Day's Night," but I can do it for a lot of things).

However, this makes the song-morphing thing much worse for me. You'd be surprised, for instance, how many songs sound like they're building to the refrain of "Sweet Caroline."
I didn't think pop-rock songs differed all that much in their chord progressions beyond a few common patterns! Aren't like 70% or more of them just variations on 1-4-5? Well, they were back in my day, anyway....

Regardless, I'd think the sound of a pop song is much more distinctive. Well, that's what I'd think, anyway....

Anyway, it hadn't occurred to me that Swee Caroline was such an archetype, but then, it makes sense!
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I had a weird one the other day. I woke up on Saturday with a song stuck in my head, and I felt like I could distinctly remember it being there all night. I actually can't remember what song it was now.

Also, I can sympathize with the partial song stick--the loop from where the song gets broken back to the beginning of the song or phrase is particularly annoying.

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This one is a dangerous earworm I've discussed with friends, before - the earworm of a thousand covers.

"Popcorn".

The devastating original from 1969:



The song that cued up on my Droid while getting lunch - a cover I didn't even remember I had:



(I wasn't able to confirm audio on this one, so rolling the dice, here.)
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one of the events our comm health folk are helping sponsor is a poetry slam about responsible drinking. but every time i hear someone say "hey, can you do xyz for this flyer for the slam?" i hear the chorus from that onyx song.
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This:

http://www.weebls-stuf
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so that guy that did badger badger badger is some kind of thomas kinkaid of musical k-holes?
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fyodor wrote:
Jadagul wrote:I can be really good at the "name this song" game because I mostly recognize stuff by chord progressions. So I recognize it very quickly. I also have very good absolute pitch, which means there are a number of songs I can recognize from literally the first chord. (I bet most of you can do this with, say, "A Hard Day's Night," but I can do it for a lot of things).

However, this makes the song-morphing thing much worse for me. You'd be surprised, for instance, how many songs sound like they're building to the refrain of "Sweet Caroline."
I didn't think pop-rock songs differed all that much in their chord progressions beyond a few common patterns! Aren't like 70% or more of them just variations on 1-4-5? Well, they were back in my day, anyway....

Regardless, I'd think the sound of a pop song is much more distinctive. Well, that's what I'd think, anyway....

Anyway, it hadn't occurred to me that Swee Caroline was such an archetype, but then, it makes sense!
Hey, no, it's 1-5-6-4!

But yeah, that's actually why I don't listen to much pop music. Because the chords are most of what I hear.

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that's why i only listen to blackened technical deathgrind.
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Jadagul wrote:
fyodor wrote:
Jadagul wrote:I can be really good at the "name this song" game because I mostly recognize stuff by chord progressions. So I recognize it very quickly. I also have very good absolute pitch, which means there are a number of songs I can recognize from literally the first chord. (I bet most of you can do this with, say, "A Hard Day's Night," but I can do it for a lot of things).

However, this makes the song-morphing thing much worse for me. You'd be surprised, for instance, how many songs sound like they're building to the refrain of "Sweet Caroline."
I didn't think pop-rock songs differed all that much in their chord progressions beyond a few common patterns! Aren't like 70% or more of them just variations on 1-4-5? Well, they were back in my day, anyway....

Regardless, I'd think the sound of a pop song is much more distinctive. Well, that's what I'd think, anyway....

Anyway, it hadn't occurred to me that Swee Caroline was such an archetype, but then, it makes sense!
Hey, no, it's 1-5-6-4!

But yeah, that's actually why I don't listen to much pop music. Because the chords are most of what I hear.
Very cool. Reminds me of:
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Until 48 hours ago, I'd never heard "Dominic the Italian Christmas Donkey". Now I can't get it out of my head. *humming*"...When Santa visits his paisans, with Dominic he'll be, because the reindeer cannot climb the hills of Italy!"
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what the fuck? you'd never heard that song?

also fuck you for making me remember it!
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I've never even heard of it.
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