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Old May 3, 2021, 07:57 PM   #1
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Headphones Earworms

No, not the lil monsters from The Puppet Masters-- Why You Can't Get a Song out of Your Head . . .
These relentless tunes play in a loop in up to 98% of people in the western world. For two-thirds of people they are neutral to positive, but the remaining third find it disturbing or annoying when these songs wriggle their way into the brain’s memory centers and set up home, threatening to disrupt their inner peace.
Normally, mine are positive, but, afaik, by coincidence I've landed on "Huey Newton (live at Austin City Limits)" by St. Vincent and "Just From Chevron," by Dirty Projectors, two beautiful but haunting and slightly depressing songs.

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Old May 4, 2021, 04:37 AM   #2
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The pain is real

With 5 grandkids and all those kids shows always on, the stupidest things get stuck with me. It's maddening I tell ya
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Old May 4, 2021, 04:43 AM   #3
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another classic is "misheard lyrics". We've all been there, right?
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Old May 4, 2021, 12:42 PM   #4
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Old May 4, 2021, 03:48 PM   #5
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When I saw The Wrath of Khan as a kid, I was scared to death those little earwigs were like miniature versions of the critters Khan put the larvae of into crewmember's ears.


That's what the thread title made me think of.


I'm glad it isn't that.


I get wedding songs stuck in my head. I swear most every wedding has the same playlist. With all the music out there, can't we be original? No? *sigh*
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I get wedding songs stuck in my head. I swear most every wedding has the same playlist. With all the music out there, can't we be original? No? *sigh*
The last one I went to, ~ three years ago, was 80's dance music. There is some great 80's music, but a lot of the dance music was cheesy af.

I forgot about Kahn's little critters. That's what I meant. Puppet Masters was slugs on the back. Oooh la la, Julie Warner . . . sigh.
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For me it's usually the soundtrack for Yoshi's Island. Most of the time when I've got a tune in my head, and I think "What is that song from?, it's Yoshi's Island.


Also sometimes Donkey Kong Country.


Oh, and of course I get these stuck in my head all the time:
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This song, from a ride that closed in 1986, is STILL stuck in my head, and I'll randomly start whistling bits of it.


The theme song to this show will haunt me until the day I die. I'm sure of it.


A pop song from 1983 that occasionally gets stuck in my head.


Wham and Slayer mashed up makes for a helluva an earworm.
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If you had an Atari ST, this probably haunted your dreams.





And this will haunt the rest of your day.

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