Earworms


"An earworm, sometimes known as a brainworm, sticky music, stuck song syndrome, or Involuntary Musical Imagery is a catchy piece of music that continually repeats through a person's mind after it is no longer playing."

I thought it might be fun to discuss our most recent stuck songs.  I realize these usually don't happen on a daily basis, but it happens enough to me to warrant a fun discussion.


My current earworm is "Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkXNEmtf9tk
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It was how I got so familiar with classical music.
I remember taking tests in high school to the notes of Brahm's 1st piano concerto repeating in my head.

Though sometimes it can be a bit distracting.
Like listening to the Little Miss America song.
http://www.palisadespark.com/sounds_LMA.html
I grew up listening to it on the radio over and over, again.
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got bunch:
Little Wonder by David Bowie
Funk Soul Brothers by Fat Boy Slim
Breathe by Depeche Mode
Free love by Depeche Mode...

Once almost whole Exciter tour of DM was my earworm.
owzie... fairly recently "Surfing Safari" song kicked into my ear so deep so I decided to pick it up. It's fairly easy to do so and lotsa fun to play. 
Angus & Julia Stone  "My House  Your House"

Bad Company  "Master of Ceremony"
For some reason "Snake Farm" by Ray Wylie Hubbard is on heavy rotation in my head lately.
Everything Counts - Depeche Mode. Saw that on BBC TOTP and couldnt get it out of my head - had to buy the 12" single. I think the repeated theme of descending dissonant chords and dark vocals and gated trashy percussion juxtaposed with the lyrical sounding melodica was extremely innovative and an unusual highly artistic creation that oozed tension. In fact that whole album, Construction Time again, was amazing - the track "pipeline" had a ping pong ball for added percussive effect!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=o9ELnxa2jvY

Sometimes referred to as the first industrial song...although Money by Pink Floyd was much earlier. This album spawned almost a genre in itself as folks experimented - like the RHCP did on BSSM with the track Breaking the Girl.

I would also add Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Red Right Hand  this song sticks in my head also - Nick also picked up on the wave of industrial sound in the 80's - in his case triggered from association with a band member from Einstürzende Neubauten.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RrxePKps87k
Anytime I think of "Love is the Drug".
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Theme song: Mah-num-ah nah doodoo doo  I'm too old to have watched the show but whenever I hear even a snippet it stays with me.
Well, I finally got rid of "Black Velvet"...only to be replaced with "Black Roses Red" by Alana Grace, which is a pretty cool song...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqKElP48ELk
The worst that I had was "Walk Right in, Sit Right Down."
Of course that was 50 years ago.
Not sure what this says about me but...
Fear Of The Dark by Iron Maiden BUT the live version by Doro Pesch and Blaze Bayley in Dusseldorf.
Yep, go figure.......
After watching Clockwork Orange, I was singin' in the rain for very long time.
When I first Fran Healy "Wreckorder" lp, there were several songs that took weeks for me to get out of my head. A superbly written/produced/played pop lp.
@slaw...thanks for the recommendation on Fran Healy.  Never heard of him, but loaded that album into my Tidal queue and am loving it.
Foooken "Bye Bye Miss American Pie..."  The ultimate, most insidious earworm for me.

I no longer lust for any  hot rod Chevy, even that '55 that Harrison rocked.

I'd rather deal with Ludvig's 9th or some tunes offa KInd of Blue...
And so forth and so on.
Heard this on an old TV show I was watching and now can't get it out of my head:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRpyt0B4uoU
River Takes the Town by the Wood Brothers has been stuck in my head for the last 4 days....