The Last Word on Earworms

I’ve made a huge mistake.  Last week I wrote a post asking you about your worst earworms of all time.  In an attempt to rid myself of the musical demons that plague me, I sought solidarity with you, my loyal readers, and thought that perhaps enduring together would be easier than enduring alone.  But instead of getting all of my most constant songs out of my head, I ended up with all of yours in there instead!  Thanks a lot!

They say that the best way to get an earworm out of your head is to complete the song, which makes sense.  But often I do not know how my earworms end.  I only know that catchy snippet in the middle!  I don’t remember how Mmmbop ends!  I just remember that bippity boppity chorus part!  And so I will often seek them out and listen to all the way through whatever song it is that I can’t stop singing/humming/whistling/dreaming.  It helps.  So now, for your cranial comfort, I have collected all of the earworms that you sent my way over the last week (plus a few extra that I just can’t get rid of myself).  Any time you get stuck with one of these, simply click and listen.  It will be gone soon enough.  Hopefully.

Feliz Navidad, by Jose Feliciano

Hallelujah, by Leonard Cohen

We Built This City (On Rock and Roll), by Starship

Theme from “Green Acres”

“Nationwide” Jingle

Theme from “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse”

All About That Bass, by Meghan Trainor

What is Love?, by Haddaway

Theme from “Zoobilee Zoo”

Superstar, from “Jesus Christ Superstar”

The Song That Never Ends

Shake it Off, by Taylor Swift

Pie Jesuby Andrew Lloyd Webber

Bang Bang, by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj

The Girl with the Flaxen Hair, by Claude Debussy

The “You Deserve a Break Today” McDonald’s Commercial

Libera Me, by Gabriel Faure

And finally, of course, the very worst ear worm of all time.

Posted in Earworms, Music, Tenor Tuesday.

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