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Earworms

DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist I swear!Registered User regular
edited March 2019 in Social Entropy++
Ever have a song stuck in your head? Maybe it's a song you like -- maybe you hate it. Maybe you love to hate it?

I seem to have one every day. In fact, every day when I wake, I'm humming something all morning long. The possibilities are across all genres: kids music, vidya game music, classical, country. Whatever. I've been wanting to make this thread for a while but never got around to it because usually my mornings are so packed, by the time I have a free moment the music has stopped.

But this morning, I have a moment and it's still going through my head so I'll start with this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqzBv3FYpr0

My daughter recently finished Undertale and we've been talking about it a lot, so as a result all the songs have been going through my head again.

Do you have an earworm today? What is it? Is there a story behind why it's stuck in your head? Do you love it? Do you hate it? Share your earworms!

"Simple, real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time." -Mustrum Ridcully in Terry Pratchett's Hogfather p. 142 (HarperPrism 1996)
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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    My kid is also responsible for mine...

    Colors weave into a spire of flame
    Distant sparks call to a past still unnamed
    Bear this torch against the cold of the night
    Search your soul and reawaken the undying light-


    (Thanks Niko for requesting to hear this nearly every day for the past two months)

    Luckily there are a couple of cover artists who cover a ton of game/anime openings whose music is available on Apple Music, so I don’t have to resort to pulling up YouTube to hear it.

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    PerrsunPerrsun Registered User regular
    With a taste of your lips I'm on a riiiiiiide...
    You're toxic, I’m slippin’ under...
    https://youtu.be/LOZuxwVk7TU

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    JayKaosJayKaos Registered User regular
    I was watching a bit of a DMC5 LP last night, of course split into smaller videos so I heard the intro music five or six times. Every quiet moment is filled with Bang Bang Bang pull my devil trigger

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    DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist I swear! Registered User regular
    Heh, yeah, my kids are definitely responsible for like 80% of my earworms. For a while there is was the entirety of the Frozen soundtrack...

    What's that from anyway? (Looks like anime to me. Are you seriously subjecting your kids to anime?!?)

    "Simple, real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time." -Mustrum Ridcully in Terry Pratchett's Hogfather p. 142 (HarperPrism 1996)
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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    Heh, yeah, my kids are definitely responsible for like 80% of my earworms. For a while there is was the entirety of the Frozen soundtrack...

    What's that from anyway? (Looks like anime to me. Are you seriously subjecting your kids to anime?!?)

    They get Pokémon and Dinosaur King, if those count!

    No, it’s the theme from Super Smash Bros Ultimate. I specifically have this cover version on my phone:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fvGh8a_uPVE

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    LadaiLadai Registered User regular
    edited March 2019
    I've had the chorus of This Old Heart of Mine by the Isley Brothers stuck in my head all morning.

    All in all I consider this a pretty good thing.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_9M6kRfJes

    Also, does anyone else get whole albums stuck in their head? Like, you'll have a song in your head, and then once it's played through, the next song in its album gets stuck in there, and so on. Happens to me all the time.

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    DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist I swear! Registered User regular
    edited March 2019
    Usually if my brain is playing classical music I'll hear the entire piece and not just one movement.

    Not usually with other genres. And in fact with the kids music it often just one line. Again and AGAIN AND AGAIN.

    Edit: ahhh fuck perrsun, now you got that going through my head and I didn't even click on the video. Noooooo I was enjoying Bonetrousle.

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    edited March 2019
    This song taunted me for over a year - I heard it in a cafe in Italy, but couldn't remember enough of the words to google it. Every now and then I would hear it elsewhere, like in the background of a hockey game I was watching on TV. I checked multiple playlists of in-house music for Toronto Maple Leafs games, but none of them included the song that had been torturing me for months.

    Eventually I pulled up several Spotify lists of top tracks of the past couple years and quickly skimmed through any that weren't already familiar until I found it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y6Nne8RvaA

    who would have thought a French remix of an Australian funk song would be so hard to track down?

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    BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    BABY





    SHARK

    DO DO DO DO DOO

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    3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    I always get weird shit stuck in my head.

    Like this song.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnLvaHHBJOc

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    PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    Whenever this one gets in my head it takes all day to get it out

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwnoSeiAFSY

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    Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    Hall of the Mountain King.

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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    Maybe a bit obvious
    https://youtu.be/Q_HFm54lb04

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    Johnny ChopsockyJohnny Chopsocky Scootaloo! We have to cook! Grillin' HaysenburgersRegistered User regular
    Sterica wrote: »
    Maybe a bit obvious
    https://youtu.be/Q_HFm54lb04

    Well, I had a unique answer, but now your answer has overridden it.

    That song is basically psychological warfare.

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    OghulkOghulk Tinychat Janitor TinychatRegistered User regular
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    I needed anime to post.I needed anime to post. boom Registered User regular
    That's so frustrating. Alexa, play
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJQP7kiw5Fk

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    LadaiLadai Registered User regular
    Bucketman wrote: »
    BABY





    SHARK

    DO DO DO DO DOO

    One time at a wedding reception I let slip to my 9-year-old cousin that I've never actually heard this song.

    She then proceeded to sing for me the entire song word-for-word.

    I'm not sure if they were, like, the standard lyrics or anything, but the version she sang was hilariously violent towards the end. That combined with how happy she looked singing it, I couldn't stop laughing for like five minutes.

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    see317see317 Registered User regular
    Must not click play...
    Must not...
    Don't want to be humming for the rest of the day.

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    MulysaSemproniusMulysaSempronius but also susie nyRegistered User regular
    I'm so glad no one has posted a song that could actually get stuck in my head.
    I haven't listened to a lot of music lately, so only really old songs I memorized back in the day and no one plays anymore ever play in my head.

    If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing
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    DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist I swear! Registered User regular
    edited March 2019
    I'm making it a point to click on everyone's earworms.

    Holy shit, maybe this wasn't a good idea. (but at least I have no current earworm of my own...)

    and @Fearghaill , I've been wondering about that song for years too!

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    IlpalaIlpala Just this guy, y'know TexasRegistered User regular
    Undertale and Deltarune have an obscenely high number of earworms because Toby Fox is v good at the musics. Lately the one that gets stuck in my head is Field of Hopes and Dreams.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnLQnX7BPeU

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    el_vicioel_vicio Registered User regular
    edited March 2019
    Probably not your usual earworm, but I can't get it out of my head currently
    I love that song though, so it's not a bad thing!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ww9JS8dJ9fY

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    PeenPeen Registered User regular
    Kids songs are by far the worst for this; my two current favorites:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl5dRW4E9hc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hkv8Rn_4KTE

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    RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    Jolene

    Jolene

    Jolene Joleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeene

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    Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=a3Z4RWZa9WA

    I’ve been singing this with the guys I work with most of today.

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    Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    HEY HEY YOU YOU

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    LadaiLadai Registered User regular
    edited March 2019
    I had a friend back in high school who told me the best way to get rid of a song in your head was by singing Puff the Magic Dragon to yourself.

    "It's impossible to get Puff the Magic Dragon stuck in your head," he'd say. "It's like a palate cleanser for the brain."

    Unfortunately, I did not find this to be true.

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Mr. G wrote: »
    HEY HEY YOU YOU

    GET OUT OF MY CLOUD!

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    I've had Virtual Insanity stuck in my head lately.

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    worst part of Wrath of Khan imo

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    Yeah I hate when you're shucking corn and you cut right into one of those fuckers, it's the grossest thi-

    oh, music, right...

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    Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    someBODY

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    el_vicioel_vicio Registered User regular
    someBODY

    mods!

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    IlpalaIlpala Just this guy, y'know TexasRegistered User regular
    Also up there, Don't Stop Me Now

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    DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist I swear! Registered User regular
    Ladai wrote: »
    I had a friend back in high school who told me the best way to get rid of a song in your head was by singing Puff the Magic Dragon to yourself.

    "It's impossible to get Puff the Magic Dragon stuck in your head," he'd say. "It's like a palate cleanser for the brain."

    Unfortunately, I did not find this to be true.

    Too late

    "Simple, real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time." -Mustrum Ridcully in Terry Pratchett's Hogfather p. 142 (HarperPrism 1996)
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    Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    The Moana song

    No the other one

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    MarathonMarathon Registered User regular
    “Call Me Maybe” gets me every time.

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    PeenPeen Registered User regular
    The Moana song

    No the other one

    my stuff is so SHINY

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Yeah I hate when you're shucking corn and you cut right into one of those fuckers, it's the grossest thi-

    oh, music, right...

    I gotta say, I never thought you'd be the person to post something that unexpectedly activated my gag reflex

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