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gururafiki
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Nov 14, 2005, 02:56 PM
 
I frequently get songs stuck in my head that play over and over like a broken record. So far, the only way I can get it out of my head is to find the song and put in in iTunes and play it on repeat for 30 minutes or so. Otherwise its like a bad case of the hiccups, it will never go away. I wake up in the morning to random songs in my head, and all day it drives me insane!

This morning I awoke with this somewhat annoying song, "Nth Degree" by Morningwood stuck in my head! I have no idea where it came from, but on my way to work, I heard it again on the radio!

Am I just insane, or do other people suffer from this too?
     
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Nov 14, 2005, 03:00 PM
 
No, no, you're not alone. Why just today I had Tom Lehrer's "Masochism Tango" stuck in my head.

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Nov 14, 2005, 03:05 PM
 
The "Gotta go to lunch" song.

Uhm, wait, no, it's not a song...

-t
     
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Nov 14, 2005, 03:25 PM
 
I think you are just insane.

     
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Nov 14, 2005, 03:27 PM
 
You are just insane, sorry.


     
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Nov 14, 2005, 03:27 PM
 
Feelin Hellagood by No Doubt
Going Under by Evanescence

Can't hear those on the radio without them sticking in my head
all day.
     
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Nov 14, 2005, 03:28 PM
 
Feelin Hellagood by No Doubt
Going Under by Evanescence

Can't hear those on the radio without them sticking in my head
all day.
     
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Nov 14, 2005, 03:28 PM
 
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Nov 14, 2005, 03:28 PM
 
triple post
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Nov 14, 2005, 03:28 PM
 
You are just insane, sorry.


     
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Nov 14, 2005, 03:31 PM
 
Going Under by Evanescence
Hellagood by No Doubt

and the one you guys posted with the video of the kid last year;
O Zone; Ma Ya Hi
     
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Nov 14, 2005, 03:32 PM
 
Going Under by Evanescence
Hellagood by No Doubt

and the one you guys posted with the video of the kid last year;
O Zone; Ma Ya Hi

(third attempt to post - somebody nudge the Hamster)
     
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Nov 14, 2005, 03:33 PM
 
double post
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Nov 14, 2005, 03:34 PM
 
Anytime a song is stuck in my head it's a really good song that I love, and it helps me live through the day because it's like a soundtrack to life.

Today it was Radiohead - "True Love Waits"
     
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Nov 14, 2005, 03:37 PM
 
Wow. Go go gadget multiposts!



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Nov 14, 2005, 03:42 PM
 
Sometimes I have songs stuck in my head which I then have to go play.
Sometimes I have songs stuck in my head which I then have to go write and record.

But the most annoying thing is demonstrated by "I Believe In A Thing Called Love" by "The Darkness". I'll get it stuck in my head. Then I'll have to go play it. But it's nowhere near as good in real life as it is in my head and the whole thing becomes a bit of a let-down. Annoying.
Been inclined to wander... off the beaten track.
That's where there's thunder... and the wind shouts back.
     
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Nov 14, 2005, 03:44 PM
 
Gorillaz - Feel good inc.

Hasn't failed in the last 4-5 days... hear it once.. and its in my head for hours. So annoying...

The other is Crazy Train.... THAT - I do like.
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Nov 14, 2005, 04:02 PM
 
I have "Broken Wings" by Mister Mister going through my head right now. My lord, my head is pounding.
     
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Nov 14, 2005, 04:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by andreas_g4
You are just insane, sorry.


Thats what I thought.

Seriously though, why is it that I have to hear the song over and over again to get it from repeating over and over in my head?
     
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Nov 14, 2005, 04:08 PM
 
Actually, you don't. There is the Ultimate Repeating Song Override Procedure (URSOP), which will absolutely destroy the song you currently have looping in your head, guaranteed. All you have to do is start singing the following phrase, and you will be cured:

"I'm 'Enery the 8th, I am; 'Enery the 8th I am, I am...."



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Nov 14, 2005, 04:47 PM
 
Originally Posted by G Barnett
Actually, you don't. There is the Ultimate Repeating Song Override Procedure (URSOP), which will absolutely destroy the song you currently have looping in your head, guaranteed. All you have to do is start singing the following phrase, and you will be cured:

"I'm 'Enery the 8th, I am; 'Enery the 8th I am, I am...."



G Barnett
Either that, or

"(Alalalalalong, alalalalalong-long-le-long-long-hey) push-it some mo-oore (alalalalalong, alalalalalong...)"

That's sure to kill off anything that was there before.

And if you cry out, it's gonna push some more.
     
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Nov 14, 2005, 06:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by analogika
"(Alalalalalong, alalalalalong-long-le-long-long-hey) push-it some mo-oore (alalalalalong, alalalalalong...)".


TEH EVIL !

-t
     
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Nov 14, 2005, 07:42 PM
 
Mahna Mahna...

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Nov 14, 2005, 07:58 PM
 
doot-doo-de-doodoot.
     
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Nov 14, 2005, 08:26 PM
 
These Words by Natasha Bedingfield.
     
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Nov 14, 2005, 09:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by analogika
"(Alalalalalong, alalalalalong-long-le-long-long-hey) push-it some mo-oore (alalalalalong, alalalalalong...)"
That song won't work. It got stuck in my head in the past, and I had to listen to it a lot to get rid of it. Plus, it's a song that weirds me out for some reason...
     
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Nov 14, 2005, 09:43 PM
 
Originally Posted by misc
Mahna Mahna...
do do dododo...
     
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Nov 14, 2005, 09:49 PM
 
And learn to fly again
And learn to live so free
And when we hear the voices sing
The book of love will open up
And let us in.

Arrghhhh...(chorus)...arrggghh!
     
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Nov 14, 2005, 09:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by gururafiki
That song won't work. It got stuck in my head in the past, and I had to listen to it a lot to get rid of it.
O RLY?

(Did you even read the rest of my post after that?)
     
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Nov 14, 2005, 09:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by analogika
O RLY?

(Did you even read the rest of my post after that?)
lol, yes. I'm telling you though, that song won't work! That song has the extra risk of getting stuck in my head again. Not sure I want that...
     
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Nov 14, 2005, 10:17 PM
 
Cure #1: "It's A Small World" Just sing the refrain a couple of times, and whatever other song was stuck in your head is completely gone! May cause side effects.

Cure #2: Find the correct version of the song that's stuck. It doesn't eliminate the song, but at least you can get a good use out of having it stuck there.

Cure #3: Discuss the song that's stuck in your head with someone while they play something completely different loud enough to be annoying. This usually also causes headaches, but it helps with the song.

"Masochism Tango?" The original version, right? I've heard a recent cover, and it doesn't do it justice. But anyway, I perfer "Poisoning Pigeons In The Park" over most of Tom's work.

Glenn -----OTR/L, MOT, Tx
     
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Nov 14, 2005, 10:20 PM
 
Imagine you would have the habit that you had to complete any song started… That must be cruel.
     
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Nov 15, 2005, 12:22 AM
 
If I Could - Jack Johnson

My best friend passed away on 10/28, 2 days before his daughter turned 3 weeks old. This was the song that immediately began playing over and over again in my head... until I finally had to play it.

It's nice to have such a perfect song to play to remind me of him.
     
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Nov 15, 2005, 01:07 AM
 
I've had Wolf Parade's "You Are A Runner And I Am My Father's Son" in my head all day.

It made for some funky dance moves.



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Nov 15, 2005, 03:11 AM
 
Originally Posted by gururafiki
lol, yes. I'm telling you though, that song won't work! That song has the extra risk of getting stuck in my head again. Not sure I want that...
And I'm telling you: That was the point of my post.
     
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Nov 15, 2005, 03:19 AM
 
Haviang a 2 year old in the house who likes to listen to the same song over and over and over over and over and over over and over and over over and over and over over and over and over over and over and over over and over and over over and over and over over and over and over over and over and over over and over and over over and over and over over and over and over over and over and over over and over and over over and over and over over and over and over over and over and over over and over and over over and over and over over and over and over over and over and over over and over and over over and over and over over and over and over over and over and over over and over and over over and over and over over and over and over over and over and over, I have had a few stuck in my head. Some of her toys play classical music, and I don't mind when I get a tune like that stuck in my head. It used to get really bugged when I'd get a Raffi song stuck in my head, but I learned the best way to get rid of it is to embrace it and actually hum the tune for a while. Before I know it, it is gone and replaced by some random classical song from one of her toys.
     
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Nov 15, 2005, 04:20 AM
 
Getting a song stuck in my head happens to me all the time.

Now playing in my brain: Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine

Been there for the last week.
     
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Nov 15, 2005, 05:18 AM
 
I used to get stuck with this song: "Can't get it out of my head", by ELO.
It's a very good dark tune about similar effect, check it out...
     
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Nov 15, 2005, 08:08 AM
 
Duff beer for me
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I'll have a duff
You have one too.

Duff beer for me
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Duff beer for me
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Duff beer for me
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Duff beer for me
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Duff beer for me
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Nov 15, 2005, 10:03 AM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter
Cure #1: "It's A Small World" Just sing the refrain a couple of times, and whatever other song was stuck in your head is completely gone! May cause side effects.

Cure #2: Find the correct version of the song that's stuck. It doesn't eliminate the song, but at least you can get a good use out of having it stuck there.

Cure #3: Discuss the song that's stuck in your head with someone while they play something completely different loud enough to be annoying. This usually also causes headaches, but it helps with the song.

"Masochism Tango?" The original version, right? I've heard a recent cover, and it doesn't do it justice. But anyway, I perfer "Poisoning Pigeons In The Park" over most of Tom's work.
Aye, the original version. Grew up listening to Tom on my dad's reel-to-reel rig, so I know most of the songs by heart. And yeah, Pigeons is a better song overall, but somthing about the Tango lends itself to getting easily stuck in my head.

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Nov 15, 2005, 10:45 AM
 
Originally Posted by MacPoker101
I used to get stuck with this song: "Can't get it out of my head", by ELO.
It's a very good dark tune about similar effect, check it out...
Then of course there's "Can't Get You Out of My Head" by Kylie...
     
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Nov 15, 2005, 11:04 AM
 
I hum the theme tune to "The A Team" and it gets any song out of my head.

Nah nah nahhh, n n nah!
     
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Nov 15, 2005, 02:08 PM
 
Originally Posted by analogika
And I'm telling you: That was the point of my post.
Sorry, I was a little "dense" yesterday with that song stuck in my head.
     
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Originally Posted by gururafiki
Sorry, I was a little "dense" yesterday with that song stuck in my head.
     
   
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