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Earworms

Doctor, am I mad or is this just a sign of old age? I keep getting these tunes in my head (not even good ones), and they don't leave me. It's not just Earworms I'm suffering from though, but Tourettes Earworms. As soon as it's in there it has to come out verbally. Here are the ones that are causing me trouble at the moment:
- Karl Howman's classic, 'Oi have you sussed new Windowlene Plus'.
- Ben Stiller's 'Mr Moose likes to say good words' from Meet the Fockers.
- Badger, Badger, Mushroom.

These will usually be preceded by a burst of Gilbert and Sullivan. 'I have a song to sing, you - sing me your song then'.

Can you help me, doc?

Comments

  • sing three lions to yourself.
  • Hum the tune out loud and it will go from your head.

    Seriously, it works.
  • 'Hey Jealousy' by the Gin Blossoms - absolutely corking track, but the most adhesive long lived earworm imaginable. What's really bugging me is I barely recall any of the lyrics, save for something about the "...Cops chase us around..."
    3 weeks now muttering some unintelligible drivel to something like the tune, ad nauseam repeating "Hey, Jealousy... Hey jealousy"
    Try it, you'll like it.
  • Someone’s knocking at the door...
    Somebody’s ringing the bell.....
  • It's magic you know
    Never believe it's not so
  • cafctom said:

    Someone’s knocking at the door...
    Somebody’s ringing the bell.....

    Are they wearing white coats ?

  • cafctom said:

    Someone’s knocking at the door...
    Somebody’s ringing the bell.....

    Along the same line we have, "I'm thinking about my doorbell, when you gonna ring it" in our house. I fact for a short while we had a programmable doorbell and that was the tune of choice.
  • bobmunro said:

    Hum the tune out loud and it will go from your head.

    Seriously, it works.


    Well, I'll give it a go but I'm sceptical.
  • cafctom said:

    Someone’s knocking at the door...
    Somebody’s ringing the bell.....

    My kids sing that every morning when the Postie comes and if I am home I can’t get it out of my head for hrs


    To the point where I sing it with them
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  • Barbara Streisand?
  • This thread has come in the nick of time because for some reason I’ve been singing Aqua’s classic ‘Barbie Girl’ since about dinnertime. Nothing wrong with that I guess unless it happens to be on the landings of a High Security prison. No wonder the cons think I’m a bit odd.
  • I’m going to throw “Hey Jude” into the mix. One that just won’t go away.
  • Earworms were invented by adults to encourage children to bathe/wash themselves.
    You can google it and everything
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